BCAM Coaches Clinic


Mark October 14 & 15, 2017 on your calendar. This is BCAM’s biggest weekend of the year. Hundreds of your peers will be attending the best clinic in the midwest.

The 2017 BCAM Clinic will be in Rochester/Auburn Hills on the campus of Oakland University.


WE WILL AGAIN OFFER THE “Pay for 3, Get 4th Free” SPECIAL. (4th must be BCAM member)

Cost of Clinic (BCAM Member) on or before  10/7 = $ 80  (After 10/7 you are considered a walk-in and must pay the walk-in/non-member rate)

Cost for Non-BCAM Member (and walk-ins, regardless of membership) = $ 110


• Online Clinic Registration: You may register online with optional online payment via credit card or Paypal account. Click on the "Clinic Registration" link at the very top of this page.

• For a paper Clinic Registration Form that you can mail in with a check, click on "FORMS" in the main menu. 


• Greg Kampe - Oakland University Men (full team practice)
• Jeff Tungate - Oakland University Women (full team practice)
• Mike Neighbors - Arkansas Women
• Chris Mack - Xavier Men
• Stan VanGundy - Detroit Pistons
• Robyn Fralick - Ashland (OH) Women
• Brad Underwood - Illinois Men
• Steve Wojciechowski - Marquette Men

USA Basketball will be presenting two optional break-out sessions during the Clinic on Saturday. "Developing Youth Through Basketball" and "Ensuring Safe Environments" are the two courses that will be covered at each session. (Note: Each session will be presenting the exact same material, so do NOT sign up for both time slots.)

By attending these courses, coaches who then register at USAB.com and pass the USA Basketball background screen can obtain an Associate Coach License. With the completion of a third course online at USAB.com and the background screen, coaches can earn the USA Basketball Gold Coach License as well as the NCAA endorsement.

Two time slots are available for coaches to attend these courses, which will last approximately 1 1/2 hours: 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. These courses will be available at no extra cost for a total of 110 participants only, so please don't sign up unless you are serious about attending. You may choose your preferred session time, but these will be filled on a first come, first served basis, in the order which BCAM receives your registration AND payment for the clinic. BCAM will communicate with you via email before the Clinic concerning which time period you have been scheduled for, or if you have been put on a waiting list.

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - to print and keep. 



Saturday Clinic Events: Oakland University O'rena, Rochester, MI -- MAP
Sunday Clinic Events:  
Oakland University O'rena, Rochester, MI

Saturday Evening Banquet: Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac, Pontiac MI  -- MAP


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Our "preferred" hotel this year is the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI.  248-253-9800 

Rooms can be reserved at a reduced rate of $109 plus tax.  You can reserve your rooms online NOW with this link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/BCAMFall17  

Rooms will fill up fast, so reserve quickly.



HALL OF FAME / HALL OF HONOR BANQUET: To be held at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI.  SATURDAY, October 14.

• Banquet will begin at 6:30 pm with hospitality hour beginning at 5:30 pm.  

• Tickets can be obtained for $30 ($15 if you are also attending the Clinic) by mailing a check to BCAM, PO Box 2063, Midland, MI 48641. Please include your name and who you are coming to see receive their award (if applicable).  

• Tickets will be held at the door and will NOT be mailed to you.


This year's Hall of Fame Inductees:

Mary Cicerone - Bloomfield Hills Marian HS
Greg Kampe - Oakland University
Kurt Keener - Detroit Country Day School
Paul Polfus - Carney-Nadeau HS 


This year's Hall of Honor Inductees:

Assistant Coaches:
Michael Perry - Mt. Morris HS
Greg Rogers - Midland Dow HS
Pete Wright - Northville HS 

Friends of Basketball:
Jim Martin - GR Catholic Central HS
Bob Noorman - GR Covenant Christian HS
Ted Wildermuth - Marysville HS 

Phil McDonald - WSJM sports radio, St. Joseph

Ron Applegate - Haslett, MI

Awards will also be given for 2017 BCAM Coaches of the Year and Century Club (milestone coaching wins). 


