You can never have too many questions concerning safety, education, or the camper’s experience. We are here to answer all of them!

Listed below are some common questions asked by parents and guardians of campers. If you are unable to find an answer to a particular question you may have, please feel free to call us at 781-727-2644, send an e-mail to info@properbasketball.com, or communicate with us using our contact page.

How much does it cost to attend Proper Basketball Camp?

A. Proper Basketball Camp cost $260 per session. A non-refundable $100 deposit per camper must be made via our secure online registration page. Final payment will be due before the start of camp. Campers must pay the remaining balance before being allow to participate.

Are there discounts for families registering multiple children?

A. Yes. If you register more than one child you will receive a $25 discount on your remaining balance. We offer only one discount of $25. Please view the example below.

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What makes Proper Basketball special in comparison to other basketball sports camps?

A. Our camps are recognized as one of the best summer sports camps in the country. Our strong affiliation with the jr. NBA ensures that our camp provides an experience of a lifetime. We have the best camp facilities in New England. Our basketball courts are world-class. The arena is the former practice facility of the Boston Celtics and the main gym is named after legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Proper Basketball coaches are well-known college coaches, former professional players, All-American athletes, and standout high school players. The camp utilizes teaching and coaching techniques developed for high school and college-level players. Campers who attend our camps will learn cutting edge basketball techniques and become better players than those at other camps.

Who attends Proper Basketball Camp?

A. Our camp provides first class basketball instruction to boys aged 6-14 who enjoy playing basketball, who are interested in learning the game, and those who want to get better in order to play on school or community basketball team. Our coaches are experienced in teaching all age groups and skill levels.

What do campers get out of attending Proper Basketball Camp?

A. Campers will learn the proper fundamentals of the game. They will develop a greater understanding of how to become a better teammate and player on the court. This will lead to campers having a increased self-confidence and competitiveness in life. Campers learn by practicing specifically designed drills and techniques in an intensive, but fun, basketball environment. We will improve skills in the areas such as passing, shooting, dribbling, quickness, and agility.

What do the kids need to bring to camp?

A. Your child will need proper basketball shoes and exercise apparel. Shorts and t-shirts are appropriate. You will need to provide your child with a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refrigerators, so we ask that you pack accordingly. One of the most important things that we ask your child to bring is an open mind and a willingness to learn. We want our campers to be enthusiastic about attending camp!

Are these overnight camps?

A. No. Proper Basketball Camps are day camps from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Do all the age groups play together?

A. Campers are separated into different groups by age and skill level. It is possible that there may be non-contact competitions or drills in which older kids are playing with younger kids.

Will campers get individual time with the coaches?

A. Our camp is unique in that we set time aside to evaluate campers and help develop campers. Campers will receive feedback from coaches during drills, games, and contests. Our coaching staff is able to improve certain areas of the game for each individual. We are also happy to provide one-on-one coaching sessions for an additional fee.

What qualifications and experience to Proper Basketball Camp coaches and counselors have?

A. Founders Brian Meehan, Dan Holbrook, and Sean Tabb have numerous basketball coaching and playing accolades. Coach Meehan is regarded as one of the top NCAA Division III coaches in the United States. Over the past 20 years as a head coach he has an overall record of 354 wins and 168 losses. He has coached many professional athletes and has mentored many coaches now working in the high school, college, and NBA ranks. Dan Holbrook has been a college coach for the six years, and was a high school coach for two years. In addition to working under Brian Meehan for two years, Holbrook has been mentored by legendary high school coach Bob Farias of Lexington (MA) and NCAA Hall of Fame coach Rollie Massimino. As a player, Holbrook was an All-American basketball player at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Coach Sean Tabb has 14 years of experience coaching at the college level. He was an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut for 11 years as well as the head coach of the Bantams for two years. Tabb was also an assistant at NCAA division 1 Brown University of the prestigious Ivy League. Coach Tabb is known to be an excellent coach and role model for youth athletes. As a player, Tabb is one of the only players in Connecticut basketball history to score 2,000 career points. Following his standout high school career, Tabb played division 1 basketball at the University of Hartford. For his efforts as a player, Tabb was enshrined into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

Does Proper Basketball Camp utilize the same drills at each camp week?

A. Yes. The fundamental drills remain the same for all skill levels. As players progress in abilities, they are given higher-level drills and ball handling moves to practice and work on.

Can my child miss a day or half-day during a camp? Will this put them behind?

A. It is not uncommon for kids to occasionally miss a day or have to leave early or arrive late on some days due to various reasons. We realize that family schedules require flexibility. If they miss instructions for a new drill or ball-handling move, we will ensure they get time with a camp counselor to bring them back up to speed.

What if my child is only six or seven years old? Is Proper Basketball camp too intense or difficult for that age group?

A. It is possible that your child will be put to the test, as sports camps are a lot of work. We are confident that all campers will be able to compete and have fun at our camp. Our staff members are highly trained coaches and counselors who coach all age groups. Proper Basketball staff will not push younger campers as hard as the older campers. At times some campers move up with the older campers, however, most campers will stay with their age group.

My child is in high school. Is he/she too old for this camp?

A. Many 14 year olds are already in high school. We invite anyone aged 6-14 to our camp. However, most campers are in 1st grade to 8th grade. Our camp is a great place to get ready to play basketball for your youth leagues, middle schools, and high school teams.

Will my child be safe at Proper Basketball Camp?

A. Your child’s safety is our main concern. Our founder have over 60 years of collective experience running high quality summer sports camps. We have never had a camper who has been seriously injured or hurt. We take pride in knowing that our operations and systems in place work to keep your child safe at all times.

Proper Basketball has strict rules. Here are a few examples:

  • Campers are not allowed to leave the gym without a coach or staff member, unless they are using restroom or going to the concession stand. When campers must step out of the gym, they are required to use the buddy system. Under no circumstances are campers allowed to leave the Gosman Athletic Center unless there is written permission from parents or guardians and it is coordinated with our staff ahead of time.
  • Any camper needing to use the restroom must go with another camper as a “buddy”, and they must inform a staff member.
  • We make sure that two counselors are present whenever there are personal issues with a camper.
  • For more safety policies or camp questions please feel free to contact us.

CAMP DATES

July 18-21