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Breakthrough Basketball Youth Ballhandling & Skill Development Camp

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Announcing September 6-7
Breakthrough Basketball Youth Ballhandling & Skill Development Camp in Las Vegas Nevada...

With Skills Coach, Daniel Marklewitz

This youth ball handling and skills camp will occur on September 6-7, in Las Vegas, NV. We have arranged for Daniel Marklewitz to conduct a 2 day basketball camp players and coaches will learn new ball handling skills and strategies that will increase any players confidence.


Improve Your Ballhandling

During the camp you'll receive both instruction and intense training to develop exceptional ballhandling skills and dribbling moves.

The camp will help you...

  • Reduce turnovers and handle any game situation.
  • Beat your defender off the dribble.
  • Create your own shot and scoring opportunities with the dribble.
  • Create space and separation from the defense.
  • Improve decision making and overall ballhandling skill.

No matter what your skill level, you'll be challenged and make tremendous improvement to your game.

If you already have some skill with the ball, this camp will take your ability to the next level making you very hard to guard off the bounce.

If you're a beginner that struggles with the ball, this camp will help you improve your confidence with the ball, help you reduce turnovers, and help you quickly take your ballhandling skills to the next level.

We will provide you with drills, training, instruction, and a logical program to improve based on your skill level.

Who is Daniel Marklewitz?

Daniel Marklewitz has spent the last 8 years working and developing basketball players at every level. He has a passion to help develop a player's skills and understanding of the game, allowing them to recognize and reach their highest potential.

Some of Coach Daniel Marklewitz's coaching credentials include:

  • Experience coaching at the youth, high school, and college level 
  • Coached players who have and who are currently playing in the ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, MVC, Conference USA, and WAC conferences
  • Coached players who are currently playing professionally in the NBDL, Germany, Scotland, and in Russia.
  • Coached 15U Select and 17U Select teams for MOKAN
  • Helped coach Sunrise Christian Academy to a 30-1 record and finished Top 10 in the Nation according to MaxPreps for the 2012-2013 season


More Ballhandling and Scoring Topics Covered

  • Proper progressions for the dribble moves.

    We will break down how to effectively progress through dribble moves. Learn these vital progressions that most trainers skip that result in poorly executed dribble moves.

  • 6 things you need to know to be a great ball handler.

    You can be an extremely effective ball handler by knowing and practicing six things. Most players and coaches make things too complicated. But dribbling effectively is simple. You don't need lots of moves. You just need EFFECTIVE moves.

  • How to be more effective with your dribble.

    In today's game, so many players misuse the dribble. They use it and lose their advantage against the defense. We will teach them how to effectively use the dribble and cover more space with fewer dribbles at faster pace.

  • Develop an explosive first step.

    Players usually don't work on this, but this is one of the most deadly weapons in the game of basketball. Due to our background in athletic development, we will incorporate speed drills that will make them faster and quicker with and without the ball.


Improve Your All Around Skill

The focus will be on ball handling. However, the clinic will also incorporate:

  • Footwork (pivoting, starting, stopping, offensive moves)
  • Passing skills
  • Coordination and gross motor skills
  • Strength and athleticism
  • Basic offensive moves that can be used in the post and the perimeter
  • Small sided games to practice skills in game situations

Who can attend?

Session 1 - Boys and girls 2nd to 4th grade
Session 2 - Boys and girls 5th to 8th grade

Coaches that want to learn and pick up new drills can also observe for a small fee (coaches can find more info below).


Camp Details


Saturday September 6th, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -- 2nd to 4th grade
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM -- 5th to 8th gradeSunday September 7th, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -- 2nd to 4th grade
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM -- 5th to 8th grade


The camp is limited to a maximum of 40 players to ensure high repetitions and improvement.

Spots Available

2nd to 4th grade -- 40 33 spots open
5th to 8th grade -- 40 14 spots open



Desert Breeze Community Center
8275 Spring Mountain
Las Vegas, NV 89117


Travel and Accommodation Options

Camp attendees can get a 10-15% discount by using this link and booking any hotel owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group (Days Inn, Ramada, Baymont, Microtel, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn and Wingate). Find a nearby Wyndham hotel and get the Breakthrough Basketball discount.

Price: $120

Players - Sign Up Now to Reserve Your Spot - CLICK HERE


Observing Coaches

Coaches can attend for free by working the camp. Email us if you're interested in helping with the camp.

Otherwise there is a $97 fee to attend as an "observing coach". You will get to learn new drills and techniques from Daniel Marklewitz, just like all the players and other coaches in attendance. Visit this link to reserve your spot as an observing coach.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us or request a phone call.


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