Early Development Camps
January 4, 2021
Early Development Camps
Early Development Camps are the beginning of the Team USA Player Development Camp Pathway designed to provide additional tennis opportunities for young tennis players ages 7-10. The camps emphasize fundamentals and overall athletic development in a fun, educational environment. Players selected for these camps have already participated in Orange and Green Ball tournaments and Junior Team Tennis (JTT).
Orange Ball Camps
Participants attend two of of four Orange Ball curriculums: The Expert Rallyer, The Net Dominator, The All-Court Player and The Server Slammer/Return Ripper. Each includes a parent presentation and mental skills unit. Parents of participants will receive an assessment from the Early Development Faculty Coach shortly after the camp.ADVERTISEMENT
Green Ball Camps
Early Development Green Ball Camps are the next progression stage on the TEAM USA Pathway. These camps emphasize fundamentals and overall athletic development. They also help athletes prepare to play on a 78-foot court by covering tactical and game development awareness. Athletes selected will have progressed from Orange Ball to Green Ball tournaments and JTT.
There are five different Green Ball curriculums: Becoming an Offensive Player, Defending the Court, Taking Control of the Point, Serious Server/Ridiculous Returner and Dynamic Doubles. Each includes a parent presentation and mental skills unit. Parents of participants will receive an assessment from the Early Development Faculty Coach shortly after the camp.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for both players and coaches to become familiar with the systems and philosophies of the USTA. The parents and players all feel as if they are a part of Team USA and the feedback has been 100% positive from all the parents I have spoken with.” – Junior Development Director from EDC host club
“He had a fantastic experience and truly confirmed his passion for the game. He learned so much about the game from all the coaches, including some of the intangibles...respect, work ethic, resilience, but more importantly, remembering to always have fun!” – Parent of EDC Camp Participant
2022 EDC Schedule
Camps are held over two days and for three hours each day. The first part introduces the training curriculums and the second portion focuses on match play.
Locations for the 2022 camps are TBD.
Orange Ball and Green Ball Camp Dates:
- March 12-13, 2022
- June 18-19, 2022
- September 24-25, 2022
- December 3-4, 2022
For more information contact Gustavo Loza at firstname.lastname@example.org.