Parents Guide to Summer Basketball Camps at Scotch College Melbourne

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For the past 30 years, Australian Sports Camps have been running the best in sports camps and coaching clinics across Australia. Our camps are for kids aged 6 – 16, for all levels and abilities, and provide a structured coaching program for kids over a three day period.

Our camps are a great way to trial sports to see whether it’s the right sport for your child and before committing to the costs of a club membership or expensive sports gear. Our camps are are also a great way to prevent holiday boredom, knowing your child is safe, supervised, and having fun as well as a cheaper and more enjoyable alternative to holiday childcare for kids. Many children return to our camps each school holidays and it’s a great way for them to make friends outside of their school area.

So, if you’re sitting on the fence and don’t know whether a sports camp is a good fit for you or your child then this guide is for you. We’ve put together the ultimate parents guide to one of our Basketball Camps and we feature a recent Summer Basketball Camp at Scotch College in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

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Guide Contents

Throughout this guide we’ll be providing you with:

  • Camp Snapshot
  • The Venue & Facilities
  • How To Get There
  • What to bring
  • Camp Itinerary
  • Coaches
  • Training Drills
  • Getting Involved

Basketball Camp Snapshot: Scotch College

  • Date: 20th – 22nd December 2016
  • Time: 9am – 3pm each day
  • Location: Scotch College, Morrison Street, Hawthorn, VIC.
  • RRP: $295 (early bird discounts available)

The Venue – Scotch College

Only 9 km from Melbourne CBD, Scotch College is a prestigious private school situated on an impressive 27-hectare campus on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. Scotch College has extensive sporting facilities with 4 ovals, including two hard centre wickets, one turf centre wicket, cricket nets, 8 tennis courts and a full size indoor basketball court.

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How To Get There

We’ve chosen locations around Australia for all of our camps that are easy to get to for parents while still providing some of the best sport facilities for the kids to play. Scotch College is easily accessible when travelling on City Link by taking the exit to Toorak Road and then turning on to Glenferrie Road and making your way towards Hawthorn.

While parents don’t need to stay and watch, we always welcome you to do so and it can often be a relaxing day for parents as well. Scotch College is located at 1 Morrison St, Hawthorn VIC 3122. You’ll find it easily on the map below.

Travelling from North

If you’re coming from Essendon, Brunswick or Coburg in the North then you’re best bet is to take Citylink through the tunnel to the South Eastern Suburbs exiting at Barkley Ave.

  • Turn right onto Madden Grove
  • Turn right onto Swan St
  • Follow signs to Riversdale Rd
  • Turn right onto Fordholm Road
  • Fordholm turns into Morrison St which is our recommend location for pick up and drop off for kids

Travelling from East

If you’re coming from the direction of Kew, Templestowe or Doncaster you can easily head to the Eastern Freeway and follow that until you see the exit for Princess Street.

  • Princess St turns into Power Street and you simply follow that until Riversdale Rd.
  • Turn left on to Riversdale Rd
  • Turn right onto Fordholm Road
  • Fordholm turns into Morrison St which is our recommend location for pick up and drop off for kids

Travelling from South East or West

If you’re coming from the South East or the West your best route is to jump onto Citylink and take the exit to Toorak Rd.

  • Turn right / left onto Glenferrie road
  • Turn left onto Callatina Rd
  • Turn Leftonto Fordholm Road
  • Fordholm turns into Morrison St which is our recommend location for pick up and drop off for kids

What To Bring

Kids don’t need much when it comes to basketball, we simply recommend to wear comfortable basketball attire which includes rubber soled running shoes. NSW Basketball Camp, Moore Park

Things to bring:

  • Comfortable Basketball wear – i.e. Shorts and t shirt or club basketball attire.
  • Your own basketball  – Each child should bring their own basketball if they have one.
  • Drink bottle – Drinks are provided daily and water is available to all kids.
  • Lunch – Please bring a packed lunch but keeping in mind that ASC has a strict nut free policy.

