Nike Basketball Camp Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Nike Basketball Camp Rancho Solano Preparatory School
Nike Basketball Camp Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Nike Basketball Camps welcomes back its Scottsdale location with three weeks of skills, drills and fun this summer. Camp will cover all aspects of the game from shooting, ball handing, offensive/defensive technique, team play & more.

Session I will be directed by Rancho Solano's Head Boys Coach, Aaron Trigg. Session II will be directed by Rancho Solano's Head Girls Coach, Ben Paulson. Session III will be led by Andy Johnson, Head Coach at Findlay College Prep in Nevada.  

Highlights Include

  • Experienced and enthusiastic coaching staff
  • Skill stations and full court games each day
  • Daily schedule structured to develop players' skills and fundamentals
  • Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt, Workbook, and other great prizes
  • Certificate and handwritten evaluation for each camper

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Andy Johnson
Camp Director

Andy Johnson

Coach Johnson was recently named Head Basketball Coach at Findlay Prep (NV) and has been involved with the Nike Basketball Camp at Rancho Solano since its inception.

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Andy Johnson begins his first season as the Head Coach of Findlay Prep and spent the previous 5 seasons as an Assistant Coach and Residential Director for Findlay Prep before being promoted to Associate Head Coach and Program Director for the 2013-2014 season.

While at Findlay, Johnson has coached 3 NBA first round draft picks including the 2013 #1 overall NBA draft pick Anthony Bennett, 8 McDonalds All-Americans, 8 Jordan Brand All-Americans, 6 Parade All-Americans, and 34 Division I college signees from 14 different countries. In the five seasons Johnson was an Assistant Coach for Findlay Prep, the Pilots were 158-13 and won the 2010 ESPN National High School Invitational Championship and the 2012 ESPN National High School Invitational Championship. Johnson was a video assistant and graduate assistant at UNLV for four seasons from 2005-2009 under Head Coach Lon Kruger, where he helped conduct individual workouts and assisted the coaching staff during practice in player development and video scouting. In his four seasons at UNLV, the Rebels won 95 games, won the 2007 and 2008 Mountain West Conference Tournament Championships, and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. With the Rebels, Johnson assisted in the development of current NBA players Joel Anthony and Louis Amundson. In 2011, Johnson spent the summer as a Player Development Coach at Impact Basketball Academy training numerous NBA, college, and high school players. From 2007-2010, Johnson worked as a support staff member for the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team assisting in player development and video scouting. From 2006-2010 and in 2012, Johnson worked as a Team Assistant for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League helping with player development and scouting. In 2007, Johnson also worked as a support staff member for FIBA in the FIBA America’s Championship Tournament and for the NBA during the 2007 NBA All Star Game. Johnson has also worked several summer basketball camps including UNLV Elite Camp, Findlay Prep Nike Basketball Camp, and Michael Jordan’s Flight School in Las Vegas.

Johnson, 30, graduated from UNLV in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies. He earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from UNLV in 2011.

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Ben Paulson
Co-Director

Ben Paulson

Coach Paulson recently completed his first season as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Rancho Solano Prep. Originally from Minnesota, Coach Paulson previously served as the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Century High School in Rochester, MN. 

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Coach Paulson also served as the Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Triton High School in Dodge Center, MN. Coach Paulson has extensive coaching experience at the youth level leading youth basketball programs while in college as well as conducting local youth basketball camps while in Rochester, MN. During Coach Paulson’s playing career he was a two-year captain in basketball at La Crescent High School and was an All-State Track Athlete. He went on to compete collegiately in the discus at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Coach Paulson also serves as a Middle School PE Teacher at Rancho Solano Prep. Coach Paulson is deeply committed to youth the game of basketball and using sports as a vehicle to develop character in students.

Aaron Trigg
Co-Director

Aaron Trigg

Coach Trigg recently completed his second full season as Head Boys Basketball Coach at Rancho Solano Prep. Coach Trigg previously served on the basketball staff at the University of Central Florida as a Graduate Assistant. 

