How to Attend a Basketball Training Camp

Step-by-step Instructions

Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

Basketball training camps are a fun way to meet new players as well as increase your talents. Camps focus on the skills required for the sport, as well as allows the players to scrimmage against each other, which is the best way to learn. So, how do you get involved in a camp?

Step 2

Firts, if you are already on a school team or part of a league, talk to your coach. Surely they know of organizations that host camps and such for players. The coach will gladly recommend some and probably be happy that your asking him because it shows your dedication.

Step 3

If you are not part of an organization already, there are other ways to find camps. Online is probably the easiest way to find a camp closest to you. There are hundreds probably in your area so get on google and look up basketball camps and you will see what im talking about. Make sure the site is trustworthy, sites like USS Sports and Nike training are examples of legitimate sites.

Step 4

You can go to a nearby recreational gym and look for any flyers up for training camps that will be hosted at the gym or nearby.

Step 5

Camps are very important to getting better at basketball so try and utilize all of your available resources. Once you get your foot in the first camp, opportunities to others begin to open!

Step 6

The question you need to ask yourself is "why you are going to the camp"? It sounds ridiculous but what are you going for really? Is it just for fun, getting exposure, make new friends? These are all possible opportunities a camp offers. Camps often have influential leaders, trainers, and coaches that work them so if you want to get recognized or meet some connections, a camp should be a priority for you!

Step 7

When you finally decide on a camp, you find yourself among similar people who range in skill level at the sport. Pay attention to how others play and notice things you like AND WHAT YOU DO NOT LIKE. I put that in caps because you want to be aware of what works and what doesn't. For example if someone has really good ball handling skills, pay attention to the distance apart from the ball he keeps while dribbling and his body posture. Those are positive things to look for. If he's great at dribbling but is flashy, meaning he does some through the legs dribbles or behind the back spin move juke but doesn't go anywhere with the ball, thats both WRONG and makes you look really funny. Point is stay focused and make sure you know the do's and do not's.

Step 8

Lastly, the final and most important thing a camp offers you, drumroll please..... JUST HAVE FUN! Yes, a camp is a place to stay focused and get better from, but why not meet some new people, have a positive attitude, and relax and enjoy the game for what it is. If your tense or nervous, it will only make you perform worse so just have fun!

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Do no get intimidated if people at the camp are really good, they are probably not new to training. We all have to start out somewhere and its best to play against people who are better than you, let it motivate you!

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When did you first do this & how did you get started?

My first basketball camp was when I was a freshmen in High School

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