2015 Camp A Huge Success

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The 2015 Jay Bilas Skills Camp is in the books and was once again a success. With 78 players from 10 different states in attendance, the 2015 camp combined the personalized teaching of Jay Bilas and a staff of experienced coaches with team concepts that were drilled and practiced as well as implemented into game situations. For 3 days at Queens University in Charlotte, the young men involved in the Jay Bilas Skills Camp pushed themselves beyond their limits in the game of basketball and developed relationships with other players and their coaches that will last a lifetime.

The Jay Bilas Skills Camp is designed to be an “old school” skills camp, and the 2015 edition did not disappoint. Each morning started with a warm-up and physical training by renown strength and conditioning coach, Alan Stein. Next came individual skill instruction in stations led by the camp coaches. Camp coaches included 3 current college head coaches, 4 former college head coaches, and 2 coaches with professional playing experience, along with Jay Bilas and Paul Biancardi from ESPN. Stations focused on the individual skills required to be a great team player – moving without the ball, shooting, defense, full court one-on-one, half court offensive moves, and Finishing School, where players work on taking the ball strong through contact to score.

Each afternoon, the camp was treated to instruction on the principles of motion offense by Lane Odom, a 20 year veteran of the college coaching ranks. In 3-on-3, 4-on-4, and 5-on-5 breakdown drills, players learned how to move the ball, use the pick and roll, pass and cut, and score out of a traditional motion offense. Afternoons also held the camp skills competitions which included Hot Shot, Free Throw Shooting, and 1 on 1.

The evening session was reserved for 5 on 5 games. Campers transferred the skills they learned from the morning and afternoon sessions to their game competitions that were refereed by collegiate officials and observed and evaluated by Paul Biancardi, ESPN Director of Scouting. Every team battled and the games were nip and tuck every night. No team made it through the round robin undefeated and there were 8 games decided on the final shot. It was obvious that the instruction from the individual and team sessions was carrying over as there was very good basketball being played on all three courts of the beautiful Levine Center on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte.

Over the 3 days of camp, players not only developed on the court, but also were treated to some fantastic teaching sessions on how to succeed off the court by a variety of guest speakers. The camp truly focused on developing as a complete person and the importance that plays in your game.

After just two years, the Jay Bilas Skills Camp has quickly become one of the premier basketball skills camps in the country. Few camps combine the level of skills instruction, team principles, and competitive play like this camp and we are proud of the growth that players who attend experience. If you are interested in attending the 2016 Jay Bilas Skills Camp, check back here regularly as we will post the dates and other information as soon as they become available.

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2015 Camp Almost Full

The 2015 Jay Bilas Skills Camp is nearly full. With just two weeks until this year’s camp, there are only a few spots remaining for one of the premier basketball skills camps in the country. If you would like to attend the 2015 camp, June 18-20 at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, click on the link below for online registration.

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If you have any questions about camp, please check out the FAQ page or email John Searby, Camp Director at jmsearby@gmail.com

Camp Schedule for 2015 Released

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The camp schedule for the 2015 Jay Bilas Skills Camp has been released:

Day 1 (June 18)

8a-10a             Check In

10a                   Camp Welcome, Introduction of Coaches

10:30a              Group Workout and Draft/Open Play

10:30a               Parent’s Clinic – How Does the Recruiting Process Work?

12p-1p                Lunch

1:30p                   Afternoon Stations, Skills Competitions, Team Meetings/Practice

2p                        Parent’s Clinic – What are scouts/recruiters looking at?

5:30p                   Dinner

7p                        Evening Games – 5 on 5/Situation Games

10p                      Dorm time

12a                      Lights Out

Day 2 (June 19)

7a                        Breakfast

8a                        Morning Stations

12p-1p                Lunch

1:30p                   Afternoon Stations, Skills Competitions, Chalk Talk Teaching

5p                        Dinner

7p                        Evening Games – 5 on 5/Situation Games

10p                      Guest Speaker

12a                      Lights Out

Day 3 (June 20)

7a                        Breakfast

8a                        Morning Stations

12p-1p                Lunch

1:30p                   Afternoon Stations, Skills Competitions, Championship Games

5p                        Dismiss Camp

 

2015 Jay Bilas Skills Camp Registration Open

Teaching from the Best in the Game

Registration for the 2015 Jay Bilas Skills Camp, to be held June 18-20 on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte, is now open for young men ages 14-18 who have been identified at college basketball prospects. Camp is limited to 100 campers. For more information about the camp, click here or go to the FAQ page of the website.

To register, click on the link below and complete the online registration.

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2015 Camp Dates Announced

The dates for the 2015 Jay Bilas Skills Camp will be June 18-20 on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list to receive information about registration for the camp, please fill out the form below.

2014 Jay Bilas Camp a Success

The 2014 Jay Bilas Skills Camp at Queens University of Charlotte was an outstanding success. The inaugural camp featured campers from 10 different states who were collegiate basketball prospects at a variety of levels. Led by Jay Bilas and an outstanding staff of current and former college coaches, the camp stressed individual and team play, toughness, and leadership.