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During his time at UCF, Coach Trigg worked closely with future professional basketball players Keith Clanton (South Korea) and Isaiah Sykes (Italy) in skill development and NBA draft preparation. Coach Trigg also served as an assistant coach at Blue Valley West High School under Donnie Campbell during BVW’s run to the 2011 State Tournament. During his playing career, Coach Trigg was an Academic All-American and Honorable Mention All-American at Gordon College and played one season with Athletes in Action in the United States as well as in Israel and Palestine. With extensive camp experience, Coach Trigg has worked high profile camps at The University of Kentucky and UCF as well as assisted with local basketball camps in Kansas City, Boston, and Arizona. Coach Trigg is passionate about teaching the game of basketball while making learning fun and developing a desire to grow in other players.

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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Session I (Boys Only): June 1st-June 5th

Camp Director: Aaron Trigg, Rancho Solano Head Boys Coach 
Camp Check-in: Monday, June 1st at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday, June 5th at 11:30AM
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM and FRI 9AM-12PM 
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. 

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 12PM.

Session II (Girls Only): June 8th-June 12th

Camp Director: Ben Paulson, Rancho Solano Head Girls Coach
Camp Check-in: Monday, June 8th at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday, June 12th at 11:30AM
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM and FRI 9AM-12PM 
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

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 12PM.

Session III (Boys Only): June 15th-June 18th

Camp Director: Andy Johnson, Findlay College Prep Head Coach
Camp Check-in: Monday, June 15th at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday, June 18th at 2:30PM
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

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 3PM.

 

Transportation

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. 

Scholarships

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.

Facilities

Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a private co-ed high school located at 9180 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 PM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day - Stretching/warm up
  • 9:15 PM Offensive skill stations
  • 10:00 PM Defensive skill stations
  • 10:45 PM Lecture/technique demonstrations
  • 11:15 PM Games/contests/shooting
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion/guest speaker/staff lecture
  • 2:00 PM Games
  • 3:00 PM Departure

Camper Reviews

Sarah E.Parent

  • 5/5.
The directors and coaches were what made this such a special camp.

The directors and coaches were what made this such a special camp. I was hesitant to send my son to the camp, because he is small and has essentially no experience with basketball. He played competitive soccer for one season and ended up being teased a lot by his teammates, which took the fun out of it. This was never the case at this camp. He was encouraged, and pushed to do his best, all in a positive atmosphere. It was amazing as a parent to see his confidence rise throughout the week. Thank you, coaches!!

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Noah A.Camper

  • 5/5.
I had a BLAST at camp!

I had a BLAST at camp, I did not want it to end. I can't wait to go again next year! I made a lot of new friends and learned a lot from the coaches. It was so awesome getting direct coaching from a Pro player.

Kirstin L.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you for a great experience for my son!

The ball handling skills were helpful and he continues to practice them. There were a couple he hadn't done before and he is interested in sharing those with his coach and team. He also liked the scrimmages very much and winning basketballs. Thank you for a great experience for my son!

Britt J.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you for always supporting my son & making him feel welcome!

Everything was great! Thank you for always supporting my son & making him feel welcome! It's greatly appreciated. Good luck in your upcoming season at Findlay! We'll continue to be supporters & spectators, when possible.

  • 5/5.
I didn't want it to end!

The camp with the  staff was fantastic! They are obviously professionals with a proven track record. It was an honor for my Son to spend the week with them. They gave individual attention, shared useful information & instructions as well as great, positive attitudes! It was so awesome, my Son was sad it came to an end. He said, "It's over, now what am I supposed to do the rest of the summer, I didn't want it to end!"

  • 5/5.
Camp was so upbeat and entertaining.

Great experience; very well organized and planned.  Great awards and input from the coaching staff.  My so loved that is was so upbeat and entertaining as well as a great learning experience.

  • 4/5.
A great workout

My kiddo loved the camp. A great workout and ball handling skill check.

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.