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Summer Camps

Hornets Hoops Summer Camps feature stations, drills, competitive games, contests, special guest speakers, a Hornets ticket, and exclusive Hornets gear! Join the Hornets this summer for a safe, fun, and memorable experience!

CAMP FEATURES (general outline, subject to vary by camp)

  • 4-Days, 9 a.m-4 p.m., ages 7-14, co-ed
  • Skills Stations, Breakdown Drills, and Instructional Lectures
  • Competitive Games
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Guest Speakers
  • Camp Swag Bag

Camps will be held during the weeks of June 15th through August 21st at many convenient locations throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Game Day & Specialty Clinics

Hornets Hoops Clinics are held on game-days or during holiday breaks primarily at the arena and range from 1-3 days. Each clinic focuses on different fundamental skills.

Individual/Small Group Training

Hornets Hoops Training offers basketball skill development for players (co-ed) ages 5 and up. The training is directed and executed by Chad Hunt. Individual and small group sessions are available at convenient locations in Charlotte.

Training Emphasis

Every training session is specifically tailored to the individual player, but there will always be an emphasis on the fundamentals. A training session could include any or all of the following:

  • Shooting
  • Ball Handling
  • Offensive Footwork and Movement
  • Finishes at the Basket
  • Defensive Footwork and Positioning
  • Passing
  • Guard Drills
  • Post Drills
  • Explosion, Quickness, Agility, Endurance
  • Work Ethic, Goals, Dedication, and Mental Approach

Chad Hunt
Camp Director

Chad has played and coached at every level. At Lake Erie College, (Painesville, OH, NCAA Div 2) he excelled as both a player and then as an assistant coach. He also played professionally in the ABA (Cleveland Rockers) and overseas (Team USA Select). Since 2009, he has been a camp director and basketball trainer, training players of all ages and skills levels, including several college and NBA players. Chad has a passion for teaching the game and helping players improve.

Training Philosophy

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” - Michael Jordan

It is imperative that coaches and trainers understand the tools and fundamentals that have been proven to make players successful, and more importantly they must know how to communicate and teach these skills so that they can motivate and inspire each player, regardless of age or skill level, to reach their full potential.

Many young players have the desire and drive to improve in basketball, but few are being taught the specific fundamentals and techniques that it takes to succeed. Our goal is to teach and reinforce these proven techniques in a fun, positive, and disciplined manner to encourage dedication, fortitude, and a life-long love for the game of basketball, and the Charlotte Hornets.

Hornets Hoops | Summer 2016

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Hornets Hoops | Waist to Leg Wrap-Around

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches you the Waist to Leg Wrap-Around drill to help improve your dribbling and ball-handling skills. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 29, 2015  |  02:22

Hornets Hoops | Triple Threat Layup

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt helps you work on your fundamentals by practicing Triple Threat Layups and more. More information go to hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 29, 2015  |  02:36

Hornets Hoops | Step-Back Jump Shot

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches you how to do a more advanced move, the Step-Back Jump Shot. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 29, 2015  |  02:15

Hornets Hoops | Stationary Crossovers

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches you different Stationary Crossovers to improve your dribbling and ball-handling skills. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:49

Hornets Hoops | Stationary 2 Ball Dribbling

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt shows you how to do a 2 Ball Dribbling drill and more. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  01:53

Hornets Hoops | Shooting off the Dribble

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt helps you work on Shooting off the Dribble and more. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:13

Hornets Hoops | Scissor Drill

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt shows you a more advanced dribbling drill called the Scissor Drill. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  01:37

Hornets Hoops | One Hand Form Shooting

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches you One Hand Form Shooting to help improve your shots. More information go to hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:14

Hornets Hoops | Diamond Drill

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt breaks down a more advanced drill, the diamond drill. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:46

Hornets Hoops | Attack Retreat Crossovers

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt explains how to do an attack and retreat crossover drill. More information go to hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:26

Hornets Hoops | 5 Hit Dribble Pass Drill

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches walks you through the 5 hit dribble pass drill. More information about Hornets Hoops and camps can be found at hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:15

Hornets Hoops | Shooting without Ball

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt shows you how to work on shooting drills without a ball. More information go to hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:29

Hornets Hoops | Partner Shooting

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches you the Partner Shooting drill and more. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:08

Hornets Hoops | Mikan Drill

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt teaches you the Mikan Drill that will help you with your footwork and finishing around the basket with either hand. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:02

Hornets Hoops | Fake Crossovers

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt helps you master the fake crossover move and more. More information visit hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:47

Hornets Hoops | Face-Up Post Moves

Hornets Hoops Coach Chad Hunt shows you how to work on your post move and footwork. More information go to hornets.com/hornetshoops.
May 28, 2015  |  02:12