Gregg Downer Basketball

Gregg Downer Basketball Academy

The Lower Merion Way

Kobe Bryant’s legendary Lower Merion High School basketball coach Gregg Downer will make a rare appearance in the Los Angeles area this summer for a very special basketball camp at the American Sports Center in Anaheim. Coach Downer, the Lower Merion Aces staff and special guests will lead an action-packed program of skill development and fun and share “The Lower Merion Way” with boys and girls ages 9-17. Learn the championship skills, drills, techniques and teachings that helped shape Kobe and generations of Lower Merion Aces, including more than 70 who have gone on to play – and win – at the college and professional levels. Coach Downer’s players have won state, NCAA, international league, NBA and Olympic championships.

Who: Boys & Girls ages 8 - 17
Check-in: from 8 AM - 9 AM
Camp Hours: M - W: 9 AM - 4 PM
Th: 9 AM - 3 PM
Cost: $250


  • Four days of skill development, games and competition with world-class coaches
  • Daily chalk talks by Coach Downer and staff, with stories of Kobe’s days as an “Ace”
  • The best basketball training facility in Southern California
  • Special guest appearances
  • Limited edition camp t-shirt
9:00 AM    Morning Message & Dynamic warmup
9:30 AM    Skill of the Day Demonstration
10:00 AM    Skills & Drills
11:00 AM    Contests & Games
12:00 PM    Lunch
1:00 PM    Guest Speaker / Lower Merion Stories
1:30 PM    Team Game 1
2:30 PM    Team Game 2
3:30 PM    Closing Remarks & Daily Awards
4:00 PM    Checkout


  • Parents must sign-in/sign-out their child(ren) before and after camp
  • Players should bring water each day
  • Players should bring a small gym bag for personal items
  • Players must use a buddy system when going to the bathroom
  • No player will be allowed outside for any reason during camp
  • No player is allowed on the west side of the facility at any time
  • Parents must inform the camp administration if they need to sign out their child early
  • Lunch will not be provided, though food is available for purchase in the cafeteria
  • Each player will receive a camp t-shirt and reversible jersey; please indicate t-shirt size on registration form
  • If you need to cancel, full refunds will only be given if cancellation occurs on or before 7/1/18 Camp hours are 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Campers will be expected to show good sportsmanship and to follow camp rules throughout the week. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from camp.


For questions or more information, contact Gregg Downer Basketball, PO Box 292 Narberth, PA 19072,


Should I bring lunch?

Campers should bring their own lunch and drink each day. A cooler, or soft sided insulated bag with your name is recommended. No glass containers are allowed.

Do I need to bring a basketball to camp?

No, campers should not bring any basketballs to camp. The camp will provide all necessary equipment.

What if I need to leave early?

Parents should inform camp directors in advance if they need to sign out their child early on any day.

Will Kobe be making an appearance?

Kobe is hoping to stop by, but his attendance is not guaranteed, nor should be expected. The camp will deliver a unique, “Lower Merion” basketball experience for young people interested in learning the game from Kobe’s high school coach.