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LOCKDOWN ACADEMY - 3RD GRADE BOYS

By Joe Niego, 07/25/17, 8:15AM CDT

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Skill-development program focused on basketball fundamentals

2017-2018 LOCKDOWN ACADEMY (WINTER SEASON)

3RD BOYS


SAM MAMPE
LOCKDOWN ACADEMY - BOYS ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Coach Mampe grew up in New Lenox, IL and played basketball and baseball at Lincoln-Way Central High School.  He then attended North Central College and played on the basketball team for 3 years earning a trip to the Sweet 16 and Final 4 in consecutive years. 

Coach Mampe began his coaching career with Chicago LockDown and The Franchise as a trainer and coach for over 4 years. Within this time he also coached with York Township Dukes freshman during the 2015-2016 season. 

Sam graduated from North Central College with a degree in Sport Management. He has grown to excel in teaching the fundamentals to all ages, especially the younger ages with his great communication tactics.


ACADEMY SUPPORT STAFF

DENNIS CARROLL
LOCKDOWN COACH

Coach Carroll lettered in football, basketball and tennis at LTHS and finished second as Athlete of the Year in Illinois.  Coach Carroll attended the University of Notre Dame where he played basketball and tennis for the Fighting Irish. This is his fifth year coaching with Chicago LockDown and The Franchise.  Read more...

JOE NIEGO
FOUNDER

Coach Niego played basketball at De La Salle High School then Lewis University. Then upon graduating from Lewis in 1987, Joe was drafted in the 4th round by the NBA Houston Rockets. After a short stint with the Rockets, Joe retired and returned to Chicago.  Since 1995, Joe Niego has been instructing and developing players on the fundamentals of basketball.  
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VINCE KMIEC
LOCKDOWN DIRECTOR

Coach Kmiec was All-Area and All-Conference at Carl Sandburg High School.  He was recruited to North Central College and lettered for four years.  He is currently the North Central College assistant men's basketball coach.  He has coached with the Chicago Lockdown and Franchise for 4 years as a coach and trainer and is the Director of the Chicago LockDown teams.


2017-2018 WINTER SEASON INFORMATION

As a father of five successful basketball playing boys, Joe Niego understands the importance of properly developing players fundamentally at a young age. Laying the foundation of fundamental skills strongly outweighs the lure of distance travel opportunities for this age.  Chicago LockDown Academy provides a positive, instructional, fun, competitive and safe environment for your players to grow.  Foundational skills will be a constant focus along with activities to promote a love of the game!  All players will participate in competitive games appropriate for each player's skill level.  At this level, it is critical that players focus on getting better and developing a positive feel and love for the game.


LOCKDOWN ACADEMY - BOYS 3RD GRADE

SEASON: November 6, 2017 - February 25, 2018
(off week of Thanksgiving and between December 23-January 5)

TEAM:  Based on skill level, players will be grouped in teams for inter-academy games, 3 on 3 tournaments and some outside team competition.  Possible 1-2 teams formed for additional tournament play based on competitive need.

PRACTICES: 2 practices (90min each) per week
All practices will focus on player development & team play.

  • MONDAYS 6:00 - 7:30PM at LT North/South High School
  • WEDNESDAYS 4:30 - 6:00PM at Score Sports Center

GAMES: 15-18 games (5-6 one-day tournaments at the Score or LT High School)

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:  Skills Trainers: Vince Kmiec,  Jimmy Fields, Ivy Salkauske

PARTICIPATION FEE:  $675.00 plus Reversible Jersey

DATE TIME LOCATION
Sunday, Dec 3 2:30 start time LT NORTH
Sunday, Dec 17 12noon - 5pm LT NORTH
Sunday, Jan 7 12noon - 5pm LT NORTH
Sunday, Jan 21 12noon - 5pm LT NORTH
Sunday, Feb 11 12noon - 5pm LT NORTH
Sunday, Feb 25 12noon - 5pm LT NORTH