Jason Kidd, Mason Plumlee to Help Coach Southampton Basketball Camp

Brooklyn Nets Coach Jason Kidd.
Jason Kidd. Photo credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Thinkstock

Jason Kidd and Mason Plumlee will be in Southampton this August to give kids basketball instruction and tips.

The duo will be attending a five-day basketball camp at the Southampton Town Recreation Center from August 25 to 29. Kidd, the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets, and Plumlee, a center for the Nets, will offer campers of all skill levels personalized instruction.

“We’re excited to bring Brooklyn to the Hamptons and to hold our first-ever Brooklyn Nets camp,” Kidd says. “Mason and I are looking forward to meeting the campers and helping them improve their game in a fun environment and in a great facility.”

The camp is open to both boys and girls from pre-K to eighth grade.

Kidd, a Water Mill resident, was a 10-time All-Star and Olympic champion during his playing career in the NBA. He has been head coach of the Nets since June 2013.

Kidd and the Nets will partner with Dribbl, an award-winning New York basketball program, to offer the Southampton camp.

Originally founded in 1965 by Teddy Frischling, the athletic director of The Dalton School, and Rich Gersten, the director of Brant Lake Camp, the Dribbl program aims to develop and refine skills such as shooting, passing, footwork, and ball-handling in all campers. Younger children (ages 3–4) enrolled at the Southampton camp can look forward to improving basic motor skills like jumping and running and getting comfortable on the court, while older campers (grades 3–8) will participate in timed league games.

Dribbl was recently named “Best Basketball Clinic” by New York Magazine’s annual Best of New York issue.

Children can enroll for full-day or half-day programs. All campers will receive Brooklyn Nets camp uniforms and merchandise. For more information, or to register your child, go to brooklynnets.com or contact Teddy Friedman, the director of operations, at 646-267-4569.

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