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3-Day Shooting, Ball handling & Finishing Camp in
Lubbock, Texas June 26 - 28, 2018
Elite Skills Coach Jonathan Bluitt!
This is a hybrid of our popular "Shooting" and "Ball handling & Finishing" Camps.
With this 3 day camp in Lubbock, Texas...
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.
In additional to all of this, we will focus on confidence, mental toughness, hard work, smart work, and other intangibles to develop great shooters & ball handlers. .
Here are a few things that you will learn at the camp:
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.
Who Can Participate?
This camp is for boys & girls 5th-12th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated.
Who is Jonathan Bluitt?
Jonathan Bluitt a 4 time high school state basketball champion from OKC McGuinness from 1998 to 2001. Bluitt also played for Athletes First and was the main catalyst for leading Athletes First to its 1st Nike Super Showcase in Orlando, Florida. From there Bluitt took his savvy skills and leadership abilities to Bridgton Academy, being one of the 1st guys out of Oklahoma City to explore the postgraduate experience.
As a collegiate player, Bluitt was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner from 2002 to 2006. Bluitt helped guide Oral Roberts University to a pair of Mid-Continent Conference regular-season Titles, a Mid-Continent Tournament Championship, NIT appearance and the 2006 NCAA Tournament.
Bluitt led the Mid- Continent in assist 3 out of the 4 seasons he played also ranks 2nd as the all time assist leader at Oral Roberts University.
Some of Coach Jonathan Bluitt's coaching credentials include:
- Two years as a graduate assistant under Scott Sutton at Oral Roberts University, where he assisted the coaching staff with player development as well as helping with scouting reports for the opposing team.
- Two years as a JUCO men's assistant at Western Texas College. During his two years at Western Texas College, Jonathan helped coach the team to their first conference tournament in 21 years, since the NolanRichardson era.
- Bluitt has helped with the coaching duties of Athletes first; which is one of the nationís top AAU elite programs in the country. As well as assistant coaching duties with the Oklahoma Storm (home school) leading the Storm to a Gold Ball Championship and Tulsa Noah.
- Bluitt has worked multiple basketball camps such as the Harlem Globetrotter camp, Kansas University, Oklahoma State University, Oral Roberts University and Oklahoma Christian University.
- He has developed and trained a number of pros as well as some of the top prep basketball players throughout the country.
- Jonathan is a specialist in developing basketball players and inspiring each individual to improve in dribbling, shooting, creating space from the defender and much much more!!!
Tuesday June 26, 2018 -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 27, 2018 -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday June 28, 2018 -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Each session is limited to 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement
The camp is SOLD OUT!
Apex Event Center
7806 County Road 7050
Lubbock, TX 79407
Travel and Accommodation Options
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, Travelodge, Knights Inn and Wingate). Find a nearby Wyndham hotel and get the Breakthrough Basketball discount.