OFFENSIVE SKILLS CLINIC
August 20th and 21st; 12pm-4pm
@McQuaid Jesuit High School
Boys and Girls ages 12-18
Run by NBA Skills Trainer Tyler Relph and 5 year pro Jack Leasure
This two-day event will be 8 hours of intense skill development focusing on ball skills, advanced moves and finishes, reading the defense, shooting off the dribble, off screens and in transition....form shooting routine, rhythm and quick release drills....commanding the dribble, changing speeds, playing great angles, being physical on offense and much more. Come ready to work and we will show you how to build great work habits and make yourself the most skilled player on the floor this season!
TO REGISTER: Email Tyler Relph at email@example.com
Monday, June 10, 2013
2014 Shooting and Skills Camp
SOLD OUT.....WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY IN BOTH 2014 SESSIONS
***Call/Email with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 5852694752
SESSION 1: July 7-11, 11am-5pm
SESSION 2: July 14-18, 11am-5pm
***Doors open at 9:30am
for individual improvement
Girls and Boys; ages 8-18
located at: McQuaid High School
$250 Camp Tuition
$230 BEFORE June 7th
**$220 group rate (groups of 5+)
**$400 Discounted Rate for BOTH sessions!!!
Optional: Individual DVD $45; Lunch Package $25
ALL PLAYERS will receive a camp t-shirt
ALL PLAYERS will receive a basketball
ALL PLAYERS will shoot 1000 shots, day 1-day 5!!!
For registration information go to Registration Page or email:
***$50 deposit required to reserve your SPOT!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
TARANAKI MOUNTAIN AIRS shooting guard JACK LEASURE earns Round Seven Player of the Week for his strong game against the HARBOUR HEAT.
30 points (10/16 FG, 5/11 3pt), seven assists, five steals and four rebounds in the 100-77 win.
The 2011 League Leading scorer had his second thirty point plus game of the season and is on a tear of late averaging 29.5 points in his last two games.
-April 17, 2012 www.basketball.org.nz
Posted by Joe Lankheet at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
POINTS: (22.9 ppg) 2011 Scoring Leader
FGM: 128/FGA 211 (43%)
3PM: 62/3PA 155 (40%)
FTM: 49 /FTA 57 (86%)
REBOUNDS: (5.3 rpg)
ASSISTS: (3.3 apg)
2011 Shooting and Skills Camps
-Myrtle Beach, SC August 12-14
Carolina Forest HS 10am-2pm
-Rochester, NY July 25-29 (Registration closed)
Pittsford Sutherland HS 9am-3pm
Jack Leasure Basketball guarantees that at our Shooting and Skills Camp players will work harder and learn how to get more out of their ability than at any other camp out there....if you disagree, you dont pay!
Go to registration page now to reserve your spot!
New moisture management GEAR! Individual Shooting DVDs! Lunch Packages! all avalable this year!
Posted by Joe Lankheet at 6:41 PM
Murray Hills/Taranaki Daily News
Some sportsmen and sportswomen are naturally talented, others have to work hard to reach the top in their chosen sport.
Jack Leasure is one of the latter brigade. He knows he needs to go that extra mile and practise when others have headed home.
That sort of attitude and dedication led the American basketballer to set himself a personal challenge at the start of the year – 10,000 made shots in 26 days.
It was hard and it was lonely. One man in a gym shooting baskets.
"I was shooting about 550 a day, making 400. It was tough mentally, but once you get them, you get confidence. You have to push yourself in order to play at a higher level," he said.
"I know I have to work hard to get the rewards on court. Some players are naturals when it comes to shooting, I'm not ... I have to work at it."
And work hard he has, with the 25-year-old one of the deadliest three-point shooters in the National Basketball League.
Eight rounds into his second season with the Taranaki Mountain Airs, Leasure is the league's leading scorer, averaging 22 points per game and topping the free throw percentage shooting with 93.1 per cent.
"Offensively, I'm feeling confident in my game. I got the idea of shooting 10,000 goals from a guy in the NBA – Gilbert Arenas. He posted something like 100,000 shots over the course of a summer."
