China’s most famous basketball player, Yao Ming, has opened his very own basketball summer camp. The camps will be taking place at the Wukesong Hi-Park in Haidian District and the No. 3 Middle School in Balizhuang, Chaoyang District from now until Aug. 23, 2014.
The camp will be focusing on basketball training and fitness programs for boys and girls at all skill levels and will teach children the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication in a fun basketball environment. The camps will be led by Technical Director Billy Singleton, who has two decades of playing and coaching experience internationally. NBA players will visit the school to provide specialized instruction on basketball techniques and share the joy of learning new skills.
Students who complete the curriculum will be presented a Certificate of Graduation. “It is our dream to positively impact lives of youth through basketball participation,” says Yao. "I hope to send out a message that sports can teach children many virtues that they wouldn’t otherwise learn in a classroom, and to influence more people to pay attention to children's overall development.”