Everything we do is designed to make a positive impact on the lives of young basketball players on and off the court. This is the why behind Head Start Basketball!
Attending a Head Start Basketball Camp will help improve your young player’s fundamentals. Our camps teach the game and make it fun at the same time. Head Start Basketball Camps provide the kind of positive experience that you as a parent want for your young player. We use basketball to help kids build character, promote good sportsmanship, and develop leadership skills. Head Start Basketball Director Mike Klinzing has spent 25 years developing a basketball camp philosophy based on the idea that the game is more fun when you can play it well and play it the right way. Your young player will get individual attention from Mike and our staff. We guarantee they will have fun and be taught the fundamentals of basketball.
We begin each day at Head Start Basketball Camp with our fundamental station work. Head Start Basketball Camps emphasize the fundamentals of basketball with individual attention given to each young player. The campers will be taught the basic techniques of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and defense. The camp will not only provide a fundamental base for each young player, but will also be a fun and enjoyable experience for every camper. We follow the USA Basketball Youth Guidelines ensuring that your child is being taught the game the right way.
During this time our coaches work with the young players on developing their individual basketball skills. We want to make the most of every day and we do that with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Learning is FUN!
Here are just a few things you will learn out on the court
- Ball handling drills that you can work on at home to become more confident with the ball
- Proper shooting technique
- Passing and catching skills
- How to box out your opponent and grab a rebound
- Defensive stance and movements
- How to be a good teammate
- Basic 3 on 3 basketball strategy
We have competitive contests every day. These include free throws, knockout, and our most popular, shooting for basketball cards. Our contests are designed to give every young player a chance to be successful and have fun at the same time.
At Head Start Basketball Camps we play half-court games almost exclusively. We believe that this is the best way for young players to apply what they have learned during their station work. We teach our campers to play team basketball. We want everyone to play hard, play smart, and have outstanding sportsmanship.
At the end of each camp session we have an awards ceremony which parents are encouraged to attend. Campers have a chance to earn various awards such as Most Improved Camper, Hustle Award, Camp MVP, Team Awards, and others.
Each young player who participates in camp receives an official Head Start Basketball T-shirt.
Remember! The game is more fun when you can play it well and play it the right way.