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Mar 07, 2017 / Sports Medicine

Mavs Launch New Health and Wellness Resource for Aspiring Young Athletes

The Dallas Mavericks are back for the summer of 2017 with Mavs Basketball Academy, which includes Hoop Camp presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors, Elite Camp, Overnight Camp, Dance Camp and a new Health Program presented by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Mavs Basketball Academy (MBA) is dedicated to bringing the excitement of the NBA to the DFW community and is the #1 source for professional basketball and dance training for all skill levels.

MBA Health

The new Health arm of MBA will provide resources and training clinics utilizing the sports medicine experts from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, North Texas’ authority on sports health and injury prevention. The goal is to educate young athletes and dancers, their parents and coaches on current recommendations for safe participation, proper training, recognizing and responding to injuries and sports injury prevention during MBA activities throughout the year.

“As pediatric sports medicine specialists, we are passionately committed to preventing injuries that keep young athletes out of sports. We share a vision with the Mavs Academy that children will be healthy and active well into their adult lives,” said Henry B. Ellis, M.D., pediatric sports medicine surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. “This partnership will impact the future of many young and growing athletes.”

MBA Summer

Registration is open now for both Mavs Basketball Academy Hoop Camps and Elite Camps, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. MBA Summer Camps provide kids ages 8-18 the fundamentals of the game, the opportunity to meet new teammates, learn sportsmanship and have plenty of fun, coached by the best coaching staff in the NBA. Throughout the summer, campers will receive visits from Mavs players and coaches, and each participant will receive a goodie bag including a pair of Mavs Game Tickets to a 2017-2018 preseason game.

Hoop Camps are a week long, Elite Camps are three days a week and both begin June 5 and run through the beginning of August.

Mavs Basketball Academy is also bringing back Overnight Camp for a second season, slated for June 11-15, at the University of Texas at Arlington. This four-night camp includes meals at the UTA cafeteria, boarding in university dorm rooms and the opportunity to meet a Dallas Mavericks player and front office staff.

The Mavs Dance program, also in its second year, is led by the ever-popular Dallas Mavericks Dancers. The Mavs Dance Program is the top choice for dance instruction in the Metroplex. Children of all skill levels will learn the fundamentals and exercises that helped form the best dance team in the NBA.

Camp will place special emphasis on self-confidence, technique, fitness and, most of all, fun. Campers will receive a Mavs game ticket to a 2017-2018 preseason game, Mavs Dancer poster and a camp T-shirt. They will also have the opportunity to dance during halftime at a Mavs preseason game.

The Mavs Dance program will be held three days a week, is located in Dallas, Plano, Grapevine and Allen, and runs from June 14 through July 28.

For more detailed information including summer schedule, locations and to register for camps, visit the MAVS Basketball Academy website or call 214.747.MAVS.

Mavs Basketball Academy is sponsored by: Scottish Rite Hospital, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Nike and Lexus.

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