Professional Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell University
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For over 65 years Professional Sports Basketball Camps are still dedicated to bringing campers the very best in basketball instruction.
Directing the camp is Ken Webb. Coach Webb was an All American at Fairleigh Dickinson and was then drafted by the New Jersey Nets. He was a professional basketball player in Europe for 16 years and currently is a professional coach in Norway.
International Campers Welcome!
International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Basketball Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over and activities to create the right camp program to fit your needs!
- LECTURES - Lectures are given on the fundamentals of the game. Remember it is through the proper execution of fundamentals that you will become a good basketball player.
- DRILLS - Drills are used to teach campers the skills necessary to succeed and the notion of teamwork.
- STATIONS - When performing stations, campers will be broken down to no more than 10-15 campers per basket. At each basket is one or more of our professional coaches. Each station will last approximately 20 minutes. During this time a specific aspect of the game will be covered, for example, rebounding, dribbling, foul shooting, etc.
- INSTRUCTIONAL GAMES - We want every moment of the week to be a learning experience for every camper. It is for this reason that during games, if a camper makes a mistake or does not execute properly, one of our coaches will show him/her what he/she did wrong and how to do it right. It’s another way of instructing our campers, and leaves them more knowledgeable and improved in their skills.
- INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTIONS - Our camp is known for offering that personal touch and giving the individual attention some campers may need to truly learn and understand the game more thoroughly. Staff is always available, on or off the court, to help campers improve their skills.
- TEACH TO UNDERSTAND - We want every camper to understand the reasoning behind the methods we use. It is for this reason that our coaches take the time to explain the reasoning behind why you execute a certain way.If campers can understand the methods, they are more likely to comprehend and remember them after leaving camp.
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Camp Director Vincent Carlesi
President and Director of Operations, Vincent Carlesi personally sees to it that your stay at Caldwell College is first class. From the moment you inquire about attending until you leave our facility to return home, Vinny is making sure you get what you need.View Vincent Carlesi's Bio ⟩
A former professional baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates and major league scout with the New York Yankees, Vinny knows what coaches and players expect and deserve and he doesn't dissapoint. For over 35 years he has been involved with camps and has developed the Caldwell College Basketball Camp into the premier site for players and teams.
Camp Director Ken Webb
Ken Webb, Head Basketball coach at the Professional Sports Basketball Camp at Caldwell University, was an All-American at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. He played professional basketball overseas for 12 years (Venezuela, Qatar and Portugal), and has been a head coach in Europe (Portugal, Denmark, Iceland and Norway) for nearly two decades.View Ken's Bio ⟩
Ken has been the head coach for the Professional Sports Basketball Camp for the past 26 years and looks forward to helping you take your game to the next level.
Professional Sports Basketball Camps operate with the same principles that have made us successful for the past 64 years: 1) hire a qualified, professional, and experienced staff of knowledgeable basketball coaches, 2) work hard to help every camper improve his/her skills, 3) offer the personal touch that enables each and every camper to enjoy his/her stay, and 4) stay committed to the youth of America as a person, as well as, an athlete.
Experience is very important when choosing a camp for your child. You will not find a basketball camp with more experience than the Professional Basketball Camp. Rest assured we will do all we can to make sure each and every camper has both a beneficial and enjoyable stay at our camp.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in takes place on Sunday between 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Mother Joseph Hall.
Camp concludes Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Mother Joseph Hall.
Includes all basketball activities, dinner on Sunday, and lunch Monday-Thursday. Day campers will be picked up at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday and at 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Includes all basketball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to lunch on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms. Overnight campers will depart at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Overnight campers who stay for two weeks or longer have the option of either returning home for the weekend or staying over the weekend at the camp. In the event campers choose to go home on the weekend there is no charge. Those campers who choose to stay will be charged $500 per weekend. This cost will cover lodging, all meals, admission to a movie on Thursday evening, and admission to different attractions on Fridays and Saturdays.
If it is necessary for a camper to arrive a day early (Week 1 excluded), or stay a day later for any reason, the charges will be $155.00/day and include dinner Thursday night and activities that night and breakfast Friday morning. Campers should be picked up by 12 p.m. Friday.
LENGTH OF STAY
Campers stay for a minimum of 1 week or as many as desired (2,3,4,etc.).
