Train to be a champion!
Great news for all basketball enthusiasts who wish to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Alaska starts its annual basketball camp for both girls and boys of all ages.
Philippine Basketball Association legend and camp director Jeff Cariaso and NCAA head coaches Topex Robinson and Rodney Santos lead the Alaska Basketball Power Camp of coaches who will teach the most important aspects of the game of basketball. The camp is open to boys and girls.
The camp starts April at the Aquinas School (Apr. 9) and Ateneo de Manila University (Apr. 12). There will be similar camps at the Chiang Kai Shek College (May 14), Sacred Heart School Covered Courts in Cebu (Apr. 13), Enverga University Foundation in Lucena City (Apr. 27), Subic Gym in Zambales (Apr. 11) and Bacolod Tay Tung High School (Apr. 27).
“I love to teach and share what I graciously learned in my many years as a player and now coach. We want participants to have a full out experience of the game and use the values they learn in the process no matter what careers they end up doing,” said coach Jeff.
The basketball power camp promotes Alaska’s belief that sports play an important role in instilling positive values among the youth including discipline, hard work, teamwork and determination.
“Specific lessons will be respecting the game and everybody involved. Team work, sacrifice, responsibility, dedication, good sportsmanship and hard work. Nothing is worth it without hard work,” said coach Jeff.
The camp continues previous Alaska basketball power camps of past years and will teach the most important aspects of the game adding only innovations which will help participants improve their play.
“We don’t entirely want our Power Camp to be necessarily different. The past camp by coach Jojo (Lastimosa) had a very solid foundation in which he gave participants a platform to improve their basketball skills,” said coach Jeff.
“Of course my camp will have a different feel because it’s me. We are different in our approach but we will continue to improve on ways we can enhance the skills of participants. We want them to improve also their confidence, love and understanding of the game.”
The Alaska legend called on basketball enthusiasts to join the camp to help them learn the most important aspects of the game that will help them become the best basketball players that they could be.
“We cannot promise an MVP by the end of the eight sessions. But we can promise we will introduce and set the pathway for you to become the best team player you can be. But one thing you need to learn that I will repeat: You have to be willing to work hard for it,” said coach Jeff.
Through the Power Camp Alaska helps the youth develop skills in team sports like basketball as well as the fundamental values that develop character and necessary attributes for success not just in sports but in everyday life.
For more information visit the website www.alaskapowercamp.com or call Alaska Milk Corporation at 840-4500 (local 205, 209) and ask for CK or Rogen.