Nike Basketball Camp Rancho Solano Preparatory School Scottsdale, Arizona
Nike Basketball Camps are excited to add a complete skills camp in Scottsdale, Arizona this summer at Rancho Solano Prep High School. Todd Simon, Head Varsity Coach at Findlay College Prep, will direct this camp from June 24-28, 2013.
Players aged 8-15 of all abilities are welcome to attend this complete skills camp. Throughout the week, Coach Simon and his staff will address all aspects of the game running campers through drills covering shooting, ball handing, offensive and defensive technique, team play, and more.
Campers will benefit from a low player to coach ratio and can expect to be challenged in a fun and engaging atmosphere. On the first day of camp, players will be placed into groups based on age and ability allowing all players to benefit from their camp experience.
- 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
Rancho Solano is a private coed high school in Scottsdale, Arizona.Meet your coaching staff
Todd Simon begins his first season as the Head Coach of Findlay Prep. Simon joined the inaugural Findlay College Prep staff as an assistant coach and resident director for the student-athletes in 2006. While at Findlay, the team has had 30 international student-athletes from 19 different countries as well as 6 McDonald’s All-Americans, 6 Jordan Brand All-Americans, and 6 Parade All-Americans. As Associate Head Coach, The Pilots were 157-8 in the last five seasons, with a 2009 undefeated consensus National Championship, the 2010 ESPN National High School Invitational Championship, and the 2012 ESPN National High School Invitational Championship.Read Full Bio
Simon came to Findlay College Prep from UNLV, where he spent two seasons as an aide to coach Lon Kruger with involvement in video scouting, as well as camp and recruiting organization. Prior to joining the Runnin' Rebel Staff, Simon gained experience at Pepperdine University under head coach Paul Westphal and his staff. He started his career as the head junior varsity boy's basketball coach at Harrison High School in Harrison, Michigan.
In 2006, Simon worked as a member of the support staff for Team USA during their training in Las Vegas, Nevada where he gained experience working with the highest-level players and coaches in the world. He has also been a veteran of summer camps around the country. Simon has also worked Michael Jordan's Flight School in Las Vegas and Giants of Africa Big Man Camp in Lagos, Nigeria.
Previous to his time at Pepperdine, Simon worked for Beverly Hills based Fingerprint Communications specializing in publicity, events, marketing, branding and talent relations for their celebrity clientele.
Simon graduated from Fowler High School in Fowler, Michigan. He was recruited out of high school to attend Central Michigan University on a full academic scholarship as one of their Centralis Scholar Awardees. Simon graduated from CMU's Honors program Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in B.A. with majors in Sport Studies and Management Information Systems. He received his M.E. in Sport Education Leadership from UNLV in 2010 and will continue to pursue his doctoral degree.
Coach Simon succeeds Coach Michael Peck who accepted a position with the Portland Trailblazers as an assistant coach and the Head Coach of their D-League affiliate the Idaho Stampede.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day - Stretching/warm up
- 9:15 Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:00 Games/contests/shooting
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:00 Offensive sets discussion/guest speaker/staff lecture
- 2:00 Games
- 2:50 Concluding words
- 3:00 Departure