Basketball was invented in the 1800s as an activity for people who didn't want to play volleyball but did want to bat around something about the size of a human head. Have old-fashioned fun with this Groupon.
- $119 for a summer basketball camp for ages 8–18 ($300 value)
One-week summer camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Two sessions run in July; session one features retired NBA all-star Kenny Anderson as a guest coach. Session two welcomes insights from Royal Ivey, guard for NBA team Philadelphia 76ers, as well as Jaren Jackson, shooting guard for the 1999 championship-winning San Antonio Spurs. Camps are open to boys and girls.
Better Baller Athletics
Better Baller Athletics is more than a basketball training program; it's an investment in the future. Of course, the court-proven staffers are tirelessly dedicated to improving their students' game. Their work doesn't end at the buzzer, though. They're also dedicated to making sure each of their students get a shot at a college education. That's why the school supplements their hoops lessons with educational programming such as the Books and Basketball Summer Institute, which hones math, reading, and writing skills between basketball lessons. They also sponsor a college prep course, which focuses on SAT preparation, selecting a major, tips on financing, and which mascot would win in a fight. These lofty goals are more easily attained with the occasional help of celebrity coaches from the NBA, who stop in to share insights from basketball's biggest stage.