Snow Valley Basketball Schools Westmont College

Snow Valley Basketball Schools Westmont College
Snow Valley Basketball Schools Westmont College

The tradition continues at the Snow Valley Basketball Schools! Located at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, this camp offers a rigorous program for players of all abilities looking to work hard and improve in a competitive basketball camp environment.

The Snow Valley Basketball Schools are a great camp for all ages. The Snow Valley Basketball Schools provides an incredible opportunity for more advanced players to improve their game and get to the next level and for younger/beginner players to develop basic fundamentals and knowledge.

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction, lectures, and demonstrations on fundamentals
  • Intense drills aimed at improving each camper's individual skill development and knowledge of the game
  • An amazing group of experienced high school, college, and professional coaches selected for their ability to teach the game
  • Report Card and discussion of skills with a personal evaluation
  • Daily games against players of similar abilities - games until 10PM!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Co-Director

Wayne Carlson

Coach Carlson has been involved with the Snow Valley Basketball School for over 30 years, now serving as Co-Director.  He currently also serves as Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at El Dorado HS in Placentia, CA.  

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Co-Director

Steve Middleton

Coach Middleton served as a college Assistant Coach for 2 years and High School Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach for over 15 years, with over 220 wins. He has been on the staff of Snow Valley Basketball School for 22 years. Served as a counselor, coach or clinician at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Basketball Camp, Wooden Basketball Camp, the UCLA Basketball Camp, and ran...

Casey Jacobsen
Coach

Casey Jacobsen

Former Stanford Cardinal All-American, NBA 1st round pick, and current Fox Sports College Basketball Analyst, Casey Jacobsen joins our Snow Valley Basketball School staff for Boys Weekend Offensive Skills program.  

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Jacobsen was a two-time All-America pick and a three-time All-Pac 10 Conference First Team selection at Stanford. He finished his collegiate career ranked third on the Cardinal all-time scoring list with 1,723 points. In three seasons, he averaged 18.1 points, shot .470 from the field, and .427 from three-point range. Jacobsen was a first-round, 22nd overall selection of the Phoenix Suns in the 2002 NBA Draft. Jacobsen played three seasons with the Suns and the New Orleans Hornets, and averaged 5.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 20.4 minutes in 234 games played (14 starts) with Phoenix and New Orleans. In addition, Jacobsen also played for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2007-08 season. Jacobsen also played for a number of notable European clubs, including earning 2007 German League Finals MVP as a member of Brose Baskets. While with the Brose Baskets, Jacobsen helped the club win the national basketball cup and the BBL Championship. In addition to his work with the Pac-12 Network, Jacobsen also serves as a college basketball analyst for Fox Sports 1, Time Warner Cable, and various Phoenix Suns broadcasts.

Camp Details

2016 Girls Sessions

Complete Skills Session: July 17th-July 21st 
Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-2:30PM at Van Kampen Dorms
Check-out: Thursday at 11AM

Weekend Offensive Session: July 22nd-24th
Check-in: Friday between 12PM-2PM at Van Kampen Dorms
Check-out: Sunday at 11AM

2016 Boys Sessions

Complete Skills Sessions: July 24th-28th and July 31st-August 4th
Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-2:30PM at Van Kampen Dorms
Check-out: Thursday at 4PM

Weekend Offensive Session: July 29th-31st
Check-in: Friday between 12PM-2PM at Van Kampen Dorms
Check-out: Sunday at 11AM

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

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Camp Philosophy

Since 1961, the Snow Valley Basketball Schools have been instructing kids on the fundamentals of basketball. As the longest running basketball school of its kind, you'll receive more instruction in the fundamentals and more chances to improve your skills than anywhere else in the world. This rigorous daily format includes fundamental instruction, clinics and team games that will leave each camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm. At Snow Valley Basketball Schools, we offer the greatest array of teaching talent anywhere to help you become a better player. Each season we emphasize basketball fundamentals including defense (stance, movement, playing under control, closing out), offense (passing, receiving, movement, perimeter, inside play), position, shooting fundamentals, rebounding skills (ball and help side), transitions, open court work (guards and forwards), and 4 on 4 cut throat instruction.

 

Overnight Campers: Complete Skills and Weekend Offensive Sessions

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the Armington and Van Kampen Dorms. Campers stay 2 or 4 per room and are assigned by age and roommate request. 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: No
Pool: Yes
Suggested Spending Money: $40

Supervision

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.

