Your Guide to Summer Basketball Camps

The summer is coming. Basketball is in its offseason.

So what are you supposed to do to improve your skills?

Between pickup basketball games at the playground, summer basketball tournaments, strength training and maybe just a little rest and relaxation, the summer offers a lot of chances for basketball players to keep their game sharp.

But perhaps the most popular, for players of all ages, is to sign up for a summer basketball camp.

Summer camps vary so dramatically in their focus, it's hard to lump them together in any form.

There are exposure camps, which promise the attention of college basketball coaches from around the country. There are specialty camps, which take an area of your game and build it with intense skill sessions. And there are general instructional camps, which promise a fun time while you learn fundamentals and get some reps in on the court.

Figuring out which camp is best for you takes a little research and self-awareness.

But iHoops is here to help. Use the advice below to determine which type of camp is best for your or your child, then find some examples of camps that feature big names leading the instruction.

Once you get an idea of what's best for you, search the iHoops camp directory to find the perfect camp to sign up for. Or, if you're ready to play games, browse our tournament directory.

School is out and the basketball season is still months away. But through the teachings at a summer basketball camp, your skills can improve even through the dog days of summer.


Choosing a Camp

Make sure you make the right choice for a basketball camp. These tips will help you determine where to get the most out of your camp experience.

4 Tips for Selecting a Basketball Camp: Keep these pointers in mind when figuring out which camp you want to sign up for.

Parent's Guide to Sports Camps: Parents: get a better idea of what to sign your child up for with this guide.

Why You Should Consider a Specialty Camp: If you're serious about developing your skills, here's how to pick the right camp for your game.

Featured Camps

These featured basketball camps include trips to college campuses around the country, and instruction from NBA stars.

9 College Basketball Camps for Girls: Improve your skills under the eye of college coaches, and visit your favorite campus this summer.

7 Parent-Child Camps: Make a lifelong memory by attending one of these camps.

9 College Basketball Camps for Boys: These camps across the country will help boys get better and see how college student-athletes live.

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