Elite Youth Scoring & Playmaking Camp
Fargo, North Dakota!
June 4 - 6, 2019
DATES:June 4 - June 6, 2019
AGE GROUP:Grade 4-9, Boys & Girls
COST: $245 $196 (Sign up before April 14th and receive 20% off!)
We're pleased to announce that we have arranged for Nick Smith to come to Fargo, North Dakota to run a 3-day skill development camp for youth and middle school players. This is a youth and middle school camp for players looking to develop an advanced scoring and playmaking skill set.
You improve your shooting, ball handling, passing, athleticism footwork, decision-making, and 1 on 1 moves to take your game to the next level.
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What Players Will Learn
What will players get out of the camp?
You will improve your shooting, ball handling, passing, athleticism footwork, decision-making, and 1 on 1 moves to take your game to the next level.
You will learn:
  • Game like shooting drills to drive up your shooting percentage.
  • How to create more uncontested shots with dribble moves that create at least 2-3 feet of separation from your defender.
  • Advanced hand-eye coordination and ball handling drills that will accelerate your feel for the basketball. These drills will make dribbling during game situations feel easy.
  • How to develop an explosive first step. This is probably one of the most important aspects of being a playmaker, but it is rarely broken down and taught properly. Learn about the proper shin angle, head position, shoulder position, and hip position.
  • Advanced finishing moves will be taught, such as finishing with the inside hand, wrong/goofy foot, taking away defenders angle by using the rim and making a defender go through you to get a traditional 3 point play.
  • Critical components of basketball IQ required to become a great offensive player from an individual and team aspect.
  • How the top pros create advantages which allow them to make plays for themselves and their teammates.
Here are some of the topics covered throughout the camp:

Ball handling

  • Stationary ball handling routine that improve rhythm, feel, and coordination with the basketball.
  • Live ball moves to help you blow by the defense at will. You will learn how to shift (or setup) the defender with your body and feet.
  • Critical progressions to ensure that your dribble moves are effective and explosive.
  • How to stay in attack mode, dictate the tempo, and control the defense.
  • 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.
  • Finishing

  • Finishing techniques used to reduce turnovers, finish over larger players in the paint, and make more shots.
  • How to finish through contact.
  • 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.
  • Attacking down screens, back screens, and more.
  • How to score and make plays using ball screens. Learn how to run defenders into screens and make lightning quick decisions.
  • How to use dribble hand off actions to attack the defense and put them in a constant disadvantage.
  • Footwork

  • How to use your feet to gain a better position to score from almost anywhere on the floor.
  • 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 that make players like Chris Paul one of the best playmakers in the game.
  • Competitive passing drills to develop game-like passing with head and pass fakes.
  • How to be strong and pass out of double teams and traps.
  • Competitive Play and Controlled Scrimmages

    Players will also get to take the skills they practiced and apply them in a game setting. This is a way fun to improve through competition.
    The games are set up, so the players have to give maximum effort and execute proper fundamentals. Point systems are set up, so players develop great habits that will help them succeed at the next level.

    Who Can Participate?

    This camp is for both boys & girls 4th-9th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated.
    Coach Profile
    Coach Profile - Nick Smith
    Coach Nicholas Smith is in his fifth season as assistant coach for Southwest Minnesota State Men's Basketball.
    In 2016-17, SMSU had one of its best seasons in school history, tying a school record with 28 victories, while capturing the NSIC South Division and NSIC Tournament championships. SMSU also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history, before losing to eventual national champion Northwest Missouri State in the region championship.
    Prior to joining the coaching staff, Smith completed a standout four-year playing career at SMSU (2010-14) and ranks as one of the best players in program history. Smith closed his career appearing in 117 games with 101 starts and was a member of SMSUís 2012 NSIC tournament championship team and NCAA tournament team. His name is all over the program record book, as he ranks first in career blocked shots (174), fourth in field goal pct. (54.4), fifth in rebounds (712), ninth in field goals made (481) and 10th in points (1,192).
    Smith, a two-time All-NSIC second team honoree, he was also named CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2014 and twice was named the SMSU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
    Smith is a 2014 graduate of SMSU with a degree in sports management and finance. He is pursuing his masterís degree at SMSU.
    Camp Details
    Camp Details
    WHEN:
    Tuesday June 4th, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Wednesday June 5th, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Thursday June 6th, 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:
    Courts Plus
    3491 S University Dr
    Fargo, ND 58104
    COST:
    $245 $196 (Sign up before April 14th 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 Nick Smith, 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.