Camps

camp

Brian McCormick, the founder of Playmaker Basketball Development Leagues, is available to conduct mini-camps or week-long camps based on the PBDL curriculum.

A mini-camp is a 2-day camp, typically a weekend, and covers the principles of PBDL through the same Teaching Games for Understanding approach. However, the mini-camp eliminates the league play and focuses on teaching the concepts that form the core of the PBDL program.

A week-long camp affords the time to teach the concepts and incorporate a mini-league into the week’s activities. The week-long camp is a condensed version of the league – 12 sessions collapsed into five days – but teaches the same skills and concepts with the same basic approach.

McCormick directs all camps. To organize a PBDL camp for your school, organization or facility, please fill out the form below.

  • What Is A Playmaker?

    Who decided that a point guard has to be small? More importantly, what is a point guard? We expect a point guard to be a leader and have a high basketball I.Q. Why don’t we expect or challenge all players to develop this game awareness? Why rely on only one player? Read more →
  • The PBDL Concept

    English soccer academies wait until players are 11 to play full 11v11 soccer; in Italy, youth basketball players participate in skill-oriented clinics at 6-years-old, but start competitive games at 12. In the United States, kids play 5v5 full court games and compete for national championships when they are 8-years-old.

    Read more →

  • Starting A PBDL

    The PBDL emphasizes learning and development. Presently, players and parents have numerous recreation options - leagues based on fun and equal participation, typically for beginners - and numerous competitive opportunities - teams focused on strategy, game preparation and winning. There are few true development leagues - until now.

    Read more →