Elite NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan to Host Youth Basketball Clinic

The youth clinic takes place April 14-15 at his alma mater, Bishop Hendricken High School.

What do Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Candace Parker all have in common? They have all worked under Rob McClanaghan, one of the NBA’s most elite trainers. McClanaghan, a Rhode Island native who now lives in East Greenwich, is returning to his alma mater, Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, to host a special two-day basketball clinic for youth on April 14 and 15.

McClanaghan, who grew up in Cranston, invites boys and girls between ages ten and seventeen to join him at Bishop Hendricken for two days to experience how some professional athletes train (register here).

“The goal of the clinic is to enhance a player’s skills, improve their conditioning and increase their knowledge of the games,” says McClanaghan in a press release. “We’re going to work hard, but we’re going to have a good time.”

It’s a rare chance for area youth to work with a local legend. “My schedule is extremely busy. I rarely have the opportunity to host a youth clinic at home in Rhode Island,” he says. “I am really looking forward to it.”

McClanaghan’s experience is extensive and young basketball players will surely benefit from learning from one of the best in the business. After graduating from Bishop Hendricken, McClanaghan traveled to New York where he played his way onto Syracuse University’s basketball team as a walk-on. During his time there, he won a Big East Conference Championship and played in three NCAA tournaments. After college, he took a job coaching at the University of South Florida, then he moved on to exclusively prepare players for the NBA Draft and regular season.

For the last dozen years, McClanaghan has been tailoring training programs to individual players, based on their specific needs. Nicknamed the “NBA’s workout guru,” he is credited with being one of the most important “behind-the-scenes” people.

During his upcoming clinic at Bishop Hendricken, McClanaghan will incorporate some of the physical and mental drills he uses with the professionals.

Spots are limited so make sure you secure a spot for your hoops star today. Register at robmacbasketball.com, or email debweinreich1@gmail.com for more information.



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