The Be A Champion Basketball Camp

The Be A Champion Basketball Camp, located in San Francisco, CA, teaches youth in 4th to 9th grade the fundamentals of basketball, as well as the mental aspects of becoming a champion athlete. Our philosophy challenges kids to put their whole effort and understanding into the details of basketball, academics, and the way of life. Under the Be A Champion foundation, we stress that kids be a champion of character and class on and off the court.

Our goal is to provide an affordable and accessible service to everyone in the community. Through scholarships and other monetary assistance, we hope to give all kids an equal opportunity to attend our camp. Our goal is to create a player who is not only talented, but is also a student of the game. The Be A Champion Basketball Camp is designed to offer your child the individual attention deserved in learning the techniques and skills to becoming a better basketball player.

Contact Information

415.759.7925 Office

Kareem Guilbeaux
Founder and Director

Victor Reynolds
Assistant Director/Coach

Antwan Capla
Marketing Director/Coach

Josh Feierstein
Recruiting Director/Coach

This camp teaches the importance of offense through ball movement and player efficiency. At the Be A Champion Basketball Camp we will focus on the basic fundamental of a successful offensive game. The fundamentals of the “jump shot,” dribbling, passing, setting screens, and basic playmaking are demonstrated and practiced to help you become the complete player that every scout looks for.

We teach these specific offensive aspects:
  • Shooting - proper mechanics and follow through
  • dribbling
  • proper passing
  • screening techniques
  • moving without the ball
  • getting open
  • team offense
  • team communication

In the game of basketball, defense wins championships. At Be A Champion Basketball Camp, we will teach you the basic techniques of defensive positioning and effectively stopping your opponent. The players that excel in the game of basketball know that good defense creates better opportunities on offense. You can only be a good basketball player if you are a good defender.

We teach these specific defensive aspects:
  • ball denial
  • screening out
  • helpside defense
  • proper footwork
  • closing out
  • team defense
  • team communication

Conditioning Basketball is a strenuous and physically demanding sport. The most important part of a player’s effectiveness is his or her ability to stay on the court for a prolonged period of time. At Be A Champion Basketball Camp, conditioning drills and techniques will be applied that will help you improve your stamina, quicken your step, and strengthen your game while learning to avoid serious injury.

We use these strength and conditioning techniques:
  • plyometric-based activities
  • agility exercises
  • body weight strength training
  • education of efficient movements


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Kareem Guilbeaux is the founder and director of the Be A Champion Basketball Camp. Kareem Guilbeaux was raised in San Francisco and attended St. Stephen’s and St. Ignatius College Prep before attending San Jose State University. Kareem graduated with honors from SJSU in 2006 after he lettered in Basketball for four years.

Throughout his youth Kareem played for various CYO and Park and Rec championship teams in San Francisco. He attended St. Ignatius College Prep where he excelled in Basketball and in life. His accomplishments on the court were augmented by what he learned in the classroom and he realized early that success relies as much on hard work as it does on talent. He worked hard to maintain the necessary balance between academics and basketball and with his talent; he helped lead his teams to winning seasons and league championships.

Kareem Guilbeaux: Accomplishments

  • President of Student Government, St. Stephen’s
  • Vice President of the St. Ignatius Association of African American Students (AAAS)
  • St. Ignatius Student Spokesperson for Diversity Recruiting.
  • San Jose State University Presidentís Scholar Athlete Award, 2002
  • San Jose State University Scholar-Athlete Award honoree, 2003 and 2004
  • Northern California Forensics Association, Spring Fling
  • 3rd Place, Sales Impromptu Speech 2004

  • Leader in Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball for CYO and San Francisco Park and Rec
  • PAL Basketball California State Championship, 14 years old and younger
  • St. Ignatius Freshmen Basketball, WCAL League Championship, undefeated season
  • St. Ignatius Varsity Basketball, sophomore, junior, and senior years
  • St. Ignatius Varsity Basketball, Team Captain, junior and senior years
  • Lead St. Ignatius to back-to-back WCAL Championships
  • First Team All WCAL as a junior and senior
  • Bay Area All Metro Team as a junior and senior
  • St. Ignatius Varsity Volleyball as a junior
  • San Jose State University Basketball 2001 - 2005
  • Elected to the San Jose State Black Athlete Hall of Fame

  • Sports Director for San Jose State University radio station, KSJS, 90.5 FM, 2004 - 2006
  • Hosts and produces sports weekly radio program called “Kareem’s Court”
  • KSJS Play-by-play and color commentary for SJSU Men’s Football and Baseball
  • KSJS Play-by-play and color commentary for SJSU Women’s Basketball and Volleyball
  • American Basketball Association’s San Jose Skyrockets’ Play-by-play commentary


Summer Camp 2010

Holy Trinity Gym
999 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA 94132  |  MAP IT ›

2010 Summer Camp

Session Dates Time Focus Type
1 June 21–25 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Co-Ed
2 June 28–July 2 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Guard Skills Co-Ed
3 July 12–16 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Co-Ed
4 July 19–23 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Shooting Camp Co-Ed
5 July 26–30 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Co-Ed



What should the campers wear?
Athletic shorts and a t-shirt or jersey. The T-shirt may be sleeveless. The shorts must be athletics shorts. No cut off shorts or cargo shorts are allowed. Also basketball shoes are a mandatory. Non-basketball shoes do not offer the ankle support or the durability that a basketball player needs. Without this, the player is more susceptible to injury while playing.

What should my child bring?
Just a good attitude and the desire to become a better player.

How much time in advance should I bring my camper?
It’s a good idea to drop your child off 15 to 30 minutes in advance.

Will you provide lunch?
No we do not, however, it will be a good idea to have Gatorade, water, or any other beverage that will properly hydrate an athlete.

Are parents allowed to watch?
Sure, we encourage parents to watch their children!

Should my child stay the whole day?
If your child has the desire to play and learn the game of basketball, then we encourage it. Remember we do not provide lunch, but we do provide snacks and beverages.

What is the administration fee?
The administration fee is a $50 dollar non-refundable processing fee that is included within the $125 cost per session. It is not an additional cost or hidden fee.


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