- Summer Camps
WHY 3 ON 3 IS BEST FOR YOUNG PLAYERS
1. PLAYERS TOUCH THE BALL MORE OFTEN. In the 5 on 5 game, players can go almost the whole game without touching the ball. In 3 on 3, you could touch the ball almost every possession. More shooting, passing and dribbling opportunities. When the player gets more experience handling the ball during game situations, the player is going to improve at a faster rate. 2. MORE ROOM TO OPERATE. Fewer players creates a less congested […]
Here’s a Reality Check If You’re Aiming for a Basketball Scholarship.
Are you currently in High School, working your butt off aiming for that college scholarship to play basketball? Or do you know someone that is? Here is a reality check on what your actual chances are of getting that scholarship to play Division 1 basketball. Here’s the math: There are currently 351 Division 1 teams that each offer 13 scholarships a year. On average, that means there are 1141 available new scholarships each year. However, […]
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 […]
- WHY 3 ON 3 IS BEST FOR YOUNG PLAYERS
Boys and Girls ages 6 – 14 (9am – 3pm)
Fee - $255
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
August 17 – 20 (7 – 9pm)
Fee - $140
All Clinics will be held at :
at the Steward School
11600 Gayton Rd
Richmond, Va 23238
Bob Foley Basketball Camp
At the Weinstein JCC
August 10 -14 (9am - 4pm)
For more information on this camp go to:
Click Here for an application
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
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".
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
"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