Yesterday I arrived back to Barcelona from a fantastic week in a town outside of Cadiz in the South of Spain. A beautiful place and an even more beautiful experience. It was a basketball and surf camp and I just really enjoyed myself both on the court teaching and off the court hanging out with the kids and Jose who is a coaching friend from the Curso Superior last summer in San Sebastian. We went beyond basketball and really tried to provide a positive all around experience for the kids and everyone up to the bus driver became completely immersed in this extremely positive environment we created.
We were up at about 7 each day and starting basketball @ 9. Jose and I began preparing the on court sessions a couple months ago and the planning paid off as I think the kids learned alot on the court and I learned alot from the kids off of the court. Everyone involved in the camp gave it 100% and the camp was a big success. Just want to say thank you to everyone involved and hopefully everyone took as much away from the camp as I did and I look forward to more experiences like this in the future.
Kevin Eastman said in one of his podcasts to never turn down a basketball opportunity and that was the thought process for agreeing to do this small summer camp. And I have no doubt in my mind that that is some great advice for a coach to follow and this last week was proof.