MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE, South Hadley, MA, July 8th - 22nd, 2007
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Ellen Perrella
Director of Athletic Trainers
Mount Holyoke College
Joe Mitrolka
Graduate Student & Former Assistant Trainer
Mount Holyoke College
Rob Everett
Teacher LaGuargis High School /EMT/ Trainer Five Star Basketball Camp
Jason Laferriere
Assistant Athletic Trainer
P.L.A.Y., Inc.
Pete Babcock
Former General Manager Director of the Pre-Draft Camp National Basketball Association
Howard M. Davis
Director of Sports Media Springfield College and official score keeper of Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament
Drugs, Your Friends and You - Handling Peer Pressure
Massachusetts Department of Public Health - TBA
Margaret Guevara
Teacher Child Studies High School of Commerce Shaken Baby Syndrome Workshop
Bobby Lewis
National and International Basketball Clinician; Hall of fame; South Carolina State University
Ellen Perrella
Director of Athletic Trainers Mount Holyoke College Strength & Conditioning Workshop
Onawumi Jean Moss
Storyteller, Former Associate Dean of Students

Amherst College
Millicent Jackson
Accomplished Author University of MA Creative Writing Seminar
Carroll G. Lamb
President The Museum of Black Invention & Innovation


Dennis S Jackson, a native of Newark NJ, believes in kids, basketball and business. As the founder, Executive Director & President of P.L.A.Y. , Mr. Jackson has used his triple expertise to create a unique innovative program.

His fundraising skills comes from a B.A. in Business Administration from Florida AM University.


Through the summer session, you'll hear the experiences and view points of a range of guest speakers (see side bars).

Al Attles - Golden State Warriors
The grandmaster of clinicians and impeccable personality! Al Attles knows basketball. And after 44 years with the Golden State Warriors, he particularly knows Warriors basketball. In 1975, he guided the team to their only NBA championship. Since 1987 he's been the Warrior's Vice President and Assistant General Manager.

A native of Newark, NJ, Attles was voted into his home state's Sport Writer's Hall of Fame in 1991 as well as The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Currently co-teaching a sports law class at Stanford University, he brings his wisdom and his highly sought after motivational speaking to P.L.A.Y. He also serves on P.L.A.Y.'s Board of Directors.


His understanding of kids is driven by an M.S. degree in Counseling and Student Personal Services from State University of New York at Albany and his current position as teacher at Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, MA. His passion for hoops has led him to coordinating basketball programs and camps throughout the community.

As an Assistant Coach at the University of Pennsylvania, he saw his team capture 3 Ivy League title, 2 Big Five titles and appear in the NCAA's 1979 Final Four. He also lent his talents to Central Connecticut State University, Monmouth College and the University of Massachusetts.

He is presently the Hampshire Regional/WMCA Youth Basketball Program Coordinator, an active member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A). Coach Jackson was inducted in the Five Star Basketball Camp Hall of Fame first class in August 2000. Coach Jackson also serves as the spokesperson for the Reach Out for Youth Annual Fund Raiser at the YMCA.



Coach Jackson discusses lecture with Head Coach Billy Donovan of Florida Gators/2006 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions

Orlando Tubby Smith - Head Basketball Coach, University of Kentucky .
You are about to read a series of impressive numbers regarding the coaching career of Kentucky's Tubby Smith:
- Won the NCAA title in his first season in Lexington
- Ranks sixth amongst active coaches in winning percentage
- Has lead teams to eleven straight 20- win seasons.
(That would be 59 wins and only 9 losses. Over the past two seasons no coach has lost fewer games.

Tubbey was named National Coach of the Year By Basketball weekly and Co-SEC Coach of the year by associated press !
The New York Athletic Club presented Smith with the prestigious Winged Foot Award given to the coach of the National Champions after each season. In the off-season he picked up Parent of the Year Award by Parent Magazine, The Victor Award by the Black Coaches Association and was even voted the "Sexiest Male Public Figure" in the reader's vote in a local magazine. The honors culminated when he was named the Kentucky Sportsman of the Year for 1998 in a state wide media vote. Coach Tubby Smith also served as an assistant coach on the 2000 Olympic Team that captured the gold medal in Sydney, Australia.
Tubby is making his P.L.A.Y Academy lecture debut.

Dr. William Strickland
Professor of Political Science to African-American Studies Department, University of MA, Amherst, Consultant to "Eyes on the Prize"
Mike Davis
Former No. 1 Draft Choice Washington Bullets/NBA
The Art of Shooting Lecture

"Crazy" George Schauer
World's Greatest Basketball Wizard and Entertainer

John Bracey
Professor of African American Studies Department, University of MA, Amherst. The role of Black Youth in developing responsibility within their community
Breaking Down Barriers Between Law Enforcement & Youth
Mock Trial Presentation
HIV/AIDS Bay state Health Systems - TBN
Find a healthcare team you trust. HIV positive or not, we all need to better understand the risks we take with our bodies. Zenaida (Sandy) Ortega, LADC Program Coordinator
Kenny Williamson
Director of Scouting
Charlotte Bobcats
National Basketball Association
Jim Cleamons
Assistant Basketball Coach
Los Angeles Lakers
National Basketball Association
Armond Hill
Assistant Basketball Coach
Boston Celtics
National Basketball Association
Gary McLain
Motivational Speaker
MVP in National Championship Game
Villanova vs. Georgetown 1985
Bill Bayno
Assistant Basketball Coach
Portland Trail Blazers
National Basketball Association
Shinn Kerr
Graduate of P.L.A.Y. Program 1996
Starred in major motion picture: Glory Road!