First, the expertise and experience of the professional camp instructors. Secondly, the camp is designed to push a player to his/her limit physically and mentally. Many former campers have nicknamed this camp as “OTTER’S BOOT CAMP.” This camp is designed for the serious players and will provide them with knowledge to develop their skills to be possibly highly touted college recruits. Players will have the opportunity to see Jason Otter demonstrate a workout at the camp. Additionally, witness our professional staff train. The players are often amazed at the intensity of these workouts. It gives them a sample of the intense training and commitment one needs when dreaming about playing in a Division I college or training for a Professional career. You have to be committed and willing to work hard!
How is the camp designed?
The camp is designed to help players understand team concepts as well as build individual player development. It will enable you to elevate your own individual talents to meet your personal goals for the game. Players will work on game situations through simulation drills where instructed skills and drills will be used. Players will work on skills such as creating opportunities for teammates and fundamental skills that create a better turnover to assist ratio for their team.
Jason is considered an expert at developing and enhancing a player’s athletic ability, especially in the area of foot speed, explosive moves to the basket and ball handling, thus making him one of the primary trainers sought out by professional players.
Will the players be supervised?
Absolutely! The boys and girls are separated on two different wings/floors. The girls have female chaperones, while the boys are chaperoned by males. The players are not allowed in one another’s wings/floor and are chaperoned at all times. Everyone is required to be in their rooms no later than 9 p.m. nightly. You are not allowed to leave your room after 9 p.m. Every minute they are late getting to your room at 9 p.m., they run the next morning. Room check is at 9 p.m. Lights out are at 10 p.m. sharp with another room check. If any player, at any time, is on their wrong floor, they are dismissed immediately with no refund, no exceptions! They will be taken back to Mr. Otter’s room and then their parents will be called to come and pick up their child immediately. This camp is ELITE and compiled of team leaders, whom are expected to act accordingly.
What are the ages that are accepted?
Jason begins our Point Guard Elite Camps for the 8th grade players and up – co-ed.
NOTE: This camp is designed for the advanced player. We do discourage the Jr. High player if they are not advanced due to the difficulty and intensity of the camp. However, if they feel confident they can handle the camp, BRING IT ON!!! Keep in mind that studies have shown that while a player is growing /developing it is essential that they develop their quickness, foot speed and ball handling fundamentals during this critical developmental stage. Jason credits his phenomenal ball handling skills, quickness and foot speed to his intense work ethic during his early instructional and developmental years. Lectures are modified for the younger players, workouts remain basically the same.
Why do you stay in hotels instead of dorms?
We are an elite camp for elite and serious players. We provide catered meals and wonderful facilities for our players. Hotels provide air conditioning, towels, linens, alarm clocks, a clean and safe environment, 24 hour on-site security, locked rooms, etc. This is an ELITE camp and we provide ELITE accommodations.
Do players need to bring additional money?
We do recommend that all players bring additional money. They may wish to purchase an additional item from the vending machines on-site at the gym or purchase a lunch themselves if they don’t care for our menu. You are allowed to bring a sack lunch if that is your preference.
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: Some hotels have putt putt golf, bowling alleys, arcade games, snack bars, etc. If you would like to participate or purchase any additional items you will need additional money.
We provide 3 meals per day with beverages. We do NOT provide snacks and additional food items.
We do recommend that you bring a small cooler for your room of snacks you may wish to have during the duration of the camp. This will cut down on the additional money will might want to bring.
Are the players allowed to order food to their rooms?
Some players may wish to order a pizza to their rooms. This is fine, however, they do have to check with their champerone prior to placing the order. No deliveries can be made directly to the player. The player(s) ordering the pizza have ask their champerone, give their champerone the funds needed to cover the cost of their order, the champerone will then deliver the items ordered to the player(s) room. Absolutely no orders can be placed unless approved by their champerone. No deliveries can be made to any players room at any time.
How are the players transported from their hotel to the gym?
The players are transported by shuttle or van daily.
Girls leave the hotel first on the shuttle in the morning and depart on the shuttle from the gym first when the camp concludes daily.
Boys leave the hotel last on the shuttle in the morning and depart last on the shuttle when the camp concludes daily.
Are meals mandatory?
All meals are mandatory. We do take attendance at each meal. No meals can be missed unless cleared with your champerone or you will run.
Overnight Campers: Breakfast is between 6:45 and 7:00 a.m. sharp. You must attend. Attendance is taken. You are not allowed to go back to your room after breakfast. Once you arrive for breakfast you need your gear for the day. We depart from breakfast on the shuttles and transport directly to the gym.
Overnight Campers: Dinner is served at 6 p.m. nightly. Dinner is mandatory, attendance is taken.
Commuters/Overnight Campers: Lunch is served on-site. This meal is mandatory. If you wish to bring a sack lunch you are allowed.
You are welcome to bring a cooler of any drinks or snacks you would like to have during the day. Please keep track of these items yourself. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or left behind items.
How do the players wake-up each morning?
Each girls room receives at 6:15 a.m. wake-up call from the hotel desk. Each male room receives at 6:30 a.m. wake-up call from the hotel desk. You may want to bring an alarm clock. If you are late to breakfast you will run.
Can players leave the hotel or the gym? Can 16 year-olds drive during the camp?
No player is ever allowed to leave the gym or the hotel at any time unless you are sick or injured. Your parents will have to come and pick you up and check-in with Mr. Otter and sign a release form in order for you to leave.
Any player that leaves the gym or the hotel for any reason during the camp will be dismissed from camp immediately without a refund.
