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"A PREMIUM IS PUT ON PLAYER DEVELOPMENT...A BASKETBALL CAMP EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER"

"The best teaching camp in New England, bar none. I have spend thousands on AAU each year to put my son and daughter in the best basketball experience. It provide many games and expensive equiptment but mi to player development was sorely lacking. When I saw minimal improvement, I sought a place that will be dedicated to teaching and improving their games. I found this at RISING STAR. Totally organized and very professionally run. I was so pleased when my son's coach told me about RISING STAR.  This is the absolute best program going "  
-Nate McManus,  parent

About Us

The Rising Star Basketball School was founded in 1989 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.

Players will work on shooting, ballhandling, passing, pivoting, 1v1 moves, individual defensive technique, post play and decision-making in game-like situations.

"Fundamentals are the cornerstone of any successful player and successful program and nothing beats the instruction at RISING STAR.  Coach O'Brien is committed to each and every player that attends his camps and wants to make sure that each player leaves with the knowledge and the tools to take his/her game to the next level. Coach O'Brien's attention to detail is without parallel..."

 -Rich Cormier, former head coach Norwood High School 

At Rising Star Basketball School, we operate with four basic principles in mind:

Fundamentals
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 and overall 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.

Skill Work
Our fundamental basketball drills have been used by top college and professional players. Concepts are carefully demonstrated and then implemented so players can learn by doing. Our coaches are hired to be keen observers and encouraged to make corrections immediately. Anyone walking into our gyms can observe teaching going on constantly. This is our mission.

"RISING STAR basketball camp was tremendous in its emphasis on individual and group skill development. One of the things that really stood out was the way in which Coach O'Brien and the coaching staff really pushed each camper to improve over the course of the camp. In this, RISING STAR really gave each player the chance to not only develop but also the tools and knowledge to continue that development after the camp was over."

-Oris Bryant, Head Coach at Nobles and Greenough School.

Confidence
Our goal is player involvement and enjoyment over the course of the week. Low player-to-coach ratios ensure the personal attention that promotes faster learning and deeper understanding of the concepts that define the fundamentally sound player. Fast-paced drills and games provide opportunities to use new skills and to sense the wonderful feeling that "I'm getting better!"

Improvement
The Rising Star Basketball School provides a special venue for aspiring players to learn and improve. This has been our goal since our inception. Rising Star is full of great success stories at all our levels. We divide the camp into divisions by age and ability. Our youngest players are taught to their level the same techniques as our top high school players.

Each year we hear about great success stories of former campers who made their travel team, junior high team, JV team or varsity team. Most tell us that their experience at Rising Star impacted their progress in a positive way.

"I have been in the coaching profession for over 30 years and the RISING STAR Basketball School is the best teaching camp I have come across. If you or a loved one wants to become a better basketball player, it is the place for you.  My son and daughters all have attended and are better basketball players because of Kevin O’Brien and his STAFF."

-Andy Greer, Assistant Coach New York Knicks

STAFF ORGANIZATION done with attention to detail!  TEACH! 
Every day, before and after camp, members of the staff are on hand to provide individual instruction to any camper who would like extra work. We are a camp founded on making a difference. We work at it at all levels.

RISING STAR - Waltham I 2022

"I have been in the coaching profession for over 30 years and the RISING STAR Basketball School is the best teaching camp I have come across. If you or a loved one wants to become a better basketball player, it is the place for you.  My son and daughters all have attended and are better basketball players because of Kevin O’Brien and his STAFF."

Andy Greer, Assistant Coach New York Knicks

RISING STAR Basketball School

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.