Duke Basketball Camp

Duke Basketball CampUnder the direction of Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski and America’s premier college coaching staff, the Duke Basketball Camp emphasizes fundamentals, and a competitive atmosphere, as the major vehicles to individual growth.

Participants in the Duke Basketball Camp benefit from a wealth of experienced instructors and speakers. An eight-time National Coach of the Year and the leader of four NCAA championship teams, Coach K is regarded as one of the leading teachers of the game. Coach K’s Duke coaching staff serves as the perfect complement to his teaching as all three assistant coaches were successful players under his leadership.

“We believe very strongly that the Duke Basketball Camp should be a learning experience and that it should be fun. Our counselors take a personal interest in each camper to help them improve their game, reach their goals, and enjoy their time with us.”
– Coach K

Top college and high school coaches and standout players from across the country complete the nucleus of the camp’s instructional corps, giving participants first-hand insight and training from the experts who know what it takes to improve, on and off the court.

Coach K Teaching at the Duke Basketball Camp


Each five-day session is crammed with the kind of hands-on teaching that will make a difference in your game. From beginning to end, campers are exposed to a high level of intense basketball instruction and motivation that will assist beginners and experienced players alike.

Eligibility: The camp is open to boys ages 9 through high school seniors.

Registration: Online Registration is available on the Duke Basketball Camp web site.

Application / Brochure: Camp applications / brochures will be mailed out in early March to previous camp attendees. If you have not attended the camp before, please register online.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact the basketball office at 919-684-8515 Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.


No matter how successful you believe yourself to be, you can never feel as if you’ve reached the absolute pinnacle. There are always new and wonderful challenges out there, and part of maintaining success is knowing when you need to accept them.

- Coach K

Adversity can teach you more about yourself than any success, and overcoming an obstacle can sometimes feel even better than achieving an easy victory. Through adversity, you can discover things about your endurance, your ability to turn a negative into a positive, and your personal strength of heart.

- Coach K

Belief can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try. On a team or in a family, belief makes each individual stronger and also fortifies the group as a whole. The basis of belief is in individual relationships.

- Coach K

When you care about someone or something, you show genuine concern for that person or thing, in good times or bad. When you care about one another and about your purpose, you are compelled to put your feelings into action. Care creates an atmosphere that breeds success and gives you the confidence to try again.

- Coach K
Collective Responsibility

We win and we lose together. Handling the responsibility for wins and losses together removes the burden from one individual’s shoulders and distributes it among each member of the team. That atmosphere is conducive to high-level performance and places you and your team in the position to be bold and unafraid, and if you should lose, you are not alone.

- Coach K

You can possess countless good qualities as an individual, but if you don”t have the courage to proceed, you may never see those qualities come into fruition. It takes courage to put what you believe to be best of you on the line, to test it, and to see how far it takes you. Courage means daring to do what you imagine.

- Coach K

Take care not to allow one aspect of your life to so consume you that you neglect the others. Balance can put things in perspective, can bring you joy even when you are down, and can allow you to be at your best in all aspects of your life.

- Coach K

When you are winning, your commitment is never challenged. But loyalty and dedication during difficult times can be tough. When commitment doesn’t waver, that’s when you have the greatest chance of winning. You can never give up.

- Coach K

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. Communication does not always occur naturally, and must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one. The most crucial element of communicating is telling the truth.

- Coach K

You have to adapt what you do based on who you are. In teaching, you must remember that no group or individual is the same as who you taught the day before, the year before, or the decade before. Your plan has to suit who you and your team are right now.

- Coach K
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