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Professional basketball player Esian Henderson wants to help your serious athlete succeed both on and off the court. Designed to mock an entire basketball season, from preseason to game day, campers will learn what it takes to train like a collegiate player.

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.  Campers receive personalized instruction and participate in competitive scrimmages, in-depth discussions on nutrition and game play situations and daily classroom work.

Highlights Include
  • Receive high-quality instruction from college coaches and current professional players
  • A unique emphasis on education, offering daily workshops in a classroom setting
  • Includes an optional Q&A information session for parents with college coaches
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Camp Coaches

  • Esian Henderson Rockhurst University

    Camp Director Esian Henderson

    Esian Henderson, born and raised in Kansas City, MO, is a professional basketball player (BDA Europe, 2009-Present) and the founder of Inspire Basketball Camps, LLC. Esian created Inspire Basketball Camps in 2016 to  provide youth athletes the opportunity to work with an extensive network of talented players, trainers, and coaches, with an emphasis on education. 

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Camp Details

JULY 30-AUGUST 3, 2018

Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Camp Meals: Lunch is provided Monday-Thursday.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm

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CAMP DESCRIPTION

Inspire Basketball Camps offer developing basketball players the opportunity to interact with college coaches, professional players, and college grads. Camp places a unique emphasis on education, offering daily workshops in a classroom setting. This camp gives campers the student-athlete experience of both on and off-court training on the beautiful Rockhurst University campus located just blocks away from Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Parents will also have the opportunity to attend an optional Q&A information session on the first morning of camp with college coaches/camp staff.

This event is for the serious player, designed to test the will and skill of each camper. The five day event packs an entire college basketball season into a week of motivating drills, skills, and scrimmages. The week begins with a challenging preseason day - after assigning campers to teams, innovative workouts push students and help them identify as and unify as a team to push forward. Days 2-4 are practice days -students have to execute basketball drills, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, pick and roll, as well as learning and executing plays. Day 5 is game day - students are rewarded for their perseverance with games.

CAMP MEALS

Lunch will be provided Monday-Thursday by the campus cafe. Options include, but are not limited to, pizza, chicken nuggets and sandwiches.

CAMPER EVALUATION

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

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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.   

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Inspire Basketball Camps are designed to mock an entire college basketball season:
  • Days 1 and 2 Preseason
  • Days 2, 3, and 4 Practice
  • Days 4 and 5 Game Day Preparation/Games
  • 8:30 AM Arrival/Preparation
  • 9:00 AM Introduction
  • 9:30 AM Classroom work/Skill Stations
  • 11:45 AM Review/Cool Down
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Skill Specific Workouts
  • 2:00 PM Game Situations/Open Play
  • 3:00 PM Dismissal

Rockhurst Convocation Gym

The 60-acre Rockhurst campus is in the heart of the cultural district of Kansas City. Campers will utilize the Convocation Gym, an addition to the Mason-Halpin Field House, for basketball instruction and one of the school's classrooms for daily classwork.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.75 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    Loved the location

    August 14, 2017: Ethan thoroughly enjoyed the basketball camp and can't wait to do it again next summer. I loved the location! As a parent I loved watching all the boys play and the coaches interact with them on the last day. It was a bit confusing initially as to what time exactly we as parents were expected to be there but it all worked out in the end and it was fun. I understand that there may be a few glitches on a first go around but they were minor and we look forward to next year's camp.

    — Theresa C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent speakers

    August 8, 2017: The camp offered a variety of skills being taught and had excellent speakers.

    — Tamla M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Encouraging and engaged

    August 4, 2017: The coaches and staff were encouraging and engaged throughout camp!

    — Earl G. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Thanks for the amazing experience

    August 4, 2017: My son said he learned so much more than his coaches in school. Thank you so much for an amazing experience!

    — Melinda H. Parent

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Nike Boys Basketball Camp Rockhurst University

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Esian Henderson, Camp Director
1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day 9am-3pm $285.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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