Behn Basketball Camp Byfield - Overnight Byfield, Massachusetts
Behn Basketball Camp returns to the Governor’s Academy in Byfield in 2013. This is always one of our best attended and well received weeks of the summer. The extra time spent at an overnight camp allows for more opportunities to improve and have fun. We are excited to begin our 19th season and hope we can help you reach your goals this summer.
The largest and most successful basketball camp in New England, Behn Basketball has grown throughout Eastern Massachusetts for the past 18 years with a reputation of excellent teaching focused on fundamentals. Our experienced coaches create an intense yet comfortable atmosphere that encourages learning and development. The goal is for each player to leave camp with improved skills, increased confidence, and acquired knowledge on how to practice and succeed. And of course we have fun too!
- Emphasis on fundamentals
- Focus on proper shooting technique
- Learning team play on both offense and defense
- Appreciation of competition and good sportsmanship
- Official Behn Camp T-shirt
- Movie night
- Making friends and having fun!
Behn Coaching Staff
Since 1993 Sarah has grown Behn Basketball to be the largest and most successful camp in New England. Over the past 18 years she has cultivated an expert group of directors, some of which have been with her for all 18 years, to help teach her curriculum at our various locations. Her passion for teaching, attention to fundamentals, and love of basketball has helped develop a unique group of loyal coaches who return to camp summer after summer.Read Full Bio
Sarah’s basketball career began at Foxboro High School where she was an All-America selection in basketball and soccer. Sarah set the Massachusetts state scoring record in 1989 with 2,562 points for her High School career. She was named the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.
At Boston College, Sarah was the first BC woman in school history to surpass the 2,000 point plateau. She set a Big East freshman scoring record (428 points) and was the league's "Rookie of the Year." Sarah was the first Boston College player ever to earn All-America honors as a freshman. She is the only four-time All-America basketball player in Boston College history.
As a senior at BC, Sarah became women's basketball all-time leading scorer in the Big East, men or women with 2,523 career points.
Sarah was inducted into the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
In 2003, Boston College retired Sarah's jersey, the only female athlete at Boston College to have her jersey retired. Sarah has been Named One of Top Ten Athletes in BC History by Sports Illustrated.
Prior to starting camp, Sarah played professional basketball in Ettlebruck, Luxembourg, where she was the leading scorer in central Europe with 35 points per game.
Currently, Sarah is in her first year as Head Women’s Basketball Coach for the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.
Check-in: Boarding campers check in Sunday afternoon between 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Extended day campers check-in on Sunday at 6:00 PM. Any outstanding medical forms are due at this time.
Dismissal: Camp ends at 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon. There is a brief awards ceremony beginning around 2:30.
Extended Day: Extended Day is from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
Governor’s Academy: Governor's Academy is set on a 500-acre campus in a beautiful New England setting. The field house is 48,000 square feet featuring multiple courts and an indoor track.
Dorms and roommates: Girls and boys will stay in separate dorms. Rooms are set-up in blocks of single rooms with a few one room doubles. W do our best to accommodate all roommate request and can cluster groups of friends.
Meals: Three square meals are provided daily.
Pricing and Ages:
Overnight: $699 (ages 9-17)
Extended Day: $489 (ages 9-17)
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 Breakfast
- 9:00-9:15 Morning Announcements
- 9:15-9:45 Positional Drill Stations
- 9:45-10:30 Team Practice
- 10:30-10:45 Break
- 10:45-11:00 Hot Shot
- 11:00-11:45 Games
- 11:45-12:00 Free Throws
- 12:00-1:30 Lunch
- 1:30-2:15 Team Practice
- 3:15-4:00 Lecture
- 4:00-5:00 Extra Help/Free Time
- 5:00-6:00 Dinner
- 6:00-6:15 Free Throws
- 6:15-6:30 3 on 3 Tourney
- 6:35-7:00 Full Court Drills
- 7:00-8:00 Games
- 8:00-10:00 Movie
- 10:00 Lights Out