Nike Boys Basketball Camp Southeastern University

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Southeastern University
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Southeastern University

Team up with Southeastern University's Head Basketball Coaches, R-Jay Barsh and Jody Martinez, for a stellar summer packed with college-style basketball drills, skills, and more!

Camp will take place June 14th-June 17th and offers both extended day and overnight options for players of all abilities, ages 10-18.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from Southeastern University's Head Basketball Staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Advanced, college-style drills
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

R-Jay Barsh

R-Jay Barsh

R-Jay Barsh begins his third season with the Fire men’s basketball team in 2014-2015.

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In his second season, Barsh made a splash, going 27-7, and guiding the team to their first NAIA Division II National Tournament appearance. The Fire started their tournament run with an 84-76 win over #16 Huntington.

In the Round of 16, the Fire trailed #1 and defending champion Cardinal Stritch 70-68 with seven seconds remaining. Senior Dwayne Johnson raced the length of the floor and buried a 3-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to give the Fire a 71-70 win and a trip to the Elite Eight. Southeastern earned a trip to the Fab Four after a 67-64 win over #9 Davenport, before bowing out to eventual national champion Indiana Wesleyan.

The Fire also recorded wins against #21 Oregon Tech, #7 Northwood, #12 St. Thomas, and #6 Embry-Riddle.

The squad was named the Polk County Male Collegiate Team of the Year by Polk County Sports Marketing, and Barsh was a finalist for the Don Meyer Coach of the Year Award.

In his first season in Lakeland, the Fire went 15-17, recording upset wins over #19 Ave Maria, #12 Warner, #4 St. Thomas, and #2 Embry-Riddle.

He previously served as the head assistant coach for Tacoma Community College from 2008–12.  While at Tacoma, he was considered one of the top recruiters on the West Coast and was even featured in The Bleacher Report for being a main catalyst for the Titans recruiting and developmental success.

In 2009, Barsh and the Titans made the Elite 8 in the NWAACC Tournament and followed up that accomplishment with a perfect 16–0 record in the Western Region the following year. As the head assistant under Head Coach Carl Howell, the duo averaged 25 wins per season with three Western Region titles the past four years.

Also, as the primary recruiter for the program, Barsh pulled in some of the top junior college players in the country, including Mark McLaughlin, who led all community college players in scoring in 2011–12, averaging 28.4 points per game.

Prior to his tenure at TCC, he spent one season at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, where he helped guide the school to the state’s Final Four and a 26–5 record.

From 2005–2007, Barsh was an assistant coach at the University of Puget Sound. In his first season with the Loggers, the program finished with a 26–5 mark and a NCAA D-III Elite Eight appearance. He also graduated from the school in 2007 with a degree in communication and public rhetoric.

Before he began his coaching career, he enjoyed a successful playing career at Tacoma Community College from 2001–2003. In his first season, he led the Titans to a NWAACC title and a 30–3 overall record. In 2003, Barsh was named Second Team All-Conference and found himself in a unique position, having won NWAACC titles as both a player (2002) and a coach (2012).

Off of the hardwood, Barsh has always felt the call of God on his life and has used basketball as the vehicle to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For over the past 10 years, he has been an integral part of Northwest Basketball Camps (NBC), which is a Christ-centered camp that utilizes basketball to impact the hearts and minds of young people through Jesus Christ. Through NBC, Barsh has led several camps around the world, including in Italy, the United Kingdom, and Alaska. This summer, he plans to lead a camp in Maui, with several NBA stars scheduled to be in attendance.

He is also the founder of SkyMotivation, which is a ministry he uses to help young people grow in Christ. His website for the ministry has testimonies, devotionals, and even an area where viewers can ask questions about their faith.

Barsh and his wife, Christy, currently reside in Lakeland and have a 14-year-old son named Carson.

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Jody Martinez

Jody Martinez

Southeastern University Director of Athletics, Drew Watson, announced the hiring of Jody Martinez as women’s basketball coach.

