In partnership with D&J Sports and Skill Developers, Vision Sports, and MCC Higher Secondary School, Global Sports Partners brought five American basketball and football coaching experts to Chennai for a two-week Player Development Camp last month.
More than 150 athletes attended the camp, which took place from April 16-28. Camp was divided into two main sessions. The morning sessions focused on basketball training and began every day at 6:30 AM, while the football training sessions took place every evening at 4:30 PM.
The early start did not intimidate campers or coaches, as each day was infused with high-energy and excitement. From passing fundamentals to competitive drills, team-building games to mini-tournaments, the youth strengthened their skills, grew in confidence, and reflected on the unique life lessons that we learn through sport.
GSP believes that player development does not only occur on the playing field or court, but off of it as well. Character development was one of the main themes of camp. One morning before the camp day began, Coach Scott, our American basketball coaching expert, shared with the group encouraged the athletes, "You can't always control what you face in life, but you can always control how you face it." We are thankful that this important message resonated throughout camp.
Upon completion of the camp, GSP coaches awarded each athlete a certificate of participation. Athletes and parents were thrilled with the outcome of the two weeks, and made their thankfulness and anticipation for more camps known throughout the two weeks, at the end of the closing ceremony, and even across social media. GSP joins them in their eagerness and excitement for what is to come for us in India in the coming year. It was truly an honor to play a part in strengthening sports programs across this great country.
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Take a look at our Chennai Sport Development Camp Wrap-Up Video: