Basketball Combine Training helps players achieve their potential on the court. One-on-one sessions focus on whatever skills can most help the player succeed, ranging from jump shots to building confidence. 360 group training and specialty camps take these workouts to the next level with custom exercises in a competitive environment.
A new zombie horde rises, hungry for the packs of humans that flee in a desperate fight to see another day. This isn't a vision of a postapocalyptic future—it happens every fall at the Zombie Run Challenge, an event in which participants dressed as zombies chase down human competitors in a race for both survival and top prizes. After registering, competitors separate into the two factions, each with separate goals. In the course of up to two hours, zombies attempt to turn humans by capturing the flags attached to their belts. The living, in turn, try to complete challenges at four–five checkpoints, taking momentary refuge or healing at outposts scattered throughout the woods. All the while, a group of volunteer mercenaries armed with foam darts hunts down the undead attackers. Before the race begins, the special-effects gurus at Gregory F/X will provide zombie makeup to participants in exchange for a donation—100% of which goes to charity and won't be used to buy the zombies fresh brains at the local deli.
For proof that Carolina Courts is serious about basketball and volleyball, consider this: a professional basketball court is 4,700 square feet, and a regulation volleyball court is roughly 1,500 square feet. Carolina Courts, on the other hand, dedicates 96,000 square feet to both sports. That number is split between the company's Indian Trail and Concord locations. At each address, a talented team of coaches teaches the fundamentals during leagues, camps, and training programs, such as the signature E365 basketball training program for students aged 8?18 or their PEAK volleyball academy. Although most of the training is geared for youngsters, teens, and extratall babies, Carolina Courts also offers leagues and open gyms for adults.
In association with Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Myers Park Wellness Center invites people of all ages and backgrounds into its facility to work out their minds, bodies, and spirits. Exercisers looking to shed a few pounds or simply stay in shape can lift weights, shoot hoops on the basketball court, or sweat side-by-side with their peers during fitness classes that include Pilates, yoga, and spinning. Sessions with a personal trainer guide visitors toward their fitness goals, and massage therapy soothes their muscles after intense workouts. The wellness center also hosts plenty of activities for youngsters, including basketball clinics, golf lessons, and extreme-sports camps.
Designed to not just teach sports but also valuable life lessons in discipline, self-respect, and team work, Brown Athletic Division's coaches lead participants through one-on-one and group training sessions at their facility. Those who already have experience in basketball can do a personal assessment to assess skill level, address goals, and set a program for custom training. Camps and clinics involve a one- to four-day program that gives athletes the chance to participate in high-intensity training while refining skills, such as quickly tying shoes during time-outs.
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame aims to preserve the history and legacy of its titular sport. Since its founding in 1999, it has honored more than 100 inductees, including high-school athletes, WNBA players, and decorated coaches, for their contribution to all levels of the game. Hundreds more have had their jerseys hung in the Ring of Honor or practiced their jump shot on one of the facility's three full-size basketball courts. The Hall of Fame also matches its inductees' super-sized talent with a super-sized basketball?the largest in the world, in fact. The 30-foot-tall, 10-ton Baden-branded sphere sits atop the building's atrium, where it was purportedly dropped during a giant robot's pickup game.