Akron Basketball Announces Summer Camps Schedule

Akron Basketball Announces Summer Camps Schedule

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AKRON, Ohio – Zips men's Basketball released its Akron Basketball Camps schedule for the upcoming camp season on Wednesday.

The Zips' summer camp schedule will include five camps, including the second installment of the Lil' Zips Camp, the Offensive Skills Camp, the Guard Academy, and the Zips Basketball School, as well as, the Junior Varsity and Varsity Team Shootouts.

Students registering for the Lil' Zips Camp, Offensive Skills Camp, Zips Basketball School and Guard Academy can save $15.00 per camp if registered by May 15. In addition to the Early Bird registration special, campers can earn a multi-camper discount of $15 off the second camper and a multi-session discount of $10 off the second session.

The Lil' Zips Camp is scheduled for June 12-14 at 8-10 a.m., and is targeted for young boys and girls, ages 4-8, new to the game of basketball. Each camper will learn basic fundamentals including dribbling, rebounding, defense, elementary drills, and shooting instruction. Tuition for the Lil Zips Camp is $65.00.

The Offensive Skills Camp will also run from June 12-14, and is open to boys and girls entering grades 4th-12th. There will be two sessions divided by grade level, for grades 7-12 the camp will be 10:30-12:30 p.m., and for grades 4-6 the session will range from 2-4 p.m. Each player will have detailed instruction, film analysis, shooting instruction, and Division I college basketball practice each day. Tuition for the Offensive Skills Camp is $145.00.

The Guard Academy will provide in-depth instruction and drill work targeted to improve a players perimeter skills, including top-notch ball handling instruction, detailed shooting fundamentals and drill work, leadership and film analysis instruction, and more. The Guard Academy will run June 12-14 at 4:30-6 p.m. and is open to boys and girls entering the 4th through 8th grades. Tuition for the academy is $120.00.

The Zips Basketball School is open to boys and girls entering 1st through 7th grades, and will cover team concepts and attitude, motivational strategies, basic fundamentals, defensive concepts, conditioning technique, shooting instruction, goal setting strategies, rebounding skill development and total player development. The Zips Basketball School is slated for the week of July 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition for the Basketball School is $195.00 per student, which includes an Akron Zips t-shirt or basketball.

The Junior Varsity and Varsity Team Shootout is for boy's high school JV and varsity teams, with each team playing a minimum of four games, Thursday and Friday, June 15-16. Newly hired head coach John Groce and his staff will be on hand to conduct the 2017 Team Shootout. All games will be officiated by registered high school officials.

For more information on any of these camps or to register online, visit AkronBasketballCamps.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Our website (AkronBasketballCamps.com) is most efficient if not used on the browser Internet Explorer and if you clear your internet history to allow the site to update from last year's information. If you have any issues feel free to call the office to register at (330) 972-7781.