Brigham City, Utah BOOST Pickleball Training Camps
Sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com, and Presented by Pickleball Central
Hosted At Rees Pioneer Park in Brigham City, Utah
3-Day Camp August 17-19, 2019 (Saturday - Monday)-
3 days prior to TOC Tournament
Head Pro: Steve Dawson (see bio below)
Guest Pros: Peter Hudachko, Jennifer Dawson, Brian Ashworth & Del Kauss (see bios below)
About BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Training Camps:
These camps are designed for players seeking only the highest-quality training program experience, Pickleball Central has partnered with two-time US Open Gold Medalist Steve Dawson of the World Famous Bobby Riggs Racquet and Paddle center and Rees Pioneer Park for this Brigham City Training Camp.
The camp will be run using a program developed by Coach Dawson using his 25+ years of competitive training experience. These camps are designed for players rated 3.0-4.0 who are seeking a "play hard, compete hard, have fun" environment. All of the drills and skills are designed to translate immediately into competitive play, and each drill is based on a specific competition objective. The program is designed not only to improve your mechanics and shot techniques, it is designed to help improve your approach to game and match play - making you both a better player, and a more formidable competitor. Over three days, you will spend over 15 hours (plus optional open play time) in thoughtfully structured clinics, playing and competing with similarly skilled players. You should expect a lot of personalized instruction, as the instructor to student ratio is 8 to 1, and each drill is led by Coach Dawson and his hand picked 5.0 Guest Pro & staff instructors. Space is limited to 64 participants and will use 16 dedicated pickleball courts.
Our Pickleball Training Camps will focus on skill development, strategy, shot technique, practice methods, and mental preparation to improve your overall game. These programs are sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com, and administered by Pickleball Central so you can sign up with confidence. The team at the Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center have collaborated with Pickleball Central and PickleballTournaments.com to create the best possible program, so we guarantee your satisfaction with this training camp! You will receive world-class instruction from nationally ranked players and guest professionals, in a supportive and upbeat atmosphere.
Unique to these camps is the use of both a highly trained and experienced Head Professional Instructor along with a proven championship winning caliber Guest Pro Instructor who will share unique insights into what it takes to succeed at the highest level of the sport. The Head Pro is certified to teach this program by Steve Dawson. The Guest Pros (see which camps have which guest pros below) are hand selected by Coach Dawson and are familiar with his approach to teaching winning pickleball. The result is you will get access to an amazing amount of face-to-face time with some of the best players in the game.
About the Venue
Located approximately 60 miles north of Salt Lake City, you will find first class pickleball courts at Rees Pioneer Park in Brigham City, UT. 16 of the facility's dedicated pickleball courts will be used during the BOOST Pickleball Training Camp, giving us plenty of space for an amazing event. The park is home to the Tournament of Champions pickleball tournament and the BOOST training camp will be held just prior to the tournament. The facility also includes easy access to parking, a pool, horseshoe pits, playground, Gold Medal Mile Walk, pond, fishing, basketball courts, and sport fields. Camp registrants will be provided a special rate at the Holiday Inn Express $89/night valid August 16-20. Discount info will be provided upon registration for the Training Camp. Space is limited.
Rees Pioneer Park address:
221 North 600 West
Brigham City, UT 84302
Brigham City offers a picturesque landscape with many year round outdoor activities available. Nearby mountains are host to ATV, biking and hiking trails that are perfect for a little adventure in spring and summer months. Explore Willard Bay State Park, Mantua Reservoir or a variety of options for boating, sailing, mountain climbing, windsurfing and more.
Clinic Dates and Pros
Clinic Date: August 17-19, 2019
Head Pro: Steve Dawson - Steve is one of the world's best pickleball players and instructors. He is a two-time US OPEN Pro Gold Medalist, Huntsman World Champion, Canadian National Champion, and multi-time USAPA Nationals Medalist. Steve has over 25 years as a tennis and pickleball teaching professional, and is co-owner of the Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center in San Diego, CA . After a successful collegiate tennis career (two-time Big 8 Champion at Univ. of Oklahoma), Steve became a full-time tennis coach. Years ago, Steve developed a passion for pickleball, and quickly became one of the sport's best players.
