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Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx Academy K-3 one day clinic (Free)

The Spring Lake Park Panther Basketball club is proud to partner with the Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy to offer a FREE basketball clinic for kids in K-3rd grade.

The clinic is designed to improve the skill level of Spring Lake Park basketball players. Players will improve their skills, fundamentals, practice habits and teamwork while having lots of fun!

There are no fees for this activity, but registration is required. Click the link below to register -  

*Special appearance by CRUNCH from 10:30 A.M to 11:00 A.M*


  • Date: Saturday October 26th
  • Location: Park Terrace Elementary
  • Grades K-1: 9:00 A.M to 10:30 A.M
  • Grades 2-3: 11:00 A.M to 12:30 PM


Players are asked to provide their own youth appropriate basketball and a water bottle clearly mark with their name on it and wear activity clothes.



Put in some time during the off-season to improve your game! 

Shoot 10,000 GAME SHOTS using CORRECT FORM and you'll be an improved player AND you’ll also earn a free SLP 10,000 SHOT CLUB T-shirt.


1. Shoot 10,000 “game shots” by September 29th, 2019.

2. Shooting done at team practices and basketball camps should not be counted towards your goal.

3. Total up all of your shots and make sure that all shots have been verified by a parent/guardian.



Send your completed Shot Club Tracker form to SLP Panther Basketball Club, P.O Box 490004, Blaine, MN 55449 or complete the 10k Shot Club Registration  no later than September 29th, 2019.



All traveling & in house SLP players that are registering for basketball for the 2019-2020 season are eligible to participate.



What are game shots: Game shots are different for every player. To be successful, you should start in close to the basket working on proper form. Once you have established your range (distance from the basket where you can shoot the ball with proper form) you are ready to get started.

Shoot at game speed: You should try to shoot all of your shots at GAME Speed because that is what will help make you a better player during games. Standing around and playing “horse” with a friend may be fun, but really isn’t helping you come game time.

Do free throws count: Absolutely! Ideally free throws will consist of approximately 25% of your shots taken. When you shoot shots at game speed for a long period of time, you will need to rest. Free throws are a great way to rest during a workout.

Can I just guess how many shots I shoot: The idea behind a 10,000 Shot Club is to give you, the player, the confidence and knowledge that you deserve to win because you put in time to improve your game. You must be true to yourself and be honest about what you want to get out of doing this. Once you have your routine it should be easy to count your shots. If you shoot 25 shots at game speed, followed by 10 free throws. Once you have completed 4 cycles of that you will have shot 100 shots and 40 free throws (25-10, 25-10, 25-10, 25-10). Record that information on paper. You can decide if you just want to count shots attempted or if you want to keep track also of the shots you made. Both options are available to you on the spreadsheet.

Does my parent have to watch me shoot every shot: Absolutely not! Your parent needs to only verify that to the best of their knowledge you had the time/opportunity to shoot your shots. If they want to help that is great but not required.


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John Severson