Extra Night Stayover

If you are attending both Session I and the Weekend Offensive Camp, you have the option of staying the night in-between sessions for an additional fee of $75. This fee includes meals, lodging, and supervision between Session I check-out on Thursday at 4PM and Session II check-in on Friday at 12PM. There is no additional cost for campers staying between Boys Weekend Offensive and Boys Session II (check-in and check-out are on the same day).

 

Extended Day Campers: Complete Skills Sessions

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 8PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 8AM-8PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Thursday:
♦ Girls Camp Commuter Camper Hours are 8AM-11AM. 
♦ Boys Camp Commuter Camper Hours are 8AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-8PM, MON-WED 8AM-8PM, THURS 8AM-11AM (Girls)/8AM-4PM (Boys)

 

Personal Player Report Cards

Snow Valley Basketball programs feature staff and players whose own high school and college coaches were important in their basketball development, so they know how to help you achieve your basketball goals. Snow Valley treats each player as an individual. A Personal Player Report Card will be kept on your camper throughout the week, and given to them at the conclusion of camp. This report card will note particular strengths and weaknesses, and offer suggestions for individual improvement once they have left Snow Valley.

Daily Basketball Play

Daily game competition against other players of similar age and ability levels will be scheduled. Every participant will play a minimum of one half of every game. In addition to games, a minimum of nineteen clinics concerning individual and team fundamentals will be presented during the week long session. Drills are a big part of each clinic. We design our program to have an eight to one player to coach ratio and guarantee your son or daughter will receive an excellent week of BASKETBALL INVOLVEMENT.  

Transportation

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. The closest airport is Santa Barbara (http://www.flysba.com/). 

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. 

Scholarships

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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

The Snow Valley Basketball Schools return to our long standing host school at Westmont College for our entire camp schedule. We are excited to offer five different sessions for the serious basketball player. Our host location is approximately 100 miles Northwest of Los Angeles, and within driving distance of many Northern California cities. Please note that all campers are responsible for their own ground  transportation. The Santa Barbara Airport is closest in proximity to Westmont College. The safe and secure campus, which includes scenic gardens, stone bridges, and stunning pathways, is an ideal place for camp. Campers reside on campus in the newly renovated Van Kampen Hall.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 6:00 AM Point Guard & Post Clinic
  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Organization and Warm-up
  • 8:45 AM Clinic - Offense
  • 9:35 AM Clinic - Defense
  • 10:35 AM Clinic - Shooting
  • 11:30 AM Team Practice
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Clinic - Offense
  • 2:30 PM Central Division Games
  • 3:45 PM Eastern/Central Division Games/Break for Western
  • 4:45 PM Dinner
  • 6:00 PM Organization & Individual Athleticism
  • 6:30 PM Clinic - Defense
  • 8:00 PM Western Division Games
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Lamees B.Camper

  • 5/5.
I really enjoyed how intense and exhausting it was.

I really enjoyed how intense and exhausting it was. I also loved the coaches enthusiasm, they were all really energetic everyday and they knew what they were doing. Im definitely going to try and come next year.

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Jake V.Camper

  • 5/5.
My game has grown astronomically.

Every year I have been to this camp, my game has grown astronomically.The rigorous clinics, they are not for the faint of heart. However, if you want to grow as a player it is a MUST, to go to the clinics.The night games, that was always my favorite. They were the best. All of the campers would be excited to play eachother throughout the day. It is truly once in a lifetime experience.

Robin W.Parent

  • 5/5.
The focus on skills and technique was amazing.

My son had an absolutely amazing time. He enjoyed the diversity of the campers (boys from Germany, Greece, China, Africa, Switzerland), and loved the structure of the camp. He came home inspired, motivated, and ready to dive into basketball on an even deeper level. He appreciated having the trainers on hand and had his ankles wrapped on a couple of occasions. The focus on skills and technique was amazing - and the overall experience was a great "first time" away from home memory.

Justin W.Camper

  • 5/5.
Snow Valley was an incredible learning experience.

Snow Valley was an incredible learning experience. I learned about discipline, working hard, fundamentals and attention to detail. I worked hard on my skills and I know it will definitely pay off when my club and school seasons start. Thanks to all of the great coaches!

Thomas U.Parent

  • 4/5.
You get a lot for your money.

Really enjoyed the camp. It all starts with the Head Director and their staff. They were all very knowledgeable, friendly, and worked well together with the staff and kids. You get a lot for your money.

