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.