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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
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:
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