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Kids ranging from grades 4 to 12 improve skills such as shooting, dribbling, and footwork during 8-week camps that meet once or twice a week

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Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per child. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Registration Required. Co-ed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $89 for Billerica College Division basketball camp ($175 value)
  • $159 for Billerica Pro Division basketball camp ($320 value)
  • $99 for Cambridge College Division basketball camp ($200 value)
  • $99 for Cambridge Pro Division basketball camp ($200 value)

All camps are coed. College Division camps are for grades 4–6, and Pro Division camps are for grades 7–12.

Camps run eight weeks and are held on the following dates:

  • Billerica College Division: September 14–November 9; Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Billerica Pro Division: September 14–November 9; Sundays and Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cambridge College Division: September 15–November 10; Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge Pro Division: September 15–November 10; Mondays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Programs focus on total-game improvement. Sunday and Monday sessions cover skills like shooting, dribbling, passing, and footwork. The Billerica Pro Division also meets on Tuesday nights, during which they’ll play in scrimmages that allow them to practice skills in game-like conditions.

The Three-Point Line: Basketball’s Last-Second Savior

Sure, skill and teamwork make up the bulk of what helps athletes win a game—but the court itself matters, too. Read on to learn about one of its most useful markings.

In an American Basketball Association game in 1967, Indiana was down by two points against Dallas with one second left to play. With no time to do anything else, point guard Jerry Harkness caught an inbound pass and hurled the ball the length of the court, banking it off the glass and into the net. Relieved that he’d kept his team alive for overtime, Harkness started walking to the bench to prepare when officials interceded to inform him that his 92-foot desperation heave was a game-winner. He was, in fact, almost 70 feet behind the league’s newly minted line behind which all shots—whether hurled or floated—were worth three points. Today such lines, which trace an arc around the basket, are part of the game nearly everywhere organized basketball is played.

The line’s distance from the basket varies by league and level of play. In the NBA—which didn’t adopt a three-point line until 1979—the semi-circle sits 23 feet, 9 inches from the basket (from the corners, the distance is 22 feet), though sharpshooters in International Basketball Federation competition nab the extra point for any shot beyond 22 feet, 1.7 inches. Elite shooters typically net somewhere around 40% of their shots from behind the line, and their ability to pull defenders out to the perimeter and create interior space for their teammates—not to mention their potential as last-second saviors—is invaluable for virtually any successful basketball team.

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    West Cambridge

    56 Coolidge Ave

    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    19 Campbell Rd.

    Billerica, MA 01821

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