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The official youth basketball program of the Cleveland Cavaliers is coming to Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby, OH in summer 2019! Join the Cavs Academy staff of former professional coaches and players for a week of drills, skills, lectures, games, and contests in a fun and upbeat environment. Offering overnight and day camp options, you'll takeaway life lessons that apply both on and off the court like how to stay motivated, set goals, and be a good teammate and friend.

Cavs Academy Nike Basketball Camp is geared for players of all skill levels looking to build confidence in their game. Campers will work on athletic development, fundamental refinement, strength & conditioning, game play tactics, and basketball IQ.

Highlights Include
  • Train at Andrews Osborne Academy, a private boarding school located on 300 picturesque acres of Willoughby, OH
  • Improve your basketball skills and gain confidence at the only Cavs Academy Nike Basketball Camp in the nation
  • Receive a special Nike Cavs Academy jersey, shorts, basketball, duffle bag, Cavs Kid 1-year membership, membership kit, and ticket to a Cleveland Cavaliers game
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Camp Coaches

  • Kendall Chones

    Cavaliers Academy Head Coach & Camp Director Kendall Chones

    Cavaliers Academy Head Coach and Youth Basketball Development Manager (2016-Current), Duesseldorf Basketball Player (2015-2016) German Cup Finals, ART Duesseldorf Head Coach Men’s Landesliga, Sport Agenten NRW Youth Basketball (2015-2016), Science City Jena Baskets (2014-2015)

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  • Kyle Pottkotter

    Cavaliers Academy Nike Basketball Camp Co-Director Kyle Pottkotter

    Kyle Pottkotter is the Nike Basketball Camp Director for all Ohio locations and is also the founder of One Five Sports. One Five Sports was founded after Kyle ended his 13 year college coaching career and is focused on providing the highest quality instruction to help players of all abilities take their game to the next level.

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  • Jonathan White

    Cavaliers Academy Youth Sports Specialist Jonathan White

    Youth Sports Specialist (2018-Current), Youth Basketball Coordinator (2017-2018), Professional Basketball Player – Lima Express (2014-2015), Professional Show Basketball - Harlem Ambassadors (2014), Professional Basketball Player - Charleston Gunners (2012)

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  • Jessica Davis

    Cavaliers Academy Youth Basketball Specialist Jessica Davis

    Youth Basketball Specialist/Assistant Coach – Cleveland Cavaliers (2018 – current), Executive Assistant to the GM- Cleveland Cavaliers (2017 – 2018), Assistant Coach/Director of Basketball Operations – Tennessee State University (2016 – 2017), Head Coach U17 Girls AAU – GA Pistols (2016)

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Camp Details

JULY 28-31, 2019

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1pm-2pm at AOA Student Union Building
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2pm-2:30pm at Indoor Athletic Center
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 11AM. Check-out following at 11:30AM.

*Enroll by April 9th to receive early bird pricing! Limited spots available.

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Campers will reside in the ASA Student Union Building dorms on campus. Campers stay 1-3 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: Yes
Pool: No
Suggested Spending Money: $50


Staff members reside in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund


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

♦ Day Campers stay until 5PM.
♦ Meals are not provided.

♦ Day Camper Hours are 8:30AM-5PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

♦ Day Camper Hours are 8:30AM-11:30AM.
♦ Meals are not provided.

Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-5PM, MON-TUES 8:30AM-5PM, WED 8:30AM-11:30AM


We are committed to inspiring future generations to grow the game of basketball. Our mission, showcased through some of the best athletes in the world, is to motivate the youth of Ohio and beyond to be active, make championship choices on and off the court, and build confidence in their athletic abilities through the game of basketball.


All abilities are welcome to the Cavs Academy Nike Basketball Camp! Following an initial evaluation, campers are grouped by age and ability to ensure that each individual is playing alongside others of a similar skill level. For beginners, an emphasis is placed on developing sound fundamentals while more advanced players will be challenged to improve their overall skill set.


While at camp, participants will experience the following activities: a dynamic stretch and warm-up to ensure players are prepared for the day’s activities; a round of stations to reinforce fundamental skills such as ball handling, defense, shooting and rebounding; conditioning drills to improve quickness, agility and endurance; a skills lecture and application; 5-on-5 exhibitions to apply learned skills in a live game setting; and various contests and fun competitions.


When possible, select Cavaliers players will visit certain programs to interact with participants. Additionally, Cav celebrities such as Moondog, Sir CC, the Cavaliers girls and Cavaliers Legends alumni may also visit from time to time. While we make every effort to secure player visitation, appearances are in no way implied nor guaranteed and remain subject to availability due to the players’ rigorous practice, game and offseason training schedules.


Day and overnight campers receive a special Nike Cavs Academy jersey, shorts, basketball, duffle bag, Cavs Kid 1-year membership, membership kit, and ticket to a Cleveland Cavaliers game! You will be contacted by the Cavaliers via the information provided at registration with details on how to redeem your child's free ticket. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional discounted tickets for family and friends and can upgrade your tickets if we have upgraded tickets available. Tickets will be delivered to redeemers via e-mail.


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.


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. Forms mailed in prior to the camp start date will not be accepted. If you are bringing special medications, please include written instructions on the reverse side of the health form.


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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast for Overnight Campers
  • 8:30 AM Day Camper Drop Off/Arrival
  • 9:15 AM Dynamic Warm-up/Agility Session
  • 9:35 AM Pivots/Footwork Session
  • 10:00 AM Player Development Stations (4 x 12 minutes)
  • 10:50 AM Water Break
  • 10:55 AM Free Throw Challenge
  • 11:20 AM 5v5 Practice + Games
  • 12:15 PM Lunch Break
  • 1:15 PM Groups Practice + Open Court
  • 1:45 PM Defensive Bootcamp
  • 2:15 PM Shooting Competitions/"Beat the Pro"/Numbers Game
  • 2:50 PM 3v3 Challenge
  • 3:30 PM Partner Hot Shots + UK Knockout
  • 4:30 PM Breakdown Session: Team Offense + Defense
  • 5:00 PM 5v5 Games
  • 5:30 PM Pick-up for Day Campers
  • 5:30 PM Dinner for Overnight Campers
  • 6:30 PM Open Court/1v1 Challenge
  • 7:00 PM Jr. Cavs Skills Challenge
  • 7:45 PM Guest Speaker/Film Session
  • 8:30 PM Overnight Campers Return to Dorms
  • 9:30 PM Lights Out

Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for Grades PK - 12 located on 300 picturesque acres of land in Willoughby, Ohio, twenty miles east of Cleveland. Andrews Osborne Academy opened its 80,000 square foot Indoor Athletic Center (IAC) in February 2015, offering state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The IAC is air-conditioned and houses 3 full basketball courts that will be utilized for camp instruction. There are 2 adjustable portable hoops available that will be used for younger players if necessary.

Cavs Academy Nike Basketball Camp

Kendall Chones, Cavaliers Academy Head Coach & Camp Director
Andrew Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Ave.

Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp prices increase on April 10, 2019.
Overnight $425.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am-5pm $225.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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