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Basketball Camp

The Cranbrook Basketball camp focuses on two important elements in becoming an improved basketball player: fundamentals and strength training.

In the fundamental phase the athletes will be instructed on the basics in ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and positional defense. Athletes will be put in game like situations that will be fast paced, maximum repetitions, and competitive. The athletes will leave with the fundamental skill base to be able to drill, and practice on their own. At the end of the week simulated games will take place.

In the strength training phase the athletes will be provided instruction on “how” to strength train using basketball specific exercises. The younger athletes, grades 4-6, will use primarily body weight exercises, jump ropes, plyometric and agility ladders. 7-12 grade athletes will incorporate all phases of weight training, speed and agility, and core resistance training.

Upon completion of the camp the athletes will have gained the knowledge of the proper techniques of strength training for basketball. The goal is for the athletes to be able to incorporate both the fundamentals and strength training in their daily training regimens.

Camp Details

Elementary/Middle School (for Boys and Girls entering Grades 4-8)
High School (for Boys and Girls entering Grades 9-12)

Head Coach: Shane Finney, Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Associate Upper School Athletic Director

About Shane: 
Shane Finney will be entering his twenty-third year at Cranbrook. Shane has served as the Associate Athletic Director for the past 11 years, and the previous ten years he taught at Brookside. Shane received the 2001 “Excellence in Education” award while at Brookside. Shane has been the Boys' Varsity Basketball Head Coach since 2003 and was the head varsity coach for the girls from 2000-07. Shane has amassed over 360 wins in his Cranbrook basketball coaching career. Shane sits on the Educational Policy Committee at Cranbrook’s Upper School and has also coached Varsity Football, and Track and Field in his tenure.

Program Costs

Sign up today for a week of basketball fundamentals, strength and conditioning training, competitive games, and whole lot of fun!

Contact the Cranbrook Kingswood Athletic Department office for further information at 248.645.3108 or e-mail

Please note: Fore & Aft Care is not available for Sports Camps.

Dates, Times & Locations


Upper School Cranbrook Campus/
Keppel Gymnasium

Elementary/Middle School: 9:00am - 12:00pm
High School: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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