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Rising Star Weeks Announced

Waltham I – June 26-29, 2017 at Waltham High School
Waltham II – July 10-13, 2017at Waltham High School
Melrose – July 24-27, 2017 at Melrose High School
Mansfield - July 31-Aug 3, 2017 at Mansfield SportsPlex

 


Babson Coach Steve Brennan and National Player of the Year Joey Flannery (#32) celebrate team's national championship victory.

Flanery attended Rising Star with his Acton Boxboro teammates. Coach Brennan has spoke the last two years and has been on staff in past.


RISING STAR CONGRATULATES COACH HUGH COLEMAN AND THE STATE CHAMPION BRIGHTON BENGALS!

Brighton won yet another state championship on March 18th.
Coach Coleman and Assistant Coach Brendan Bradt are valuable staff members at Rising Star.
The Brighton team attends the Melrose week and showed their determination in their summer work.

 

 

RISING STAR SALUTE NATIONAL RUNNER UP BABSON COLLEGE!!

Congrats to Coach Steve Brennan and the Babson Basketball team.
Coach Steve Brennan has been guest lecturer last two years and been on staff.
Team members Joey Flannery (National Player of the Year), Matt Droney and Frank Oftering all attended Rising Star.
 

We salute you on your great season!!

BODY TO BODY

Attendees of RISING STAR will often hear us encouraging a BODY TO BODY approach to going to basket. This applies to all "one on one" moves including ballhandling and off of catch. You are trying to get an advantage with your "first step" to the hoop. Picture of Cleveland Cavalier and USA Olympic star Kyrie Irving demonstrates exact way to maximize your effectiveness going to the basket.

  • 1. Put your shoulder to as close to the defender's hip as possible
  • 2 This puts you in a direct line to the basket
  • 3. By putting the defender on your side it allows for a clear window (opening) to score or draw defense and pass to open player
  • 4. It puts your body in momentum going forward and on balance.
  • 5 The vast majority of high school and college players avoid the contact and go around the defender.

This gives the defense room to recover and eliminates any advantage of a good initial move. By going around the defender the offensive player will often be off balance resulting in missed shot or lay up.


 

Importance of developing fundamentals in Youth Basketball

Stan Van Gundy Head Coach Detroit Pistons

You could almost grab any group of kids with average athleticism, play a 1-3-1 half court trap, work on lay ups and offensive rebounding, and you'll win a high percentage of your games against similar competition. I can guarantee that. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out and it doesn't take a good coach to do that. I can also guarantee that they won't develop the necessary basketball skills to be successful at the higher levels. I can't count the number of players that I've coached at the high school level that lacked the necessary basketball fundamentals and struggled to pivot, dribble, pass, and shoot. Not to mention, all of the terrible defensive habits players learned by using poor defensive fundamentals (swarming the ball, constantly lunging out of position) that allowed them to force turnovers, but won't work at the higher levels.

 


 

"Fundamentals are the cornerstone of any successful player and successful program and nothing beats the instruction at RISING STAR.  Coach O'Brien is committed to each and every player that attends his camps and wants to make sure that each player leaves with the knowledge and the tools to take his/her game to the next level.  Coach O'Brien's attention to detail is without parallel."

 

Rich Cormier Former Head Coach at Norwood High School

 

 


 

 

"In the basketball camp world, RISING STAR is unparalleled in regard to teaching the game. Fundamentals have seemingly been forgotten in the modern day of basketball pedagory. RISING STAR provides master teaching of the fundamental skills of ball handling, shooting and passing.  RISING STAR blends intensity with fun, hard work and sportsmanship. For aspiring players, there is no finer atmosphere in which to learn how to play the game of basketball."

Mike Herring Former Head Coach Nobles and Greenough

 

 


 

 

"I HAVE BEEN IN THE COACHING PROFESSION FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND THE RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL IS THE BEST TEACHING CAMP I HAVE COME ACROSS. IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WANTS TO BECOME A BETTER BASKETBALL PLAYER, IT IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. MY SON AND DAUGHTERS ALL HAVE ATTENDED AND ARE BETTER BASKETBALL PLAYERS BECAUSE OF KEVIN O’BRIEN AND HIS STAFF"

Andy Greer
Andy Greer
Minnesota Timberwolves

 
 

Rising Star Basketball School

  • TOP TEACHING CAMP WITH FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL IMPROVEMENT

  • 20 YEARS OF CAMPS AND CLINICS

  • COMPETITIVE ATMOSPHERE BLENDING LEARNING AND FUN

  • SEPARATE DIVISIONS FOR AGES 9-18!

  • PROFESSIONALLY RUN WITH CAMPER'S EXPERIENCE THE FOCUS

  • PROVEN RESULTS AND SATISFACTION

 

 


 

 


* Fundamentals  * Skills  *  Confidence  *  Improvement *

 

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7 Marshalls Corner Road
Brockton, MA 02301

 

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2016 Waltham Session I NBA Division Charlestown High

2016 Summer Sessions Awards

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Waltham Session I

Waltham Session II

Melrose

Mansfield

2015 Camp Pictures

Action Shots

Ball Handling

Enjoying the Game

Teaching

Feehan Credits Rising Star

Bishop Feehan boys basketball coach Matt Freeman began seeing his players attend the Rising Star Basketball School in Mansfield  each summer together.

Freeman said he thinks there is no coincidence that over that span of time his Feehan squads have averaged 17 wins a season playing in the Eastern Athletic Conference.  “There’s no question that’s a factor,” he said. “The camp is an extension of the work we ask them to do in the offseason.”

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2015 Camp Pictures

Team

Trophy Awards