Nike Boys Basketball Camp Arizona Christian University
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Enhance your skills in Phoenix this summer with collegiate-style instruction from Asst. Coach Trey Clarkson and the ACU Men's Basketball Staff. Hone in on your individual and team goals through competitive drills and intense scrimmages designed for the young male basketball player.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- In depth discussions on basketball situational play, time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Trey Clarkson
Trey Clarkson enters his seventh year coaching college basketball and his third year as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Specialist at ACU. Coach Clarkson was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at Western New Mexico University.View Trey Clarkson's Bio ⟩
Clarkson joins the firestorm staff after working at Trinity Christian College in Chicago, Illinois. Clarkson served as the lead assistant coach for four years under head coach Brandon Nicol. Clarkson also served as the director of intramurals and fitness center supervisor during his time at Trinity.
Clarkson attended Western New Mexico University where he was two-year captain and was a first team all-conference player in the NCAA DII RMAC. Clarkson was a four-year starter for the Mustangs and led them to their first winning season in over 20 years which earned them a spot in the 2008 RMAC final four. By the end of his collegiate career Clarkson had amassed over 1,000 points.
After graduating in 2008 Clarkson went on the play 3 years of professional basketball, two of which were in Australia and one in Italy. His final season in Italy he led the Ascoli Towers to the 2011-2012 serie C championship, and won the finals MVP by averaging 20 ppg for the Towers.
Clarkson also competed in 6 tours with athletes in action under Head Coach John Farwell. During his time with AIA he competed in Israel, Krygyzstan, and the US.
Originally from Tucson Arizona Trey graduated from Salpointe Catholic high school in 2004. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western New Mexico in 2008. Clarkson then completed his Masters Degree in Education/Coaching in 2015 from Greenville College. Trey has been married to his wife Joanna Clarkson since the summer of 2013 and they reside in Phoenix, Arizona.
Assistant Coach Josh Cole
Josh Cole enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Arizona Christian University Firestorm. Cole also coached five seasons at the high school level. Most recently 3 years as assistant varsity coach and head JV coach at Deer Valley High School under Jed Dunn. During Coach Cole's three years at Deer Valley he was apart of two playoff teams and two 20 win seasons. As the head JV coach Cole compiled a 37-17 record.View Josh Cole's Bio ⟩
Cole also played four seasons for the Firestorm(2009-2012). Cole was a 4-year starter, 3-year captain, and all conference his senior year in 2011-2012. During his time with the Firestorm he led the team each of his 4 seasons in steals and assist. Cole started every game of his college career for the Firestorm.
After graduating from Arizona Christian University Cole went to work the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years and served as the ACU Men’s Basketball chaplain for five seasons before joining the staff as an assistant coach. After working for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cole served as a Math Teacher at Washington High School.
Cole originally from Phoenix Arizona, he graduated from Westview High School in Avondale, AZ in 2007. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona Christian University in Education highly qualified in Math. Josh is married to his wife Jessica Cole who also attended Arizona Christian University and played for the women’s program. They have been married since the Fall of 2012, they live Phoenix, AZ.
JULY 9-13, 2018
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday at 6pm at the Residence Hall
Day Campers Check-in: Tuesday at 9am at Fultz Memorial Gymnasium
All Campers Check-out: Friday at 3pm
Daily Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-3pm
Meals: Lunch is provided every day.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers will reside in the Residence Hall dorms on campus. Campers stay 5-6 per room are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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! Laundry facilities are on-site, free of charge. A kitchen and lounge with TV and games are on each floor.
Linens: not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $60
The counseling staff stay 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.
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.
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
- 7:30 AM Meet with coach, discuss word of the day
- 8:00 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM Day campers check-in/stretching
- 9:00 AM Stations/Skill Work
- 11:00 AM Competitions
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:45 PM Guest speaker
- 1:15 PM Competitions/game play
- 3:00 PM Practice/free time with coach
- 5:00 PM Guest speaker/fun games (dodgeball, frisbee, water baloons, flag games)
- 6:00 PM Dinner
- 7:30 PM League play
- 9:30 PM Meet with coach, discuss word of the day and how your team applied it
- 10:00 PM Shower/get ready for bed
- 11:00 PM Lights out
Campers will utilize ACU's air-conditioned Fultz Memorial Gymnasium for instruction, located at 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Full opportunity to learn!
July 14, 2017: My son was just learning the Basic skills. He was given full opportunity to learn and encouragement by the entire coaching staff. The camp helped my child improve their skills.
— Michael G. Camper
Coach Trey is awesome!
July 14, 2017: Coach Trey is awesome! You could tell he cares about the players, their character development and their skill improvement. It was great to learn from him.
— Caleb C. Camper
The competitions were well organized and thought out.
July 14, 2017: The competitions were well organized and thought out and my child had fun at camp.
— Noa C. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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