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

Camps > Missouri > Kansas City > June2023KansasCityLittlesCamp
DATES:June 20 - June 22, 2023
Session 1: Grade K to 1, Boys and Girls
Session 2: Grade 2 to 4, Boys and Girls
COST: $165
We're excited to provide this 3 day youth camp in Kansas City, Missouri 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. Well 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 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 Ball Handling & Scoring camps.
    Coach Profile

    Coach Profile - Jason Holzer

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    Coach Jason Holzer is a Breakthrough Basketball Camp veteran, having coached with us for the last 6 years.
    He is currently the Middle School Basketball Coach and Coordinator of Basketball Operations at St. Therese North School in Kansas City.
    Hes also coached at Shawnee Mission West (a 6a school in Kansas), as well as with MoKan (a Nike-sponsored AAU program out of Kansas City).
    Simply put, Coach Holzer knows how to run his camps to maximize skill development.
    And thats no accident considering that hes learned from the best, including:
    University of Kansas Coach Bill Self
    Breakthrough Basketball Elite Skill Development Coach Jim Huber
    We love the passion and energy that Coach Holzer brings to each session, and we know you will, too!
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    Camp Details

    Camp Details


    K to 1st grade
    Tuesday June 20, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Wednesday June 21, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Thursday June 22, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    2nd to 4th grade
    Tuesday June 20, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Wednesday June 21, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Thursday June 22, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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


    Each session is limited to 20 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement


    St. Therese North School
    7277 MO-9
    Kansas City, MO 64152


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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 Jason Holzer, 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.