ETA provided the perfect balance of classroom sessions and on-court critique. The classroom sessions included play-by-play break down, which gave me a better understanding of how to review plays and what to look for. During our games and in addition to clinician advice, ETA provided head-set video cameras. So our games were filmed and given to us, and we could review whether we stayed in our primary, ball-watched, or not in good position to see the play. Just an all around good camp. Look forward to next year.
I thought the camp was very thorough, and I picked up a lot of valuable information I can take back to my local association.
Eric Lewis is a great teacher who breaks down topics in relatable way.
This is the best teaching camp that I’ve been to! Thank you all for a great experience!
This was an excellent learning camp! I’d definitely recommend attending this camp! I love the support from the clinicians and the help and feedback they brought to each and every court! I left the camp as a stronger official!!!!
Great Camp, would recommend to anyone trying to improve and expand in officiating.
Every official from my Association that has encountered ETA camp returns to a serious schedule and a hunger for a career in officiating. **SPOILER ALERT** If any first timers read this they should be prepared for the **culture shock of selflessness and camaraderie from the Black & White stripes at ETA camp. Humbling is a word.. I could prescribe a hundred quotes and words of encouragement I was given from staff AND campers, but one of my favorites was "...give yourself a second chance... and prepare to be better the next time."-E.Lewis- I WANT MORE! Very special thank-you to the clinicians: Clare, DJ & Ray for your inspiration and encouragement. And the Camp Administrator Ms. Jackson who easily did her best to make my camp experience way past comfortable.
I really enjoyed camp. I've been refereeing for 2 years and this camp boosted up my standards, basics, and fundamentals. I'll be ready for college camps next year.
This camp this ETA camp is the best training for basketball officiating I have been to. I meet so many great friends. Thank you to all the great people involved.
Everything was amazing!!
All the clinicians we're amazing. Excellent feedback and constructive criticism.
It was an excellent camp. Very professional & engaging environment. - It was better than expected. & cheaper than expected for the quality of value that it provides. - It was an incredible event. - The clinicians were excellent, - Ray Acosta, Jeff Pons, Steve Anderson, Vlad, Brandon, Claire, Angelica, Freddie, Gary, Chasity, - The camp's atmosphere had such a genuine feel to help people get better. - Such a great vibe from the staff & majority of campers.
ETA Camp was amazing. I want to thank everyone involved organizing this camp, Eric Lewis, Ted Brown, Camille Jackson, the assignors and to all the clinicians that took their time to give us feedback and explain by detail play by play what we needed to do better. I was very impressed with the quality of this camp, best of the best. Nothing compares to this camp. The in the game feedback by the top clinicians was amazing , the classroom video breakdown with Eric was by far the best I ever been to, the one on one help shadowing that they did with some of the participants was spectacular, and the glasses that we use to record the video of what we were looking at the time of the play was amazing, that technology was super cool to see what really you were looking at during a call. The hospitality dinner and the way they care for you , they made me feel at home. I will recommend this camp to my association and to everyone that wants to feel more confident reffing and interested in going to the next level. or even to get better in your own level, it is a great camp and I guarantee you wont regret it. I met amazing people in this camp, new friends for life, the clinicians were amazing and all the directors of this camp very easy to talk to. BRAVO!!! to ETA CAMP. Great job guys. Can't Wait to next year when i go back. Thanks Eduardo
Session 2 was fun. It was compact but a lot of energy given from all of the clinicians and none stop learning opportunities. Never made you feel like you weren't welcome or not good enough. The enthusiasm to see everyone get better was always present. Can't wait to go back next year!
I had a great learning experience. Definitely felt like I have improved my officiating skills.
Key takeaways from camp: 1) Proper breakdown of film. Thank you Eric Lewis for taking the time to show me what I need to look at to train my eyes to breakdown plays. This was very valuable! 2) Court coverage zones. Thank you Ted Brown for this tip! Having this knowledge will help me focus on my competitive match up (70/30). 3) This camp definitely met the criteria that JB Caldwell talked about to be considered a good camp! It was challenging both physically and mentally, the clinicians provided accurate information, and they were honest about my performance. Thanks Jeff Pon for your patience with me during that last game, Chastity for the tip on reporting and switching in 3-man, and John, Kevin, Gary, Will, and Ben for your feedback! Camille and the tech staff at Embry-Riddle were very efficient and hospitable. My first camp experience was a success! I look forward to learning more details next year.
Excellent experience for officials at any stage of their career
Great camp. Focused and involved staff. Advancement attainable with hard work, listening skill and self application.
I continue to be amazed of how much I can learn in one weekend. ETA has not just given me the tools to be a better official but the clinicians and staff push me to want to be better. As well as advance to higher levels of officiating.
The best camp I have ever attended! Quality of clinicians and their dedication make it second to none.
Incredible opportunity to learn from officials who work at the highest levels. The clinicians were once in our shoes and they laid out the blueprint on how to rise up the ranks and taught, trained and developed my game more in 3 days than the rest of my short career combined. This type of camp cannot be found anywhere else in the country, and I am humbled to have been a small piece of it. Thank you.
