Grade 6-8 Competitive Camp

Date: July 15-18, 2024

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Price: $400 + tax

Location: Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School (1085 Woodbine Rd, Kingston, ON)

This camp is tailored for current competitive players who are entering grades 6-8 this upcoming season and are serious about playing basketball at the high school level. The focus of this camp is to help teach youth players what it means to compete against top level competition and expose players to concepts used at the high school and university levels. Players will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses while also receiving personalized feedback and ideas on how to expand their game over the remainder of the summer from our coaches. 

Our staff is comprised of current professional and USports basketball players who are from Kingston and the surrounding area. Each head coach will be accompanied by an assistant coach who is a current competitive player in high school from the community. Our staff looks forwards to using their basketball knowledge to give back to the Kingston basketball community and provide players with an inside look at what it takes to play at the next level.

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Camp Scholarships

Thanks to our generous sponsors we are able to offer scholarship opportunities to individuals who demonstrate financial need

Connor Vreeken

Camp Director

  • Professional Basketball Player
  • 4x USports national champion
  • Carleton basketball alumni
  • U18 Team Canada
  • U17 Team Ontario

Born & raised in Kingston - Connor looks forwards to bringing together Kingston's top basketball talent, currently playing at the professional and USports level, to create a camp that gives current youth players an inside look at what it takes to play at the next level.

"Our coaches have different experiences and pathways which brought them to some of the highest levels of competition our country has to offer. I look forward to the opportunity we have as current and former student athletes to share our experiences with youth basketball players in our community!"

  • Elliot Bailey

    • Professional Basketball Player
    • 4x USports national champion
    • Carleton basketball alumni
  • Kali Pocrnic

    • Carleton basketball alumni
    • 2x USports national champion
    • 2x USports All-Canadian
    • U17 Team Ontario
  • Luka Syllas

    • Queen's men's basketball
    • 2023/24 OUA champion
    • 2023/24 USports All-Canadian
    • 2023/24 USports DPOY
  • Madison MacInnis

    • Brock women's basketball
    • 2021/22 OUA silver medalist
    • Frontenac alumni
  • Ollie Engen

    • Queen's men's basketball
    • Orangeville prep alumni
  • Ella Take

    • Queen's women's basketball
    • Former NCAA D1 (Buffalo)
    • Capital Courts Academy alumni
  • Jakub Dobiech

    • Frontenac Basketball
    • U19 Kingston Impact
  • Avalyn Derbyshire

    • Frontenac Basketball
    • U16 Kingston Impact
  • Jack Burt

    • Frontenac Basketball
    • U19 Kingston Impact
  • Ella Rowsome

    • Frontenac Basketball
    • U15 Kingston Impact
  • Jake Campbell

    • Frontenac Basketball
    • U17 Kingston Impact
  • To Be Announced

  • James Bambury

    • Former Head Coach at Brandon University
    • Former Head Coach at Queen's University
    • 2x OUA silver medalist
    • 15 years coaching experience
  • Dani Sinclair

    • Head Coach at Carleton University
    • 3x USports national champion
    • 2023/24 OUA Coach of the year
    • 20 years of coaching experience
  • Aiden Warnholtz

    • Professional basketball player
    • U23 Team Canada
    • 4x USports national champion
    • Carleton basketball alumni
    • 2022/23 USports All-Canadian
  • To Be Announced

FAQs

Who is this camp for?

This camp is for basketball players entering grade 6-8 in the fall of 2024 who currently play on a competitive basketball team.

What does the camp schedule look like?

The first half of the morning will focus on all-around skill development. Players will spend the morning working through skill stations focussed on specific skills lead by our head coaches. We will then take a break before introducing a daily offensive concept that we will play out of in small sided games. Following lunch we will have our daily guest speaker talk and work with campers on a concept of their choosing before finishing off the day with 5on5 games.

Do players receive anything at camp?

Players will receive a reversible jersey and a detailed report card from their head coach evaluating their game with areas for improvement.

What makes this camp different from other camps?

This camp is not your typical "baby sitting" basketball camp where we roll the balls out and let campers play unorganized basketball. Athlete's are expected to compete in everything we do and to play within the concepts taught to them. These concepts may not come naturally and we expect athlete's to struggle while learning and applying them. Upon completion of camp players will have been exposed to new ideas they can use over the summer to improve their game.

What position is this camp best suited for?

Basketball is a positionless game at the highest levels. Players will have roles to play on every team they play on, but all players should work on their game so they have the skills and abilities to play in multiple positions and scenarios. Care less about what position you are playing and more on being on the floor when the game matters.

I am concerned about my child playing against older players

The best way for young players to grow is to be exposed to other players who are better than them. When you are undersized and less skilled than your competition you have to come up with other strategies to impact winning. Developing these skills at a young age sets you up well for when you are the older player and makes you a more well rounded player. Playing against older players is an excellent opportunity to do this.