Ultimate Hoops is honored to present THE RICKY RUBIO ACADEMY, a fun-filled and educational 3-day basketball experience with a focus on leadership, service and nutrition.
Attendees will interact with Ricky, practice fundamental basketball training and enhance personal development by attending sessions led by elite coaches, trainers and guest speakers.
Boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 17 are welcome to participate. Each camper will also receive a gift pack from Adidas, a signed photo of Ricky and many other surprises.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Ricky Rubio Academy is an exclusive 3-day basketball experience with a focus on leadership, community service and nutrition. Boys & Girls from the ages of 9-17 are invited to engage directly with Ricky and the Ultimate Hoops elite coaches and trainers along with the opportunity to hear from a number of inspirational guest speakers.
Thanks to the collaboration with our partners and sponsors, our campers will receive a swag bag with apparel, food and other surprises to ensure they get the best experience during the Academy. All attendees who successfully complete the 3 day camp will receive an official certificate and a signed picture with Ricky.
The Ricky Rubio Academy aims to impact the participants and their families beyond the sport of basketball through Ricky’s personal values of: Hard work, Respect, Togetherness, Working for the Greater Good and Making Others Better.
As part of Ricky's community activism, the Academy will host athletes from Special Olympics for a 2-hour experience of unified basketball. Campers will learn about inclusiveness, collaboration and teamwork.
Ricky Rubio believes in making everyone around him better. A better player, a better friend, a better person. Raised in Barcelona, Spain, he became the youngest athlete ever to play in the Spanish ACB League at age 14 and made his Euroleague debut at age 16.
Drafted with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Timberwolves, he joined the team for the 2011–12 NBA season, where he won the Western Conference Rookie of the Month. Rubio was also selected to participate during the 2012 and 2013 NBA All Star Events.
Ricky's impact remained global, as he led the Spanish national team in the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament in Beijing, China. At the age of 17, Ricky became the youngest player to participate in an Olympic final game, alongside stars such as Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Jose Calderon.
His leadership on and off the court is displayed through his commitment to his fellow teammates. He is regarded as one of the best passers and defenders in the league, and has consistently been ranked in the top 5 for assists and steals per game.
Ricky represents the Adidas brand and is the first NBA athlete to partner with Ultimate Hoops and Life Time Fitness for the creation of the Ricky Rubio Academy.