Nike Basketball Camp Beardsley Junior High School

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

US Sports Camps is very excited to welcome back Pete Rivas, Founder of The Works Sports Academy, as director of our Nike Basketball Camp at Beardsley Junior High School in Bakersfield, CA. The Shooting/Offensive Skills camp will run from July 6-9, 2015.

Pete Rivas' passion for helping young players improve their game all while being safe, healthy, and having fun makes for a great and memorable camp experience.

Highlights Include

  • Superior Instruction
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

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.  

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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. 

Camp Details

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.

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Camp Outline

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.


Camp Hours

Check-in: Monday, July 6th at 8:30AM 
Closing Ceremony: Thursday, July 9th at 3:30PM
Camp Hours are: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. There may be vending machines but campers should plan to bring lunch, a snack, and water/sports drinks of their choice.

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. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following at 4PM.


Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

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. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.  


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


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

*Please note, there is no AC in the gym. While we do our best to keep the temperature relatively cool with fans, the gyms can get hot. Camper safety is always our number one priority.

Sample Daily Schedule

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

Camper Reviews

Mariano B.Parent

  • 5/5.
I'm very impressed.

I thought the camp was great. I've coached middle school basketball many years and I'm also a teacher . I was very impressed on his ability to manage that many camp participants. I love how it was skills driven and the participants got a report card. I will definitely sign my two boys again next year. I'm very critical when it comes to basketball. I don't have any negative things to say. I'd recommend this camp as long as Pete Rivas is running the camp. His philosophy on basketball training is very transparent on how he runs the camp. I'm very impressed. I'm definitely going to recommend this camp to people I know!

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  • 5/5.
I was very 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.
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.

  • 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.
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. 

  • 4/5.
My son learned a lot.

My son learned a lot. The first day it was very difficult for him but by the 2nd day he loved it. Nothing he has ever experienced before. They provided ice packs as cool down for the extreme heat temperatures in Bakersfield.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.