Phenom was a great experience! It gave me a chance to compete on a national level at an early age. It was an eye opener to what i was going to face in my high school years. I would recommend it to all young hoopers than plan on playing varsity and trying to get to the next level.
Parent/ Coach Testimonial
We've only been part of the Phenom family for the past 2 years and it's the best decision we ever made as a basketball family! We have one son in camp now and my youngest will be as soon as he's old enough because of the experience these kids get at the National camp and the pedigree of the coaches they learn from! I also coach at the National Camp and the opportunities that have come from it and the connections I've made and the family I feel like I've joined is unreal and it feels like this is just the beginning!
I'm a parent and my son attended the 2022 Phenom National camp in July. The camp was a very good experience for my son, and he was well motivated for playing basketball after the camp. But the associated services were very slow.
Our full name is Rick and Candace Frasz and our daughter is Jayla. We are located in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada and were blessed when our daughter received an invite to attend the Phenom America Girls Camp in San Diego in August 2019. We were looking for a national camp that would show our daughter what the next level looks like and provide her with a roadmap to set her on a path to play basketball at a higher level. The camp was exactly what we were looking for. Here are some of the things that we would like to share from the camp and our experience:
- Coaching & Leadership - The coaching was amazing with Coach Dave Taylor leading the girls through the camp and teaching them the critical importance of discipline, structure, dedication and focus. Dave Hopla put on a shooting clinic for the girls and showcased his amazing shooting talent and how to be a consistent shooter. Joe Keller managed the camp excellently and his staff kept everything flowing smoothly from keeping the Gatorade hydration stations in top shape as well as making sure the girls were properly fed at lunch time to keep them ready to perform at the top of their game. The camp definitely was a world class event that we would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their skills and surround themselves with some of the best coaches around.
- Competition – The camp had about 150-200 girls of various ages in attendance. Our daughter was 12 at the time and had the opportunity to compete against players from all around the world. The competition ranged from sharp shooters and amazing ball handlers from all over the world to some of the most dominant players that we have ever seen (there were several 6’3” 12 year old girls at camp plus a 6’6” girl from Australia) It was an experience for our daughter to not only scrimmage and play with these players but to watch some of the games during breaks to see what the competition is like from around the world. It truly was eye opening. The camp encouraged all age groups and capabilities and there was a lot of time spent by the coaches to build skills as well as focus on the character and sportsmanship that is also part of the game that we love.
- More than Basketball – We spent time at the camp meeting other parents and spending time with the Phenom family. It truly was an amazing experience to get to meet others with the same passion as our daughter. Our daughter made many new friends from all around the world and is still connected on social media with many of the girls today. She made friends from Pittsburgh, New York, Texas, California and Arizona. Finding players that are like minded and driven like our daughter was so cool to see. Another special moment from camp was at the end of camp when our daughter was thanking Joe Keller for the camp and Joe challenged her to watch the movie, Pay it Forward, and to send him an email to tell him what the movie was about and what she took away from the movie. We still have her email to Joe and are so thankful for the lessons she learned about giving back and setting in motion a wave of kindness by giving back to others. To this day we see our daughter using her skills and drive on the basketball court to encourage others and to give back to the community.
We would highly recommend anyone serious about improving their basketball skills or looking to become a better leader to attend the Phenom America camp. COVID caused a number of delays for us but we continue to be in contact with the Phenom America family and are excited to return to camp in 2023!
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
I have been part of Phenom for the part 7 years now and have been so happy to be a part of coaching at the camps. The relationship built with the Keller family and phenom staff have been wonderful. The relationships with the players I have coaches over the years and their families is beyond meaningful. To receive updates on them playing, graduation announcements to also recruiting players to come play for me at the next level. This is more then about the game of basketball and Phenom understands this. Looking forward to the 20th anniversary event.
My son Jace (10yrs old) attended Phenom National Camp 2022. This was my sons first time at the camp and he loved it. While at the camp he was able to see where he excels and the areas that he needs to improve. One of the biggest take aways for me was the amount of talent at the camp. I sat and watched as many games as I could and was blown away at the level of play. One of the highlights for my son was being able to listen to Norman Powell speak to the all the kids. One of the first things my boy said after the camp was “Dad when we get home I’m going work to get better for next year". The Phenom National Camp itself was completely professional with friendly staff that was able to answer any question my wife and I had and if they did not have the answer they were able to find it. All around I was very impressed with Phenom, the staff and the athletes competing. Jace is already registered for Phenom National Camp 2023. If you are on the fence about attending the camp I highly recommend you do so you will not be disappointed.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Parent/ Coach Testimonial
Parent/ Coach Testimonial
This camp was one of a kind In my opinion and this wasn’t a place to go play basketball but go and learn some life lesson on how if you take care of this sport it will take care of you. It is a 3 day camp once a year but if you treat it correctly the bonds you make from this camp last a lifetime. This camp has helped me meet people from all over this country and seen basketball trough a different picture. The camp has never ended for me due to the great mentorship of joe Keller and the other coaches that always checks in with me and help me understand this is bigger than basketball at all times and when you go to this camp your apart of a bigger family now.
