Nike Basketball Camp Minneapolis Sports Center
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Receive top instruction over winter break to help improve your all-around game and shooting technique! This popular basketball camp in Minneapolis, MN gives players the exclusive opportunity to train with former Chicago Bulls player Khalid El-Amin and DeLaSalle High School Head Coach Travis Bledsoe.
Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps' mission is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to become a better and more explosive player. The Complete Skills camp places emphasis on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning. The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills and post/perimeter shooting.
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Co-Director Khalid El-Amin
Khalid El-Amin is the owner and head trainer at El-Amin Training. Khalid was the starting pointguard for the University of Connecticut when they won the national champsionship in 1999 and was then drafted to the Chicago Bulls.View Khalid El-Amin's Bio ⟩
Khalid has been involved with basketball as a player, coach, and trainer for over 30 years and currently uses unique training methods to help focus young players on working smarter not just harder to take their game to the next level. Born in Minneapolis, MN he first developed a love for basketball at four years old while watching his older brothers play basketball in their driveway. His skill set, fierce work ethic, and high basketball IQ allowed him to play up with older teams which fast tracked his progress. Khalid led his high school to three consecutive state titles, won a national championship in college, was drafted to the NBA, and was MVP for four consecutive years in his career overseas. Khalid is passionate about basketball and equally determined to use the game of basketball as a platform to cultivate young leaders.
Co-Director Travis Bledsoe
Travis Bledsoe is the Head Coach at DeLaSalle High School and Founder, Director and Head Trainer of DeLaSalle Elite. Over the years, Beldsoe has helped players of all ages develop their basketball skills and IQ to become productive players and stars. He has worked closely with Maya Moore, Gold medalists, WNBA All-Stars, and WNBA Champions.View Travis Bledsoe's Bio ⟩
During the 2013-14 WNBA season Travis started working with the Minnesota Lynx as a member of the Lynx Men's Scout Team and practice manager where he helped execute successful practice/game plans. Travis' main job was assisting the Minnesota Lynx with on court basketball training and on court scouting reports throughout 2013-14 WNBA Season, Playoffs, and Finals culminating with winning the 2013 WNBA Championship. Travis helped Maya Moore become the first player in WNBA history to lead the league in three pointers made (72) and three point percentage (.453%). He has also worked with Gold medalists, WNBA All-Stars, and WNBA Champions.
Before Travis Bledsoe started coaching he was a standout basketball player earning 1st Team All-State and being named to the Minnesota All-Star Team and nominated as a Mr. Basketball Finalist his Senior year at DeLaSalle High School (Minneapolis, MN).
He attended the University of North Dakota as the top recruit in 2005 and shined leading the program in it's transition from Division II to Division I. Travis earned 1st Team All Great West Conference (Division I) leading the conference in 3-pointers made (40), 3-point % (.48%) and finishing second in scoring average at 21.8 ppg as a senior.
Travis Bledsoe finished his career as a member of UND's 1000 point club joining NBA Legend Phil Jackson. He also left setting UND's Single Season (.477%) and Career (.44%) 3-point % records becoming one of the schools greatest shooters.
Staff Pro Level Training
Pro Level Training’s concept is very simple: cover all grounds with everyone that we work with. In addition to skills training, we place major emphasis on the strength, conditioning and performance sides of the game.View Pro Level Training's Bio ⟩
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was a need for athletes to learn how to properly prepare their minds and bodies for the game of basketball.
Our goal is to improve the quality of individual on court performance by providing clients with the physical & mental tools needed to get to the next level of their career. We enjoy both training and educating players to get the most out of each session.
December 26-28, 2018:
Check-in: Wednesday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM
Daily Hours: WED-FRI 9AM-4PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for lunch and drink purchases.
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/Free Shoot
- 9:15 AM Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Work
- 11:15 AM Agility Drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 PM Individual Improvement Drills
- 1:30 PM Lecture (Guest Speaker, nutrition/conditioning discussions)
- 2:15 PM Games - 5 on 5 or 3 on 3
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
The Minneapolis Sports Center boasts 50,000 square ft of space, making it the largest indoor sports center in the Twin Cities. Located adjacent to South High School on Lake Street in Minneapolis, the facility holds 4 basketball courts and provides athletic training facilities to urban youth.
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My daughter made a lot of new friends.
August 6, 2017: My daughter made a lot of new friends. She learned a lot and worked on her skills. All of the staff was very encouraging.
— Karen G. Parent
My son came home sore and happy
July 28, 2017: My son came home sore and happy. He loves being worked hard and said he got it there.
— Mike P. Parent
He loves the encouragement
July 28, 2017: He loves the encouragement and friendly competition between campers! We have already recommended a camper this year and will recommend others for next years camp!!
— Tina H. Parent
My daughter couldn't wait to go back.
August 8, 2016: My daughter had a lot of fun and couldn't wait to go back the next day. The coaches were positive but expected hard work and respect out of the girls. There was a perfect variety of skills mixed with 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5.
— Molly M. Parent
Thank you for offering this camp!
August 8, 2016: My daughter's favorite parts of camp were the skills, various 1v1 and 3v3 games, and making new friends. Thank you for offering this camp! She loved it.
— Heather D. Parent
Our son worked hard every day and really enjoyed it.
August 2, 2016: We knew this camp would be intense and push our son. The video on the website was really great and hooked in my son to give it a try. He worked hard every day and really enjoyed it. He's already trying to convince his brother to join him next summer.
— Heather K. Parent
Great for their self esteem!
July 30, 2016: One on one was fun and boosted him up. So nice to recognize teams and players at the end of the week. Great for their self esteem! No complaints and he was tired so he must have gotten some good running and conditioning in too!
— Candace C. Parent
From a parent's perspective, the drills and fitness work were tremendous. From my son's perspective, the competition (games/tournaments) was the best. Great camp!
— Derek S. Parent
My son enjoyed all aspects of the camp.
My son enjoyed all aspects of the camp, he learned a lot of skills he didn't know, I hope you have it again next year, same place. He was pretty sore the first day but enjoyed all the skills learned.
— Deborah B. Parent
The director and the instructor were absolutely amazing.
— Colt B. Parent