Head Coach and Director
Kiril Raykov is our head coach and director. He has over 14 years of experience as a professional basketball player and over 10 years as a coach. He has a Bachelor’s degree in coaching and a Master’s degree in conditioning, with a number of qualifications in the sport. Cyril graduated from FC Barcelona University as a conditioning coach, specialising in team training. He is a sports nutrition and recovery specialist .
Kiril Raikov is the head coach of the elite Nike basketball camp in America, where more than 10 years he is training hundreds of kids from all over the world in New York.
His invaluable knowledge and international experience combine the best of American and European teaching methods. Coach K knows how to develop everyone’s potential in the most effective way possible.
Head Coach at BC Spartak Sofia and PT at 2sport4life
Boyan Tenev has worked as a coach of teenagers (U14, U16, U18) in Germany for four seasons, where he also received a “B” license from DBB. In Bulgaria, he was a coach of U12 for BC Chernomorets in the 2015-16 season, and during the summer seasons when he was not active as a professional athlete, he also took part in various camps for the development of young athletes, some of whom he works with individually to this day.
Lincoln Memorial University (NCAA)
TUS Bramsche Basketball (Germany)
BK Chernomoretz (Burgas)
Aschersleben Tigers (Germany)
SBA Arezzo (Italy)
Right now he is the main coach of the Basketball Club Spartak Sofia!
Main Coach at BK Hebar and Manager of Levski Lukoil
Veselinov is considered one of the most intelligent and educated Bulgarian basketball players in the new millennium. Apart from his solid 20-year professional career, the winger has always invested time and effort in his education.
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from West Virginia State University in the USA (graduated in 2006). MBA from the International Business School in the country.
Veselinov was born on 16 February 1983 in Sofia. Seven times champion of Bulgaria: six of them with Lukoil Akademik (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) and once with Levski Lukoil (2018). Three times winner of the Cup (2011, 2012, 2013) and once of the Super Cup with Lukoil Academik (2017).
Alumnus of Casper College (2001-2004) and West Virginia State University (2004-2007) overseas. Before traveling to the United States in the summer of 2001, he made his debut in men’s basketball with the team of Slavia (1998-1999), after which he dressed successively the teams of Buba (1999-2001) and Levski (2001-2002).
In his career, he also defended the colors of Rilski sportist (2015-2016), Timisoara in Romania (2015-2016) and Lucerne in Switzerland (2016-2017). For many years he has been an integral part of our national teams in all age groups (16, 18, men).
After finishing his career as a player, Vesko immediately changed his amplitude as manager of Levski Lukoil, and from September 2021 he will lead the men of BC Heber.
He graduated from the NCAA’s SCC Basketball as a basketball coach and is in FIBA’s FIBA Players’ Mentorship program.
Kiril and Vesko last played together on the Levski team, the same year our head coach ended his professional career.
He is a former teammate of the director of the camp – Kiril Raykov, while he was playing for Balkan, and has been living in Germany for 10 years.
Most recently Kristiyan was head coach in Karlsruhe for Arvato Wizards Karlsruhe Pro B, and before that he coached U19 Tigers Tübingen for 3 years for 1st Bundesliga.
He is currently involved in skill development training for young players and professionals. The last two years he has also worked with BBL and Pro A players in Germany as well as Euro Cup players.
This year the place of the event again, as last year will be in the town of Samokov. The trainings will be held in the big hall of Arena Samokov, and the accommodation will be in the Grand Hotel, located right next to it.
Regardless of the situation with COVID-19, affecting the whole world, we at The Jam Camp did our best to continue the tradition and provide children with the opportunity for the third consecutive year to experience the unforgettable positive emotion of our camp.
Of course, the conduct of the camp will be coordinated with all necessary safety measures.
The format of The Jam Camp provides a fantastic opportunity to improve your strength and conditioning and basketball skills, practicing English in a multi-cultural environment. And all this in the middle of the fresh air at the foot of Rila Mountain.
“Our Summer Factory for Talents” welcomes young athletes (girls and boys between 10-18 years old) who want to improve their game under the mentorship of industry experts.
We believe that true development comes from personal attitudes. That is why at The Jam Camp we apply world-renowned methods that aim to develop the potential of each participant in the most effective way.
Turn your potential into a weapon to victory!
Improve your skills in a friendly atmosphere, where sportsmanship is part of the game!
The JAM Camp gives you the opportunity to acquire new skills, upgrade old ones and all this while having fun with friends and practicing English.
The camp will take place within 2 weeks, and each participant will have the opportunity to register by choosing from the following options:
I training week – 17.07 – 23.07.2022
II training week – 24.07 – 30.07.2022
Full package – 17.07 – 30.07.2022
Deadline for registration – 03.07.2022
The Jam Combine
A format in which all participants will go through various physical and technical tests (strength, speed, rebound, shooting, ball handling) modeled on the National Basketball Association (NBA) in America. The aim is to get an idea of the level of newcomers, and the regular participants to adjust the clock and compare their progress with the previous camp. Each test will carry points that will accumulate, and at the end of the week someone will win the The Jam Combine Cup.
Fundamentals first approach to basketball
Every morning the trainings will be focused on the development of the fundamentals techniques in basketball in defense and offense. Participants will go through various stations to improve ball handling, shooting, passing, defense and offense and more.
3vs3, 5vs5 and 1vs1 tournaments
During the week there are different types of tournaments and games 1on1, 3on3 and 5on5. Here the children should apply what they have learned from the morning stations. One of the days there is a match between the participants and the coaches. If there are willing parents to get involved they are welcome. There will be a tournament winner from each age group at the end of the week.
Lectures and special guests
We will be visited by people who have something to share and from who we have something to learn. These are experts in the field of basketball, or successful people whose motivation will inspire you.
You need to secure your own transport to and from Samokov or Botevgrad.
Children attending both weeks will have transport between Samokov and Botevgrad but not to Samokov or from Botevgrad.