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Head to upstate New York in summer 2023 and receive collegiate-style instruction from Head Coaches Jim Bechtel and Brittany Cohen! Learn life skills that you can apply both on and off the court such as developing friendships, playing your best, and being a good teammate at this coed summer basketball camp.

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.

Highlights Include
  • Train at Maxcy Hall, SUNY Potsdam's premier athletic facility
  • Work with a great teaching staff to help you become a more skillful player
  • Learn life skills including developing friendships, playing your best, and being a good teammate
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Camp Coaches

  • Jim Bechtel Suny Potsdam

    Co-Director Jim Bechtel

    Jim Bechtel enters his seventh season as SUNY Potsdam's head men's basketball coach. He is the 10th head coach in program history. Bechtel comes to SUNY Potsdam after building a strong program at SUNY Canton. He has NCAA Division I, II and III experience.

    View Jim's Bio
  • Brittany Cohen

    Co-Director Brittany Cohen

    Brittany Cohen enters her seventh season as SUNY Potsdam head women's basketball coach. Cohen, a Fayetteville native, was a two-time SUNYAC Player of the Year and a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American with the Red Dragons. She averaged over 15 points-per-game and nearly six assists-per-game.

    View Brittany's Bio

Camp Details

JULY 10-13, 2023

Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM


PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!

PACKING LIST

Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack

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.

MEDICAL PROTOCOL

Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.

COMPANY POLICIES

For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.

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.

NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ

For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:05 AM Opening remarks and group warm-up/stretch
  • 9:20 AM Stations
  • 10:25 AM Team practice
  • 11:30 AM Shooting Series/Scrimmages
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM 5v5 Scrimmages
  • 2:00 PM 9v9 Scrimmages
  • 4:00 PM Campers Depart

SUNY Potsdam is located in Potsdam, NY, a quaint college town in beautiful northern New York. Ottawa and Montreal are about 80 and 100 miles away. Syracuse is approximately 150 miles from Potsdam. SUNY Potsdam’ outstanding facilities include 10 indoor and outdoor courts, modern resident halls, and a wonderful dining facility.

Basketball instruction and play will take place in the Maxcy Hall athletic complex on the SUNY Potsdam campus. Facilities are on-site and consist of 4 outdoor courts and 6 indoor courts. If off-campus facilities are needed, campers are transported in the morning by school bus and will return to SUNY Potsdam for lunch and the end of the day closing meeting at 4:30.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.64 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Amazing camp!

    July 26, 2021: Amazing camp! The director and staff had a well executed camp for my child. He will be going back every year for sure!

    — Justin A., Parent

    • 4/5.
    She liked getting the feedback

    July 26, 2021: She liked getting the feedback so she knows what to improve on and where her strengths are.

    — Amanda W., Parent

    • 5/5.
    He enjoyed playing with a variety of people

    July 21, 2019: He enjoyed getting videotaped, then watching himself and getting feedback on how to improve. He enjoyed playing with a variety of people and learning how to play with new and different teammates.

    — Jessica W., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    She gained confidence in her game

    July 18, 2019: Jaelin made new friends from near and far. The gym/college was awesome to play at. She gained confidence in her game.

    — Shawnalee F., Parent

    • 5/5.
    We can't wait to go next year

    July 18, 2019: She felt like she really developed her skills and has info on what to work on. She loved the environment and there was a great balance of play and downtime. We can't wait to go next year.

    — Cristy B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    It's a great experience!

    July 19, 2018: My son had lots of fun on the court but also couldn't stop talking about the new friends he made and just hanging out in the dorm area. It's a great experience!

    — Aaron G., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Helped my game improve!

    July 19, 2018: I learned additional skills which will absolutely helped my game improve, received feedback suggesting areas to work on, the coaches were great, the food was awesome and I made several new friends.

    — Emily B., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Kudos to all that were involved!

    July 24, 2017: Got to meet a lot of new people and my coach Nicole was great. I learned a lot and can't wait to put some of my new techniques into the game. Everything seemed very well organized. Kudos to all that were involved!

    — Jaeleigh J., Camper

    • 5/5.
    See you next year

    July 24, 2017: Lots of fun, friendly staff, good food, made new friends, and improved basketball skills. Food on campus is awesome and he loved every meal. Coaches do an awesome job including everyone and encouraging you to do better. We wish camp could have been longer. See you next year!

    — Katie L., Parent

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved the dunk contest

    July 23, 2017: My daughter loved the dunk contest, playing with her team, and hanging out with friends in the dorm. She had a fantastic time at this year's camp and is already looking forward to next year. Thanks so much!

    — Heather H., Parent

    • 5/5.
    He learned so much in just 4 days

    July 22, 2017: The atmosphere was incredible. My son is 8 years old and will be going back until he is a senior in high school. He learned so much in just 4 days!

    — Greg B., Parent

SUNY Potsdam Summer Basketball Camp

Jim Bechtel, Co-Director
Maxcy Hall
Tupper Lake Dr.

Potsdam, New York 13676
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!

Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day 9am-4pm $325.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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