Cavaliers and National Basketball Academy Expand 2011 Summer Basketball Camps and Clinics with More "Sessions"

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CLEVELAND, OH - May 2nd, 2011 - Grab a water bottle and throw on some sneakers, the National Basketball Academy again will host the official 2011 Cleveland Cavaliers Summer Camps Program presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods! Due to the popularity and success of the camps, there will now be 21 sessions offered across Northeast Ohio beginning June 13th. Cavs guard Ramon Sessions, will make a special appearance to pass his knowledge to the campers at two of the camps; an overnight camp starting June 19th and a day camp on June 20th.

Campers will be teamed up by age, skill and gender when possible, ranging in ages from 7-16 years old. The camp curriculum will feature skill development stations such as shot mechanics, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. Campers’ progress will be tested by daily skill competitions, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games, and each camp will feature guest speakers to engage and motivate the youngsters. Participants will also receive a ticket to a 2011-12 season Cavs game, a skills packet, a Cavs t-shirt and their very own basketball.

Not only will campers have the chance to improve their game, but they will experience what it feels like to be superstars on the court! Members of the Cavs award-winning game entertainment crew, public address announcer Olivier Sedra and in-arena host Ahmaad along with the Cavalier Girls and Scream Team will drop by select camps to bring the energy and excitement of being at a Cavs game.

Or call (216) 378-0932 for more information.

Registration is currently open for the following camps:

DAY CAMPS
June 13-17 Gemini Center – Fairview Park, OH
June 13-17 Independence Field House – Independence, OH
June 13-17 Ursuline College – Pepper Pike, OH
June 20-24 Ramon Sessions Day Camp – Lake Ridge Academy – N. Ridgeville, OH
June 20-24 First Friends Church – North Canton, OH
June 27- July 1 Cloverleaf Rec Center – Lodi, OH
July 6-8 Mandel JCC High School Camp – Beachwood, OH
July 6-8 West Park Family YMCA – Cleveland, OH
July 11-15 GaREAT Sports Complex – Geneva, OH
July 11-15 Shaw JCC of Akron – Akron, OH
July 11-15 Tuscarawas YMCA – Dover, OH
July 11-15 Twinsburg Fitness Center – Twinsburg, OH
July 18-22 Akron General H&W Ctr West – Akron, OH
July 18-22 CWRU Adelbert Gym – Cleveland, OH
July 18-22 Heisley Racquet & Fitness Club – Mentor, OH
July 18-22 Rocky River Rec Center – Rocky River, OH
July 25-29 Akron General H&W Ctr North – Stow, OH
July 25-29 Lorain County Metroparks Splash Zone – Oberlin, OH
July 25-29 NEO Sports Complex – Canal Fulton, OH
July 26-30 Middleburg Hts. Rec. Ctr. – Middleburg Heights, OH

OVERNIGHT CAMP
June 19-23 Ramon Sessions Overnight Camp - Lake Erie College - Painesville, OH

The National Basketball Academy organizes, promotes, and manages basketball events of the highest quality on a local, regional and national level. Player appearances are subject to change. Special thanks to Cavaliers partner Dick’s Sporting Goods for their support of the Summer Basketball Camp Program.