2016 Skills Academy

July 2 -3 and July 5 - 6: at Resurrection School in Rye, NY
For ages 11 - 16 only

Philosophy of the Program

For the third consecutive year MVP is offering a program for "experienced" 11 - 16 year old players during the shortened holiday week that tips the balance towards hard work and skill development while making sure its still a fun and rewarding camp experience. With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, we've decided to offer two separate 2-day academies with a different theme for each. Parents can send campers to either or both 2-day sessions depending on the family's holiday schedule.

How do we defined "experienced? Many of the boys and girls will have A.A.U. experience if not J.V. or Varsity experience, but we'll certainly accept a strong player with a C.Y.O. or Town Rec background if they're keen on skill development. Please feel free to call (914) 946-1231 for more information about the skill level requirements for this camp. 

For the July 2 and 3 segment, MVP's most experienced coaches will work on individual skills like shooting, ball handling, rebounding, and defensive stance. During the July 5 - 6 segment, the focus will shift to team concepts including motion offense, pick and roll, fast break, and both man-to-man and zone defensive schemes. All players within each division will wear the same color MVP T-shirt and pinnies will be used for scrimmaging.  

How the Boys and Girls Are Organized 

Boys and girls will enjoy separate programs. At least part of the time both the boys and girls groups will be broken out into two separate age groups, with the older group being generally the 14 - 16 year olds. However, stretching, conditioning, and some of the drills may be done as one large group of girls and one large group of boys.    


Key Elements of the Program

Great for AAU, JV, and Varsity players
• 3 groups based on age, sex, and ability
• Strong focus on drills
• Scrimmages rather than games
• Plenty of fun contests
• Featuring MVP's most experienced