Sampson Basketball Academy

Sampson Basketball Academy

It's time to shoot some hoops! Massanutten Resort and Sampson Basketball Academy present one day “Triple Threat Camps” 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

NEW 1-day Triple Threat Camps are now available! Sampson Basketball Academy and Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club are teaming up to bring you more camp options!

About Triple Threat Camps: Learn the fundamentals of triple threat - shooting, dribbling, and passing. You will walk away understanding techniques to practice to get you ready for your next step in the game of basketball. Practice the basics to be game-time ready!

Open to children ages 9 – 16 | Cost: $99

 
Schedule
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am | Registration | Free Shooting | Warm Up
  • 9:00 am | Camp begins
  • 12:00 pm | Camp ends
  • Camps will be held at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club | 540.289.4987 | 4160 Del Webb Dr, Massanutten, VA 22840
  • A minimum of 10 campers is required for each camp. If minimum number is not met, the camp will be cancelled for the week.
 
Inclusions
  • Instruction from five-time NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson
  • SBA water bottle
  • One Massanutten WaterPark vouchers
  • Q & A session with Ralph Sampson about his basketball career
 
Camp Dates
  • December 10 - Register online here.
  • December 17 - Register online here.

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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