Register for the 2023 BSS BASKETBALL CAMP below --- July 24th - 28th at Kootenai Elementary!

Basketball Camp Further Details

ūüĒäOur next Basketball Camp will be July 24th-28th 2023 at Kootenai Elementary!¬†¬†
ūüŹÄRegistration is available now on this website.
Click the Black Boxes on this websites Home Page to register for Camp.
Camp Documents - feel free to click on the CAMP ITINERARY & TIPS to get even more info!
  • PLAYER GROUPINGS -¬† all camps¬†will have the entire camp divided into a younger and older group.¬† The AM Camp will have the younger half playing on 8.5' baskets and the older half playing on 10' baskets.¬† The PM Camp will have everyone playing on 10' baskets.¬† We will always strive to make the teams in our games as fair as possible.
  • PLAYER DROP OFF AT CAMP - players can be dropped off as early as 30 minutes before camp starts and can be picked up as late as 15 minutes afterwards.¬† We do ask that you come into the gym with your player to drop them off so that we can have all eyes on every player.¬† We will be using the main entrance to Kootenai Elementary School only on Monday and the Gym doors the rest of the week.
  • FOOD & DRINKS - the daily sessions are 3 hours so we will have a 10 minutes snack break about half way through.¬† Players are encouraged to bring drinks and snacks with them in a bag or small cooler.¬† Something light and healthy would probably be best.¬† We will also offer Gatorades and Candy Snacks for¬†$1.50.¬†¬†
  • BASKETBALLS - every player needs to bring a basketball with his or her name on it.
  • AWARDS - we won't have daily awards like we do at the Basketball School, but we will have daily winners that qualify to compete on Championship Friday.¬† Friday will be a exciting day of finals, tournaments, skill displays and an awards ceremony.¬† Our only participation award will be the Official Camp T-shirt, which will be given out on Monday.¬† All other awards will be earned through intense competition.
  • PARENTS ATTENDANCE - all parents are encouraged to attend on Friday, but are absolutely allowed to attend any time on any day.¬† We find that parents are the BSS's best salesmen!
  • COACH'S - BSS Coaches Darren and Austin Laiche will lead both¬†camps with the help of other Coaches and Sandpoint Basketball players.¬† The amount of extra coaches will be based entirely on the number of registered players.
  • PLAYER ATTIRE - most importantly is comfortable basketball shoes.¬† A light shirt and shorts.¬† We will be going hard each day and the players will need to be comfortable to keep up with the action.¬† Official BSS Shirts are required to wear on Wednesday and Friday.¬† However, they can be worn any day of the week.
  • REST - your player will sleep like a rock the week(s) of basketball camp.¬† Help them get great rest and keep them hydrated and full of good foods each morning and night.
  • ATTITUDE - they will be asked to do things they have never done before, such as dribble 2 balls at 1 time and put 1 of them between their legs without losing it.¬† Remind them at night that this is all new to them and they will improve rapidly if they keep trying.¬† The player next to them might have attended 20 BSS sessions and completed many of these drills over and over.¬† Keep them thinking positively!
  • QUESTIONS OR CONTACT COACH LAICHE - I can be reached anytime with questions before the camp or with any needs during the camp.¬† My email is laiche.darren@gmail.com and my cell number is 208-304-9140.
  • REGISTRATION - the best way to register is on this website, but if you prefer to pay in person with cash or check (written to Darren Laiche) that is OK as well.
  • DAILY CAMP PICTURES AND INFORMATION - you will want to join our Facebook Group (Basketball School of Sandpoint).¬† We will be posting daily pictures, videos and announcing events like "crazy sock day" etc... throughout the camp sessions!
  • KOOTENAI ELEMENTARY LOCATION - 301 Sprague Street off of Hwy 200.¬† It is only 3 or 4 minutes past Walmart.¬† Just enter the back entrance by the Library and follow the bouncing balls in the gym.
  • PUSHUPS / SITUPS - we will do some stretching and strength training each day.¬† Sometimes we will even have competitions where the winners high five and celebrate while the other teams do 5 pushups.¬† Your player will get stronger and will realize if they haven't already that exercise is a good thing.
  • RESPECT - even though we will encourage all players to compete hard against each other, we will demand that every player shows respect for all other players, coaches, parents, the school, etc...¬† We never have trouble with kids at the BSS, because they are always to busy to even think of any silly ideas.