SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP

Registration Open | Rosters Available

2022 Dates
  • Session 1 | June 13-17 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 2 | June 20-24 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 3 | June 27-July 1 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

  • Session 4 | July 4-8 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

  • Session 5 | July 11-15 | ALL GIRLS (AM + PM)

  • Session 6 | July 18-22 | BIG KIDS (AM + PM)

  • Session 7 | July 25-29 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 8 | Aug 1-5 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 9 | Aug 8-12 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

  • Session 10 | Aug 15-19 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

A.M. = 9-Noon
P.M. = 1-4 pm​

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About Summer Camp

Buzzardball summer camps are weekly basketball camps available for boys and girls in Grades K-8. This has been the most popular camp offered by Buzzardball. Each week is built on fun and age-related basketball activities that culminate with the ALL-STAR Thursday and Friday competitions. Young campers and beginners will learn the basics while older kids will enhance their skill set, but also have the opportunity to serve as mentors to the youngsters.
 

For Every Kid!

MINI
This camp is available for Boys and Girls in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. This is a great introduction to basketball and the Buzzardball experience. Not only will the campers learn the basic skills (dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and defense), but this camp is built around keeping everything FUN and SAFE.
 

BIG KIDS
This camp is available for Boys and Girls in Grades 4th-8th Grade. This week was designed for the more serious basketball player. The fun doesn't go away, but the activities are based around just playing the game of basketball. That involves several individual and team competitions using the different basketball skill sets. This week also features 2 v 2, 3 v 3, and 4 v 4 mini tournaments.
 

ALL GIRLS
This camp is available for Girls in Grades K-8. This week was designed for just the girls. When it was introduced in 2005, this was the most popular camp during the summer. I have said it many times, but girls are great to coach. Their attitudes and ability to have a great time makes this week very special. I am expecting this week to sell out this summer.

Week Breakdown

Monday

  • Introductions

  • Skill work (Dribbling, Passing, Rebounding)

  • All Campers Receive a camp t-shirt and cinch Sack

  • Introduce Scrimmages using Buzzardball rules
     

Tuesday

  • Photo Day

  • Skill Work (Shooting + Defense)

Wednesday

  • All-Star Rosters announced

  • Team competitions

  • Sign up for ASTH Events

  • Practice team events

  • Scrimmages


ALL-STAR Thursday

  • Individual Events include FREE THROW, HOW MANY, JUMP ROPE, KNOCKOUT, BACK + FORTH, 2-BALL, 3-PT COMPETITION, and RAPID FIRE

  • Team Events include 4-3-2-1 and Team Rapid Fire

  • All-Star Scrimmages

  • Photos are available for campers to take home (Camp Photo, Sibling, Friend Photos)


ALL-STAR Friday

  • Basketball Tournament. All teams guaranteed TWO (2) games

  • Semifinal | 1 vs. 4 | 2 vs. 3

  • Consolation + Championship

  • Post-Game Festivities including Yo-Yo Yogurt for ALL campers

  • Each week a Photo Board is created to honor the kids in the camp

...and more!!!
  • Big Intro

  • Daily Stretching and Warm-Ups

  • Small-Sided Competitions Using Basketball Skills

  • Daily Snack

  • Red Licorice

  • Instagram Story Updates

  • Buzzardball Headbands for ASF Winners

  • Fathead Giveaways - each summer Fatheads are purchased of some of the top players in the NBA. Over the course of the summer, the Fatheads are given away in a drawing amongst the campers

  • Hall of Fame Introductions - this happens for graduating 8th Graders who have gone to Buzzardball over the course of their childhood

  • Don’t be surprised if a game of KICKBALL or DODGEBALL breaks out in camp.

Pricing

$225 General | 1st Time Campers 

  • Applies to First-Time Buzzardball Campers attending General Sessions.

