Announcing July 9-11, 2019
Breakthrough Basketball Shooting, Ball Handling & Finishing Camp in Traverse City, Michigan!
DATES:July 9 - July 11, 2019
AGE GROUP:Grade 7-12, Boys & Girls
COST: $225
We're pleased to announce that we have arranged for Jason Kent to come to Traverse City, Michigan to run a 3-day skill development camp. This is a hybrid of our popular "Shooting" and "Ball handling & Finishing" Camps.
We will work on the foundation of shooting, developing a quick release, and shooting off the catch.
We will work on ball handling drills to beat your defender off the dribble, and finishing moves to become crafty around the rim.
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What Players Will Learn
What will players get out of the camp?
We will focus on confidence, mental toughness, hard work, smart work, and other intangibles to develop great shooters & ball handlers.

Foundation of Shooting

This is the first step in becoming a great shooter. Some players will progress through this stage quickly, while others will need to spend a bit more time to correct some bad habits. You will also learn:
How your stance could actually be causing your shot to go left and right and how to fix it.
Why the parallel stance may not be the right fit for you.
How your legs and not just your follow through can actually cause a flat shot.
The proper release point and follow through.
How inflexibility in your legs can affect your shot in a negative way.
Learn the Steve Nash adjustment that allows players to shoot accurately from further distances.

Shooting Off of the Catch

After we have built a great shooting foundation, we will progress to shooting off of the catch. You will learn:
How to make your shot quicker.
The mentality to making your shot quicker.
The proper body position for every shot off of the catch.
The proper footwork for different situations during the game.
The proper hand position to create consistency and accuracy.
How to pull up out of the fast break.

Learn Advanced Shooting Techniques Used by the Pros

You will learn the keys to a quick release used by the pros such as Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. You will learn the Michael Jordan 1-2 step used to create space and hit the open jumper.
You will learn the details required to be successful with these advanced moves. If you're not ready for the advanced moves yet, we have a system set up that will progress players at the proper rates.


An elite player needs to be crafty around the rim especially against bigger defenders. Learn how to attack their weakness and put them in foul trouble and get to the foul line
You will be taught a move that will take away the defenderís momentum in transition to create space to finish at the rim
Develop body control while attacking the basket, stopping on a dime and finishing through contact

Improve Your Ball Handling

During the camp you'll receive both instruction and intense training to develop exceptional ball handling skills and dribbling moves.
Proper progressions for the dribble moves
We will break down how to effectively progress through dribble moves. Learn these vital progressions that most trainers skip that result in poorly executed dribble moves.
6 things you need to know to be a great ball handler.
You can be an extremely effective ball handler by knowing and practicing six things. Most players and coaches make things too complicated. But dribbling effectively is simple. You don't need lots of moves. You just need EFFECTIVE moves.
How to be more effective with your dribble
In today's game, so many players misuse the dribble. They use it and lose their advantage against the defense. We will teach them how to effectively use the dribble and cover more space with fewer dribbles at faster pace.
Develop an explosive first step to create space and transitioning into your shot
Players usually don't work on this, but this is one of the most deadly weapons in the game of basketball. Due to our background in athletic development, we will incorporate speed drills that will make them faster and quicker with and without the ball.
Learn how to properly pick up the basketball and how doing it the wrong way could be causing your shot to miss to the left and the right.
Learn how the pace of the dribble can make your shot quicker.
Learn how to properly execute the sweep and step through to create space from your defender.
Learn the mentality needed to have a successful pull up jump shot and how the wrong mentality can be easily defended.
Coach Profile
Coach Profile - Jason Kent
For nearly 21 years, Jason Kent has coached and trained student athletes at all levels of competition as a head coach and assistant menís basketball coach in the NCAA, NAIA, AAU basketball and boysí high school basketball. More than 20 of his former student athletes have moved on to play professional basketball.
Coach Kent specializes in recruitment, player development, mentoring, and strength & conditioning. By instilling hard work ethic, determination and discipline in his coaching and training technique, Jason is known for his ability to maximize abilities and propel students to their full athletic potential. Coach Kent is a Gold license USA Basketball Coach and is partnered with the Jr. NBA. "My goal is to ensure that the athletes who decide to train with Next LEVEL 24 are developed into players who make an impact on their teams." Says Coach Kent.
Jason serves as the head coach for Next Level 24ís AAU boysí basketball team and the NextLEVEL 24 International Team. Jason and his wife Anna have two children; Jayson and Janae.
Camp Details
Camp Details
Tuesday July 9, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday July 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The camp is for boys and girls from 7th grade to 12th grade.
Camp attendees can get a 10-15% discount by using this link and booking any hotel owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group (Days Inn, Ramada, Baymont, Microtel, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Traveloge, Knights Inn and Wingate).
Each session is limited to 80 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement
Traverse City Central High School
1150 Milliken Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
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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 Jason Kent, 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.