Gould Basketball Development Academy
Gould Basketball Development Academy | August 3-5, 2018
Cost: $350 (includes lodging and meals during stay)
Open to boys grades 9 & 11*
*Grade based on the 2018-19 school year
Gould Basketball Development Academy is a program for boys entering grades nine through eleven with high-level skills that have goals of playing high school varsity basketball and potentially playing in college. Our goal is to help these athletes; develop high-level skills, understand the level of dedication required to succeed at the high school varsity and at the college level, and give them an understanding of the college recruiting process.
Gould Basketball Development Academy is designed to offer future high school varsity players and potential college basketball prospects; high-intensity basketball skill training in a competitive environment, an understanding of what it takes to become effective high school players, and knowledge of the areas of focus college coaches look for as they recruit players.
This weekend-long camp provides players with access to top instructors, skill training, competitive gameplay, former/current college players, and prep/college coaches. Players will participate in college style practices, high-intensity skill and conditioning training, and 3 on 3 basketball games/playoffs. Guest speakers will discuss topics such as; what college/prep coaches look for during the recruiting process, expectations of balancing academics with basketball, the importance of on-court attitude and body language, and the “dangers” of social media.
Coach McClure brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience — 11 years in the college ranks — and has coached at schools including the University of New Hampshire, St. Bonaventure University, and, most recently, Bridgton Academy. During his career he has recruited and coached many young men that have gone on to Division I college and universities such as Boston College, Boise State, Baylor, University of California, Irvine, Cal-Poly, Columbia, Drexel, Fordham, Indiana, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, University of Kentucky, University of Maine, Maryland, University of Massachusetts, Northeastern, Notre Dame, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Oral Roberts, Princeton, Penn, St. Louis, and Tulane. Many more former student-athletes have gone on to nationally recognized programs at Babson, Bentley, Connecticut College, Lemoyne, LIU-Post, St. Lawrence, Stonehill, Trinity, and Wesleyan.
Coach McClure spends time with family and friends, golfing, fishing, and staying active while trying to keep up with his children’s growing list of activities. He and his wife, Destiny, have three children: Max, Sylvia, and Griffin.