The original Harlem Globetrotters will provide an educational and memorable week of basketball and instruction during a basketball camp from July 17 through 21 in the Mittleman Jewish Community Center.
The week-long camp offers traditional on-court drills and teaches basketball fundamentals, but it also includes sessions on academics, character, leadership and citizenship. The camp, available in both morning and afternoon sessions, is open to children 6 to 16 years old.
Instructional work stations take place on the basketball court, emphasizing the important ideals of teamwork, leadership and physical fitness. In a classroom, instruction involves role-playing and discussions, the importance of a good education, making the right choices, improving self-esteem, avoiding peer pressure and appreciating a healthy lifestyle.
"Our basketball camps are designed to not only enhance basketball skills, but also to improve self-esteem, academic importance and leadership skills," said Henry Clark, Globetrotters' head coach and vice-president of Basketball Operations.
"Each camper will have the opportunity to work with Harlem Globetrotter players and coaches each day of the camp. It is our goal to have every camp participant walk away with an unforgettable lifetime experience."
Harlem Globetrotters players and coaches will be at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 S.W. Capitol Highway to conduct the camp.
To register, call 1-800-641-HOOP. The week-long camp costs $199. The camps are limited in size to maximize the camper-to-instructor ratio.
For more information on the summer youth camps, visit: www.harlemglobetrotters.com; or call, 602-258-0000.
For MJCC location information, contact Jeff Rudolph at: 503-535-3541.