Basketball Camp

A 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 2-8

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

Camp Organization:

  1. Camper will be divided by grade levels
  2. Camp will be run through a equal station to whole group activity style.
  3. Each activity will encourage a health competition to fun ratio.
  4. Strong interaction from LIU Staff/Volunteers encouraged

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.

Dates: Times:
July 5 - 8 9 AM - 2 PM
Camp cost:
$500/per week


Rene Haynes

Haynes came to the Sharks in 2019 and has since made a major impact in the Northeast Conference. Coach Haynes coached the Sharks to 14 Double-Doubles and four tallied 10 or more games in double-digits scoring. After record setting inaugural season, the Sharks fought through an adversity driven season due to COVID-19. They finished with seven wins on the season and rallied to a four-game winning streak to close the season. Coach Haynes logged her first 1,000-point scorer in junior Brandy Thomas.

Haynes spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach for the Duke Blue Devils, under three-time ACC coach of the year Joanne P. McCallie (Coach P). In her first year with the Blue Devils, Haynes helped land the No. 1 rated recruiting class in the nation. Prior to her time with the Blue Devils, she spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan.

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. 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. As a captain, she was a member of the winningest senior class in school history with 103 victories.

After her collegiate career, Haynes played professionally overseas for Pro Build Lions in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007-08).

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

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