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Thank you to everyone who participated and made our Arron Afflalo Camp a success. We could not have done it without you! We hope everyone enjoyed playing and meeting one of the top players on the Knicks in this once in a lifetime experience.
The campers practiced their triple threat stance where they were taught to pivot in order to shoot, dribble, or pass. They focused on being in this strong stance and keeping the ball away from their defender.
They also worked on their dribbling skills and focused on keeping the ball below their waist. To make it more challenging, they were told to say the number that was held up in order to keep them from looking down at the ball.
Arron enjoyed interacting with the kids and coaching to improve young players’ fundamental skills. In addition to running drills, Arron gave a motivational speech in hopes to inspire these young athletes. At the end of camp, he signed autographs and took pictures with the campers. We hope everyone had a good and fun time and look forward to seeing you at other upcoming events!
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We are thrilled to offer a 1 day kids basketball clinic with New York Knicks Shooting Guard Aaron Afflalo. Aaron is one of the top players on the Knicks and one of the most respected players in the NBA. He will be able to offer an incredible instructional experience along with some of NYC Basketball's best coaches. The clinic will be held from 2:00 PM- 4:45 PM at the Grace Church School at 86 4th Avenue (10th St is the cross St) in Greenwich Village. Registration is open and you can sign up now on our website.
Boys and Girls ages 5-17 are welcome to attend this sure to be incredible experience. In addition to going through drills, Aaron will be taking pictures and signing autographs. This is a great opportunity to get a once in a lifetime experience while getting to meet our coaches and staff that help to make NYC Basketball Kids a top youth instructional program for kids of all ages.
We have included some FAQs below and you can sign up for the clinic with Aaron Afflalo here. We look forward to a great Saturday afternoon clinic and to meeting some new kids that can become a part of the NYC Basketball Kids program!
After being a McDonalds All American in High School, Aaron was a 1st team All American at UCLA. He was a the first overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in 2007 and since then Aaron has thrived in a 10 year NBA Career. He is currently the 3rd leading scorer for the NY Knicks. A highly respected veteran, Aaron is a member of the team USA Basketball scout team for Coach Mike Kyrsiewski. We are extremely excited to have him lead a clinic for NYC Basketball Kids.
Arron Afflalo Clinic FAQ
When & Where is the Clinic
The clinic is on Saturday, April 9th from 2:00- 4:45 PM at the Grace Church School at 86 4th Avenue (10th St is the cross st) in Greenwich Village. It is in a great neighborhood featuring great restaurants and shopping. We offer the option of staying to watch the clinic or the option of drop off and pick up.
How Do I Sign Up & How Much is It ?
You can sign up for the clinic for $85 on our class registration page. Just click the sign up button under the Aaron Afflalo clinic section and then enter your information. You will be able to pay online using any major credit card.
Can Spectators Attend?
Each child can have up to 2 spectators attend the clinic. Due to space constraints we can not have big groups as spectators.
What About Drop Off & Pick Up?
Drop off will begin at 1:45 PM at the Grace Church School at 86th 4th Avenue in Greenwich Village. Pick up will start right after the event at 4:45 PM and we will have staff on hand until 5:30 for anyone who needs late pickup.
Do You Do Other Events with NBA Players?
Yes. We will soon be announcing several events featuring NBA Players. We also offer 11 weeks of camp in the summer at John Jay College in Midtown Manhattan from June 20th- Sept 1. Each week will feature an NBA Player. We already have CJ McCollum, one of the best young players in the league signed up for a camp the second week of August. Stay tuned for more announcements on some of the most exciting players in the league coming to do camps and clinics in Manhattan!