Leasure has always played basketball – he's even got his own website for a basketball programme he runs with his younger brother Ben.
"It's called the Jack Leasure Shooting and Skills camp. Last year we ran two camps, one in New York and the other in South Carolina. along with Individual Instruction programs. We will run two more camps when I get back home in July 2011."
Twenty-three-year-old Ben, an actor in New York, played university basketball like Jack, with the pair playing each other on one occasion.
The rest of the family is dad Rick, mum Jeanne and sisters Maggie 28 and Anna 18.
"Dad loves basketball, he played through high school. Mum and Dad came out last year and watched us play two games, against Manawatu and Wellington."
Leasure has support on the sidelines from wife Kelly.
"She came out with me last year and is here again. We love it here. The weather is a lot better than New York. We both enjoy the outdoors and like a town like New Plymouth ... it's quiet, though there's still plenty to do."
The couple are living in Oakura and made the most of the summer weather when they arrived in March, climbing Mt Taranaki.
"That was tough. We didn't realise how hard it was going to be. Three-quarters of the way up, we looked at each other and thought `what have we got ourselves into'. But it was so rewarding when we reached the top. It's amazing up there."
"I was majoring in history (at Coastal Carolina) ... American history from 1800 to 1860. Kelly was majoring in art. We kind of got to know each other during our four years there, graduated in 2008 and got married soon after."
In 2009, Leasure played professionally for the Worthersee Pirates in Klagenfurt, Austria, then had a taste of the New Zealand league with the Mountain Airs last year. He enjoyed it so much, he jumped at the chance of returning for a second season.
"Hopefully I can play year-round. I'd love to play in the Australian league, that's my goal. I want to play professionally as long as I can and I'd definitely look at coming back here next year."
Leasure believes the Taranaki team is heading in the right direction.
"We're building something here. We haven't had great results, but we're going in the right direction. We're starting to play better and if we can play a bit better defence, we'll get some wins. It's about clicking as a team and we're doing that."
Leasure said fellow import Marcus Campbell was great to play with.
"He's a great leader and understands the game. His physical skills are good and he has the size. We've got a good group of players and it's fun playing with them."
Coach David Bublitz described Leasure as the ultimate professional.
"If everyone had Jack's work ethic, it would be an easy team to coach," he said. "He's generally the last one to leave practice, he's always taking extra shots to finish off a session. His work ethic is unbelievable. That's the reason he's so good. He's focused on his shooting to get better and better."
Posted by Joe Lankheet at 5:21 PM
Operation "Stop Jack Leasure"
will be in full force when the Manawatu Jets host the Taranaki Mountain Airs tomorrow night.
The Jets' second home game of the season will see the Amber and Blacks come to Arena Manawatu in search of their first win after they opened their campaign with two losses to the Bay Hawks.
In New Plymouth last season Leasure poured in 32 points, including eight three-pointers, in only 28 minutes of action as the Mountain Airs hammered the Jets 108-78.
The American shooting guard is averaging 21.5 points per outing this season and Jets coach Ryan Weisenberg said shutting down Leasure would be a key part of his side's game plan.
"The focus is always on Jack because he's one of those players who can drop 50 [points] if you let him," Weisenberg said of the Airs import.
"If we do it effectively, Jack should have a very difficult night with us ... we need to play solid one-on-one responsible defence."
The Airs have a competent roster, which also includes veteran Aaron Bailey-Nowell and 2.14m American centre Marcus Campbell who was signed to the Charlotte Bobcats and the Houston Rockets in the NBA, but never played a league game for either of them.
Both sides have a new look to them from last year's clash and former Mountain Air Jeremiah Trueman will make his debut for the Jets tomorrow.
He also stressed the importance of shutting down his former team-mate Leasure.
"He's pretty much their main scorer," Trueman said.
"So, if we can make him feel uncomfortable and do the things he doesn't like to do, I think we'll be in pretty good shape."
Posted by Joe Lankheet at 5:08 PM