Junior MVPs - Youth Basketball Program
2020 Schedule for the Co-ed 6 - 8 year olds
July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28- Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8: Highlands Middle School in White Plains
Philosophy of the Program
MVP puts the FUN in FUNdamentals as kids are introduced to the basics that will allow their basketball games to flourish. The focus for this age group is on providing an introduction to basketball and developing a love for the game. Campers learn and develop skills related to passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending, while strengthening footwork and improving hand-eye coordination. Campers enjoy a varied program of activities each day that emphasizes having fun and developing self-confidence.
How the Program is Organized
This is a co-ed program for ages 6 - 8. A group of experienced and dedicated coaches welcome these campers each Monday morning and form teams for the week. All youngsters are given equal playing time in games, and winning and losing are not emphasized. Instead, we stress learning about teamwork, sportsmanship and the nature of competition. There is always the opportunity after the first morning to move children up into an older division if both the coaches and the parents believe this is the right thing to do.
Many "Juniors" attend for just one week, but just as many attend multiple weeks or the entire summer. Returning campers will have the opportunity to play with different teammates, learn from a different team coach, and enjoy new guest speakers and entertainers. The older divisions are full of campers who started with MVP at this young age and then returned year after year to improve their game and spend time again with the friends they've made.
Key Elements of the Program
- Tailor made, age appropriate program
- Special guest entertainers
- Games and drills that will bring a smile to every face
- A misting tent where kids can cool down
- Indoor and outdoor play
- A demonstration for parents each Friday followed by a special awards ceremony