The mission of the Rising Star College Exposure Camp is to provide top level student athletes with a venue to showcase their basketball talents to College Coaches. Our goal is to provide the aspiring student athletes an opportunity to be seen by division 2 and 3 institutions in the best environment possible.
Our experience is that in a games only setting a few players can dominate the ball defeating the purpose of a coach trying to see your abilities. Your investment in your future, your time and money dictates a better way. The Rising Star College Exposure Camp will put players in not only competitive games but a series of drills as well that will show abilities to shoot, pass, ball handling, play one on one and defend.
We believe in quality not quantity. We will not overbook. It does not allow us to give you the best opportunity to shine.
Friday will be a players/parents only evening with the staff coaches orientating you to how to best approach an exposure camp, the drills we will be using and allow you to show your best. A short opening comments from a TBA noted speaker will start our event.
Cost: $249.00 .. All participants will receive a reversible jersey.
Wish to register off-line? Mail-In Registration
Times: June 14th and June 15th, 2019
6:00pm Orientation (for players, parents and staff only) Opening Comments and Discussion
Panel on recruiting process
7:00pm-9:00pm Introduction of Skill work to be used on Saturday including shooting drills, 33 games and 2 minute games.
Saturday: College coaches in attendance and all-day event open to public viewing
9:00am 4:00pm Skill work and games
4:00pm ALL STAR GAME
Professionally run program with focus on the players experience and goodwill
Staff to reflect top college and high school coaches. Directed by Kevin OBrien with 20 years of college coaching experience: Assistant directors include Jean Bain, Brandeis, Brian Caira, Salem State, and Mike Kasprzak Melrose.
Top facility with 3 regulation courts
Thorough orientation to promote your success at the camp and beyond
Recruiting seminar from colleges to answer your questions
Academic players with 3.2 or above and 1150+ SAT noted
We will alert any college program you express an interest. Just let us know!
Rising Star Exposure Staff:
Kevin O'Brien with college coaching experience at the Division I, II and III levels. He has vast experience in local, New England and National recruiting. He has mentored hundreds of student-athletes in the college selection process.
Jean Bain current head coach at Brandies University and former assistant at WPI, Dartmouth and Columbia. Considered a top recruiter, during his time at Columbia his focus was on recruiting and developing post players, which included two-time All-Ivy League selection Gabas Maldunas. He also played a large role in the recruitment of Evan Boudreaux, the 2016 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and two-time All-Ivy League selection
Brian Caira assistant at Salem State. In his current role he has helped lead the Vikings to two regular season MASCAC titles (2016, 2018), and one MASCAC tournament championship in 2017 which resulted in a trip to the NCAA tournament. Over the last three seasons, the Vikings have posted an impressive 30-6 conference record.
Mike Kasprzak, successful veteran head coach at Melrose High School.
All routine injuries will be handled on site by Certified Trainer. Should an injury require further attention and/or emergency treatment we will transport the camper to a local Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Parents will be notified immediately should this occur.
Melrose High School: 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA.
Note: Entrance to gym is to rear of building.
A refreshment stand will be on site for all sessions. Downtown Melrose is a short distance and offers a variety of options.
The Rising Star College Exposure Camp is a day camp.
We have a group rate agreement with local hotels. Contact us for information.
Refunds for injuries that occur prior to the first day of camp will be issued if documented by a doctors note. Camp must be notified of injury prior to the start of camp. There is a $15 administrative handling fee for refunds.
Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.