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Monday
09
APR

SPARKS SKILLS CAMP

09:00
12:00
Total Sports Academy
Event organized by Total Sports Academy

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Spring Break Tom Sparks Basketball Camp

April 9-13th / Boys and Girls Grades 5-8 / 9am-12pm

Only $175 per child

Camp run by Tom Sparks:

Assistant coach for ND-Fairfield (2015-2018)
2018 (27-0) Division I state champions

Serves as coach/trainer for programs such as Future Stars Basketball Academy, Premier Hoop Development, and CT Hawks

3 year Varsity Starter at Notre Dame
Led state in assists 2005-2006
Selected to play in the CHSCA All Star Game in 2006.

Also learn from : Current local high school and college counselors!

These developmental sessions will encompass various aspects of basketball. These aspects range from the basic fundamentals to more intricate nuances about the game. The developmental drills will enhance each players' cognitive ability on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

Individual development:

Triple Threat Jab Series
Ballhandling
Shooting form and rhythm
Catch and shoot
Shooting off of the dribble
Layup variations
Hop-step/Eurostep variations
Rebounding (Box out)
Defensive stance
Defensive mechanics
Agility
IQ as ballhandler/ non-ballhandler


Team development:

Floor spacing
Utilizing ball screens
Defending ball screens
Utilizing off ball screens
Defending off ball screens
Hedging
Transition offense
Transition defense
Shell Drill
Trapping principles
Attacking mismatches
Defending mismatches
Ball Movement

Tom states, "The overall goal is to help your kids truly LEARN the game of basketball. ' Do you know how to effectively utilize your skills?' With my instruction, each player will develop a newfound understanding of the game of basketball which will only elevate his or her ability.