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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Team Hurricane Basketball Academy Skills Camp

The 3rd Annual Team Hurricane-Global Squad Invitational Skills Camp was a resounding success and served to confirm that Bermuda hoop talent is on the rise.

Held over the course of three days at Warwick Academy, Team Hurricane Basketball Academy’s Founder and President, Doug Reed, handed the reins to Coach John Alexander who, along with coaches Kevin Quinlan and Ryan Borzager, challenged players to push past their physical and mental limits. Student-athletes learned fundamental training techniques including proper footwork, speed, agility, ball-handling, and shooting. By camp’s end, Team Hurricane players had the tools necessary to train at a high level.

This year’s edition of the Team Hurricane-Global Squad Invitational Skills Camp highlighted the significant and continued improvement of Bermuda basketball. Coach Kevin Quinlan reflected upon the talent and heart of Bermuda’s young players.

“Our primary objective for the event was to put the Bermudian ballers through U.S.-style high intensity skills and strength training. We led the boys and girls through an array of drills designed to sharpen their ball handling, shooting, and passing; to improve their grasp of a number of important team concepts such as cutting to score; and to develop power and agility. Three of the most eagerly received drills were the CP3 Series, the Circle Sprint Series, and Angle Shooting. Three of the most challenging and arguably most beneficial exercises were the Weak Hand Gauntlet, Stationary Ball Handling, and Jump Training.

Coach Alexander continually stressed several points, which resonated with the athletes and motivated them to work hard to improve their skill sets. These aspects were (1) taking ownership of your game, (2) focusing on the process and not on the results, and (3) keeping things simple.
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