Why our basketball school?
The RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL was founded with the desire to create an atmosphere to teach the game properly. Unlike many camps that emphasize "just playing" or "casual instruction," RISING STAR continually seeks to improve the ability level of our players by providing them with superb coaches who oversee thorough teaching and proper repetitions. The atmosphere at our camp encourages players to improve their work ethic and skills while always fostering the importance of sportsmanship and team play. The deterioration of skill development in the United States has been attributed to the lack of fundamentals. Players are not being taught properly, if at all. Across the country, shooting, ballhandling, passing andoverall team concepts have suffered over the last several years. RISING STAR values improving these very necessary skills that every aspiring player must have, regardless of level.
Teaching the reflects mastering of the fundamentals!
- Fast-paced drills that reflect what you would see in a game
- 2 games per day, 8 for the week
- 3-on-3 games every day
Fundamentals ... Skill Work ... Confidence ... Improvement!
The RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL is committed to providing the finest teaching and learning environment possible for youngsters to learn about the game of basketball. RISING STAR will make every effort to improve the individual skill level of each player and provide high-quality instruction. We will strive to create a positive atmosphere that teaches the values of learning, competition and personal growth. RISING STAR will fully appreciate all campers in their development as basketball players and people.
- Personalized drills to improve each player's game
- Strong emphasis on individual improvement
- Camp T-shirt
- An experienced and dedicated staff
- Low player-to-coach ratio
- Extra-help sessions before and after camp
- Team competitions based on age and ability
- Discounts for other RISING STAR programs, including Fall Improvement Clinics, Pro Shot Shooting Clinics, and Thanksgiving Clinics
The RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL is directed by Kevin O'Brien. He brings a wealth of experience in coaching at the college level and has operated Rising Star since 1989. Staff members are recruited based on their ability to teach the game of basketball in an enthusiastic and professional manner. The theme of the camp is to create an atmosphere in which learning and hard work go hand-in-hand. This is when improvement occurs. Our staff consists of college and high school coaches as well as college players. Many of our staff return each year. For more information about our staff, click here.
Waltham High School, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452
Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Feels Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
North Attleboro High School, 1 Wilson W. Whitty Way, North Attleboro, MA 02760
We may also be utilizing other gyms near these locations. Addresses/directions available upon request.
For 2019, the non-refundable price of each camp session is $290. This includes tuition and a RISING STAR T-shirt. The full and non-refundable payment to RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL is due with your application. Refunds for injuries that occur prior to the first day of camp will be issued if documented by a doctor's note. Camp must be emailed notice of injury prior to first day of camp. There is a $15 administrative handling fee for refunds. Payment plan is available upon request. Bus service may be available if there is a group of at least 20 campers from the same location. Contact us for bus service locations and prices.
Registration/check-in is held on Monday starting at 7:15 a.m. in an area near the main gym. Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (except on the final day, see below). Any camper who needs to be dismissed early should provide a letter from their parent/guardian stating the date and time, and return time if applicable. This should be presented to the player's coach at the start of the camp day.
On the camp's final day, an awards ceremony will be held starting at 2:30 p.m., and dismissal will be at 3 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend the awards ceremony — and watch any activities throughout the week.
Here is a typical day at RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL:
8:30 a.m. Stretching
8:45 a.m. Ballhandling
9:15 a.m. Team shooting
9:55 a.m. Stations (skill work on offensive and defensive concepts)
10:55 a.m. Morning games
12:05 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Gest lecture
1:05 p.m. Rising Star shooting contest
1:40 p.m. Team drills
2:15 p.m. Afternoon games
3:30 p.m. Dismissal
RISING STAR offers a refreshment stand for your convenience. Lunch items (such as pizza), snacks and drinks will be sold following our morning activities. Campers also are welcome to bring their own lunches and drinks.
All routine injuries will be handled on site by qualified staff. Should an injury require further attention and/or emergency treatment, we will transport the camper to a local hospital. Parents will be notified immediately should this occur.
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The RiSING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL is owned and operated by Boston Sports Academy, Inc.