If you are a vendor and would like more information about displaying a booth at the Clinic, go to "FORMS--BCAM Clinic Forms" in the Main Menu. 



Clinic Testimonials from Coaches like you:

I had a wonderful time last year at the clinic and I do not want to miss this year’s event. The Hall of Fame dinner was wonderful, the on-court demo was outstanding, and I loved the overall price of the package all of this for under $100! Wow! 

--Thank you, Kenny Robinson


I've been coaching 17 years and have attended BCAM Clinic every year. I found the clinic speakers informative and a great chance to hang out with fellow coaches as well. I've also attended the Nike basketball clinic in Las Vegas for those 17 years. Once BCAM introduced on-floor demonstration as Nike does it improved the clinic immensely. It is in my estimation one of the finest and best organized clinics available.

---Dan Welch, Lutheran High North


I coach 7th and 8th grade boys and have attended the clinic the past two years. It has been a great experience and a benefit to our entire program. I've found the speakers to be entertaining and informative. Several have spent extra time with me to help adapt some of their ideas to my youngsters. Jim Laranaga spent an hour the evening after his presentation showing me how to simplify his scramble defense for my kids. I've brought home practice drills that have made it all the way to our varsity program. I would tell any coach at any level not to miss the clinic.

--Steve Robins, Onaway Area Schools


The BCAM Coaches Clinic is certainly one of the best of its kind anywhere. The organization, the line-up of outstanding speakers every year, and the opportunity to talk basketball and share ideas with other coaches make the BCAM weekend special. During the the 13 years I coached in the state of Michigan, the BCAM Clinic was a staple of our preparation to start each season. Invariably we would always return with an idea, a new drill or concept – something which would improve our program. There is an absolute wealth of basketball knowledge available during the BCAM Clinic weekend – it is a tremendous opportunity to learn and become a better coach.

--Dean Lockwood, Asst Women's Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee


The BCAM Coaching Clinic has always been and always will be about "what's important" for the Michigan high school coach! The variety of coaches and topics covered has been diverse, meaningful, and "right on time" for Michigan's coaches. Each year there seems to be some outstanding national college coaches speaking as well as many from our state and the midwest. Including some of Michigan's finest high school coaches is always interesting because they normally have to deal with situations in our own state and the coaches in attendance feel close and comfortable with them.

As a former college coach I've had the opportunity to travel around America and talk with high school and junior college coaches from places far away from Michigan - the BCAM organization AND clinic is nationally known as one of the finest in our country. We sometimes take things for granted because they are right here in front of us with easy access. Our BCAM is the envy of many other states, and the fact this group puts on such a fabulous clinic for us EVERY YEAR is absolutely terrific!

--Dave Ginsberg, Head Basketball Coach, Traverse City West High School


I have attended the BCAM clinic several times during my 35 year coaching career. I have always found it to be a great experience and also a chance for my staff to become closer. The speakers are exceptional and also very approachable. I feel that I learn something valuable about our great game every time I attend.

--Don Palmer, Hartland Girls Basketball, BCAM Hall of Fame 2006


I have been a faithful attender for 5 years. The BCAM clinic is terrific on many levels; first the coaches that present are top notch, some are big names around the country and others just in our state but the information is very good. Second, the location and cost make this clinic a no-brainer. It's very affordable and you get a chance to connect with other coaches in the state. I'm looking forward to this year.

--Mark Christner, Calvin College


I have been coaching here for quite a while; Haslett, Bath, Fowler, and Ionia. I have been attending the clinic for over 20 years now. I have to say, I enjoy pretty much everything about it. I think the greatest improvement has been the on-court demonstrations on the last day (Sunday)-- I really have enjoyed and learned a lot from those. I think the speakers are great. I feel I learn something new every time I go, and I always encourage the younger coaches to attend. I also think it's a great time to visit with coaches and set up scrimmages, and of course seeing all the coaches trying to better themselves and their teams is very exciting.

--Scott Pischea, Ionia High School, Boys Varsity Basketball


Do you have a BCAM Clinic testimonial to share?  Email it to amy@bcam.org