We attended the inaugural Phenom National camp back in 2005. In addition, we attended for another five years. While the competition was great and was a who’s who for national level prospects that went on to play at the collegiate and NBA level, it was the relationship and friends we made that will last a lifetime.
Stateville, North Carolina
A Coach’s Perspective on Phenom Basketball Camp
I have been involved with Phenom Basketball in one way or another over the past 10 years. I have sent players to the camp, I have sent my son that currently plays at Moorehouse College to the camp, my youngest son will be attending the camp this upcoming year. I have personal friends (Jordan Lawley for one) that works at the camp, and I coach and have coached at the camp. It is easy to see that I am very connected to Phenom.
With all the camps and different opportunities that I have around me to work with student athletes, why do I choose to be involved with Phenom? The main reason is I see it as the best camp in the country for players to get better.
First and foremost, the court time and instruction provided is insane. We are up and running early in the morning and we run late into the evening. Most camps are done at 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm, not Phenom – the days are long, and the players and coaches all put in well over 10 hour days during camp. I do not know any other camp where so much court time is provided as well as film and lecturing.
Second, the coaches are diverse and extremely knowledgeable. Coaches travel from all over the country (and from outside the country sometimes) to work Phenom. You will not be at another camp where there are so many coaches from so many different places. For us coaches, the networking alone makes the camp a winner. The coaching staff are not rookies, and they are not only AAU club coaches or only ex-players, but they are experienced middle school, high school and college coaches that are there to make the players better.
Third, the competition is top notch. Players come from all over the country (and from around the world) to attend and compete at Phenom. Some of the best players in the country, at each age level attend Phenom. Take a look at who has attended in the past, but also recently and you will know, this is the camp to come to if you want to play against the best.
Finally, Phenom puts the players first. Everything is top notch and catered to make the camp experience incredible. Great competition, coaching, guest coaches, film, lectures, uniforms – everything provided makes Phenom the best and most unique camp in the country. I can’t wait for 2023!!!!
Coach Brad Doan
Compton Early College High School
"I have been lucky enough to have attended a boys camp and a girls camp for Phenom America. Phenom America camp has taught me the tools needed to be able to continue my basketball career at the next level. Making connections with people who care about my future and coaches who push me to do my best is something other camps don't offer. I am blessed to be apart of Phenom and look forward to attending the camps in the future.
Parent of a Professinal Player Testimonial
My son was in Japan when we first attended Phenom. He was a very good player in Japan, however as an American he had never played against top American talent and we wanted him to have that challenge. He played extremely well that year and it changed his approach to not only the game of basketball but also his approach to eating and grades and all of the nuances of the game. He was an 8th grader at the time. He attended the camp 3 more times during HS. We credit his first experience as the one that put him on the road to becoming an elite player.
This year he had an opportunity to come back and attend the weekend festivities. Being a member of the Phenom family he was fortunate to get a workout with Jordan Lawley, a top trainer. As a member of the Phenom family, my son received continued support in pursuit of his dreams. I am actually typing this in front of the practice facility of the Utah Jazz in which my son was selected as the only athlete to attend a Jazz camp for the G league. Thank you Jordan Lawley, Thank you Joe Keller and thank you Phenom!
"Phenom America camp taught me how to be a better student in the classroom and on the basketball court. Coach Dave Taylor's speech about maintaining good grades as well giving my best effort all of the time and being accountable for my actions is something I use to motivate myself everyday. I tell my teammates all of the time the things I learned at Phenom. I can't wait for the next Phenom Camp!"
First and foremost, thank you for orchestrating an elite camp experience comprised of high caliber leadership, coaches, and youth. I have had the opportunity to experience various camps throughout my career, and by far your camp structure and overall focus on building a complete student athlete resonated and truly set your organization a part.
As a follow up to our conversation, I look forward to hearing more and exploring next steps. Our primary focus is to ensure that our son, William Phillips, not only excels on the court, but off the court as well. Such opportunities would give him the ability to do so and allow for him to continue to excel within his education. I look forward to connecting August 16 as mentioned. In the interim, if there is any additional information you need from me, please let me know.
It was a true pleasure meeting your wife and son. Basketball is woven into the fabric of our family as well and is truly a love we all share and at the heart of our business. Wishing you success as you prepare for Hawaii and the upcoming Phenom Camp.
Parent/ Coach Testimonial
"Being able to change a kids life through the game of basketball is a blessing, and being a part of Phenom America has given me the opportunity to continue to do that. The connections I have been able to make and the relationships I have been able garner through Phenom America with people who share the same ideas and views on youth basketball are ones that will last a lifetime, and for that I am truly grateful.”
