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Camp HOT Basketball Camp at Pan Pacific June 20-24, 2016

Camp HOT - Hard-Work Over Talent Basketball Skills camp June 20-24 at Pan Pacific Park
Camp HOT – Hard-Work Over Talent Basketball Skills camp June 20-24 at Pan Pacific Park

Local resident Justin Maidenberg has organized a one-week summer basketball skills camp – Camp HOT  – which aims to bring together middle school girls and boys (11-14 years old) from the community to develop their skills in preparation for success at the next level when they return to school in the fall.

Camp HOT - Hard-Work Over Talent
Camp HOT – Hard-Work Over Talent

“HOT stands for “hard-work over talent,” said Maidenberg.  We focus on good habit formation, skill development, understanding theory and concept, and application.”

Maidenberg grew up in Hancock Park and currently works as the manager of the University of San Diego Division 1 men’s basketball team. He is also working on a graduate degree in leadership, and hopes to coach at the college level some day.

Maidenberg told the Buzz he spent the last two summers as a volunteer coach at Pan Pacific and decided to organize a skills-based camp because there wasn’t anything like it at the park. 

“In addition to learning about the game, we intend for kids to make friends and have fun. Our mission is to instill in student athletes the love of competition, sportsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to practice the fundamentals,” explained Maidenberg. “Our methods of coaching are through group discussions, individualized attention, drills in small and big groups, and scrimmages.”

The one-week camp is June 20-June24 from 9am-3pm. The fee is $350 and includes guest speakers, a camp shirt, reversible jersey, tote bag and prizes for various competitions.  Visit the blog for more information. or email Maidenberg at [email protected]

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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