About The Camp
Victory Sports Camp is put into place to develop basketball skills. In the mornings we focus on stretching and conditioning which are vital to success on the court. The next portion of the day we have our drill work. We have foundational teaching on offense and defense. Then we move to competitive drills where the campers will play against each other in one on one setting as well as 3 on 3. In the later part of the day we will break up into teams. We will go over some simple offensive sets as well as defensive schemes. After this at the end of the day games will be played. The Final day of camp we will have a 3-point contest along with playoffs and championship games for the respective leagues.
What differentiates Victory Sports Camp from many other camps is that we film 1 game for each team during the 1 week of camp. The game footage from Monday-Friday will be online for purchase that Sunday. This allows parents as well as the campers to see themselves on film. They can evaluate and critique themselves after watching. To solve a problem you have to identify the cause of the problem. Film gives glaring evidence to the areas that need improvement.
Before starting the day we say a prayer before beginning any activities to ask the Lord to prevent any hurt harm or danger and to open the campers minds to be receptive to teaching. We say a prayer to close camp to assure The Lord brings us all home safely giving traveling mercies and bringing us back.
Who is Brad Haugabrook?
Position: Founder of VSC
Brad has worked the past 3 years in the financial industry for Merrill Lynch. He enjoys this but his passion is to work with the youth and young adults, using basketball as the tool to reach them. He started out at a small school with a big reputation for basketball. Brad graduated from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. playing under Coach Kevin Boyle who is currently the head coach at Powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida. St Patrick H.S. is the product of many prominent NBA players such as Kyrie Irving, Michael Gilchrist, Al Harrington and Derrick Character. Haugabrook played junior college ball in Tampa, FL at Hillsborough community college. He played under Derrick Worrels at HCC who is now the Athletic director over the program.
This is where Brad was introduced to HCC assistant head coach Jay Higgins. They played together at HCC and posted a 27-6 record their 1 year together at the school. Brad and Jay were the two division 1 signees that year for HCC. Higgins inked a scholarship at Eastern Michigan University while Brad stayed in state to sign with the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. Brad started point guard for the North Florida Ospreys from 2009-2011. His senior year they made it to the A-sun Conference Championship live on ESPN to face Belmont University for an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. “I have had a great run playing basketball in high school and at the collegiate level.
God has now called me to work with young men in the very sport that I love, this is a wonderful blessing from above. I desire to see these young men be fruitful on and off the court. At Victory sports camp we will do our best to bring that fruition.
"God has now called me to work with young men in the very sport that I love..."
Who is Kelvin “Jay” Higgins
Position: Director, Co-Founder
Coach Jay Higgins is returning for his 3rd year as the Associate Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at Hillsborough Community College (HCC). HCC is the first institution to give Coach Higgins an opportunity to coach basketball since he graduated from Eastern Michigan in 2011.
Coach Higgins began his collegiate career at HCC, where he started and played shooting guard for the Hawks from 2007-2009. He had the privilege of playing for now Head Coach at HCC, Derrick Worrels. During his playing time at HCC, he was able to graduate with his Associate’s Degree as well as secure a scholarship to continue playing basketball at Eastern Michigan University. Due to his efforts on the court and in the classroom, he was named an Academic All-American his sophomore season.
At Eastern Michigan University, Coach Higgins once again was able to start at shooting guard for his two years there from 2009-2011. During his senior season, he was named one of the Team Captains and ultimately graduated with Honor’s with a 3.66 GPA. Since receiving his Bachelor’s in Psychology, he has worked as an Academic Advisor at HCC for over 3 and a half years.
"He had the privilege of playing for now Head Coach at HCC, Derrick Worrels"
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