Essential Youth Skills & Decision Making Camp Coming to Scranton, Pennsylvania!
July 19-21, 2019

We're excited to provide this 3 day youth and middle school camp in Scranton, Pennsylvania that focuses on developing the complete player. You will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, and other essential skills to become a great a basketball player.
Camps > Pennsylvania > July2019ScrantonEssentials
DATES:July 19 - July 21, 2019
WHERE:Backcourt Hoops, 5 West Olive Plaza , Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508
AGE GROUP:Grade 4 to 9, Boys and Girls
COST: $195
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What Players Will Learn

What You'll Learn:

  • You will learn the techniques and skill needed to become a great shooter.
  • You will learn the essential skills to becoming a great ball handlerů no fluff.
  • You will learn how to make more lay ups.
  • You will learn how to become a defensive stopper and rebounding machine.
  • You will learn the critical components of basketball IQ required to become a great offensive player from an individual and team aspect.
  • We will teach you all of the critical skills and concepts that coaches love and help players excel.

    Ball Handling

  • Stationary ball handling routine that improve rhythm, feel, and coordination with the basketball.
  • Dribbles move to help you blow by the defense at will.
  • Critical progressions to ensure that your dribble moves are effective and explosive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Offense

  • How to cut and get open. You will learn v-cuts, basket cuts, l-cuts, backdoor cuts, and more.
  • How to attack down screens, back screens, and more.
  • Defense and Rebounding

  • How to improve quickness and play better on-ball defense.
  • How to improve speed with hip-turns, push step, and better movement fundamentals.
  • 5 fundamental keys to effective close-outs.
  • How position away from the ball and be a great team defensive player.
  • How to effectively box out your man every time.
  • Footwork

  • How to use your feet to gain a better position to score from almost anywhere on the floor.
  • How to 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 with the Steve Nash passing series.
  • Competitive passing drills to develop game-like passing with head and pass fakes.
  • Competitive Play and Controlled Scrimmages

    Players will also get to take the skills they practiced and apply them in a game setting. This is fun and intense.
    The games are set up, so the players have to give maximum effort and execute proper fundamentals. Players earn points for proper play and are deducted points for poor effort and execution.

    Who Can Participate?

    This camp is for boys & girls 4th-9th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated.
    Coach Profile

    Coach Profile - Kermit Holmes

    Playing Experience:
    -Okmulgee High School-State Champion 1987 where he was named part of the Super 5 Team by The Daily Oklahoma
    -Organized Kermit Holmes Boys/Girls Basketball Camp 1995-2005
    -Played at The University of Oklahoma 1987-1991
    -Big 12 Select Team 1990-Barcelona,Spain 1990
    Professional Basketball Experiences:
    - Overseas and CBA 1991-2000
    - CBA Team Champion-Oklahoma City 1997-Quad City 1998
    Played Professionally in Spain,Turkey,Canada and France.
    -Member Team U.S.A 1997 & 1999
    -Gold Medalist 1997 Mens' Tournament of America-Uruguay
    -Silver Medalist 1999 Pan American Games-Winnipeg,Canada
    -USA Basketball Youth and Cadet Committee 2001-2013
    Coaching Experience:
    -Midwest City High Boys Asst Coach 2000-2005
    -Head Coach Athletes First-Nike Basketball 2000-2005
    -Lamar University Mens Asst. Coach 2005-2014
    -IEA Mentoring Program 2014-2017
    -PWP Select Red 17U Under Armour 2017
    -Norman High School Boys Asst. Coach 2017-Present
    Camp Details

    Camp Details

    WHEN:

    Friday July 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Saturday July 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Sunday July 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    AGE CATEGORY:

    The camp is for boys and girls from 4th grade to 9th grade.

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

    TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION:

    Camp attendees will receive a 10-15% discount on any hotel owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group (Days Inn, Ramada, Baymont, Microtel, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn and Wingate).

    A coupon code will be emailed to you after registration.

    PLAYER LIMIT:

    Each session is limited to 40 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement

    WHERE:

    Backcourt Hoops
    5 West Olive Plaza
    Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508

    COST:

    $195
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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 Kermit Holmes, 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.