Summer '23 Camp Information:

We are excited for the return of this great program!!!

Joe Reilly's Cardinal Basketball School

Full Day Camps for Boys

(Mon-Thurs) 9am–4 pm
SESSION I: June 19-22
SESSION II: July 10-13
SESSION III: July 17-20 REGISTRATION CLOSED-text 207.576.3597 for last minute spot inquiry

For boys completing 3rd -9th grade in June '23
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.

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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!