KISHRONIYAH 2019 BASKETBALL CLINIC Adat Ha-Borgrim/Adat Ha-Magshimim
Walking into the Beit Am Gadol one could feel the intense energy of the hard work that the chanichim (campers) were putting into working on their basketball skills training. The chanichim were divided into three different groups and each group was working on a different skillset. When the buzzer rang the groups would switch. The three main drills that chanichim were working on were ball-handling, shooting, and one-on-one moves.
David the head coach said, “this is our 17th summer coming to camp to provide campers with a high level of instruction. the basketball program re-energizes The campers midway through the summer. I love working with the campers year after year and seeing them grow from children into young adults through our program.”
Boaz said, “this is so much fun because the drills help us to develop our game in a fun and educational way.”
Ben said, “I’m learning new things while having the opportunity to play basketball with my friends.”
Eli said, “I like playing basketball in Kishroniyah because you get to meet friends from different edot (divisions) and learn a lot more about the sport from professional coaches.”
Caleb said, “I love that real professionals are coaching the sport.”
More about the program- Basketball is a very popular sport at Machaneh Ramah and during Kishroniyah our chanichim get to learn how to play from the pros during an intensive “Camp Within A Camp” Basketball Clinic run by coaches from the acclaimed Basketball Stars of New York program! With coaches who played at universities such as Harvard, Colgate, Seton Hall, UMASS, Drake, Princeton, and others, you are sure to leave the program a more confident and capable player! The program will teach the fundamentals of the game, and the coaches will work individually with participants on any skills they would like to improve upon.
Dave Brown began his college playing career at Division 1’s Colgate University. After two years, he spent a few weeks in Mexico City playing for Team USA in the Maccabi Games where he earned a Gold Medal in the Open Division for Men’s Basketball. Following the Summer, he moved on to Division III powerhouse Connecticut College in the NESCAC’s. Upon graduation, David returned to the Maccabi’s, this time in Chile where he was part of a Silver Medal team effort. Shortly thereafter he began his coaching career at Collegiate High School followed by a jump to the college ranks at John Jay College and then Susquehanna University before joining the New Jersey Nets. His summers have been spent at Basketball Stars of NY Camps. Coach Brown is excited to bring the Basketball Stars of NY experience back to Camp Ramah!