Nike Basketball Camp Leesburg Leesburg, Virginia
Nike Basketball Camp will make its debut at the Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg, VA this summer. Led by former Washington Wizards forward Awvee Storey and his experienced staff, the camp will feature professional instruction for boys and girls, ages 8-15, with the instruction designed for the specific skill level of the participants. Camp dates are July 8-12.
Coach Storey was a standout collegiate basketball player at Arizona State University, before continuing his playing career professionally in the NBA with the Wizards, New Jersey Nets, and Milwaukee Bucks. Storey also competed professionally internationally in New Zealand and the Philippines.
The instruction will focus on the game’s fundamentals, while instilling the importance of commitment, teamwork, character, and sportsmanship helping each camper reach his/her full potential.
- Experienced coaching staff with specifically designed curriculum
- Special guest instruction from former and current NBA players
- Individual and team-focused skill stations and game-level competitions
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt, Workbook, and daily prizes/awards
- Official Nike Camp Certificate
The Ida Lee Recreation Center is located in Leesburg, Virginia approximately 40 minutes northwest of Washington DC.Meet your coaching staff
Awvee Storey is a familiar presence on the Verizon Center practice court. Years ago, he was guarding his NBA teammates Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler. Today, he’s running drills with Mystics guards Jasmine Thomas and Shannon Bobbitt.Read Full Bio
A player personnel manager for the Mystics, Storey has taken an unusual career path for a former NBA player. While many former players wind up as WNBA coaches, including Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Shock), Rick Mahorn (Detroit Shock), Michael Cooper (L.A. Sparks) and Corey Gaines (Phoenix Mercury), Storey is breaking new ground in his multifaceted role.“I wanted to get my foot in the door, so I just came in last year and helped out in the office, worked out with the team, did whatever was needed,” Storey said.
His work with Monique Currie as she recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament sealed the deal, taking him from volunteer to employee.“One of my big projects last year was working with Monique after she had her knee surgery,” Storey said. “Once she was cleared to come back, Monique and I stayed in the gym every night.”
Storey spent three seasons in the NBA with the Wizards, New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. He also played in the Developmental League with the Dakota Wizards, and overseas with the New Zealand Breakers and the Baranguy Ginebra Kings in the Philippines. After the 2010 season with the Kings, Storey was ready to come home.
Mystics general manager and coach Trudi Lacey believes Storey’s NBA experience gives him the perspective the team needs. “The time that he’s able to spend working individually with players and help them develop their skills is very helpful,” Lacey said. “He also helps me with a program we have called synergy, which helps me break down tapes.” Bobbitt works with Storey before practice every day, and believes his help has given her more confidence.“Awvee played in the NBA, so he knows what it takes for a smaller guard to succeed,” Bobbitt said. “I listen to him and get my individual workouts with him, and then I implement it into practice and game situations. He helps me a lot with pick and rolls and being a more consistent shooter.”
For Storey, pursuing a career with the Mystics was a logical step in adjusting to life after the NBA. “As players, we’re all so caught up in that lifestyle we never really think about life after basketball,” Storey said. “You’re in different cities every other night, all the traveling, staying in great hotels — just the lifestyle is incredible. It’s easy to get caught up in the NBA life.”
Storey, 35, now lives at a different pace and says he enjoys it, whether he’s working out players, reviewing game tape or sitting at his desk with a pile of spreadsheets. “People ask me all the time how I could go from the NBA to working in the WNBA, and I tell them ‘These women compete and they play hard,’” Storey said. “I respect what they do.”
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.
Campers will be evaluated on the first day of camp and placed into groups based on their age and skill level so each camper can get the most out of their camp experience.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Warm up - stretching
- 9:15 Offensive/Defensive skill stations
- 10:30 Competitive 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 games
- 11:15 Team practice/5x5 games or lecture
- 12:00 Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 Warm-up
- 1:15 Offensive/Defensive skill stations
- 2:00 Shooting competitions
- 2:15 Competitive games
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. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.