Nike Basketball Camp Akron-Wayne College Orrville, Ohio
US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball will be hosting complete skills camps this summer at Akron-Wayne College. 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 at Akron-Wayne College, Jerry Nairne. Nairne 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 Nairne 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, camp 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
Coach Nairne just completed his first season as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach at Wayne College in Orrville, Ohio and joins our camp family this summer.Read Full Bio
This year also marked his 21st as a basketball coach and 19th as a head coach. His first head coaching position came in 1993 for the 3rd grade girls team at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and just prior to taking the position at Wayne College, he was the girl’s varsity head coach at John R. Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio. Between those two seasons he spent 14 years coaching grade school and middle school boys and girls teams and 5 years coaching high school boys.
Over his 21-year career. Coach Nairne worked a number of youth basketball camps, including last summer’s Nike Basketball Camp at Wayne College. In addition, he has served as an athletic administrator for a number of programs; most notably: (a) Eight years managing a youth sports program for multi-sport boys and girls (basketball and baseball/softball) ages 9 to 13; and, (b) Two years as commissioner of a summer softball league for high school girls.
Coach Nairne is a graduate of Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania and holds a graduate degree and a law degree from the University of Akron. He has three grown children; two girls who played softball at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and one son who played basketball at Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He is also the proud grandfather of two boys; Camden age 2+ and Logan age 2 months.
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