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Announcing October 11-12, 2014 -- Post Player Basketball Camp in Phoenix, Arizona...

With NBA Development Coach, Don Kelbick!

This 2-day camp is for all players that play inside (in the post area).

Players get an opportunity to work with an expert when it comes to developing post players. Don Kelbick has provided individual training for more than 14 different NBA players, 50 European and professional players, and hundreds of college basketball players. He's an expert when it comes to post player development.

Don Kelbick will be running the entire big man camp, and with a 30 player camp limit, each player will get numerous opportunities for individual attention from the coach!

What will players learn?

The entire camp will focus on mentality, offensive moves, and defensive play in the post. You will learn the same critical skills that Don teaches to NBA players.

Here's a brief summary of the skills and topics that will be covered...

You will learn how to improve your footwork. This is probably the most under-practiced, misunderstood, and most important skill of all. You will learn how to practice footwork in a completely new (and simpler) way. You'll also learn how footwork carries over into games and how it makes you better.

During the big man basketball camp, players will learn Don's Attack and Counter Strategy. As the name implies, this system encourages an aggressive mentality. Players will learn important mental aspects of the game including aggressiveness, building confidence, reducing the fear of failure, shooting mentality, work ethic, how to be mentally tough, more focused, and get an edge on the competition.

Post Moves and Finishing Inside
Learn the proper footwork, mentality, and strategies to score in the post and various situations near the basket. There is a heavy emphasis on footwork and you'll learn how to become a more dominate scorer inside.

Believe it or not, bigs still need to work on ballhandling. You will learn how to improve your ball-handling skills and drills you can do on your own.

Getting Open
You will learn how to get open, how to seal, and how to get more touches in the post. Most players make the mistake of following the ball. Coach Kelbick will teach you how to utilize footwork and angles to get open in the post.

Defense and Rebounding
One of the most important things that a post player has to do through the course of a game is defend. No other position on the floor has as many defensive responsibilities as the post player. You will learn how to exploit your opponent's weakness and utilize positioning and footwork to make you a better post defender.

Simplified and More Efficient Moves
In the camp you will learn Don Kelbick's simplified process to develop post moves and score more points. Many times coaches paralyze players with TOO many moves and make them think too much. The opposite is true with Don's player development methods. Players only learn a few simple movements. They quickly learn how to react without thinking. Since Don's player development methods make things easier to learn, players can pick up the concepts much faster. As a result, their learning and development accelerates.

Fast Break Skills
Learn proper footwork in fast break situations and improve your ability to score in transition. You'll improve footwork, mentality, and ability to score on the run.

Jump hooks, jump shots, and lay ups. Learn how to improve your footwork and mentality to increase your shooting percentage. Through high rep shooting drills, Don will teach you how to be more consistent and effective with your feet, how to be more confident, how to be mentally tough, and how to become a better shooter.

As you can see, this clinic focuses heavily on footwork and mentality, which we believe are the two most important aspects to becoming a better player.

We promise that players and coaches will learn dozens of new tips and techniques that will make them better. Don's methods are very simple, yet unique. You just won't get this stuff in other places.

Format of the Camp

You will learn these fundamental skills by participating in a "Show and Go" format...

Show - During the camp Don Kelbick (NBA development coach) will show you the key drills and the skills you need to work on. He will explain and demonstrate the key details of each specific skill to the entire group. He will teach you the skills, strategies, and concepts. He'll show the "little things" that are important.

Go - Then you'll break off into groups to work with designated coaches in your area. There will be other coaches helping you with break down drills. Don will also walk around working with players and coaches at this time. You will work hard at practicing the new skill and learning how to incorporate the skill into games.

This will be repeated throughout most of the camp as we introduce new skills and concepts.

We will run lots of drills and players will get lots of repetitions. You'll get LOTS of touches with the ball and it will be fast paced.

After skills are practiced, we will also put players in competitive break down drills. This allows players to apply and refine their newly-learned skills. Most of the competitive break downs are lots of fun, but they are different (and we believe more effective) than the standard 5-on-5 games that you see at other camps.

