Nike Basketball Camp Pacific Ridge Carlsbad, California
US Sports is excited to once again welcome Pete Rivas, Founder of The Works Sports Academy, as director of our Nike Basketball Camp at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, CA. Pacific Ridge is host to a brand new top-notch athletic facility to host camp.
Pete Rivas has almost 30 years of coaching experience and is enthusiastic about hosting the Pacific Ridge Camp. 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 experienve. Campers at Pacific Ridge will get superior attention from our qualified coaching staff and gain valuable time to develop and improve their skills and fundamentals.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development and team play
- Superior instruction and attention from coaching staff
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook
- NIKE Camp certificate and evaluation
Pacific Ridge School is a private preparatory school for students in grades 7-12. The school is in the Bressi Ranch community in North San Diego County approximately 35 miles north of San Diego. Pacific Ridge has a brand new athletic facility and gym with three full size regulation basketball courts.Meet your coaching staff
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.Read Full Bio
Rivas' 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.
Nick Levine grew up in Philadelphia, PA which is known for its very rich basketball tradition and history. He attended Chestnut Hill Academy where he went on to be one of the schools all time leading scorers surpassing the 1000 point career mark. He was a first team all league and an honorable mention all city performer. He continued his career at Ohio Wesleyan University which is an NCAA division 3 member and graduated from the same school in 2006.
Coach Levine has been coaching basketball at various levels for the past 7 years. From 2006-2012 he coached La Jolla Counutry Day School. There he ran the middle school program as well as top assistant on the Varsity. In the 2011/2012 season LJCD won their first ever division 4 CIF championship. Coach Levine was involved in all aspects of the program including skill development, practice planning, game strategy, and film breakdown. In 2012 he was named head varsity boys basketball coach at Pacific Ridge School.
Coach Levine involved as a coach and director in many camps including Sixers camp, Howie Evans Basketball Camp, Terri Bamford's Nike Girls Basketball Camp, LJCD Basketball Camp, and most recently Steve Fisher Basketball Camp at SDSU. He resides in Encinitas, California and is currently working on a master degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California.
- Southern California Senior Lead Trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance, has presented hundreds of workshops for thousands of coaches, parents & athletes in over a dozen states and Canada
- Head Basketball Coach at Fairmont Prep Academy (Anaheim, CA) and formerly of the 2002 CIF Champions while at Bishop Amat High School
- Past-President of the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association
- Former High School & Middle School Athletic & Activities Director
- Chapter Director of Covina-Valley National Junior Basketball
- Author of “101 Basketball Tips” available at book outlets.
- His Youth Basketball and Baseball DVD series “The Fundamental Factory” & “Building an Effective Practice” are both available from ChampionshipProductions.com
- Coached his children Shawn, Heather, and Brittany throughout their participation in youth & high school sports & they all went on to compete at the collegiate level. Enjoyed it so much he is doing it all over with his young son Tyler.
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.
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 with 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 with Finishing Moves
- 2:30 - 3:00 Shooting on the Move Series / Transition Attack with Finishes
- 3:30 - 4:00 Cool Down / Stretching / Closing Comments
Check-in Monday, July 8th at 8:30AM
Departure at 4PM Immediately following the ceremony.
All campers must have eaten breakfast before coming to camp. Lunch is not provided campers should plan to bring lunch, a snack, and water/sports drink.
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.