Red and Black Basketball Camp – Open to all genders

Northern Highlands Regional High School
298 Hillside Avenue
NJ, 07401

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.

Session 1: 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 and the Northern Highlands Boys Basketball Coaching Staff and student athletes during both sessions. Session 1 will be co-Directed by Coach Kilgallen, the Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Northern Highlands.

Each week of camp is Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Our camp provides youth entering 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 and athletes. Campers will receive daily instruction and participate in drills, contests, and games. All levels and abilities are welcome.

Typical Day Schedule

9:00 Attendance, Warmup, Stretching

9:30 Stations/Skill Development

10:30 Team Shooting Contests

11:15 Morning Games

12:00 Lunch (Athletes can bring their own lunch or purchase pizza, snacks, or drinks at the snack stand.)

12:30 Afternoon Lecture and Contests

1:00 Skill Development and Shooting Contests

1:30 Team Practice

2:15 Afternoon Games

Sessions and Cost

Session 1 (Directed by Coach Ponchak and Coach Kilgallen):
Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 21

Session 2 (Directed by Coach Ponchak):
Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28

Cost: $300 for 1 week or $500 for both weeks – Camp is more fun with family and friends! Register with a family member or friend and receive a $25 discount.

Payment Options: Check made out to Lifelong Learning Coach and mailed to Coach Ponchak at 48 Linda Vista Avenue North Haledon, NJ 07508 Venmo: @LifelongLearningCoach PayPal:

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John Wooden

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