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TRAIN WITH CURRENT NBA AND COLLEGE PLAYERS

Current NBA G League BayHawks player John Gillon and his staff are determined to help your child improve their basketball skills, confidence and overall knowledge of the game in summer 2019. Open to players of all skill levels and backgrounds, this basketball camp in Syracuse will motivate your child to challenge themselves to reach their full potential as an athlete, student, and individual.

Pro Player Camps provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young athletes to work with current and former NBA, WNBA, college, and overseas professional basketball players. Campers of all skill levels will benefit from high-level coaching and feedback in a positive and nurturing environment.

Highlights Include
  • A summer camp like no other, offering personalized training from current professional and college athletes
  • Fostering a supportive and encouraging environment for kids of all abilities to build their skills and confidence
  • Become a better player and person - learn the importance of hard work, accountability, and team work
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Camp Coaches

  • John Gillon

    Featured Athlete John Gillon

    John Gillon is a guard for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League, where he was added to the official roster in December 2018. Gillon played college basketball at University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Colorado State University, and finished his senior year at Syracuse University.

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  • Justin Cooper

    Camp Director Justin Cooper

    Justin Cooper plays college basketball at SUNY Cortland and has served as team captain for the last two seasons. During his time at Cortland, he has been recognized as one of the best players in the SUNY Athletic Conference and has made the all-conference team twice, including a first team selection for the 2016-2017 season.

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  • Zach Lydon

    Camp Director Zach Lydon

    Zach Lydon is the Director of Operations at LMC Camps and a current student athlete at SUNY Cortland. While at Cortland he has been a 2-year starter and in this past season he has earned ALL-SUNYAC. Zach Lydon came to SUNY Cortland after playing one year at DII LIU Post, where he received a full ride scholarship.

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  • Michael Cooper

    Coach Michael Cooper

    Michael Cooper is a Physical Education Teacher, Coach and College Lecturer and has extensive experience teaching and coaching students of all ages, abilities and developmental levels. Cooper attended SUNY Cortland and received a degree in Physical Education and is currently finishing his masters in Health Education. He is also a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.

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Camp Details

July 23-26, 2019

Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30pm
Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-3pm

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MEALS

Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for snack and drink purchases.

JOHN GILLON BASKETBALL CAMP PHILOSOPHY

Our mission at John Gillon Basketball Camp is to provide high level basketball training while providing an opportunity for young individuals to grow as basketball players and as people.Our focus is to help teach athletes the importance of hard work, dedication, accountability and teamwork. As trainers and coaches we want to share our personal experiences as basketball players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. We will provide a positive and encouraging environment for all athletes who come to our training sessions or events. John Gillon Basketball Camp is driven by the opportunity to give athletes the chance to improve their game, learn life lessons and enjoy the game of basketball.

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 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 AM Camper Arrival/ Free Shoot
  • 9:00 AM Introduction For the Day/ Stretch
  • 9:20 AM Ball Handling Drills
  • 9:35 AM Shooting Drills
  • 9:50 AM Defensive Drills
  • 10:05 AM Passing Drills
  • 10:20 AM Game Situation Drills
  • 10:35 AM Game of the Day
  • 11:00 AM 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3
  • 12:00 PM Lunch & Guest Speaker (Photo & Autobiography session to follow Guest Speaker)
  • 1:15 PM Free Shoot/ Stretch
  • 1:25 PM Offensive and Defensive Fundamental Drills
  • 1:45 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5 Game Play
  • 3:00 PM Camp Announcements and Departure

Campers will train int he Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School gymnasium which has 6 hoops.

*Please note, the gym is not air-conditioned. Camper safety is always our number one priority. The gyms can get warm but we take every possible measure (fans, open doors, and plenty of water breaks) to ensure campers are playing in a comfortable and safe environment.

John Gillon Basketball Camp at Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School

John Gillon, Featured Athlete
815 Fay Rd.
Syracuse, New York 13219
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Pro Player Camps
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9am-3pm $425.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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