Michael Jordan Basketball Camp Embraces Chinese Young Players

Since 1995, every summer the NBA legend Michael Jordan spends a few days in Santa Barbara coaching young players at the Michael Jordan Flight School together with other first-class camp coaches. The 2011 camp has two sessions from July 29 to Aug 7. Over the years the MJ Flight School has grown into a global community. And this year 43 young basketball players from China have come to attend the camp. To all of them, it is the first time to visit the United States. They are extremely excited to spend the days learning basketball from the greatest basketball player of all time.

I had a great pleasure visiting the camp as a guest earlier this week. It was amazing to watch the campers playing the games surrounded by the parents who were even more excited than their kids, and MJ sign the autograph for the kids one by one.

From the following photos you may feel the great momentum from the camp. Enjoy!

MJ coaching at the camp

Chinese campers at the MJ basketball camp

Female Chinese campers at the MJ Flight School

MJ coaching at the camp

A camper with his ball signed by MJ

The busy court

The Event Center of UC Santa Barbara hosts the camp

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About Carrie Xu

Yanqin "Carrie" Xu is a Shanghai native, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working for the Pac-12 Conference as Senior Manager, International. She is very passionate about sports and international collaboration, and is doing her best to bridge sports between the US and China. Carrie holds an MBA degree from University of Southern California (USC) and has worked for Nike China and Nike International Basketball previously. She was also a Vice President at USC Marshall Sports Business Organization. She can be reached via email at


One thought on “Michael Jordan Basketball Camp Embraces Chinese Young Players

  1. I Like Michael Jordan.

    Posted by livescore | August 13, 2013, 9:10 am

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