Sampson Basketball Academy

Sampson Basketball Academy

Online registration links for the November & December 2-day camps are now available!

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Camp Info

Camp Info

Sampson Basketball Academy and Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club are teaming up to bring you three more camp options this year!

Camp Dates

  • November 26 & 27 - Register online here.
  • December 27 & 28 - Register online here.
  • December 29 & 30 - Register online here.

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
  • Located 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
  • Q & A session with Ralph Sampson about his basketball career
  • Light refreshments
  • Open to children 9 – 16 years old
  • Sampson Basketball Academy will be following Virginia Forward and CDC Guidelines
  • $160 registration fee per camper

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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