Having strong, mature leadership and coaching experience is key to successful sports instruction. At Brant Lake Camp virtually all our sports instruction periods are under the direction of a Key Staff member and supported by those counselors and other Key Staff who have strong coaching backgrounds as well as playing experience in their respective sports. In essence, we have three coaching staffs, one for each of our Mini Camps. Furthermore, we make sure our instructors and coaches have experience and the ability to teach within the age group they are assigned. We utilize the most up-to-date, age-appropriate and proven practice plans and drills to insure the best outcome possible. Several pre-camp “training” periods for our coaches are a part of our orientation week to familiarize all new coaches with our approach and philosophy.
Currently, we have nearly 30 young men and women who have coached at the Middle School through College level. As noted elsewhere, however, they are not Specialists, remaining on a court or field all day, subjected to burn out and declining energy, but spend a large part of the day with campers. We believe this “Hybrid System” is the best approach to teaching young boys sports as well as providing the care and friendship they deserve. Furthermore, our Directors often support or lead many instruction periods and have over 100 years, themselves, of coaching experience.
Our staff who have coached at Middle School, High School or College Levels
Rich Gersten Tony DaCosta Chris Carrano
Bob Gersten Andy Berlin Eli Franze
Rick "Doc" Brunt Max Gersten Raul Pastor
Adam Stoner John Vaslowski David Ohring
Ray Abellard Nick Maske Balasz Nagy
Rachel Milim Dane Smith Karol Najmik
Althea White Chris "Moo" Haynes Richard Inyang
Danny Bernstein Jerome "Rome" Latimer Alberto Marti
Dave Cramoy Chris Gilkes Sergio Valdivia
David Cutler John Seebach Charlie Prince
Zach Cohen Thomas Corveddu
Bill Gillet Patrick Torosian