February 17, 2014

Dr. Oliver Eslinger Hosting Summer Basketball Camps

PASADENA -- Caltech Head Men's Basketball Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger will be directing two types of basketball camps this summer. Doc's Youth Basketball Academy is for boys who will be entering 3rd-8th grades in the fall, and Doc's Elite Basketball Academy is for the serious high school player, entering grades 9-12.

There will be two, five-day sessions of the youth academy, June 16-20 and June 23-27. For those in 3rd-5th grades, camp time is 9 a.m.-Noon while grades 6th-8th have a time slot of 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Youth Academy Website)

"Our goal is to teach fundamental aspects of the game," Coach Eslinger said. "We don't just roll the balls out there and play unorganized games. Crucial and advantageous strategies will be presented that both engage the camper and show him how to have fun while executing skills."

College coaches and players will comprise the staff for both academies.

The elite academy spans two days, June 27 and June 28. It will begin Friday evening and go all day on Saturday. (Elite Academy Website)

"We treat the elite academy just like one of our college practices," Eslinger said. "It's going to be exciting and intense and the players are going to learn a lot about the game."

Eslinger, who has a doctorate in sport psychology, says he plans on presenting various mental skills and tactics that campers can integrate into their own games. He and his staff will also use technology and video to teach.

"Those are techniques that are often talked about but underutilized," Eslinger said. "We're excited to get to work."

Registration information can be found on the camp website: www.docsbballacademy.com.

Early discounts for those who register by May 1.