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About Us

Back to Basics Basketball Camp was started by Jim Douglas and Sean Boylan in 1997. They wanted to channel their passion for basketball into a program that would teach kids the fundamentals of the game in a fun, nurturing environment. Most of all, they wanted to give kids a chance to play. They felt this was essential in an age where so much time was spent watching television and playing video games. Jim and Sean have built what they envisioned and more.

The camp’s reputation in the community speaks for itself. Parents trust the staff. Campers feel comfortable and ask to return each year.



Jim Douglas is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a Masters degree in Athletic Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington. Jim has over ten years of coaching experience at St. Dominic, William Floyd, Trinity-Pawling Prep School, St. Joseph College (L.I.), and Dowling College. Jim has coached at college camps, including Indiana, Kentucky, St. John’s, and Stanford. Jim is also certified in adult, child, and infant CPR/AED and First Aid.

Sean Boylan, a 1992 graduate of St. Dominic High School, played at the varsity level for four seasons. Sean scored over 1,200 points and was an All-Long Island selection. Sean receiv­ed a 4-year basket­ball scholarship to Merrimack Col­lege. Sean currently works as a social worker in the Northport-East Northport School District and is the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. He was co-director of the Community Drug & Alcohol Task Force for  13 years, and he is certified in adult, child, and infant CPR/AED and First Aid.


Our Goal

Back to Basics' goal is to impact youth in the game of life. We work hard to help each child improve their life skills and basketball skills; to help them become a team player at home, in school, and on the basketball court.

We are dedicated to helping kids reach their fullest potential as people!

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