Scientists are still puzzled by the contents of the modern basketball and believe it to be filled either with helium or several baseballs. Contemplate this conundrum with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two 90-minute sessions at Jab N Attack basketball clinic (a $50 value). Clinics run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. until September 24.
Hayward Statum, basketball coach and fitness trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, whips point guards and post players into paint-ready shape. During the clinic, students 10 and older in human years get both skilled and drilled on the fundaments of creating shot opportunities. Aspiring ballers learn the pick and roll, used to block the opposing team's defender, the pick and pop, used to get open for a jump shot, and the nit and pick, used to wear down the defense by pointing out flaws in its technique. Statum stresses seven drills in all, leaving players well-rounded and season-ready.