Nike Boys Basketball Camp Denison University Granville, Ohio
Nike Basketball Camps and US Sports Camps are excited to offer two sessions of complete skills camp at Denison University this summer. This camp is a great opportunity for players of all abilities to improve on their skills and fundamentals while having fun in a challenging and fun basketball atmosphere.
Kyle Pottkotter of One Five Sports will direct camp this year bringing with him 13 years of experience coaching college basketball. This camp will cover all aspects of the game with a challenging and fun daily format that includes drills and games to improve and build on offense, defense, shooting, footwork, team play, and more.
Campers will benefit from a low camper to coach ratio and get the individual attention they need to improve their skills and take their game to the next level.
- Superior instruction from the area's top coaches
- 8:1 camper to coach ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games
- NIKE Camp Workbook and other prizes
A beautiful campus, Denison University is located in Granville, Ohio just 35 miles east of Columbus. Campers will utilize the Livingston Gym on campus and overnight campers get the opportunity to get a feel for campus life by staying in the dorms.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, 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.
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.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Check-out takes place at 5:00pm on Wednesday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
Housing & Roommates
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $35 payable to Denison University
Suggested Spending Money: $40
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 1:00-2:00pm dressed to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00-12:00pm.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUES 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-5PM
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, shower
- 7:45am Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 9:00am Day campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15am Instructional station
- 10:30am Lecture
- 11:00am Full-court games
- 12:00pm Lunch, rest
- 1:00pm Team practice
- 2:00pm Full-court games
- 3:30pm Drills, stations
- 5:00pm Free time
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Back to gym, league games
- 9:00pm Extended day campers depart
- 10:00pm Overnight campers to rooms; lights out
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.
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, fee free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
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.