Basketball is one of few popular sports with wholly American origins: baseball is related to cricket, football developed from rugby, and turkey wrestling somehow just never caught on. Take the court with this Groupon.
$125 for UNLV Lady Rebel Basketball Camp from June 25–28 ($250 Value)
UNLV head coach Kathy Olivier, her staff, and current UNLV players lead four days of camps for girls in grades 2–12. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to a foundation in playing skills, campers also receive a UNLV basketball T-shirt, awards for daily competitions, and written evaluations.
UNLV Lady Rebel Basketball Camp
In 2008, a former Lady Rebel All-American returned to her alma mater in a new role: as head coach of the UNLV women's basketball team. Prior to that, coach Kathy Olivier spent 15 years at the helm of the UCLA team. The wisdom she’s accumulated from her years spent guiding young ladies toward their goals on the hardwood are transferred to the next generation of female athletes in youth summer programs. Led by coach Olivier, her staff, and current UNLV players, sessions fill the 18,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center with the sound of whistles, bouncing balls, squeaking shoes, and the cheers of an imaginary crowd of fans and cool dragons. During each energetic workout, staff share their love of the game as they teach passing, dribbling, shooting, and rebounding with group and individual instruction, daily games, and contests.