Max Hoops Gearing Up for Year 10 of Elite Basketball School
PORTLAND, OR —Max Hoops co-founder Brant Minor recently announced the Elite Basketball School will be returning this summer for its tenth year. The camp, held August 9-10 at Portland Community College, will feature instruction from more than 15 college coaches with sessions both on and off the court.
“When Brant started doing the Elite Basketball School 10 years ago, he made it a point of emphasis that he didn’t want it to be a typical basketball camp,” said Brian Stamme, the men’s associate head basketball coach at Clackamas Community College. “He wanted it to be an education for these kids. Each coach has a session in the classroom and a session on the court.”
Stamme, who is coming back for his tenth year at the EBS, puts an emphasis on what it’s like to be a student athlete at the college level during his classroom session. He also touches on financial aid opportunities.
“It’s a misconception that Division One is the only option for players. That’s not true. There are players capable of playing at community colleges, or the NAIA level, and so on. We’re reaching those kids,” said Stamme.
Returning with Stamme for year 10 of the EBS is Trevor Hoppe, who has been the head coach at Southwest Oregon Community College for the past 14 years. Hoppe uses his time on the court to teach and run fast break drills, then focuses on the qualities of a great teammate and goal setting during his classroom session.
“I’m always impressed to see how many of these players are carrying a notebook around with them. It’s not just a weekend of basketball camp, and they know that. They’re getting the opportunity to connect with college coaches and run through college level drills,” Hoppe said.
Players have embraced the opportunity to learn, as have their parents. Sarah Neff’s sons, Treyson and Tyson, have attended the EBS the past 3 years and will be going back this summer.
“There’s a reason they go back,” Neff said. “The coaches do a great job of not just teaching on the court, but teaching the players the importance of who you are off the court. The coaches Brant brings in are from schools that are realistic options for players. Brant teaches that life is more than just basketball, and that’s important.”
Registration for incoming 8th– 12thgraders is going on now through August 1 for $249. The price will increase, if there’s room, after that date. Go to MaxHoops.com for more information on the Elite Basketball School and to get signed up or learn about other Max Hoops events.
The 2019 summer will be the tenth anniversary of the Elite Basketball School. The 2019 Elite Basketball School will be August 9th & 10th at Portland Community College!
With instruction from at least 15 current college coaches, this is a weekend you don’t want to miss! The Max Hoops EBS is open to boys in 7-12th grade. This is a commuter camp. The Elite School starts at 10am on Friday and runs until 5pm Friday night. EBS starts at 10am Saturday and wraps up at 5pm. Players will need to bring a lunch, pen or pencil, basketball and a desire to learn.
College Coaches at the Elite Basketball School Summer 2015
COLLEGE COACHES AT THE 2019 ELITE BASKETBALL SCHOOL
College coaches will lead a classroom session and an on court skill development session.
Justin Lunt – Pacific U
Shanan Rosenberg – Linfield College
Donald Rollman – Peninsula CC
Trevor Hoppe – Southwest Oregon CC
Matt Zosel – Lane CC
Tony Broadous – Portland CC
Godfrey Drake – Green River CC
Jon Willis – Linfield College
Brian Stamme – Clackamas CC
Darius Redrick – Clark College
Jason Patterson – Multnomah U
Ron Richards – Linn-Benton CC
Jonathan Mcmillan – Centralia CC
Brant Minor – Pacific U
IS THIS A GOOD CAMP FOR A HIGH SCHOOL BOY TO ATTEND?
“The Elite Basketball School is a premier teaching camp with a rich tradition of college coaches who leave a lasting knowledge, passion and a love for the game. Brant Minor and his staff put on an intense and challenging camp with many rewards for any young man wanting to reach the next level of his game.
My son Erik has attended this camp for 3 years and has come away each year learning something new about shooting, defense and knowledge of the game along with making new friends. After hard work and determination and meeting the many college coaches at this camp Erik has been offered and has accepted a scholarship. For this we are very grateful.”
Lisa Leming, Mother of Erik Johnson
South Umpqua High School
Class of 2015