Point Guard Camp

Dates: July 10th, 2020 - July 12th, 2020
Price: $450.00
Grades: 4th-12th Grade
Location: Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI)
Contact/Director: Steve Gibbs - (978)852-5121

“The point guard is there to serve to serve others; to keep them involved and organized.”-Larry Brown, Basketball Hall of Fame Coach

“The great point guards make everybody else better.” -Stephon Marbury

“A point guard is judged by wins and losses.” -Deron Williams

Point Guard Camp is for players who have a desire to become better educated in the craft of being an exceptional point guard. Point Guard Camp will cover every aspect of becoming an extraordinary point guard, from skill work fundamentals, to becoming the leader of your team. It is our job to teach you how to become a better floor general and how to run the show. This camp will consist of 25 hours of on the court teaching and instruction from one of the best high school coaches in New England history, Mike Hart.

Mike Hart, the director for Point Guard Camp, is the coach of perennial prep school powerhouse St. Andrew’s School of Barrington, Rhode Island. Mike has led St. Andrew’s to 6 New England Prep School championships while also coaching many NBA and high-major college talents. Coach Hart has coached many great point guards in his tenure including 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. Coach Hart has an accomplished staff of former backcourt stars, high school coaches, college coaches, and current college point guards. Point Guard Camp has had numerous alumni go on to play college basketball ranging from division 1 universities to high-academic division 3 institutions. Hart is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and has won over 500 games at St. Andrew's. As well, he is a USA Basketball featured speeker. 

Chad DiCenzo, Emerson College Point Guard and alumni of Point Guard Camp stated, “Without the Hoop Mountain Point Guard Camp, I would not have reached my potential as a point guard. I received tremendous knowledge in point guard play at this camp. I learned valuable lessons on and off the court. I highly recommend this camp to anyone who wants to become a high school or college point guard.” 

Point Guard Camp is more than just a basketball camp, it will teach you life lessons on how to become a leader. Our staff takes enormous pride in developing and teaching each camper what it takes to become a superb point guard. We want to give you the knowledge on how to reach your potential as a point guard. Each camper will receive an evaluation from the coaches that is personalized with feedback and suggestions for improvement. The summer is the best time to fine tune your game, and there is no better place to do so than at Point Guard Camp. 

The Point Guard Camp is for players entering 4th-12th grade. Players will be divided by skill and age level. This is an overnight camp at the beautiful air conditioned Roger Williams University. Room and board is included in the tuition. Meals provided at the nationally recognized Roger Williams University dining hall. If you have any questions at all, contact camp founder Steve Gibbs at sgibbs@hoopmountain.com or 978-852-5121. Sign up by May 15th to get the early bird discounted price of $450.




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Topics Covered

Skill Development

  • Advanced ball handling
  • How to run the fast break
  • Ability to penetrate the lane
  • Finishing plays in the open court
  • Decision making
  • Kick ahead passing
  • Jump stops and shot fakes
  • Knocking down open shots
  • Pull-up jumpshots
  • Floaters in the lane
  • Playmaking skills
  • Creating space
  • Creating shots for teammates
  • Proper pick and roll game
  • Reading defenses
  • How to play defense as a point guard
  • Excellent court awareness
  • Proper footwork
  • Overall basketball IQ


Leadership Development

  • How to communicate effectively
  • Body language
  • Mental toughness
  • Orchestrating the offense
  • How to become a positive influence
  • Leading the team in late game situations
  • Holding yourself and team accountable
  • Proper workout routine
  • Purposeful talking on defense
  • Film Breakdown
  • Classroom study on becoming a point guard

Typical Camp Day Schedule

7 AM - Wake Up

7:30 AM - Breakfast

8:30 AM - Attendance

8:45 AM - Dynamic Stretch

9:00 AM - Advanced Ball Handling and Shooting

10:00 AM - Lecture on how to run the show and lead your team

10:30 AM - How to set up your teammates and assist

11:00 AM - Canteen break

11:15 AM - Recognizing defenses and general basketball IQ work

11:45 AM - Lunch Break

12:15 PM - Back for attendance

12:45 PM - Dynamic stretch

1:00 PM - Typical point guard workout ran by Coach Hart

1:45 PM - Learning how to create space off the dribble and finishing at the rim

2:30 PM - Lecture of the point guard’s role on defense

2:45 PM - Defensive and communication work

3:30 PM - Canteen Break

3:45 PM - How to run the fast break

4:45 PM - Film breakdown

5:15 PM - Dinner

6:00 PM - Attendance

6:15 PM - Dynamic Stretch

6:30 PM - Applying skill work into game situation

7:45 PM - Canteen Break

8:00 PM - Ball handling and shooting

8:45 PM - Penetrating the lane

9:30 PM - Competition

10:00 PM - Head to Dorms

11:00 PM - Lights out