Nike Basketball Camp The HIVE Sports Complex
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Get better in summer 2019 with Coach Derek Washington and Coach Jade Carter, co-founders of Next Level Basketball. Formerly held at Casady School, HIVE Sports Complex boasts four beautifully maintained courts giving you ample space to hone in on your game. Train in a positive yet competitive environment with a mix of footwork drills, scrimmages, and in-depth focus on the fundamentals.
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.
- Challenging schedule packed with team play, skill stations, and classroom work
- Supportive atmosphere to help players achieve their basketball-related and personal goals
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Co-Director Derek Washington
In 2011, Derek Washington, former NAIA starting point guard, and Jade Carter, an All Conference player, formed Next Level Basketball Corporation (NLBC), a not-for-profit corporation. NLBC is committed to providing positive opportunities for basketball players.Their goal is to show the youth how to utilize basketball as a tool to be empowered for a better tomorrow.View Derek's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Derek’s journey to the next level started after high school when he decided to move from Virginia to New York in an attempt to make a name for himself in an area known for breeding basketball players. He was so determined to play basketball, he enrolled himself in college as an unknown player in 2004, and after a year of just being a student, he was given the chance to play junior college basketball at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) in 2005.
After adapting to the tough and aggressive attitude of New York City and JuCo basketball, he went from being a projected 3rd string point guard to starting every game his Freshman Year. During his year at FIT, his tough work ethic allowed him to be ranked top 10 in the nation for steals and assists in DIII junior college basketball. In the fall of 2005, he was forced to sit out due to financial difficulties and had to put his dreams of being a successful college player on hold. During the following summer, he was given an opportunity to attend Saint Gregory’s University on a scholarship and played 3 yrs of NAIA basketball as the starting point guard. During those 3 years, he was named to the Academic All-Conference team twice, showing his versatility as a hard worker on the court and off the court.
His drive to be successful was displayed even off of the basketball as he became active in nonathletic organizations and even became president of at Students in Free Enterprise at the University.
Throughout all of his years playing basketball, Derek has always been in a leadership position. As a point guard, it’s always been a natural responsibility to motivate others. His personal experiences have also allowed him help others overcome adversity, as he did in his career.
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Co-Director Jade Carter
Jade Carter, the Vice President and Co-Founder of Next Level Basketball, was born and raised in the small town of El Reno, Oklahoma. Being raised in a family of athletes, he was inspired by them wanted to be successful in sports and make it out of his small hometown. His success in high school lead him to being recruited to one of the top ranked junior colleges, Redlands Community College.View Jade's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Unfortunately, after a year of redshirting, he was not given the opportunity to succeed as a basketball player while attending Redlands and was cut. Jade refused to stop perusing his dreams of being a college basketball and after much hard work and many college tryouts, he was recruited by St. Gregory’s University, where his basketball abilities were allowed to be demonstrated.
He thrived on the opportunities that were presented to him, and went on to average double figures both years and also received All Conference his Senior season. After completing four seasons of basketball at the collegiate level in 2010, he transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma to finish his last year of college, and officially graduated from college with a General Psychology Degree in May of 2011.
After concluding his college career, he began working as the Unit Director for the Salvation Army Boy’s and Girl’s Club in El Reno. Working for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club gave him great satisfaction in having the ability to give back to the small town that played a big part in making him the person that he is today. His goal is to positively influence a number of people’s lives through positive guidance and build character. This inspired him to join with Derek and form Next Level Basketball Corporation.
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Session I: June 17-19
Session II: July 22-25
SESSION I CAMP HOURS
Check-in:Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 3:30pm
Daily Hours: MON-WED 9am-4pm
SESSION II CAMP HOURS
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30pm
Daily Hours: MON-TH 9am-4pm
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. The HIVE concessions will be open for additional snack and drink purchases.
Wear your favorite player or team jersey on Jersey Day! Jersey Day will take place on Tuesday, June 18th (Session I), and Wednesday, July 24th (Session II). All campers are encouraged to participate
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 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
- 1:15 PM Team practice
- 1:45 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 2:45 PM Games
- 3:45 PM Closing words
- 4:00 PM Departure
The Hive is a four court basketball facility with three courts in the main gym and one court in the annex. The Hive also includes a large concession and seating area as well as workout and conference rooms.
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July 20, 2018: My daughter loves this camp and continues to attend summer after summer. The Director and Coaches not only teach the necessary skills to improve her on-court performance, but they also stress the importance of confidence, leadership, and determination. Once again, she had a great week!!
— Lisa R. Parent
July 20, 2018: The coaches were personable and allowed for correction and growth in a safe environment. The camper evaluations provided positive coach and camper interactions! The camp environment encouraged the campers to focus on goals and next level both on and off the court!
— James D. Parent
Learned a lot
July 2, 2018: I liked how I could use the skills that I learned in the drills and apply some of them to the actual game of basketball. It was fun learning how to pass, shoot, dribble, and do many other things in basketball better than I could before I went to this camp.
— Christian S. Camper
I appreciate the defensive instruction very much
July 19, 2017: Izzy enjoyed the competition and the instruction. I appreciate the defensive instruction very much. Most camps focus on just the offense.
— Izzy I. Parent
Best camp he's attended thus far
July 19, 2017: Jaylon was pushed to play better, because of his skills he was able to play with the older kids. Best camp he's attended thus far in his basketball career. thank you. coaches were positive and made the kids work hard and keeping it fun.
— Jaylon N. Camper