Dominic C.Parent

  • 4/5.
Lots of basketball!

The games at night really improved my game and the food was amazing. Food was great, dorms were great, gym was nice and lots of basketball!

Wesley B.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son looked like a different kid when I picked him up

My son looked like a different kid when I picked him up. He was always very quiet and unsure of his basketball abilities. He now is vocal and confident and becoming a leader. Camp not only helped his Bball skills but helped him grow as a young man.

Greg J.Camper

  • 4/5.
I feel more confident as a player.

I loved how we had the ability to play so many games because I felt they were really beneficial to me and I feel more confident as a player.

Judith C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Priceless

My son loves the game of basketball. He is always working hard to get better, but to get to the next level needs experience coaches to provide him the tools needed to acheive this. During the week long camp, he attended every clinic and was given the tools to help him reach the next level. When I picked my son up after this camp, he was so excited about the one to one coaching he received which focused on his skills and how to get better. The tools and feed back provided by the coaches was priceless to my son and he feels he has additional tools to help he reach the next level. He can not wait until the next camp!! Thank you!!

Michael H.Camper

  • 4/5.
This camp kept us going.

This camp kept us going. Taught endurance and discipline for the game. I recommend this camp to anyone that wants to really improve their game. Met people from all over. My room mate was from Norway. Great experience.

Kristalyn F.Parent

  • 4/5.
As a parent, I appreciate the report card.

My son had a great time and learned a lot. As a parent, I appreciate the report card at the end where there is specific feedback and areas to focus on.

Donna S.Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks mom!

I would like to take opportunity to thank my mom for sending me to this camp and this was the best camp I have attended. I would highly recommend any students to attend this camp. I was impressed with the campus of beautiful view.

Miguel B.Camper

  • 4/5.
It helped me know myself better.

I definitely learned a lot about basketball. I now know my strengths and weaknesses and will definitely practice to make my game better. It helped me know myself better. Great experience.

Kelly T.Camper

  • 4/5.
Memorable experience.

I enjoyed a lot of the instruction and teaching of the camp. Most camps worry about jamming a ton of drills in your head and not a lot of instruction and teaching behind it all. They never tell you why or when to use the drill. They just give it to you and expect to see you use it somewhere. Some of the memorable experiences I had would have to be in the cafeteria and playing music on the way to the gym!

Julie B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you for an excellent week!

Snow Valley basketball camp is by far the best camp experience my boys have ever had. They learned a ton, worked really hard, and can't wait to return next summer. Thank you for an excellent week!

Mitchell M.Camper

  • 4/5.
An awesome overall experience.

I made new friends, both players and coaches, and had an awesome overall experience. It was really tiring, but that was a great thing. I am very proud of myself and recommend this camp to anybody who loves basketball.

Nathan M.Camper

  • 4/5.
I learned many valuable experiences.

Overall, a very good camp. The coaches and staff were great. The food was good and the games were very fun. I learned many valuable experiences and look forward coming back to the camp again with a friend this next coming year.

Kaylin B.Camper

  • 5/5.
Snow Valley Basketball School will help you get to the next level!

Snow Valley Basketball School will help you get to the next level! I improved in all areas of my game due to the knowledge and passion of the coaches. I am more prepared for varsity basketball and will utilize the fundamentals I learned this summer.

Dylan S.Camper

  • 5/5.
SVBS is an elite camp.

SVBS is an elite camp -- better than any others in which I participate. The "old school" approach is most valuable when considering basketball is best played when the team works well together.

  • 4/5.
I met people from all corners of the world.

Playing games were fun because of level of competition. Meeting new people from all corners of the world. Awards and report cards were greatly appreciated. I would definitely try to come back next year.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Basketball School
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Girls
Girls Session
OVERNIGHT $710.00
Availability: Open

EXTENDED DAY (8AM-8PM) $590.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Weekend Offensive Skills Program
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Girls
Girls Weekend Session
OVERNIGHT $360.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball School
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Boys
Boys Session I
EXTENDED DAY (8AM-8PM) $610.00
Availability: Open

OVERNIGHT $730.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Weekend Offensive Skills Program
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Boys Weekend Session
OVERNIGHT $360.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball School
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Boys
Boys Session II
EXTENDED DAY (8AM-8PM) $610.00
Availability: Open

OVERNIGHT $730.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.