Bishop McGuinness Villains: Bishop Basketball Camp

Villain Basketball Camps

Each summer Coach Josh Thompson and the Bishop Basketball Program host their annual basketball camps.  Since 2004, the Villain basketball camps have provided area youths the opportunity for instruction in the fundamental skills of basketball.  In addition to small group instruction, campers at Bishop basketball camps are allowed the opportunity for individual instruction and skill work, coaches challenge games, camper competitions, and daily camp games.  Camp is run by Coach Thompson, the Varsity boys head coach, along with current and former Bishop McGuinness players and coaches.  Each year Bishop Basketball alumni love to come back to be coaches or guest speakers at camp.  Each camper who attends does not simply come and play games- Villain basketball camps stress individual and small group fundamental skill instruction. 

- Camp offers a solid foundation in skill development and motivation

- Teaching progression takes into account age and skill differences

- Develop Listening Skills

- Lengthen Attention Span

- Motivation and Goal Setting

- Team Concept- Team Attitude

- Develop confidence, love of the game, athleticism, and improve individual skills


Areas covered include

- Footwork

- Defensive Technique

- Stance and Close-outs

- Box out and Rebounding

- Passing and Receiving

- Ball side and Help side Defense

- Shooting Instruction

- Live Ball Moves and Layups

- Game competition to enhance skill

- Strength and Conditioning

The goals of Bishop Basketball camps are that each camper leaves a better player (IMPROVE) and enjoys himself throughout the week (HAVE FUN).  Please enjoy the pictures below from camps past.


What They're Saying

The quotes below are from parents of campers who have attended Bishop basketball camp in the past.

"Thanks for your leadership and for an excellent camp experience - the focus on game fundamentals, perseverance and teamwork was very beneficial for him and his interest in basketball has really elevated."
- Paul H.

"My son came home the first day and told me that one of the coaches had taught him how to do a drop step and that he did it and made a basket.  I just thought....thank goodness he was being taught a basic move on the first day!  He wants to try out for the JV team at his school and just the one week at your camp gave him a lot more confidence than he started with!" 
- Amy B.

"My son liked it very much and said he would definitely do the camp again next year." 
- Jackie B.

"Thank you for all you and your staff did for Michael and the boys.  Michael had a great time and wants to do the camp again next year." 
- Janice K.

"Coach Thompson-my (two) boys loved the camp.  I think you all are doing a great job!" 
- Jim B.

"The boys loved it last year and can't wait to come back!  Thank you!"
- Katy O.


2005 Camp
2005 Camp Game
2005 Camp Game

2006 Camp
Bishop Camp 2006
2006 Coaches and Campers

06 Camp Champs
2006 Camp Champions- Quakers

2007 Camp
2007 Camp
2007 Camp Players and Coaches

2007 Camp Champs
2007 Camp Champions- Quakers

2008 Camp
2008 Session 1 Champs
2008 Session 1 Champs- Quakers

2008 Session 2 Champs
2008 Session 2 Champs- Quakers

2009 Camp
2009 June Camp Champs
2009 June Camp Champs- Grizzlies

July 09 Camp Champs
2009 July Camp Champs- Grizzlies

2010 Camp
June 2010 Camp Champs
June 2010 Camp Champions- Seahawks

July 2010 Champs
July 2010 Camp Champions- Grizzly Slayers

2011 Camp

June 2011 Champs
June 2011 Camp Champions- McSwain Tech

July 2011 Champs
July 2011 Camp Champions- McSwain A&M

2012 Camp
June Session 1- 2012
June Session 1 2012 Camp Champions- McSwain PolyTechnic

June Session 2- 2012
June Session 2 2012 Camp Champions- Slippery Salamanders

2013 June Camp
June 2013 Camp Champions- Turbo Tarzans

2013 July Camp
July 2013 Camp Champions- 3P

2014 June Camp
June 2014 Camp Champions- The Money Team

2014 July Camp
July 2014 Camp Champions- Fettucini Scalabrinis

2015 June Camp

June 2015 Camp Champions- Cobles Elite

2015 July Camp
July 2015 Camp Champions

2016 June Camp

June 2016 Camp Champions- The Bomb Squad
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2016 July Camp

July 2016
July 2016 Camp Champions- The Pack Rats
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2017 June Camp
June 2017 Camp Champions- Bucket Squad

2017 July Camp
July 2017 Camp Champions- Small Baller Brand
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2018 June Camp
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2018 June Camp Champions- Triple B

2018 July Camp
July 2018
2018 July Camp Champions- Little Big Men