- Summer Camps
Is Bryant right about AAU basketball? Well, it’s complicated.
When Kobe Bryant speaks, the basketball world listens. On Friday night, after the Lakers were defeated at home by the Memphis Grizzlies to fall to 10-23 overall, Bryant channeled his frustration from a losing season toward the development of youth players in the United States. After watching Memphis’ Spanish-born center Marc Gasol turn in another masterful performance, Bryant declared that Europeans players are more skilled than Americans. He blamed “horrible, terrible AAU basketball” for what […]
The Perils of Single-Sport Participation
Posted In Messages for Kids, Physical Literacy, Problems in Youth Sports, Specialization: The overwhelming majority of his recruits are multi-sport kids, is not new information, but it has caused quite a stir. Here is what it says in a nutshell: To be an elite level player at a college or professional sport, you need a degree of exceptional athleticism. And the best medically, scientifically and psychologically recommended way to develop such all around athleticism is […]
The Race to Nowhere In Youth Sports
By: John O’Sullivan “My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking engagements. “It was a nightmare. My son kept getting yelled at by both coaches as we left one game early to race to a game in the other sport. He hated it.” “I know,” said another. “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told […]
With summer at it’s midway point, I wanted to provide some motivation to help you get over the hump and stay on the grind. If you want to be successful this winter, you have to put in the work this summer. I got up early. He slept in I trained with a purpose. He did a few push-ups. I made 500 shots a day. He played H-O-R-S-E. I watched my diet. He went to Burger […]
Sports Should Be Child’s Play
By DAVID EPSTEIN (JUNE 10, 2014) THE national furor over concussions misses the primary scourge that is harming kids and damaging youth sports in America. The heightened pressure on child athletes to be, essentially, adult athletes has fostered an epidemic of hyperspecialization that is both dangerous and counterproductive. One New York City soccer club proudly advertises its development pipeline for kids under age 6, known as U6. The coach-picked stars, “poised for elite level soccer,” […]
- Is Bryant right about AAU basketball? Well, it’s complicated.
WINTER 2015 CLINICS
SUNDAY SKILL SESSIONS (12:30 – 2pm)
Boys and girls ages 7 - 12
January 25 – BALLHANDLING
February 1 – SHOOTING WORKOUT
3 ON 3 WINTER LEAGUE
February 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22
Boys and Girls ages 6 – 14 (9am – 3pm)
June 22 – 26
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
August 17 – 20 (7 – 9pm)
All Clinics will be held at :
at the Steward School
11600 Gayton Rd
Richmond, Va 23238
I want to thank you for your most timely and effective warm-up skills clinic. Austin called me and told me he has made the J.V. team at Midlo High. That is an incredible accomplishment for Austin who is only a freshman. I give you and your clinics a great amount of the credit. I recall that your clinic prepared Austin for middle school try-outs and he did very well. He went from being cut in 7th grade to becoming a starter in 8th grade. So the attendance in your clinics is showing a direct correlation to Austin's success. I can't thank you enough. As a father, we all want the best for our children. The difficulty arises in how do we find the resources to guide them along their path. I think I have found an answer and it is the attendance at your clinics. Clearly, your clinics have become an integral part of Austin's basketball success. Thank you again for providing the environment to Austin so he can take his game to the "Next Level".
"Coach Foley does a tremendous job teaching players how to play the game! His pre-season workouts helped prepare our team for our best season in school history. If you want to learn at camp, Coach Foley's Next Level is the camp you need to go to"
Coach Avery McGilvary
What an opportunity!!! To receive instruction on taking your game to "The Next Level" by a 24 year veteran of Division I college basketball. Coach Foley offers instruction for the beginning player as well as the much more intense, demanding clinics designed for the top players in the area. With such a low coach/player ratio, it's the greatest camp around!
Coach Larry Starr
My son had such a good time at the Camp. He was the banana day and crazy mixed up day winner and was so thrilled with all the games and prizes. At first he said he wasn't learning anything really but was having fun. Then he'd start telling me about pivoting and dribbling and defensive moves. So, of course, he was learning new things while having fun, the best way to learn. You must have one of these camps on our side of town next summer, near Midlothian.
Anne Moss Rogers