Announcing Breakthrough Basketball Shooting & Ball Handling Camp In Merrill, Oregon From June 25-27, 2024!

Camps > Oregon > June2024MerrillScoringCamp

DATES:June 25 - June 27, 2024
AGE GROUP:Grade 7 to 12, Boys and Girls
COST: $295
Develop high-level scoring moves that will keep defenders off-balance and give yourself the advantage no matter where you are on the floor.
This intensive camp teaches you the pillars to becoming a complete offensive player who can score at will against even the tightest defenses.
Whether you’re looking to dominate the competition or simply make the team, this camp will take your game to the next level before next season starts.
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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 mistakes that 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 release to get better looks and avoid getting blocked
  • Techniques for creating space so you get more clean looks at the basket
  • How to change direction with 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 while incorporating complex drills for advanced players.
This ensures all age levels and skill levels are challenged appropriately.

Topics Covered In Camp

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

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 a little 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 make 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 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.
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 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.

Here’s What Attendees Have To Say:

“Loved it. It really helped my son see that it takes a lot of hard work and practice to be great not just in sports but life as well. The coaches did a great job instilling those values.”
- Steve M., Olathe, KS
“I enjoyed the way the coaches were very engaging with the kids. Indicating specific examples of how and why to do things. My son loved it! As a parent, I was glad to see coaches that would take time to work with athletes to perform drills correctly instead of watching them do the drills incorrectly.”
- Bryan T., Marion, IA
“My son said the coach was exactly the kind of coach you hope to have. Not too mean and not too nice…just firm and positive!”
- Mia B., Marion, IA

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
  • Feeling confident even against stiff competition
  • Protecting the ball and lowering turnovers
  • Finishing at the basket through contact
  • Beating your defender off the dribble with crafty moves
  • 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 Scoring, Shooting, and Ball-Handling Camp can help you achieve them.
Coach Profile

Coach Profile - Richard Vasey

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Coach Vasey is currently the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Southern Oregon University
In the last three seasons at SOU the Women's Basketball Team has won one regular season championship and two Cascade Conference Tournament Titles as well as three trips to the NAIA National Tournament
Vasey has over 30 years of coaching experience at the youth, high school, and college level including numerous camps and clinics
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Camp Details

Camp Details


Tuesday June 25, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 26, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday June 27, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


The camp is for boys and girls from 7th grade to 12th grade.

Players will be grouped based on grade and gender to start during the individual skill work drills.


Each session is limited to 50 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement


Lost River JR/SR High School
23330 HWY 50
Merrill, OR 97633


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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 Richard Vasey, 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.