ATHLETE * TEAMMATE * PERSON
Be The Best wants to get the best out of each camper by making them a better player, teammate, and person. Our camp's highly qualified coaches bring a set of skills, perspective and experiences that will contribute to your child's development in both basketball and lacrosse. Our drills, practice games and team building exercises will help your child become a better player both in practice and game situations while also teaching your child to have fun and work together with his or her teammates.
WHO WE ARE
Committed to Our Campers Development as Athletes, Teammates, and People
PRESIDENT/BOYS LACROSSE DIRECTOR/BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL DIRECTOR
Dan Achatz was born and raised on Long Island. He attended Seaford High School and became an All-County athlete in basketball, lacrosse and soccer. In 1998, Dan Achatz led the Seaford Vikings to the Nassau County Title. Thereafter, Dan Achatz attended Rutgers University where he played Division 1 Lacrosse.
He earned All-ECAC honors and became Captain of the lacrosse team during the 2004 to 2005 school year.
Currently, Dan Achatz teaches Special Education and coaches Varisty Basketball at Valley Stream North and Varsity lacrosse at Plainedge. In 2016, Dan Achatz was honored as the Nassau County Basketball Coach of the Year. In 2016 and 2017, Dan Achatz guided the Valley Stream North Basketball Team to the Conference Title and helped the team earn a spot in the Final Four. Finally, in 2019, he led the Plainedge Varsity lacrosse team to their first Conference Title in 30 years and was named Conference Coach of the Year alongside Coach Ancona.