Jul 3, 2011 11:02 AM
The TOP INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL CAMPS
This is in regards to Elite fundamentals training - not just a bunch of 2 x 10 running clock games with 100 teams.
You can find links to most of these camps at the website: www.assistbasketballnetwork.com
1. ABN Elite Fundamentals Player Development Individual and Team Camp June Tallinn, Estonia
2. ABN Elite Fundamentals Player Development Individual and Team Camp July Warsaw , Poland
These two camps bring in about 10 US College coaches, 10 of the best Yugoslavian/Russian/European Coaches. Always have NBA players and coaches and what is really special about both is that they use free agent professionals as counselors for the camp ( which really excites the kids) and run a free agent camp during the evenings. International coaches are all there for an NBA International Clinic and to see the free agents, so the kids get to mingle and run into professional coaches and watch the workouts given to the free agents as well as the games. More importantly, they are given old school fundamentals training for 6-8 hours a day.Estonia is ranked above Poland because it brings in the basketball schools from Lithuania ( NBA vets Marciulionis and Sabonis Academies, as well as CSKA Moscow youth)
3.Swiss All Star Camp ( now called Wilson) July
This is the largest camp in Europe. If you are in the top group, you receive an NBA coach.. if you are in the lower aged groups, it is more fun fun fun. An outstanding facility and very compact camp with a long long tradition. Camp philosophy is a mixture of training and a lot of fun.. an outstanding camp, especially if you are not the hard nosed over achiever.
4. Serbian Academy ( 3 weeks)
This is a camp which very few Americans have ever attended. It is not catered to foreigners. The coaching is all done in their language and the training is hard, brutal sometimes. But the repetition pays off, and by the end of the week, the players are very very much improved. The top Slovenian, Serbian, and Kroatian coaches all work at this academy, and it is used as a recruiting tool for their basketball academies. In affect, it is the tryout to attend junior high or high school there. The intensity is unreal. You will not see any smiling, but you will learn a lot of basketball! The great compilation of non American coaches on the planet.
5. ABN China ( Shanghai.) ABN is launching a week long camp in China which is going to be billed as the largest basketball camp in the world within five years.. all elite fundamentals.
TOP Youth Basketball International Tournaments in Europe
Internationanal Hoops Challenge Tournaments.. ordered by strength of tournament ( through the eyes of an American team)
1. Estonia ( part of same camp above) 4th week June 2012 u19, u17, u15
2. Denmark ( National Teams only, one usa team slot) 3rd week June 2012 ( u14 only) 1 boys and 1 girls usa team admitted
3. Warsaw, Polan ( part of camp above) 1st week July 2012 u19, u17, u15
4. Lonato, Italy 3rd week July 2012 u19, u17, u15
5. Rogla Center , Slovenia 3-4 week July 2012 u19, u17, u15
6. Monaco 1st week July 2012 u19, u17, u15
7. Agen, France 2nd week July, 2012 u19, u17, u15
8. Barcelona, Spain/ Andorra 3rd week June 2012 u-16, u-14
all these tournaments and camps are listed on our international pages