Frequently Asked Questions about the Jay Bilas Skills Camp

Is Jay actively involved in the camp?

Yes, Jay is onsite during the entire camp. From welcoming campers as they register to the closing speech, photo, and autograph opportunities after the camp, and every moment in between, Jay is present. Jay is intimately involved in every aspect of the planning and programming of the camp as well. During camp, Jay is involved in teaching at stations, assisting coaches with instructions and questions, lectures to the campers, Q & A from parents, and evaluation of each camper. You will not find a more involved camp owner than Jay Bilas.

Do campers receive an evaluation that is distributed to college coaches?

Yes, every camper receives a detailed camp evaluation of their individual abilities. This evaluation includes insights from their camp coach that worked with them throughout the week, Paul Biancardi, Director of Scouting for ESPN.com, and Coach Bilas, Coach Searby, and Coach Odom. It is up to each camper whether or not they want their evaluation circulated outside of the camp, but if so, it is distributed to our collective network of college coaching contacts.

Do I have to be invited to attend the Jay Bilas Skills Camp?

The Jay Bilas Skills Camp is designed for young men, ages 14-18 (rising freshmen through seniors) who have been identified as college basketball prospects. If you are uncertain about your ability to compete with other campers, please have your high school basketball coach contact Lane Odom at lane@sportmatch60.com to discuss if the camp is the right fit for you.

Are there scholarships for the Jay Bilas Skills Camp?

Some financial assistance may be available for the Jay Bilas Skills Camp. If you require financial assistance, please have your high school basketball coach contact Coach Searby at jmsearby@gmail.com to discuss the options and availability of financial aid.

Can players from outside of Charlotte come to camp?

YES! We have had campers from 10 states represented at camp. Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from Charlotte, NC as well as any housing before or after the camp that they may require based on travel. Additional nights before or after camp are available in the Queens University dorms for a small additional charge. Arrangements for additional nights will be made as needed through the Camp Director. The Jay Bilas Skills Camp does provide transportation to and from the Charlotte-Douglas Airport for those campers flying in without a parent. Arrangements for pick ups will be made after your registration is confirmed.

What does the cost of camp include?

The cost of camp includes 2 nights in the Queens University dorms, 3 meals each of the 3 days of camp, Nike camp gear, hands on instruction by experienced college coaches, a detailed professional evaluation by the most respected voices in recruiting, and skills and drills to make you a better player no matter what level you reach in the game of basketball.

What does a typical day at the Jay Bilas Skills Camp look like?

Each day at camp will include 3 important components: individual skill instruction in stations led by experienced college coaches, small group teaching and competition in 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 teams, and team teaching and competition in 5-on-5 teams. Each camper will be asked to work hard at all times throughout the day and will have additional opportunities  for individual instruction from Jay Bilas and the other coaches each day. All meals are served on campus in close proximity to the gym and are ‘all-you-can-eat.’ While there isn’t much downtime, there are comfortable lounges in the dorm to watch tv, eat pizza, and hang out with other campers at the end of each night’s activities. Campers are supervised at all times and are encouraged to get to know their coaches and fellow campers.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Camp Director John Searby at jmsearby@gmail.com.

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