Education. Training. Advancement. That's a clear definition of what occurs at ETA camp. Best camp I've EVER attended! Great opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in basketball. The clinicians are all knowledgeable and patient but will challenge you to grow in your officiating career. No matter the age, gender, sociodemographic or payer mix, if you are sourcing for an officiating personal development camp of a lifetime your best call begins here and now with ETA. Believe me! You will not regret it!
Tremendous experience, Highest level clinicians, Timely and Positive on-court critiques. Eric Lewis, Ted Brown and Supporting staff have created a very positive environment for learning. I would like to do this every year. Lou M., Fort Myers, FL
Amazing experience! No other camp in the country will give you what this camp has to offer. Learn from NBA, D-League, WNBA, Division I officials and assigners. Will definitely be back next year! And it's affordable!
Great camp!! Has something for every aspect of your game you'd like to improve. The staff is like family and they treat you as one of your own.
Awesome Camp! Would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about improving their game.
I literally cannot say enough good things about this camp, it exceeded my expectations 100 times. I would recommend this camp to anyone.
I loved how this camp started off from day one with the basics (whistle blowing, signals, and mechanics). But don't get confused ladies and gentlemen, this camp is far from basic. The atmosphere, knowledge, and organization met and surpassed my expectations. I felt everyone in attendance, both campers and staff taught and learned from one another. We all came down to excel at our craft and did so in fun fashion. Last and certainly not least, I would like to say thank you to E/T/C and all the clinicians who took the time away from their families to help us get better. #ETAsessionone2018
I got to experience Session 1 and 2. One whole week of living and breathing officiating. I had the time of my life. I wish there was a session 3 and 4. I walked into camp not knowing what to expect. I was blown away by the amount of knowledge, talent and experience that ETA had in one room. An elite group of clinicians there to help you to become the best you can be. I loved that they wanted you to build relationships, encouraging you to make connections. Off Court classroom time was great. They taught you how to evaluate yourself, breakdown plays and much more. Gametime when you were scheduled games the clinicians were always there to help, to give feedback and to have your back. My most favorite part of the experience at ETA was the huddles, getting to talk about live plays. It was exactly what I was looking for and more than I ever expected. If you're looking to grow, learn and make gains on and off the court ETA is your camp. warmest regards Whitney Wells
I just wanted to say thank you for a great weekend! I thoroughly enjoyed myself at camp and learned a lot. I'm already looking forward to next year! Have a great week! Tiffanie
No Fluff- No Bull- No Joke!! ETA camp has been a blessing - Eric Lewis, Ted Brown & Camille Jackson run a smooth camp from registering to camp instruction -they work tirelessly to put on a quality camp every year and they don't short any corners! This is my third year going and I have seen the growth exponentially in my craft - the clinicians are in abundance & their knowledge of the game is enlightening coupled with their experience from their various backgrounds NBA, WNBA, & the Collegiate level they instruct with such passion and enthusiasm! The classroom sessions allow you to see plays and get plays right with game breakdown & group discussions. The jewel of the camp is not only in the amazing facilities (on the beautiful campus of Embry Riddle) or the social hours after camp days are complete & ALL clinicians are available for access at the Ale House. (where campers go after games to meet & eat and talk plays) nope even the the cool dri fit camp shirt & whistle - yea no not even the delicious hospitality night of wings, pasta, salad and more. Noooo the jewel of the camp are the glasses you wear with a camera that records what the Trail, Center & Lead are watching from their primary areas and allows you to see if you are in position or ball watching - they force you to stay in your area or else you will be exposed on film!! LOL This hands down is the best instructional camp I've been apart of - Eric Lewis is at the the top of his game when he is teaching, and breaking down plays, his personal skills are authentic and he enjoys getting out on the court and running games with you! How many camps have their leader on the court blowing the whistle with you- This guy is REAL - he is like a machine -more like Siri (iphone assistant part of apple's IOS system). Yep ask him a question or challenge him on a play & be ready to insert another coin - he has a 96% play call rating in the NBA - Unbelievable!!! His camp is truly amazing and the price is well below what most offer. The games are good also - you are surrounded by clinicians at timeouts or at games end pouring into you, offering better ways to see & adjudicate plays - If you attend this camp you will not be disappointed but you will be sad when it comes to an end - the friendly culture & ease of making new contacts are priceless. This is one investment that pays off on its return- #bestcampever!!!
No matter the level you are at or striving for, the camp delievers valuable insight. The development of the basics so you can learn to officiate with the mantra of start, develop, and finish. ETA will put you on a path to make decisions, rather than just reacting.
Thank you for a great camp! I came in expecting to run a bunch of games (for free) and have someone give a few pointers after the game. I was overwhelmed at the consistently great instruction by all of the clinicians on court during and after the game. I took home far more nuggets of great information than I'd expected. I was very impressed by how helpful and positive the clinicians were and by the level of success that was providing me feedback. I came up with Dale Jamison and we're both on the the high school board of directors for our association. We intend on sharing our information in our first meeting of the season. I'll see you guys next year. Thank you, Tom Lentz
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