Nike Basketball Camp Beardsley Junior High

Nike Basketball Camp Beardsley Junior High
Nike Basketball Camp Beardsley Junior High

US Sports Camps is very excited to welcome once again Pete Rivas, Founder of The Works Sports Academy, as director of our Nike Basketball camp at Beardsley Junior High in Bakersfield, CA. The Shooting/Offensive Skills camp will run from July 7-10, 2014.

Pete Rivas, Founder of The Works Sports Academy of Orange County, brings almost 30 years of coaching experience and enthusiasm for basketball to camp as he directs camp in July. He has assembled a team of coaches and collegiate players to help guide campers throughout the Shooting/Offensive Skills program. Pete's passion for helping young players improve their game all while being safe, healthy, and having fun makes for a great and memorable camp experience.

The Shooting/Offensive Skills camp gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. Emphasis is placed upon: Technique, Footwork, Shooting drills, Shooting off the dribble, Shooting off the pass, Shooting games, Free Throw Shooting, and Post/Perimeter Shooting. Players will also work on dribbling, passing, shooting, and styles of play. 

Highlights Include

  • Superior Instruction; 8:1 Camper to Coach ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • Nike Camp Certificate/Evaluation
  • NIKE Camp Yearbook and other great NIKE prizes

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Camp Code: BKXDBK 

Coach Rivas designs his camps so that the day-to-day camp routine is comprised of the following five categories: 

Warm-up: Foam Roll/Static Stretch/Stabilization/Core & Balance/Dynamic Warm-Up/Injury Prevention   -- Warming up properly is the #1 thing you can do to prevent injury. We go to great lengths to make sure your body is properly stretched and stabilized before we begin training.

SAQ Attack: Speed/Quickness/Explosion/Footwork/Agility/Strength  -- We will teach you the proper techniques of movement, change of direction, acceleration, deceleration, and jump/landing techniques.

Footwork: Catch & Shoot/Half Court Attack/Catch Attack/Dribble Attack/Transition Attack/Finishing Moves -- The quality of your: catching, passing, shooting and ball handling is directly related to the quality of your footwork. Our workouts are literally “built from the ground up.”

Conditioning: With Out Ball/With Ball/Combination/Competitive Drills/Controlled Scrimmage -- Once a habit has been formed it must be applied when tired and at game speeds. Out workouts conclude with an opportunity to perform learned skills in a competitive setting.

Cool Down: Foam Roll/Static Stretch/Core Stabilization/Partner Stretch/Band Stretch -- Cool down is a period vital to the regenerative process. When basketball is long done, you will still have your body to live with. A little time now will pay great dividends later in life. 

More Details
Check-in Times
Co-Ed Session check-in Monday, July 7th at 8:30AM
Camp Hours are: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
Check-out Times
Closing ceremony: Thursday, July 10th at 3:30PM Parents are invited to attend! 
Departure: 4PM Immediately following the closing ceremony. 
Camp Information 
All campers must please have a good breakfast before coming to camp. Lunch is not provided. There may be vending machines but campers should plan to bring lunch, a snack, and water/sports drinks of their choice.
Registration Packet
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.


Ideally located for players in the Central Valley, Beardsley Junior High School is just off Highway 99 and Airport Drive in Bakersfield, CA. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 Introduction/Roll Call
  • 9:00–9:10 Foam Roll
  • 9:10–9:40 Dynamic Warm-up/Stabilization/ Core
  • 9:40–10:00 Footwork Ladders/Agility
  • 10:00-10:30 Ball Handling Series Stationary/ On the Move
  • 10:30-11:00 Pass and Catch Series Stationary/ On the Move
  • 11:00–11:30 Dribble Attack Skills w/ Finishing Moves
  • 11:30–12:00 1-2-3 Man Games
  • 12:00–1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00–1:15 Afternoon Warm-up
  • 1:15-1:30 3-Minute Tournament
  • 1:30–2:00 Catch and Shoot Series
  • 2:00-2:30 Catch Attack Jab Series w/ Finishing Moves
  • 2:30–3:00 Shooting on The Move Series/ Transition Attack w/ Finishes
  • 3:00 Camper Departs

Meet Camp Coaches

Pete Rivas
Camp Director

Pete Rivas

Pete Rivas, founder of The Works Sports Academy, brings an impressive basketball teaching resume and over thirty years of coaching experience to our camps. Coach Rivas is a former Division I assistant coach and head high school coach. 

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His programs with The Works help level the playing field in an environment of elite and over-trained players. Pete and his staff have trained many high profile high school programs both in and out of season.

In addition to The Works, Coach Rivas has been a mainstay at some of the premier camps in the country, including the Snow Valley Basketball Schools in Santa Barbara, CA since 1996.

Among the many fine athletes he’s worked with, Pete has trained players currently attending Vanderbilt, USC, UConn, Boise State, LMU, and Iowa State. He is the exclusive trainer for the #1 high school team in the nation, perennial power: Brea Olinda High School (Brea, CA).

Coach Rivas has drawn players from all over the world to his camps and clinics and continues to expand his camp offerings within the Nike Basketball Camp family.  

More Coaches

Brian Kays

Coach Kays has spent 8 years coaching Boys High School basketball in the OC and LA area. During that time he served as the Assistant Coach for the 2001-2002 CIF SS Champion Bishop Amat....

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Coach Kays has spent 8 years coaching Boys High School basketball in the OC and LA area. During that time he served as the Assistant Coach for the 2001-2002 CIF SS Champion Bishop Amat. He spent 5 years serving on the Board of Directors for the NCAA Div I San Diego State Aztec Athletic Foundation. Brian holds a B.S. in Kinesiology, an M.S. in Education, and currently teaches Physics, Honors Chemistry and AP Biology at the High School Level. UCSD Teacher of the year nominee in 2007 and 2009, 2010 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. 

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
My parents were pleased with my improvement

I had a wonderful time at Nike Sports Camp and my parents were pleased with my improvement and the way in which the camp was professionally organized.

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  • 5/5.
She loved it

My daughter was not going to stay overnight but then changed her mind. The staff's willingness to let her stay was fantastic and they made it as easy as possible. She loved it and wants to come back next year.

  • 4/5.
Thank you all so much

I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much. 

  • 5/5.
Impressed with the camp and leadership

I was very impressed with the camp and leadership. I sat and watched my son play most days and thought that he received good instruction, a fair amount of personal attention, and was given many fundamentals to work on. It was a great learning experience and we will participate again. 

  • 5/5.
This is our son's second year

This was our son's second year. He loves it. Next year he'll come again and we'll be sending his younger brother as well. He really appreciates the discipline. Pete is tough but fair. The rules and standards are applied to all the students uniformly. This is our favorite summer camp. 

  • 5/5.
New staff members were a great addition

The new staff members at Beardsley this year were a great addition. This was my son's third year attending and he continues to bring home new skills. Well done. 

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