WHAT MAKES THE RICK MAHORN BIG MAN CAMP DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CAMPS?


1. The Best Teacher:

Rick Mahorn brings 18 years of NBA experience and his legendary "Bad Boys" fame to work with you and help you step up your game in TWO ways: (1) to better understand how to use your skills to dominate in the post - as he did - and (2) to add to those skills with systematic drills.


2. Developing the Total Player:

This is the most comprehensive teaching camp around. You play with your body AND your mind, so we help you develop the mental skills needed to use your physical assets efficiently and aggressively.


3. Perfecting Drills is Just the Beginning:

Scrimmages and games will be mainly used as teaching tools because if you aren't testing what you are learning in actual game-play you aren't learning it to the level demanded for top quality play.


4. Finding a Team:

We know that many of you are also looking for a club. Our scrimmages and games will be open to coaches, agents, and club representatives and we will make every effort to help you find a club that is suitable for you - and a PROPER contract. (Players who are already represented are of course free to work with their own agent.)





WHY YOU NEED THE MAHORN BIG MAN CAMP?


Many players are content to work with an individual coach. This can be useful but isn't enough! Here is what San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Ettore Messina, one of Europe's most respected coaches, recently said about what we do at the Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp



"For most young big men footwork and balance are one of the most important areas they need to improve. You see in games how often they get off-balance and pushed around on the court."

"You can see a huge difference between watching workouts with no defense (1-on-0) where a player looks very smooth and elegant ... and then you see them in a game and it's totally different. When they have to go up against an actual defender they struggle - they can't find their balance and all their techniques are wasted."



"You MUST be working on your footwork and balance by playing through contact against a real-life opponent. THIS IS CRITICAL." The ultimate goal of the Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp is not as much about teaching you big man skills as it is to provide you with ALL THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO EXECUTE THE SKILLS WHEN IT COUNTS, IN ACTUAL GAME PLAY.




ELITE PLAYERS CAMP

This year's Big Man Camp will feature a special camp-within-a-camp for high level professionals (just as the Pete Newell Camp used to include a number of NBA players alongside college and high school players).
This program will be limited to 6 players, who will get additional sessions and one-on-one time with Rick. In this program you will have the option to be included in the scrimmages and games if you like. For additional information, contact us at RickMahornBigManCamp@gmail.com




MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING

Dr. Mitch Smith, with over 20 years' experience working with big men, is one of the most respected mental coaches of big man play. He will help you develop the mental skills that make the difference between champions and lesser players, including:

1. Focus
2. Confidence
3. Maintaining an aggressive mindset
4. Managing anger, frustration, and other emotions to remain competitive and not take yourself out of the game


The ultimate goal of the Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp is not as much about teaching you big man skills as it is to provide you with ALL THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO EXECUTE THE SKILLS WHEN IT COUNTS, IN ACTUAL GAME PLAY.