Mike Allen Nike Basketball Camp South Bay Los Gatos, California
US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to welcome Mike Allen of Mike Allen Sports to our Nike Basketball Camp family. Mike has quickly become one of the best basketball and life trainers in Northern California. Mike is a National Trainer Mentor, NBA Skills Coach, and Camp Clinician for Micah Lancaster's I'm Possible Training & the Head Varsity Basketball Coach of Gunderson High School. 2014 CAMP DATES COMING VERY SOON!
Our focus is geared to sharpening fundamental skills of basketball, including strength and conditioning. Each day at camp there will be a different skill of the day to touch on every part of their basketball IQ. There will also be an off court inspirational quote/message where participants will be challenged to memorize and apply to their lives. Individual (1v1) and team play (3v3 and 5v5) will be the focus to improve offensive and defensive strategies each week. Players will be evaluated and receive a certificate as well as having the opportunity to participate in Ballin’ Ambassador Shooting Skill Challenges as well as end of camp week tournament involving team play.
With I'M Possible training techniques and technology to chart invididual skill progress and development, Mike Allen NEXT Level Nike Basketball Camps will provide a unique experience for all campers looking to take that next step in their game this summer!
- Talented staff of coaches eager to teach and reinforce basketball fundamentals
- Competitive, passionate and fun basketball environment geared towards pushing each player out of their comfort zone
- In-depth discussion of basketball goals, work ethic and life skills
- Focus on individual skill development within a team concept
- Individual hand-written evaluations and a certificate of camp completion
- Nike T-Shirt, Workbook, PowerBar products and other prizes!
Based in the South Bay Area, California Mike Allen Sports, LLC merge the most important lessons in life with the discipline and excitement of sports.
Born of the heart of a professional athlete who had a dream beyond professional basketball, Mike Allen had a vision to make a difference using sports as a tool, not only in the professional sports world, but also in schools, churches community centers, and boys' and girls' clubs all across the country.
Using sports, motivational speaking, and music as a tool to motivate and challenge people from all walks of life, Mike Allen shows others how to set goals and achieve them by working hard. Mike has developed a sizable following not only because he leads by example, but also because he leads with integrity, honesty,passion and respect for everyone.
Mike Allen has had the privilege of speaking to thousands of youth at basketball clinics/camps, school assemblies, PAL leagues and other events all across the world for over 10 years.Read Full Bio
Michael has a wide range of basketball experience, he has coached on every level from elementary to professional. He is NFHS and NCAA certified as a coach. He is the founder and president of Mike Allen Sports, LLC, where he organizes sports classes, clinics, private training, sports leagues and tournaments all across the country.
Outside of Michael's busy schedule he has developed Basketball Leagues that have grown to well over 1000 participants each year in several locations. He has been featured in several media outlets with articles posted in the San Jose Mercury News, Sports Illustrated, SportsStars Magazine and many others.
His wife is Anna is the sweetheart and strength beside all that he does. "With Anna in my life I know things will be fine as she challenges, supports, and motivates me to do all I can with with the gifts and talents I have been blessed with."
Michael has two beautiful son's: Jacobi who is 14 years old and Braydon 4 years old. They also have added a new addition (Michela Rose) to their family who is 6 months old . They are excited to watch their children grow up and become all that God has planned for their lives. "Children are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him." Psalm 127:3
As a player Michael began his career playing at San Jose Christian College now William Jessup University, where he averaged 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals en route to becoming a 3 time All-American in the NBCAA and NCCAA while also becoming the MVP of one of 3 National Championships in 1993, 1994, and 1995. He also has played professional basketball in Europe, Asia, Africa, as well as several teams in the USA (CarBL, XBA, USBL, the Harlem Ambassadors), In 2006 he launched his own Professional Basketball Entertainment team where he serves as a player/ coach called The Ballin' Ambassadors.
In addition to coaching he also spends his time as a motivational speaker visiting church youth groups, boy's & girls clubs, community centers and elementary - high schools all across the country. Michael has two Bachelors Degrees From William Jessup University, one in Bible and Theology and the other in Youth Ministry. He not only educates the children in basketball but also stresses the importance of sportsmanship, education, being a positive example in your community, and career planning.
Camp Code: BKXDSB
Complete Skills: This program is intended to help players develop athletically. The individual camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. This program also includes a curriculum for intermediate/ advanced players looking to enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.
Some of Coach Allen's expressions include:
"Achieving Against the Odds"
"Goal Setting- Can I do That?"
"Reaching Your Highest Potential"
"Staying Focused In a Busy Society"
"Being a Positive Example in your Community"
"Character - Is it Worth It"
"The Battle Nobody Wins"
"Making the Most of Your Tomorrow"
"Developing Winning Attitudes That Lead To Real Happiness."
"Discovering Your Destiny"
"Overcoming Our Trials"
"The Power You Need-Living In An Uncertain World"
"Maximizing Your Moment"
"A Thirst For Life."
What to Expect from a Mike Allen Camp:
When a player comes to a Mike Allen camp, they will experience much of the same advanced teaching and instruction as are offered at Nike Skill Academies and NBA workouts, but broken down in a progressive form that every player can handle no matter their age or skill level. Players will participate in a daily film session to watch the teaching points and moves they have learned. The film sessions summarize the true purpose of the camp – to teach players how to train on their own! Camp Director and head camp trainer, Mike Allen takes a hands-on approach with all of the players and is present at all times during camp. The ratio of coaches to players will never exceed 10 players to 1 coach, but even that matters very little. Mike's innovative teaching techniques are designed to make every player feel like they are alone with him in the gym.
The I'm Possible Formula:
• 80% of the camp activity is drill work to improve triple threat, dribble triple threat, creating space with the dribble and out of the triple threat, NBA dribble moves, shot mechanics, intense shooting, moving without the ball, finishing, footwork to finish, motion, reading the defense, and decision making.
• 20% of the camp activity is game play. This is where the attendees can practice what they have learned in a game atmosphere. Games are 2 on 2, 3 on 3, 4 on 4 & 5 on 5
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Stretching
- 9:15 Ball-Handling
- 9:45 One on One Moves
- 10:30 Defensive Work (Stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:15 Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 Lecture
- 2:00 Ball-Handling
- 2:30 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 3:00 Dismissal