About Westside Basketball:
Coach and Owner Kevin Schmidt
Westside Basketball Academy was founded in 2000 by Kevin Schmidt and its primary mission is to create a place for kids to embrace their love of basketball and develop their full potential.
Academy coaches work with young athletes to improve their ball handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, individual and team defense, and proper footwork for attack basketball. Our coaches have played the game and have coached youths at all levels. At the Academy, we understand kids, we understand how they learn and we know how to make them successful.
Participants in our program will learn the art of basketball. They will learn that their passion, commitment and hard work will lead to confidence and will allow them to perform at their highest level.
About the Staff:
Kevin Schmidt - Owner, Westside Basketball and Director, Advantage Basketball Camps
Kevin was an accomplished basketball player in his own right, setting the all time shooting percentage record and leading his team in scoring at Hillsboro High School. He went on to play Basketball and Football at the University of Oregon and Pacific University. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and a Masters in Teaching with emphasis in Advanced Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Training and Coaching. He has more than 20 years of coaching experience, has assisted numerous colleges in recruitment efforts and has worked with Nike on research projects in basketball movement.
Here's what our participants
I got better from am to pm in my shooting skills. Gunner
I improved in every area. Brandon
I learned the components of the shot. Jack
At this camp I learned how to place my feet during the shot. Devin
Elbow to eye. What the back-spin does to the shot. The bigger the arc, the better. Lily
I learned to use light fingers with your left hand while shooting with your right. Jessica
I learned shot form, catching the ball in ready position and to shoot when you catch the ball. Zach
I learned about spin and got it a lot faster. Jaeden
I learned a lot! I learned how to shoot correctly. Kevin, you're a great coach! Hope