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Welcome to Philly Point Guard Camp, a basketball program for boys and girls ages 6-18, who want to work on their game and to continue to improve. We will turn campers into basketball players. Our main focus will be on making your elementary school, middle school, junior high and high school-aged sons or daughters smarter and better basketball players. Between our summer camps, our year-round Player Development programs, and our boys AAU program, we will teach your young athletes all about fundamentals, conditioning, teamwork and sportsmanship during each of our many sessions. We will be at different sites throughout the Philadelphia-New Jersey region, making it convenient for everyone in the area to attend.
For the past three years, Philly Point Guard Camp has been holding Player Development sessions in the Fall and Spring to help youngsters work on their skill sets and conditioning. This has been a very successful program in that youngsters who might not otherwise have done so without our instruction, are making their school and travel teams. We feel that it's not all about talent, but all about effort. Our 90-minute sessions are meant to make sure every child works hard. And they will be instructed by coaches who have coached on either the high school or college level, or have at least played college ball. We guarantee that if you sign up for and attend all 10 sessions, you will get better!
For more information, please go to: http://www.phillypointguardcamp.com/player-development.html
Besides Player Development sessions and summer camps, we also provide a boys' AAU program that incorporates our Spring Player Development Program with the tournaments in which we'll be entered. We are expecting to play in at least six tournaments per age group and hold a practice and a Player Development session each week. The amount of teams we will field, and the breakdown of age groups, will depend on how many registrants we receive. We will not turn down anyone who wishes to play and participate in our program. We feel that too many youngsters are being told by adults that they're not good enough to play. We feel that decision should be made the youngster himself. If you have the passion to play and are willing to put in the effort necessary to become a better player, we are more than happy to provide you with that opportunity. If after a youngster has done all that and comes to the decision that he isn't up to the task, that's fine. At least it was his decision. To register for AAU/Player Development, please go to our Player Development link provided below.
Our summer camps are held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will be offering the best group of guest instructors in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Summer Camps for 2012 are ready to go
Here is our schedule:
June 18-22: At Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pa. (for high school-aged girls only)
June 25-29: At Fugett Middle School, West Chester, Pa. (boys and girls, ages 8-14)
July 9-13: At Brandywine Youth Club, Glen Mills, PA (boys and girls, ages 6-10; Boys and girls, ages 13-18)
July 16-20: At Brandywine Youth Club, Glen Mills, PA (boys and girls, ages 11-18)
July 23-27: At Tabernacle Baptist Church, Burlington, NJ (boys and girls, ages 8-18)
Aug. 13-17: At Kelly Bolish Gym, Hatboro, PA (boys and girls, ages 8-14)
To register, please go to our registration tab for the proper links. All of our discounts will also be listed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time at email@example.com or by phone at 215-806-7757.
RPI and Rory Perner going to The Dance
CANTON, N.Y. -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with our own Rory Perner starting at point guard, upset top-seed St. Lawrence University 72-65 Saturday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2009) on its home court to win its first-ever Liberty League championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament.
The Red Hawks, picked to finish sixth in the eight-team Liberty League, went into the tournament as the third seed and began their quest for a title with an upset win of second-seeded Hamilton, 64-55, on Friday night.
On Saturday, Liberty League Player of the Year and tournament MVP Sam Simmons scored a game-high 20 points with nine rebounds to lead Rensselaer to its first NCAA appearance since 1996, when it reached the Sweet 16.
The Red Hawks, who took their first lead at 3-2 on a 3-pointer by Rory, trailed 39-32 edge at the break and the lead would swell to 48-39 with 14:59 to go in the second half. But RPI shut down the Saints offense and capitalized on a four-minute SLU scoring drought to pull within 48-47, with 11:58 to play in regulation. The teams exchanged shots from beyond the perimeter and a layup from Bela Vonnak gave St. Lawrence a three-point edge with 9:47 left. RPI fought back to earn the third tie of the game, 53-53, off a 3-pointer from Eric Anderson before Tim Rupp knocked in a jumper from inside the paint for RPI's first lead since the opening half. Despite two more ties down the stretch, Rensselaer used clutch free throw opportunities and 3-pointers to clinch the title and a ticket to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
St. Lawrence shot 43 percent from the field in the first half, but was contained to only 26.5 percent in the second, while Rensselaer shot 65 percent from the floor, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range, and 90 percent from the free throw line to seal the victory.
Our Nancy Lieberman makes history
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Shock came up with a way to distract some attention away from their skirmish earlier this week.
For one game at least.
The Shock signed 50-year-old Nancy Lieberman, a Hall of Famer and one of their former coaches, to a seven-day contract on Thursday and she expected to play only that night in Houston.
"It's really a one-game deal," Lieberman said in a telephone interview. "My motivation stems from the fact that I love this game and I never stopped playing it whether it's a pickup game with Deion Sanders and Tony Romo at a church or at a park with my son [TJ]."
She became the oldest player in WNBA history at 39 while playing for the Phoenix Mercury in 1997, the league's inaugural season.
Shock coach Bill Laimbeer says Lieberman, an ESPN analyst, was impressive during drills during last year's WNBA All-Star Game.
"This is not a gimmick," Laimbeer insisted. "I talked to her last year about this and again two weeks ago. This opportunity probably would've happened if we didn't have the incident the other night."
A spot opened up for Lieberman when standout forward Cheryl Ford suffered a season-ending knee injury Tuesday night when the Shock, assistant coach Rick Mahorn and the Los Angeles Sparks were involved in a skirmish.
Lieberman was the general manager and coach of the Shock from 1998-2000. During her professional playing career, she averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists.
She played at Old Dominion University from 1976-80, helping the school win two national titles, and played for the U.S. Olympic team in 1976 and 1980.
Lieberman was the first woman to play professionally with men as part of the USBL's Springfield Fame in 1986.
She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame three years later.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press