From the Director

Dear Parents and Campers!

I have been very blessed to have a great career as an athlete and as a coach. I attribute my success to the solid upbringing I received in New Providence, New Jersey from my wonderful mother and father. Their efforts were enhanced by the many great coaches that I had, dating back to my youth days, up through high school, and then on to college.

I have been lucky to have been a successful youth coach in New Providence, New Jersey and in Concord, California. I treasure my time serving on the Board of the East Diablo CYO Program where I get to work with so many committed volunteer Athletic Directors who truly love kids.

Coach on Sidelines

I am grateful to the Administration of Northgate High School and De La Salle High School who gave me the opportunity to coach and mentor their high school students and serve their communities. 

But most of all, I thank the thousands of families who have entrusted their children to my care. Excel is my ministry, it is my passion. Serving children and trying to provide them with great tools to become better players and better people is my life’s commitment.

As I look through the hundreds of photos on this site, I am truly grateful for all of the campers and coaches who have enriched my life through our work together. I am so proud that so many kids look back to their days at Excel as some of their most treasured summer memories. 

I hope you will take a moment to visit the many pages on this fun site. It is filled with the history of our camp, with every award winner, plus amazing photos of the thousands of campers who spent their summers at Excel.

Enjoy this trip through “memory lane” and please join us as we create new memories, with new players and new families.

Yours in Basketball,

Frank Allocco
Camp Director since 1981


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Coach Allocco's Team at the Jordan Classic All-American Game at Madison Square Garden. See if you can spot future NBA Players: Kevin Durant, Brandan Wright, Tywon Lawson, DaJuan Summers, Brian Zoubek and Greg Oden (not pictured)

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