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Martinez, who takes over for Watson, has spent the last 16 seasons as the head women’s basketball coach at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. During his tenure with the Lady Pilots, Martinez accumulated a record of 384-180. Under Martinez, Bethel made seven NAIA National Tournament appearances, finishing in the Elite 8 five times (2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2013). Bethel also won three Crossroads League Championships (2001, 2008, and 2009) and claimed the conference tournament title in 2008. He also aided in the development of 49 All-Conference players, 15 NAIA All-Americans, and 42 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

“Jody brings to this program exactly what we were looking for in a head coach,” said Watson. “He is a NAIA National Tournament-caliber coach who has experience building championship programs and knows what it takes to win. Yet, for him, recruiting and developing high-character players is just as important as winning.”

A 2014 NCCAA Hall of Fame inductee, Martinez reached the 20-win mark in 15 of his 16 seasons at Bethel. He was named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year four times, and was a six-time NCCAA I National Coach of the Year. The Lady Pilots also won six NCCAA National Championships during his tenure. With his 384 career wins, Martinez is currently 12th on the all-time win list for active coaches in NAIA II.

“I see it as a great honor and blessing to become the next head women’s basketball coach at Southeastern University” said Martinez. “I want to thank Dr. Ingle, Chris Owen, and Drew Watson for giving my wife, Sonja, and I the opportunity to take over a basketball program which is heading in the right direction,” continued Martinez. “I look forward to serving the community and the campus of Southeastern and using the game of basketball as a tool of ministry to impact lives for the Kingdom.”

In addition to his responsibilities with the women’s basketball team, Martinez has served as the Bethel’s athletic director for four years.

As a player, Martinez finished his playing career as the Bethel’s leader in points, rebounds, blocks, steals, field goal percentage, and games played. Still, all of his marks remain in the top 10. His 1,728 rebounds remain the program’s best.

Camp Details

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.

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Camp Dates: June 14th-June 17th

Check-in: Sunday, June 14th between 12PM-2PM at the Sportsplex
Check-out: Wednesday, June 17th between 11AM-12PM

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.Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure: Immediately following the closing ceremony. 


Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside on the 2nd floor of Aventura Hall. 2 campers per bedroom in 4 bedroom suites (8 campers per suite). 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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: Yes
Room Key Deposit: $75 check
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 12PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.  
♦ Lunch is not provided. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony. 

Daily Schedule: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUES 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-12PM



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.

Registration Packet

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. 


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.

Group Discounts

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, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Opened in early 2003, the Southeastern University Sportsplex, also known as The Furnace, is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the women’s volleyball team. The Sportsplex is located on Avenue E. 

Previously known as Ferrell Academy, renovations began on the future Sportsplex in 2001, and in late 2002, the newly remodeled Sportsplex opened.

The facility includes more than 29,000 square feet and features offices for the Fire coaching staff, an athletic training room, locker rooms, and a spacious lounge area for fans to enjoy refreshments during games. In 2005, the Aquatics Center was also added to the facility.

From 2004 to 2006, the Sportsplex hosted the NCCAA II Women’s Basketball National Tournament, and in 2010, the facility welcomed The Sun Conference Mid-Season Volleyball Tournament.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contest
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; light out!

Camper Reviews

Brett W.Camper

  • 5/5.
I had fun from the minute I woke up to the second I fell asleep.

I loved camp because the coaches were nice . I had fun from the minute I woke up to the second I fell asleep. I feel like I am a better basketball player since going to camp. I made friends, and had a awesome time.

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Zach R.Camper

  • 5/5.
I never want to go home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my favorite camp ever and the highlight of my summer. The counselors and staff are very cool. I never want to go home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5/5.
You will get a lot better at basketball at this camp.

You will get a lot better at basketball at this camp. The coaches were great and I enjoyed myself.

Suzanne C.Grandparent

  • 4/5.
As a parent I appreciated the support and encouragement.

As a parent I appreciated the support and encouragement provided to my grandson. I also liked the feedback / evaluation given that would improve his game.

Andrew O.Camper

  • 4/5.
A lot of fun

A lot of fun and a great way to meet new friends.

  • 5/5.

Great camp, great coaches. Excellent facilities and instruction, and very safe.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
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