Bonding through shared experience and challenge is one of the time-tested ways for fathers and sons to come to know each other on a deeper level. The Father-Son Basketball Workshop will bring fathers and sons together for a day of basketball education, skill building, and fun.
Why the Father-Son Basketball Workshop?
Learning to relate father to son is an essential part of fatherhood. The Father-Son Basketball Workshop will not only bring fathers and sons together to learn more about basketball and how to play the game well, it will also provide fathers the opportunity to learn how to use their son’s love for basketball/sports to enhance their father-son relationship. Whether you are a dad who regularly plays basketball or needs to shake off the dust from his gym shoes, this workshop is for all skill levels! This day of quality time with your son will be a memory for you both to enjoy for years to come.
Participants will receive the following:
- General instruction on the fundamentals of basketball
- Fathers will have breakout sessions on how to father an athlete-son and building virtue through athletic participation
- Sons will have breakout sessions on what it means to be a great teammate and how to step up and be a leader in a team setting
- 2-on-2 and 4-on-4 competitions with the father-son teams
- Dribbling and shooting competitions
Camp Counselors will be members of the Northridge Basketball program: Assistant Coaches and senior members of the Varsity Basketball squad. They are hardworking, knowledgeable, and carefully selected for their attentiveness to young players.
Coach Rey has been the Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Coach at Northridge since 2004. In January 2021, the Chicago Sun-Times identified Northridge as one of the Top 50 winningest high school basketball programs in the greater Chicagoland area during the previous decade. Drawing on his 43-year career as a NCAA Division 1 and High School coach, the Northridge varsity team has accumulated a 321-154 (.676) overall record and a 151-43 (.778) mark in conference games. In addition, Northridge teams have captured 6 IHSA Class AA Regional Championships, advanced to the state’s “Sweet 16” in 2009 and 2015, won 4 conference championships and 6 conference 2nd place finishes. A passionate educator, Coach Rey has worked with the industry’s leading distributors of coaching education resources to produce 13 instructional videotapes for coaches and players. A firm believer in the role of competitive athletics in the growth and development of student-athletes, he recently launched a Coaching4Character initiative to help coaches at all levels view sports as a tool for building character. Questions about the camp? You can contact Coach Rey at [email protected].
Camp fee: $100 for each Father/Son team and an additional $15 for each additional sibling
Session 1: July 15 - July 15
Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Entering Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Enrollment cap: 30 Father/Son(s) Teams
Camp location: Northridge