Running an Impactful and Profitable Basketball Camp

Running a successful youth basketball camp is exhilarating in many ways!

Firstly, the campers will be and are the big winners! They’re developing their skill, enhancing their character, becoming more discipline and having loads of fun! One of the greatest compliments I receive from parents (all the time) is “My son/daughter has become a better person due to your basketball camps!” What better compliment can a person get?!

Secondly, over time, as a coach running your own youth basketball camps, you’ll establish a great reputation and become a mainstay in your community! Your sphere of influence will widen and you’ll be looked upon as a valuable resource.

Thirdly, you’ll be compensated for the valuable work you’re doing! This is especially cool when you consider that coaches get paid very little. Running youth basketball camps can provide a nice supplemental income.

Ground Work:

  • Camp name
  • Location
  • Rental fees
  • Dates
  • Ages/sex
  • Camper costs
  • Refund policy
  • Insurance policy
  • Camp counselors
  • Giveaways
  • Certificates
  • Equipment/supplies

Advertising & Marketing:

  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Business cards
  • Email blasts
  • Website
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook Ads
  • Social media
  • Car Magnets
  • Yard signs
  • List servers
  • School publications
  • Local publications

Camp Materials & Equipment:

  • Roster
  • Lesson plans
  • Skills contest certificates
  • Camp participation certificates
  • Giveaways
  • Basketballs (27.5”, 28.5” & 29.5”)
  • Cones
  • Pennies
  • Poly spot markers
  • Stopwatch or scoreboard
  • Table & chairs
  • Hand crank (to lower basketball rim)
  • Photographer (optional)
  • Music (optional)

Pre-camp Setup:

  • Registering campers
  • Registration letter
  • Basketball counselor’s orientation meeting
  • Check-in setup
  • Early & late arrivals
  • Camper’s physicals
  • Camper’s waiver forms
  • Camper’s drinks & snacks
  • Coach-to-camper ratio
  • Organization of campers
  • Dealing with challenging campers
  • Dealing with camper injuries

Camp Structure:

  • Check-in
  • Free play / shoot-around
  • Coach talk
  • Stretching
  • Skill development
  • Skills contest
  • “How-to-practice” instruction
  • Team offense
  • Controlled scrimmage
  • Close

Running youth basketball camps are great for truly making a difference in someone’s life, on and off the court! Don’t delay; consider running your own impactful and profitable youth basketball camps in your community today!

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