BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Training Camps - Sarasota, FL
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3-Day Camp Dec 18-20, 2020 (Fri-Sun) at the Englewood Sports Complex
3-Day Camp May 1-3, 2020 (Fri-Sun) at the Englewood Sports Complex-RESCHEDULING for December Camp date.
Head Pro: Rob Davidson Guest Pro: Kyle Yates (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 three-time US Open Gold Medalist Steve Dawson of the World Famous Bobby Riggs Racket and Paddle center.
The camps 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 have 15 hours of 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 the Coach Dawson and his hand picked 5.0 Guest Pro & staff instructors. Space is limited to 48 participants and will use 12 dedicated outdoor 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 Englewood Sports Complex has 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.
Clinic Dates and Pros
Clinic Date: Dec 18-20, 2020 (Fri-Sun)
Head Pro: Rob Davidson - Rob is recognized as one of the top players and instructors in Pickleball. He is a full-time instructor and is one of the first instructors certified by the IPTPA. Rob has won numerous tournaments, as well as being a gold medalist in the US Open and USAPA National Championships. He has worked with individuals, partners, groups, clubs, and Pickleball Magazine, catering to a variety of skill levels and group sizes, and currently works running pickleball camps throughout the country. In addition, he is the president of a non-profit scholarship foundation for pickleball youth athletes called Pickleball Legacy Scholarship Foundation.
Originally from Portland, OR, he relocated at the end of 2016 to the beautiful Pickleball-friendly city of Saint George, UT. He has a heart for teaching and enjoys helping others improve their skills and achieve their goals in pickleball.
Guest Pro: Kyle Yates - Kyle is widely considered one of the world's best
pickleball players. He has won gold medals in the Open Pro category at
the US Open, USAPA Nationals, and Tournament of Champions. 2018 was
very successful for Kyle. He took home four gold medals and one silver
medal including gold in Men's Doubles Open Pro and gold in Mixed Doubles
Open Pro at the US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples (the largest
tournament in the world). He recently added to his resume 4 Gold medals
and one Silver from the 2019 US Open Championships and 3 Gold medals
from the 2019 Margaritaville USA National Championships. Kyle has taught
camps and clinics all over the world, and is a founding supporter of
About the Venue
Englewood Sports Complex
1300 S. River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223
One of Sarasota County's premier locations, this 136 acre sports complex includes 12 new, dedicated pickleball courts that will create the perfect BOOST experience. There are numerous outdoor sports facilities in addition to pickleball including soccer, softball, tennis courts and playgrounds. It is a family-friendly facility with hiking trails, picnic area, restrooms, locker rooms and a fitness room featuring state-of-the art treadmills.
Conveniently located near major attractions including the The Ringling: a 66 acre bay front oasis and State Art Museum full of art and the Ringling Circus history, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary and Mote Aquarium. Sarasota boasts plenty of tours by land and by sea for the ultimate Pickleball destination with plenty of room to explore. There's always something happening on Florida's Gulf Coast! Once
you've worked up your appetite, there are award-winning restaurants that overlook beaches, skylines and downtown. From fine dining to farm to table, Sarasota county offers adventurous culinary tastes!
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
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
9-12pm - 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
2pm-4pm - Tournament
a. Tournament preparation lecture
b. Preparing yourself
c. Mental toughness and visualization lecture
d. Tournament and awards presentations
Optional open play
**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.