Nike Basketball Camp Salesian College Preparatory
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Take your shooting, dribbling, and ball-handling skills to the next level in summer 2023 at Salesian College Preparatory! Get ahead of the competition at this day camp in Richmond, CA with instruction from Salesian College Prep Head Basketball Coaches Steve Pezzola and Bill Mellis. Focus on developing your fundamental skillset, shooting technique, situational game play, and much more!
The High Intensity Camp is for players with at least three years of school and/or travel team experience. Camp will make use of high-tech equipment with equal focus on offense, defense, practice concepts, and game study.
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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Director Steve Pezzola
Coach Steve Pezzola, current President of Salesian College Preparatory just completed his 14th season as the Head Girls Basketball Coach for the Pride. Pezzola holds an impressive 354-86 win/loss record with an average win percentage of over 80%.View Steve's Bio ⟩
During the 2022-2023 season, Pezzola lead the Pride to a 27-5 record, the TCAL Rock Championship, the prestigious NorCal Open Division Championship and the team finished as NorCal Open Division Runner-up and 6th in the State according to CalHiSports. During the 2021-22 season, Pezzola lead the Pride to a 21-5 record as well as the TCAL Rock Champions, NorCal Division I Champions, and State Division I Champions. Pezzola has led the team to two NorCal Division IV Championships, one NorCal Open Division Championship, and the NorCal Division 1 Championship in 2022 . He has won the Division IV NCS title four times, NCS Division III title three times, and most recently the NCS Open Division title as well as the 2022 Division I State Championship Title.
Coach Pezzola has accumulated the following accolades over the years:
· The Bay Area News Group East Bay Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
· NorCal Preps NCS Coach of the Year
· 2x - Prep2Prep NCS Coach of the Year
· NorCal Preps Division IV Coach of the Year
· 2x - Cal High Sports State Division IV Coach of the Year
· East Bay Times Coach of the Year
· Cal Hi Sports Coach of the Week
· Cal Hi Sports Coach of the Year
· California Coaches Association State Coach of the Year
Director Bill Mellis
Bill Mellis just completed his 24th season as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Salesian College Preparatory. He has compiled a record of 584-170, including 13 League Titles, 10 Section Championships, 3 Nor Cal Titles and 2 State Championships (2009 & 2012).View Bill's Bio ⟩
He has been named Coach of the Year 11 times by various media outlets, most notably the 2012 ESPN Rise Cal-Hi Sports California State Coach of the Year, the 2017 California Coaches Association State Coach of the Year, and the 2019 North Coast Section Boys Basketball Honor Coach.
Coach Cassie Re
Coach Cassie Re is the current head coach of the JV girls' team and an assistant coach on the Varsity girls' team at Salesian.View Cassie's Bio ⟩
She has been coaching basketball since 2015 for AAU teams like Orinda Magic, West Coast Elite, and Cal Stars before coming to coach for Salesian in 2019.Ms. Coach Cassie graduated from Dominican University of California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2018. After working in the research field for some time, she became a chemistry and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teacher at Salesian College Preparatory in 2022.
High Intensity (Ages 11-14): June 20-22
Complete Skills I (Ages 9-14): June 26-29
Complete Skills II (Ages 9-14): July 10-13
Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: TUES-THURS 9AM-3PM
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 1:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-2PM
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
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*Please note, this information is subject to change.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day - Stretching/warm up
- 9:15 AM Offensive skill stations
- 10:00 AM Defensive skill stations
- 10:45 AM Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:15 AM 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
July 14, 2022: My son thrived because it was safe, fun, and a relaxed atmosphere. He gained more confidence and skills in just one week.
July 17, 2022: My child was able to learn new skills and play with children of all ages and levels, amazing experience!
Full opportunity to learn!
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.