Nike Basketball Camp The First Academy
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Improve your fundamental, shooting, and dribbling skills in Orlando, Florida! Work through challenging drills, innovative stations, competitions and classroom discussions designed to fine-tune your overall technique and basketball IQ at our boys and girls 2019 summer day camps.
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.
- Three+ hours dedicated daily to individual skill development
- Exclusive, and highly competitive 3 on 3 Cut Throat Tournaments and 5 on 5 play
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Director Chris Mayberry
Joining Elite Hoops in the fall of 2017, Chris Mayberry brings almost 20 years of coaching experience to the Elite Hoops Orlando program. Mayberry returned to The First Academy in 2013 after 2 successful years coaching in Texas. Since 2013, Mayberry has led the Royals to a 98-22 record including an Elite 8 birth in 2017 and Final Fours trips in 2015 and 2016.View Chris Mayberry's Bio ⟩
In a 2 year stint at Prestonwood Christian Academy (TX) from 2011-2013, Mayberry led the program to back to back State Championships including a 27-4 record in 2012. That season, they also finished in the Top Ten of the ESPN, MaxPreps and USA Today national high school polls.
From 2002-2011, in his first tour as Head Coach at The First Academy, Mayberry had in extremely impressive 187-75 record as he led the Royals to three Final Fours, including one in 2005 which was the first in school history. In 2011, they were State-Runner up. During that impressive run, Mayberry was named FACA Regional Coach of the Year 8 times and was also named Florida 2A State Coach of the Year in 2006.
Mayberry has been instrumental in the development of over 2 dozen of his players that have gone on to play at the collegiate level or higher. The most noticeable of which is Julius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers, who was the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Camp Director Tierra Brown
Tierra Brown is the Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at The First Academy with 9 years of coaching experience. Brown joined the program in the 2014-2015 season as the Head Junior Varsity Coach and transitioned to the Head Varsity Coach the following season 2015-2016.View Tierra's Bio ⟩
Upon Brown’s arrival, The First Academy has returned to its winning culture and have won 3 District championships and 1 District runners up. Brown has a combined record of 60-36. Brown, an alumnus of The First Academy was a part of their nationally ranked team that won back to back State Championships (2006, 2007)
Previous to joining The First Academy, Brown was the Head Assistant Coach at Eastern Florida State College for 2 years after a 4-year playing career at Stetson University where she was a four-year starter and finished 11th in scoring and helped lead her team to an ASUN conference title and an NCAA Tournament appearance her senior year.
Staff Elite Hoops Basketball
The Elite Hoops Basketball (EHB) staff is comprised of some of the best coaches in the area, specializing in camps, clinics, training sessions, leagues, and travel teams. Elite Hoops Basketball has been in partnership with Nike Basketball Camps for over 12 years, directing some of the Southeast's most popular day basketball camps.View Elite Hoops Basketball's Bio ⟩
They are dedicated to providing athletes with the proper training and tools necessary to help improve your fundamental skills, offensive and defensive moves, and overall game in a fun and motivating environment. In 2016, EHB directed over 50 Nike Basketball Camps across eight southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) with over 3600 players in attendance! Join EHB and Nike Basketball Camps today and take your game to the highest level!
Boys I: June 10-14
Boys II: June 17-21
Girls: June 17-21
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for lunch, snack and drink purchases. $10 per day covers lunch and two snacks.
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
- 9:10 AM Stretch/Floor length open up
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Stations
- 11:10 AM Contests
- 11:40 AM 5-on-5 Games
- 12:20 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Living by Numbers Stations
- 1:40 PM Video/Speaker/Speed & Agility
- 2:20 PM 3-on-3 Games
- 3:00 PM Campers depart
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We plan on being back next year.
June 23, 2018: Austin loved being challenged by being placed with the older group. He loved all the game time experience. The coaches were encouraging. He came home every day with the biggest smile on his face. Thank you to Chris Mayberry for a wonderful Camp. Very well organized. Austin had the best time, made new friends and learned new skills in a fun environment. We plan on being back next year.
— Denise H. Parent
June 23, 2018: Xayvion had an absolute blast at the camp. He has been playing basketball for 4 years now and this was the first camp he attended. Director Mayberry did a great job with his organization making sure the kids left with skills that can help improve their game. Coach Drew was excellent. He was patient with kids and kept them motivated and pumped throughout the entire camp. He really put Xayvion in a position to succeed.
— Hantz S. Parent