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Suns All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire announced his Youth Basketball Academy for boys and girls ages 8-15 from June 7-10, 2010 at the Arizona Premier Basketball Academy in Gilbert, AZ. The Academy will run daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with an early departure on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. It is limited to the first 125 kids.

The first 50 campers to sign up will get a FREE clinic with Amar’e Stoudemire on April 15.

The Academy is great for fundamentals training and is excellent preparation for campers looking to take their game to the next level. Through out the Academy, participants will have lectures, basketball drill stations, player evaluations, games, basketball contests as well as educational sessions on diet, weight training and exercising.

“I am looking forward to my Youth Academy again this year,” Stoudemire said. “One of my favorite parts is putting the campers through some of the drills and games that I remember growing up. The camp is set up so that kids have fun while they are educated on the fundamentals of basketball.”

The Amar’e Stoudemire Basketball Academy seeks to develop a positive all around athlete on and off the court. Committed to the development of fundamental skills and technique enhancement, the Academy also gives campers an opportunity to fully realize their potential in an enriching, fun and safe environment, an environment that encourages teamwork, gamesmanship, self-confidence, respect and dedication to the game.

Campers learn ball handling, rebounding, passing, court spacing, post moves, defensive skills, and team offense. The Academy’s success springs from Amar’e’s strong dedication to the campers, providing them with a template they can use to create their own winning formulas for life.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 and will cost $250.00 per camper, which includes a Nike t-shirt, photo with Amar’e Stoudemire, a Nike basketball and instruction from some of the top coaches in the Phoenix area.

For more information on the Youth Academy , visit www.amarestoudemire.com, email youthbasketball@amarestoudemire.com or call 480-248-6645.