The P.L.A.Y. Academy

Additional Camps Offered by Coach Jackson (boys & girls, ages 8-17)

The below camps dates (two sessions each) and cost will be announced soon. Check back often for more information.

Footlocker Camps (all levels)

Footlocker is for beginning or recreational basketball players who want to learn how to play the game the right way. Basketball is a skills game with intensive play. You will simply learnthe fundamentals needed to succeed. Coach Jackson “guarantees the basketball skills mastered here (shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, etc.) will elevate your game dramatically and teach the essential tools needed to uplift your play in this fast-paced game.” Each participant will receive a camp tee shirt, team picture, and certificate. Camp ends at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

Blue Chip Camps (Advanced Players)

Blue Chip is designed for individuals who are inspired to become better players. We specialize in basketball skill development focusing on: dribbling, shooting, rebounding, passing, person to person defense, with excellent in-game competition. According to Coach Jackson, “shooting is a lost art...but shooting can make up for everything in the game of basketball.” You will learn how to shoot better and transfer all the different shots (i.e. step back shot, up and under shot, jump hook, jump shot, baby hook, foul shooting, etc.) If you are inspired to play on the suburban, travel, seventh and eighth grade, freshmen, JV or high school varsity teams, this is the camp for you. Every camper will receive a camp tee shirt, individual team camp picture, and certificate. Camp ends at 2 p.m. on Fridays.


Amherst Leisure Services
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002

All camps are held at Amherst High School

Click here to sign up online (search for "basketball" in keyword search area)