  • Beyond your child’s first session, they instantly become a Veteran


$200 General | Veteran

  • If you participated in the 2022 Winter League or any year of Buzzardball Summer Camp, this rate is a way of saying THANK YOU for your support. Applies to General Sessions

$250 Mini | Fixed Price

$200 Big Kids + All Girls | Fixed Price

Note: If you have a PK-2nd Grader who wants to attend a GENERAL session and you are a Buzzardball Veteran, then you are open to the $200 registration

Registration Includes
  • Traditional Buzzardball T-Shirt - 2022 Theme

  • Year #26 Celebrates AMERICA 

  • Camp Photo | Group, Individual, Friends, Sibling

  • Daily Snacks

  • All-Star Thursday/Friday Festivities

  • A Complete Youth Basketball Experience

  • Infusion of Life Skills

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What if I don't have or want to use PayPal for payment?

    • When you get to the end of your registration, there is a link at the bottom of the PayPal page that will allow you to use your debit or credit card​

    • You can also use Venmo at SCBUZZARD

  • Can my child attend ALL DAY (both AM+PM)?

    • Yes! If your child attends both sessions, make sure to register for both AM + PM sessions

    • Send a lunch with your child. We will have coaches on hand to eat lunch with the kids during the hour break between sessions

OUR COACHES

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STEVE BUZZARD

Director of Buzzardball

Steve Buzzard is entering his 26th year as director of Buzzardball's Summer Hoop Camp. In 1994, the camp was instituted as a summer program that featured a total of 30 kids over a four-week period. Today, Buzzardball finished with a record 470 participants from 79 different schools in the greater Sacramento area. This summer, Buzzardball will break a record for participants with already over 600 registered.

To learn more about Steve, please visit www.buzzarball.com

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TOPH BUZZARD

Assistant Director

He is back! Like his brother Max, Toph has been a life-long participant of the Buzzardball program. He has missed the last few years as a coach because he got married to his wife Bailey in 2019, was living in Southern California, and was doing play-by-play for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Toph graduated from Jesuit High School in 2014 and Azusa Pacific in 2018. He and Bailey currently live in Folsom. Toph will be taking on a bigger role this summer and you will be sure to see him on the microphone quite a bit during camp. Welcome back Toph!

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MAX BUZZARD

9th Year

Max has grown up in the world of Buzzardball. Started in Kindergarten and hasn’t missed a year yet. He has enjoyed success with a pair of JRNBA Championships as a 3rd and 8th Grader ... was a part of the P.A.L. Championship team with St. Ignatius in 2012 ... Big fan of the Oakland A's and the Oakland Raiders. Max will be joining us as a coach for most of the AM Sessions.

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NICK SMOLICH

6th Year

Nick graduated from JESUIT High School and will be attending St. Mary’s in the fall. Hands down, there is nobody who has attended more summer camps and played in the winter league as much as Nick Smolich. The true lifer in every sense of the word. He's a Buzzardball Hall of Famer and after his days as a camper, it was an easy transition to become an assistant coach. 

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RYAN BIGELOW

5th Year

Ryan will be a SENIOR at Jesuit High School. He currently plays Varsity Baseball for the Marauders. Like Cade, Ryan was a 'lifer' at Buzzardball as a camper. He also is a member of the Buzzardball Hall of Fame.

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TREY SCHLINGMANN

5th Year

Trey will be a SENIOR at Rio Americano High School. He currently plays Varsity Lacrosse for the Raiders. Trey was a long-time participant of the Buzzardball Winter League.

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VINCENT MICHELI

4th Year

Vincent is a JUNIOR at Jesuit High School. Micheli is a member of the Jesuit Soccer and Lacrosse team where he won the Team Captain Award in both sports. Vincent played six years in the Buzzardball Winter League with his dad Chris as the coach.

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DYLAN LILLIE

3rd Year

Dylan is a graduate of El Camino High School and will be attending American River College in the fall. Lillie was the captain of the Eagles Varsity Basketball Team as a senior. Dylan volunteered last summer and like many others was once a camper during the summer as well as a member of the Winter League. Glad to have Dylan back on the staff