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Breakthrough Basketball Essential Youth Skills & Decision Making Camp

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’re excited to provide this 3 day youth and middle school camp in Spokane, Washington that focuses on developing the complete player. You will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, and other essential skills to become a great a basketball player.

What will players get out of the camp?

  • You will learn the techniques and skill needed to become a great shooter.
  • You will learn the essential skills to becoming a great ball handler… no fluff.
  • You will learn how to make more lay ups.
  • You will learn how to become a defensive stopper and rebounding machine.
  • You will learn the critical components of basketball IQ required to become a great offensive player from an individual and team aspect.

We will teach you all of the critical skills and concepts that coaches love and help players excel.

Ball Handling

  • Stationary ball handling routine that improve rhythm, feel, and coordination with the basketball.
  • Dribbles move to help you blow by the defense at will.
  • Critical progressions to ensure that your dribble moves are effective and explosive.


  • How to position your feet and align your body to increase the chance of shooting the ball straight.
  • A form shooting routine that almost every great shooter has utilized that can be done at home.
  • Proper footwork and how to develop a quick release.
  • How to shoot game shots from game spots at game speeds.

Lay Ups / Finishing

  • Finishing techniques used to reduce turnovers and make more shots.
  • 1 on 1 finishing drills that ingrain good habits while competing in a fun way.


  • How to cut and get open. You will learn v-cuts, basket cuts, l-cuts, backdoor cuts, and more.
  • How to attack down screens, back screens, and more.

Defense and Rebounding

  • How to improve quickness and play better on-ball defense.
  • How to improve speed with hip-turns, push step, and better movement fundamentals.
  • 5 fundamental keys to effective close-outs.
  • How position away from the ball and be a great team defensive player.
  • How to effectively box out your man every time.


  • How to use your feet to gain a better position to score from almost anywhere on the floor.
  • How to utilize front pivots, reverse pivots, step throughs, sweeps, drop steps, and hops to make you an elite player.


  • Improve hand eye-coordination and passing skills with the Steve Nash passing series.
  • Competitive passing drills to develop game-like passing with head and pass fakes.

Competitive Play and Controlled Scrimmages

Players will also get to take the skills they practiced and apply them in a game setting. This is fun and intense.

The games are set up, so the players have to give maximum effort and execute proper fundamentals. Players earn points for proper play and are deducted points for poor effort and execution.

Who Can Participate?

This camp is for boys & girls 3rd-8th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated.

Coach Profile – Matt Mann

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Being from Australia, Matt Mann played cricket until his teenage years before being introduced to basketball. Once introduced, he became extremely eager to learn and improve so he could catch up to other players his age. Matt went on to win multiple M.V.P. awards, defensive player of the year, First Team and All Star Selections, and State and league championships
Mann currently holds a dual position of assistant coach and player developer for the Mercer Island girls varsity team. Previously, Matt was in the role of player development for the Enumclaw Hornets boys varsity basketball program, and he coached U/8, U/10, U/12 & U/14’s in Australia
Known for his commitment to individual player growth, he designs personalized training programs and offers guidance not only in basketball but also in life skills. He actively participates in organizing and conducting youth clinics within the community and is involved in various outreach programs which use basketball as a tool for positive change

Camp Details


Tuesday July 16, 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 17, 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday July 18, 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


The camp is for boys and girls from 3rd grade to 8th grade.

Players will be grouped based on grade and gender to start during the individual skill work drills.


Each session is limited to 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement


The HUB Sports Center
19619 E. Cataldo Ave.
Liberty Lake, WA 99016


$245 $196 (Register Now for 20% Off!)

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July 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


HUB Sports Center
19619 E. Cataldo
Liberty Lake, 99016 United States
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(509) 927-0602
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