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Timberwolves & Lynx Academy

Summer Skills Camps





The Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy Summer Skill Camps are dedicated to assisting players in developing the necessary skills to compete at the next level. Each athlete will be led by a USA Basketball Certified Academy coach that will guide them through 5 key areas of foundational basketball development: 

1. ball control

2. balance and footwork

3. prolific passing

4. dynamic driving and finishing

5. sharp shooting


July 22-23

Grades 3-6 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Grades 7 - 9 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 



Camp Includes:



Location: SLPHS 

1100 81st Ave. NE 

Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

SLP Community Ed. programs

Another great way for players to work on skills in the off season is through Spring Lake Park Schools Community Ed. sports camps and clinics, including: 

  • Youth boys basketball camp
  • Youth girls basketball camp
  • High school basketball practices and tournaments
  • Summer strength and speed training




For boys entering grades 7-12 in fall.

2019 Campers will work on offensive ball skills during the week of camp. The offensive skills that will be drilled include ball handling, dribbling, shooting form, shooting off the pass, free throws, one-on-one moves, post moves, moving without the ball, reading screens, finishing drives and finishing on the fast break.

  • Session 1: June 24-27, noon-2 p.m.
  • Session 2: July 8-11, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Session 3: July 15-18, noon-2 p.m.

Spring Lake Park High School Auxiliary Gym

Fee: $70, discount for signing up for two or three sessions



For students entering grades 7-12 in fall 2019.

Improve your overall athleticism and health by participating in the summer strength and conditioning program at Spring Lake Park High School. Weight training and conditioning drills are the key components of this program.

June 18-August 1, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Session 1: 8:30-10 a.m., OR
  • Session 2: 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Spring Lake Park High School weight room, fitness room, track and wrestling room

Fee: $85 


Saturday Skills Sessions with Annie Isler

Develop this summer with Annie Isler!

Now offering 10 opportunities to help players grow their game at Spring Lake Park High School. Sessions focus on fundamentals in passing & catching, ball handling, shooting, and defensive concepts. Each session will have an emphasis in sharing positive energy, teamwork, communication,and goal setting.



  • June 29th
  • July 6th
  • July 13th
  • July 20th
  • July 27th
  • August 3rd
  • August 10th
  • August 17th
  • August 24th
  • September 7th



  • 9-10 a.m. (3rd - 5th grade)
  • 10-11 a.m. (6th - 8th grade)



  • 10 Sessions: $100 ($10 / session)
  • 5 Sessions: $65 ($13 / session)
  • Pay per session: $15 / session


Register at:


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SLP Skills Clinic with Daniel Makepeace


The SLP Club is partnering with Pure Intensity Basketball and Daniel Makepeace to offer a one day Skills Clinic on Monday Aug. 12th for boys and girls, grades 5 - 8.


Pure Intensity Basketball prides itself on holding the most progressive, intense mini-camps and clinics in Minnesota. These events are opportunities for boys and girls to learn the game of basketball at a more advanced level! Those who attend an event will receive the best instruction from skilled trainers who have experience playing and coaching at the collegiate and professional levels. All drills implemented are progressive: beginner to advanced players are welcome.


Date: Monday Aug. 12

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $60 / per student


Register at:


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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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Summer 2019: Pat Freeman Small Group Training


Mark your calendar and get registered today! This is a first come, first served opportunity as each group will be capped at 20 players. All players must register in advance.

Pat's one-hour sessions push students to be the best they can be! These small group training will focus on mastering the fundamentals of doing things at game speed, offensive and defensive skills, dribbling, shooting and playing the game the right way.



Cost: $155 for 9 sessions ($17.22 per session/person)



Session details (9 Weeks):


June 13th, 20th and 27th

July 11th, 18th, 25th

August 1st, 8th, 15th  




6/13: SLP High School Aux Center

6/20:  SLP Aux Center

6/27: SLP Aux Center

7/11: Westwood Middle—East

7/18 : SLP Aux Center

7/25: SLP Aux Center

8/1: SLP Aux Center

8/8: SLP Aux Center

8/15: Westwood Middle- East




5:00 to 6:00 PM- Grades 3 / 4 co-ed*

6:00 to 7:00 PM- Grade 5 co-ed*

7:00 to 8:00 PM- Grade 6 co-ed*

8:00 to 9:00 PM- Grade 7/8 co-ed*


*Grade entering in Fall of 2019