Packerland Coaches Join Forces for August Basketball Clinic

Four of Door County’s varsity basketball coaches are coming together to create a one-day camp for incoming 6 – 9 grade boys basketball players this August.

Justin Burress of Gibraltar organized the new Max Level Hoops camp. He’ll be joined by fellow Packerland Conference coaches Andy Symons of Sevastopol, Derik Hawkey of Southern Door, and Jim Benesh of Sturgeon Bay. The coaches will teach athletes fundamentals, shooting, basket moves, defense and rebounding in a one-day clinic designed to give players skills to build on.

“It’s great to bring together these great local coaches to teach young athletes,” said Burress, who plans to expand offerings in 2018. “Next year’s clinics will include instruction from local coaches as well as state champion coaches from around Wisconsin. We’re trying to bring great instruction to the peninsula for local athletes and vacationing families.”

Burress said the Max Level Hoops camps will give busy families a chance to combine the growing demand for athletes to attend summer camps with family vacations.

“Door County is one of Wisconsin’s top vacation destinations,” Burress said. “I think parents will jump at the chance to take their kids to a camp while the rest of the family can enjoy everything the peninsula has to offer.”

A number of sponsors are offering discounts and gifts to campers and instructors to help them experience Door County outside the gym, while Homestead Suites has jumped aboard as the camp’s premier sponsor.

The camp will be held at Gibraltar Schools in Fish Creek Aug. 26 from 8 am – 5 pm. The camp is $85 and registration is now open. Campers receive a Max Level Hoops water bottle, t-shirt, kayak or SUP session from The Camp Store, and a free game of mini golf from Pirate’s Cove. Camp enrollment is limited to 100 players of all skill levels.

Register or learn more here.

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