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 will use a combination of the newly refinished Staake Gymnasium, and PepsiCo Pavilion, located in the Webster Center.
Stephen Brennan, Camp Director
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Babson College
Stephen Brennan is in his 24th year as director of the Babson Basketball Camp and as Babson’s head basketball coach. It is his 27th year overall with both programs. Brennan was awarded the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Coach of the Year, and has been awarded Conference Coach of the Year honors on 9 separate occassions. Brennan has guided the Beavers to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and led the program to its first Division III national championship in 2016-17, recording a school record 31 wins. 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, then record 29 win 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 twins, James and Ellie.