Mike Trader’s Basketball Camp
Read a parent’s review below of Mike Trader’s Mid-America basketball camp.
This camp has been going on for over 28 years with over 30,000 camp participants.
Camp Director Mike Trader has a long history of basketball in Hastings. He’s helped develop some of the top scorers in Hastings College history. He also has over 25 years experience coaching basketball at the high school and collegiate level.
Camp & Reviews and Q&A
Okay, but could have been better
Some parts of this camp were good and others not so good.
The actual coaches were great. They sat individually with the campers for a shot analysis. They kept the kids busy from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm.
The teams were remixed every night, which gave the campers a chance to play with many different people.
And now the not so good part. There were too many large group skill stations that were not based on ability. Everyone from age 8-16 were together.
Camp counselors (some HS kids) monitoring drills and games did not give great feedback.
In fact, one told my daughter during team play (they were losing) that she didn't know what to tell them. Unfortunately, not very good coaching.
My child felt like she could be left at the dorm and no one would miss her because the group was so large.
I will add that I did communicate with Mike Trader during the camp and he returned my email.