Summer '24 Camp Information:

We are excited for another great summer of basketball!!!

Joe Reilly's Cardinal Basketball School

Full Day Camps for Boys

(Mon-Thurs) 9am–4 pm
SESSION I: June 24-27
SESSION II: July 15-18
SESSION III: July 22-25

For boys completing 3rd -9th grade in June '24
Teams & Leagues selected based on age, grade and skill level

We will need a completed MEDICAL FORM submitted on the first day of camp.  We will also accept the State of Connecticut health form.  NEW POLICY:   we will no longer keep forms on file - a new form must be submitted every summer.

Cardinal Basketball School Tuition

For more information:
Call Joe Reilly at 207.576.3597

On the campus of:
Wesleyan University
Freeman Athletic Center
161 Cross Street
Middletown, CT 06459

Joe ReillyCamp Director: Joe Reilly

Coach Reilly arrived in the Spring of 2008 as the Head Coach of Wesleyan University Men’s Basketball. Coach Reilly’s 25 years of college coaching experience also includes eleven years as the Head Coach of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and three years as an assistant coach at Yale University. He has over 30 years of experience as a co-director and counselor for the Joseph F. Reilly Summer Basketball Clinics founded by his father in the south end of Hartford in 1967. The clinic still runs annually every summer in Wethersfield, CT. Coach Reilly has also directed clinics in Ireland, Spain and Taiwan.


Wesleyan Freeman Athletic Center

  • Air-conditioned Silloway Gymnasium features six baskets and two full-length regulation college courts.
  • Bacon Fieldhouse offers three regulation college courts and additional space for stations and games. Three full courts also available in Spurrier-Snyder Rink.

Cardinal Summer Camp Application

  • $0.00
  • If none, type N/A or None.
  • Permission, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement: In consideration of permitting my son to enroll or participate in the Summer CARDINAL BASKETBALL SCHOOL offered at Wesleyan University, the undersigned on behalf of his/her heirs, executors and administrators and all of the assigns of any of them, hereby knowingly and voluntarily RELEASES, WAIVES, FOREVER RELINQUISHES and DISCHARGES Joe Reilly, South End Basketball LLC and staff, Wesleyan University, its trustees, officers, agents, servants and employees (the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, causes of action, liability of any type whatsoever including but not limited to liability for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death occurring to him arising as a result of, incidental to or related to engaging in the Activity, whether the same shall arise by the negligence of any of the Released Parties or otherwise. Participants agree to comply with any updates regarding Wesleyan University's COVID policies & visitor restrictions. BY CLICKING ‘I AGREE’, IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE UNDERSIGNED TO EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO THE EXCLUSION OF SOUTH END BASKETBALL LLC, JOE REILLY & WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY AND TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE SOUTH END LLC, JOE REILLY & WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FROM LIABILITY FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, INCLUDING WHERE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE. The undersigned for him/her, heirs, executors, administrators and/or assigns of any of them agrees that, in the event any claim for property damage, personal injury or wrongful death shall be prosecuted against Joe Reilly, South End Basketball LLC and staff and/or Wesleyan University arising out of, incidental to or related to him and the Activity, he/she shall indemnify and hold harmless Joe Reilly, South End Basketball LLC and Wesleyan University from any and all claims, causes of action, liability, damage, cost or expense by whomever or wherever made or presented arising as a result thereof. I acknowledge that I have read this agreement, have been fully and completely advised of the potential dangers incidental to engaging in the Activity and am fully aware of the legal consequences of this Agreement.
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Sample Schedule (Subject to Change)

8:30 Silloway Gym opens
9:00 Attendance &
Theme of the Day
9:15 Skill Stations
10:15 Shooting games
10:45 AM Break
11:00 Games*
12:15 Lunch (bring your own – snack bar available)
1:15 Lecture
2:00 Contests
2:00 3 v 3
2:45 Games*
4:00 Dismissal/Pick Up
*Teams & leagues determined by  skill level, grade & size of camp

Camp Philosophy

  • Teach and develop all phases of offensive skills on an individual and team level
  • Teach and develop man-to-man defensive principles
  • Create an energetic and competitive environment
  • Emphasize the value of sportsmanship, a positive attitude, and “coachability”
  • Daily contests for prizes and/or trophies
  • An energetic coaching staff will ensure that players will IMPROVE and HAVE FUN!