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Skill Development

Basketball Training Opportunities

Here are opportunities for your player to develop their basketball skills and have fun outside team organized activities!

See below for details

Join head coach Lance Pettis at the official Blaine Basketball Camp! Coach Pettis, his coaching staff, players and alumni will provide an unforgettable basketball learning experience. Our mission is to provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience for boys entering grades 1st through 8th grades. We welcome boys of all abilities who are interested in learning more about the game of basketball. In addition, the Blaine coaches will teach drills that players can use throughout the summer. Our most important camp goal - HAVE FUN!!!   Click on the LINK to view the camp flyer.

Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy

NEW! Blaine K - 3 Skills and Play

We are excited to offer a skills program for boys and girls grades K - 3. The first hour of the league we will have the back gym for grades K - 1. The second hour will be grades 2 - 3. Players will work on the FUNdamentals of basketball while building into some 1v1, 2v2 game play each week. Players in 2nd & 3rd grade can participate in this clinic and our league. If you plan on doing so please email so we can schedule your games at a different time.

Updated Times:

Dates:  May 1, 8, 15, 22 and June 5.

K - 1 5pm - 6pm

Grades 2 - 3 6pm - 7pm

Cost: $55 for 5 weeks. T-shirt week 2 included.

Code:  Blaine15 ($15 off per player)

Summer Shooting Memberships @ MBT

 Check out our facility and book your first session HERE.

Membership includes:

  • 40 minutes of shooting instruction per workout
  • 400-600 reps per workout
  • 15 minutes of ball handling
  • Access to Mike Dunn’s Ground up 8 week shooting program
  • Access to 35 ball handling videos
  • Access to weekly shooting competitions and prizes
  • You pick the times that work best with your schedule each week

More membership info

In addition, Midwest will be holding a 3v3 league and K-3 skills sessions at Blaine High School. More information and sign-ups are offered at the link below.

Coach G (Thomas Gorrilla) offers personalized training via video.  Here is a training video with several skills kids can work on at home: 

Thomas Gorrilla

Phone: 612-558-4364

2022 Bethel Summer Camps - June and July Dates!

St. Thomas University Basketball Camps

The software uses artificial intelligence (ai) in combination with the camera on your device to capture and analyze your shooting and dribbling.  Offering training and workouts that seem more like video games than drills.

Watch the film here.

Download the app here.

Requirements: an iPhone or iPad and a basketball for dribbling drills. 
Shooting analysis requires the device in a location (preferably behind the shooter) to see the basket and the shooter at the free throw distance for AI to set the measurements.

Monthly fee may be required for features.

Basketball Drills

SportsEngine collection of basketball drills you can do at home.  Find ideas here.