Lakehead to Host Elite Basketball Trainer May 11-13
During the May 11-13 weekend, Lakehead Thunderwolves will be hosting the top individual basketball trainer in Canada - Kyle Julius - for a three-day high school aged clinic focusing on developing; a) on-court skills b) mental toughness and training c) strength and agility d) goal setting and long term development.
Coach Julius is a former pro and national team player who, since retiring from competitive play, has developed his basketball training business (*A* Game Hoops), and his reputation as a trainer as one of the best in Canada. He has worked with some of the top young players at all levels of basketball. Included in his client list are NBA star Andrea Bargnani, NCAA star Kevin Pangos, as well as NCAA women's stars May Kostopoulous from Vermont and Michigan's Stephanie Skrba who both play pro in the Greek 1st Division.
Registered players will receive 15 hours of instruction as well as a t-shirt and dvd of the camp (to be mailed in late May). Coach Julius will also be distributing information on the drills worked on in camp as well as some material designed to help players reach their off-season goals for months and years to come. Cost for players is $125 + HST and registration information is listed on the attached brochure.
Coaches can also attend the clinic for a cost of $50 + HST, with registration on Friday or by emailing Coach Morrison (contact listed on attached brochure)
A brief note on Kyle from Coach Morrison
Kyle Julius was born and raised in Thunder Bay and was a self-made success story on the basketball court. He put in hours training his game and also the physical attributes necessary to play at the top levels in the world. Many of the drills he used as a young player he still incorporates into his workouts along with a massive amount of basketball knowledge that he has acquired since his days shooting in Sanders' Field House. Since leaving Thunder Bay near the end of his HS career, Kyle worked his way to a division 1 scholarship at NCAA school Furman where he was named a Southern Conference all-star. With a goal of developing a more "pro" game, Kyle returned home to the CIS and Guelph University where he quickly became the school's 2nd leading scorer of all time and a CIS All-Canadian. Kyle then realized two of his ultimate goals by playing in the top professional division in Italy as well as the Canadian Senior men's basketball team.
There is no person who relates better to both the local players in Thunder Bay as well as the top players in the world. This is a great opportunity for all girls and boys high school players in Northern Ontario.