Summer Skills Clinics FAQ

WHAT IS A HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SUMMER SKILLS CLINIC?

The Globetrotters ran Summer Skills Clinics with 24 Hour Fitness for the first time in 2012 in 10 markets. Positive feedback from parents/guardians and kids have led to an expanded and improved program for summer 2013, which will run in 18 markets across the country in June and July 2013. Each 2 hour fun skills clinic is coached by World Famous Harlem Globetrotters stars who motivate and interact with kids. Our stars are professional basketball players, trained and experienced in working with and encouraging kids of all ages and abilities. Clinic sizes will be strictly limited. 24 Hour Fitness staff will be on hand to assist.

ARE CLINICS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF 24 HOUR FITNESS?

Registration is open to members and non-members. We will give an accompanying parent/guardian a free 3 days pass to 24 Hour Fitness for them to try the facility for him or herself!

ARE THE CLINICS JUST FOR EXPERIENCED BASKETBALL PLAYERS?

Our clinic programming is designed to be fun for ALL kids: last year, kids participated who had never held a basketball right through kids who played in rec leagues. Players will informally group participants by age and comfort level with the sport and adjust activities for each clinic to keep it fun for the kids involved.

HOW ARE THE CLINICS DESIGNED TO BE FUN FOR KIDS?

These clinics are the only place where kids share the court with Globetrotter stars, laughing as they learn from them. The program has been specially created with fun for elementary into middle school kids in mind, and with input from parents and the players themselves.

Every clinic includes time for autographs, chat, and photos with the players
Every kid will leave with a personal certificate and his or her own Globetrotter nick name.
Every kid gets a voucher for a complimentary ticket to the 2014 World Tour.
Every clinic includes motivational talks by Globetrotter players on bullying prevention and character development.

CAN PARENTS/GUARDIANS STAY AND WATCH?

Parents are welcome to stay at the facility and use the free 3-day gym pass that comes with Clinic registration. Space may be limited to stay and watch, so we suggest you call ahead to the facility to ensure you can be accommodated.

Parents are encouraged to be in the gym 20 minutes before the end of the session for the autograph and photo opportunity and to bring a camera so they can take photos of their kid with the players.

WHAT'S THE PRICE?

A: $59 per kid for a 2 hour clinic (Mon-Saturday). Fee must be paid at time of registration. Waivers must also be signed by parent or guardian.

CAN I REGISTER MY KID ON THE DAY?

Yes, subject to availability. Last year clinics did sell out and registration was closed in advance so we do not recommend waiting until the actual day to register.

MY KIDS ARE UNDER 6 OR OVER 12, CAN THEY PARTICIPATE?

Clinics are open to boys and girls, 6 – 12. We find that working with kids of this age gives everyone the best experience. We will group kids according to ability and age on the day. Older and younger kids are welcome to come see us live on our next world tour.

DO YOU OFFER FREE CLINIC REGISTRATION FOR CHARITIES OR YOUTH GROUPS?

We regret that this year we are unable to accommodate requests from charities. But we are in active development on a pro-social Summer Skills Clinics program in the future. Group discounts are available, email skillsclinics@harlemglobetrotters.com for more details.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

All sales are final.