JASON KIDD AND MASON PLUMLEE TO ATTEND THE FIRST-EVER BROOKLYN NETS HAMPTONS BASKETBALL CAMP
–August 25 through August 29 at Southampton Town Recreation Center–
BROOKLYN (April 21, 2014) – Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd and Nets center Mason Plumlee will attend the first-ever Brooklyn Nets Hamptons Basketball Camp Powered by DRIBBL this summer. The five-day basketball camp will be open to youngsters from pre-K to 8th grade at Southampton Town Recreation Center, 1370A Majors Path, in Southampton, Long Island from August 25 through August 29.
The Nets and DRIBBL, the award-winning New York based basketball program, will offer campers of all skill-levels personalized instruction from Kidd, Plumlee, and DRIBBL coaches to develop and refine their basketball ability, while emphasizing sportsmanship and teamwork. All campers will receive Brooklyn Nets camp uniforms and merchandise.
“We’re excited to bring Brooklyn to the Hamptons and to hold our first-ever Brooklyn Nets camp,” said Kidd. “Mason and I are looking forward to meeting the campers and helping them improve their game in a fun environment and in a great facility.”
Kids can enroll for full-day or half-day programs.
Contact: Teddy Friedman, Director of Operations, 646-267-4569, LT@Dribbl.com.
In a city of overly pressured kids, DRIBBL stands out as a fun, recreational program for young athletes who want to learn fundamental basketball skills in a positive and supportive environment.
DRIBBL was founded in 1995 by Teddy Frischling, Athletic Director of The Dalton School, and Rich Gersten, Director of Brant Lake Camp, with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship.
The DRIBBL program aims to develop and refine skills such as shooting, passing, footwork and ball-handling. For the earliest athletes (ages 3-4), DRIBBL focuses on getting kids comfortable on the court while improving basic motor skills such as jumping, running, and sliding. For the older kids (boys and girls in grades 3-8), DRIBBL also offers a chance to apply the skills they’ve learned toward timed league games.
DRIBBL has a loyal following of New York City families who return year after year for its experienced staff and high coach-to-player ratio. DRIBBL now enrolls more than 1000 families each year, and was recently named “Best Basketball Clinic” by New York magazine’s annual “Best of New York” issue.
About the Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets, presented by SW24, were officially launched in April 2012 and play their home games at Barclays Center located at the crossroads of Brooklyn, Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. A member of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, the Nets advanced to the NBA Playoffs in 2013 for the first time since 2007, and are currently in the 2014 Playoffs.
Prior to its relocation to Brooklyn, the team was called the New Jersey Nets. Starting in 1977, the Nets played their first four seasons in New Jersey at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, before moving in 1981 to Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (later renamed Continental Airlines Arena and IZOD Center). They remained in East Rutherford for 29 seasons until relocating to the Prudential Center in Newark in 2010. The Nets have reached the postseason 18 times, won four Atlantic Division titles and two Eastern Conference Championships, reaching the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. Prior to joining the NBA, the team was a member of the ABA and was called the New York Nets. Playing their home games at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, the Nets won two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976.
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