Nike Basketball Camp Raritan Valley Community College
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Join Harlem Globetrotter, La'Keisha Sutton in Branchburg, CT in summer 2019. Previously held at the Pingry School, this five day camp offers the tools, guidance, and confidence boost you need to get to the next level in your game. Learn how to train like a pro and reach new heights as a player!
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 and personal conditioning and footwork analysis
- The teaching of foundational athletic skills and work habits
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Joel Green
Joel Green, former professional player, founded Pro Level Training after realizing his undeniable passion for teaching and coaching. His goal is to help enhance player performance both physically and mentally by providing them uniquely designed skills and mental approaches they need to get a leg up on the competition.View Joel's Bio ⟩
Joel Green was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and was an All-City basketball player for all four years of high school. After graduating from high school, he attended the well known Hargrave Military Academy for prep school to exercise more college options. While there, he helped lead Hargrave to a #1 national ranking by USA Today and became top 30 players in the country.
Upon leaving Hargrave he began his collegiate career at Siena College where he was the top recruit. After an injury sidelined him, he was forced to sit out and red shirt his freshman year. To seek better opportunity, Joel transferred from Siena into the JUCO rankings to avoid sitting out yet another year by going to another 4 year school, which is NCAA regulation for transfers. While spending time in Junior College, Joel was able to win back-to-back National Titles making his way back to Division 1 basketball by signing with Rider University. After winning a Regular Season Title his senior season with the Broncs, he graduated with honors earning his BA in psychology. Joel began his professional career by playing in Ireland’s Superleague, which was followed by playing in both Spain and Venezuela while receiving a D-League contact along the way. A recent highlight for Joel was when he was invited to spend a few weeks with the 76ers during their preseason training.
Over the years Joel has been featured in multiple commercials, print ads and also on a national TV show. Joel is the 2017 face of Cheez-It Crackers' latest national basketball campaign. This feature was a dream come true and gave him the opportunity to play in the Celebrity Crunch Classic, coached by Magic Johnson, playing against Charles Barkley's team of celebrities. In addition to all of this, Joel also travels to speak to many organizations, schools, and programs to help motivate & inspire others to maximize on their talents, skills and untapped potential.
Camp Director La'Keisha Sutton
La’Keisha Sutton is a member of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters 2018 Basketball Team and former overseas professional basketball player. Before joining the Globetrotters, she played professionally in in Taiwan, Finland, Ecuador, Germany, and Bulgaria. Sutton was also named WNBA Prospect during her time at USC, being a top guard in the SEC in scoring and assists.View La'Keisha's Bio ⟩
In addition to being a professional basketball player, La’Keisha added author to her resume with the release of her book “From The Projects To Fan Favorite”. She is a motivational speaker, and a brand strategist. She enjoys empowering youth, volunteering at community events, and reading. Her nickname is “Fan Favorite”.
At USC, she helped lead the Gamecocks to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance in 2012 and earned awards there as well. She was a unanimous selection for the All SEC freshman team in 2008-2009, after leading the Gamecocks in scoring in conference play. She finished her career with 1,000 points plus and over 300 assists. She also earned a spot on the ALL SEC defensive team as well. She graduated USC with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications.
While in high school, La’Keisha was recruited by several Ivy League Schools, and Division I universities to continue her basketball career. She received a full athletic scholarship to play for Dawn Staley, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, at the University of South Carolina.
La’Keisha Sutton was born and raised in Trenton, NJ and is a true example of a scholar-athlete. She was an All-County basketball player for four years in high school and finished top in her class. She became the first athlete in school history male or female to win NJ Gatorade Player of The Year Award in 2008. La’Keisha was just 10 points shy of 2,000 points, and received several awards while attending Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton, NJ .
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.
July 15-19, 2019
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm
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/warm-up
- 9:20 AM Offensive/Defensive skill stations
- 11:30 AM Agility Drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:45 PM Lecture
- 1:25 PM Offensive/Defensive skill stations
- 1:30 PM Individual skill competitions
- 2:35 PM Competitive team games (3x3, 4x4, 5x5)
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Campers will train in Raritan Valley Community Center's gymnasium, home to the men and women basketball programs. The court boasts 6 baskets and newly finished wood floors.
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July 28, 2018: Awesome - my daughter loved it and can’t wait to go back next year! Her skills and confidence clearly increased this past week, but more importantly - she had fun at the same time. Joel and his team are great with the kids - I highly recommend this camp to other parents with kids who play basketball.
— Lauren T. Parent
July 27, 2018: Alex enjoyed camp, its drills and conditioning. It was hard work but he couldn't wait to attend every day. He loved the skills challenges at the end of the week.
— Sylvie D. Parent