Essential Youth Skills & Decision Making Camp Coming to Woodridge, Illinois!
June 4 - 6, 2019
DATES:June 4 - June 6, 2019
AGE GROUP:Grade 4-9, Boys & Girls
COST: $195 $156 (20% early bird discount expires April 14th!)
We're excited to provide this 3 day youth and middle school camp in Woodridge, Illinois that focuses on developing the complete player. You will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, and other essential skills to become a great a basketball player.
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What Players Will Learn
What will players get out of the camp?
  • You will learn the techniques and skill needed to become a great shooter.
  • You will learn the essential skills to becoming a great ball handlerů no fluff.
  • You will learn how to make more lay ups.
  • You will learn how to become a defensive stopper and rebounding machine.
  • You will learn the critical components of basketball IQ required to become a great offensive player from an individual and team aspect.
  • We will teach you all of the critical skills and concepts that coaches love and help players excel.

    Ball Handling

  • Stationary ball handling routine that improve rhythm, feel, and coordination with the basketball.
  • Dribbles move to help you blow by the defense at will.
  • Critical progressions to ensure that your dribble moves are effective and explosive.
  • 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.
  • How to shoot game shots from game spots at game speeds.
  • 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.
  • Offense

  • How to cut and get open. You will learn v-cuts, basket cuts, l-cuts, backdoor cuts, and more.
  • How to attack down screens, back screens, and more.
  • Defense and Rebounding

  • How to improve quickness and play better on-ball defense.
  • How to improve speed with hip-turns, push step, and better movement fundamentals.
  • 5 fundamental keys to effective close-outs.
  • How position away from the ball and be a great team defensive player.
  • How to effectively box out your man every time.
  • Footwork

  • How to use your feet to gain a better position to score from almost anywhere on the floor.
  • How to utilize front pivots, reverse pivots, step throughs, sweeps, drop steps, and hops to make you an elite player.
  • Passing

  • Improve hand eye-coordination and passing skills with the Steve Nash passing series.
  • Competitive passing drills to develop game-like passing with head and pass fakes.
  • Competitive Play and Controlled Scrimmages

    Players will also get to take the skills they practiced and apply them in a game setting. This is fun and intense.
    The games are set up, so the players have to give maximum effort and execute proper fundamentals. Players earn points for proper play and are deducted points for poor effort and execution.

    Who Can Participate?

    This camp is for boys & girls 4th-9th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated.
    Coach Profile
    Coach Profile - Justin Bowen
    Justin is the Founder & CEO of GOAT Sports Academy in Chicago.
    Coaching & training different AAU Teams throughout Chicago as well as the Whitney Dolphins, Justin has helped more than 25 players received scholarships offers from Division 1 schools. His mantra, "If it doesn't challenge you, It doesn't change you" is something he frequently uses to drive his players to excellence on the basketball court and through life.
    Coach Bowen just recently won the 2017 4A Boys State Championship as Associate Head Coach for the Whitney Young Dolphins and runner up in 2018!
    Coach Bowen played his college ball at University of Illinois at Chicago and spent time with both the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls after graduation.
    Camp Details
    Camp Details
    WHEN:
    Tuesday June 4, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Wednesday June 5, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Thursday June 6, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    AGE CATEGORY:
    The camp is for boys and girls from 4th grade to 9th grade.
    TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION:
    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).
    PLAYER LIMIT:
    Each session is limited to 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement
    WHERE:
    Woodridge Park District Athletic Recreation Center
    8201 S. Janes Avenue
    Woodridge, IL 60517
    COST:
    $195 $156 (20% early bird discount expires April 14th!)
    Register Before April 14 & Save 20%
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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 Justin Bowen, 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.