When Corey Maggette wasn’t getting phone calls from Kobe Bryant asking him to come swim with the Sharks to experience that Mamba Mentality. Instead, he was back in Orange County, California working on the Corey Maggette Basketball Association that helps young players sharpen their skills, develop leadership and master teamwork to play basketball the right way. The emphasis of the program is pure basketball and good sportsmanship, so your kids can develop their skills while having fun and learning about the sport. The association offers a Training Academy, Maggette Play, Basketball Camps and Orange County league action for healthy development.
Mentoring, Giving Back and Dealing with the Pressures of Parenthood
The Maggette Basketball Association bases its philosophy and training on giving back to future generations of the sport. That means fostering a love of the sport, mastering basketball skills on both ends of the court and sharing school-, collegiate- and professional-level basketball skills. Mentoring kids one-on-one provides a personalized approach that teaches skills without exerting unnecessary pressure.
Sports and competition can create high expectations – especially when coupled with today's competitive academic environment. Excessive pressure to succeed can result in children losing interest or becoming obsessed with winning at all costs. Founders of the league Corey and Milli Magette have played at the professional level, and they feel strongly that moderation is the best way to train, develop leadership skills and become well-rounded advocates of basketball for the next generation.
The Camp Offers Practical Training For Youth Players
Magette Basketball has worked tirelessly to develop an Orange County Youth Basketball league that recognizes a higher purpose in athletic competition that involves developing discipline, trusting mentors and coaches and building character. The leagues are structured by age and skill level to provide fair and healthy athletic competition. Some of the details of the program include:
• Coaches address performance on and off the court.
• The friendly competition of the league strengthens the body, sharpens the minds and builds character.
• Custom training sessions help kids of all ages improve their skill level.
• The open gym fosters a fun, friendly atmosphere for kids, without applying too much pressure.
• The coaches and staff provide NBA-level expertise.
• Strength training, conditioning and stretching exercises for greater flexibility are built into the program.
Success Seldom Happens in a Vacuum
The Corey Maggette Basketball Association boasts sterling credentials that include Magette's 14 years of experience in the NBA including playing nearby for the Los Angeles Clippers, Milli Magette's experience in the Atlantic Coast Conference and international play and Erik Hamasaki's mastery of technical basketball skills that he developed over 20 years of working with NBA stars.
The association focuses on developing fundamental skill sets that most coaches and programs overlook when working with children. However, developing these techniques early in life can provide lifelong advantages in sports, teamwork, academics and the workplace.
Don't Forget the Fun
Having fun is one of the strongest benefits of the program for kids, and they will get equal measures of fun, training, discipline and individual instruction. Faith and family take a central role, and your kids can realize their full potential in a nurturing atmosphere where they have access to NBA-level coaching dexterity and holistic development.