Nike Basketball Camp Saratoga Springs Saratoga, New York
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US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to partner once again with Joel Green of Pro Level Training for a complete skills basketball camp at Saratoga Springs Recreation Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Coach Green and his staff operate one of the premier basketball day camps on the east coast. The co-ed camp will run from August 18-22, 2014.
Coach Green's mission is to help enhance the performance of basketball players both physically as well as mentally. The goal of camp will be the same as that of Pro Level Training: 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. Additionally, Coach Green will discuss the importance of a good nutritional balance for every developing player!
Coach Green is known throughout the world of professional basketball and will use his strong network to bring some very accomplished former and current NBA and overseas players to camp to talk with the campers
- Talented staff of coaches eager to teach and reinforce basketball fundamentals
- Wide range of skill development drills
- 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 Camp workbook, PowerBars and other great prizes!
The Saratoga Springs Recreation Center is a brand new 33,500 square foot facility with 26,000 square feet of court space. Opened in July 2010! This venue has four United States junior high school-size basketball courts and two collegiate size courts making it a great location to hold a basketball camp.Meet your coaching staff
Joel Green was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and was an All-City basketball player for all four years of high school. After graduating from high school, he attended the well known Hargrave Military Academy for prep school to exercise more college options. While there, he helped lead Hargrave to a #1 national ranking by USA Today and became top 30 players in the country.Read Full Bio
Upon leaving Hargrave he began his collegiate career at Siena College where he was the top recruit. After an injury sidelined him, he was forced to sit out and red shirt his freshman year. To seek better opportunity, Joel transferred from Siena into the JUCO rankings to avoid sitting out yet another year by going to another 4 year school, which is NCAA regulation for transfers. While spending time in Junior College, Joel was able to win back-to-back National Titles making his way back to Division 1 basketball by signing with Rider University. After winning a Regular Season Title his senior season with the Broncs, he graduated with honors earning his BA in psychology. Joel began his professional career by playing in Ireland’s Superleague, which was followed by playing in both Spain and Venezuela while receiving a D-League contact along the way. A recent highlight for Joel was when he was invited to spend a few weeks with the 76ers during their preseason training.
Deciding to pursue an undeniable passion of his, Joel has chosen to go into teaching and coaching the performance side of basketball during his off season. From going through a number of training methods 1st hand around the world, Joel has collected a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training and preparing players for the game of basketball.
Joel Green’s goal is to help enhance the performance of basketball players both physically as well as mentally. He provides players with the skills and mental approaches they need to get a leg up on the competition. Each Pro Level Training session is uniquely designed to incorporate the highest level of training methods done by some of today’s top professional athletes.
Fulton Montgomery Community College (Head Assistant)
Breaking out in my first year of coaching at Fulton Montgomery I learned how to recruit and manage players who had the skill set to be at a scholarship level school but did not have the grades to be accepted. I dealt with the challenge of explaining how to reach the next level both on the floor and inside the classroom. I was taught from many different coaches in how to be successful at this. Being able to learn from my experiences and turn them into a teaching tool was the hardest but the most rewarding for me.
Schenectady County Community College (Head Assistant / Volunteer Assistant)
At Schenectady helped improve the program to have the best GPA for the basketball team in school history and help players move from a 2 year program to a four year program. Also helped the team with a losing record to a three year winning record with one year’s being best in school history (19-12). Responsibilities were helping students prepare for games with scouting, running practice and handling study halls each day.
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 Campers Arrive/Free Shoot
- 9:15 Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 Skill Development Work
- 11:15 Agility Drills
- 12:00 Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 Individual Improvement Drills
- 1:30 Lecture (Guest Speaker, nutrition/conditioning discussions)
- 2:15 Games - 5 on 5 or 3 on 3
- 2:55 Wrap-up
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchases.
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.