Once again, the buzz for BST Basketball's summer programs "NNE Summer Madness" and "Queen B Summer Showcase" has begun.
In just three years, these programs have quickly risen to the top of northern New England high school programs and is widely regarded by college recruiters as one of the better exposure opportunities. The programs are open to all NH, MA, ME, VT high school varsity teams. As of now the program primarily consists of schools from NH and MA, but they have plans to expand in the future to VT and ME.
"It's going to be another great summer, with the continued growth of the program" said Brett Sellingham, who is the owner/founder of BST. "My initial contact with coaches has been tremendous. Each year more and more coaches are realizing the importance of implementing their systems during the summer, allowing potential varsity kids to get up to speed, and get in tune with the existing varsity players" he explains. "Our main objective when creating this program was to improve the overall quality of TEAM play by providing an emotionally invested atmosphere for the summer, where kids are forced to think and play, not just play" he went on.
Personally, I am very excited for the start of this year's program, as I will be covering the games for the New Hampshire Notebook. Every night of the program I will be at one of the locations covering games and posting game recaps, players of the week, etc. You will be able to follow the program by going to the "BST Basketball Program" section of this site (which can be accessed via the sidebar).
The program kicks off the first week of June at Rivier College (Nashua), Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester) and starting this summer at the program's newest location, the Rockingham Athletic Club (Plaistow).
This is the third year of the program, and it has been a great success so far. It's a fun, intense opportunity to prepare high school teams for their upcoming seasons. Dover High won the 2009 "Tournament of Champions" league championship last summer by defeating Bishop Guertin. This year promises to present an even greater challenge as the stakes and bragging rights are on the line for 2010. I look forward to covering 2010 summer basketball.
So keep checking back to the New Hampshire Notebook for coverage of the BST Summer Program. And check out www.bst222.com for more information.