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College of Wooster
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Review

Wooster College Fighting Scot Camp

by Stan in Massillon, OH
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My son attended Camp Fighting Scot this year (2012) and had a great time. He has attended several college camps over the years, including D1 camps, and ranked the Wooster camp near the top of his experiences.

The camp had under 100 players and was very well structured. The coaches spent a lot of time working on fundamentals and were very encouraging to the players. Demanding but encouraging is how I would describe it.

Obviously, like at any college camp, there were players with poor skills and players with advanced skills. The coaches adjusted their feedback to get the most out of each player, depending upon their individual skill level. They expected more out of the players with more advanced skills and coached them in such a fashion.

No camp is going to totally transform a player in one week so if that is your expectation, then you will be disappointed with any camp. However, if you want a structured, fundamentals based camp. I would highly recommend Wooster's Camp Fighting Scot.

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My son had a different experience

by Jay in Ohio
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Based on a prior review, I was expecting the camp to be overcrowded but it wasn't. There were about 95 kids from 6th-11th grade at the session my son attended - which was a very manageable size. We've been to many college camps including D1, D2 and D3 colleges.

The College of Wooster camp was a very good one. They spent a lot of time on fundamentals, which parents seem to like more than the kids. They also had the typical 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games to keep the kids engaged and reinforce some of the teaching points. The campus itself is very nice and the three buildings the kids need (dorms, cafeteria, gyms) are all side by side. The coaches and staff do a great job of monitoring the kids and stay in the same dorm facility that the kids do. The food is apparently quite good as well.

Our experience though at any of the college camps my son has attended can be summed up accordingly:

- It is what you make of it. College camps are not miracle workers. If your son can stay focused and you can collectively identify what he wants to get out of the camp, he can greatly benefit from them. If he needs prodded and poked at home to work on his game then there isn't a magic wand that will fix that when he is away from you at a camp.

- There will inevitably be kids that are not at the same level as you would like, or really don't care if they learn and therefore they tend to slow down drill work (as they need extra direction and attention) and are liabilities in the games (however, these kids will help your kid become much better at 'help defense'! :-). It is what it is and none of the camps we've been to eliminated those kids.

- There are many more 'growing' opportunities than just basketball at a camp. Meeting new people, working on social skills, becoming a good teammate, gaining independence and simply enjoying being on different college campuses are great life experiences and their value shouldn't be overlooked.

- Overnight camps are more expensive and the Wooster camp is an overnight camp. $415 isn't out of line from our experience.

- You can't expect improvement on more than 3-5 things at a short camp. It's too much for a kid to process, especially younger kids. Pick 3-5 things AHEAD of time that you'd like your son to focus on at a particular camp and encourage him to laser in on those things. It can be ball handling, shooting, efficient footwork, help defense, boxing out, attacking the rim...whatever. But talk to him and make him tell you specific instances where he focused on those issues during the camp. Once these 3-5 things become habit, identify 3-5 more for the next camp.

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The College of Wooster Camp

by Anonymous in Unknown
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The College of Wooster's basketball camp has a good staff and nice facilities. This camp focuses on all aspects of the game, and puts them into game like situations.

There are three "parts" of the day. After breakfast, defense. After lunch offense. Then after dinner games and activities. But there is one HUGE downfall to this, that is that there are SO many kids there, its hard to develop. There 16 baskets or so for each daily session. And there were about 10 kids per basket! Which means individual help is lowered, and same with the amount of reps.

Overall this camp is good for the causal player, but for serious players, try to go to some D1 camps instead or this one if money isn't a problem. And another con of this camp is the $415 price for it.