Sports Academy: Grades 5-12

The Sports Academy program will be open to boys and girls who will be entering the appropriate grades per sport as noted in each camp description, giving students a fun, safe environment to play sports. Each camp week is dedicated to each sport with practice, drills, skills, and scrimmage play throughout the week. Whether you are new to the sport or want to improve as an athlete, our Sports Academy is the place to be.

 

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General Sports Academy Info

Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday.

Location: BB&N Upper School Campus, 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge MA

What to Bring: Campers play regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. Bathing suits are recommended for all camps. Classic campers will swim and Specialty and Sports campers may have an option to do slip and slide fun during the week. We leave our bathing suits at camp all week so no need to remember to bring them back and forth each day. We provide towels here at camp so no need to bring your own!

Cell Phone Policy: With an interest in allowing all of our campers to be fully engaged in the camp experience, we recommend that cell phones be left at home if possible As we understand the importance of connecting to home, if a you feel your camper must bring his/her cell phone to camp, please note that Group Counselors will hold all phones until the completion of the day or as determined necessary for each camper. Thank you for helping us maintain a cell phone free camp environment for all campers. As always, the camp office is available at any time to make calls to home as needed.

Lunch/Food: We offer a full service dining hall for lunches and snacks included with the price of camp. Full service hot and cold buffet lunch every day. Lunch consists of a salad bar, fruit, juices, milks, pasta bar, sandwich bar, and a hot entree of the day each and every day! As our younger campers require more assistance, our counselor serve campers off a modified buffet just for them. Lunch is all you can eat!

Options: Both Early Morning and Extended Day Options are available to all campers

Lacrosse: Girls Gr 5-9

 

Abby and the crew have accomplished their goals and dreams of playing girls lacrosse collegiately at the highest levels. Now local High School and Club coaches, these former standout athletes are growing the game in Mass by running two week-long Summer camps at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Learn fundamentals, develop your athleticism, play games, drills, and HAVE FUN while strengthening your Lax IQ. New skills will be showcased in inter-camp scrimmages. By learning from the best and highest achievers, you will elevate your game whether you’re already good or just starting out: all skill levels welcome. 

While you will learn rock-solid fundamentals and plenty of exercises, there is more to the sport of girls lacrosse than just executing the skills. There is an opportunity to learn the life lessons that arise within a competitive team environment. The coaching philosophy we teach is: once the girls believe they are champions, they start playing like one. 

Grade Level: All children entering grades 5 thru 9 (grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer). Focused on Girls Lacrosse but all campers are encouraged and welcome to participate.

Dates: Camp Weeks 3 and 5
 

What to Bring: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers play/train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers.

Soccer: Co-ed Gr 5-9

              

Philosophy: At BB&N Camp, our soccer program is based on comprehensively training every player to be technically and tactically sound. We strive to develop a quality work ethic and a dedication and passion for the game in each player regardless of skill level. Focused on engagement and enthusiasm, this developmental soccer program will focus on training of young players who will leave the camp with improved technical skills from individual work with a soccer ball and a view of the game shaped by significant scrimmaging with their peers.
 
Grade Level: For all children entering Grades 5 through 9. Grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer.
 
Dates: We have two great coaches offering 3 weeks of soccer camp. Check out the tabs below to read more about Larry and Jesse!
  • Larry: Weeks 3 & 4
  • Jesse: Week 8

What to Bring: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers play/train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers (possible workout in the weight room).
Each Soccer player should also bring: shin guards, cleats (plastic only as the campers will be playing on the turf field).

Larry: Weeks 3 and 4

Coach Lawrence McSwiggan: Coach McSwiggan has coached travel and club soccer for two decades in California and Massachusetts.  His current coaching affiliations are with the New England Revolution Academy for which he runs developmental clinics and Liverpool International Academy, for whom he runs camps and clinics and coaches youth teams.  He was raised in Connecticut and attended Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT (1984), the University of Connecticut (1989) and St. John's University School of Law (1997).  He holds and NSCAA National Diploma, and is currently completing his Advanced National Diploma.  During the School year he works at Framingham High School in Framingham, MA.

