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Sampson Basketball Academy

Sampson Basketball Academy

Sampson Basketball Academy and Ƶapp Fitness & Rec Club are teaming up to bring you more camp options! 3-day and 1-day camps are available for summer 2024. SIGN UP FOR YOUR SPOT before they sell out!!

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Camp Info

Camp Info

Learn the fundamentals of triple threat - shooting, dribbling, and passing. You will walk away understanding techniques to practice to get you ready for your next step in the game of basketball. Practice the basics to be game-time ready!

Open to children ages 9 - 16


Camp Cost
  • 1 Day Camp Cost: $99
  • 3 Day Camp Cost: $299
 
Camp Schedule
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am | Registration | Free Shooting | Warm Up
  • 9:00 am | Camp begins
  • 12:00 pm | Camp ends
  • Camps will be held at Ƶapp Fitness & Rec Club | 540.289.4987 | 4160 Del Webb Dr, Ƶapp, VA 22840
  • A minimum of 10 campers is required for each camp. If minimum number is not met, the camp will be cancelled for the week.
 
Inclusions
  • Instruction from five-time NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson
  • SBA water bottle
  • Explore WaterPark vouchers: 1 day camps include 1 voucher | 3 day camps include 2 vouchers
  • Q & A session with Ralph Sampson about his basketball career
 
1 Day Camp Dates
  • June 18, 2024

  • June 20, 2024

  • July 23, 2024

  • July 30, 2024

  • August 6, 2024

  • August 8, 2024

  • August 13, 2024

3 Day Camp Dates
  • July 8 - 10, 2024

About Ralph Sampson

About Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

At a young age, Sampson learned both the importance of teamwork and leadership, as he led his high school basketball team to three state championships.

After high school, 7’4” Sampson went on to the University of Virginia where he posted an impressive 123-22 record, won a championship, and was voted National Player of the Year in three of his four seasons.

Sampson was selected by the Houston Rockets as the Number One pick in the NBA Draft. As a rookie, he averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds and won the NBA Rookie of the Year. A five-time All Star during his career with the Rockets, he led his team to the NBA Finals in 1986. He went on to play for the Golden State Warriors and completed his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings. He has been inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

 

Collegiate Career at University of Virginia
Final Four in 1981
Final Eight 1983
3-time Naismith National Player of the Year

Professional Career
#1 Overall NBA Draft Pick 1983
NBA Rookie of the Year 1983
NBA Finals 1986
5-time NBA All Star

Halls of Fame
1996 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
2011 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

 

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson III

Ralph Sampson III attended Northview High School in John Creek, Georgia. As a senior, he averaged 19.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game in leading Northview to its first state tournament appearance and a 21-9 record.

After High School Ralph III attended the University Minnesota started every Big Ten Conference game, helping the Gophers earn an NCAA tournament bid, and finished second on the team in both rebounds and blocked shots per game. Sampson started at forward and center in his sophomore and junior seasons for the Gophers and saw his minutes, points, and blocks per game increase each year.

 

 

 

 

Virtual Clinic Videos

Virtual Clinic Videos

How To Score

Tips:

  • Stay Low
  • Step with Dominate Foot
  • Head up, Look at Basket
  • Shoot and Follow Through Until the Ball Hits the Floor

 

Form Shooting

Tips:

  • Weigh the Basketball
  • Arm at 90 Degree Angle
  • Ball Above Your Head Hand Placement, Thumbs in “T” Position
  • Shooting with an Arch
  • Follow Through

Triple Threat

Tip:

  • Catch the Ball in Position to Shoot, Dribble, or Pass
  • Always be in a Balanced Position
  • Look at the Target

Shooting off the Dribble

Tips: 4 Principles of Shooting off the Dribble

  • Straight-On Dribble
  • Crossover
  • Between the Legs Dribble
  • Behind the Back Dribble

Shooting off the Pass

Tips:

  • Catch the Ball Ready to Shoot
  • Triple Threat Position
  • Step into the Shot
  • Follow Through

Shooting Drills

Tips:

  • Everything in life is a competition
  • Your 80% should be better than anyone else’s 100%

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