Nike Basketball Camp Battle High School
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Basketball Camps
Former professional basketball player Lance Harris is going to help push you to new heights in your game in summer 2023. Hone in on your ball-handling skills, shot, technique, and leadership skills at this popular summer basketball camp in Columbia.
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 development, team play, and more
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Lance Harris
Lance Harris recently completed his 15th season as a professional basketball player and currently works for the G-League Long Island Nets as an assistant coach. Prior to this, Harris was a player development specialist and video coordinator for the Brooklyn Nets. He has been nominated to play in four all-star games and has played in Slovenia, Greece, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, and Bosnia.View Lance's Bio ⟩
Lance Harris is a basketball aficionado who has an impressive resume and a strong passion for helping others learn the game. Harris has the desire to take what he has learned through experience and apply it to help others achieve their goals as athletes.
In high school, Harris was in the top 100 in the country and was selected to go to the All-American Nike Camp. Harris also won the national title while playing for the St. Louis Eagles. Harris holds the most points scored over three years on the varsity team at Hickman High School and played for Kansas State University under the legendary Bob Huggins.
Co-Director Jeremy Osborn
Jeremy Osborn is now entering his fifth year with Nike Basketball Camps under the tutelage of Lance Harris. He is currently serving in his ninth year as the Head Coach at Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, MO where he has produced 10 All-State players and 2 All-Americans, while winning 5 District titles.View Jeremy's Bio ⟩
Coach Osborne has also won the Class 3 State Championships and Coach of the Year in 2016. Jeremy is a 2009 graduate of Culver-Stockton College with a degree in Sports Management and Business Administration and is currently in pursuit of his Master of Education in Athletic Administration. He has a strong passion for teaching the game of basketball and building young athletes up through the life lessons of the game.
July 24-27, 2023
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM
LOOKING FOR MORE DATES? Check out our nearby camp at Blair Oaks Middle School, also directed by Coach Harris and staff.
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
- 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:00 AM Games/contests/shooting
- 12:00 PM Lunch/games
- 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion
- 1:25 PM Team practice
- 1:45 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 2:00 PM Games
- 2:50 PM Closing words
- 3:00 PM Departure
The gymnasium will house adjustable hoops which will be utilized for younger players.
It was a great experience
It was great to see such positive role models.
July 15, 2016: Coach Lance and Ryanne made the camp fun, engaging and a great learning experience! It was great to see such positive role models and to hear positive messages throughout the week.
— Danette R., Parent
I learned a lot.
July 22, 2014: I really enjoyed the camp! I learned a lot about the game of basketball. I learned that hard work and dedication are what it takes to be successful and if you put those 2 together you can do anything!
— Mariah R., Camper
Your passion and drive are contagious!
July 22, 2014: This camp was better than any I've attended. Lance was organized. You could tell he put a lot of time and work into the camp. Lance loves basketball and it showed every day on the court when he worked with me and the other campers. All the coaches were outstanding each had their own quality and Curtis made me feel important. It's not often you get to work with professional athletes that bring what they know to little kids like us. Not only did they take the time to teach us, but they did it with such passion. Prior to this camp, I was discouraged, but Lance and Curtis showed me so many qualities I had and could have to becoming a better all around player! They rekindled a fire in my spirit and made me want to work that much harder to achieve my goals. I'm grateful I attended this camp and left the camp with so much more than just an interest in basketball. My self-esteem and passion have returned. Thank you for having this camp and THANK YOU to all the coaches your passion and drive are contagious!
— Jordan O., Camper
I loved the coaches.
July 22, 2014: Lance and Jamal were awesome. I loved to see them dunk, even the shorter coaches. Lance also showed me how to dribble in between my legs.
— Kamal J., Camper
My son had a great time
July 20, 2015: My son had a great time and cannot wait until next year! Thank you.
— Teresea B., Parent
Lance Harris and his staff are the best!
July 19, 2015: Camp was very positive, but intense at the same time. The coaches pushed us. We had fun. I will do this camp every year! Lance Harris and his staff are the best!
— MaJayla J., Camper
July 19, 2015: I plan on going every year! Lance Harris and his team were really encouraging and I enjoyed hearing from the visitors that week. I really like going and making new friends and learning about the game of basketball! I also love that you feel like you can ask the coaches anything about the game of basketball and know you’re going to hear a good response!
— Halle B., Camper
July 18, 2016: Thank you for those that dedicate their time to the kids!
— Tiffany C., Parent
Thanks for a great week!
July 18, 2016: My daughter loved camp and wishes she was still there this week. She loved all the drills and all the group activities. Thanks for a great week!
— Beth B., Parent
My daughter was injured but still had a productive week.
July 16, 2016: My daughter enjoyed interacting with the professionals and all the staff were kind. She twisted her ankle the first day and missed the second day. Even with the slight injury, she had a productive week of learning skills and improving her game!
— April S., Parent
July 16, 2016: The best basketball camp in our area!
— Ashley C., Parent
My son had an awesome time.
July 15, 2016: My son had an awesome time and woke up excited everyday to go!
— Symone L., Parent
He loved the 1 v 1 and competitive games
July 27, 2021: He loved the 1 v 1 and competitive games incorporated in camp! He got a picture and autograph with the director and being that he's only 8, it made his week!
— Stephanie K., Parent
Basketball can be fun while still being competitive!
July 15, 2016: Coaches at the camp were excellent. They were fun and did great with the kids. They made the camp for my camp extremely fun but at the same time intense. I think it kept the kids having fun and also let them know that basketball can be fun while being competitive as well!
— Rachel G., Parent
Marc looks forward to learning from these coaches every year
July 28, 2017: Marc looks forward to learning from these coaches every year. They are great basketball players and offer a lot of advice, but more importantly, you can tell that they love kids.
— Marc W., Parent
Seeing professionals in action
August 04, 2017: We had many highlights inlcuding Seeing professionals in action, New skill builders, Camp counselors and entertainment
— Caden B., Parent
My sons says he loved everything
August 09, 2017: My sons says he loved everything. He is not a morning person, but each morning of camp, he got up eagerly and was ready to go early.
— Zanden A., Parent
The coach stressed good sportsmanship and being humble!
July 23, 2018: My daughter loved the camp. As a parent I think one of my favorite parts were the words I heard spoken when I showed up for pick up. The coach who was speaking often stressed good sportsmanship, being humble, and being gracious for the opportunities they were given. These are all great qualities/values that I want to see instilled in my daughter. Keep up the great work!
— Amanda W., Parent
Tons of individual attention!
July 24, 2018: Even with a lot of kids they showed tons of individual attention.
— Rocky L., Parent
Excited to attend camp each day!
July 22, 2018: My son was excited to attend camp each day, and enjoyed the activities and community with other campers!
— Carrie C., Parent
fun and competitive environment
July 19, 2019: Great coaches with a fun and competitive environment. We will definitely participate again.
— Justin S., Parent
an excellent experience
July 19, 2019: Chase had a great time at camp. Getting instruction from multiple different athletes and a variety of guest speakers made this camp an excellent experience for him. Thanks so much to Lance and Ryanne for putting this on, we appreciate all that you do!
— Aaron R., Parent
a lot on individualized attention
July 22, 2019: This camp provided a lot on individualized attention, which my son loved. He came home happy each day and the evaluation he was given was spot on. Thank you!
— Jeff S., Parent
My son had a wonderful time.
July 23, 2021: My son had a wonderful time. He felt encouraged and supported by the counselors and is asking if he can come back next year. He has already started putting things he learned into practice and loved Lance as a coach/counselor!
— Sarah P., Parent
he was able to learn and improve, while also getting game reps
July 24, 2021: Clay loved the review of skills and drills each day, and he was particularly excited to come home with a very detailed written evaluation from the camp staff. The scrimmages with real-time guidance and coaching was a huge benefit - he was able to learn and improve, while also getting game reps.
— Kate B., Parent
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.