Kevin Boyle Point Guard Weekend July 12-14

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This past weekend in the Pocono’s, 2013 National High School Coach of the Year Kevin Boyle held his second Point Guard weekend of the summer with the Hoop Group. Coach Boyle led Montverde Academy to ESPN and USA Today High School National Championship. We had campers from across the United States and World (Canada, France, Ireland, and Greece – just to name a few!) come to learn how to master the point guard position. Coach Boyle does a phenomenal job of breaking down the point guard position in both physical and mental aspects, in order to become a better floor general. Some highlights of his teaching this past weekend include: breaking down the pick and roll to 7 options and when/how to use each of those, ball-handling and skill-development workouts, knowing the time and score at all times, developing a “feel” for the game and what is best for the team, controlling tempo for a team, and how to become a better leader on and off the floor.

After watching Coach Boyle on the courts with our campers, it is easy to see why he has developed some of the best guards in recent years, including 2011 #1 draft pick Kyrie Irving and 2012 #2 pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He is extremely knowledgeable about the point guard position and uses the same workouts with the campers as he does with his own players. Coach emphasizes developing individual strengths on the court and then using these strengths to mold your game around to become a successful team player.

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The Hoop Group would like to extend a special thanks to Coach Boyle and Coach Thomas for making the trip from Montverde Academy for the weekend, our weekend staff which did a great job working on the court and in the cabins with the campers, and finally, the parents of the campers for making this weekend possible!

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