Chicagoland Summer Basketball Camps
Our summer camps are for all FALL 2024 School Term: 3rd-8th Grade Boys & Girls
We have an awesome selection of skills camp for this summer! Scroll down to read a brief description of each camp. Please send us an email at or call our facility at 331.281.0192 if you have any questions. See you this summer!!!
Summer Camp Overview
- Open to any and all boys & girls in grades 3rd-8th
- Players do not need to be evaluated to participate
- Each camp is 4 consecutive days
- All players must bring their own basketball to camp
- Morning Camp times are 9a-12p
- Afternoon Camp times are 1:30p-4:30p
- Players can sign up for the All Day option which includes lunch but does not include any Weight-room camps
- 10:1 player to coach ratio
- Groups are divided by grade level, gender and talent
- All basketball campers receive an M14Hoops logo shirt for participation
- Registration opens Jan. 9th
- After you have completed camp registration, there will be no communication from our staff until the Wednesday before the camp you signed up for!
- Early registration is encouraged, we do anticipate selling out!
1 Camp - $250
Any 2 Camps - $425
Any 3 Camps - $600
All Day Camp - $475
All Day Camps include lunch. See menu below.
9am - 12 noon
|Camp Date||June 3rd - 6th||June 10th-13th||June 17th-20th||June 24th-27th|
|Lunch included with all day||june 5th -8th||june 5th -8th||june 5th -8th||june 5th -8th|
9am - 12 noon
|Camp Date||July 1st-5th||July 8th-11th||July 15th-18th||July 22nd-25th|
1:30p - 4:30p
|Lunch included with all day||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
9am - 12 noon
|Camp Date||July 29th-Aug 3rd||Aug 5th-8th|
A: PG Elite Camp
This Camp is for any players who play the guard position who wants to improve their individual skill and IQ! Over the years the point guard position has evolved from a ‘pass only’ position to a high pace position that involves passing AND scoring the ball. Point guards most be able to break down the defense and make 2 defenders guard them and make the right decision. At camp, players will get introduced to the 5 ways a PG should score and 3 things they should always consider on offense, as well as learn about things that do not show up on the stat sheet like understanding time/score and tempo. Great camp!
B: Shooting & Defense Camp
Finally! Finally! Finally! … Back by popular demand!
It is uniquely structured by having 2 days dedicated to each skill. The shooting portion gives players a clear understanding of the proper technique for shooting as well as a ton of reps on different ways a player gets their shot off. The technique portion is extremely specific and players get a true understanding of the 3 phases to a perfect jump shot. The defensive portion of camp creates a fun and energetic environment. Players learn the proper stance, footwork, IQ and the passion it takes to defend. Players will also learn team defensive concepts as well. As we like to say at M14 “offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships!”
C. Ball Handling Camp
ANKLE. BREAKING. RESULTS.
JULY 22ND-25TH | PM
In the game of basketball today, every player needs to be able to dribble. This intense 4-Day camp will focus on the fundamentals of dribbling and also teach players advance 1-on-1 attack moves that will allow them to beat any defender of the dribble. The great thing about Explosive Handles is that it breaks down high level moves and makes them easy for players at any level to understand. This is the #1 Ball Handling Camp in the Nation!
D: Scoring Camp
JULY 22ND-25TH | PM
Basketball is simple: Put the ball in the hoop. However, this simple phrase actually is pretty hard to do. This camp will help players at all positions learn how to score. Camp will focus on the small details that make a huge difference. This camp will focus on 1on1 attack moves, finishing moves, jab steps, footwork and creating space so players can get their own shots off.
E: Shooting Camp
This camp will show why our shooting philosophy has helped some of the best shooters in the area have success. Each day the first half of camp will be dedicated to technique and footwork; we will teach players the correct way to shoot the ball and they will learn the correct moves to get their own shot off in a game. The last 90 minutes will be dedicated to repetition! Each player will get 100-150 shots up using the technique and methods they were just taught (catch & shoot, create space, using screens, pull ups off the dribble). After this camp player will have learned multiple ways to get their shot off and look good while doing it!
F: LET'S PLAY!!
JUNE 17TH-20TH | AM
JULY 15TH-18TH | PM
AUGUST 5TH-8TH | AM
The structure of this camp is sure to offer players the opportunity to learn as well as use what they have learned in a real game!
The first 75 minutes of camp will be dedicated to skill work. Players will learn different ways to score, handle the ball and also they will work on shooting!
Then after that is over ... LET'S PLAY!!!
For the remainder of camp, our Camp Director will divide all players into teams (within their grade levels) and each team will play two games. Our awesome staff of camp counselors will coach the teams and our staff will ref the games as well. This camp will be full of learning, hard work and FUN!!!
G: 3on3 CAMP
3x3 has been a basketball format long played in streets and gyms across the world. It is a great way to introduce concepts that will work seamlessly in 5on5. At M14, we play 3on3 all the time in our Spring and Fall Academy Training Program and use it a lot during team practices. WHY? Great question …
- 3on3 means each player touches the ball more & can’t hide on the court
- 3on3 makes it easier to identify defenses issues
- 3on3 forces players to be aggressive.
While all those reasons are great, players still need to learn the concepts they will use in 3on3 and that’s the point of this camp! We will drill offensive concepts such as court spacing, drive & kick, moving without the ball, attacking the correct gaps and making the right pass and then challenge players to use those concepts when we play 3on3. We also will drill DEFENSIVE concepts as well, such as help defense, defensive rotations and on the ball defense. This camp will be full of learning and playing.
***We WILL NOT be taking request for teams. We understand that playing with friends is fun however that is not the focus of the camp. We will use the first day to evaluate players to make sure teams are even. We will mix teams up each day. The focus of the camp is learning and playing. The focus is NOT putting the all the best players on one team.***
H: In The Lab: Skillz Camp
“In the Lab” is a phrase used in the basketball world to describe players who have been working tirelessly on their game and the results can easily be seen. We are bringing that same work ethic for this camp! Each day we will work on different skills and concepts. When players leave this camp and return to their teams it will be easy to see that they have “been in the lab” working on their game!
Also, we will utilize the film room as well with the players. Film room break down videos will be great to help increase each players IQ!
Day 1: Can you handle the roc?: This day will focus on ball handling. Stationary all the way up to advance moves. Players will play 1on1 to help perfect their skills. Day 1 will surely help players put the ball on a string.
Day 2: Lights out shooting!: This day will focus on shooting! Catch & shoot, shots on the move, drive & kick, shooting 3’s and more! Footwork & technique are the foundation to all great shooters and we will address that as well! Competition on Day 2 will be more 1on1, 2on2 and of course HOT SHOT!
Day 3: Don’t forget about the intangibles: This day will spend time on the intangibles. Passing, defense, court spacing, transition and IQ. Day 3 will run like a team practice so the competitions will be fun and extremely competitive. Check out our IG page to see drill break downs from this past winter season to get a better understanding!
Day 4: Let’s put it all together! What’s the point in “being in the lab,” if you can’t show it!?! On day 4 we will review each day and then play! 3on3, 4on4 and more!