Dave DeVenzio’s National Point Guard Camp is designed for serious, competitive athletes who are ready to take their game to the next level. We specifically work with young men and women athletes who play at a high-school level and beyond. Our concentration is essentially geared towards the point guard position, although our core fundamentals apply to every position played on the basketball court.
Our years of experience, proven methods, qualified staff and staff-to-peer ratio will give all participants the undivided attention they deserve and the foundation they need for significant improvement in their basketball careers. Our results are proven – Dave DeVenzio and his team have worked with basketball superstars such as Jerry Stack house, Danny Manning, Jason Richardson and Shea Ralph. Learn More →
We focus on developing the honing the skills and experience that men and women athletes need to fulfill the point guard position and take leadership of their team. We expect all campers to be at the high-school level or above and have compassion about the game of basketball.
This is not summer day care. You will not have dorm monitors or counselors overseeing your every action. However, you will be expected to pay attention to our instructions, and then act responsibly. If you are unable do that, then you’re probably not qualified to play the point guard position. What are the benefits from this? You will be exposed to a plethora of useful information and valuable basketball tactics in a five-day camp than you ever have before, guaranteed!
This is probably the biggest difference between us and most basketball camps. Keeping our camper capacity regulated allows us to cover more facets of basketball and allows us to provide each camper with the undivided attention that they deserve. We limit enrollment in each session to a number that preserves a conducive seminar-like environment. Note: the number of campers may vary from session-to-session depending on the facilities we have available at our college locations.
Daily classroom sessions, video analyses, and evaluations of fellow campers provide instruction and practice in developing the mental aspects of team leadership. As on-court coaches, this is more important for point guards than for forwards or centers.
Dave’s entire life has been dedicated to motivating and guiding young athletes to get better in their craft. For the past 31 years, his passion resides in instructing various basketball camps around the East Coast. It all began after Dave broke his high school’s scoring record, which helped him receive a full scholarship to Kent State University, where he played point guard and earned a B.A. in municipal recreation. From there, he advanced his education at Miami University of Ohio, receiving a master’s degree in health and physical education management.
From 1970 through 2000, Dave and his brother, Dick, operated various summer basketball camps. In 2001, following Dick’s death, Dave moved on as the director of the Point Guard Basketball College. In addition, for 18 years, Dave served as manager of basketball operations for the Prep Stars Invitational Basketball Camp.
Dave has also written articles for sports publications, including two (“Motivating the Bench Warmers” and “Conditioning your Basketball Team”) published in Coach Magazine. Dave currently has two books in print: “Best Advice You Can Get for Basketball Players” and “Best Advice You Can Get for Basketball Coaches.”
Dave heads a family of his own. His wife, Amy, also has coached basketball, so you can see what may be in the future for their daughters, Lora and Rebecca. More recently, Dave accepted the challenge of starting a women’s basketball program at a junior college in Pittsburgh. He now also serves as Head Coach of that program.
Edwin McCain is an American singer-songwriter and musician. After attending one of our point guard camps, McCain went on write hit songs such as “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More,” which were radio top-40 hits in the U.S. In addition, five of his albums have reached the Billboard 200.See All Campers
Kellen Winslow Jr is an American football tight end for the New York Jets. After attending one of our point guard camps, Winslow went on to graduate from the University of Miami and start his professional career in the National Football League.See All Campers
Matt Carroll is an American professional basketball player from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After attending one of our point guard camps, Carroll went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame and currently plays as a shooting guard with the New Orleans Hornets.See All Campers
Shea Ralph is a nationally known point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina. After attending one of our point guard camps she went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut and is now an assistant coach for the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team.See All Campers
Jerry Stackhouse is an well-known shooting guard in the NBA. After attending one of our basketball camps in ____, Stackhouse went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina and now works as an NBA TV analyst. During his career, he played for teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets.See All Campers
Jason Richards is a point guard from Barrington, Illinois. After attending one of our point guard camps, he went on to start for the University of Davidson and currently plays in the NBA for the Miami Heat.See All Campers
“I’ve worked with Dave DeVenzio (NPGC Director) in the past, and he’s a man that knows basketball. Dave has been teaching the game for 30 years, and any player would benefit from the knowledge and experience they will gain at his camps.”See All Evaluations
Danny Manning is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He once attended one of our point guard camps. Currently, he is the men’s head coach at Tulsa.See All Campers
Dave DeVenzio’s entire life has been dedicated to motivating and guiding young athletes to get better in their craft. For the past…
Dave DeVenzio’s National Point Guard Camp is designed for serious, competitive athletes who are ready to take their game to the next…
Coach George Karl Head Coach of Denver Nuggets “I’ve worked with Dave DeVenzio (NPGC Director) in the past, and he’s a man…
Matt Carroll Matt Carroll is an American professional basketball player from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After attending one of our basketball camps, Carroll went…
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