Nike Basketball Camp Rancho Solano Preparatory School
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Take your shooting, dribbling, and ball-handling skills to the next level in summer 2019! Get ahead of the competition at this popular day camp in Scottsdale, AZ with instruction from Rancho Solano Head Coaches Aaron Trigg and Ben Paulson and Findlay Prep Head Coach Rodney Haddix. Focus on developing your fundamental skillset, shooting technique, situational game play, and more.
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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- In depth discussions of basketball situational play, including time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Ben Paulson
Ben Paulson recently completed his fifth season as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. Originally from Minnesota, Coach Paulson previously served as the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Century High School in Rochester, MN.View Ben's Bio ⟩
Coach Paulson also served as the Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Triton High School in Dodge Center, MN. Coach Paulson has extensive coaching experience at the youth level leading youth basketball programs while in college as well as conducting local youth basketball camps while in Rochester, MN. During Coach Paulson’s playing career he was a two-year captain in basketball at La Crescent High School and was an All-State Track Athlete. He went on to compete collegiately in the discus at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Coach Paulson also serves as a Middle School PE Teacher at Rancho Solano Prep. Coach Paulson is deeply committed to youth the game of basketball and using sports as a vehicle to develop character in students.
Camp Director Aaron Trigg
Coach Trigg joined Rancho Solano in 2013 as Athletic Director and Head Boys' Basketball Coach. He most recently worked for The University of Central Florida Men’s Basketball Program while receiving his MBA and Masters in Sport Business Management at UCF. Coach Trigg is passionate about the role athletics plays in whole-student education and developing student-athletes of high character.View Aaron's Bio ⟩
He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance from Gordon (MA) College, where he was a student-athlete and an Academic All-American.
During his time at UCF, Coach Trigg worked closely with future professional basketball players Keith Clanton (South Korea) and Isaiah Sykes (Italy) in skill development and NBA draft preparation. Coach Trigg also served as an assistant coach at Blue Valley West High School under Donnie Campbell during BVW’s run to the 2011 State Tournament. During his playing career, Coach Trigg was an Academic All-American and Honorable Mention All-American at Gordon College and played one season with Athletes in Action in the United States as well as in Israel and Palestine.
With extensive camp experience, Coach Trigg has worked high profile camps at The University of Kentucky and UCF as well as assisted with local basketball camps in Kansas City, Boston, and Arizona. Coach Trigg is passionate about teaching the game of basketball while making learning fun and developing a desire to grow in other players.
Camp Director Rodney Haddix
Rodney Haddix is entering his first season as the Head Coach of the Findlay Prep Pilots in the 2018-2019 season. Coach Haddix spent the previous five seasons as an Assistant Coach and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Findlay Prep, one of the nation's top high school basketball programs.View Rodney's Bio ⟩
In Haddix's five seasons with Findlay Prep the Pilots finished 153-19 and advanced to the Final 4 of the National High School Tournament four times. Haddix has coached five McDonald’s All-Americans, five Jordan Brand All-Americans, 35 Division I signees, and four NBA draft picks, including two first rounders. Haddix played for Findlay College Prep in its inaugural season in 2006-2007. After his time at Findlay Prep, Haddix played Division I basketball for Miami University of Ohio for three seasons. Haddix finished his senior year playing at NAIA Division I program Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. Haddix graduated from Miami University in 2012 with a Bachelors Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health.
Girls: May 28-31
Boys I: June 3-7
Boys II: June 17-21
Boys III: July 15-19
Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30pm
Daily Hours: TUES-FRI 9am-3pm
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.
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 PM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day - Stretching/warm up
- 9:15 PM Offensive skill stations
- 10:00 PM Defensive skill stations
- 10:45 PM Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:15 PM Games/contests/shooting
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion/guest speaker/staff lecture
- 2:00 PM Games
- 3:00 PM Departure
Home to boys and girls basketball and girls volleyball, the gymnasium at Rancho Solano Prep's Student Activities Center is one of the top facilities in the valley. The facility features a regulation college length basketball floor with collegiate 3 point lines and shot clocks. It can also be split into two HS regulation size courts for simultaneous basketball and volleyball games.
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Really Enjoyed this Camp
June 2, 2018: My daughter enjoyed her time very much
— Jim P. Parent
It was an awesome week for our daughter!
July 11, 2017: It was an awesome week for our daughter! Our daughter was nervous to attend as she's never played basketball, but loves sports. She felt so comfortable and encouraged by the coaches and the other campers. She learned so much and also had a blast. Coach Ben was so much fun and so gifted at working with the girls. We were so impressed and plan to return next summer and invite friends! Thank you!!!
— Meg M. Parent
Rex had a lot of fun
June 10, 2017 : Rex had a lot of fun at the camp, learned new skills and strengthen existing skills. He met several new friends as well.
— Rex T. Parent
The directors and coaches were what made this such a special camp.
The directors and coaches were what made this such a special camp. I was hesitant to send my son to the camp, because he is small and has essentially no experience with basketball. He played competitive soccer for one season and ended up being teased a lot by his teammates, which took the fun out of it. This was never the case at this camp. He was encouraged, and pushed to do his best, all in a positive atmosphere. It was amazing as a parent to see his confidence rise throughout the week. Thank you, coaches!!
— Sarah E. Parent
I had a BLAST at camp!
I had a BLAST at camp, I did not want it to end. I can't wait to go again next year! I made a lot of new friends and learned a lot from the coaches. It was so awesome getting direct coaching from a Pro player.
— Noah A. Camper
Thank you for a great experience for my son!
The ball handling skills were helpful and he continues to practice them. There were a couple he hadn't done before and he is interested in sharing those with his coach and team. He also liked the scrimmages very much and winning basketballs. Thank you for a great experience for my son!
— Kirstin L. Parent
Thank you for always supporting my son & making him feel welcome!
Everything was great! Thank you for always supporting my son & making him feel welcome! It's greatly appreciated. Good luck in your upcoming season at Findlay! We'll continue to be supporters & spectators, when possible.
— Britt J. Parent
I didn't want it to end!
The camp with the staff was fantastic! They are obviously professionals with a proven track record. It was an honor for my Son to spend the week with them. They gave individual attention, shared useful information & instructions as well as great, positive attitudes! It was so awesome, my Son was sad it came to an end. He said, "It's over, now what am I supposed to do the rest of the summer, I didn't want it to end!"
Camp was so upbeat and entertaining.
Great experience; very well organized and planned. Great awards and input from the coaching staff. My so loved that is was so upbeat and entertaining as well as a great learning experience.
A great workout
My kiddo loved the camp. A great workout and ball handling skill check.
The coaches were excellent!
June 12, 2016: My son said he learned more than he thought he would have at a summer basketball camp and felt not a moment was wasted during camp. He felt like he was taught all aspects of basketball during the week long camp. The coaches were excellent! They were encouraging and made learning the skills a fun experience. They acknowledged each child individually and made them feel their best.
— Sarah R. parent