Nike Basketball Camp Agnes Irwin School
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Work on fundamentals, footwork, team play and more with instruction from collegiate level coaches, Benjamin Kay and Myneshia McKenzie. Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to join this summer day camp just outside of Philadelphia, where they will train with peers in a fun and positive environment to reach their individual basketball goals.
Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps mission is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to become a better and more explosive player. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning.
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Benjamin Kay
Ben Kay joined on at Rider University as the Men's Basketball coaching staff as Director of Player Development in July 2018. Kay spent 2017-18 as Head Coach at Penn State Brandywine, leading the Lions to one of the top seasons in program history.View Benjamin Kay's Bio ⟩
During the 2017-18 campaign, Kay led Brandywine to its first-ever conference championship after reaching the title game for the first time since 1991, as well as an appearance at the USCAA Tournament. Kay was named Sam Cozen Small College Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to more than 20 games for the first time in 12 years. The Lions became the first men's team from Brandywine to win a national tournament game when they knocked off NHTI, reaching the national semifinals. Brandywine led the conference in points scored (86) and turnovers forced (23).
Under Kay's tutelage, three players garnered USCAA All-American awards. Kay's first season began with a regular-season game at the Palestra against Penn, Brandywine's first-ever against an NCAA Division I opponent. Overall, the Lions posted a 21-8 record, finishing second in the PSUAC during the regular season before ousting Penn State Wilkes Barre in the conference championship game.
Kay joined the Brandywine athletic staff after two successful seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at West Chester University. During his first season at West Chester, Kay helped guide the Golden Rams to a top-25 ranking and the best record in program history as West Chester reached the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament championship and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Included among his duties at West Chester was scouting opponents, game planning both offensive and defensive strategies, running team and individual film sessions as well as fundraising. Kay was also the lead recruiter for the team, scouting high school and AAU games and working with coaches to recruit some of the most talented student-athletes in the mid-Atlantic region.
While at West Chester, Kay began a mentoring program for the men’s basketball team, matching student-athletes with basketball alumni and business professionals. The goal of the mentoring program was to build relationships, while also teaching student-athletes professional skills and lessons necessary for a successful career outside of basketball following graduation.
Kay also co-directed West Chester’s summer day camps and skills camps, which were some of the largest of their kind on the east coast, while also co-directing a team camp and high school league during the summer, annually featuring 30 teams from the Greater Philadelphia the area.
In 2012, Kay co-founded the Treasure Beach Jamaican Youth Basketball Camp and still serves as the camp director, currently. At the camp, which serves underprivilaged youth in Jamaica, teaching basketball skills and teamwork, Kay oversees 25 counselors and over 400 campers annually during the week-long event. He also manages the finances for the camp, which has fundraised $50,000.
Prior to his time at West Chester, Kay served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Immaculata University men’s basketball team. At Immaculata, he led recruiting in the tri-state area, while also aiding in all aspects of player development, game day preparation and opponent scouting.
Kay began his coaching career as an undergraduate student at Drexel University where he was a practice player and student assistant coach for the Dragons’ women’s basketball team for four seasons.
A 2012 graduate of Drexel, Kay earned his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. He is currently working toward earning a master’s degree in public administration and sports management at West Chester.
Camp Director MyNeshia Mckenzie
MyNeshia Mckenzie enters her second season as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Holy Family University for the 2018-2019 season. Following graduation from Rider University, MyNeshia started her professional career in Portugal where she earned All-League honors. Her goal is to teach players the skills and mentality needed to get to the next level.View MyNeshia Mckenzie's Bio ⟩
McKenzie comes to Holy Family after spending the past three seasons overseas playing professional basketball. Her most recent stop was with the Phoenix Galati in Romania where she led the team in scoring and rebounding. She earned All-Import and All-League first team honors and was named Forward of the Year.
Prior to her two-year stint with the Galati, McKenzie played for Boa Viagem in Portugal during the 2014-15 season. She finished the season leading the team in scoring and rebounding and earned All-Import and All-League first team accolades.
McKenzie played collegiately at Rider University (2010-14) and went on to finish her four-year career as the program's all-time leader in rebounds with 1,143. She also ranks third in program history with 1,619 career points and is just one of two players to record 1,000 points and rebounds. McKenzie earned All-MAAC first team honors during her junior and senior seasons.
She graduated from Rider in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication.
Staff Pro Level Training
Pro Level Training’s concept is very simple: cover all grounds with everyone that we work with. In addition to skills training, we place major emphasis on the strength, conditioning and performance sides of the game.View Pro Level Training's Bio ⟩
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was a need for athletes to learn how to properly prepare their minds and bodies for the game of basketball.
Our goal is to improve the quality of individual on court performance by providing clients with the physical & mental tools needed to get to the next level of their career. We enjoy both training and educating players to get the most out of each session.
Boys Session: July 29- August 2
Girls Session: August 5-9
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-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.
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.
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
- 9:00 AM Campers Arrive/Free Shoot
- 9:15 AM Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Work
- 11:15 AM Agility Drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 PM Individual Improvement Drills
- 1:30 PM Lecture (Guest Speaker, nutrition/conditioning discussions)
- 2:15 PM Games - 5 on 5 or 3 on 3
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, the school was founded in 1869 by Miss Agnes Irwin, the first Dean of Radcliffe College and the great-great granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin. Campus is located at the intersection of Ithan Avenue & Conestoga Road in Rosemont, 10 miles west of Philiadelphia and minutes from the heart of Bryn Mawr.
With a new 55,000-square-foot Athletic Center, the Agnes Irwin School's sports facilities have expanded significantly to support a broad range of athletic programs, including a gymnasium with a competition-sized basketball court that is home to their Upper School and Middle School basketball and volleyball teams.
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Made new friends
August 13, 2018: Great camp, my daughter enjoyed the skill stations and making new friends.
— Christine S. Parent
August 6, 2018: Loved getting to meet the college players and hear their experiences in achieving their goals of playing college ball and the seriousness of the coaches to push the camp players to reach their full potential.
— KellyAnn Z. Parent
It was fun environment.
August 12, 2017: My daughter really enjoyed her experience. She enjoyed the time spent with the camp counselors and her peers. It was a fun environment where she did not receive undue pressure. This is my daughter's 3rd year. Each year, the experience has been different in positive ways.
— Tamara S. Parent
The staff was exceptional.
August 11, 2017: My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her entire camp experience. The staff was exceptional and the accommodations were great. My daughter would love to do this camp again next summer!
— Nicole G. Parent
I loved it!
August 8, 2017: The camp was very competitive. I was able to play up with some of the older campers and I loved it!
— Mario S. Camper
My daughter loved learning from professional players.
August 12, 2016: My daughter loved the camp! She said the drills were hard and good and the competitions and challenges made it so fun. The staff was impressive and she loved learning from professional players.
— Karen S. Parent
This camp attracts great kids.
August 14, 2016: Great facility. Great staff. The camp attracts great kids as well. Please bring back the end of the year evaluations. It's a good way to send the camper off with things that they could possibly work on for the rest of the summer. It can also be a confidence booster.
— Tamara S. Parent
My daughter goes to a lot of camps during the summer, especially sports camps, and this was her favorite camp of all time! She LOVED it and I think it is because the coaches were outstanding since that is all she talked about! THANK YOU!!!
— Lisa K. Parent
New found confidence.
My daughter's previous experience detered her from the game. Her attendance at Agnes Irwin sparked a new found confidence in the game Thanks.
— Tamara B. Parent
Worked hard and had fun!
Very well run and organized. Great instruction. Worked hard and had fun!
— Kathleen C. Parent