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Midwest Sports Academy offering free Martin Luther King Basketball Clinic

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  • Middle-school boys and girls will improve their shooting, ballhandling, defense and game-play skills at the free Martin Luther King Keep the Dream Alive Basketball Clinic at 9 a.m. Monday at The Einstein Academy, 747 Davis Road in Elgin.

      Middle-school boys and girls will improve their shooting, ballhandling, defense and game-play skills at the free Martin Luther King Keep the Dream Alive Basketball Clinic at 9 a.m. Monday at The Einstein Academy, 747 Davis Road in Elgin.
    Jim Cook

 
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Sixth- through eighth-grade boys and girls are invited to sharpen their skills at Midwest Sports Academy's Martin Luther King Keep the Dream Alive Basketball Clinic. The free event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at The Einstein Academy in Elgin.

Under the guidance of an expert staff, led by Midwest Sports Academy CEO and long-time AAU and collegiate coach Jim Cook, players will learn competitive shooting and dribbling mechanics, defensive fundamentals and understanding of offensive and defensive game strategies. Attendees will be grouped by comparable skill level, age and gender. Players should bring their own basketball to the clinic at The Einstein Academy, located at 747 Davis Road in Elgin.

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As an added bonus, a special celebrity guest will make an appearance to sign autographs and pose for photos at the end of the clinic. The guest's identity will be revealed on January 16.

Midwest Sports Academy is a non-profit organization providing opportunities for underprivileged children and youth to develop core values, college readiness and athletic skills through educational and sports programs. The academy serves young people throughout the northwest and western suburbs as well as DeKalb County and the Rockford area.

Registration ends on Thursday, January 16 and will be capped at 20 players. Families can register their child online at www.midwestsportsacademy.org. For more information, email Midwest Sports Academy at jcook@midwestsportsacademy.org.

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