McCracken Basketball Camp Saline High School

McCracken Basketball Camp Saline High School
McCracken Basketball Camp Saline High School

McCracken Basketball Camp heads to Saline High School for an intense, competitive, and fun week of basketball! Boys and girls 7-14 years old of all skill levels are invited to join in on the fun and games this August in Saline, Michigan!

McCracken Basketball Camps Complete Skills Program offers detailed instruction and drills to be a complete basketball player. Suitable for players of all abilities from the most advanced high school player to the younger player who is just learning the game. 

Highlights Include

  • Skill-appropriate drills for each player and drill group
  • Top competition in daily league games and scrimmages
  • Individual and group contests for awards
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Todd German
Camp Director

Todd German

Coach German has been involved with The McCracken Basketball Camp for 42 years, first as a camper, then as a counselor, next as the assistant director, and now as the Director.

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German was a standout high school and college athlete from Bronson, Michigan. He played basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and at Manchester College. At both schools he was the leading scorer, rebounder, and MVP. He received his master's degree from Western Michigan University.

CAMP GOALS & IDEALS

A high school coach once told us, “Do you know why I like your camp? It’s because you teach – you don’t just throw out the ball and say ‘play’.” The two long-stated goals of The McCracken Basketball Camp are that each camper should 1) have fun; and 2) learn to become the best player that he or she can possibly be. We work toward both of these goals in every camp activity. 

I think that basketball must be fun, and that players should look forward to going to the gym. We work to make learning how to play basketball interesting and enjoyable. Making things fun doesn’t mean not working hard. Hard work can be fun, if approached with the right attitude (just ask any former camper about our Defense Day or Stations). We also feel that being positive and offering encouragement when teaching basketball is very effective in improving a player’s confidence and interest in the game. 

Our second goal is that campers work to be the best they can possibly be. We have been saying this for 50 years. To do this, it is important that players learn how to play the game correctly, and that they practice those techniques. Playing games is good for improving reactions and decision-making in game situations, but there are limits to how much improvement can be made if all a developing player does is play games. Our program will give an advantage to the individual player looking to improve.  In competition, players tend to shy away from their weaknesses (off-hand, outside shooting, etc.) or parts of their game where they’re simply not as confident yet, as it might lead to a turnover or missed shot. In a game situation, the next thing the player knows, he or she is sitting on the bench.  At camp we give detailed instruction along with repetitive drills that will give campers the ability and confidence to become more complete players. We also show drills and practice techniques that can be used to continue to improve individual skills. Those individual skills (both basic and advanced) can be mastered and, only then, blended with those of other players so that a team may have success.

Coach German
Phone: (260) 432-0099
E-mail: todd@mccrackencamps.com

P.S. to Parents: 

Parents ask me why they should send their son or daughter to our camp. What makes our camp so different from other camps? It’s no secret. Our philosophy is that we believe in personal attention for each player, both on and off the courts. We are not an assembly line, stuffing kids into slots. The individual is the most important part of our camp and always will be.

We would appreciate the opportunity to work with your son or daughter. If you have any questions about the camp program, supervision, safety, staff, etc., please call me at the number on this brochure and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Camp Details

COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: AUGUST 7TH-10TH

Check-in: Monday, August 7th at 8:45AM
Check-out: Thursday, August 10th at 4PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. 
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM

More Important Camp Details

CAMPER EVALUATION

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.  Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following. 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to the start of camp. The health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. DO NOT MAIL.  If you have special medicines to take, bring them with written instructions on the reverse side of the health report.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Saline High School is located at 1300 Campus Pkwy, Saline, MI 48176, just south of Ann Arbor.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Lectures/Demonstrations
  • 9:45 AM Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Lectures/Demonstrations/Contest
  • 1:45 PM League Games
  • 3:15 PM Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
  • 4:00 PM Check-out

Camper Reviews

Amy S.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son enjoyed the championship game and D-Day.

August 11, 2016: My son enjoyed the 5 on 5 Championship Game, D-Day and his new friendships! He liked Coach Ben because he was so big and he was intense yet fun!

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Maddy W.Camper

  • 4/5.
Better than other camps.

August 12, 2016: This camp was better than other camps I attended this summer.

Ryan A.Parent

  • 5/5.
We will be back!

August 18, 2016: My son really liked the games and thought the instructors were a lot of fun. A great camp. We will be back!

Daniel M.Camper

  • 4/5.
Had a great time

August 14, 2015: My daughter was very tired after camp- this was a good thing! She enjoyed the experience!

Ericka L.Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing camp

August 15 , 2015: My favorite part was working on shooting skills. Can't wait to come back next year!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills,
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Co-Ed
DAY 9AM-4PM $210.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.