NBPA to Hold First-Ever Youth Summer Basketball Camp


NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 29, 2017 — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) will hold its first youth summer basketball camp from August 7-11 at Baruch College in New York City. The camp will provide boys and girls, ages 10-17, a structured basketball learning experience that encourages team participation and personal development. The inaugural NBPA Youth Summer Basketball Camp will feature guest appearances and instruction from NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) and Tobias Harris (Pistons)—all natives of the New York metropolitan area.

“The NBPA Summer Youth Basketball Camp will provide a tremendous opportunity to learn the game of basketball in a fun way,” said NBPA Senior Vice President of Grassroots and Business Development Dan Gladstone. “The campers will also have the chance to learn and interact with NBA players, and receive top notch instruction during the week from qualified coaches.”

Highlights of the camp include:

— Expert basketball instruction and training focused on camper skill improvement

— Full-court games, station drills and contests

— Daily guest speakers

— Player evaluation and feedback from each child’s NBPA Camp coach

— Giveaways, trophies and an end-of-camp awards ceremony

— Lunch provided daily

— Uniforms: jerseys and basketball shorts for all campers provided by adidas

“I’m excited to partner with the NBPA to teach the game of basketball to the youth in my hometown of NYC,” Walker said. “I enjoy being able to help kids get better at the game, while making sure they are having fun at the same time.”

The NBPA has partnered with BC Hoops to operate the camp, which will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m with coach Craig Alfano, President and Co-Founder of BC Hoops, serving as the Camp Director. Along with special guest appearances from current NBA players, a staff of skilled veteran college and high school coaches will provide expert instruction and skill development for the campers.

Additional NBA player appearances will be announced at a later date. For more information on the NBPA’s inaugural Youth Summer Basketball Camp, please visit nbpa.com/summercamp.

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