Follow Thru...To Make Your Dreams Come True

Our program is designed to teach kids how to follow-through 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".

August 9th update

Camp is only 6 days away!!, We are sending this email to you as a parent or guardian of a child who has been registered to attend our overnight camp at Brant Lake August 15-19. We have been busy preparing for camp and monitoring the constantly changing COVID guidance from state and local public health authorities. We thank you for your patience and cooperation in the submission of the required medication and camper physical forms. Below you will find information about required pre-camp COVID testing, camper drop off and pick up times, pack lists and other general camp information.

COVID testing - As we have previously shared, all campers will be required to receive a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours of arrival at camp. This action is required for all campers, regardless of vaccination status. Previous guidance from NYS and the CDC indicated that vaccinated campers and staff would not need additional testing. Unfortunately due to new information related to the current variants, this testing is now required. Please print and bring a copy of the negative test for your child at the time of drop off on 8/15.

Camp drop off and pick up times
Drop off-
8/15- 9-10:00am - All female campers and boys entering grades 4-6
8/15- 10-11:00am - All boys entering grades 7-10

Parents who have children in both groups may come at either time.

Pick up times
8/19- 10:15- boys and girls entering grades 4-6
8/19- 11:00 - boys and girls entering grade 7( Rye boys 4-6)
8/19- 11:30 - boys and girls entering grades 8-10

Campers will participate in playoff games on the morning of 8/19 and leave after those games. Please note that we can not accept requests to modify these times as we are trying to streamline the process and to avoid long delays. Parents will not be able to enter the campus, staff will assist campers move in and out of their cabins.

Pack list- Please plan to bring plenty of basketball clothing and sneaks, a bathing suit and towel, sweatshirt for cool evenings, a sleeping bag and / or sheets and a warm blanket. Please bring a towel for showers and personal toiletries. Please do not send fans as they are not allowed in the cabins. Campers may bring snacks and drinks, please remember that this is a five day camp and do not send large quantities. Please send your child with a small supplies of masks. Basketball and outdoor activities will not require masks, but there are some times when it may be best to have a mask. We will have extra masks as well.

Camp bank- we have an evening snack bar for campers. If you wish to send money for your camper to use at the snack bar we ask that you place the funds in an envelope with the camper name and amount on the envelope. This will be collected at drop off and any unused $$ will be sent home with the campers.

If you have questions about this information please contact me prior to camp via email @ djuron24@gmail.com. Once camp begins you may contact me at 518-852-5376. Texting during camp is best as I am often not able to accept calls when working with staff or campers.

Again we appreciate your child’s attendance at our camp this year. Camp will be a little different as we implement COVID safety precautions, but we are planning for a great week of basketball and fun with our campers!

Don & Tony
Camp Directors

Don Juron
djuron24@gmail.com
518-852-5376

Tony Dzikas
518-366-5963

2021 CAMP SCHEDULE:

The Koubek Camps are proud to partner again this summer with the Fast Break foundation to provide scholarship opportunities for eligible campers. If you would like more information, please contact Don Juron at djuron24@gmail.com.

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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 son named 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 resides in Maryland with his two sons, Cameron and Colin.

Don has been with the Koubek Camps since 1994. Don is a 20 year coaching veteran in the Capital District having coached both boys varsity Basketball programs at Bishop Maginn and Burnt Hills. Don also coached at Hudson Valley Community College and was active in the Burnt Hills youth basketball programs.

Coach Tony Dzikas has been the head coach at Shenendehowa for 13 seasons. Through the efforts of his talented and hardworking teams, Coach Dzikas has compiled a Suburban Council League record of 154-28 which includes a 48 game league win streak that spanned over three years. In 2015 Coach Dzikas led the Plainsmen to their first Section 2 Championship since 1996, and their first N.Y.S. Championship since 1987!

In his ten years, Coach Dzikas' teams have been Champions or Co-Champions of their division six times. Coach Dzikas has been named Coach of the Year three times by his colleagues in the Suburban Council, and received the same honor by varies media outlets including Roger Wyland's Channel 13 All-Star Coach of the Year in 2009 & 2015. In 2015 he was named Class AA Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York! The New York State Public High School Athletic Association recognized Coach Dzikas as Coach of the Year, an award that is given to only one basketball coach in the entire state!

Recently Coach Dzikas was named Northeast Sectional Coach of the Year. The Northeast section includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamphire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont!

"I feel very fortunate to be part of the Shen tradition. I have been blessed to work with hardworking, high character young men who put the team ahead of their own personal accomplishments.”

He is a fifth grade teacher at Tesago Elementary School, and is also a Director of the Koubek Basketball Camps that run during the summer months.

Coach Jeff Juron has been the head coach at Suffolk University in Boston, MA for six seasons. In that time, he has built the Suffolk men’s basketball program into a consistent winner in New England. In 2018-19, Juron was named GNAC Coach of the Year after Suffolk finished as Regular Season Co-Champions and with the most wins in over 40 seasons at Suffolk. Juron’s players have received eight All-League recognitions and 15 NABC Honors Recognitions for academics. In 2020, Juron received the Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award from the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association for leading a program that demonstrates the “highest degree of sportsmanship, character and ethics.”

Juron is a 2004 graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. In 2004, Juron led BH-BL to the Section II Class A Championship. He was named Section II Class A MVP as well as a Channel 13 All-Star. In 2019, Juron was inducted into the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2020, he was selected to the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame.

After graduating from BH-BL, Juron went on to study and play basketball at University of Rochester. As a four year starter on the men’s basketball team, Juron finished with a career record of 81-28 including three trips to the Division III NCAA Tournament and one trip to the Division III Final Four. He was a four time All-UAA selection as well as a four time UAA Scholar Athlete.

Juron resides in Boston, MA with his wife, Ashley, and their son, Jack.

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"

Coach "Yac", Yacouba Sangare