ASC also provides fruit and drinks throughout each of the days.  Some things you might want to keep in mind are making sure their lunch, clothes and all their belongings are clearly labelled with their name.  We recommend to avoid bringing items that you wouldn’t want to get dirty, damaged or lost and these items include valuables, electronics and jewellery.

Spending money is not required and lollies and chewing gum should be avoided.  

Camp Itinerary – How it Works

Over 3 days we provide your children with 18 hours of sports coaching between the hours of 9am to 3pm.  Each day has it’s own structure and it’s been designed to cover all areas of Basketball including the important skills required for kids to start mastering and improving their game. More importantly it’s been designed to maximise enjoyment and ensure that kids are having fun for the entire 3 day camp.

Listed below is a sample day structure.

Sample day session:basketball-camps
9:00 — Structured Warm-up
9:10 — Defensive Skills Session
10:00 — Drinks Break
10:10 – Ball handling session
11:00 — Specialist Coaching Session
11:50 — Lunch- a short break to eat, followed by talks and activities, supervised by camp staff.
12:30 — Agility Session with Technology
1:10 — Attacking Skills Session
2:00 — Drinks Break
2:10 — Video Record and Analysis Session
2:55 — Structured Warm Down

Training Drills

Our specialised skill development training give kids who are starting out or young players a taste of different positions and allows them to develop skills across all areas.  Because they aren’t pigeon holed in one position, kids strengthen their abilities in all areas, meaning they are less likely to get bored and frustrated, causing them to lose interest in the game.

Also, it also allows the children to learn from each other.  ASC allows kids to try different positions and learn skills without the pressure of a real competition. That way, if they choose to join a club in the future they have the experience behind them to know where they are best suited.

We have a wide range of training drills and exercises spread out across three days.

We also use state of the art digital video coaching software and provide you and your child with a unique written report from their coach at the end of the camp. This helps children work out where their strengths lie, and what areas need extra attention for fast improvement.

Coaches

We employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 coaching qualification alongside senior coaching staff with years of experience.  Our overall group coach to participant ratio is 1:10 to ensure your child receives the individual attention they require.  Our camps also feature guest appearances from leading NBL and state players, to deliver top level training for participants, and the chance for kids to meet their sporting idols.

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At our recent camp at Scotch College in Hawthorn we featured the following talent.

Talent – Lauren ScherfLauren Scherf

Lauren began her professional career in 2013, for the Dandenong Rangers, and went on to receive the WNBL Rookie of the Year Award.  She has also been a strong member of the Opals Junior program at the World Championships, playing for the Sapphires in the Netherlands and in Lithuania and Russia for the Gems. Taking home the bronze on both occasions with the Gems.

Lauren will head east for the 2017–18 season after signing a two year deal with the Canberra Capitals, playing alongside the likes of Rachel Jarry.

Lauren is loved by the kids and her experience and passion for the game ensures the kids get world class training while they enjoy the opportunity to meet stars in the game.

Igor HadziomerovicTalent – Igor Hadziomerovic

Igor is a graduate from Boise State University (USA) and held a full Scholarship with the Boise State Basketball team.  He represented Australia with the Emerging Boomers in 2013 in the Sino-Aus Series as well as the World University Games where we won a silver medal.

He has helped win 4 National Championships with the Victorian State team in the U/16’s. U/18’s and U/20’s category as an part of the NBL Minor Premiers in 2015/2016 and the NBL All-Rookie Team 2015/2016.

Getting Involved

Basketball is the second highest team participation sport in Australia.  It is a fast paced, exciting sport for kids of all ages and genders.  With a long standing national competition and a strong grass roots organisation, basketball continues to grow.  For maximum enjoyment, it’s important that your child learns the basic skills so they can participate and ASC is a great opportunity to get them involved and excited to play.

Australian Sports Camps offers Basketball Camps through all major school holiday periods, simply visit our Basketball Camps page to find a list of upcoming Basketball camps in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide.

Early bird discounts are available if you book early enough. To avoid disappointment book your camp today.