John Karzen Basketball is a co-ed basketball program for juniors, ages 4 through 13. The program initially started in 1999 as a summer camp program with 20 campers per day. Today the program is year round with over 20 independent classes per week with approximately 500 students enrolled.
All private lessons should be paid for at time of service. All classes should be paid for in full by end of session.
Our goals are:
- To offer a high quality basketball program that teaches the basic fundamentals, offensive and defensive philosophy, team building, and sportsmanship.
- To create an environment which cultivates respect for coaches, officials, rules of the game, as well as each other.
- To build confidence through positive reinforcement for all players of all abilities, at all levels.
Little Dribblers Program (ages 4-5) is structured for fundamental movement skills, coordination and balance. Emphasis is on beginning dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and rebounding skills.
Dribblers Program (ages 6-7) is structured for fundamental movement skills, coordination and balance while increasing development in ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense.
3 Pointers Program (ages 8-11) is structured for increased technical development of fundamental basketball skills – ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, while adding positions, defense, transitions, screens and plays.
Advanced 3 Pointers Program (ages 11-13) is structured for more precise development of fundamental skills while adding an increased knowledge of each position’s responsibilities for an increased basketball IQ. Basketball specific conditioning and ‘teaching scrimmages’ will be heavily emphasized.