We feature two types of basketball camps at ABA. The first is in partnership with Breakthrough Basketball, in which we offer basketball camps from Spring through Fall that range from beginner to advanced and are designed for youth from fourth grade through high school.
The second type of camp we offer as your child advances in basketball are our ATTACK basketball camps. These camps feature more specialized drills and techniques to build upon a strong fundamental skills core. These targeted camps give kids position-specific training, teach them how to read and react to their fellow players, and deliver measurable results.
ABA camps are designed to work on the core fundamentals of the game in a format which covers all five aspects of basketball – passing, shooting, defense, rebounding, dribbling.
We spend a lot of time developing footwork, which is the foundational skill that allows all the other skills to happen. “If you find your feet, you find your game.” We focus on intermediate to advanced players from fifth grade through high school.
We coach the clinics using the part-whole method. This means we break the fundamental skill down with the individual player (part method) first, ensuring comprehension. Then, we put them in a team with other players so they can implement the skill (whole method). In these team concept situations, we also take time to focus on decision-making. Our goal is to create impact players, which are players that affect the game the way they want to.
Our basketball camps are entirely unique because we not only concentrate on building a player’s basketball skills, but their character. We integrate character development and mental conditioning lessons into every aspect of the camps. We want our players to understand that the mental aspect is 80% of being a top-notch basketball player. If you master your mind the skills will follow. ABA camps can be as short as two days for two hours per day or as long as three days for six hours per day. Our longer, more advanced camps also include film study and each player gets a notebook with a place to take notes and a complete guide to the camp curriculum to study.
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