Humans have been putting spherical objects in hoops for centuries, but until the invention of the dunk, the fast break, and face dribbling, it wasn't an activity worth watching. See if "basketball" lives up to the hype with this Groupon.
$159 for a Two-Day Basketball Camp on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($329.99 Value)
Two days of basketball workshops are hosted by college, Euroleague, and NBA Developmental League player and coach David Nurse and a team of well-dribbled experts. Up to 50 players gather to clutch a “Pill” basketball, designed by coach Nurse to perfect the backspin and straightness of their shot. After two days of intensive shooting drills, participants leave with the fundamentals of correct form as well as a personalized workout program to continue practicing on their own. They’ll also receive their own “Pill” basketball and an iSwish workout manual currently used by a number of NBA D-League players. Camps run from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with a lunch break from 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. and are designed for 7th graders and older.
Nurse Perfect Shots Shooting Academy
Current coach and former player Nick Nurse built his 25-year basketball career on a beautiful shot. He still holds the record at the University of Northern Iowa for highest three-point shooting percentage, and his fundamental approach to instruction led him to nine championships as a head coach in the Euroleague and the 2010-2011 NBA Developmental League championship, the same season he won Coach of the Year. His most recent accolade was an invitation to be an assistant on the Great Britain national team in the 2012 Olympics.
Coach Nick’s formula for success has remained simple: work hard, practice, and live forever. He brings this philosophy to his shooting and point-guard academies. Boys, girls, men, and women of all ages and ability levels can improve their games by working on their basic skill sets. Shooting camps focus on the most underrated aspect of basketball, shooting, by forcing students to repeatedly hoist the “Pill” practice ball through the hoop. The "Pill" uses alternating color panels and bold, straight lines to help players see the backspin and release angle they put into each shot, making it easier to adjust where necessary. Point-guard academies take these skills to the next level by adding work with dribbling, passing, and on-court vision.: