Nike Basketball Camp Round Lake Sports Center
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Basketball Camps
Take your game to the next level this summer just north of Chicago, IL in Round Lake Beach. Campers will work with the fun and encouraging Pro Level Training staff through on-court drills and classroom discussions to enhance overall skills and basketball IQ.
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. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning.
- The teaching of foundational athletic skills and work habits
- 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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Camp Director RJ White
RJ White is the CEO of Vipers Pro Basketball, Nassau Salamanders, and Connecticut Copperheads of the ABA. Coach White's camp mission is to help sharpen camper fundamentals, understanding and intensity of the game. "What you do repeatedly, you won't forget to do in the game."
Camp Director TJ Gray
Pro Level Training Coach TJ Gray coached Division 1 basketball from 2010-2014 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Gray was involved in many facets of the program including practice preparation, managing the recruiting database and film exchange with opposing teams.View TJ Gray's Bio ⟩
Gray began his playing career at Western Illinois, where he played for two seasons. He played a single season at UIC before finishing his career at SIUE. He then went on to obtain his Bachelors Degree from Illinois-Chicago in Business Management in 2007. He earned a Masters Degree in Sports Management from SIUE in 2010.
Gray spent one season as a player at SIUE, under coach Forrester. He earned All-GLVC Second Team honors in 2007-08, when he shattered the school record for three pointers made, making 102 triples during the season. Gray led the team in scoring, averaging 16.6 points for the season. He registered the most steals on the team for the season with 49, and also shot a team-best .833 from the free throw line. He later played professionally with the Roseto Sharks in Italy's Serie C2.
TJ Gray made 30 appearances and nine starts in one season with the Flames while finishing third on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game. He tied the UIC single-season record with 90 three-pointers made, shot 90 percent from the free throw line and 41 percent from three-point range. TJ led UIC in scoring in four outings. Gray scored a career-best 22 points, including six three-pointers, Jan. 13 vs. Loyola and dished out a career-best five assists vs. Detroit Jan. 20. He sat out the 2005-06 campaign per NCAA Transfers Guidelines.
Western Illinois, 2003-2005:
Gray was a two-year starter at Western Illinois University averaging 7.2 points, 1.6 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore for the Leathernecks while shooting 43 percent from three-point range. As a freshman, Gray averaged 10.0 points and 3.1 assists per outing en route to Mid-Continent Conference All-Newcomer Team accolades. TJ also set Leatherneck freshman records for three-pointers made and three-point percentage while scoring in double figures 21 times during his time at Western Illinois, including a career-best 22-point effort versus Oakland on Jan. 5th, 2004.
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.
AUGUST 13-17, 2018
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
- 9:15 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 Sports Center at the Round Lake Area Park District in Illinois has 50,000 square foot facility that features an indoor soccer field, a basketball/volleyball court, a 9,000 square foot mezzanine and an indoor climbing wall. Located at 2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.