Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy, presented by Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, announces the 2017 schedule of summer camps and clinics taking place across the Upper Midwest. The summer schedule is highlighted by appearances by Timberwolves center Cole Aldrich, Wolves TV analyst Jim Petersen and former Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma.
The summer will kick off with a five-day camp in Coon Rapids from June 12-16 featuring an appearance from Aldrich. There will be eight camps/clinics in June.
There will be a total of 14 camps/clinics in July. Aldrich and Petersen will make an appearance at camps in Maple Grove (July 17-21), Wayzata (July 24-28) and Spring Lake Park (July 24-25). Stiemsma will make an appearance at camps in Stewartville (July 12-13), Watertown (July 10-14), Mankato (July 24-28) and Woodbury (July 31-Aug. 1).
The Academy will host 11 camps in August with Stiemsma appearing at eight of them and Petersen in attendance at five camps.
Aldrich, Petersen and Stiemsma will attend the camps indicated where each participant will have the opportunity to ask questions, work on a few drills and get a photo and autograph. Each participant will also receive a ticket to an upcoming Lynx game, a ticket to a Wolves game for the 2017-18 season, a Wolves basketball and other prizes.
To view the schedule and register, visit www.timberwolvesbasketballacademy.com. Prices vary by camp or clinic. The camps and clinics are all co-ed (except the July 17-18 Minneapolis Lady Lakers camp) and are open to a variety of grade/age groups.
2017 Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy Schedule:
Dates Camp Grades
June 12-16 Coon Rapids 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Cole Aldrich 3rd-8th
June 19 Central Minnesota Christian K-3rd, 4th-8th
June 19-22 Rochester 4-Day Camp 2nd-4th, 5-th-9th
June 21 Austin 3rd-5th, 6th-8th
June 24 Kingsland (Spring Valley) 3rd-6th
June 24 St. Clair 3rd-8th
June 26-29 Fargo 4-Day Camp 1st-6th
June 26-27 Noorwood Young America K-2nd, 3rd-8th
July 10-13 Des Moines 4-Day Camp K-2nd, 3rd-8th
July 10-13 Watertown 4-Day Camp. Appearance by Greg Stiemsma Ages 6-10, 11-14
July 12-13 Stewartville 2-Day Camp, Appearance by Greg Stiemsma Ages 6-10, 22-14
July 13 Byron K-5th
July 17-18 Minneapolis Lady Lakers Camp (Girls Only) 1st-4th, 5th-8th
July 17-19 Lino Lakes/Forest Lake 3-Day Camp 1st-4th, 5th-8th
July 17-21 Maple Grove 4-Day Camp. Appearance by Cole Aldrich 3rd-8th
& Jim Peterson
July 18 Noorwood Young America Shooting Clinic 4th-8th
July 18-19 Cokato 2-Day Camp 3rd-8th
July 24-27 Des Moines 4-Day Camp K-2nd, 3rd-8th
July 24-28 Mankato 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Greg Stiemsma 3rd-8th
Juky 24-28 Wayzata 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Cole Aldrich 3rd-8th
& Jim Peterson
July 24-25 Spring Lake Park 2-Day Camp. Appearance by Cole 1st-4th, 5th-8th
Aldrich & Jim Peterson
July 31- East Ridge (Woodbury) 2-Day Camp. Appearance by 1st-4th, 5th-8th
Aug 1 Greg Stiemsma
July 31- Moorhead 4-Day Camp 1st-6th
Aug 2-3 Cottage Grove 2-Day Camp. Appearance by Greg Stiemsma 1st-4th, 5th-8th
Aug 7-11 Bloomington 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Jim Peterson 3rd-8th
& Greg Stiemsma
Aug 7-11 Irondale 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Jim Petersen & 3rd-8th
Aug 7-11 Marshall 5-Day Camp 3rd-8th
Aug 14-18 Eagan 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Jim Petersen & 3rd-8th
Aug 14-18 Minnetonka 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Jim Petersen & 3rd-8th
Aug 21-25 Eden Prairie 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Jim Petersen & 3rd-8th
Aug 21-25 Burnsville 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Greg Stiemsma 3rd-8th
Aug 21-25 Andover 5-Day Camp. Appearance by Greg Stiemsma 3rd-8th
Aug 21-25 St. Louis Park 5-Day Camp 3rd-8th
About the Timberwolves Basketball Academy
The Timberwolves Basketball Academy brings the excitement of the NBA to the community on a personal level. Its goal is to expand the game of basketball one youth at a time. The Academy strives to teach the fundamentals of basketball to all age ranges and skill levels. From basic ball handling drills to intense workouts, each Academy camp, clinic and training session aims to improve in-game skills and build athletes’ character on and off the court. For more information, visit www.timberwolvesbasketballacademy.com.