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Just Play Camp 2017: Players Entering 5th-8th Grade

From Joe Crispin:

One of the things I have realized over the past several years of coaching is that kids need more opportunities to simply play the game of basketball. Specifically, they need opportunities to play without the oversight of coaches, parents, or anyone else telling them what to do. They essentially need the opportunity to coach themselves (and even call fouls themselves!). From a developmental standpoint, this is absolutely essential. Though working on specific skills is vital, it is not enough to become a great basketball player. You need opportunities to experiment with the skills you are trying to development. And the best opportunity is "free play."

But most kids don’t really know how to structure their own games, so we want to teach them. That’s what our "Just Play" week is all about. Though they will be working on skills and even running some drills, it is all game-based instruction. The games themselves are the teachers. We will play 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 1 on 1, “Steal the bacon”, a week-long league, "King of the Court." And we will do so in a variety of different ways. Your kids will love it. I know mine will. And most importantly, the week should lead them to want to play the game more and to take the games they learn to their own backyards and local playgrounds. Because that is where the real progress takes place!

Join us from August 14-17 from 9am-12pm at Rowan University’s Esby Gymnasium. The camp is open to boys  and girls entering grades 5-8.  The cost is $100 per player. The camp is limited to 50 players.  We look forward to seeing you there and letting you play!

Please contact us with any questions.

* Refunds only given up to 2 weeks before the event.

Eventbrite - Just Play Camp 2017