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Skills Academy

GVBL Agility Clinic

GVBL Skills Academy is currently working on making a new agility clinic available starting in Spring 2020 and is being offered by the great team at Driven Strength and Fitness in Exton, Spring offers players the opportunity to keep training after the winter basketball season has ended.

Several Tournament Team Coaches and players will be attending an Open House session this coming Saturday 2/8, to talk to the training staff, observe a session, and build the structure of the new clinic.

Stay tuned for information on this new clinic, which will be offered in the Spring. Cost, session times and more details around the program will be provided in the next couple of weeks. The clinics will be open to players on both the girls and boys Tournament Teams, grades 4 through 8.

GVBL Spring Shooting Clinic

We have coach Shawn Werdt (Germantown Friends Head Coach and former Herb Magee assistant) set to run shooting clinics for our teams again this Spring.  
Many of our teams have done these clinics for the past few seasons and there has been great feedback from the players and their parents. These clinics are especially beneficial to our younger teams because Shawn does a great job teaching the kids the proper shooting form.  The earlier the kids learn the proper shooting form, the better.

The GVBL Skills Academy is offering 3 one hour sessions each Tuesday starting on 3/10
The sessions will start at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8pm.

The 6 week schedule will be:

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, & 4/21 - 4/7 (Off for Spring Break)

Each Wednesday starting 3/18 : sessions at 6:45pm & 8pm

6 week schedule will be

3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, & 4/29

Coach Nolan
Basketball School
Summer Session

Registration is now open! This is open to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Great Valley Basketball Tournament Team players only. The sessions are specifically designed with age appropriate skill development which will focus heavily on dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and speed & agility.

Dates and Details:
  • Session 1 = 7/13 to 7/16
  • Session 2 = 7/20 to 7/23
  • Ages: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Great Valley Basketball Tournament Teams only
  • Time: AM with exact times to be announced
  • Price: $180
  • Location: A Great Valley building TBD

Each session will be limited to (20) players, so make sure to register early to reserve your spot. To sign-up for a session please following the following steps:

Register here:
Send your payment to: Patriot Fun Camp, LLC, 15 Ashlawn Rd., Malvern, PA 19355
Checks made payable to: Patriot Fun Camp, LLC

Elite Shooting Camp 2020 with Herb Magee

Come learn the proper technique and art to shooting hoops with Hall of Fame Coach Herb Magee

     When: July 27-30 9am-11am
     Where: GVBL Center
                  19 N. Bacton Hill Rd., Malvern, PA 19355
     Cost: $325 per player

These sessions will be limited to ensure one-on-one instruction.

GVCO Welcomes our Professional Instructors

GVCO Instructor Herb Magee

  • Winningest men’s basketball coach in NCAA history
  • Career record wins of over 1,000
  • Dubbed “The Shot Doctor”
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee

Shawn Werdt

GVCO Instructor Shawn Werdt

Germantown Friends School, Boys Varsity Head Coach (2013-Present)
  • 3 Consecutive FSL and PAISAA Playoff Appearances
  • City of Basketball Love Inter-Ac & Friends League Coach of the Year, 2015
  • Second most single-season wins in school history (21-5 record), 2015
  • First Friends School League Championship Game Appearance since 1997

Philadelphia University, Mens Basketball Assistant Coach (2008-2013)
  • 104-46 Overall Record; 3 NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances including a 2010 Sweet 16
West Chester University (2003-2007)
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner
  • NCAA Division II PSAC Eastern Division Champions, 2006
  • Top 5 Single Season 3 Point FGM (68) and 3 Point FG Percentage (42%), 2007
  • Scored 905 Points and made 140 Career Three Point Field Goals

Jim Nolan

GVCO Instructor Jim Nolan

Great Valley High School, Boys Varsity Head Coach (1996-2014)
  • 4 Division Titles
  • 2 League Titles
  • 14 district appearances; one final four and one championship game
  • 2 State tournament appearances
  • Just shy of 300 total wins

GVCO Instructor CJ Savage 

Great Valley High School, Boys Varsity Head Coach (2018-Present)

  • Freshman head coach 2006-2010
  • Assistant Varsity Coach under Jim Nolan (2010-2018)
  • Coached Mikal Bridges
  • Assistant Football Coach (2011-Present)
  • Assistant Track Coach (2012-Present)
At Villanova University, CJ works with the women's basketball program during the summer, where he has mentored under 42 year Division 1 Head Coach, Harry Peretta.

In 2001, CJ was the CIAA 3 Point Shootout Champion for Fayetteville State University.

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