Jesse: Week 8

Jesse Sarzana: BB&N Head Coach: Over the past 17 seasons the Buckingham Browne & Nichols varsity soccer team has compiled a record of 160-81-42 in the Independent School League under head coach Jesse Sarzana. Patrick Metelus and Kaeghan Kelly, two graduates of the school, have been a tremendous help to the team’s success as assistant coaches. We are proud to have developed players to enable them to compete at the next level, including schools such as Babson, Bates, Cornell, Colby, Franklin and Marshall, Hobart, Brandeis, Swarthmore, Princeton, Davidson, Northeastern, Union, Lafayette, Lehigh, Worcester State, UNH, UMass, Harvard, Yale and West Point.

BB&N School Program Highlights: 2009 ISL champions and New England Class A Prep tournament semi-finalist; 2004 ISL co-champions and winner of New England Class A tournament; 2003 quarterfinalists in New England Class B tournament• 1999 N.E. Class B semi-finalists (tournament play); 1998 N.E. Class A semi-finalists; 1992 champions of the New England Class B tournament 2007 ISL champions. New England Class A finalist.

Coach Jesse Sarzana Stats: BB&N Graduate 1993; Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; B.A., American Studies, May 1997; Middle School Math Teacher; Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge, MA; Head Coach: BB&N Varsity Boys' Soccer; Coach, Inter Bandits SC Boston, December 2001- present; NSCAA National Diploma & Advanced National DiplomaInter Bandits SC Boston, Coach, December 2001- present

Basketball: Co-ed Gr 5-9

Instructor: Nick Papas

Mr. Nick Papas has recently completed his 33rd season as Head Basketball Coach for Burlington High School. During this time, Coach Papas' squads posted 22 consecutive winning seasons, from 1978-2000, including 20 State Tournament appearances. On December 30, 2008, Burlington defeated Reading 65-50 to give Coach Papas his 400th Career Victory!

Coach Papas is both Melrose HS and Minuteman Regional HS all-time winningest Basketball Coach! He is the past President of the Mass. Basketball Coaches Association. In 1996 and 2003, Nick was named Div II North "Coach of the Year" by the MBCA and Mass. "Coach of the Year" by the Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge of America, for outstanding service/success in 1996. In 2002 Nick was inducted into the Watertown HS Hall of Fame and in 2004, he was the recipient of the Sherm Kinney Award, sponsored by the MIAA for unselfish devotion and contributions to HS basketball in Massachusetts.

A 1973 graduate of Springfield College, Coach Papas is a physical education instructor at Minuteman Regional and joined BB&N this past school year as a Varsity Basketball Coach for the BB&N team. Coach

Papas, who has been associated with quality basketball schools for many years, advocates the development of fundamental basketball skills and a competitive attitude. We are excited to have Coach Papas continue his commitment to BB&N by joining us this summer by heading our Basketball Camp!

Grade Level: All children entering grades 5 thru 9 (grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer)

Dates: Camp Weeks 5, 6 & 7

What to Bring: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Also, Basketball campers should bring: a water bottle and a bathing suit (slip and slide or pool time possible).

Crew: Learn to Row: Gr 6-9

NEW SUMMER ROWING PROGRAM for 2019!

 

We are excited to welcome our own BB&N Varsity Coaches to our new Rowing Camp at BB&N this year. With the leadership of Adam, John, and Stephanie we are providing our campers with the expertise of National, World, and Olympic Champions along with more than 50 years of experience as educators and coaches to create an entirely new rowing experience this summer. 

As one of only two high school programs with our own boathouse on the river, BB&N offers a unique experience to junior rowers. A smaller boathouse means more personalized attention from the staff, and a less chaotic launching and docking situation then other locations on the river.  With the BB&N Upper School Campus right across the street, the location could not be better! The boathouse is located right on the river walk/bike path, and is less than a mile from the Harvard Square T stop, making transportation to and from practices very easy. 

