Nike Basketball Camp Cedar Valley Sportsplex

Nike Basketball Camp Cedar Valley Sportsplex
Nike Basketball Camp Cedar Valley Sportsplex

Improve your footwork, balance, and conditioning with former NBA player Acie Earl this summer. Cedar Valley Sportsplex is a $26 million facility in Waterloo with amenities you can't find anywhere else in the area.

Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps mission is to help enhance the performance of basketball players both physically as well as mentally. The goal of camp is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to get a leg up on the competition. A major emphasis of camp will be movement and working on the fundamentals of footwork, balance and conditioning to become a better and more explosive player. Campers will also learn the importance of a good nutritional balance for every developing player.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from our highly-qualified staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
  • Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Acie Earl
Camp Director

Acie Earl

Acie Earl is a veteran NBA center and former Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. He played four seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. He was selected nineteenth overall in the NBA Draft.

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Acie Earl is the second all-time scoring leader at Iowa, all-time leading shotblocker, and holds over 23 individual records with Iowa basketball. He holds over five records with Toronto Raptors: first Raptor to block a shot, make a free throw, and score in double digits Acie has won MVP in three countries overseas, China, Turkey, and Kosovo, while playing eight seasons in over twelve countries. He currently teaches two coaching classes at University of Iowa undergraduate and alumni foundation and is the author of two best selling books in the state of Iowa: How to Play Overseas and Basketball's Main Ingredients Part 2.

Acie played collegiately at the University of Iowa where he earned the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year award. He was selected to two All-Big Ten teams and won All-American honorable mention honors. He set the Iowa record for blocked shots and finished his career as the second leading scorer in school history.

Acie currently works in real estate in the Iowa City area and is the author of Basketball’s Main Ingredients. He also works as a coach and instructor for Venom Sports. He has previously coached in the American Basketball Association and the Continental Basketball Association. Acie also works at the University of Iowa as a tutor/mentor for athletic student services and he teaches coaching classes for both undergrad and the senior college. Acie holds a masters degree in sports business for Iowa which he earned in 2012.

Camp Details


Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details

Camp Meals

Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchase.

Camper Evaluation

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.


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. 


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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


The Cedar Valley SportsPlex is a premier $26 million fitness and recreation facility. The gymnasium features two regulation basketball courts and four ample-sized cross-courts for basketball and volleyball. It can also be curtained off into as many as four separate spaces.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Campers Arrive/Free Shoot
  • 9:15 AM Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
  • 9:30 AM Skill Development Work
  • 11:15 AM Agility Drills
  • 12:00 PM Lunch/extra shooting
  • 1:00 PM Individual Improvement Drills
  • 1:30 PM Team Development Work
  • 2:15 PM Lecture (Guest Speaker, nutrition/conditioning discussions)
  • 3:00 PM Games - 5 on 5 or 3 on 3
  • 4:00 PM Campers Depart

Camper Reviews

Jenny M.Parent

  • 5/5.
Everyone received individual attention.

August 12, 2016: We really liked the amount of kids enrolled so everyone received individual attention. The director spoke with me and my husband on separate occasions about our son's skills and ways to improve. Lots of different drills/activities so the kids didn't get bored. Learned new game called Clumper!

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M. JonesCamper

  • 5/5.
Coach Earl is the best.

Coach Earl is the best. He helped me improve my footwork in the post and taught me some really cool offensive moves. The competitions were really fun and I got a lot better. I can't wait for next year.

Jeanne K.Parent

  • 3/5.
Enjoyed the camp in its entirety

My boys made friends and enjoyed the camp in its entirety.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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