AARON LOCKS, FOUNDER & CEO
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Payment Information –
$75 deposit per child per session is due at the time of registration in order to secure your camper’s spot in the camp. This is a non-refundable deposit, barring medical issues (see below).
Refund Policy –
First, we would like to encourage you to simply move to another session so your child can have the experience of summer camp. However, we understand that things come up and you may need to cancel all together. To do so, please call or email us with this information.
• $75 Deposit is not refundable or transferable at any time unless it is a medical reason (must have written explanation from Doctor).
• If you cancel with more than 21 days till the session start date, then you will receive all money paid EXCEPT $75 refund
• 14-20 days until the session start date, 50% refund
• 7 days prior to start of camp session = SORRY NO REFUND
Medical reason for cancellation –
We understand that medical issues may arise or just as your child is set to attend camp. Please call us as soon as possible to inform us of your need to cancel. We will ask that you submit a written excuse from your child’s physician. If you child is sick and there is time and room, we will work with you to switch your camper to a later session.
If you have questions – call 866-90-SPORT and one of our camp specialists will be happy to help.
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We will never sell any personally identifiable information to a third party for marketing purposes. We will never overload your inbox. We will send you relevant camp information.
We will only disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers or payments you make:
• When it is necessary for opening or maintaining your account, or for completing transfers or payments
• If lawfully required or
• If you request or authorize it
Here’s a few fundamental skills and checklist items you may want to consider:
- If this is their first time playing the sport your child is enrolled in, we always suggest that you discuss the sport prior to their first day at camp. It’s important to provide them with some basic understanding of the sport in terms of the skills and what it would be like to play. Just the basics is fine, no need to to go into too much detail or rattle their minds with all the rules. Learning the fundamentals is very important and we take pride in making sure that will happen.
- An important lesson a child should learn about participating in a sport is obligation. Look at a calendar together and discuss how many hours of each day they will be at their camp or clinic. If you’re playing on a team, your team is counting on you to show up- you all need each other.
- While equipment is important, it is not important that you go out and buy brand new expensive equipment- especially if your child is just trying out the sport. There’s nothing wrong with starting out with used equipment.
- It is important that you practice with them. Rebound when they shoot hoops or play catch so they can practice their new skills. This will show them your support. We find that parents who participate with their kids have much more enjoyable experience overall.
Good luck on your youth sports journey. It really does not matter if they have ever played a sport before, if you get them playing and having fun, they will fall in love with being healthy and active, and this will keep them healthy for life.
It is not uncommon for kids to occasionally miss a day or have to leave early or late on some days due to various reasons. We realize that family schedules require flexibility. If they miss instructions for a new drill, we will ensure they get time with a camp counselor to bring them back up to speed.
At most of our camps, yes. We believe that boys and girls (with the same skill level) should play together. In the real world, men and women work together and are expected to perform the same tasks. We do not want to show differentiation between any child that wants to play and participate in group schools.
Sometimes there is an exception, please read the camp details.
Each Camp has a specific schedule but this is a pretty good example of what you should expect.
9:00am Structured Free Play
9:15am Introduction (staff, camp rules and facility etc.)
9:30am Wake Up Call – Warm Up Happy Feet series
9:45am Evaluation Games
10:15am Roll Call
10:20am Stations (3 min verbal – 6 min teach – 6 min play)
10:40am Stations (3 min verbal – 6 min teach – 6 min play)
11:00am Stations (3 min verbal – 6 min teach – 6 min play)
11:15am Snack Break
11:20am Individual Competitions
11:35am Team Competitions
12:30pm Structured Free Play
1:00pm Roll Call
1:10pm Mass Clinic
1:40pm Competitions and Challenges
2:05pm Individual Competitions
2:35pm Group Games and Competitions
2:55pm Review and Dismissal
Our staff of energetic coaches are placed in each camp with a maximum camper-to-coach ratio of 10-1.
Absolutely! Safety is our number one priority. Aaron Locks has been running quality sports camps in Northern California for over 20-years, we have never had a child be seriously injured. We are proud of this record. National Academy of Athletics Camps has very strict rules.
- All Campers are signed in and out from camp each day.
- All Staff is first aid and CPR certified.
- All camp staff coaches are 18 years or older.
- Campers are not allowed out of the gym, except to use the restroom.
- All campers using the restroom must go with another camper as a “buddy”.
- All basketball counselors have been thoroughly trained to never be in a compromising situation with campers. When talking with campers about personal issues, we always have two counselors present. Counselors are never to leave the gym with a camper.