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Want to learn how to direct your own successful basketball camp? This DVD shows you how! East Coast Basketball Camps director and founder, Dan Spainhour shows you how he directs a successful camp. You'll see a camp in action as Dan walks you through the daily schedule with off camera commentary. You'll learn tips on how he built one of the top camps on the East Coast. If you're currently holding a camp or if you are considering starting one, you'll get ideas to help you run a successful camp.

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​​The Business Of Running A Basketball Camp
 A 68-Minute Audio Seminar Conducted  By Dan Spainhour, Founder of East Coast Basketball Camps

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Thinking of starting your own camp? Listen to Coach Dan Spainhour as he shares his insights and experiences from 25 years of directing successful basketball camps. Spainhour explains how he started his camps and covers key topics such as:

  • Naming your camp
  • Determining your tuition rate
  • Securing a facility
  • Negotiating rental agreements
  • Hiring coaches and counselors
  • Marketing your camp
  • Camp insurance options
  • Meeting with your coaches
  • Waivers, physicals and other critical paperwork

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How To Run A Basketball Camp
A Guide To Directing A Successful Basketball Camp


by Dan Spainhour

Product Details
Pages: 140 pages
ISBN: 978-0615143293
Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches

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About The Book

"This guide shows you how to conduct your own camp. If you're currently holding a camp, you'll find ideas that may help you improve upon it. If you are considering starting a camp, it takes you step-by-step through the process. It covers how we started and how we conduct East Coast Basketball Camps. You will find everything you need to run a successful camp year after year."-Coach Dan Spainhour

Inside How To Run A Basketball Camp

Section One—Laying the Groundwork

Naming your Camp & Other Business Details;  Locating a Site; Things to Negotiate; Location, Location, Location; Dates; Ages/Sex; Tuition; Deposits; Refunds; Insurance; Personnel; T-shirts/Giveaways; Certificates; Equipment Needed

Section Two—Marketing

Brochures; Flyers; Endorsements; Web site; Newspapers; News Releases; Local Publications

Section Three—Before Camp

Registering Campers; Registration Letter; First Day’s Check-in; Walk-up Registration; Physicals; Waiver Information; Lunches; Concessions/Merchandise; Early Arrivals/Late Departures; Counselors’ Meeting; Counselor’s Manual; Guest Speakers

Section Four—Camp Format

Daily Schedule; Morning Coaching; Stretching; Teaching Stations; Skills Contests; Camp Meeting/Skills Contest Finals; Fundamental Practice Session; 3 on 3 League Play; Lunch; Set the Record Contests; Beat the Counselors Challenge; Afternoon Clinic/Guest Speaker; Shooting Seminar; Shooting Leagues & Hot Shot Competition; League Games; Game Rules; Video Session; Camp Meeting & Dismissal; Closing Camp on the Last Day; Tips for Painless Day-to-Day Operations

Section Five—Camp Materials

Camp Personnel Form; Camp To Do List; First Day’s Schedule; Daily Schedule; Health Exam Form; Award Certificate; Game Scheduling; Game Schedule Grid; Camp Game Schedule; Hot Shot Scorecard; Ball Handling Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Passing Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Basic Offensive Moves Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Shooting Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Additional Drills & Contest Ideas; Basketball Terminology; Marketing Letters; Fundamental Checklist Handout; Workout Program for Campers

What Others Say About The Book

I ran across your book online as I was putting together my basketball camp. Your book has been AMAZING. I cant say it enough how much it has helped. Thanks for writing !

--Greg E. Hill 

I just want to thank you for publishing "How to Run a Basketball Camp" it has been very helpful to me. I am running the 1st annual Miami's Elite Basketball Camp in Miami, Fl. Your book has guided me into the right path. I love the game of basketball and also helping children on the community, and this is a great way for me to give back and help kids develop their skills. I was worried that I would fail but after reading your book I already have succeeded in getting everything set up from my dates, location and the biggest help was getting my sponsor letter. Again I would like to thank you. If you have any suggestions to help me succeed even more please feel free to contact me.'Thank you

-Eddie Pena, Miami's Elite Basketball Camp