Dribble Drive Basketball Academy Comes to North Platte
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Kevin Washington brought his Dribble Drive Basketball Academy to North Platte this afternoon. The former professional basketball player hosted a private training session with three of our area athletes at the North Platte Recreation Center. Washington took the players through an hour and a half of drills, while also imparting his knowledge of the game.
“The Dribble Drive Basketball Academy is all about doing clinics and workshops where we engage students and try to teach them the ‘why’, because I need to know what I’m teaching is getting to them. When they understand why things work, when your coaches tell you what to do, it becomes easier to understand if you know the reasoning behind it, ”Washington explained.
The three local athletes able to learn from the West Texas State Elder were Gracie Haneborg, Dayonna Roberts and Dane Storer. Roberts played her high school basketball for the Hershey Panthers and will be on the North Platte Community College women’s basketball team next year. Haneborg and Storer each had an afternoon of practice, before heading east this weekend for the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Game. Dane was the only male athlete west of Kearney selected for the event, while Haneborg continues to excel in high school athletics before his college career began at UC Colorado Springs. For Washington, he appreciated the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in our region.
“It’s what I love to do, I always say it’s my way of giving back. As a player I was fortunate enough to be a high school player, I played in college and I played internationally for eight years abroad … I love to coach , I really enjoy working out and I think the kids need more quality training to get to the next level, ”Washington added.
Washington will host another clinic in Nebraska tomorrow at Hitchcock County High School in Trenton. The day will be divided into three sessions as follows:
Boys and Girls Grades 3 to 5: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Boys and girls from grades 6 to 8: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls Grades 9-12: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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