Attending a college basketball camp is a great way to develop your skills and get evaluated by coaches. Check out NCSA’s definitive list of every 2019 men’s and women’s DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and junior college basketball camp in the country.
Looking to play basketball at the next level? Boost your exposure and get evaluated by coaches at a college basketball camp. Camps also give you the chance to develop your game, showcase your skills against elite competition and tour the campus to determine whether it’s the right fit. To help you save time, NCSA has compiled a definitive list of every 2019 men’s and women’s DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and junior college basketball camp in the country. This list includes the date, division level, name, age/grade level and cost of each camp.
What are the three main types of basketball camps?
Skills camps and clinics: The majority of college basketball camps are skills camps and clinics. Featuring around 75 percent training and 25 percent evaluation, some skills camps offer general drills and instruction, while others are more specialized and focus on shooting, defense, passing, ballhandling and conditioning. In addition, some provide specific training for point guards and big men.
Skills camps and clinics typically range from 1-4 days and often include meals and room/board. Basketball coaches from 10 or more schools will typically be on hand at the larger skills camps and clinics to lead drills and instructional sessions. These camps may include some gameplay for evaluation, but their biggest benefit is expert coaching and skill development.
Prospect days and exposure camps: These camps typically feature 25 percent training and 75 percent evaluation over the course of several hours. In most cases, only the host school’s coaches and players will be attendance to lead drills and evaluate recruits. If you’re already interested in the school and on the coach’s radar, attending a prospect camp can be an important next step for your recruiting progress. You’ll have the chance to ask lots of questions and get a feel for campus life. And if you’re a junior or senior, you may even get a scholarship offer.
Team camps and showcases: These camps place the highest emphasis on gameplay and evaluation. Team camps and showcases typically feature 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 tournament play
between AAU or high school teams. At the highest level, team camps and showcases often draw college coaches from 20-30 programs or more. While these camps can include a few drills and instructional sessions, the focus is primarily on teamplay in a high-pressure tournament setting. Looking to cast a wide net and get evaluated by multiple coaches at once? A basketball showcase or team camp might be your best bet.
Which 2019 college basketball camp is right for you?
If you are serious about playing basketball for a particular school, you need to get evaluated by the coaching staff. Your best shot at getting evaluated in person is by attending a basketball camp. You can either sign up for that college’s camp or find another camp where their staff will be working. It’s common for Division II, Division III and NAIA coaches to volunteer at major Division I basketball camps.