(Rock Hill, S.C.) — On a Sunday afternoon at Winthrop University, basketballs hit the backboard and children laughed as their feet shuffled across the court of the West Center during a session of the Broman Brothers Basketball Clinic.
It’s open to children of all skill sets and ages ranging from kindergarten to high school, at a cost of $25 per child, and runs every Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Anders Broman, who is currently a graduate student at Winthrop, said he decided to start the clinic, because of his mentor who helped enhance his skill and passion for the game.
“Everything that I learned from him and just the great times that I had; I wanted to help the next generation coming up,” he said.
“I wanted to help them, whether it’s play college or make their high school team, make their middle school team, I wanted them just to be able to be the best that they could be and so that’s where all of this came from.”
The children participate in a variety of activities intended to improve their ability to shoot, dribble and rebound.
Ryan Bowllan brought his two sons to the clinic after attending several Winthrop basketball games and hearing about the camp from Bjorn Broman.
“I just want my kids to learn how to play basketball the right way and (it’s) a lot easier when someone else is telling them what to do and so honestly the main reason is they’re going to learn the skills and how to do it from college basketball players,” he said. “So what could beat that?”
Bowllan was just one of many parents watching roughly 30 children participate in the clinic.
A number of parents said the clinic was beneficial for their children in more ways than one, including Pat Kelsey, head men’s basketball coach at Winthrop, who brought his three children to participate in the program.
“They’re very, very good teachers in the game of basketball so our kids are able to learn fundamentals of basketball and learn some advanced training techniques at a really, really young age,” Kelsey said. “The biggest thing is they get to interact with two young men of such high character. Hopefully they rub off on them.”
Anders Broman said he hopes that children will walk away from the camp with a new appreciation for the sport that he has loved his entire life.
“Not everyone’s going to be able to put their elbows in the rim when they dunk, so I want people to be able to enjoy basketball even if they aren’t those genetic freaks. They can make their high school team or even if they don’t want to play, they can someday maybe be a coach, they can be a manager for a college program.” he said. “I want them to still enjoy basketball and have a career in basketball, even if it’s not with playing basketball.”
The Broman brothers are currently working on a website to promote the clinic. For more information or to sign up a child for a session, contact Anders Broman at