Nike Basketball Camp Sawyer Middle School
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Improve your shooting and overall game in Las Vegas with Durango High School Head Coach DeShawn Henry. Due to gym renovations at Durango High School, camp will take place nearby at Sawyer Middle School this year. Campers will receive the same top-notch instruction to help with their shooting accuracy, ball-handling, and team play skills.
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 Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- New moves and techniques for post and perimeter players
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director DeShawn Henry
Coach Henry enters his 19th year as a basketball coach and eleventh year as the Trailblazers Head Coach, credited with nine winning seasons. He has built a program that is dedicated to developing successful young players, fostering strong player relations, and stressing the importance of academic excellence for his student athletes, on and off the court.View DeShawn Henry's Bio ⟩
- 19 years basketball coaching experience
- 11 years as Head Coach at Durango HS, Las Vegas
- 9 winning seasons with play-off appearances at Durango HS
- Coach of Year – 2013-2014 & 2015-2016
- 13 years as the director of Nike Blazer Camp at Durango HS
- 55 players have advanced to the college level, 16 at the NCAA Division I level
- 2012 & 2013 LeBron Skills Academy coach
- 2008 Nike Global USA assistant coach
- 17 years as an assistant Track and Field coach
- USA Basketball Gold Certified Coach
- High school counselor
- Graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Coach Jermaine Seagears
Jermaine Seagers kicks off his third year as Assistant Coach for Durango High School's Varsity Basketball Team and Sports Performance Trainer. Seagers is also a USA Basketball Gold Certified Coach and founder of Work or Don't Eat.View Jermaine Seagears's Bio ⟩
- Founder/Director of Work or Don't Eat, a motivational, sports performance training and apparel brand
- Sports performance trainer and basketball skill development coach at Durango HS
- USA Basketball Gold Certified Coach
- NCAA Certified basketball Scout and Recruiting Analyst for WODE Scouts
- Former Division 1 basketball player at the University of Texas-Pan American
- Graduate from the University of Texas-Pan American
Shooting Camp: May 31- June 1
Complete Skills I: June 4-8
Complete Skills II: June 11-15
Check-in: Thursday at 8:15am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30pm
Daily Hours: THURS-FRI 9am-3pm
COMPLETE SKILLS HOURS
Check-in: Monday at 8:15am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11am
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm
Lunch is not provided but will be available for purchase (cash only). Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money.
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 Stretching and conditioning
- 9:30 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Team practice
- 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
- 12:45 PM Drills, stations
- 1:45 PM Skill contests
- 2:30 PM Full-court games
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son learned something new everyday
June 12, 2018: The camp gave TJ the correct skills and drills to build upon. He learned something new everyday and said he had tons of fun
— Marissa H. Parent
My son loved this camp
June 9, 2018: Coaches and staff were kind, made sure each camper are accounted for and safe, most especially, the coaches kept the campers highly motivated. Coaches are well prepared, the program was hands down impressive! In all the years Aaron attended summer camp, the Nike Basketball Sawyer MS Camp was his favorite. He loved it so much, he can’t stop talking about it and shared all that he’s learned. He is looking forward to attending Series II. Thank you so much for making this summer a memorable experience for Aaron. The Nike Basketball Sawyer MS/Durango Trailblazers Camp is the best I’ve seen and my son has experienced. Awesome coaches, awesome staff, awesome program. Thank you
— Aileen G. Parent
Friendly and encouraging coaches!
June 9, 2018: My son loved the scrimmages. All the coaches were friendly and encouraging. My son loved in particular Coach Michael and Coach Meech.
— Bethany R. Parent
Experienced coaches and good guidance
June 2, 2018: Experienced coaches, on the spot guidance, Structured, conditioning
— Jessica C. Parent
Awesome emphasis on sportsmanship
June 2, 2018: Good variety of shooting drills; very organized; All staff were positive and encouraging; emphasized sportsmanship
— Rusty G. Parent
Coach Henry and staff are positive role models.
June 14, 2016: Coach Henry and his entire staff, regardless of age, reflected the positive reinforcement that is too often lost in modern youth athletics. My son came home reinvigorated and prepared for increased training.
— Amy M. Parent
My kids favorite camp.
June 14, 2016: Both of my kids said this was their favorite camp they have ever been to. Thanks.
— John C. Parent
My son learned something new every day.
June 17, 2016: My son was hesitant to go because he felt that he wouldn't learn anything. I asked him every day what he did at camp. He told me play-by-play and every day, there would be part of his story where he would say, "...and I learned..." I'm thankful we signed him up and he learned a few things that he will use as long as he decides to incorporate athletics in his life.
— Leondra D. Parent
My son was ready to go to camp every morning.
June 23, 2016: My son hasn't played basketball for very long and to see him excited and ready to go every morning was a joy.
— Karen J. Parent
Mom approved and recommended.
June 12, 2015: I really enjoyed how focused my son was and how excited he was to come back the next day. It was a great camp. Mom approved and recommended!
— Heather W. Parent
Great experience learning how to REALLY play.
June 25, 2015: It was a great experience learning how to really play the game with friends!
— Colin A. Camper
My grandson was always happy.
June 29, 2015: My grandson was always happy about going and wished it was longer.
— Denise K. Grandparent
My daughter loved this basketball camp!
July 3, 2014: My daughter loved this camp. It was challenging and she learned a great deal. Thank you. Wish you had more basketball camps in Las Vegas like thisl
— Alisa B. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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