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    October 21, 2014

    CAMP SOLD OUT! Brian McCormick Playmaker & 180 Shooter Basketball Camps Set for October 24-25 for Ages 11-16

    CAMP SOLD OUT! Basketball Manitoba is very pleased to announce details that it will be hosting a special athlete camp in Winnipeg at St. John's Ravenscourt School, 400 South Drive in Winnipeg.  The Brian McCormick Crossover Movement Basketball Camp is set for October 24-25 in Winnipeg and targets male and female athletes ages 11-16.   

    Brian McCormick is a basketball coach, trainer and author. McCormick’s coaching career includes stops at the youth, high school,
    college and professional levels.  He possesses a PhD in Coaching and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM).


    He founded and wrote the Level 1 certification curriculum for the Youth Basketball Coaching Association to assist non-profit organizations with the development of their volunteer coaches and to disseminate information for coaches. 

    McCormick has developed the Playmakers Basketball Development League and wrote Playmakers: the Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence to provide an age-appropriate league alternative focused on fun, learning and development for younger players.  He also created the 180 Shooter Practice and Shot Tracker programs to enable more deliberate practice and coach/player communication.  McCormick has published 13 books, including Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development; Developing Basketball Intelligence; Hard2Guard: Skill Development for Perimeter Players; Blitz Basketball; 180 Shooter; Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters Vol. 1-4 and more.  

    McCormick has conducted clinics throughout the United States and in Canada, China, Greece, Macedonia, Morocco, South Africa, and Trinidad & Tobago. He also has worked individually and in groups with dozens of players from beginners to high school and college All-Americans to professional and National Team players.

    McCormick’s coaching career includes stops at the youth, high school, college and professional levels:

    • Head Coach, Men’s Basketball: UCD Marian; Dublin, Ireland
    • Head Coach, Women’s Basketball: Visby Ladies; Visby, Sweden
    • Head Coach, Girls’ Varsity Basketball: San Diego Jewish Academy
    • Head Coach, Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball: University High School
    • Head Coach, Boys’ U9 AAU Basketball: HoopMasters Los Angeles
    • Head Coach, Girls’ Middle School Basketball: Notre Dame Academy
    • Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball: U.C. Santa Cruz
    • Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball: Santa Monica College
    • Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball: Mt. Hood Community College
    • Assistant Coach, Boys’ Varsity Basketball: Brentwood School
    • Assistant Coach, Girls’ U10 AAU Basketball: Santa Monica Surf
    • Assistant Coach, Girls’ U14 AAU Basketball: Norcal Sparx
    • Assistant Coach, Girls’ U10-12 AAU Basketball: HoopMasters
    Read more about Brian at... 

    180 Shooter Camp Features (Friday)
    • 180 Shooter Clinics focus on the four-step progression from novice shooter to expert shooter.
    • 180 Shooter emphasizes footwork and teaches shooting from the ground up. Incorporates the
    • 180 Shooter programs and concepts like shot tracking, practice habits and deliberate practice.
    Playmakers / Developing Basketball Intelligence Camp Features (Saturday)
    • DBI Clinics focus on tactical skills like give-and-go cuts, pick-and-rolls, transition basketball and more with an emphasis on creating a shot for oneself or a team mate. 
    • Clinics use an assortment of competitive games and drills to develop skills and introduce concepts like attention, pattern recognition and anticipation.
    Camp Dates:
    • Friday October 24, 2014
    • Saturday October 25, 2014
    Camp Times: (player's attend BOTH days)

    1. Coed Session #1 - Friday: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    2. Coed Session #2 - Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Camp Location: 
    • St. John's Ravenscourt School
    • 400 South Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • MAP
    Camp Ages:
    • Female Athletes - Ages 11-16 
    • Male Athletes - Ages 11-16
    Clinic Cost:
    • $55.00 per athlete (taxes included)
    Deadline to Register:
    • Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm OR when the camp fills up to 50 athletes.
    Clinic Notes:
    • IMPORTANT: All participants must bring their own basketball.
    • The Friday of this weekend is the province-wide 'SAGE' in-service day (no classes) and the Saturday will see no WMBA games scheduled as the Super Coaches Clinic is running all day for all league coaches.
    • Players are to attend BOTH days of the camp (5 hours of court time in all)  
    • Players are asked to show up 15-30 minutes prior to the Friday session to register. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm on the Friday (no sooner)
    • No previous basketball experience is required - all are welcome!
    • Players are asked to come dressed ready to participate including non-marking runners, shorts and a t-shirt.  A towel and water bottle are also recommended but not required.  


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