Shoot Basketballs NOT People Player Development Program is nationally recognized as one of the best basketball training programs in the country. The program utilizes training and coaching techniques developed for professional and college-level teams. In short, the kids who attend our program learn more and become better players.
Boys and girls ages 10-14 (Grades 5-8th) who like playing basketball, who want to play on school or community basketball teams.
The children develop an understanding of how to become an efficient player on the court. This translates to an enhanced sense of self-confidence and high self-esteem in life. They will learn by practicing specifically designed drills and techniques in an intensive, but fun, basketball setting.
Your child will need to bring a clean, regulation-size, fully inflated basketball. They will also need proper basketball shoes and apparel. Shorts and t-shirts are appropriate, but a uniform will be provided. You will want to provide them with a snack and a full spill-proof water bottle. (There are no refrigerators available, so pack accordingly.) The most important thing the kids need to bring is a good attitude and a willingness to work hard and to learn
No there are not any overnight camps currently.
All players play together.
Students benefit from sessions at the Shoot Basketballs NOT People Player Development Program. On each return trip to the program, players work on mastering the lessons from previous sessions. This strengthens the "muscle memory" started in the initial camp. Additionally, as students’ progress, they learn higher level skills. Many of our campers have
attended 4, 5, or more sessions repeatedly with us.
Our coaches all have college basketball experience. Many are former students. All receive specialized training from Shoot Basketballs NOT People Player Development Program founder, Garry Mills. Coaches routinely receive praise from parents and students for their abilities.
Yes. The fundamental drills remain the same for all skill levels. As players progress in abilities, they are given higher level drills and ball-handling moves to practice and work on. When developing a player you want them to understand the importance of muscle memory and building a consistent work ethic to master the fundamentals of basketball.
It is common for kids to occasionally miss a day or must leave early or arrive late on some days due to various reasons. We realize that family schedules require flexibility. If they miss instructions for a new drill or ball-handling move, we will ensure they get time with a coach to bring them back up to speed.
Safety is our number one priority. Since our founding in 013, we have never had a child who has been seriously hurt. We are proud of this record. Shoot Basketballs NOT People Player Development Program has extremely strict rules.
•Players are expected to never leave the gym alone, except to use the restroom, which is in the gym, and then they are supposed to use the buddy system.
• All campers using the restroom must go with another camper as a "buddy".
•All coaches are expected to never be in a compromising situation with players. When talking with players about personal issues, our policy is to have two coaches present.