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  • You Can Enroll Your Kids To These Basketball Summer Camps For Year-Round Training

    Getting into sports like basketball offers a lot of benefits.
    by Jocelyn Valle .
You Can Enroll Your Kids To These Basketball Summer Camps For Year-Round Training
  • With basketball as the country's unofficial national sport, kids are expectedly drawn to playing it. Many of them also dream of one day turning pro like the players they idolize. That's why, they are usually enrolled by their parents in basketball summer camps in the Philippines to hone their skills.

    Getting kids into sports is not only beneficial to the kids' physical development but also in their growth in all other aspects. They get to learn discipline and having social skills, as well as handling wins and dealing with losses.

    A few of those basketball camps continued through online means at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which began in March 2020. Later on, when the situation improved, face-to-face sessions resumed. But their schedules had to adapt to the adjusted school calendar that now ends beyond summer.

    Basketball summer camps in the Philippines

    Here's a short list of where you can enroll your child:


    BEST Center  

    This sports academy, which stands for Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training (BEST), was established in 1978 by former national team coach Nicanor Jorge. He steered the team to a memorable campaign in the 1978 FIBA World Championship.

    The BEST Center offers training not just during summer but all year round using scientific and systematic approach and techniques. Its alumni include past and present top professional players, such as Benjie Paras, Jerry Codiñera, Chris Tiu, and Kiefer Ravena.

    BEST Center has ties with MILO, the chocolate malt milk beverage brand also known for its sports clinic programs. These programs are aimed to inspire the next generation of sports champions through expert coaching and top-notch facilities. They also provide expert coaching, holistic approach, and fun and inclusive environment. Enrollment to the basketball program is through the BEST Center.

    Contact: BEST Center

    The Point Guard Academy

    Since its inception in 2010, The Point Guard Academy has been known as a "one-stop shop for boys grassroots basketball exposure." It offers classes for beginner and advance students.

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    Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Vince Hizon, of the legendary Ginebra team, handles many of its summer camp trainings in different locations.

    Contact: The Point Guard Academy

    Spalding Basketball Camps-Philippines

    This "no-nonsense basketball school" conducts summer camps and year-round trainings in various schools. It was founded in 2011 by Charlie Favis, a former administration manager of the Shell Turbochargers team in the PBA (1988-1994). He also served as commissioner of the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) from 1994 to 1997.

    Contact: Spalding Basketball Camps-Philippines

    Filipino Basketball Academy

    For "high intensity basketball training," this school can help your child, who already has the skills, to fasttrack their progress. It offers skills camp training this June 2023 in Quezon City and other Metro Manila cities Makati, Taguig, San Juan, Pasig, Marikina, Caloocan, Manila, Paranaque, and Muntinlupa, as well as in Laguna province.

    Contact: Filipino Basketball Academy

    Bal David 's Flash Ballers Camp

    Former Ginebra team standout Bal David founded his own ballers camp in 2012 to help develop and enhance youngsters' skills in the sport. The camp accepts kids, both boys and girls, from ages 7 to 17. It has branches in Pasig City, Las Pinas, Quezon City, Antipolo, and Cainta.


    Contact: Bal David's Flash Ballers Camp

    Hoop Ballers Basketball Training Camp

    This is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 19 who want to learn the basics and/or improve their skills in basketball. Plus It has venues in Marikina City, Quezon City, Valenzuela City, and Caloocan City. It also gives discounts for those who will enroll as a group of relatives or friends.

    Contact: HOOP Ballers

    If your kids are still not solved on the active lifestyle, here are some tips to get them moving:

    1. Encourage kids to have short breaks

    2. Help kids find a sport or activity they enjoy

    3. Explore tutorials online that kids can follow at home to prepare them for the real thing, such as attending basketball summer camps.

    4. Engage kids to do calorie-burning household chores.

    Aside from sports, there are other activies that you kids can get into during school break. Check out the list here.

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