Nike Basketball Camp Jesuit High School
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Conveniently located minutes away from the heart of downtown Sacramento, Jesuit HS is the perfect spot for youth athletes to hone their skills. This popular northern California day camp covers all aspects of the game including strength and conditioning training, shooting and dribbling drills, and daily scrimmages.
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.
- Directed by former Jesuit Head Coach and current AD, Greg Harcos, and staff
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
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Camp Director Greg Harcos
Greg Harcos directs the Nike Basketball Camp at Jesuit High School and currently serves as the school's Athletic Director, after 13 years as Head Basketball Coach. He brings a vast basketball background to camp to help young basketball players improve their game.View Greg Harcos's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Gregory Harcos has an extensive resume with Jesuit High School. Over the past 20 years, Harcos has served in many capacities including: Head of the Athletic Department from 2015-present, Varsity Basketball Head Coach from 2002-2015, JV Basketball Head Coach from 1997-2001, Varsity Assistant from 1996-1997, and Freshman Head Coach from 1995-1996. Harcos also coached JV Football from 1997-2000 and was a member of the varsity football staff in 2001. His coaching career started at St. Ignatius Grammar School in 1994-1995.
Greg attended the University of California-Berkeley where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He later earned his Masters in Education Degree from Chapman University.
He has led the Marauder basketball program to much success. Greg posts an overall record of 247 wins to 122 losses. The team earned Delta River League Championships in 2003, 2006, and 2007. He also led his program to Sac-Joaquin Section titles in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012. The team finished as section runner-up in 2003, 2011, and 2012.
In 2006, Harcos was honored with the Sacramento Bee Coach of the Year award. He led the Marauders to national and state rankings.
- 2005 – # 22 in the State
- 2007 – # 6 in the State and # 39 Nationally
- 2010 – # 28 in the State
- 2011 – # 10 in the State and # 60 Nationally
Greg’s coaching philosophy is that basketball is not only about learning the game but also using the circumstances that parallel the game to teach life lessons and prepare our athletes for what lies ahead. He strives to develop each individual to the best of his ability in an attempt to maximize his players’ ability. Understand that skill can only take you so far-thus strength, toughness, hard work, and preparation, should be easily identified in the character of a Jesuit team.
Basketball Tips by Greg Harcos:
Session I: July 23-27
Session II: July 30-August 3
Camp Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm
Both indoor and outdoor courts are used for training. Please pack accordingly; campers are welcome to bring separate shoes for outdoor instruction.
Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. Lunch will be provided Monday-Thursday at an additional daily cost (price TBD). You can purchase a meal plan at check-in. Lunch will include a main item, fruit, cookie, chips, and a drink. Main items will vary daily: Pizza, Burgers, Burritos, and Sandwiches. Separate from the meal plan, there will be a snack bar that campers may purchase snack and drink items with cash or deposit a line of credit for the week at registration. Lunch is not inclusive to the snack bar.
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 Campers Arrive/Check-in/Free Shooting
- 9:10 AM Stretch/Footwork Development
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Stations
- Monday - Defense and Rebounding
- Tuesday - Passing and Ball Handling
- Wednesday - Moving without the ball, Screens, and Post Footwork
- Thursday - Shooting and Perimeter Offensive Skills
- 10:50 AM Competitions
- 11:15 AM Younger Group Lunch/Older Group 5 x 5 Games
- 12:05 PM Younger Group 5 x 5 Games/Older Group Lunch
- 1:00 PM Clinic/Videos/Weight Room Introductions/Guest Speaker
- 2:20 PM 3x3 League Games
- 3:00 PM End of Camp day/Campers Depart
The majority of camp will take place in the Father Barry Gymnasium and campers will rotate between this indoor gym and the outdoor court throughout the day. Father Barry Gymnasium is home to basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Built in 1967, the gymnasium can seat 1,200 for sports games and rallies and 2,000 for events that include floor seating. Jesuit plays host to one of the biggest high school basketball tournaments in Northern California each year, the Father Barry Classic.
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He liked the drills and games
August 6, 2017: I really liked this camp. I had fun with my new friends and the camp counselors. I liked the drills and games.
— Jasmine N. Camper
Coaches were encouraging and engaged.
August 5, 2017: Weston really enjoyed his interactions with the coaches. He commented that they were all really encouraging and engaged each camper.
— Deborah G. Parent
We will definitely be back next year!
July 28, 2017: Zeke had an amazing week and didn't want it to end. My highlight moment was hearing Zeke say that he wants to go to Jesuit and he wants to get good grades in school. This sounds amazing coming from a kid who struggles in the classroom. I wish I could send him for week 2. We will definitely be back next year!
— Iris S. Parent
His skills improved and he had a good time.
September 17, 2017: My son enjoyed BB Camp in spite of the heat. High point for him was the kind and encouraging staff (teens and college age). His skills improved and he had a good time.
— Deanna D. Parent
Exceptional coaching staff.
July 29, 2016: Camp really exceeded my expectations. My son loved the camp. I felt he learned a lot, was properly supervised and had a lot of fun. Coaches were exceptional - personal attention, super helpful and polite. Jesuit students at their finest!
— Shelby V. Parent
Camp placed emphasis on skill building and positive team work
August 8, 2016: As a parent, I was happy to see my son's enthusiasm for the game at camp. The skills and positive team work that I saw he'd worked on were great.
My boys both want to apply to Jesuit for High School now.
July 31, 2015: The Athletic Director from Jesuit seemed awesome. The boys most enjoyed the shooting competition. The camp was well run and the boys both want to apply to Jesuit for High School.
— Kristin F. Parent
It helped my daughter be confident.
July 31, 2015: My daughter has never been to a camp and just recently showed interest in basketball. She learned a lot and is looking forward to another. She met new friends too and got a number of.one of the other girl campers her age. It helped her to be out of herself and to be.confident.
— Kimberly I. Parent