Youth Basketball Camp

A co-ed camp for all ages and abilities. Partnering with local sports organizations to create a universal basketball camp for all! Work on your skills through close training sessions and have some fun with team based drills! Participants will be split into age groups and work closely with our players and coaches.

For grades 3-8

Each Day will include:
30-60 min-Stations-Fundamental Breakdown skills (10min/station)
45min- Games/Activities
60min – 10min Live game action

Campers will enjoy a fun team environment. Each activity & game will demonstrate a breakdown of positions.

Competition games include:

  • Hot Shot
  • Knockout
  • Free Throws
  • Dribble tag
  • 3 on 3; 4 on 4; 5 on 5 games

Camp Outcome:
Provide all grade levels with a fun & competitive environment that leaves them wanting to amerce themselves with Shark culture. Each athlete will receive an amazing experience & grow in the process.

Camp Session: Date: Time:
Week 1 July 22nd - July 26th (3rd - 5th grade) 9 AM - 2 PM
Week 2 August 5th - 9th ( 6th - 8th grade) 9 AM - 2 PM
Camp Cost:
$500/per week


Rene Haynes

Rene Haynes was named the 12th head coach in the 54-year history of Long Island University women's basketball in April of 2019. Haynes came to LIU after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach at Duke University.

A promising young coach who has played and coached at the highest levels of NCAA Division I women's basketball, Haynes has worked at schools in the ACC, SEC and Mid-American Conference, as well as playing in the Big Ten and professionally overseas.

The 2021-22 season was highlighted by unanimous NEC Rookie of the Year, Emaia O'Brien. Haynes mentored the seven-time Rookie of the Week and all-rookie team selection, averaging 10.3 points and 1.4 assists. Brandy Thomas highlighted the conference recognition with a spot on the first-team all-NEC.

Haynes led the Sharks to seven wins in the abbreviated 2020-21 season, closing the year with a four-game win streak. Under Haynes, Thomas was picked unanimously preseason all-NEC and followed the selection with third-team all-NEC and scored her 1,000th point.

In 2019, the Sharks ranked seventh in the country in offensive rebounds per game (16.0), and 35th in the country in total rebounds per game. LIU also led the NEC in rebounds and had their first All-NEC First Team performer since 2013-14 in Brandy Thomas. Haynes coached the Sharks to 14 double-double performances during the season, and four athletes tallied 10 or more games in double-digits scoring. LIU advanced to the unfinished NEC tournament, which ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to her time at LIU, she spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Duke, under three time ACC coach of the year Joanne P. McCallie (Coach P). She reunited with McCallie after playing for Coach P from 2003-07 with Michigan State.

In her first year with the Blue Devils, Haynes helped land the No. 1 rated recruiting class in the nation with the signing of Angela Salvadores, Kyra Lambert, Crystal Primm, Haley Gorecki and Faith Suggs. She helped add McDonald's All-America Leaonna Odom in 2017 as well.

Prior to her time with the Blue Devils, she spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan. There, Haynes assisted in recruiting, player development, equipment liaison and was the summer camps coordinator for the Broncos. She supported in all areas of recruiting, including unofficial and official visit scheduling and preparation. Haynes worked with the point guards, implementing individual and team workouts, to improve guard production.

After her collegiate career, Haynes played professionally overseas for Pro Build Lions in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007-08). Her team was Netherlands Cup Champions, while averaging 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game. In 2008-09, Haynes played for the Catz of Lappeenranta, Finland, where her squad finished as League Champions (21-1 record) and tournament runner-up. In 2009-10, Haynes played for FoA in Forssa, Finland, where she was the third leading scorer in the country, averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

During her time at Michigan State, she made the Big Ten All-Freshman team (2004). Under Coach P in 2005, her team was Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions and advanced to the NCAA Final Four. She was Big Ten Honorable mention in 2005 and in 2006 as the Spartans went to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

Haynes was also part of the Big Ten Foreign Tour Team in 2006, where she played with fellow Big Ten players against teams in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As a senior, Haynes made second team All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten Defensive team (2007). Haynes capped her career ranking third at Michigan State in steals (245), 16th in scoring (1000-point club), 10th in three-point field goals made and 13th in assists. As a captain, she was a member of the winningest senior class in school history with 103 victories.

A Columbus, Ohio, native, Haynes attended The Wellington School for high school. Haynes tallied 2,222 points and 430 steals in her high school career. She currently holds a bachelor in political science from Michigan State University and a master's in sport management from Western Michigan University.

Haynes is a 2017 inductee into the Greater Columbus Basketball Legends Hall of Fame.

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