Learn the fundamentals while having fun at our "Littles" Camp for K - 4th grades in Durango, Colorado!

DATES:April 21 - May 19, 2020
AGE GROUP:
Session 1: Grade K to 1, Boys and Girls
Session 2: Grade 2 to 4, Boys and Girls
COST: $165 $132 (Sign up before February 16th and receive 20% off!)
We're excited to provide this 5 day youth camp in Durango, Colorado that focuses on giving your little baller the essential drills and instruction to build a foundation on how to play the game of basketball.
Learn the necessary warm up, dribbling, passing, footwork, finishing moves & foundational shooting drills all while having FUN.
Ball is not life. We’ll also talk to the kids about gratitude, attitude, kindness, success, etc.
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What Players Will Learn

What will players get out of the camp?

  • You will learn dynamic stretching that will improve coordination, core strength and flexibility while working on sports-specific movements.
  • Improve your ball handling skills with Maravich Drills
  • Partner Passing drills to learn the proper chest pass, bounce pass, flick air pass, etc.
  • Learn the proper shooting mechanics, release to finish while shooting close to the rim
  • Have fun while playing monkey in the middle, dribble tag, sharks & minnows, etc.
  • You will learn and improve your dribbling, passing, shooting form, lay-up form, and agility to take your game to the next level.

    Ball Handling

  • Be able to control and have a better feel for the basketball. Dribble with eyes up to have great court vision
  • Stationary ball handling routine that improve rhythm, feel, and coordination with the basketball
  • The ability to change speeds and directions to create separation and advantages
  • Shooting

  • How to position your feet and align your body to increase the chance of shooting the ball straight
  • A form shooting routine that almost every great shooter has utilized that can be done at home
  • Proper footwork and how to develop a quick release
  • Proper shooting hand and off-hand placement
  • Lay Ups / Finishing

  • Finishing techniques used to reduce turnovers and make more shots
  • 1 on 1 finishing drills that ingrain good habits while competing in a fun way
  • Passing

  • The ability to throw passes on target and on time
  • Using pass fakes to not telegraph your passes
  • Catch in triple threat position for an aggressive mindset
  • Footwork

  • How to use your feet to gain a better position to score from almost anywhere on the floor
  • Understand the importance of beating a defender with your feet and creating separation with the dribble
  • Learning the footwork will lessen travels and help to create separation
  • Defense

  • Learn proper defensive stance and footwork to keep the offensive player in front of you
  • Games

    Kids will also get a chance to play some fun games during these sessions. Monkey in the Middle, King of the Court, Musical Basketballs just to name a few.

    Who Can Participate?

    This 5-week camp is for Kindergarten through 4th grades, ages will be separated into two different sessions. See below while registering your son/daughter. Please note this camp is not for advanced 4th graders. Please refer to our Essentials and Elite Youth Scoring camps.
    Coach Profile

    Coach Profile - Brice Searles

    Coach Searles is a Breakthrough Basketball veteran, having been with us for the last 5 years! Brice is currently working for the Durango 9R School District in Durango, Colorado . He works at both Park Elementary and Florida Mesa Elementary Schools as a special education paraprofessional. Brice has worked in Special Education for over 22 years. He finds serving students and others with special needs very rewarding and fulfilling. He also coaches at St. Columba Catholic School.
    Brice spent 6 years with the Los Angeles Lakers Summer Youth Camps, 2 years at the Michael Jordan Flight School, Snow Valley Basketball School and University Of Colorado Summer Basketball Camps.
    Coach Searles won back to back 4A Alaska State Basketball Championships in 1996-97 and again in 1997-98 with former NBA Star Carlos Boozer.
    As a player, he attended Cabrillo Senior High School in Lompoc, California where he was the Northern Scoring Champion, 2nd Team All-C.I.F. and went on a scholarship to Gonzaga University back in 1977. Brice then went on to play in the Denver Pro Am league before playing professionally in Quito, Ecuador for 3 years with LaSalle and Liga Deportiva.
    We love Coach Searles because of his commitment to the players. He routinely goes above the call of duty to ensure every player understands the intricacies of the game. Simple things like this go a long way in boosting a players confidence.
    Camp Details

    Camp Details

    WHEN:

    K to 1st grade
    Tuesday April 21, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Tuesday April 28, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Tuesday May 12, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    2nd to 4th grade
    Tuesday April 21, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Tuesday April 28, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Tuesday May 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

    AGE CATEGORY:

    The camp is for boys and girls from K to 4th grade.

    TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION:

    Camp attendees will receive a 10-15% discount on any hotel owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group (Days Inn, Ramada, Baymont, Microtel, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn and Wingate).

    A coupon code will be emailed to you after registration.

    PLAYER LIMIT:

    Each session is limited to 30 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement

    WHERE:

    Durango Recreation Center
    2700 Main Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301

    COST:

    $165 $132 (Sign up before February 16th and receive 20% off!)
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    Observing Coaches

    Observing Coaches

    Coaches can attend for free by working the camp. Email us if you're interested in helping with the camp.
    Otherwise there is a $97 fee to attend as an "observing coach". You will get to learn new drills and techniques from Brice Searles, just like all the players and other coaches in attendance. Visit this link to reserve your spot as an observing coach. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us or request a phone call.