BB&N Rowing is now offering two different summer program options for students interested in furthering their knowledge in the sport. 

  • Learn to Row Program for incoming 6th-9th graders with no experience necessary.
  • Advanced Program for incoming 9th-12th graders that have at least one season of rowing experience 

Learn to Row Summer Program:  The Learn to Row Program is designed for those athletes looking to try out the sport of rowing at the beginner level.  BB&N has a rowing barge that is ideal for instruction on a safe, stable platform. Once the athletes learn the basics from the staff, they will spend the rest of the week fine tuning their skills in both 8s and 4s.  This program will provide personalized attention from current BB&N rowing coaches, and will provide a maximum of 10:1 athlete to coach ratio. This is an ideal option for those looking to potentially row on their high school team in the future, or for those simply just looking to have some fun out on the river trying something new.  Drinks and a snack will be provided each day.

Special Notes: Registration is limited for this specialized program. Please register early.

  • All athletes must submit proof of a swim test before going out on the water. This form will be available online at time of registration. 
  • Due to the timing of this camp, lunch is not provided to our Crew Camp participants. . 
  • As this is only a morning program that ends at noon, BB&N is only responsible for your camper during the times specified for this camp and not after practice is completed at noon.  Families are required to arrange for pick up of campers at noon. Campers are not permitted to stay on campus after the completion of their camp without supervision. 
  • Drop off and pick up is at the BB&N Upper School Athletic Center (80 Gerry's Landing Road)

Grade Level: Grades 6-9 (grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer)

Dates: Each session is a 2 week commitment with 1 half day practice each day. 

  • Session 1 (July 8th-July 19th) M-F 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Session 2 (July 22nd- Aug 2nd) M-F 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Session 3 (Aug 5th - Aug 16th) M-F 8:30am-12:00pm

What to Bring/Wear: Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers (possible workout in the weight room). CREW Campers should ALSO bring: tshirt, shorts, socks (a must for rowing! as you put your feet in the stationary foot holders of the boat and socks are needed for sanitary and comfort purposes, hat (optional). Crew attire is generally tighter, body hugging sports-wear to minimize interference with the equipment. 

Stephanie Guilmet - Rowing Coordinator: Stephanie Guilmet is in her third year teaching and coaching at BB&N. She began rowing competitively at Skidmore College, earning 4 varsity letters and captaining the squad her senior year. From there, she spent 12 years teaching science, running a dormitory, and leading the rowing program at Blair Academy, a boarding school in New Jersey. At Blair, Coach Guilmet led the program to many appearances at the USRowing Youth National Championships, including winning the bronze medal in the 2013 women’s four, and silver medal in the 2008 men’s four.  Now at BB&N, she teaches Biology and Chemistry at the Upper School, manages the day-to-day aspects of the BB&N boathouse, and coaches with the rowing program in both the fall and spring seasons.

Adam Holland - Head Varsity Boys Rowing Coach: Currently in his 14th year coaching at BB&N, Head Coach Adam Holland grew up in Philadelphia, one of this country’s rowing hotspots. He began rowing his sophomore year in high school because he thought he should at least try it. Although he was also an all-league cross-country runner and wrestler, he quickly realized that rowing was the sport at which he would have the most success, and determined to pursue it collegiately. He rowed four years for Harvard, where he was in the 1F and a 3-time member of Varsity crews that were 1992 and 1994 Eastern Sprints medalists as well as 1992 National champions. In the summer of 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 4+ at the World University Games, and immediately after college, began training full time for the US National Team, of which he was a seven-time member, winning silver at the World Championships in the 4+ in 1994 and bronze in the pair in 1997, the first medal for the US men in the pair since the 1976 Olympics. Holland was also the stroke of the pair on the 1996 Olympic team. He retired from International competition in 2004.  Holland’s coaching career began at Harvard in 1997, when then-head coach Harry Parker asked him to coach the freshman crews. He went on to be Parker’s assistant the following year, and has been coaching in one way or another ever since. He began coaching at BB&N in the fall of 2005, coaching the girls’ crew, and moved to the boys’ side of the boathouse in the fall of 2006. Holland is also an assistant varsity wrestling coach at BB&N. As a long-time student of human performance, his favorite thing about coaching is the opportunity to help motivate individuals become better, and ultimately to reach their potential. Outside of coaching at BB&N, Holland is a lawyer, whose training and writing focuses on intellectual property and public policy. He currently works as a Project Manager at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is married to 1992 Olympic silver medalist Carol Feeney (Women’s 4-), with whom he has two daughters.

