Behn Boys Basketball Camp UMASS/Mt. Ida Campus
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at Behn Basketball Camps
Reach your basketball goals this summer in Newton, MA at UMASS/Mt. Ida Campus at this boys only overnight camp for ages 8-17. For two nights and three days, train with top coaches in a competitive and supportive environment and receive expert feedback and top-notch instruction.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Emphasis on fundamentals and focus on proper shooting technique
- Learning team play on both offense and defense
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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.
Camp Director Malcolm Wynn
Malcolm Wynn is the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Curry College. His 2012-2013 team went 21-8 and 15-3 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Curry won both the regular-season and conference tournament titles. The 21 overall wins and 15 CCC wins were both school records, marking the second time that Wynn led his squad to a league title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.View Malcolm's Bio ⟩
Wynn's coaching resume stretches all the way back to 1984, when he began a 13-year stint as varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Brookline (Mass.) High School. In 1994, Wynn also took on the head coaching duties at Roxbury Community College (RCC), and quickly brought himself and the Tigers to national prominence in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Over the course of seven seasons, he compiled a stellar 142-42 (.771) record. Wynn led RCC to the 2000 NJCAA Division III National Championship and was subsequently named as NJCAA National Coach of the Year. One year later, he guided the Tigers to a 31-1 record and third-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament. Starting in 1996, his teams won four NJCAA State Championships and five NJCAA Region XXI Championships. Wynn was also a four-time recipient of both NJCAA Region XXI and District 8 Coach of the Year honors.
Currently a resident of Cambridge, Mass., he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Illinois State University in 1978.
Camp Director Behn Coaching Staff
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!
COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP
Overnight Check-in: Friday from 3pm-4pm
Camp Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 11:30am. Departure immediately following.
Meals: Meals are provided.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will stay in the dorms on campus and roommates will be assigned by age or request. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $75
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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 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 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
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM Morning Announcements
- 9:15 AM Positional Drill Stations
- 9:45 AM Team Practice
- 10:30 AM Break
- 10:45 AM Hot Shot
- 11:00 AM Games
- 11:45 AM Free Throws
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:30 PM Team Practice
- 2:15 PM Games
- 3:15 PM Lecture
- 4:00 PM Swim/Extra Help/Free Time
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Free Throws
- 6:15 PM 3 v 3 Tourney
- 6:35 PM Full Court Drills
- 7:00 PM Games
- 8:00 PM Movie Night
- 10:00 PM Lights Out
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This is our first summer hosting a camp at Mt. Ida College. For more information, please call 1-800-645-3226. We hope to see you this summer!