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Summer Basketball camps

Summer basketball camps offer a valuable opportunity for basketball players to hone their skills and take their game to the next level! Basketball is a sport that requires a great deal of practice and skill development, and summer camps are a great way to do that!

At our summer basketball camps and skills sessions, players can expect to receive high-quality instruction from experienced coaches. This type of instruction allows players to learn and master correct technique and enhance their skills.

Summer is one of the best times of the year for kids, and camps can be a great way for players to make friends and meet new people!

Summer basketball camps can be a great way for players to test their skills, as they develop, against other players of similar age and ability. This type of competition can help players and instructors to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas of improvement. Camps can also provide a great opportunity for players to work on their mental game and learn how to deal with pressure and adversity.

Overall, summer basketball camps provide a valuable opportunity for players to develop their skills and prepare for the upcoming season. Players can expect to receive quality instruction, gain valuable experience, and make new friends.

Visit our website to check out our camp opportunities based on your child’s age and skill level.


Importance of Youth Sports

  • As parents, we all want our children to have the best opportunities to succeed in life. One way to help our kids get ahead is to introduce them to sports at a young age. Starting sports in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade can provide a number of benefits that last well into adulthood.
  • First and foremost, introducing kids to sports at a young age can help to instill healthy habits for life. Young children who participate in sports are more likely to develop an appreciation for exercise and physical activity, which can help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Starting sports early can also help to build self-esteem in children. When kids are successful in their sports activities, they develop feelings of self-worth. This can help them to succeed in other areas of life, such as academics or personal relationships.
  • Finally, introducing kids to sports at a young age can help to develop their motor skills. By learning to play different sports, kids can practice different movements and improve their coordination. This can help them to develop better balance and agility, which can be beneficial for kids’ physical development.
  • Overall, there are a number of benefits to introducing kids to sports at a young age, including many important life skills: teamwork, sacrifice, commitment, leadership, and more. If you’re looking for ways to give your child a head start in life, consider starting them in an organized sport.
  • At EYSA, we off plenty of youth programs! Visit our website for more
  • information on K-2 Fall/Winter Basketball,

Basketball Skills & Development

  • Basketball is an exciting sport that can provide a lifetime of physical, mental, and social benefits to young players. Developing basketball skills at a young age is essential for the game’s long-term success.
  • At an early age, basketball abilities should be developed in a way that allows the player to understand the fundamentals of the sport. This includes learning the rules of the game, the basic skills such as dribbling, shooting, and passing, and the strategies of how to move and play effectively. Understanding and mastering the fundamentals of basketball can help to create a strong foundation for future development.
  • In addition to fundamentals, young players should also focus on building their physical strength and endurance to help them become more successful on the court. Basketball is a fast-paced sport that requires quick thinking and the ability to react. Players need to focus on strengthening their muscles and improving their endurance to increase their performance.
  • Youth basketball players can also make time for their mental game. Learning how to manage their emotions and stay composed under pressure is a very important part of basketball.
  • Finally, youth basketball players should strive to become great teammates. Learning how to work together, share the ball, and support each other in a team sport is essential for success.
  • Working together to achieve a common goal can help to foster strong relationships and create an environment of trust and respect.
  • At Elkhorn Youth Sports Association, we offer Fall & Winter Basketball Skills Development for boys and girls ages K-2nd grade! For more information, visit our website .
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Basketball Shooting Skills

  • Shooting a basketball is a skill that can be honed through practice and dedication. It requires the shooter to be able to read the game and anticipate the ball’s path and trajectory. It takes time, repetition and focus to become an accurate and effective shooter.
  • The first step to becoming a great basketball shooter is to practice shooting the ball. This means taking the time to work on your form - how you stand, how you hold the ball, how you release the ball, how the ball rotates off of the shooters fingers, how the shooter follows-thru - and make sure you’re doing it correctly. It also means practicing shooting from different distances and angles. Find a spot on the court that you feel comfortable shooting from and practice your shot repeatedly.
  • The second step to becoming a great shooter is to focus on your footwork. Footwork is key to a successful shot, as it helps you get your body into the right position for a successful shot. It is important to practice footwork drills to help you become shot-ready and to move quickly and easily on the court. You want to be able to create space for yourself and put yourself in the best possible position to make the shot.
  • The third step is to practice shooting with a defender. This will help you to learn how to shoot under pressure and develop the ability to read the defense and adjust your shot accordingly. You should also practice shooting with a partner to help you improve your shots in game-like situations.
  • Finally, you need to stay focused and have the confidence to take the shot. No matter how much practice you’ve put in, you won’t make the shot if you don’t believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities and take the shot when the opportunity presents itself.
  • At EYSA, you can become a great shooter by taking advantage of our Shooterz Edge Program! You are able to get up to 600 shots in a 30-minute session. For more information, visit

