Sampson Basketball Academy

Sampson Basketball Academy

It's time to shoot some hoops! Massanutten Resort and Sampson Basketball Academy present a 3-day camp for ages 9-16 to learn from five-time NBA All-Star, Ralph Sampson. Click on the Camp Info tab below for more info.

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Camp Info

Camp Info

Sampson Basketball Academy and Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club are teaming up to bring you more camp options this summer! Open to children ages 9 – 16 | $280 per camper

 
Schedule
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am | Registration | Free Shooting | Warm Up
  • 9:00 am | Camp begins
  • 12:00 pm | Camp ends
  • Water and light snack breaks will be provided
  • Camps will be held at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club | 540.289.4987 | 4160 Del Webb Dr, Massanutten, VA 22840
 
Inclusions
  • Instruction from five-time NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson
  • Light refreshments
  • SBA water bottle
  • One Massanutten WaterPark voucher
  • Autographed camp photo
  • Q & A session with Ralph Sampson about his basketball career
 
Camp Dates
  • June 21 – 23 - Register online here.
  • June 28 – 30 - Register online here.
  • July 5 – 7 - Register online here.
  • July 12 – 14 - Register online here.
  • July 26 – 28 - Register online here.
  • August 2 – 4 - Register online here.
  • August 9 – 11 - Register online here.

Register online today!

About Ralph Sampson

About Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

Collegiate Career at University of Virginia
Final Four in 1981
Final Eight 1983
3-time Naismith National Player of the Year

Professional Career
#1 Overall NBA Draft Pick 1983
NBA Rookie of the Year 1983
NBA Finals 1986
5-time NBA All Star

Halls of Fame
1996 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
2011 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

 

Virtual Clinic Videos

Virtual Clinic Videos

How To Score

Tips:

  • Stay Low
  • Step with Dominate Foot
  • Head up, Look at Basket
  • Shoot and Follow Through Until the Ball Hits the Floor

 

Form Shooting

Tips:

  • Weigh the Basketball
  • Arm at 90 Degree Angle
  • Ball Above Your Head Hand Placement, Thumbs in “T” Position
  • Shooting with an Arch
  • Follow Through

Triple Threat

Tip:

  • Catch the Ball in Position to Shoot, Dribble, or Pass
  • Always be in a Balanced Position
  • Look at the Target

Shooting off the Dribble

Tips: 4 Principles of Shooting off the Dribble

  • Straight-On Dribble
  • Crossover
  • Between the Legs Dribble
  • Behind the Back Dribble

Shooting off the Pass

Tips:

  • Catch the Ball Ready to Shoot
  • Triple Threat Position
  • Step into the Shot
  • Follow Through

Shooting Drills

Tips:

  • Everything in life is a competition
  • Your 80% should be better than anyone else’s 100%

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