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The Basketball Camp for Serious Players

Become the Player Coaches Trust
Entering 5th-8th Graders
 

"My son told me he learned more in the one week he was at camp than he ever did in one season of playing basketball."

— Heather Sines, Parent

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3-in-1 Development

Basketball

Develop the on-court skills needed to get noticed by coaches and help your team win more games

Leadership

Learn the leadership skills and behaviors needed to become your best and lead your teammates

Mindset

Build a resilient mindset that separates you form the pack and improves your performance

Don't Let Your Athlete Miss Their Shot

Even though young players spend more time than ever before training and playing AAU basketball, many of them never achieve their dreams because they lack basketball IQ, play with poor habits, and lack a resilient mindset.

They Need to Learn How to Play the Game Differently

At RYG, your child will develop a high basketball IQ, special on-court habits, and a resilient mindset so they can make the team, stand out from their peers, help their team win, and become their best.

What Parents are Saying...

"My son told me he learned more in the one week he was at basketball camp than he ever did in one season of playing basketball." 

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Heather Sines

"Both of my sons loved camp! You understand the game and break it down in a way that the players can understand and easily implement themselves. The leadership and mindset sections were probably my favorite. So many good things for young players!"

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Amanda Green

"I love the mindset focus and teaching specific skills to improve his game. Evan had a great time and I can see his increase in confidence after just 5 days. Thank you!"

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Elizabeth Brown

“The ability to keep the kids engaged in classroom learning and then take those new skills out onto the court for practice, feedback and refinement is an excellent model. The kids wanted to learn about the theory because they were excited to put it into action. After day 2, our son came home demonstrating how to P.O.O.P. (pivot out of pressure). Clearly the concepts were presented in a way that took the theory and made it a lasting reality. Well done.”

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Chad Smith

“Wow, where to start… My daughter came home from camp in the afternoon and took naps (not normal for her), so I knew she was being pushed and exerting herself. The classroom training was a big draw. There aren't camps or programs that focus on teaching athletes the fundamentals of the game, and the mental strength and conditioning needed to make it. She had practice during the week of camp, and I immediately saw a difference in her level of confidence and on-court play. She was a different player after just a few days at camp! The camp was professional, thoughtful, and smooth. The way they worked with the kids was very impressive. It was clear that you had their attention, but more importantly, their respect.

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What Happens at Camp

23 hours of on-court development

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7 hours of classroom learning

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Meet the Director: Coach Luke

Luke Gromer is the Director for all RYG Athletics basketball camps.

He is a junior high English teacher and basketball coach in Northwest Arkansas, and the founder of RYG Athletics. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Education.

Luke has spent over 10 years working at or directing summer camps. He's worked with and trained under one of the premier basketball education organizations, PGC Basketball. He's been coaching basketball for 4th-9th graders in Northwest Arkansas for the past 7 years. 

Luke also created and hosted The Cutting Edge Coaching Podcast where he's conducted over 100 interviews on coaching with some of the top coaches, experts, and leaders from across sports.

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What Coaches Say About Coach Luke...

“Luke is a high-level coach and teacher of the game. He’s passionate about using sport to positively impact the lives of young people. I have no doubt that RYG Basketball Camps will help numerous young players become better basketball players, and more importantly, better people!

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Brad Friess

AAO Founder & Executive Director

"Luke is an intentional and well studied teacher of the game. He has a great approach to teaching and is one of the most prepared and effective I have been around."

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Tyler Coston

SAVI Performance, Former College Player and Coach

"I’ve known Luke for several years, and I’m always impressed with the job he does teaching the game to players. Not only does he deeply care about their skill development, but he also puts a premium on building their confidence and character as well. Any player would benefit from working with him!"

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Matt McLeod

PGC Basketball Director, 3x Texas HS Coach of the Year

"Coach Luke has consistently impressed me since we met nearly 5 years ago. He has tremendous perspective about the game of basketball and the methods for teaching the game. Luke’s attention to detail, organization, and preparedness, as well as a commitment to establishing strong rapport with athletes have inspired me to be better in my craft!"

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Jordan Rose

Local HS Coach

The Next Steps

Register

Register your athlete for camp before it fills! Spots are limited

Attend Camp

Experience a game-changing basketball camp with dynamic on-court and classroom sessions

Raise Your Game

Apply everything you learn on the court and in the classroom to raise your game

What Athletes are Saying...

“I thought it was great and jam packed (in a good way), it was super fun and I will come again next year if I can. This camp was fantastic! It was fun, exciting, and I learned a lot.

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- Adalynn G, 7th Grader

“I liked the great coaching. The classroom time and film were also awesome. My favorite moments were bonding with my team and having fun at the final challenge!

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- Miller W, 7th Grader

“Camp was really good. I liked that it talked about things that other camps don’t talk about. I will definitely come next time!”

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- Naomi F, 6th Grader

“I loved all the fun drills we got to do. I also liked how many skills you taught me, especially the “peek and fake." The final challenge was the best part of my week!”

- Dahnika M, 6th Grader

“I loved how we had classroom film, then we did it on the court!

- Emma H, 5th Grader

“I loved that this camp really helped me with my basketball and life skills. This camp really was better than other basketball camps.

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Register for Camp

Basketball Foundations

Entering 5th - 8th Graders

$547

$447 Early Bird Price Expires Soon

Camp Details:
  • Dates: July 22-26
  • Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Ages: Entering 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
  • Spots: Only 64—filling fast! Less than 10 spots remaining for boys and less than 15 for girls.
  • Location: AAO in Fayetteville

The RYG Guarantee

If your child attends camp and you're not satisfied with their experience, we'll refund 100% of your money.

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Fill out the form below to download the camp preview and see what your athlete will learn and do at camp!

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FAQs

Is my child good enough for camp?

Skill and ability levels will vary from camp to camp, but we commit to finding the right level of difficulty and competition for each player within a session.

If your child loves basketball and likes to work hard, they'll love RYG camps! 

If they don't love basketball, or they're not motivated to raise their game, then RYG probably isn't the best place for them.

What's the ratio of campers to coaches?

Each camp is led by a director, then players are split up into baskets by grade and gender. 

The ratio is between 1/12 and 1/16 for each basket.

What's the daily schedule like?

Here's an outline of a typical day at camp:

  • Classroom #1
    • 9:00-9:45
  • Court #1
    • 9:45-11:45
  • Lunch
    • 11:45-12:30
  • Classroom #2
    • 12:30-1:15
  • Court #2
    • 1:15-3:30
What does the classroom time consist of?

Each dynamic classroom session includes teaching and film in 3 areas:

  1. Basketball
  2. Leadership
  3. Mindset
What's different about what RYG does on the basketball court?

A lot!

First, RYG Athletics camps use a Constraints-Led Approach to coaching underpinned by the Ecological Dynamics theoretical framework.

In short: We have a WHY behind our WHAT. 

Everything we do on court is about developing adaptable skills that actually transfer to the game.

Too many camps, clinics, and practices attempt to isolate skills outside of the context they occur in. This isn't how basketball skills are learned or the game is played.

We put all our players in games or game-like situations, with offense and defense, that help the skills and habits we're teaching emerge in the way they happen in the game.

What if my child doesn't enjoy camp?

We offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you or your child is not satisfied with their experience at camp, we'll refund your registration fee. 

Is lunch provided?

No, lunch is not provided.

Athletes will need to bring a sack lunch to eat each day.