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This 2023 weekly summer basketball camp on Cape Cod, for elementary, junior high, and high school athletes is staffed by college coaches, high school coaches, and professional coaches and offers instruction and basketball games for all participants. The Hoop School is run in one-week sessions, either full day or half day and open to boys and girls 7-18 years old. This is our 37th year of providing quality basketball skill development on Cape Cod at two locations: Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in Yarmouth, Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich.

Choosing the right basketball Camp for your son or daughter is a very important responsibility. We believe the Mid-Cape Hoop School, with our historically low player-to-instructor ratio and highly qualified instructors with professional, educational, coaching and player backgrounds, presents an outstanding learning opportunity.

Our emphasis on individual attention, discipline, sportsmanship and ability-level-grouping will provide a love of the game, skill development and the motivation to work on the techniques learned throughout the year.


Mid-Cape Hoop School
c/o Bob Hamilton
40 Sheffield Road
West Yarmouth, MA 02673




  • 8:30 AM Warm-up, agility, ball handling drills

  • 9:15 AM Skill Stations and Fundamentals

  • 10:30 AM Competitive Games and Daily Lecture

  • 12:00 Noon Lunch

  • Stump the Coach Competition
    (1/2 Day Dismissal)

  • 12:30 PM Competitive Games & Individual Improvement Period

  • 2:00 PM League Drills and Competition

  • 2:30 PM Dismissal


  • Ball Handling

  • Defense Techniques

  • Team Concept

  • Outlet Passing

  • Drive, Dribble & Dish

  • Shooting Drills

  • Rebounding

  • Pick & Roll

  • Games'

Full & 1/2 Day Sessions

Full Day 8:30AM - 2:30PM - $425/week

1/2 Day Session 8:30AM - 12:00PM - $345/week

Because we have seen the benefits to our participants of attending more than one week of instruction, we are offering $25 off the enrollment fee for a second week.

Ages 7-18 accepted for enrollment in any session.

  • All Players Assigned By Age and Ability Groups.  Equal Game Playing Time For All Team Members...  Every Day... Every Game!  

  • Final Day Recognition & Awards Program


HARD2GUARD is an individual instructional program, run by James Cormier, Head Coach and Teacher at Cushing Academy.  Former coach at Northfiel Mount Herman School. that offers a program for basketball skill development and understanding.

HARD2GUARD is an individual instructional program run by James Cormier, Assistant Coach & Teacher at Northfield Mount Hermon School. NMH has the most prestigious combination of basketball and academics program in the country. NMH has had plenty of success in recent years, winning the National Championship in 2013 and the New England Championship in 2012.

James wears many hats at NMH, but specializes in recruiting and player development. Having grown up the son of a Division I coach who spent more than 20 years at the college level, as well as 12 years in the NBA, James has always been a student of the game and understands what it takes to succeed at the highest of levels.

As a player, James excelled at the guard position in high school, prep school, and as a full-scholarship player at Division II Le Moyne College. He traces his success back to his intensive workouts and skill development regimens that touch on every aspect of the game. Over the years, James has borrowed from coaches at every level of the game to develop new, innovative drills and routines that translate to success in game situations. His fluid knowledge enables him to cater his program to individuals and their specific skill sets, positions, needs, and goals.

James knows firsthand the mental and physical challenges that serious basketball players at all levels will encounter, and he created HARD2GUARD as a way to share his knowledge and help others achieve their potential. In addition to his drill work, James is a motivational leader whose mission goes beyond the development of strong, skilled athletes to good human beings on and off the floor.

If you want further information regarding prices for workouts and clinics, please contact James Cormier:

     Cell:  203-767-9882     Email: or   Twitter:  @CoachJCorms

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