Overnight Camper: No player with a drivers license that is an overnight camper is allowed to drive during the duration of the camp. You aren’t even allowed to drive to and from the gym in the mornings or in the evenings. Your keys will be turned in to your champerone upon arrival and they will be given back to you when the camp concludes at 5 p.m. the last day of camp.
When do the overnight players arrive?
The first day of camp they need to arrive at 8 a.m.
When do commuter campers arrive?
The first day the commuters arrive at 8:30 a.m.
Do the players need to bring anything with them daily?
We recommend that all players bring a drink of some sort to have throughout the day at the facility that they can get to easily. We have found that although we provide drinks, they do not like to stand in line, they are tired and what a drink immediately and get a bit impatient.
When does the camp conclude each day?
The camp will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. We do not end early the last day of camp, we go until 5 p.m. daily.
What do overnight campers need to bring with them?
Since you are fortunate to stay in great hotels, you need to bring your basketball attire each day, a clean change of clothes for each evening, swim suits, any snacks you want for your room, additional money for any activities you wish to do, like arcade games, putt putt golf, bowl, movies, snacks you may wish to purchase, etc. Some hotels provide such things to do as activities for the players. The hotel provides all of the bedding and towels, so you will need to bring your own soap, shampoo, tooth brush, etc.
Luggage for overnight campers! Luggage must be tagged, every piece of it with your first and last name!!!!
All luggage must be tagged with your first and last name, this is very important. You will bring your luggage with you to the first day of camp right to the gym. You will transport your own luggage on the shuttle after the camp. You will put on the shuttle and take to your own room. You will do the same the last day of camp, you will be the luggage on the shuttle and take it with you the at 5 p.m. the last day of camp. You are responsible for carrying your luggage to your room the first day of camp and from your room to the shuttle the last day of camp. Make sure each piece is properly marked with your first and last name.
What to expect the first day of camp?
The first day of camp will start with check-in at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jason will then take center court and perform a demo and a short talk directly to the players. The parents are welcome to stay for the 1/2 hour. The parents are then excused and we hit the court until 5 p.m.
A typical day at camp.
You arrive and are on the court at 8 a.m. sharp. Every minute you are late you run one suicide. We do not conclude until 5 p.m. daily. A typical day consists of on court drills, skills, ball in hand at all times, some lecture, 1/2 hour for lunch in the morning and afternoon and most of the time you are on the court. We don’t scrimmage, we don’t play one-on-one, we do very little shooting. We are a skills camps that develops players individually! We are not a pizza and trophy camp! We expect dedication and hard work at all times!
We provide all meals for overnight campers. We provide lunch for commuters. We do not provide snacks. If you care to have snacks during break or additional drinks, you will need to bring them with you.
Will there be gear to purchase?
We offer many training tools you may purchase throughout the camp. We also have very nice clothing to purchase throught the camp. We recommend that you do NOT wait until the last day of camp when your parents arrive to purchase these great items. The lines get long and most kids are ready to get home and to their own beds. They are exhausted!
Can the players bring cell phones? Should you bring a cell phone?
We recommend you do bring cell phones for many reasons: a. In the event of an emergency. b. To call if your parents. c. All hotel phones are turned off to out-going calls. You can receive incoming or in-house calls, but you will not be able to call long-distance. If you don’t have a cell phone, make arrangements with your parents to call you at the same time each night in your room.You are not allowed to use your phone during camp unless it is an emergency or you are on lunch break! They have to be off during the actual camp.
What is the agenda for OVERNIGHT CAMPERS?
They arrive at the gym with their tagged luggage at 8 a.m. They register and wait on the demo. After the demo., parents depart and we hit the court until 5 p.m. At 5 p.m. They are assigned their champerone for the week and attendance is taken. They board the shuttle with their tagged luggage. When they arrive at the hotel they are given their room key and told who their roommate is if they didn’t come with one. They are dismissed to their rooms. At the designated time, they meet their champerone in the lobby, attendance is taken and they walk to dinner together. Dinner lasts one-hour and the first night they are handed out the rules and talked to by Jason and the staff. After dinner they check-in with their champerones and let them know where they will be for the next two hours. They are not allowed to leave the hotel at any time for any reason. The champerone walks around to make sure they are where they said they would be. Every player has to be in their room at 9 p.m. Room check is then given. At 10 p.m. a knock on the door, quick room check and lights out. Their in-house wake-up call will be received at 6:15 a.m. They are required to be at breakfast no later no 7 a.m. They check-in with their champerone. After breakfast they are NOT allowed to go back to their rooms. They load the shuttle with their chaperon, attendance is taken. They hit the court. At 5 p.m. they load the shuttle with their chaperone, attendance is taken and the same procedures are taken for each day.
What happens the last day of camp for the overnight campers?
The last day of camp the overnight campers will have their bags packed and transport them with them right to the gym when the shuttle picks them up from the hotel.
Drop offs and pick ups?
All drop offs for ALL campers is directly to the gym. All pick ups for all clampers is directly at the gym.
Are boys and girls allowed in each other’s rooms?
Absolutely not! They are not allowed to be on each other’s floors or rooms under any circumstances at any time. If they do so, they will be taken back to Mr. Otter’s room, their parents will be called and they will leave camp immediately with no refund! There is a zero tolerance and we do adhere to this!
Is this camp refundable?
If you have to cancel for any reason and at any time, your $200.00 deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel more than 15 days before your session starts, we will refund you your tuition, minus your deposit. NO refunds will be given if you cancel within 15 days of the start of your session. No refunds will be given once your session begins.
What is the age requirement to attend a Point Guard Elite Camp?
The age requirement to attend this specific camp, co-ed, is 13 and up.
When do the commuter campers arrive?
The first day only, the commuters arrive at 8:30 a.m.