John Cotter - Head Varsity Girls Rowing Coach: John a native of  Buffalo NY started rowing in high school as a sophomore as a member of West Side RC, and continued to row in college at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He started coaching in 2003 and it will be his 5th  year at BB&N as the girls varsity head coach. He still continues to compete at the masters level in both sculling and sweep during the summer and fall. Coach Cotter also coaches with the MIT Club Rowing Program throughout the year. A recent resident of Cambridge, he enjoys the easy walk to the boathouse.

Crew: Advanced: Gr 9-12

NEW SUMMER ROWING PROGRAM FOR 2019!

 

We are excited to welcome our own BB&N Varsity Coaches to our new Rowing Camp at BB&N this year. With the leadership of Adam, John, and Stephanie we are providing our campers with the expertise of National, World, and Olympic Champions along with more than 50 years of experience as educators and coaches to create an entirely new rowing experience this summer. 

As one of only two high school programs with our own boathouse on the river, BB&N offers a unique experience to junior rowers. A smaller boathouse means more personalized attention from the staff, and a less chaotic launching and docking situation then other locations on the river.  With the BB&N Upper School Campus right across the street, the location could not be better! The boathouse is located right on the river walk/bike path, and is less than a mile from the Harvard Square T stop, making transportation to and from practices very easy. 

BB&N Rowing is now offering two different summer program options for students interested in furthering their knowledge in the sport. 

  • Learn to Row Program for incoming 6th-9th graders with no experience necessary.
  • Advanced Program for incoming 9th-12th graders that have at least one season of rowing experience 

Advanced Summer Rowing Program: Please note the split schedule for Advance Rowers. Each session is a 3 week commitment with 2 practices a day. 

  • Session 1 (July 8th-July 26th) M-F 6:30-8:30 am AND 2:00-4:00 pm (3 week commitment)
  • Session 2 (July 29th-Aug 16th) M-F 6:30-8:30 am AND 2:00-4:00 pm (3 week commitment)

This program will run Monday through Friday double sessions each day from 6:30am-8:30am, then 2pm-4pm. The program is designed to both improve rowing technique as well as overall fitness over the course of the three week sessions.  With a maximum of 10:1 athlete to coach ratio, the coaching staff will be able to provide personal instruction to each athlete on a regular basis.  There will be no boat selections or boat priorities, each camper that participates will be able to train and improve without the pressures of a selection process.  The camp will use state of the art equipment, rowing in both 8s and 4s, with coaches following close by in chase boats. Practices will consist of a mix of technical drill work, long distance rowing, and some high intensity work on the water, while also discussing proper nutrition, weight lifting, and video review off the water.  Coxswains are encouraged to participate in the program as well, learning to navigate the Charles River is hugely beneficial, and the coaching staff is fully prepared to directly work with the coxswains on steering techniques, as well as overall practice and race management. This program will be led by BB&N’s own varsity coaching staff.  Campers will have the time in between practices off to pursue other interests (i.e. work, internship, free time). 

Special Notes: Registration is limited for this specialized program. Please register early.

