Nike Basketball Camp Akron-Wayne College Orrville, Ohio
US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball will be hosting two complete skills camps this summer at Orrville High School. The girls camp will run from June 24-28 and the boys camp July 15-19, 2013. This is a complete skills camp offering fundamental and skill development for campers aged 8 to 15.
Directing camp this year is Head Men's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Akron-Wayne College, Patrick Rufener. Rufener will lead campers through a challenging week of complete skill development focusing on offensive technique, defensive skills, shooting, passing, ball handling, and team play. Each day will be packed with skill stations, drills, full court scrimmages, and fun games. Campers of all abilities are encouraged to attend, they will be exposed to new techniques and skills while refining their existing fundamentals in order to become stronger and more confident players.
Coach Rufener brings with him an enthusiastic coaching staff eager to help young players reach their full potential. Whether you are looking to touch up on your skills or go out for the team for the first time, Coach Rufener will help you achieve your goals. Campers can look forward to making new friends and playing great basketball in a competitive and fun atmosphere.
- Unbeatable camper to coach ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp Workbook and other prizes
- Handwritten evaluation for each camper and a NIKE Camp Certificate
Orrville High School is a public co-ed high school in Orrville, Ohio 40 miles south of Cleveland.Meet your coaching staff
Patrick Rufener joins the Nike Basketball Camp family as a Director after assisting with our central Ohio Nike Camps for several years. Coach Rufener brings a distinguished coaching resume with him as we add the University of Akron-Wayne College to our Nike Camp offerings. Under Rufener's direction, the Akron-Wayne Men's Basketball program has undergone a dramatic turnaround.Read Full Bio
Coach Rufener began his coaching career as an assistant at Lima Shawnee High School in Lima, Ohio. He then spent one season as an assistant at Marietta College, where he helped coach the school's all-time leading scorer.
Following a year in Marietta, Rufener took a position on Steve Moore's staff at the NCAA Division III powerhouse, The College of Wooster. In his time at Wooster, Rufener was a part of a tremendous amount of success with the Fighting Scots. In seven seasons, Wooster had a record of 180-28. They made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament six of those seasons, including three trips to the Sweet 16, two to the Elite 8, and one to the Final Four, resulting in a national third-place finish. During those years, the Fighting Scots had players garner All-American honors six times, along with 12 players earning all-conference awards.
When Rufener arrived at Akron Wayne in 2006, he spent one season as the Head Women's Basketball Coach in addition to his duties as Director of Athletics. After one season, he moved to the men's side to take over as Head Men's Basketball Coach. It is in that position that he has led a transformation over the past six seasons. Prior to Rufener's arrival, the men's team had suffered through eight consecutive losing seasons. Rufener has turned Akron-Wayne into a perennial contender, reaching the Ohio Regional Campus Conference championship game two out of the past three years.
Coach Rufener earned a degree in Economics from Denison University in 1994 and a Masters Degree in Leadership from Bellevue University in 2001. He is currently a Doctoral candidate in Sports Psychology from Capella University.
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.
Lunch will not be provided
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.