Camp Director – Coach Ponchak
Coach Ponchak just completed his second year as the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Northern Highlands High School. Since 2003, Coach Ponchak coached at Pascack Valley, Fair Lawn, Ramapo and Ridgewood High Schools. In addition to coaching at Northern Highlands, he is a Gold Licensed Coach through USA Basketball, a certified Wooden’s Way Coach through the John R. Wooden Course, and a 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Teacher at George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, NJ.
Co-Director, Coach Kilgallen
Coach Kilgallen is the new Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Northern Highlands. A 1997 graduate of St. Peter’s College, Coach Kilgallen has taught for the last 25 years. He brings 20 years of Varsity Basketball coaching experience with 18 of those coming on the Girls side.
- 2016 Coach of the North Team in the NJ North vs South All-Star Game
- 2015 Coach of the Bergen Team in the Bergen vs Passaic All-Star Game
- Century Club Member with 275 wins
- 8 time Division Coach of the Year
- 2 time runner-up for Bergen County Coach of the Year
Red and Black Basketball Camp Overview
Athletes will receive instruction from Coach Ponchak, Coach Kilgallen and members of the Northern Highlands Basketball Coaching Staffs.
Each day of camp runs from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Our camp provides youth in grades K – 8 the opportunity to work on the basic fundamentals of basketball, work on their individual skills, and gain knowledge of the game. Our camp is staffed by High School coaches. Campers will receive daily instruction and participate in drills, contests, and games. All levels and abilities are welcome.
Typical Day Schedule
8:30 Attendance, Warmup, Stretching
9:00 Stations/Skill Development
10:30 Snack (Campers can bring a snack to eat in the cafeteria.)
11:00 Games and Contests
Dates and Cost
Thursday 11/10 and Friday 11/11
Cost: $150 for both days or $90 for individual days
What to Bring: Campers should come ready to play basketball and bring water and a snack with them. Basketballs will be provided for use during camp, please leave your basketball at home.
Check made out to Lifelong Learning Coach and mailed to Coach Ponchak at 48 Linda Vista Avenue North Haledon, NJ 07508
“Success is peace of mind attained 0nly through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.”John Wooden