Tyler Lydon Basketball Camp at Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School
TRAIN WITH CURRENT NBA AND COLLEGE PLAYERS
Tyler Lydon, current Denver Nuggets player and former Syracuse University player, invites you to train with him in summer 2019! Work towards your basketball goals with Tyler and his staff of knowledgeable coaches with backgrounds in collegiate and professional basketball. Whether you're looking to learn the basics, advance your skills, improve your shot, or work on your hustle, this camp is here to give you the tools and knowledge you need to accomplish that.
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.
- A summer camp like no other, offering personalized training from NBA player Tyler Lydon and staff
- 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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Featured Athlete Tyler Lydon
Tyler Lydon is a current power forward for the Denver Nuggets NBA team and the co-founder of Tyler Lydon Basketball Camps. Lydon was selected 24th overall in the 2017 Draft and prior to the draft, played basketball at Syracuse University where he was recognized as one of the school's best players. At Syracuse, Lydon was a preseason ACC First team nominee, preseason National Player of the Year nominee, and a preseason nominee for the Karl Malone Award, given to the best PF in college basketball.View Tyler's Bio ⟩
In his freshman year, he had one of the best freshman seasons in Syracuse history earning his way into the category with Alonzo Mourning, Anthony Davis and current Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love with the 4th most blocks as a Freshman in NCAA tournament history with 19. Tyler’s blocks and 1 shoe shot sent them to the Final Four in 2014. In his sophomore season, he was a preseason ACC First team nominee, preseason National Player of the Year nominee and a preseason nominee for the Karl Malone Award, given to the best Power Forward in college basketball. By the end of his sophomore year Tyler was recognized as one of colleges best players.
Tyler’s basketball career started off at Stissing Mountain High School where he remained until his junior year. During his time at Stissing Mountain, Tyler was on the boys’ basketball team where the team won three Section Nine titles, a 2013 MHAL Championship and was the State of New York runner-up. Tyler also played for the Albany City Rocks who was a Nike Sponsored AAU program who played in the EYBL amongst the best players in the nation. In his time at Pine Plains, Tyler was noticed as one of the top Juniors in the state and began to get noticed nationally. He was named to the MHAL All-star team, All MHAL academic team and awarded the 2012 Senator Greg Ball Certificate of Merit and NYSPHSAS Scholar Athlete team award as well as being named to 2nd team All-State in 2013.
In his senior high school year he attended New Hampton Prep School in New Hampton, NH, know as being a powerhouse for basketball and academics. While at New Hampton Prep, Tyler also was on the boys’ basketball team which is part of the AAA NEPSAC. Tyler received the New Hampton Gnerre Basketball Award for Varsity and made the NEPSAC honorable Mention Team alongside his brother Zach. During his phenomenal senior season he decided to attend Syracuse university on a full scholarship.
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.View Justin's Bio ⟩
During the 2017-2018 season, he was recognized on the D3hoops.com National Team of the Week for a week in which he averaged 19.7 Points, 9.7 Rebounds and 5.7 Assists.
Cooper has many years of high level playing experience on the AAU, High School, Prep School and College levels. He is a graduate of Pine Plains High School, where he was a 3 year captain and a standout player on the basketball team. During his time at Pine Plains they won 3 Section IX Titles, a Mid-Hudson Athletic League Title and a state runner up finish during his senior season. As a senior he averaged 20 Points, 6.9 Rebounds, 6 Assists and 3.3 Steals Per Game. During his senior season he collected many accolades including Mid-Hudson Athletic League MVP, Section IX MVP, New York State First Team, Dutchess County Coaches Association MVP, Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year and more.
After his career at Pine Plains ended, Justin took his basketball abilities to the Trinity Pawling School for a postgraduate year. During his one season he was named to the Third Team for NEPSAC Class A and the Pride had a record of 18-5 advancing to the NEPSAC Class A Semifinals.
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.View Zach's Bio ⟩
Zach is a graduate of Stissing Mountain High School where he was a 4-year starter and 3-time captain on the basketball team. Over his four year high school career, the team won three Section Nine titles, a 2013 MHAL Championship, and was state runner-up his senior season. In his senior season he was named to NYS All Tournament Team, Poughkeepsie Journal Class C All-Conference team, Dutchess County Basketball Association All-County Team, MHAL All Star team, USA Today Second- Team Nominee, and received the Daily Freeman Second-Team honors.
After his years of high school, he went to a prep school and attended Bridgton Academy in Maine playing in AAA NEPSAC. Zach had a great year there and was ranked the 7th best player in the state and was the 95th ranked player in the entire New England region. There, he also earned AAA NEPSAC Honorable mention along side his brother Tyler Lydon. Upon Graduation he earned the Annie R., Horace A., & Martha B. Flint Improvement Award, which is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the strongest improvement in study habits, academic performance, and concern for the Academy.
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.View Michael's Bio ⟩
During his high school career he was a multi sport athlete, acting as a captain for both the Football and Track teams. After high school, Michael went to Dutchess Community College, where he earned his Associates Degree in Exercise Science and Wellness.
Currently Cooper regularly volunteers his time working with the local Rec Committee to provide high quality programs and instruction for residents in his hometown.
July 29-August 1, 2019
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30pm
Daily Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for snack and drink purchases.
TYLER LYDON BASKETBALL CAMP PHILOSOPHY
Our mission at Tyler Lydon 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. Tyler Lydon 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.
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 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.
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 & Autograph sessions 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 train in the Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School gymnasium which boasts 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.