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Skillz U - The BBA's Official Boys and Girls Skills Clinic

Saturday, September 1, 2018

  • St. Henry's Athletic Complex, 35 Cavalier Blvd, Florence, Kentucky
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (lunch at 12:30)
  • Wear athletic apparel and gym/basketball shoes
  • Bring a lunch
  • Bring a basketball if you have one
  • Make sure you bring a signed copy of a the waiver/photo release
  • Be ready to learn, compete and have fun!

What to Expect at Skillz U

Skillz U presented by the Barnstorm Basketball Associations is a day-long  skills clinic challenging young student-athletes to become better players and people, within a structured, high energy, high repetition, fun and competitive group setting.
 
It is broken down into two distinct sessions, each lasting 2 1/2 hours with a lunch hour sandwiched in between.  Instructions during the sessions will center around individual basketball fundamentals and team concepts. 
 
Skillz U clinics are ideal for student - athletes in 3rd - 8th grades that have beginner to intermediate skill levels.  Student - athletes should have a basic understanding of the game, complimented by a positive work ethic and a great attitude.  The capacity is 30 student - athletes to ensure maximum repetitions, so register right away!

If your student - athlete is serious about improving specific areas of their game, Skillz U is a great fit!  We will focus on the fundamentals of dribbling and ball handling, shooting form and technique, footwork, and basketball IQ.  We will build  aggressiveness, confidence, work ethic and moral character at our skills clinics. 

About the Director - Zeke Harris

Zeke Harris is the BBA Director of Youth Outreach and Development.  He has worked with young people in many different capacities and is currently a basketball skills development coach/trainer in Northeast Ohio, training some of the top up-and-coming scholastic athletes in the area.

Zeke brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in development and outreach.  He has worked for national youth organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he served as Targeted Outreach Director doing gang intervention/prevention in Cleveland, Ohio; and, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, where he served as a Community Development Specialist in Dallas Texas.  He has also worked in the classroom, coached basketball, created a grant-funded after school program and summer camp at one of the best charter school networks in the country, The Intergenerational School.

Zeke has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Antropology from Pace University in New York where he was a basketball and baseball letterman.  He has over 25 years of experience in working with young people and spends countless hours preparing kids academically, socially, and athletically.