I love working with kids, and making an impact on them on and off the court. When a kid is participating in one of my basketball camps, I’m looking out for them more than you can imagine.
There’s literally nothing I won’t do to ensure their well-being, in every way. My goal for a kid is for him or her to have the time of their life. That being said, I run a tight ship. I’m fair, but firm. There’s an expectation that all kids pay attention, and be self-discipline.
Of course, some kids will veer off course a little. That’s expected. But if they go too far, they must be reeled in. If a kid refuses, and at the same time they’re affecting other campers negatively, I will throw them out!
Sounds harsh doesn’t it?! Hear me out. If the kid is unable, or unwilling to be a good camper, and I don’t “check” it, one of the following things will likely happen:
- Other campers (moving forward) will elect not to enroll in future basketball camps
- Your basketball camps will gain the reputation of being out of control
Either one is bad, and will hurt your bottom line!
That being said, I would rather remove the disruptful camper to save the flock, versus keep him or her, and loose everyone.
Believe me, this may seem harsh to some, but long-term, by implementing this approach, you’re setting yourself up for long term success.