April Holiday Camp 2022

April Holiday Camp 2022

At St Michael's Grammar School

The Camp will be conducted at the magnificent St Kilda campus of St Michael’s Grammar. This is a one court venue so spots will be limited. Make sure you book early to ensure your spot. 

St Michael’s is located at 25 Chapel Street, St Kilda, but camp participants need to park and enter the venue from Redan Street.

Featuring Import Player Joe Davis

Joe is 6-6 power/shooting forward that we are bringing out from Canada to help us build the BMBA program in 2022. Joe played his college career at Thompsons River University, where earned All-Star honours and was named co-captain of his University team, on top of finishing his Career with the Wolfpack as the programs leading scorer in it’s history. To find out more about Joe Check out this article by CLICKING HERE.

And Veteran coach Bob Mann

Bob Mann is the founder of the BMBA academy and a coach with over thirty years of experience. Bob founded and built the McKinnon Basketball Association, resurrected the Oakleigh Basketball Association, served as a youth league coach at Keysborough and over the past two years has been head coach at the Melbourne University for their BIG V & UBL program.

Most notably Bob has played a large part in the development of three juniors into NBL players, USA college players, Victorian Junior State representatives and Australian National junior representatives.

CLICK HERE to see his coaching resume.

Our Structure

We will be conducting a fantastic holiday camp for both boys and girls of all age groups in April 2022.

Week One: – Monday 10th of April through to Thursday 14th April

Week Two : –Tuesday 17th April through to Friday 22nd April 

We run Morning and Afternoon sessions on each day of the Camp.

 Morning sessions are between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm             Afternoon sessions are between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm19

All sessions have a 15-minute break midway through and for participants registered for a full day, we provide a supervised lunch break between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. Parents will need to provide snacks and lunches for their kids.

Participants will be able to be dropped off between 8:00 am and 9:00am. Child pick-up can happen between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Our Camp Flyer

Help us by sharing our camp flyer at your child’s school. Email it to friends and colleagues and help us make this camp as much fun as we possibly can for camp participants.

Click on the photo on the left to obtain a PDF version of this A3 flyer just CLICK HERE 

Further Camp Information

Younger Kids

We do our best to group camp participants to match their ages and abilities as much as possible. This ensures the kids obtain as much enjoyment as possible from their time with us. Generally, for younger kids, the emphasis is as much on having some fun while being taught some new skills to use in their domestic games or programs.

In teaching these skills we do so as much as possible through drill formats with the kids in teams and engaging in competitive drills with plenty of encouragement and with more emphasis on attempting to use their newly taught skills as on winning. 

Older Kids

For our older groups, we teach them more through simulated match situations and scrimmage games. Drills are still used but with the mindset of using these drills to develop skills for games situations and then putting them into those game situations.

While still focusing on enjoyment and fun, older participants are normally looking for more challenging events with greater emphasis on competition and challenges with the skills being taught. 

Girls

Our Camps are designed for both boys and girls. Where numbers permit we organise girls which make things more enjoyable for the girls. We also design different skills challenges for the girl’s groups.

In the unusual event (especially in the older groups) that a girl or girls would prefer to join in with the boys, we would look at that situation where capabilities permit.

Boys

Of course, our camps are open for boys as well, as with the girls we look to form them into boys-only groups. This again is dependent on the number of enrolments we have.

These groups are sorted along both age and capability lines as well as keeping kids in their friendship groups. Most importantly, as best as possible we place participants in groups they are comfortable in with their current skill level and where they can achieve their most enjoyment from the participation in the camp.

For the more motivated

We also have groups for those players who are more motivated about serious training to improve their game. We can either form them into a separate group or embed them in a group and simply provide more challenging drills and skills for them to use and learn from.

They will receive condensed coaching and drills that will challenge them and help them improve their current skills considerably or learn new ones for future games and opportunities.

Our Coaches

Our Coaches are predominately players and coaches I have brought through and trained through my representative basketball programs. I also recruit coaches from Universities and schools who have either played or coached at a high level. All our coaches are trained in the drills and holiday programs that we used and are supervised through all our camps. Naturally, all of them will have to obtain and provide Working with Children Checks to be able to work with us where they are old enough to do.

Our Venues

At the moment we operate from school courts and are working to secure a court after school have reopened from lockdowns. This may take a few weeks so register your child and we will advise you of venue details as soon as they are available.

We are looking for a venue in the South East Suburbs of Melbourne, preferably within the boundaries of the cities of Glen Eira, Bayside or Kingston.

Register Now

So if you like what you’ve read then register your child today to be a part of a camp, that will be fun engaging, challenging for those who want it to be and just a fulfilling time all around. Click on the links below to register and pay.

CLICK HERE to register your details and pay for the camp.

CLICK HERE to obtain a camp indemnity form. These need to be completed and returned before your child attends a camp. 

NOTE: To be registered participants MUST HAVE paid “BEFORE” attending.

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