Saturday’s clinic with New York Guard, Jerian Grant, was nothing short of amazing! We had a small group, but every camper there worked hard, listened to the coaches and absolutely learned something.
As usual, we started the day with some dynamic stretches and warming up led by our Head Coach, Gigi Brown. This is the most important part of every workout. Making sure your body is stretched and ready to be active is the key to Success!
Push ups! Necessary for building that upper body strength. Stronger upper body= shooting further. Every drill and exercise we do at camp is building towards a particular goal.
Dribbling drills were next. Stationary and moving. Developing a strong dribble form can be worked on at any age. No matter how good you think you are, there is always somebody out there working on their game and getting better.
We took a quick break from the drills to have a Q & A with Jerian. There were some awesome questions asked by the kids, including “Who were you idols growing up?” “How did you feel in your first game with the Knicks?” “What do you need to work on to become a better player?” Jerian answered everyone of them, Including the question about how many broken ankles he has gotten over the years. Answer: A lot.
During the last portion of our clinic, we worked on shooting. Lay ups and jump shots. Worked on the fundamentals of shooting: hand placement, shot form, feet placement and balance. Repetition is key for shooting. Once you understand the correct formula for shooting, practice that formula day and night and you will become a force to be reckoned with.
Thanks again for everybody who joined us on saturday! It was an absolute blast and I can’t wait until our next clinic with Jerian.
We are thrilled to offer a 1 day kids basketball clinic with New York Guard Jerian Grant. Jerian is one of the newest players on New York and looks to be a crucial player for years to come. 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- 4:00 PM at the Grace Church School at 86 4th Avenue (10th St is the cross Street) in Greenwich Village. Registration is open and you cansign 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, Shane 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 Shane Larkin 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!
About Jerian Grant
Attended Notre Dame where he was awarded Big East Conference All-Rookie Team, Second-Team All-Big East, preseason All-ACC Team and received the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. During his final season he led the Irish to an ACC Tournament Championship and the Elite Eight. Jerian was the 19th overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2015 NBA Draft. He currently plays for the NY Knicks and is the son of former NBA player, Harvey Grant.
Jerian Grant Clinic FAQ
When & Where is the Clinic
The clinic is on Saturday, April 30th from 2:00- 4:00 PM at theGrace 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 $59 on ourclass registration page. Just click the signup button under the Shane Larkin 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 theGrace Church School at 86th 4th Avenue in Greenwich Village. Pick up will start right after the event at 4:00 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 offer11 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 haveCJ McCollum, Zach LaVine, Jahlil Okafor, and Kyle O’Quinn. Stay tuned for more announcements on some of the most exciting players in the league coming to do camps and clinics in Manhattan!