Mastering the art of basketball is like morphing yourself into a food processer, giving you magical abilities to deftly shift through a variety of speeds and techniques. Transform yourself into an appliance of athleticism with today's Groupon: $12 for registration to a two-day clinic at High Rock Sports (a $25 value). This courtside workshop tutors sloppy shooters and inept passers with lessons in leadership and a series of skill-bettering drills.
Dribbling dynamo Darren Pitzner leads all clinics and fills sessions with more positive reinforcement than the entire Congratulations section of Hallmark. Expect to get an earful of positive music, motivational speeches, and ethic-enforcing instruction during the practices. Fast-paced drills are organized to whip benchwarmers into big shots and big shots into humungous successes with a variety of game-speed stations (each is 3 to 7 minutes long).
Participants are required to fill out the registration forms on the High Rock Sports site for parental insurance information and liability releases. Print out and mail in with your Groupon attached, or complete the information online. Register at any time, up until the day of clinic. Click here to see this spring's schedule of clinics and their locations.
High Rock Sports has some customer testimonials on its website. Here's what fans of Coach Pitzner are saying:
- Darren is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of basketball. His attention to detail provides for a great learning environment. – Coach Rob Navarrette, Hale High School
- He is one of the most knowledgeable and the MOST positive basketball instructor I’ve been associated with. – Coach Don Steiner, Hale High School
- Basketball is the most rewarding activity I participate in. It taught me valuable qualities that make me who I am today. Teamwork, responsibility, motivation, and commitment are some of the characteristics that have been instilled into my personality ever since I first picked up a basketball at age five. – Karima Taalbi, Former Player Under Coach Pitzner