About

Pioneers Basketball Camp is for boys and girls in grades 1-7.
This one week camp is June 22-26, 2020 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
(1 hour longer than last year).
Camp is located at the Valley Forge Middle School gymnasiums.

Pioneers Basketball Camp was founded in 2016 by Conestoga High School boys basketball coach, Sean Forcine. This week-long summer camp aims to teach basketball fundamentals and create a competitive environment for kids to challenge each other, and thus become better players, while having fun.  We adhere to, and teach, the quality of good sportsmanship as well as the values of hard work and teamwork.

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Along with teaching basketball skills, we continuously encourage a positive attitude regardless of outcome or skill level.  In fact, the biggest award we give at the end of the week is to the camper who demonstrated a positive attitude with his or her fellow campers and staff during times of adversity and success.

Helping Coach Forcine and Coach Jerry Doemling are a group of counselors hand-picked from the current Conestoga Boys and Girls Basketball Teams.  The counselors work with the campers throughout the week as their coaches and instructors.

Along with the coaches and counselors, a Registered Nurse is also onsite throughout the entirety of camp to help any children who may need assistance.


A typical day at Pioneers Basketball Camp is as follows:

  • 9:00 am         Campers arrive and have 10 minutes of “open gym” time
  • 9:10 – 9:20      Warm up and stretch
  • 9:20 – 9:55      Morning Dribbling (a variation of ball handling drills and contests are taught everyday at this time)
  • 9:55 – 10:00      Water break
  • 10:00 – 10:30    Competition (a variety shooting or dribbling games depending on the day)
  • 10:30 – 10:45    Snack break and free time (campers must stay in the gym)
  • 10:45 – 11:15     Teaching point from Coach Forcine or Guest Speaker (Teaching points include proper shooting mechanics, triple threat, offensive moves, etc.)
  • 11:15 – 11:45    Great Alaskan Shootout (a week-long shooting competition where all campers and counselors participate in a team environment)
  • 11:45 – 12:20    Stations (a variety of six stations directed by camp counselors)
  • 12:20 – 12:50    Lunch break and free time (campers must stay in the gym)
  • 12:50 – 1:45      Team games with you coach for the week (3 on 3 or 5 on 5)
  • 1:45 – 2:00    Contest (a daily tradition where kids take 1 shot to win a small prize or “chance it” from distance to win a larger prize) and review to the day’s teaching point.
  • 2:00 pm            Parent pick up (kids must stay in gym until parent arrives

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Sean Forcine
Camp Director
Conestoga High School Boys Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach

Sean just completed his second year as the head coach of the Conestoga High School boys junior varsity team.  For the past 14 years, he has been an assistant coach for the Pioneers varsity team. He graduated from Conestoga in 2001, having played basketball for four years and soccer for two. During his high school career, he started at point guard and shooting guard and was named most improved player as a junior and a co-captain as a senior. Sean has vast experience as a clinician at St. Joe’s, Herb Magee and Sky High basketball camps. In addition, he has played and refereed in local leagues, and holds individual and group basketball training sessions for kids of all ages. Sean currently works as the Studio and Creative Services Manager for Brinker Capital in Berwyn. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2005 with a B.S. in Marketing and minors in Graphic Design and Psychology. Sean and his wife Jessica reside in Wayne with their sons Jack, Lucas, Nicholas and Ryan.

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Jerry Doemling
Co-Camp Director
Former Conestoga High School Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach

Jerry was on the Pioneer coaching staff for seven years. Prior to arriving at Conestoga Jerry was varsity boys coach at Marple Newtown High School for five years (2007-2012), an assistant at The Haverford School for two seasons (2005-2007), JV coach at Garnet Valley High School for six seasons (1999-2005), and an assistant coach for two seasons at Kent County, Maryland (1997-1999). Currently Jerry teaches English at Marple Newtown High School and lives in Havertown with wife Kellie, sons JD, George and John, daughter Mae.

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