Clinics & Camps



Do you want to have fun and become a better player? It does not matter how much experience you have. What does matter is that you have the desire to improve and prepare for the upcoming season. Everyone will be back playing whether it be with your school, Super League or CYO. We have top basketball coaches ready to work with you in a positive and constructive manner where having fun and increasing your ability are the goals. There is still time to register for as little as one day or for several weeks.

Experiencing and training as an attendee of our Clinics/Camp allows a player to build up strength, endurance, improve their skill and help instill a greater sense of motivation, goal setting and confidence.
Our training sessions also allow an athlete to gain more knowledge of the sport they love as well as an opportunity to learn about the importance of being healthy in both mind and body.
All of our staff are dedicated to making those who attend these Clinics/Camps, better athletes and basketball players. We hope you take advantage of the outstanding training opportunities we offer throughout the year.
         Below are some of our headliner coaches:

COACH JIM FOX  Basketball coach at the Division 1 level for 19 years. Jim began his coaching career as a coach with the Long Island Lightning Program. He spent 13 years as an assistant at Davidson College in North Carolina. Davidson played in several NCAA Tournaments during that time. Jim recruited many players that went on to professional careers, none more well known then 2-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry. Jim and Steph still have a friendship to this day.

Jim continued his career in Boone, North Carolina as the Head Coach at Division 1 Appalachian State. Jim built that program over his time there and rescued them from NCAA sanctions and put them in position to compete for titles in the very competitive Sun Belt Conference.

Jim has now returned to his roots on Long Island. Jim has been known as someone who has a knack for developing players – for finding that diamond in the rough and helping them achieve their dreams of playing basketball for their high school or college.

 COACH BILL HARKINS  He coached St. Mary’s High school for eight years during which he won (1) State Championship, (2) Long Island Championships. Coach Harkins is an extremely hard worker who always has been extremely dedicated to the development of his players, many of whom went on to play college basketball at all levels. Few coaches know more than Coach Harkins as to what is needed to be successful at the high school level. He is proud to say “I got my start at Long island Lightning”.

COACH RICH SLATER   One of the top high school coaches in the country, Perennial finalist in New York State Girls basketball. Has been to the finals and has won multiple championships, Is responsible for placing multiple players in high level college programs throughout the country over the past 15 years, Considered to be one of the top high school girls basketball coaches in the country, Has won multiple Coach of the Year awards in the past decade

COACH FLYNN Lindenhurst Coach for 23 years (Varsity Girls Head Coach for 13 years, Boys Coach 10 years) during which he built the program into one of the most successful on all of Long Island. He has received multiple awards including the 2020 Suffolk Coach of the Year. Lightning Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, coached 44 college players in 7 years, including 18 scholarship players and 5 in D1, Played at Chaminade HS and Molloy College, Greg has also been responsible for placing all of his Lightning players in college programs. Realistically, there are few, if any, more successful coaches than Greg in all of Long Island basketball.

COACH KANE Long Island Native, 2 time Top 10 Nationally Ranked High School Basketball Player, 1,000-point scorer, DI Basketball Player with Scholarship to Lehigh University, Played 5 years in the LI Empire State Games.



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