"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, Assistant Coach Chicago Bulls
"I've had the pleasure of working at RISING STAR for nearly ten years. I now encourage my own players to attend RISING STAR camps and clinics because I have seen the attention to detail that goes into teaching players how to play the right way. Coach O'Brien and his staff promote competitiveness and good sportsmanship--the same qualities I look for in my own players."
Rick Grady, Head Coach at Dover/Sherborn High School
"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. RISING STAR has been pivotal in the development and the improvement of our players in Norwood. Our guys genuinely love the week of camp and the individual attention they receive from the staff of quality coaches in addition to Coach O'Brien. Coach O'Brien's attention to detail is without parallel and I am always picking up new drills to use with our guys. I highly recommend RISING STAR to players at all levels and furthermore strongly encourage teams to come together to participate in drills, 3 on 3 games, situational games and 5 on 5 games as a team."
Rich Cormier, Head Coach at Norwood High School
"I believe RISING STAR offers a real fundamental approach to teaching the game. It is a return to the basics at an elevated level. The work ethic, commitment and discipline are combined with extraordinary teaching. This makes it a rewarding challenge for players. RISING STAR has paid huge dividends in the improvement and success of our program."
Mike Kasprzak, Head Coach at Melrose High School
"RISING STAR is a tremendous instructional camp! The camp emphasizes fundamentals that can really help young players and high school players improve. The teaching is thorough and detailed. Coach O'Brien and the coaches that run the camp leave the campers with a lasting knowledge, passion, and a love for the game."
Sean Mulkerrins. Head Coach at North Attleboro 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 pedagogy. 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.
Individual skill set development is combined with the more intricate strategies of team offensive and defensive play. For aspiring players, there is no finer atmosphere in which to learn how to play the game of basketball."
Mike Herring, Head Coach at Nobles and Greenough
“RISING STAR Basketball allowed our players to learn effective skill development drills and the importance of teamwork. The coaches at RISING STAR provided a positive atmosphere for our kids and made the camp a unique experience.”
Edson Cardoso, Head Coach at Charlestown High School
"The RISING STAR Basketball School is a terrific opportunity for players to learn from the staff that is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals and learning the game in a competitive atmosphere."
Paul Connolly, Head Coach at Newton North
"RISING STAR has been a significant part of our success. The teaching component is highly stressed and the coaches are really motivated, maybe unlike any other camp in New England.
I think the drill work is extraordinary. There isn’t any wasted time. The repetitions are done with quality coaching and the improvement literally jumps out at you. The competitive atmosphere challenges players to work at their game and the result is improvement for the player and for their team. "
Matt Freeman, Head Coach of Bishop Feehan High School
"RISING STAR Basketball School is a camp where the fundamentals are stressed, team play is encouraged, and the competition is challenging. Each player comes back from this camp with a stronger love and commitment to the game along with a better understanding of the game both offensively and defensively. There is no other camp, where the staff genuinely cares about each player and their progress. I would highly recommend this camp to any player who is looking to improve their game and have a better understanding of how the game is supposed to be played the right way."
Dave Clay, Head Coach of Triton Regional High School
"Coach O'Brien and RISING STAR Basketball School is one of the most organized, fundamentally driven basketball environments around. Each player is pushed to compete at their highest level and the focus is solely on player development. Each phase of the game is touched upon and Coach O'Brien does a great job transitioning from one drill to the next while at the same time keeping the players engaged. His enthusiasm is second to none and his passion to make players better fundamentally is refreshing in a day where everything is AAU and travel team oriented."
Matt Coute, Head Coach of King Philip Boys Basketball