What Will Coaches Learn?

You will learn the same things as the players. As an "observing coach" you can view the entire camp and take notes. You'll pick up lots of new drills, fundamentals, and strategies that will give you an edge over the competition. We guarantee you will learn lots of new things from Don Kelbick.

Who is Don Kelbick?

Some of Don Kelbick's credentials include:

  • Over 35 years of basketball coaching experience at the high school, division I college, and professional levels.

  • Has provided individual training for more than 14 different NBA players, 50 European and professional players, and hundreds of college basketball players.

  • Developed dozens of basketball DVDs and books.

  • Has scouted for NBA teams and served as a general manager in the USBL.
Don with Rob Hite of the New Jersey Nets,
Raja Bell of the Utah Jazz, and
Guillermo Diaz of the Las Angeles Clippers.
  • Traveled to over 20 different countries training players and teaching basketball.

  • Conducted over 1000 basketball clinics and camps training players of all age levels.

Don Kelbick is a long time contributor to Breakthrough Basketball developing dozens of articles, products, and providing ongoing consultation for the site. He also runs the Attack and Counter Skill Development Camps which are offered nationwide.

Don currently lives in Miami Florida training players and running the Drillz N Skillz Basketball Academy He has worked with a variety of great players including Raja Bell, Carlos Arroyo, Rasual Butler, and many other college and NBA players.

How is This Camp Different Than Other Camps?

You'll experience 5 key differences in this camp:

  1. You get to work with an NBA development coach. How many players get to do that?!!

  2. 99% of the camp is focused on skill development and competitive situations. Many of the camps these days play a lot of 5-on-5 games and do little skill development. Sure that can be fun and you need to get game experience... BUT do you really think most of your improvement happens during games? Of course not. You still need to play in game-like situations to apply your newly-learned skills, but most of the off-season should be spent on skill development.

    Great players became great by practicing skills. We want you to get better so we focus on skills and put you in competitive situations. Most of the competitive break downs are lots of fun, but it's different than the standard 5-on-5 games that you see at other camps.

  3. You will learn how to practice on your own! Don is a firm believer that it's important to teach you how to practice on your own. He believes that "knowledge is power". He strives to teach drills that you can use at home or in the gym on your own.

  4. You will learn about new and unique drills, concepts, and skills that you probably won't see anywhere else. Don has a unique, out-of-the-box method to teaching basketball skills. Not to mention he understands a lot of critical concepts that few coaches, players, and parents understand. He will teach you something new, guaranteed.

  5. You learn about footwork and mentality which is rarely taught or understood by players and coaches. You will learn a very unique and simple way to apply the same footwork to post moves, perimeter moves, dribbling moves, getting open, using screens, playing defense, and more.

Who can attend?

The camp is for both boys and girls in 6th grade- College.

This is for SERIOUS basketball players that want to get better. You can play games anywhere, so we focus on things you can't just pick up anywhere. We focus on developing skills that will make you better!

Coaches that want to learn and pick up new drills can also observe. If you don't bring any players there is small fee (coaches can find more info below).

Camp Details

Saturday October 11, 2014 from 2pm - 9pm
Sunday October 12, 2014 from 9am - 3pm
* An hour break will be taken each day for lunch/dinner.

Kiwanis Park Recreation Center
6111 South All-America Way
Tempe, AZ 85283

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.

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Limited Availability

The camp is limited to 30 players. (The camp is limited to a maximum of 5 players per basket to ensure high repetitions and improvement.)

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Observing Coaches - Reserve Your Spot

If you bring your own child or at least one of your own players to the camp, you can watch for no additional charge.

Otherwise there is a $97 fee to attend as an "observing coach". You will get to learn new drills and techniques from Don Kelbick, just like all the players and other coaches in attendance. There is a limit to the number of coaches that can attend -- so sign up soon if you're interested. 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.


Jeff Haefner
Joe Haefner
Breakthrough Basketball, LLC.

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