About ICS

Creating Inner Circle Basketball

Ahmed called on a number of the best high school and college coaches for interviews. With some, he volunteered to work with them. With others he was able to just watch & learn from them. He met and spoke with child education specialists. He developed a system for teaching kids, not only about the game of basketball, but about how to better themselves.
Ahmed organized and coached teams. He took these teams on to compete at the local, state, and National level. His system worked.
Over the last 15 years Ahmed has been fortunate enough to learn from some great AAU, high school, and college coaches.
His own experience at all levels in his career has taught him a lot about the game of basketball both on and off the courts. However, it was the harsh lessons he learned as a child, combined with the lessons he has learned teaching kids, that have truly prepared him to become a great coach as well as purpose, will, skill and motivation developer.

Growing Inner Circle

The Primary Goal Is Teaching Kids About More Than Just Basketball.
Your Kids learn from everything that enters their lives: you, friends, teachers, TV, and more. ICB Camps are a positive influence on our students’ young lives. Many students and parents tell us that they had an experience to be remembered for the rest of their lives.
We believe that what sets ICB Camps apart from other camps is our focus on our goals. Other camps may do a good job of serving as a daycare facility. ICB Camps knows what is important is more than just occupying the kids’ attention or giving them a place to expend energy. ICB Camps also know that what is important is more than just learning about the game of basketball, but instead, the development of your child is paramount.
At ICB Camps, our goals are primarily divided into three areas considered the Total Basketball Experience: physical, emotional, and mental. Your kids will experience growth in all areas to the extent that you support their development and encourage them to make the effort necessary to learn and grow.

Physical Goals

The obvious goals of a kids sports camp is to improve their performance in that sport. Your child will understand more about the benefits of physical training and exercise. They will receive information about how nutrition, sleep, and lifestyle choices affect their physical abilities. They will also learn from experience about the challenge of hard work.
The kids who attend ICB Camps strengthen their fundamental ball control skills. They gain a better understanding of the game of basketball: from ball-handling to team play strategies. They develop their athletic abilities to gain an advantage when playing basketball at the high school or college level. Our goal for our graduates is for them to use the abilities they develop at ICB Camps to take them farther in their athletic careers.

Emotional Goals

All kids at some point face struggles at home, at school, with friends, and especially when learning athletic skills. The goal of Advantage Basketball Camps is to teach young players to focus on the task at hand.
Often, kids (and adults) are overly concerned with how they look and how they are perceived by their peers. This emotional need for acceptance is addressed in camp. We redirect their attention on developing and getting results, instead of bowing to peer pressure or other such fears.
Our goal for all our Advantage Basketball Camps’ students is that they grow in their confidence and self-esteem.

Mental Goals

The students who attend ICB Camps will attest to the amount of hard physical work involved. At the same time, they begin to understand more about the mental toughness required to make it through the physically demanding practice sessions. Importantly, the kids will get a clear sense of why they are doing what they are doing in camp. They will begin to get a sense of purpose and a vision for where their skills can take them.
We also spend time talking with kids about making good choices and living clean moral lives. The choices they make are all part of their mental conditioning.
Through encouragement, the kids experience – not just hear – that they can be successful. This experience directly affects their beliefs and attitudes about their abilities. Our goal for the kids who attend ICB Camps is that they perceive the importance of a positive attitude and how that will affect their ultimate success in life.

How We Accomplish Our Primary Goals

ICB Camps has many coaching and counseling techniques that we effectively and successfully employ to help accomplish our training goals. In general, they fall into these main methods: