Nike Basketball Camp Arizona Christian University
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Join Phoenix's basketball camp in summer 2019 and work through drills, stations, and fun games to enhance your overall skills. ACU Asst. Coach Trey Clarkson and his staff are back, offering a Complete Skills Camp for boys ages 9-17 and a brand new Intro to Hoops Camp for boys and girls ages 5-10. Choose the camp that best fits your needs and reach your summer goals!
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.
The Intro to Hoops Camp is designed for our youngest campers that are new to the sport. Campers receive an introduction to basketball and will learn basic concepts, terminology, and gross motor movements from our encouraging and highly-skilled staff.
- 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'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'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.
Intro to Hoops (Coed, Ages 5-10): June 10-13, 2019
Complete Skills (Boys Only, Ages 9-17): June 24-28, 2019
*Arizona Christian University is moving it's campus from Phoenix to Glendale this fall. The 2019 camps will take place on the current Phoenix campus this summer; however, we will not be able to offer an overnight camp option this year due to the move. We are looking forward to providing an overnight camp option again in 2020 on the new Glendale campus.Show Less See More Camp Details
INTRO TO HOOPS CAMP
The Intro to Hoops Camp is designed for our youngest campers that are new to sport. Campers will play with smaller size balls and utilize adjustable hoops to accommodate their height and help improve their skills and confidence. The focus of this camp is to use the game of basketball to teach life principles in a fun and engaging way. Campers will focus on fundamental skills and learn how to dribble, shoot, and pass and play fun games. Each day will focus on a "word of the day" which will be incorporated in the daily activities.
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Check-out: Thursday at 12:30pm
Meals: Lunch/snacks are not provided.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-12pm
COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP
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. The focus in our morning session will be developing skill work, and giving each camper the tools they need to continue to work on their game after camp. The afternoon session will be geared towards game play. We will do a draft and put each kid on a team: NBA for the older division and College for the younger division. A "champion" from each division will be named at the end of each week, as well as winners from individual competitions.
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
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.
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/Group skill work
- 9:30 AM Stations - shooting, passing, dribbling, one on one, video session, footwork, 2 on 2, defense
- 10:30 AM Competitions - hot shot, one on one, speed dribble, spin-out, free-throw, slides
- 11:30 AM Lunch/Guest speaker
- 12:30 PM Skill work with team
- 1:00 PM Game play with team
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Campers will utilize ACU's air-conditioned Fultz Memorial Gymnasium for instruction, located at 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
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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