2012 Texas Big Man Basketball Clinic

Now Accepting Nominations

Sunday April 22nd               1- 4pm

Mike VandeGarde Shares Advanced Big Man Skills

Presented by Austin Youth Basketball


Taking Ownership of SpacePost Player Basketball Camp Invite from Austin Youth Basketball

Getting Open & Establishing Post Position

Getting Open Against the Zone

Offensive Moves:

  • Drop Step To The Baseline

  • Drop Step To The Middle & Jump Hook

  • Turn & Face with Jab Step

  • Up & Under Move

  • Dribble Drop Move

  • Effective Flashing To The Elbow

  • How To Setup The Backdoor Lob

  • How To Operate Offensively Out of The Short Corner

3 Offensive Rebounding Techniques

Outlet Passing For The Fast Break

Screening & Making Reads


Big Man Camp Director Mike VandeGarde

  • Former Distinguished Professional Basketball Player in Europe and South AmericaAustin Basketball Camp Director Mike VandeGarde and His Home Team
  • Academic All American at Illinois State where he was the leading shot blocker in school history
  • Has served as coach at Texas State and Southeastern Community College in Iowa
  • Has served as a scout in the NBA for the past 12 years
  • Has coached hundreds of both recreational and high level basketball camps across the nation
  • One of nation’s leading experts on post player development

Austin Youth Basketball Director Chris CorbettAustin Youth Basketball Coach Chris Corbett


Who is Eligible For The Texas Big Man Camp

High School Forwards and Centers who have been nominated by their coach or an opposing coach that has seen them play live.  Nominations are accepted from select or club basketball coaches as well.  Players are allowed to ask their coaches to nominate them.  Nominations should be emailed to Austin Youth Basketball Director Chris Corbett ([email protected]).  The nomination should include the position, age, and year of the player with a few brief words on why the player would be a good fit for this high level instruction.


Cost:  $60

What It Includes:

  1. 3 hours of Expert Instruction From NBA Scout Mike VandeGarde
  2. Texas Big Man Basketball Clinic T-shirt
  3. 1 hour  personalized training followup session with Austin Youth Basketball basketball trainer Chris Corbett


Call Chris Corbett at 512.921.4444


Your Next Step:

  1. Players & Families- have your coach email your nomination as outlined above to [email protected] and register today
  2. Coaches – Email us your player nominations to [email protected] and have player parents register today.
  3. Remember – this clinic is limited to 20 players to maximize the learning experience which means it will most likely sell out quickly.


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