Red Auerbach Basketball Schoolbased on 1 reviews (review)
Camp Directors - Update this ListingCamp Location: Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917, United States
Session dates: July23 to July 28, 2007
Cost (range): $640
Contact Person: Steve Curley, Hoop Group, Inc.
PO Box 6494
Holliston, Massachusetts, 01746
The Red Auerbach Basketball School for boys was established in 1960. Jerry Volk, who's son would later become the Celtics General Manager under Red, had operated a summer camp in Marshfield, Massachusetts for several years. Red met Jerry at the camp and, with a handshake, the basketball school was born.
In the early days, it was as much a training facility for the Celtics as it was a camp for kids.The camp has evolved from those early years of hot-top courts, 18 kids, rustic cabins and cold showers to 7 world-class indoor courts, a fantastic dining hall and comfortable dorm living.
We believe that good basketball players are made, not born. We also believe that academics comes before athletics. In fact, anyone bringing a final report card showing Honor Roll status for the academic year will be recognized for this Scholastic achievement during the awards banquet on the final day.
School starts right after registration of the first day. Every player is immediately divided by age and graded by ability, then assigned to teams for equal balance. "Fundamentals" stations are presented daily by professionals and coaching staff. Our stations are tough! Clinics and Stations are an important part of the learning process. Every player plays an equal share of every game, and there are three full games every day. Competition is very challenging but having fun is always the object of our efforts.
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Reviewer: Jay Dee from Nottingham, NH
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
My son had attended 4 different basketball camps before finding the Red Auerbach Basketball School. It is far and away the best and the only one that my son, who takes his basketball very seriously, returned to every summer for 4 years! Unlike every other camp he had attended, this was very professional and top notch. Perhaps that's why they call it a school instead of a camp. Everyone who coached my son was an actual college or high school coach-not some high school kid who needs a summer job. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Red Auerbach Basketball School to any player who is serious about improving their game. The focus of the school is basketball, pure and simple. This is not the place to go if you want to swim or do other activities-the kids have 4 games a day with practices, drill and coaching sessions in-between. But it made a huge difference in my son's game and I think it would be of great benefit to any serious player.
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