Sports Clinics

  • Sports clinics and camps are a great resource for athletes of all ages and abilities. Clinics provide a great opportunity for athletes to work on their skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. They also offer an important opportunity for coaches to evaluate the physical and mental capabilities of individual athletes.
  • Clinics are designed to help players of all skill levels refine, build upon, and better understand the fundamentals of the sport. For instance, a softball clinic might include instruction on proper throwing and batting techniques, as well as drills to help improve agility and coordination. Clinics also provide an opportunity for coaches to assess an athlete’s physical and mental abilities, and to tweak their training accordingly.
  • Clinics also offer a unique opportunity for athletes to receive small group instruction from coaches and trainers. In small group instruction, coaches can provide feedback and guidance that is tailored to an individual’s specific needs and abilities. This type of personalized attention can help athletes take their game to the next level.
  • In addition, attending a clinic can be a great way for athletes to meet and interact with players from other teams and levels of play. This type of social interaction can help athletes build relationships and develop stronger teamwork skills. It can also help athletes develop a newfound confidence in their abilities.
  • All in all, sports clinics and camps provide a great opportunity for athletes of
  • all ages and ability levels to improve their skills, receive personalized instruction, develop relationships, and have fun. By attending clinics and camps, athletes can gain a greater understanding of the game, and take their performance to the next level.
  • We had some amazing clinics in November and are excited or our December Clinics, check them out on our website!
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Youth Sports Programs

  • Youth sports programs have been a staple in many communities for decades, providing young children and adolescents with the opportunity to engage in physical activity, develop key skills, and foster a love for sports.
  • These programs not only promote a healthy and active lifestyle, but they also offer a multitude of benefits that can positively impact a child's life, especially when it comes to preparing for high school sports.
  • One of the main benefits of participating in youth sports is the experience gained. From learning the basics of a sport to mastering advanced techniques, children are exposed to a variety of challenges and situations that help them develop essential skills. These skills include teamwork, communication, discipline, and perseverance, which are crucial for success in any sport, but also in life.
  • At EYSA, each of the programs represented provide our youth a safe and structured environment for them to learn and grow. Coaches and mentors play a significant role in guiding and teaching young athletes, not only about the sport, but also about important values such as sportsmanship, respect, and responsibility. These values are essential for the development of well-rounded individuals.
  • Another significant advantage of youth sports programs is the opportunity to develop a love for the game. Many children who start playing sports at a young age develop a passion for it that lasts a lifetime. This passion can drive them to continue playing sports in high school and beyond. By fostering a love for the game, youth sports programs can help children stay physically active and lead a healthy lifestyle well into adulthood.
  • In addition to the personal benefits, youth sports programs also serve as a stepping stone for high school sports. As children progress and improve in their chosen sport, they gain the necessary skills and experience to prepare them for the challenges of high school sports. By participating in youth sports, children can enter high school with a solid foundation and a competitive edge, as they are already familiar with the sports rules, techniques, and strategies.
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Youth Flag Football

  • Youth flag football is a popular sport among children and teenagers, and for good reason. It offers a variety of benefits that not only help children develop physically, but also mentally and socially. If you're considering enrolling your child in a youth flag football league, here are a few reasons why it's a great idea.
  • 1. Promotes Physical Fitness
  • In today's age of technology, it's important for children to engage in physical activities to stay healthy. Youth flag football is a great way to get your child moving and active. It involves running, catching, and throwing, which all contribute to improving cardiovascular health and building strength. Additionally, flag football is a non-contact sport, making it a safer option for children compared to traditional tackle football.
  • 2. Teaches Teamwork and Communication

    Flag football is a team sport, which means children have to work together to achieve a common goal. This promotes the development of important life skills, such as teamwork and communication. Children learn how to communicate effectively with their teammates, listen to their ideas, and work together to come up with strategies to win the game.

  • 3. Develops Motor Skills
  • In youth flag football, children practice various skills, such as running, catching, and throwing, which all contribute to the development of their motor skills. These skills are not only important for playing football, but also for other physical activities and daily tasks.
  • 4. Encourages Sportsmanship
  • Playing flag football teaches children the value of good sportsmanship. They learn how to win and lose gracefully, how to congratulate their opponents, and how to show respect towards the referees and their teammates. These values are crucial for children to learn at a young age and will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.
  • 5. Builds Confidence
  • Participating in any sport can help boost a child's confidence. As they improve their skills and contribute to their team's success, they will gain a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem. This can have a positive impact on their overall well-being and help them develop a positive attitude towards challenges.
  • 6. Provides a Fun and Safe Environment
  • Youth flag football leagues provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn and play. The rules of the game are designed to prevent injuries, making it a suitable option for children of all ages and skill levels. Additionally, with the use of authentic NFL flag football jerseys, children can feel like they are part of a professional team, making the experience even more enjoyable. In conclusion, youth flag football offers numerous benefits for children, both on and off the field. It promotes physical fitness, teaches important life skills, and provides a fun and safe environment for children to learn and grow. So, if you're wondering whether you should put your child in youth flag football, the answer is yes! Register now for our Spring season of Flag Football: