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Springfield College Hosts Nike Championship Basketball Clinic Friday-Sunday, April 24-26

Springfield College Hosts Nike Championship Basketball Clinic Friday-Sunday, April 24-26 Springfield, Mass. -- April 20, 2009 -- Top NCAA coaches John Calipari, Bob Huggins, Rick Majerus, Phil Martelli, and Fran McCaffery are just a few of the well-known basketball coaches who will be conducting sessions at the Nike Championship Basketball Clinic this weekend at the James Naismith Court at Springfield College's Blake Arena.

Sessions will be conducted on Friday, April 24; Saturday, April 25; and Sunday, April 26.

The clinic is for basketball coaches of all levels. Registration is still open. The cost is $140 and is payable by check at the door Friday from 3 - 9 p.m., or Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - noon.

"We have always had success in conducting this clinic in the Eastern part of the country," said Nike Championship Basketball Clinics Director Ed Janka. "It's proven that Eastern coaches of all levels really love their basketball, evident by the great numbers that attend. We're expecting several hundred coaches here at Springfield College starting on Friday. And we'll welcome more."

Friday evening is expected to be a blockbuster of a night.

There will be three sessions on Friday evening, starting at 5:30 pm when Tom Pecora speaks on "My Favorite Individual and Team Drills". Pecora is the current head men's coach at Hofstra University.

He will be followed by Rick Majerus, the head men's coach at St. Louis University, who will speak on "Offensive Concepts to Best Utilize Your Personnel".

The evening will culminate with John Calipari, now of the University of Kentucky, who will be speaking on the "Dribble-Drive Motion Offense". Calipari, well-known in Western Massachusetts as the former highly-successful coach at UMass, just completed a nine-year stint at Memphis, where he reached the national championship game in 2008. He recently took over the reigns as the head coach at Kentucky.

Here is the complete schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

Friday, April 24
3:00 pm -- 9:00 pm -- Registration
5:30 pm -- 6:45 pm -- "My Favorite Individual and Team Drills" -- Tom Pecora, Hofstra
7:00 pm -- 8:15 pm -- "Offensive Concepts to Best Utlilize Your Personnel" -- Rick Majerus, St. Louis
8:30 pm -- 9:45 pm -- "Dribble-Drive Motion Offense" -- John Calipari, Kentucky

Saturday, April 25
8:30 am -- 12 noon -- Registration Continues
8:30 am -- 10:30 am -- Complimentary Coffee and Tea
9:15 am -- 10:30 am -- "Off Season Strength and Conditioning: The Measure of a Great Program" -- Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
10:45 am -- 12 noon -- "Purdue's Motion Offense" -- Matt Painter, Purdue
12:00 noon -- 2:00 pm -- Lunch on Your Own
2:00 pm -- 3:15 pm -- "Demon Deacon Rebounding" -- Dino Gaudio, Wake Forest
3:30 pm -- 4:45 pm -- "Our Defensive Philosophy with Drills" -- Phil Martelli, St. Joseph's
4:45 pm -- 6:45 pm -- Dinner on Your Own
(Final Two Sessions Shifted to the Field House due to Men's Volleyball Playoff Game)
6:45 pm -- 8:00 pm -- "Team Building" -- Brad Greenburg, Radford
8:15 pm -- 9:30 pm -- "Practice Drills to Development Toughness" -- Bob Huggins, West Virginia

Sunday, April 26
7:30 am -- 9:30 am -- Complimentary Coffee and Tea
8:00 am -- 9:15 am -- "Drills to Build Your Man-to-Man Defense" -- Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy
9:30 am -- 10:45 am -- "Our Pressing Philosophy" -- Fran McCaffery, Siena

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