Challenged Youth All Inclusion Basketball School Year Clinics

From after school to partnering with NBA Teams, universities, local schools, and non-profits we offer weekend and after-school clinics.

One Mission, One Goal Empowering Kids to Believe in Themselves

Bounce Out the Stigma Considered by Many as
The Best Special Needs Basketball Program in the Country

There are many camps for “all-star” mainstream kids,  and there are many camps for those kids with special needs. But, what about those kids who fall into a spectrum and are not comfortable at either one of these styled camps. Where do they and their parents turn for the basketball experience?

Our programs are geared for kids and young adults with the challenges of Autism, ADHD, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Spectrum Diagnosis, and Mental/Emotional Challenges. Those with learning disabilities and slow motor skill development along with peer mistrust and social interaction issues will do well in our nurturing environment

Our Camps & Clinics are non-competitive and seek to empower participants through motor skill development, confidence building, fun challenges, and our unique blend of positive reinforcement. Personal attention is given to every child.

Building Self-Confidence
Improving Their Motor Skills
Developing Peer Trust
Making Friends
Having FUN
and Yes, Basketball

Kids Discover What They Can Do When Given the Opportunity and So Do Their Parents

We Succeed Where Other Programs Fail

Teaching There Are No Limits to Your Will, While Having FUN!  

OnSite, OnCourt Camp Directors Bob Azzolino & Mike Simmel – Answer Questions 

Our Program is for school-aged kids to young adults (ages 7-21)  with special needs.

Each day, we offer several motor skill clinics (stations) so that players with little or no basketball knowledge can have a positive experience and develop hand-eye control. Those players with some or even a lot of experience will gain new skill sets.

The keys are fun, development, and self-confidence without pressure.

Attendees are placed in similar age groups for our development sessions. Our goal is for campers to develop peer trust across all ages.

You BET THEY ARE! Boys and girls are provided the same wonderful and identical experience. Proper decorum and etiquette will be observed at all times.

Our programs are geared for kids and young adults with the challenges of Autism, ADHD, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Spectrum Diagnosis, and Mental/Emotional Challenges. Those with learning disabilities and slow motor skill development along with peer mistrust and social interaction issues will do well in our nurturing environment

Bounce Out the Stigma is truly unique as it was founded and is run by a person who experienced harsh labels, isolation, and bullying.

Our Camps & Clinics are non-competitive and seek to empower participants through motor skill development, confidence building, fun challenges, and our unique blend of positive reinforcement. Personal attention is given to every child, and every child will learn the game of basketball and have fun doing it. The centerpiece is the interaction between ALL CAMPERS AND STAFF in a truly friendly environment.

YOU BET, we encourage parents to spend time at our events watching the activities of their child. You would be surprised by the cheers and laughs from the parents watching the fun everyone is having.

REMEMBER, our camps are not just basketball; they are geared for kids to gain self-confidence, understand direction, and being a kid having fun.

Mike Simmel is present at all events, “running the show.” Bob Azzolino, a Camp/Clinic Director, is also at New Jersey Camps, and Bob is a full-time special education teacher in Bergen County, NJ.

During our multiday camps, other paid staff are comprised of teachers and corporate volunteers.   Depending on the event, additional support staff members are comprised of carefully screened volunteers. Camper to Counselor ratio usually is at a 3:1 and in some instances may be at 1:1 with a defined “shadow program.”

WE GUARANTEE THEY WILL!  The biggest issue you will encounter after camp is over is your child wanting to practice the motor skill exercises they learned at camp. Bouncing a ball in the living room is the central issue we face.

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YES, a full-time nurse is on duty the entire day during our full-day weekly camps.  The nurse can assist camper requirements for making certain medications directed by the child’s parent are administered.

YES,  Since we limit enrollment to returning participants and first to enroll, events fill up fast. Our policy is to keep enrollment done to a number where every child will get the full attention and have the full experience of a basketball camp.

We love to reach out to new schools and cities for weekend clinics and even multi-day events. Contact us and let us know your thoughts are how we can assist your efforts. fill ou this form.

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      Since 2005, Over 24 States, Changing Lives One Family at a Time

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      • Provide a small, interactive, supportive atmosphere where children can increase knowledge about one’s themselves, their environment, limitations, and goals

      • Integrate growth and learning as campers have fun, overcome obstacles and work with other children and staff

      • A small ratio of 4 campers per instructor providing unique specialized improvement and care

      • Have our campers gain a sense of accomplishment with experiences that leave them smiling, so that they are both stronger and better prepared to flourish in their “daily world”

      • Provide each child with a strong core belief in their ability to overcome everyday challenges without frustration