SPARTA, NJ - During the week of July 27-31 the Sparta High School Boys’ Basketball program will be holding a youth camp for kids entering the second grade through the ninth grade. The camp is run by the High School Head Coach, Brian Brennan. Coach Brennan just finished his ninth season as the Head Coach of Sparta High School. Before coming to Sparta, he spent two years as an Assistant Coach at his Alma Mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also spent one year as an Assistant at Watchung Hills High School. Since arriving to Sparta he has led the program to three league championships. 

Coach Brennan is accompanied by an excellent staff, including local Hopatcong graduate, Michael Tobin. Coach Tobin is the Assistant Varsity Head Coach at Sparta. Tobin, after having a successful high school career, went on to play college basketball at East Stroudsburg University. In addition to Tobin, Brennan also builds his staff with his present, and former players.


He said, “I love allowing for high school kids to work with younger kids in the community.” The high school players are perfect role models for campers, as they too, were more than likely once Sparta High School Basketball campers.

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This is the 11th annual Sparta Basketball Camp run by Coach Brennan. Reflecting on his previous experiences, he stated, “I love watching young athletes compete in every single event like a national championship is on the line.” The camp’s main focus is making it an enjoyable experience for the campers.


With the Sparta Basketball Program, the camp experience includes:

Instruction for campers on all key fundamentals

Focus on the improvement of individual and team play

Combination of drills and games

Camp t-shirts and awards

Competitions and Championships

Guest Speakers

Camper Counselor Game

Dunk Contest


Sparta Basketball Camp is an excellent camp for kids of any level. It allows them to compete with talent from around the area, and gives them the chance to play with some of their closest friends, and future teammates. Not only do they learn how to improve their game, but the camp allows the kids to learn how to become competitors as they are able to compete against their friends and become better players.

Sparta High School Basketball Camp is one I had yet to experience before the summer going into my freshman year of high school, and what I regret the most is not starting to attend camp earlier. Camp was, and still is, the week I look forward to every summer and an experience that I will never forget.

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