Quicker than a fast-break by LeBron James the NBA Basketball School camp is returning to Dubai.
And, all budding ’ballers will have ex-pros and coaches giving expert insight throughout the week.
Kids can up their game in skill-based sessions that aim to cover everything from the fundamentals right up to the necessary steps to go pro.
Former Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor will join Jeff Christensen, NBA Basketball School Dubai technical director and former Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) assistant coach.
The course returns to the city following a hugely successful debut in March, and will run from Friday June 28 to Friday July 5 at the Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha.
Parents should register online beforehand.
The course is priced at Dhs1,200 each for six to 11-year-olds and Dhs1,500 for 12 to 18-year-olds. It includes a full training kit.
It has been developed by the NBA’s Elite Basketball Development team in consultation with current and former NBA coaches, NBA players, and player development experts.
NBA associate vice president of basketball operations, Europe and Middle East, Neal Meyer said: “The appetite to play basketball and learn the fundamentals of the game among youth in Dubai and across the region continues to grow.
“Building on the success of the inaugural camp, we look forward to working with a new group of talented young boys and girls seeking to improve their fundamentals under the direction of NBA personnel.”
The NBA is teaming up with StryxSports, one of the UAE’s leading sports providers, for the camp.
Seif Tawfik, Stryx Sports’ CEO, added; “After an outstanding first NBA basketball school camp in March, we were extremely delighted by the positive feedback and support we received from our players and parents.
“Our team is proud to take part in fostering the local UAE talent, enabling them to pursue their dreams and passion.”
Don’t forget to read about more summer camps kids can join in across Dubai here.
Dhs1,200 (ages six to 11), Dhs1,500 (ages 12 to 18). Jun 28-Jul 5. NBA Basketball School, Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, uae.nbabasketballschool.com.