INTERNATIONAL/ TRAVELING CAMPERS
For information on airport travel (JFK and Newark), supplemental health insurance, renting bed linens and other traveling questions, please reach out to our International department at 1-800-645-3226 or email at email@example.com
Professional Sports Camps are owned and operated by Professional Sports Camps LLC which is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Nevada.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 8:30 a.m. Extended Day/Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Stretching/Exercise
- 9:15 a.m. Instructional Session
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Drills/Games
- 3:30 p.m. Recreational Free Time
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:45 p.m. Dinner
- 6:00 p.m. Game Play/Drills
- 9:00 p.m. Games, Rec Room, Contests
- 10:00 p.m. Room Check/Lights Out
Located in the picturesque town of Caldwell, New Jersey, Caldwell was recently voted the third best place to live in all of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Campers train at the George R. Newman Center which officially opened on the campus of Caldwell University in June 2002. This 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will be home to the offices of the Department of Athletics and features a 1,600 seat basketball arena, a fitness center with all the health club amenities, team and general locker rooms, aerobic room, a suspended track, meeting and game rooms and the University Bookstore.
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The camp had great coaches and worked him hard!
August 07, 2018: My son shared that meeting the other campers from the many different parts of the globe was the highlight of his camp experience. Having an opportunity to stay on a college campus made him feel quite special. Regarding the program and the coaches, he stated that they worked him hard and were very encouraging.
— Sheri B.
I loved it!
August 06, 2018: My highlight of this camp is my ability to not only uplift my skills but make new friends from around the Globe.
— Abdulyekinni A.- Camper
This camp was great!
August 06, 2018: My son enjoyed the games and the food. The camp was well run and they quickly addressed any concerns or questions we had.
— David X.
He got to meet so many kids from around the world!
August 06, 2018: My son truly enjoyed his time at the camp. He was excited to have met and played with kids from different countries and was thrilled that the coaches especially, Coach Webb, either played or coached professionally.
— Frank M.
August 06, 2018: The basketball lessons learned and the new friends made during camp were a highlight!
— John B.
This was a great camp!
August 06, 2018: It was a fun time being at this camp in Caldwell, NJ. Not only did we have fun, but we also learned a lot of moves, which is important
— Prithish S.- Camper
August 06, 2018: He made lots of friends, and liked the camp.
— Chris C.
July 7, 2018: I love the way they run the camp. We could leave money in the "bank" that they would monitor and give out to our kids. Nice game room for ping pong and video games. Always someone to hang out with and talk to. Lots of international kids, which is very interesting. My son said the food was great plus they could order out at night for delivery. He always thought that was fun. It's a very strong and well-run program. I am glad my son got to experience it over 3 years.
— Alexis B.
He had so much fun!
June 30, 2018: This camp had great workouts and good skill building!
— Jennifer F.
So much fun
I had so much fun at camp. All the coaches helped me grow as an athlete and as a basketball player. I learned a lot of new things and improved some areas I struggled with. I made many friends and had a lot of fun.
The whole camps was great
When the coaches showed me how they dunk since that was the first time me witnessing one. The whole camp was great aswell too I loved sleeping in the dorms and having that college feel and it was great having this special routine of when we had to wake up and sleep. The best highlight was the practice. I liked how it was especially since it was my first camp. I would not know any feedback. Just know that I loved it.
Overall great experience
Overall great experience and instruction. Professional staff and great feedback regarding areas of strength and areas needing improvement. The Camp week would be more productive from Sunday to Saturday. The Thursday end date does not allow adequate time to implement lessons taught ...
— Bruno L.
Weekend trips, meeting people from across the world, great coaching
— Elaine F.
Intense and spot on
The training was really intense and spot on
— Lorena Z.
Coaches truly care
The coaches truly care about their players improvement and are a big help
This is a great camp and was a lot of fun and beneficial.
I learned alot
It was a good experience especially since it was my very first time participating in this camp. I learned a lot of stuff that I could work on with my shooting and dribbling. I also learned some new fitness routines. This is definitely something I can take out of this camp.
this is a tremendous camp - i've worked for a former NBA (now hall of famer) for 20 years, and my daughter loves your camp! thank you!
Helped us improve in many aspects
I like how the camp helped us improved in many game aspects,not just 5 on 5s every day.
It was a wonderful experience and everyone was very nice, caring and helpful. I made many friends and it is very nice to meet people from all over NJ, US and Europe. I can't wait to go back next year.
— Overnight Camper
My son was completely satisfied with the instruction
My son was extremely happy with the camp - In fact we can't get him to stop talking about this experience. He was completely satisfied with the instruction.
Focused on individual development skills
Enjoyed working on all the general skills exercises. I liked that it focused on individual development skills.
— Day Camper
My son didn't want to leave!
My son didn't want to leave! He loved it and worked through the pain. I wish I can get him to do the same with his French class.
I enjoyed it so much that I am looking forward to attending next year
This was my first time attending and I loved it. I not only learned different drills I met so many people from different parts of the world and made many friends. The coaches and staff were very nice. I enjoyed it so much that I am looking forward to attending next year. Thanks for making it so much fun.
— Overnight Camper
All the coaches were very nice
All of the coaches were nice and took to the time to answer question not only of the campers but the parents as well. My daughter had a blast and will likely attend a future Nike camp.