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NBPA TO HOST YOUTH SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES

NBPA TO HOST YOUTH SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES

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Camp Sessions to Feature Appearances by NBA Players Kyle Kuzma, Rudy Gobert, Lou Williams & More

 

NEW YORK, NY, June 3, 2019 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is pleased to announce its youth basketball camp schedule for the summer of 2019. The NBPA will be hosting four one-week sessions this summer, two in New York City and two in the Los Angeles area, for boys and girls ages 9-17. NBPA Camp will provide expert basketball instruction from top coaches in the area, focusing on skill development and building in-game fundamentals. In addition to on-court activities, all four sessions will include an educational component that will introduce campers to the topics of financial literary and other life skills. Each session will also feature guest speakers and appearances by current NBA players. Players for the 2019 NBPA camp sessions will include Kyle Kuzma, Rudy Gobert, Lou Williams, Enes Kanter, Trae Young, Julius Randle, Hamidou Diallo, Spencer Dinwiddie and Collin Sexton among others.

The 2019 NBPA Camp schedule is as follows:

Dates:
Times:
Location:
June 24 – June 28
9am – 4pm
Open Gym Premier – Anaheim, CA
July 22 – July 26
9am – 4pm
Basketball City – Manhattan, NY
July 29 – August 2
9am – 4pm
Basketball City – Manhattan, NY
August 12 – August 16
9am – 4pm
Mamba Sports Academy – Thousand Oaks, CA

 

“We are thrilled to be able to provide expert instruction and skill development once again at Basketball City in Manhattan for two sessions and to be expanding with two more sessions in the Los Angeles area,” said the NBPA’s SVP of Grassroots Basketball & Business Development Dan Gladstone. “NBPA grassroots programs are a natural fit with our new west coast operators, Open Gym Premier and Mamba Sports Academy, and we look forward to working with our partners, staff and union members to bring our unique camp experience to children and parents once again this summer.”

Highlights of each camp session will include:

  • Expert basketball instruction & training focused on skill development
  • Full court games, station drills & contests
  • Guest lectures & speakers daily
  • Guest appearances from current and former NBA Players (subject to availability)
  • Written player evaluation & feedback from NBPA camp coaches
  • Educational components for on and off the court development, including financial literacy sessions
  • Giveaways, trophies & end-of-camp awards ceremony
  • Uniforms: jersey & basketball shorts for all campers, provided by Champion
  • Spalding will provide the official basketballs for NBPA Summer Basketball Camp

“This is an exciting time for us at NBPA grassroots as we expand our summer basketball camps to the Los Angeles area and continue our work with Basketball City in Manhattan,” said Chris Jean, the NBPA’s Director of Grassroots Basketball & Events. “We are fortunate to have another phenomenal roster of NBA players coming to our programs this year and we are eager to see them interact with the kids and bring the NBPA experience to more communities.”

The NBPA is partnering with Basketball City, BC Hoops, Open Gym Premier and Mamba Sports Academy to help operate its 2019 summer camp. NBPA Camp will include expert basketball instruction and training focused on camper skill / character development, with a curriculum created by NBPA Grassroots and implemented by the aforementioned operating partners. The camp will also feature local coaches, former players and current NBPA members who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth.

Additional NBA player appearances for the 2019 NBPA camp sessions will be announced at a later date. Follow the @theNBPA on Instagram and Twitter for player updates and for more information about the 2019 NBPA Youth Basketball Camp, please visit nbpa.com/summercamp.

The NBPA is also collaborating with Five-Star to offer another unique camp experience in New York City from July 15-18. This camp will also feature appearances by NBA players Tobias Harris and Emmanuel Mudiay. For more information on the NBPA x Five-Star Camp, please visit the link listed above.

All media inquiries should be directed to communications@nbpa.com.

 

ABOUT THE NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to ensure that the rights of NBA players are protected and that every conceivable measure is taken to assist players in maximizing their opportunities and achieving their goals — on and off the court.

The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, or counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities.

In addition, the NBPA provides a forum for players to participate in union activities – including executive leadership roles, team representative positions and global community outreach initiatives. The NBPA offers each NBA player the opportunity to get involved in the democratic institution that was created for, continues to exist for and is run by them.

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