Nike Basketball Camp Casady School Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nike Basketball Camps welcome Derek Washington, founder of Next Level Basketball Corp, to our Nike Camp family. Coach Washington is excited for a week of complete skills basketball camp for young players looking to refine their skills over the summer. Camp will be held in the Grantham-Griffing Field House of the Bennett Athletic Center at the Casady School in Oklahoma City from July 21-23, 2014.
Coach Washington and his staff will challenge campers to reach their full potential and become more confident players. After playing college ball, Washington went on to fulfill his goal of starting a non-profit basketball corporation. Next Level Basketball Corp (NLBC) is committed to providing positive opportunities for basketball players and showing young players how to utilize basketball as a tool to be empowered.
Throughout the week players will get practice in all areas of the game. Focus will placed on offensive and defensive skills, shooting, team play, rebounding, footwork, and more. With individual instruction from our coaching staff and team play, campers will get exposure to new coaching and playing strategies to help broaden their game and development as a young player. All abilites are welcome and encouraged to attend. Coach Washington will help any enthusiastic player reach new heights and improve his or her basketball game.
- Individual instruction from our qualified and experienced coaching staff
- Challenging and fun daily schedule packed with team play, skill stations, contests, and more
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and Workbook
- Nike Camp Certificate and handwritten evaluation upon completion of camp
- Powerbars and other great Nike prizes
Casady School - Bennett Athletic Center: 500 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City , Ok 73120.Meet your coaching staff
Derek’s journey to the next level started after high school when he decided to move from Virginia to New York in an attempt to make a name for himself in an area known for breeding basketball players. He was so determined to play basketball, he enrolled himself in college as an unknown player in 2004, and after a year of just being a student, he was given the chance to play junior college basketball at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) in 2005.Read Full Bio
After adapting to the tough and aggressive attitude of New York City and JuCo basketball, he went from being a projected 3rd string point guard to starting every game his Freshman Year. During his year at FIT, his tough work ethic allowed him to be ranked top 10 in the nation for steals and assists in DIII junior college basketball. In the fall of 2005, he was forced to sit out due to financial difficulties and had to put his dreams of being a successful college player on hold. During the following summer, he was given an opportunity to attend Saint Gregory’s University on a scholarship and played 3 yrs of NAIA basketball as the starting point guard. During those 3 years, he was named to the Academic All-Conference team twice, showing his versatility as a hard worker on the court and off the court.
His drive to be successful was displayed even off of the basketball as he became active in nonathletic organizations and even became president of at Students in Free Enterprise at the University.
Throughout all of his years playing basketball, Derek has always been in a leadership position. As a point guard, it’s always been a natural responsibility to motivate others. His personal experiences have also allowed him help others overcome adversity, as he did in his career.
In 2011, Derek Washington and Jade Carter formed Next Level Basketball Corporation (NLBC), a not-for-profit corporation. NLBC is committed to providing positive opportunities for basketball players.Their goal is to show the youth how to utilize basketball as a tool to be empowered for a better tomorrow.
Vice President and Co-Founder Jade Carter, was born and raised in the small town of El Reno, Oklahoma. Being raised in a family of athletes inspired him to want to be successful in sports and make it out of his small hometown. Basketball was the one thing that kept him from getting into trouble growing up.With the support of his family, Jade became serious about basketball and pushed himself to become one of the top players in the area. His success in high school lead him to being recruited to one of the top ranked junior colleges, Redlands Community College.Read Full Bio
Unfortunately, after a year of redshirting, he was not given the opportunity to succeed as a basketball player while attending Redlands and was cut. Jade refused to stop perusing his dreams of being a college basketball and after much hard work and many college tryouts, he was recruited by St. Gregory’s University, where his basketball abilities were allowed to be demonstrated.
He thrived on the opportunities that was presented to him, and went on to average double figures both years and also received All Conference his Senior season.After completing four seasons of basketball at the collegiate level in 2010, he transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma to finish his last year of college, and officially graduated from college with a General Psychology Degree in May of 2011.
After concluding his college career, he began working as the Unit Director for the Salvation Army Boy’s and Girl’s Club in El Reno. Working for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club gave him great satisfaction in having the ability to give back to the small town that played a big part in making him the person that he is today. His goal is to positively influence a number of people’s lives through positive guidance and build character. This inspired him to join with Derek and Form Next Level Basketball Corporation.
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.