Nike Basketball Camp USA Sports Academy Columbus, Ohio
Join Nike Basketball Camps this summer in Columbus, Ohio for a challenging week of complete skills basketball camp at USA Sports Academy. Kyle Pottkotter of One Five Sports will direct a girls week from July 28-31and two boys weeks from July 21 - 24 and August 4 - 7, 2014.
At our complete skills camp, players will get instruction on all areas of the game including: offensive moves, defensive technique, shooting, ball handling, team play, and more. Coach Pottkotter and his experienced coaching staff will lead campers through drills, skill stations, full court games, and give each player the proper instruction they need to improve their skills.
Players of all abilities are enouraged to attend this camp. Campers will be divided by age and ability on the first day to ensure that all players are placed in the proper group so they can get the most out of their camp experience. Whether you are looking to refine your existing techniques or go out for the team for the first time, Coach Pottkotter will help you get there.
- Individualized instruction from the area's top coaches
- A packed daily schedule filled with stations, drills, and fun games
- Enthusiastic coaching staff ready to help players improve their game
- Official Nike Camp T-shirt
- Nike Camp Workbook, Nike Camp Certificate, and a handwritten evaluation for each camper
- PowerBars, and other great Nike prizes
USA Sports Academy is conveniently located seven miles outside of downtown Columbus near the Port Columbus Airport. The facility is over 60,000 square feet and hosts six regulation-size basketball courts that were rennovated in 2008.Meet your coaching staff
Kyle Pottkotter founded One Five Sports after 13 years of college coaching on his resume. One Five Sports is focused on providing the highest quality instruction to help players of all abilities take their game to the next level.Read Full Bio
Coach Pottkotter began his coaching career at the NCAA Division III power house, The College of Wooster. In three years, the Fighting Scots were 71-14, won two North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, and advanced to the NCAA Championships twice, including a trip to the Sweet 16. In addition to numerous players earning all-conference awards, he helped coach two players who earned All-American honors, including one who would go on to be named the NCAA Division III National Player of the Year. During his time at The College of Wooster, Pottkotter was mentored by Head Coach Steve Moore, who ranks in the top five in both wins and winning percentage in NCAA Division III history.
In 2002, Pottkotter returned to coach at his alma mater, Denison University, as an assistant to Bob Ghiloni. Within three years, the Big Red had more than doubled their win total prior to his arrival. He helped lead them to one of their best seasons in over a decade, which included earning the right to host a conference tournament game. While at Denison, Pottkotter helped recruit and coach the school’s all-time leading scorer, in addition to numerous all-conference honorees. While at Denison, Pottkotter also served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach.
After Denison, Pottkotter moved on to another traditional Division III power, Otterbein University, in Westerville, OH. In three years, the Cardinals had doubled their win total and Pottkotter helped coach the OAC’s leading scorer and rebounder. While at Otterbein, Pottkotter worked for legendary coach Dick Reynolds.
In 2008, Coach Pottkotter began hosting and directing Nike Basketball Camps in central Ohio. Hundreds of boys and girls have come from all over the country to work on and improve their games in the summer. He continues to expand his Nike Basketball Camp offerings for both boys and girls throughout the state of Ohio.
Coach Pottkotter earned a B.A. in History from Denison University in 1999 and a M.S.S in Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy in 2002.
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
- 9:00AM Dribble/Shooting Series
- 9:30 Elite 8 Drills
- 10:30 Team Offense
- 11:30 3 on 3
- 12:00 Lunch/Break
- 1:00 Shooting/Ball-Handling
- 1:15 Individual/Team Defense
- 2:00 Contests
- 2:30 5 on 5 Games
- 4:00PM Camp Dismissed
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.