“THE JET ACADEMY”; A FIRST OF ITS KIND ONLINE BASKETBALL CAMP FEATURING NBA AND WNBA ALL STARS
NBA/NCAA ANALYST KENNY SMITH TO LAUNCH “THE JET ACADEMY”; A FIRST OF ITS KIND ONLINE BASKETBALL CAMP FEATURING NBA AND WNBA ALL STARS
In response to the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic Smith will host a series of weekly online camps featuring Instructional Videos, Coach Talk and Q & A’s with NBA All Stars Kemba Walker, Trae Young, and Victor Oladipo, along with WNBA All Stars Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner
Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal to provide $35 discount to first 10,000 Kids who sign-up by July 5
In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic Kenny “The Jet” Smith, a two-time NBA Champion and basketball analyst for Turner/CBS’ NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and TNT’s Emmy award-winning Inside The NBA, launch today a first of its kind series of bi-weekly online basketball camps for children of all ages. The Jet Academy will begin instruction on July 20, at www.jetacademycamp.com and will feature some of the biggest stars in the NBA and WNBA. Confirmed “Coaches” include 4-time NBA All Star Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics), 2020 NBA All Star starter Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) and 2-time NBA All Star Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), along with WNBA MVP/9-time WNBA All Star Sue Bird(Seattle Storm), WNBA MVP/WNBA Champion Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) and 6-time WNBA All Star Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury). Additional NBA and WNBA stars to be announced in the weeks ahead.
Daily sessions, which can be streamed from any device around the country, will feature instructional sessions on basketball techniques for shooting, ball-handling and rebounding, coach-talk and LIVE question and answer sessions allowing campers to chat directly with the All-Stars. Sessions will run from Noon – 2 pm ET/9 am – 11 am PT each weekday and will be available for playback on-demand. Pricing for the camps are $89 per month, $49 for a six-month membership ($294) and $29 per month for a yearly membership ($349).
“We at The Jet Academy wanted to have our campers experience a virtual camp the way they are now consuming information/instruction and give them a live experience to work side-by-side with the best basketball players in the world!,” said Kenny Smith, The Jet Academy Founder.
The current Coaching Calendar for the first three sessions is as follows:
Week #1 (July 20 - 24): Kemba Walker (NBA), Brittney Griner (WNBA)
Week #2 (July 27 – 31): Victor Oladipo (NBA), Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird (WNBA)
Week #3 (August 10 – 14): Trae Young (NBA), WNBA Star TBA
The Jet Academy, through a partnership with iHeartRadio, will receive 10,080 spots through its network of 120 stations throughout the country for a two-week flight (6/29 – 7/12). The stations will give away 180 weekly memberships ($89 value/per membership) plus an exclusive Zoom coaching session with Kenny Smith and special guests for all winners to join (date and time TBD).
Smith’s fellow Inside the NBA analyst and 15-time NBA All Star Shaquille O’Neal has stepped up in a big way by personally offering to provide a $35 discount to the first 10,000 kids who sign-up for the virtual camp by using the promotional code BIGSHAQ by July 5. American Express has also signed on to provide an exclusive $35 discount to its card members beginning Tuesday, July 7. Additionally, The Jet Academy will receive special in-game promotion on NBA2K with a special custom-made ad for three weeks (June 29 – July 19).
Smith has been running yearly basketball camps for 25 years in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he starred as a First-Team All-American for the North Carolina Tar Heels before going on to a distinguished NBA career highlighted by two championships as the Point Guard for the Houston Rockets (1994, ‘95). Smith joined Turner Sports in 1998 as an NBA Studio Analyst and began working the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament for CBS/Turner in 2011.
THE JET ACADEMY
The Jet Academy is the industry’s leading streaming service for sports camps and activities. It was founded by two-time NBA champion and Emmy award-winning host of Inside the NBA Kenny Smith. The Jet Academy has created a Live streaming platform for sports enthusiasts and fans to work side-by-side virtually with their favorite sports stars starting with NBA and WNBA superstars! NBA All Stars such as Trae Young, Kemba Walker, Victor Oladipo, along with WNBA superstars Sue Bird, Brittney Griner, and League MVP Breanna Stewart. The Jet Academy has the highest bandwidth of any camp streaming on the market and can be viewed LIVE anywhere in the United States or Europe on the device of your choice.