Announcing Breakthrough Basketball Scoring & Offensive Skills Camp in Orland Park, Illinois September - October, 2023!

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DATES:September 10 - October 15, 2023
Session 1: Grade 6 to 8, Boys and Girls
Session 2: Grade 9 to 12, Boys and Girls
COST: $245
This specialized 6-week camp will give you the drills and instruction you need to become an elite level scorer.
Go into season ready to increase your shooting percentage and range with better mechanics and more confidence in your shot. You will also be more difficult to guard with added dribble and finishing moves.
These are the secrets perfected by the world’s greatest shooters, and now they’re yours as part of the 6-week Scoring & Offensive Skills Camp.
Each week, the workout will be different and we will provide you with workouts you can take home. By the end of the session, you will have a comprehensive workout program to help you work on your own.
We have designed advanced workouts that vary each week to maximize improvement and prevent boredom. We will even give you work out sheets and drill diagrams so you can easily do these workouts at home.
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What Players Will Learn

What will players get out of the camp?

  • Shooting fundamentals that will quickly boost your FG and FT % (stance, release point, hand position and follow through)
  • Constructing your killer crossover to blow by defenders
  • A rarely taught shooting adjustment that extends your shooting range while staying highly accurate
  • Sneaky finishing moves perfected by the pros (so you stop getting blocked)
  • Common mistakesthat limit players’ offensive abilities (and quick fixes for each)
  • Finishing at the basket through contact (even against bigger, stronger players)
  • How to develop a quicker shot releaseto get better looks and avoid getting blocked
  • Techniques for creating space so you get more clean looks at the basket
  • How to change directionwith your dribble to get separation
  • Pro-level secrets to shooting off the dribble
  • Catch-and-shoot fundamentals for varying game situations
  • Keys to protecting the ball under pressure
  • The “shooter’s mentality” that will immediately give you a psychological edge in every situation
We use a “Progressions”-based approach to ensure all players establish a strong foundation before moving into more complex drills.
This allows each player to move forward at the appropriate speed for their age and skill level.

Preseason Basketball Skills Workouts

We will focus on confidence, mental toughness, hard work, intelligent planning, and other intangibles to develop great shooters & ball handlers.


The secrets to shooting at an Elite Level. The tips, the workouts, the drills and the teaching points to a quick, consistent high release shot. You will also learn:
  • The proper mechanics that lead to great shooting. Establishing a ball line, proper hand placement, correct alignment of the shooting shoulder and hip, the secret to a great follow-through, proper foot placement and footwork.
  • How to get open and how to be prepared for the shot before the ball arrives. How to steal “half seconds” that make the difference between good shooters and GREAT shooters.
  • Secrets to constructing workouts that build Elite 180 Shooters (50% from the field overall, 40% from the 3 pt line and 90% from the Free throw line – creating a 180 Level Shooter)
  • The Mental side of shooting will also be a part of the training. How to handle the pressure of being a go to shooter. How Elite Shooters prepare mentally for big games, and deal with the results.
  • The footwork of the best shooters in the game. Steph Curry escape 3’s. Kemba Walker off the dribble series. Donovan Mitchell step backs. You will learn how the pros separate from defenders to get easy looks. Footwork is fundamental, and it will be covered in depth.


Players will learn a multitude of different finishes and ways to score around the basket and in the lane. We will go into the footwork and finishes that made Michael Porter Jr of the Denver Nuggets a deadly high school finisher. You will learn:
  • How to use the Euro Step to get around defenders and score, and how to adapt it into Euro Floaters and Runners. We will also teach the “goofy foot” Euro that Luka Doncic, Russell Westbrook and James Harden use to score easy buckets.
  • We will teach “the Rondo” finish that leaves defenders flying by like paratroopers in the air.
  • Also covered, the “Pro Hop”, jump hook finishes, The Reverse, and the Floater, can add 6 to 8 points a game.
  • You will be taught a move that will take away the defender’s 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. You will learn:
  • The 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 a 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 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 setup that will progress players at the proper rates.

These 6 weeks will help you get ready for tryouts. Here are an additional 8 tips to get you ready:

  • Do what you do well
  • Hustle! Hustle! Hustle!
  • Don’t be just one of the guys in the crowd - Make a great first impression
  • Avoid the amazing play mentality. Do something that makes you stand out in a positive way
  • Don’t be shy – Talk to the coaches before tryouts
  • Be a great teammate – Great attitude and sportsmanship

Here’s What Attendees Have To Say:

“Watching my son’s confidence increase as he began shooting from pre-camp to post-camp was amazing to watch. He learned great skills to practice before moving into JV ball”
- Mark P., Lansing, MI
“Thank you for sparking the fire in my kids to not only be great players, but also great individuals and team players. Coach was amazing and we appreciate you finding coaches like him. I’ve never seen my son smile so much while doing basketball”
- Carrie H., San Angelo, TX
“My daughter was really nervous about this camp because she wasn’t sure if…she’d be as good as everyone else. She came home so tired every day but was so excited about what she learned. She’s excited to keep practicing. Thank you for an awesome experience.”
- Kim B., Knoxville, TN
“Amazing camp! Love the positivity and the drills were great. Coach gave them great talks about being good people, too! We will be back!”
- Kerri D., Lenexa, KS

Spots Are Limited

We’re committed to giving you the most personal attention, reps and opportunity for improvement during this camp.
For that reason, spots are very limited.
If you’re ready to take your offensive game to the next level, we encourage you to reserve your spot while they’re still available.

After You Register

Once you enter your initial registration information at the bottom of the page, you’ll be taken to the payment page to complete the sign up process.
Your spot will be immediately reserved once payment is made.
Then check your email in 10-15 minutes for a Welcome Message with all the information you need to set your child up for success at camp.

What’s Your “Why”?

Every player has their own unique motivations and goals for attending a Breakthrough camp, including:
  • Getting more playing time
  • Stepping into shots with confidence
  • Making the “A” team
  • Increasing your scoring average
  • Higher FG and FT %
  • Making teams pay for leaving you open
  • Loving the game more than ever as you see yourself succeed.
What are YOUR biggest motivations?
When you come to camp focused on what you want to achieve, you put yourself in the best position to succeed.
No matter what your goals are, the Shooting and Offensive Skills Camp can help you achieve them.
Coach Profile

Coach Profile - Justin Bowen

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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
Coach Justin Bowen frequently uses this mantra to drive his players to excellence both on and off the court. And it works!
His Whitney Young teams won the 2017 4A Boys State Championship and they were the runner-up in 2018 with Coach Bowen serving as Associate Head Coach.
Along with being the Founder and CEO of GOAT Sports Academy in Chicago, he’s currently Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago.
Players love learning from him because they know he’s played at the highest levels, having played at the University of Illinois at Chicago and spending time with the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls after graduation.
Parents and players also love the way he mixes motivation with encouragement, so that players leave with major breakthroughs in skills AND confidence.
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Camp Details

Camp Details


6th to 8th grade
Sunday September 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sunday September 17, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sunday September 24, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sunday October 1, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sunday October 8, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sunday October 15, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

9th to 12th grade
Sunday September 10, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday September 17, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday September 24, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday October 1, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday October 8, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday October 15, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


The camp is for boys and girls from 6th grade to 12th grade.


Each session is limited to 35 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement


Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 W. 159th St.
Orland Park, IL 60467


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Observing Coaches

Observing Coaches

Coaches can attend for free by working the camp. Email us with your coaching/playing experience 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.
This fee is not necessary for parents or individuals of paid campers.