Guest Pro: Peter Hudachko - Peter is the Head Teaching Pro at the Pacific Northwest's premier pickleball instructional facility, Pickleball Station. He is a 5.0 player with over 5 years of pickleball tournament and teaching experience. Peter is IPTPA certified and his boot camps, clinics, and lessons are highly sought after. As a tournament competitor, Peter is a 2018 US Open Silver Medalist (5.0 Men's Doubles 35+, 5.0 Mixed Doubles 35+), 2015 Tournament of Champions Men's Open Doubles Bronze Medalist, and 2016 Canadian Nationals Men's Open Bronze Medalist
Guest Pro: Jennifer Dawson - Jennifer is one of the most accomplished Tennis and Pickleball professionals in the world with over 30 years of professional teaching and playing experience. ITF World # 1 ranking in 45 and over, and ranked # 1 in the US in Women's Tennis 35, 40, & 45 age groups, she is the winner of multiple national championships. Jennifer is a four-time US OPEN Pickleball Championships Pro Gold Medalist, and two-time USAPA National Champion.
Guest Pro: Brian Ashworth - With over 5 years of playing/teaching experience, Brian is considered one of the most unique, and beloved personalities in pickleball. Known as "the Beard", Brian is a touring pickleball pro who has worked for Pickleball Central for four years. Brian is a certified instructor through IPTPA, and has taught camps, clinics, and workshops all over the world. Brian is a 2017 and 2018 US OPEN Men's Doubles 19+ Gold Medalist, 2018 Men's Skill/Age Doubles 19+ Bronze Medalist, 2016 US OPEN Men's Pro Bronze Medalist, 2015 Nationals Men's Open Bronze Medalist, and the 2016 Canadian Nationals Men's Open Silver Medalist.
Guest Pro: Del Kauss – One of the top Senior Pro Pickleball
players. Del is the 2018 National Men’s Senior Pro Doubles Champion,
and the only Senior Pro Men’s player to be on the National’s medal stand
3 years in a row. Del is a 3-time US Open Gold Medalist and 10-time
Nationals Medalist. In addition to being on one of the top players in
the world, Del is a gifted pickleball coach and instructor. He believes
in helping students improve their game by utilizing their own unique
skill set to maximize their personal improvement. Hailing from
Minnesota, he has been a high-level racquet sport athlete for over 30
years, winning state titles in racquetball, and being active in squash
and tennis. Since picking up a paddle, he has become a “full-time”
On Court Pickleball Camp Itinerary:
9-12pm - Kitchen play progressions with competitive drills
a. dink technique and grips
b. straight ahead vs. cross-court
c. spins and short hops
d. dink placement
e. paddle awareness and feel
2-4pm - Ground stroke power, Defending ground stroke power
a. Legs and hips
b. Body weight transfer
c. circular vs. linear
e. Defending power
Optional open play available
9-12pm - 3rd and 4th shot progressions
a. 3rd shot options
b. hard vs soft
c. 3rd shot technique
d. 3rd shot placement
e. working your way up
f. no man's land
g. 4th shot intro
2-4pm Serves and Returns
a. Power serve
b. Lob serve
c. Spin serve
d. Moving through returns
e. Spinning returns
Optional open play available
9-11am - Fun Shots and Games
a. Ernie progressions
b. Around the Post
c. Around the Post defense
d. Fake power drop shots
e. Disguises and Chin music
11am-1pm - Tournament
a. Tournament preparation lecture
b. Preparing yourself
c. Mental toughness and visualization lecture
d. Tournament and awards presentations
Optional open play available.
Daily Schedule Subject to Change
- Greater than 60 days eligible for a full refund
- 30-60 Days - 50% refund, or 100% transfer to another session
- Less than 30 Days - no refund, but can transfer to another session, space permitting.