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2019 Summer Basketball Camps

Join Us For 3 Weeks of Summer Basketball Camp

We are proud to present our 2019 Summer Camps.  Develop your skills and work with some of the area's best coaches.  In our 4-Day per week camp we will work on shooting, ball handling, offensive moves, short sided games as well as fun games and contests.   Our professional staff will lead boys and girls grades 2nd thru 8th in three total weeks of camp.

Eric Samuelson

Lead Coach for 2019 Summer Camps

Eric has coached all over the Chicagoland Area for the past 14 years.  He has coached young boys and girls from Kindergarten all the way to the Collegiate level.  Eric has operated the Illinois Magic for the past 7 years.  In addition to the Illinois Magic,  Eric works with the Illinois Basketball Academy (Naperville) to develop their programming, teams and facility.

Most recently, Coach Samuelson was invited to Colorado Springs, CO. to meet with the leaders of USA Basketball Youth Division to help expand the game thru the USA Basketball Alliance Tournament Initiative.

Eric played his High School Basketball at Maine West High School where he was a 4-year Varsity Basketball stand-out.  He received All-Area, All-Conference, and All-State Honorable Mention Awards during his senior season.  Eric played his College basketball at North Park University (Chicago).

Eric lives in Cary, IL. with his wife, Carolyn and four daughters, Brooklyn, Bailey, Brynn and Briella


Camp Date Times Cost Location
June 17th-20th 8:30am-11:00am $150 Lifezone360
July 15th-18th 8:30am-11:00am $150 Lifezone360
August 12th-15th 8:30am-11:00am $150 Lifezone360

Multi-Week Rates

Camp Date Cost Location
Choose 2 Weeks of Camp $270 Lifezone360
Choose All 3 Weeks of Camp $360 Lifezone360

Camp Breakdown

Time Skill Emphasis Description
8:30-9:15am Ball Handling Players will be put through various drills that will work on ball handling through pressure, hand strength and overall ability to handle the basketball in game situations.
9:15-10:00am Shooting Players will have their individual shots broken down. Shooting off the dribble, off the catch and form shooting will be stressed.
10:00-10:30am Short Sided Games (1on1, 2on2, 3on3) Players will be divided based on age and ability. We will set up short sided games for them to compete in.
10:30-11:00am Contests and Games Fun games and drills will be played. Dribble Knockout, Dribble Tag, Shooting contests and more!