US Sports Camps Celebrates SUNY Potsdam Summer Basketball Camps' 50th Summer in 2020

26 March 2020

Since 1970, thousands of campers have trained, competed and improved at the SUNY Potsdam Summer Basketball Camp in Potsdam, NY, part of St. Lawrence County. Over the years camp instruction has always been led by the Head Basketball Coaches at SUNY Potsdam and is currently Co-Directed by Jim Bechtel and Brittany Cohen.

“It's amazing to have our basketball camp up and running for its 50th consecutive year,” says Coach Cohen, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at SUNY Potsdam. “I have grown up with this camp and have many fond memories of my grandfather Stan Cohen, who coached at Potsdam for over 40 years. I am grateful to have experienced Potsdam Basketball Camp a camper, a counselor, and now as the Co-Director.”

This New York basketball camp offers players the choice to attend as an overnight or day camper. Open to both boys and girls, this camp will immerse players in an in-depth basketball experience and undergo specialized drills that Coach Bechtel and Coach Cohen have created for the players. Campers have reported learning imperative life skills like being a good teammate, increased communication and how to push yourself to be the best you can be.

"It's unique to have a camp that has been passed down through the generations," says Brent Koonce, Sr. VP of Nike Basketball Camps. "Every year we get calls from mothers and fathers who attended camp back in the day and are now looking to sign up their kids. It's pretty incredible to be part of a camp that has been such a huge part of local family's summer traditions."

Coach Bechtel and Coach Cohen, along with their collegiate-level staff, will guide the campers through fundamental instruction, game situations, and basketball-specific conditioning while also providing a fun and positive environment for all levels.

This program is set to run July 12-15 and is open to boys and girls, ages 8-18, of all ability levels. Players, coaches, and parents interested in camps can visit Nike Basketball Camps. For more information, please call 1-800-645-3226.

About US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high-quality sports education and skill enhancement.