Azzi Academy believes the mind is an essential component of optimal sports performance. Therefore, each day of our camps and private clinics features a motivational guest speaker following lunch time. It is important for youth to have successful role models to inspire each boy and girl to be their best. Azzi Academy speakers tell their stories of success, hurdles along the way, and their thoughts on goal setting, confidence, imagery, focus, nutrition and self-talk. Our daily speakers have become a signature of every camp and clinic experience.
Past speakers have included NBA Legend and 6-time NBA Champion Bill Cartwright, USA Paralympian Trooper Johnson, retired MLB player Vida Blue, Golden State Warriors Legend Adonal Foyle, NFL veteran Jamie Williams, Harlem Globetrotter Roy “ZaZu” Byrd, 2-time WNBA Champion Sheri Sam, Andrew Zimmerman of Play Present, Charmin Smith of Cal Women’s Basketball and WNBA, USF Baseball’s Nino Giarratano, and professional basketball players Rachel Howard and Zhane Dikes.