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Camps & Clinics

ATTENTION:  IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID INTERFERING WITH FALL SPORTS SEASONS, WE HAVE MOVED THE 7-10 GRADE POWER AND PRECISION CAMP TO JULY 8 - JULY 11.  WE WANT TO ALLOW FOR AUGUST ATHLETES TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT TRAINING AND NOT FEEL PRESSURED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO SPORTS.

All Laker youth camps are run and coached by Head Boys Coach Bob Schweim and by the PLHS 9-12 basketball staff and program players. The camps are divided into three weeks of basketball with a different focus every week. Campers will receive excellent one-on-one coaching and learn the Prior Lake system. Every week, campers will receive a new design and color PL Basketball t-shirt.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE LARGE VOLUME OF CAMPERS IN 2018 AND OUR FORMAT FOR CAMPS, WE ARE CAPPING THE WEEKLY SESSIONS AT 120 PARTICIPANTS PER WEEK IN THE YOUTH CAMPS AND 100 PER WEEK IN THE OLDER CAMPS.

These camps will fill up fast and it will be announced on all major PLAY, PLHS, and plhoops.com sites when camps are at capacity. If a large number of people miss the cut, we will consider opening another camp in July like we have done in the past.

Prices for camps remain at $110 each for all individual camps. All families with three or more campers will only pay for a MAXIMUM of two registrants.  If you sign up for all three weeks, the total will be $300 per camper (3 x $100).

Due to t-shirt orders and the limited number of camp openings, there will be no refunds after May 15, 2019.  

Please e-mail info@plhoops.com if you have any specific questions or concerns.  All inquiries will be addressed ASAP.

For specific dates relating to the June, July, and August 2019 camps, please view the Prior Lake Hoops Calendar for more information:  https://www.plhoops.com/page/show/3990715-calendar



Fundamentals Camp

Level:  Grades 3-6 & Grades 7-9

Date(s):  June 10-14 2019

Time(s):  Grades 3-6 from 1:00-2:30 and Grades 7-9 from 2:45-4:30

Cost:  $110

More Info:  The most important of all camps, the fundamentals camp will focus on the basic terminology and skills we use in our boys basketball program. Dribbling, footwork, correct shooting form, passing, rebounding and defense will be prioritized. Campers will play fun 3-on-3, 2-on-2, and 5-on-5 games and work through intense station drills with individual coaches.

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Scoring Camp

Level:  Grades 3-6 & Grades 7-9

Date(s):  June 24 - 28 2019

Time(s):  Grades 3-6 from 1:00-2:30 and Grades 7-9 from 2:45-4:30

Cost:  $110

More Info:  In this 5 day week, campers will work solely on scoring moves, offensive play, and shooting. Station work focuses on ball handling, footwork with the ball in hand, as well as work "off the ball". Campers will learn basic learn how to get themselves as well as teammates open, and to understand what quality shots and sets look like. Your son will not come home with poor shooting habits! Players will be recognized and awarded every day for fundamentally applying our basics. Finally, they'll engage in a competitive 3-on-3 tournament Thursday.

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Team Concepts Camp

Level:  Grades 3-6 & Grades 7-9

Date(s):  June 17 - 21 2019

Time(s):  Grades 3-6 from 1:00-2:30 and Grades 7-19 from 2:45-4:30

Cost:  $110

More Info:  A summer favorite, the "team camp" is where campers will use their skills learned in week one and take them to the next level.  We always focus on team concepts that the varsity coaching staff has identified and areas to work on in the off-season. We have watched youth basketball at all levels and are specifically designing our drills to mirror what we would like to see on the floor in the winter next year. Areas of focus this year are chemistry, "talk," passing, and full and half court defenses. Teams are coached by all PL coaches and players who have been in, and are in our program.  Please note that this camp, like last year, has been moved to the second week in order to avoid "championship Friday" interfering with major baseball tournaments at the end of June.  Players needed to travel that Friday and would miss the fun! 

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Little Laker Camp

Level:  Grades K-2

Date(s):  July 29 - August 1 2019 (note 4 days; no Friday)

Time(s):  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cost:  $110

More Info:  Coach Bob Schweim, his players and staff will finish the summer camp circuit with a camp designed for the Little Laker that is just learning the game of basketball. Boys will be introduced to the program, the coaches, and feel what it's like to be part of our summer program.

For four mornings, players will have fun learning fundamental skills necessary to step up to the next level and to enjoy our game. Passing, dribbling, footwork, and simple shooting drills will be stressed along with fun games which utilize those skills. Emphasis is on fundamentals, so actual competitive games will be kept light, fun, and used in short sessions.

Our camp will be limited to the first 60 players who sign up. Grainwood is a beautiful gym for a K2 camp, has six adjustable hoops and two full side courts perfect for our needs, but we can't exceed 60 for the purpose of player-coach ratio similar to our older camps. If we have an abundance of requests exceeding 60, we will run a second session later in the day.

The cost of camp is $110 and will include a camp t-shirt. If you have any specific concerns about camp or wish to share information on your son, please contact Coach Schweim at robert.schweim@plhoops.com.

We look forward to seeing our future Lakers!

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Power And Precision Camp

Level:  Grades 7 - 12

Date(s):  July 8 - 11 2019 (note 4 days; no Friday)

Time(s):  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:  $80

More Info:   After the conclusion of our main June camps, the Prior Lake Hoops program will offer Power and Precision Week. This training is offered to players who are in the program already as well as limited openings for players who haven't played on a team. Athletes who register are asked to be at either the intermediate or advanced skill levels. The purpose of this training is to allow players to play both the perimeter and inside positions, as young basketball players are often "told" they are a post, wing or guard. In the end, if our players learn the skills needed for all positions, they make themselves well-rounded and valuable at any spot on the floor, and they understand the team concept in a motion offense.

One hour per night, ALL players will work big men skills. Another hour, they will work perimeter skills. For a half hour in-between, they will concentrate on correct shooting mechanics and get a large number of shots off, improving on accuracy and game-speed form.

The drills and games will be challenging, as the majority of players are at a mid to high level already, and the coaches will create an intense, fun atmosphere, getting our athletes ready for fall leagues, tryouts, and the winter basketball season. All program players are encouraged to attend, as this week incorporates advanced concepts we use at the varsity level. Grades 7-9 are coached by the Varsity and Sophomore staff, and grades 10-12 are coached by our 9th grade coaches and skilled volunteers who help throughout the year with the varsity program.

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