  • All athletes must submit proof of a swim test before going out on the water. This form will be available online at time of registration. 
  • Due to the timing of this camp, lunch is not provided to our Crew Camp participants. 
  • Due to the unique set up of this "split schedule", BB&N is only responsible for your camper during the times specified for this camp and not in between practices. To that end, families are required to make arrangements for campers in between practices as campers are not permitted to stay on campus in between practices without supervision. 
  • Drop off and pick up is at the BB&N Upper School Athletic Center (80 Gerry's Landing Road)

Grade Level: Grades 9-12 (grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer)

Dates: This is a 3 week commitment with split practices daily

  • Session 1 (July 8th-July 26th) M-F 6:30-8:30 am AND 2:00-4:00 pm (3 week commitment)
  • Session 2 (July 29th-Aug 16th) M-F 6:30-8:30 am AND 2:00-4:00 pm (3 week commitment)

What to Bring/Wear: Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers (possible workout in the weight room). CREW Campers should ALSO bring: tshirt, shorts, socks (a must for rowing! as you put your feet in the stationary foot holders of the boat and socks are needed for sanitary and comfort purposes, hat (optional).

Stephanie Guilmet - Rowing Coordinator: Stephanie Guilmet is in her third year teaching and coaching at BB&N. She began rowing competitively at Skidmore College, earning 4 varsity letters and captaining the squad her senior year. From there, she spent 12 years teaching science, running a dormitory, and leading the rowing program at Blair Academy, a boarding school in New Jersey. At Blair, Coach Guilmet led the program to many appearances at the USRowing Youth National Championships, including winning the bronze medal in the 2013 women’s four, and silver medal in the 2008 men’s four.  Now at BB&N, she teaches Biology and Chemistry at the Upper School, manages the day-to-day aspects of the BB&N boathouse, and coaches with the rowing program in both the fall and spring seasons.

Adam Holland - Head Varsity Boys Rowing Coach: Currently in his 14th year coaching at BB&N, Head Coach Adam Holland grew up in Philadelphia, one of this country’s rowing hotspots. He began rowing his sophomore year in high school because he thought he should at least try it. Although he was also an all-league cross-country runner and wrestler, he quickly realized that rowing was the sport at which he would have the most success, and determined to pursue it collegiately. He rowed four years for Harvard, where he was in the 1F and a 3-time member of Varsity crews that were 1992 and 1994 Eastern Sprints medalists as well as 1992 National champions. In the summer of 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 4+ at the World University Games, and immediately after college, began training full time for the US National Team, of which he was a seven-time member, winning silver at the World Championships in the 4+ in 1994 and bronze in the pair in 1997, the first medal for the US men in the pair since the 1976 Olympics. Holland was also the stroke of the pair on the 1996 Olympic team. He retired from International competition in 2004.  Holland’s coaching career began at Harvard in 1997, when then-head coach Harry Parker asked him to coach the freshman crews. He went on to be Parker’s assistant the following year, and has been coaching in one way or another ever since. He began coaching at BB&N in the fall of 2005, coaching the girls’ crew, and moved to the boys’ side of the boathouse in the fall of 2006. Holland is also an assistant varsity wrestling coach at BB&N. As a long-time student of human performance, his favorite thing about coaching is the opportunity to help motivate individuals become better, and ultimately to reach their potential. Outside of coaching at BB&N, Holland is a lawyer, whose training and writing focuses on intellectual property and public policy. He currently works as a Project Manager at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is married to 1992 Olympic silver medalist Carol Feeney (Women’s 4-), with whom he has two daughters.

John Cotter - Head Varsity Girls Rowing Coach: John a native of  Buffalo NY started rowing in high school as a sophomore as a member of West Side RC, and continued to row in college at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He started coaching in 2003 and it will be his 5th  year at BB&N as the girls varsity head coach. He still continues to compete at the masters level in both sculling and sweep during the summer and fall. Coach Cotter also coaches with the MIT Club Rowing Program throughout the year. A recent resident of Cambridge, he enjoys the easy walk to the boathouse.

 

 

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