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Basketball Clinics and Lessons

Skills & Drills Lessons

Basketball Clinics

Individual & Small Group Lessons

Registration:  https://inthezonesports.leagueapps.com/events

Thanksgiving Break Mini Camps:

In the Zone is conducting a series of four 3-hour Mini-Camps during the Thanksgiving break focusing on various Basketball skills.  Each camp is a stand-alone event OR can be combined with any other camps to provide a more comprehensive training package.

Shooting Camp, Wed Nov 27, 12:00-3:00 pm

Lead Instructor: Steve Turpening
Camp covers proper shooting mechanics using our innovative SHARP shooting system, drills to reinforce proper mechanics, and lots of shooting drills and games. Great way to refine, tweek or over-haul your shot.

Ball Handling and Finishing Camp, Fri Nov 29, 12:00-3:00

Lead Instructor: Steve Turpening,
Camp drills lots and lots of ball handling and various layups–fundamental and advanced.  Scoring off the dribble. Combo moves then finishing with all types of finishes, runners, floaters. etc.

Offensive Skills Camp, Sat, Nov 30, 12:00-3:00

Lead Instructor: Jermaine Wilson
Ball Handling, Shooting, finishing–a little bit of everything and a lot of instruction.

Court IQ Camp, Monday Dec 2, 12:00-3:00

Lead Instructor: Steve Turpening
2v2 and 3v3 oriented skills. Pick and Rolls and the 6 different reads (a must have skill), handoffs, back door cuts, using screens away form the ball and key offensive rotations.  How to play the game the right way. Coaches: Great camp for your core group of players! Check out the team discounts below.
About the Instructors:
Steve Turpening: Owner and Founder of In the Zone, 20 years coaching experience, coaches some of best AAU teams in the country, dozens of D1, D2 and D3 college players, 1000 point scorers and all area selections. Through In the Zone camps and clinics has taught thousands of kids how to play the game.
Jermaine Wilson:  Owner, Pro-Time training, has trained D1 college players and Professionals including Darrun Hilliard, Jalen Cannon, Olivia Snyder, David and Matt Kachelrie.
Fees: $50 each camp.
Discounts:
Multi camps: 2 Camps: $90
    3 Camps: $125
    4 Camps: $150
*Buddy Discounts:  1 Buddy: $5 off for each
   2 Buddies: $10 off for each
   3 Buddies:  $15 off for each
*Team Discount: 4 or more players from same team,
 each pays $30/camp.
ITZ AAU 2019 players: $30/camp.
*To receive Buddy and Team discounts, buddies or teammates must be listed on registration form or emailed before start of camp. Buddies and Teammates will pay full price and then reimbursed at the end of camp once all buddies/teammates have confirmed attendance.
Cannot combine multiple offers.
Register via email, phone (610-837-8605), walk in day of event, or online at:

Holiday Basketball Clinics

Skills Clinic:

Focusing on ball handling, passing, finishing and shooting.  A great overall workout and skill building session

Thursday Dec 26, 4:00-6:00, $25.00

Court IQ Clinic:

Knowing what to do and when to do it.  Common Reads and their Reactions, Pick and Roll with 6 options, Back Door Cuts, and using screens away from the ball.

Monday, Dec 30, 3:00-6:00 pm, $35.00

New Years Eve Shooting Clinic:

Great Camp to build your shot, refine your shot or just get lots of supervised practice shots.

Tuesday, Dec 31, 10:00-12:00, $25

 

To register  for the Holiday Clinics click: Clinic Registration

 

Future Stars League (k-4), Winter 2019-20

In the Zone Basketball Club is conducting an instructional basketball program for boys and girls grades K-4th starting Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 and continuing through Feb 23, 2020.

The primary focus of this program is to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a logical, sequential and technically accurate manner.

This program will stress the fundamentals of the game.  If a player can’t dribble, pass, catch, shoot or play man-to-man defense, there is no sense running up and down the court trying to play games

Program Highlights

  • One 2 hour practice* each week on Sundays 3:30-5:30 pm (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas  vacation times) from Nov 10, 2019 to Feb 23, 2020.
  • Kids will be divided into ability groups, not age groups. These groups will change as kids demonstrate proficiency at the various levels and move through the program.
  • Kids will be promoted through the training program based on their mastery of certain skills.
  • The final stage and end goal is for each player to be proficient in all their individual and small group skills and be able to play full court games.
  • The emphasis during the games will be on instruction and learning—not on winning.  By de-emphasizing the score and playing in-house games (rather than pitting one organization against another), we can focus more on teaching, training and instructing.

*The 2 hour practice session is a change from previous years.  In the past we’ve limited the session to 1 hour due to shorter attention spans and focus issues.  However, during the summer we run camps for this age group for 3 hours a day, 5 days in a row and most kids are fine with it.  At the same time, we’ve had some kids with focus issues during the 1 hour sessions.  We think the 2 hour sessions, once a week will work out fine.

Program Flow:

November will be devoted to individual skills such as ball handling, shooting, rebounding and 1 on 1 man-to-man defense. We will also cover basic rules of the game like, traveling, double dribble, personal fouls, 3 seconds etc.

December will be 2 on 2 month.  We’ll teach passing, pick and rolls, give and go’s, some basic offensive rotations, help defense, and off-ball rebounding.

January is 3 v 3 time.  Besides continuing to work on the all-important 2 man aspects of the game, the focus this month will be away screens, down screens, offensive rotations and help defense.

February is full court game time.  Training will include transition offense and defense, backcourt rules, pressing, etc.  Everyone will receive instruction in game management (substitution procedures, jump balls, lining up for foul shots, etc) but only those kids that have demonstrated appropriate knowledge and skills will play full court games. Of course our goal is that everyone is trained to a point that they will be ready to play but that may not be the case.

The last 2  sessions in February will feature formal games complete with refs, fans and scoreboards.  These games will be the pinnacle of our program (similar to a dance recital or concert for those familiar with those programs)

Basketball Size and Basket Height: Most of the players will use an intermediate size (27.5”, #5) ball for this program.  Depending on the progress of the various groups, they might build up to a 28.5” (#6) size ball.  Most groups will start off with lower baskets (probably 8’) with the goal of building up to a standard 10’ basket as they progress through the training.  We feel it is more important that the kids demonstrate proper form on a lower basket than improper technique on a 10’ basket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why play 2 on 2 and 3 on 3? Both of these half-court formats stress fundamental basketball including pick and rolls, give and go’s and man to man defense.  Additionally by reducing the number of players on the court, individual touches and opportunities increase.  These small-sided games have been utilized in soccer for years.  Also, the “steal and lay-up” offense is eliminated and teams have to work in a fundamentally centric half court set to score.

Why In the Zone?  Our primary instructor and program developer has almost 20 years and thousands of hours coaching kids and teaching basketball.  Over the years, we’ve developed a training program and style that works.

How do I register and how much does it Cost?  You can register by completing the registration form included in  the printable brochure below and mailing with payment to In the Zone.  The registration fee for this program is $195 which includes 14 two hour training sessions.  This works out to about $7.00/hour which is far less than activities like karate, mma, dance, gymnastics, etc.

For a printable brochure click: FutureStars19Broch