Once again, Playmaker Academy demonstrates great character, humor and citizenship!
Our Varsity Boys pooled together for a great opportunity to give back and have fun doing what they love....playing basketball! Our Boys 11-Elite was invited as guest team for W.L. Bonner Bible College, Columbia SC and their 1st New York Celebrity Basketball Game fundraiser. Event was held at El Faro Community Center, Harlem NY. Players participated in workout session with various players from tri-state area. After brief intermission, our players (Brandon Carroll, Danny Duffy, Thomas Duffy, Austin Freer, Kevin Townes Jr and Jordan Wright with help of 3-guest players) represented Puma family in a big way.
The professional team, Harlem Magic Masters International provides quality entertainment through the medium of basketball to empower and enrich youth. Playmaker Pumas did not disappoint but gave an entertaining and skillful game regardless of age, height or skill difference. Austin and Brandon didn't shy away from opportunities. As our bigs, they took every opening to drive in for layups and a few dunk attempts. Tommy, Danny and Kevin dropped 3-pointers. Jordan wasn't afraid to drive to basket and even drew a foul or two. Overall, everyone had fun and smiled as they played.
Let's congratulate our players for an outstanding day of giving back.
Explosive power is needed in the way that basketball is played today. Techniques and drills that develop quicker moves and more explosive drive are so essential in taking a player to that next level. We will besides breaking each offensive skill down so a 4th grader as well as a 12th grader can learn the shot or move, we use techniques that teach the player to get into the shot or move stronger and quicker. For example, anyone can do a cross over dribble, but with the techniques we use a player will really explode by the defensive player.
At our basketball shooting clinics we are very conscious of the importance of instilling more "pop and go" in a player`s offensive skills.
We will focus on the essentials for great shooting. 1. Stay Balanced 2. Develop Power 3. Develop Timing of Releasing ball 4. Shoot Quickly 5. Shoot Accurately
"Each player will workout on the Playmaker Shooting machine"