CAROL ANN SMITH
LOCKDOWN ACADEMY - GIRLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Coach Carol Ann (Shudlick) Smith is a former women’s basketball Big Ten Player of the Year and Kodak All-American from the University of Minnesota. In 1994, Coach Smithwas presented with the Wade Trophy honoring the best player in women's college basketball. She went on to play professional basketball in Spain and Sweden, spent a season in the American Basketball League with the Columbus Quest, and played stints with the Cleveland Rockers and Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s NBA. Read more...
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 !
SEASON: November 7, 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.
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
|Sunday, Dec 3||12:30pm- 2:30pm||LT NORTH|
|Sunday, Dec 17||12noon - 5pm||LT NORTH|
|Saturday, Jan 6 (4th grade only)||TBD||York High School|
|Monday, Jan 15||1pm- 4pm||Score Sports Center|
|Sunday, Jan 28||12noon - 5pm||LT NORTH|
|Sunday, Feb 11||12noon - 5pm||LT NORTH|
|Sunday, Feb 25||12noon - 5pm||LT NORTH|