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
- 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.
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.
Bathrooms: On each floor
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and towel
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 9:00 Day campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 Instructional station
- 10:30 Lecture
- 11:00 Full-court games
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:00 Team practice
- 2:00 Full-court games
- 3:30 Drills, stations
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Back to gym, league games
- 9:00 Extended day campers depart
- 10:00 Overnight campers to rooms; lights out