STRENGTHENING LIFE'S SKILLS

Most basketball camps focus on teaching competitive basketball. This camp emphasizes on showing kids how to be a better person by learning to play competitive basketball.

Our camps are designed for boys and girls, ages 5 to 18. The programs instruct at all levels from beginners to varsity level athletes. The programs are broken down by age and/or ability to ensure that each camper will succeed and develop the necessary confidence to help them reach their full potential.

Our program is designed to teach kids how to follow thru with their goals and be the best that they can be. We strive to accomplish this by cultivating their self-esteem, confidence, disciplines and skills necessary for high school and college level competition. We want our campers to appreciate what they have learned from attending our camp both "on and off the basketball court".

— Greg Koubek

2015 CAMP SCHEDULE

UPDATES FROM THE FOLLOW THRU BLOG

Proper Form

Good morning again, I hope the last “goals” blog was beneficial to you.  This week I wanted to take about “form” during weight training. In order to be competitive in most sports today you have to do some kind of … More »

Greg Koubek: My Follow Thru Moment

Discouraged by poor performance, I almost gave up on basketball my senior year at Duke.  Coach K took me aside and showed me that only I could be accountable for how I played and my attitude toward my performance and … More »

Setting Goals

My name is Joe Grady or “Coach Grady” for those of you who know me from camp. I am the strength and conditioning specialist for Koubek Camps and here to provide you with weekly tips and ideas for to … More »

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Meet Our Coaches

Greg, while attending Shenendehowa, led the high school's basketball team to a New York State Championship in 1987. He is the first athlete ever to have his number retired at Shenendehowa. Greg went on to study at Duke University where he also played basketball for the Blue Devils. He became the captain of the team in 1991 and helped bring it the ultimate achievement for division 1 college basketball, the NCAA National Championship. Greg also is the first college basketball player ever to play in four consecutive Final Four's. After graduation, Greg went on to play professional basketball in South Africa, Turkey, Hungary, and Japan before returning to the Capital District of New York where he became the Executive Director of the Albany YMCA. He is now the Executive Director of the East, Mid & West Valley Family YMCA's in California. He and his wife, Natalie, have two girls named Helena and Olivia, and a new son name Cassius.

Tim is one of the Co-Founders of the Koubek Camp. Tim is known for his leadership and his knowledge of the game. He also has the ability to drain the 3-pointer, as he led The College of St. Rose in 3-point shooting percentage and 3-pointers made. He was the Captain of Shenendehowa¹s first Section II Championship in 1985. Tim was also a member of Bill Bradley¹s Academic All-American Basketball team in 1988 & 1989. Tim was also voted by his teammates as Captain and Team MVP in 1988 &1989. Tim and his wife Christine reside in Maryland with their two sons, Cameron and Colin.

Don has been with the Koubek Camp since 1994. Don is very active in the community, where he works with the boy's and girl's teams on the Burnt Hills area. Don is a family man and is well respected for his knowledge of the game, work ethic, and values. He is currently an assistant coach for the Burnt Hills Varsity Basketball team.

Tony Has been with the Koubek Camps since 1994. He is the Boy's Head Basketball Coach at Shenendehowa High School and a 5th grade teacher at Tesago Elementary School. Tony resides in Clifton Park with his wife Kristen and two sons, Jacob and Devin.

Testimonials

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I started attending Koubek camps when I was 13 years old and it helped mold me into the person I am today. I learned what sportsmanship was, how hard work pays off and what it takes to be a team player. Now 22 years later I am lucky enough to be able to send my daughter back to the place that taught me these very same things. Greg Koubek was someone I looked up to as a teenager and I remember sitting at Day Camp and Overnight Camp listening to him talk to the large group of campers about his experiences and providing advice that we could use not only on the basketball court but in our everyday lives. This summer I was thrilled to see Greg Koubek still present at his camps, on the court working on skills with each camper and this time providing that same advice to my 5 year old daughter.

Kristy Koldis (attended Koubek Day Camps and Brant Lake Overnight between 1991-1995) and Madeline Koldis (age 5, attended her first Koubek Day Camp July 2013)

Koubek Basketball Camp is something we both look forward to every year.
It is a week full of great times, on the court and off. Every year we arrive at camp knowing a few friends, but leave having made many more. The basketball aspect of camp is very good too. Every year the camp has a great staff of coaches that work with us on our games and show us what to do to get better. And every year there is more and more great players to play with and against. Koubek is a must-do and a great time.

Tom Huerter

Greg runs his camps the same way he played for me at Duke -- with passion and integrity. At Greg Koubek's camp you will have a great basketball experience.

Coach K, Duke University & Olympic Coach

The last two summers have been a great basketball camp experience for my children and myself. I cannot say enough about the Koubek Basketball Camp It has become the highlight of my children’s summer. They count down the days until camp starts. My kids have attended many basketball camps. This is by far their best. It is a great mix of basketball skills and summer fun. The kids look forward to the basketball and the camp games they play. My children have always loved their Koubek counselors and coaches. They have encouraged and pushed my children. When my daughter arrived at camp this summer, a counselor mentioned that he had followed her box scores for the high school season and commented on her season. At the end of the camp, a counselor told my daughter that if she needs recommendation or advice about college to please contact him. According to my daughter "The Koubek camp is a great experience to meet new people and to play basketball." According to my son "The Koubek camp is the best time of the summer"

As a coach, I have really enjoyed working at the Koubek Camp. It is great to see the top players from all different schools come together and play basketball and get to know each other. Players become friends and those friendships carryover to the school year and the next summer. I also enjoyed seeing coaches that I coached with in the past and coaches that I coached against. I especially enjoy seeing kids that I coached that are now coaching. The Koubek Basketball Camp is truly a unique experience that I highly recommend to all basketball players.

Coach "Yac", Yacouba Sangare