Coach/ Parent Testimonial
College Player/ College Coach Testimonial
My camp experience helped me grow as a player and a person. You will have the opportunity to learn skills that will help you both on and off the court. I had the privilege to attend the first ever Phenom Camp. It gave me the ability to showcase my talent & skillset against some of the best players in the world. The camp played a huge part in my basketball career.
Coach/ Professional Player/ Parent Testimonial
The Greatest Shooter in The World Testimonial
If your a serious player and want to compete against the best, get great coaching then make sure you attend PHENOM CAMP I always look forward to being there and working with the players + coaches.
Parent/ Coach Testimonial
My name is Curtis Houlder. I was a parent first at Phenom America national camp and appreciated everything Joe Keller and his staff did for my son and other players I brought out to phenom. It was a exceptional experience for me, i decided to coach the following year and had a tremendous experience learning from other coaches and building everlasting bonds not only with thw players I coached but within the Phenom America family. If there is one camp anyone or any player should experience at least once in there life time. Whether coaching or as a parent, this camp will change your way of think how the game is taught and how it is played.
I was fortunate enough to work multiple phenom national camps in San Diego, CA in my young coaching career, not only was it a great learning experience for the campers but was a great learning experience for my coaching career as well. It’s a high-level camp that is very professional, organized and has tons of young talent at all age groups. It’s very organized, structured and has tons of high-level coaches instructing the campers which allows players to learn what it would be like to play at the college level and beyond. A very unique camp unlike any other in the country where players get to go through not only on court training, competitive games but players also get to go through film study sessions and informative camp talks which is important to help campers learn how to think the game and how to carry themselves off the court. Overall would highly recommend this camp for any players who are considering attending, you will receive national exposure, high level teaching, compete against elite competition and the overall structure of the camp will no doubt get you better.
- Coach Lucas Archuleta
Parent/ Coach Testimonial
My name is Don Roberson, I am from Sacramento California. My 12 year experience with Phenom from a coach and parents perspective was not just a great experience but very successful for my son Jordan Roberson and team mates Jordan Ford and Noah Blackwell. I coached for Norcal Pharaohs Basketball Program from Sacramento California. We started by attending a regional camp back in 2009-2010. My son was 4th grade going to 5th grade, also his team mates Jordan Ford and Noah Blackwell. We made the camp but not the all star team, it was very challenging but very rewarding took 2 years before they made the All Star team consistently. Even if you don't make the All Stars the experience is still great. If you continue to come and continue to work, you eventually EARN the opportunity.
My son has attended The Phenom Camp for a total of 4 years. In a three period, this platform gives the players a slight insight into what it takes to compete on a college level. It builds character and give players a true gage as it relates to higher level competition. It embarks on the educational aspect of sports (Today’s recruiting process; Film study; etc.). It includes in depth conversation with current and past NBA Players. There’s also a realistic informative discussion with the parents followed by a question/answer period. The Camp does not guarantee any of the athletes a scholarship, but it puts both the parent and athlete on the right path to earning one…
“Hats off to Mr. Joe Keller and the Phenom Family for a PHENOMINAL EXPERIENCE!!!”
Phenom National Scout, Coach, & Director
PHENOM AMERICA NATIONAL CAMP provided an amazing opportunity for me to coach and invite kids from the midwest to compete against kids from all over the world. This camp provides opportunities for the players to receive individual evaluations, to be scouted by recruitings services from all around the country and a chance to work with top trainers at the next level! The connections players and coaches can make at this camp are remarkable! The camp continues to expand and grow, while always adding things to elevate the player's camp experience! Joe Keller, Dave Taylor and Phenom America Staff make sure players and parents are aware of what it takes to play at the next level. They are committed to providing players with the opportunity to participate in one of the best exposure camps in the country!
REGISTER NOW! You don’t want to miss out on PHENOM AMERICA NATIONAL CAMP! WHERE PLAYERS BECOME KNOWN!
“Ryan Baumgartner, Indiana - Phenom National Scout, Coach, & Director”
Player/ Coach Testimonial
I am very excited that I get to work Jr Phenom and 150 camp this summer as a coach and counselor of the camp. Phenom was a life changing event I attended in middle school because how much professionalism it was ran with. The competition and exposure was not like anything I have ever seen. After attending the camp, I received my first D1 letter in 8th grade. It prepared me to face major talent going into a high school as a freshmen on varsity. From then on I earned a division scholarship at IUPUI and that turned in to me currently entering my 3rd season as a professional. I have played in Bosnia, Macedonia, El Salvador, China and Albania. This is the best middle school and high school basketball camp and around and I am grateful to be apart of it again after 12 years.
- Leo Svete