From Jeremy Russotti, a northern California basketball skills trainer extraordinaire
It is that time of the year again for our 3rd Annual "SACRAMENTO VALLEY'S FINEST Instructional Showcase Event. The event will be on October 2-3 at Cosumnes River College, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Because we are adding the Stockton/Tracy players to this event and traditionally get 90+ kids at this event already, we will be capping the event at 100 players on a first-come, first sign-up basis.
The showcase will involve elite level skill training in the morning session, followed by evaluated team games.
Here's the list of invitees -- invitations have been sent to the varsity basketball head coach at each high school.
More information from Jeremy's site:
The idea for the "The Finest" Showcase events came about by Jeremy Russotti with the vision for a more positive, beneficial, and true grassroots basketball events in areas that were overlooked. Back in 2001-2002, two of Coach Russotti's former players received b-ball scholarships to the PAC-10 Conference. Ironically, both of them were never invited to any local or national so-called "exposure events"; ove looked mostly because of the area they resided in. At that point, Russotti knew a quality showcase event could really help draw needed attention to any area, resulting in more recruting resources for top local talent. More importantly, he realized the importance of INSTRUCTIONALSKILL TRAINING vs EXPOSURE and the impact it had on his player's future recruitments. Therefore, the main focus of the event will be on skill building (6 total hours), with the added bonus of 4-5 games of evaluated exposure games.
Not only will the event be endorsed by various scouting services, but also will include a report written by 1% CLUB Basketball that is emailed to over 1,700 coaches at the D2, NAIA, National JUCO and California JUCO programs (Free of charge). Says camp director Jeremy Russotti, "We really take pride in spreading our message about individual skill building and how it can really drive your future recruitment process. The success of Josh Akognon, has really come full circle, backing our message that was started five years ago. Also, there is a lot of talent in the Sacramento Valley region that various colleges or junior colleges never get the chance to see or read about. Furthermore, we want to help bridge these connections, while trying to build intrinsic motivation within our attendee's to the importance of skill building in their daily routines.....and not just playing games."
Director SAC's FINEST