Learn the fundamentals while having fun at our "Littles" Camp for 1st - 5th grades In Eagan, Minnesota!

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DATES:August 5 - August 8, 2024
AGE GROUP:Grade 1 to 5, Boys and Girls
COST: $195
We're excited to provide this 4 day youth camp in Eagan, Minnesota 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. We’ll 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 1st through 5th grades, ages will be separated into two different sessions. See below while registering your son/daughter. Please note this camp is not for advanced 5th graders. Please refer to our Essentials and Ball Handling & Scoring camps.
    Coach Profile

    Coach Profile - Isaiah Williams

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    Coach Williams was born in Bronx, NY and raised in Houston, TX. He played on Varsity and AAU in high school before attending the post graduate school, New York International Academy, in Endicott, NY. He averaged 21 ppg, and the team became the new USA National Prep Champions in the 2018-2019 season tournament
    After a successful season at NYIA, Williams then went to to attend Holy Family College, an NAIA school in Manitowoc, WI, for the 2019-2020 season. During his time at HFC, the school wasn't able to overcome the challenges of Covid-19 and closed down. Williams found a home at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN for the 2021-2022 season where he helped his team became Conference Champions in the MCAC division
    Since high school, Williams has privately trained many athletes from K-12 and multiple college athletes. He specializes in skill development, weight training, and conditioning. Williams has been a Breakthrough Basketball assistant for several years before being promoted to a lead coach. He takes pride in being able to coach whatever kid is in front of him no matter the age or skill level
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    Camp Details

    Camp Details

    WHEN:

    Monday August 5, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Tuesday August 6, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Wednesday August 7, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Thursday August 8, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    AGE CATEGORY:

    The camp is for boys and girls from 1st grade to 5th grade.

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

    PLAYER LIMIT:

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

    WHERE:

    Eagan Community Center
    1501 Central Pkwy
    Eagan, MN 55121

    COST:

    $195
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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 Isaiah Williams, 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.