Come join us at the Advanced Hoops and Skillz Basketball Camp for a fun-filled 6 weeks of instruction by professional coaches with a focus on fundamentals.
Advanced Hoops and Skillz Basketball Camp Details
If you’ve mastered the basic fundamental basketball skills taught in the FYBA Academy and want to continue to up your game, or if you want to have extra help getting ready to tryout for a school or AAU team, the 6-week Advanced Hoops and Skills Camp may be what you are looking for. We have contracted with experienced, professional basketball coaches to help players in grades 5-12 go to the next level. Each week the coaches will focus on a new set of skills to challenge you to excellence.
Advanced Hoops and Skillz Camp Dates and Times
All Sessions will be held on Saturday and each week will be a 1 ½ hour session. Each week the session will be held at the same location and same time.For this season’s dates and times and location, please see the FYBA calendar.
Advanced Hoops and Skillz Camp Coach Bios:
“Mighty Ruthie” Bolton
Ruthie Bolton is one of the most accomplished female athletes in the world. She is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a USA Basketball Female of the Year, the Sports Illustrated Best Woman Athlete by home state, and one of only 4 players to be named to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
In her 4 years at Auburn University, Ruthie led her team to a combined record of 119-13, including three Southeastern Conference championships, four NCAA tournaments and two NCAA runner-up finishes.
After college, she was not even invited to try out for the U.S. National Team, a team which she later led to a Gold Medal in 1996. Two years later, she was told she would never play basketball again due to a torn A.C.L., yet she re-claimed her spot on the National Team, and brought them to a second Gold Medal in 2000.
“Mighty Ruthie” Bolton was the original franchise player for the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs. She has scored over 2000 career points, she is 4th on the WNBA’s all-time 3-pointer list, and she is the only player in the history of the Monarchs to have her number retired. She’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, she’s been a guest on Regis and Kathy Lee and David Letterman, and, yes, she’s even done a Nike commercial.
Coach Jerist Roberts
Coach JT is a native of Sacramento, played junior college at Sacramento City College, moved on to Alcorn State University NCAA Division One, where he played 2 years in the SWAC conference and graduated in 2006. He earned the Academic/Athletic Navy Accelerate your Life Award given to one player each year in 2005. After college, Coach JT began a 10-year coaching career at Sacramento City College and John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento.
'I'm very passionate about teaching the fundamentals of the game the right way! Hard work and dedication will take you a long way.' - JT Roberts
David Straughter is an all-around player. He can shoot the ball, attack the rim, and pass effectively. He can defend positions 1-4 on the floor with his long frame. Straughter is a versatile player; he can rebound the ball, block shots, get steals and score in different ways. He is a floor general and can lead a team. He was named 1st Team All-Conference his sophomore year at Consumnes River College. He was also an Honorable Mention his junior year and was named 2nd Team All-Conference his Senior year at Montana State University- Northern.