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*

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*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.

Gould Basketball Development Camp 2017

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.

Camp Facilitator

Cory McClure

Associate Director of Admissions
B.A., University of New England
Boys’ Varsity Basketball Head Coach

Mr. McClure has spent over 20 years working closely on enrollment initiatives at both the collegiate and independent school level. He enjoys his role as an ambassador for the Gould Academy community as he and the admission team work to shape the institution’s student body each year. He notes that some of his most satisfying professional and personal moments have been witnessing the transformation of young people over the course of their experience at Gould. Known to some on campus as Coach McClure, he also enjoys his role as Head Coach of the Boys’ Basketball program and is proud of the success his student-athletes have had on the court, in the classroom and ultimately their continued collegiate careers beyond time spent in Bethel, Maine.  He and wife Destiny are parents to Max, Sylvia and Griffin and enjoy spending time as a family, which these days is spent chasing youth athletic contests and their many other activities.