SmartHoops Basketball Camp 2015

Grades 6 - 9
    Basketball Camp For Serious Players

Girls in southern basketball campWhat Is Smarthoops Basketball Camp?

SmartHoops basketball camp is for serious athletes who are moving from entry level hoops into the phase of highly competitive middle school / early high school interscholastic or club play. Developed and directed by former Duke point guard Richard Ford, SmartHoop basketball camp teaching is designed to instill in each player a fundamentally sound way not just to play the game, but to “think” the game.

boy with basketball making hoop at southeastern basketball campThe SmartHoops basketball camp teaching approach provides a sound basketball “value system” that good coaches will recognize and value, whether an athlete is a “go to” player, or a player seeking to simply earn a spot on a roster. Athletes will spend as much time in the classroom as on the court covering the finer points of the game; and our on-court instruction will be carefully tailored to reinforce our classroom teaching. Athletes will also see great players on film in game situations doing things the right way (and sometimes, even the wrong way!).

Athletes must take notes in the basketball camp classroom. There will be a final exam on the last day of camp. No matter what "system" a coach runs, SmartHoops teaches tactics, habits and concepts that can transform a good player into an indispensable player.

From Coach K:

“Richard came to our program as a walk-on and left as one of our captains. His commitment to getting the most out of his potential was superb. I loved his work ethic, competitiveness, and leadership. His example helped establish our program here at Duke.” — Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski)

“My experience at your basketball camp this summer was excellent. I learned a lot, especially in the classroom. I’m taking my notes to my coach! You were awesome. Overall, I give my experience a 10.”

“I wish I had found you sooner. I’ve been to a ton of basketball camps in my life, and yours is by far the best one.” — Clifton L.

boy playing basketball at southeastern basketball camp

“This was my first camp. The drills made sense and helped me learn how to improve my passing and decision-making on the court. You went over things that most players have been told but haven’t been taught! I strongly believe that I am leaving this camp with a lot more knowledge of the game and a better understanding of what being a leader really means.” —  Belle B.

“I learned tons of things that I wouldn’t have learned anywhere else. I’ve been to a lot of other basketball camps and never got as much out of them as I got at your basketball camp. Going to your basketball camp is one of the best decisions I have made.” — Sean B.


“You really opened my eyes. I think for me, you mainly helped me with my leadership skills. I’m usually a quiet person, but I found myself at some points actually being the one to bring my team together. You really helped me. Keep smiling!” —  Lysette G.


“The teaching at your basketball camp was great! You had my attention everyday on whatever topic we were discussing. I also like how you have gym time right after the classroom session…that gave another way to grasp the information and make it more productive.” — Sharronda  D.


“What meant more to me than anything was the fact that you took the time to learn about us. It was really cool how you would just randomly call our names. It made me feel important. Thanks a bunch!”