Behn Basketball Camp The Governor’s Academy
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Behn Basketball Camp is excited for another great season in Byfield, Massachusetts. This is always one of our best attended and well received weeks of the summer. This camp is open to boys and girls, ages 8-16 and skill levels looking to have fun and get better!
The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.
- Emphasis on fundamentals
- Focus on proper shooting technique
- Learning team play on both offense and defense
- Appreciation of competition and good sportsmanship
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Camp Director A.J. Stephens
Coach A.J "The Beast" Stephens has been coaching with Behn Basketball Camps since 2017 . Stephens is currently the Boys' Head JV Basketball Coach at the Cambridge School of Weston, where he has been for the past 4 years. Stephens also completed his first collegiate season coaching as the top Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Daniel Webster College '16-'17 and is the Founder & Co-Director of the Beast 'Em Basketball Training Academy, a company which teaches life lessons through the game of basketball which includes; year-round AAU, seasonal camps/clinics, individual training, mentorships, academic support, little leagues and a great program to help with college recruitment.View A.J.'s Bio ⟩
Stephens basketball camp directing experiences are tremendous:
Director of Nike Basketball Camps in Boston and also Miami '13, '14 & '15
Director of former 2008 Boston Celtics NBA Champion "Brian Scalabrine's Basketball Camp '16
Director of "Road to becoming a Beast" Basketball Camp '17
Director of Behn Basketball Camps ’17-Present
Prior to his coaching career, Coach Stephens has many years of playing experience. Due to a few injuries before pursuing his D1 career, Stephens ended up playing D3 Basketball at Curry College. His 2012-2013 team went 21-8 overall and 15-3 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Curry won both the regular-season and conference tournament titles. The 21 overall wins and 15 CCC wins were both school records. The team went on to appear in the NCAA Tournament. Stephens finished the season #1 in the conference in rebounds, #3 in the conference in points, #5 in the conference in FG%, and #1 in the conference in double-doubles.
Stephens attended prep school and played one season of basketball at The Storm King School (Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY) under the leadership on Army's All-Time leading Scorer "Kevin Houston", and is a graduate of Westhill High School. At Westhill, Stephens earned First Team All-Fairfield County and All-State honors. He averaged 29.3 PPG and 16.5 RPG as a senior and also averaged 24.7 PPG and 13.2 RPG over his high school career.
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The Behn Camp philosophy is to instill confidence in young players by teaching basketball fundamentals, which in turn raises their level of play and makes the game more fun to play. Your child will learn basketball the right way, improve their skills, and have fun too!
July 17-21, 2023
Check-in: Monday from 8:30am-9am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30pm. Departure immediately following.
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 9am-3pm
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.
A detailed camper information 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 in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Roll Call
- 9:10 AM Agility Stations
- 9:25 AM Hot Shot
- 9:50 AM Drill Stations
- 10:30 AM Team Practice
- 11:20 AM Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch/Staff-Camper Game
- 1:00 PM Lecture
- 1:30 PM Free Throws
- 1:45 PM 1 on 1
- 2:00 PM Full Court Drills
- 2:20 PM Games
- 3:00 PM Dismissal
The Governor's Academy is a highly-selective, prestigious, co-educational independent boarding preparatory school 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.
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An incredible time!
My daughter just returned from Governor's Academy and had such an incredible time! She has always had the zest for basketball, and now she has gained the confidence and aggressiveness that she struggled with. It's a wonderful feeling for a parent to see her daughter so happy and enthused. Thank you for the positive energy and role modeling that you gave to all your aspiring basketball players.
— Sue S. Parent
Thanks for running a great camp!
Thanks for running a great camp at Governor's Academy in July. It was my daughter's first time at sleep-away camp and she can't stop talking about it. She loved her dorm, had fun meeting new friends, and learned a lot on the basketball court.
Excellent role models.
My daughter made many friends, especially at Governor’s overnight. You and your staff are excellent role models and she can't wait to share her experiences of basketball.