Published in the July 13, 2018 edition

MELROSE — The Rising Star Basketball School, with 20-plus years of running camps, will hold sessions at Melrose Sr/Jr High School for July 23-26, 2018. The camp runs four days from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The camp is open to players ages 9-18 who are divided into divisions by age.

Recognized as Greater Boston’s finest teaching camp, Rising Star attracts outstanding area coaches who provide quality instruction and a competitive atmosphere. The camp is directed by Kevin O’Brien, longtime college coach. His 18 years of college coaching experience includes stops at Brandeis, Harvard, Boston University and Stonehill. Assistant Director of the camp is Melrose High Coach, Mike Kasprzak. Other high school and college coaches on staff are Brian Caira, Salem State Assistant, Dave Clay, Newburyport High, Hugh Coleman, Brighton High, John Fleming, Winchester High. Low coach to player ratio and individual attention are a hallmark for Rising Star. Teaching and individual improvement are stressed each day.

“From our inception, our goal has been to put kids in a learning environment that values teaching, hard work and improvement,” said O’Brien. “We reach out to the great high school players as well as the younger kids new to the game. The success of our camp is the quality of the coaches we have on staff and the high level of teaching that goes on. The tremendous feedback we have received reflects our goal of providing an exceptional experience for each camper who attends.”