The goal of the Boys Basketball Camp is to improve the level of play of each camper and provide him with a rewarding and fun camp experience while learning the fundamentals of basketball and making new friends. A low camper-to-counselor ratio ensures that participants have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The themes we stress to campers are teamwork, creating a safe learning environment for all campers, accountability, sportsmanship, and that each boy “be the best camper” he can be.
The morning session focuses on individual and team instruction in fundamentals. Campers practice in smaller learning groups or game situations. The afternoon session begins with either a mini-lecture or competitions addressing a particular skill, such as shooting, individual defense, or a team concept. We focus on these fundamentals to reinforce the skill development of each camper and to raise the level of each player’s game.
- Improve basic game skills: shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and passing
- Improve offensive and defensive positional play
- Improve overall fitness
- Offer continual coaching during instructional and game situations
- Learn basic strategies and rules of basketball
- Emphasize teamwork and fair play
- Learn more about basketball while enjoying the game
The Basketball Camp uses a combination of four partially shaded outdoor courts and four indoor courts. Campers rotate from the indoor and outdoor playing surfaces during the morning and afternoon sessions to efficiently manage the amount of time spent on the outdoor courts.
Stephen Brennan, Camp Director
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Babson College
Stephen Brennan is in his 22nd year as director of the Babson Basketball Camp and as Babson’s head basketball coach. It is his 27th year overall with both programs. During his tenure, he has helped guide the men’s basketball team to six NCAA tournaments and numerous ECAC appearances, including an ECAC Championship in 2003. After posting their first 20-win season and returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade in 2014, Brennan guided the Beavers to a historic 2014-15 campaign reaching the NCAA Division III Final Four for the first time in program history. In 2015–16, Brennan guided the Green and White to its second straight NEWMAC regular season and tournament championships. The Beavers finished the year at 23-6 and were one of just three Division III programs to reach the sectional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons.
Brennan repeated as the conference coach of the year and was selected as the D3hoops.com Northeast Region and ECAC New England Coach of the year.
He resides in Natick with his wife, Samantha, and infant twins, James and Ellie.