Nike Basketball Camp The Salvation Army of Springfield
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Head to Springfield, IL in summer 2023 and join Julian Gorens, JV Basketball Coach at Springfield High School, and join Pro Level Training for serious fun! This boys and girls basketball camp is designed for players of all skill levels looking to get better in a positive environment with high-energy coaches.
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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Julian Gorens
Coach Julian Gorens was born and raised on the east side of Springfield, where basketball is the greatest sport in town. He is the JV Basketball Coach at Springfield High School, a certified professional trainer, and has been running basketball camps, clinics and private training sessions for over 20 years. Goren loves to support his hometown of Springfield, his family and coaches across Illinois.View Julian's Bio ⟩
Springfield has produced legends in basketball such as, Kevin Gamble who played in the NBA for years for the Boston Celtics, Ed Horton of the Washington Bullets and Andre Iguodala who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors as an All-Star, Champion and Finals MVP. There are several other athletes from Springfield that have played professionally overseas. After winning multiple state championships which started as early as grade school and middle school, Julian attended Southeast High School, where he started several varsity games as a freshman. He then transferred to Springfield High School his sophomore year to become a better student and athlete. Julian graduated from Springfield High in 1993 as an All-Conference player. He was ranked top 20 in the Country by Street Smith magazine as one of Americas top point guards. To improve his GPA, Julian attended Wabash Valley Junior College where he graduated as an honorable mentioned All-American.
Following his time at Wabash Valley, Julian chose to attend Arkansas Tech University. Due to several injuries that he sustained during his junior and senior year, he was only able to play 6-7 games his senior season. After having surgery to remove bone spurs from his feet, Julian underwent intensive rehabilitation which actually helped him become faster and stronger. In 2000, he graduated from Arkansas Tech University and was labeled as a restricted free agent in the NBA. He then moved to Atlanta Georgia and signed with a sports agency. During this time, he traveled throughout the country playing in various professional leagues such as the CBA, NBA Summer League and had private practices with the Bulls, Hawks and Bullets. After his first year, Julian decided to sign a contract which started his journey to play overseas for several years. He played in leagues in Norway, Germany, Mexico and Canada, just to name a few. Julian decided to come home and help provide for his daughter and family. Julian continued to play in the Semi-Pro leagues here in the U.S which includes the CBA, ABA, USBL, IBA, WBA and IBL.
Julian loves to support his hometown of Springfield, his family and coaches across Illinois. He has become obsessed in rehabilitation strength training and decided to become a certified professional trainer. He has been training kids and professional athletes for over 20 years and have been a basketball coach for over 10 years at a few local middle schools. He is currently the Junior Varsity Coach at Springfield High School and has been running professional basketball camps and clinics for over 20 years. He loves looking into an athlete’s eyes and being able to give back his skills and training through working with them. Julian says that he has had a lot of support to help him through his ups and downs, and knows that he has been blessed with some gifts and all that he desires to do with those gifts now is to give back.
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 24-28, 2023
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*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
Camp will take place at the Salvation Army of Springfield, IL, formerly Gold's Gym. The Salvation Army is located at 1600 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62703.
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We will return!
August 7, 2021: His favorite part of camp was just getting to be around different coaches and learning new drill work and the importance of competing in every drill. We will return!
— Robyn P., Parent
She liked the staff
August 7, 2021: My daughter likes the positive feedback on the daily skills sheets. She liked the staff and seemed to feel comfortable. She learned new skills and ways to improve.
— Laura W., Parent
Seen a huge improvement
July 30, 2021: She seemed to really enjoy it and I have seen a huge improvement in her dribbling, and that's where she needed help. Thanks for all that you do!
— Annie K., Parent
The best basketball camp we have ever sent any of our kids to!
August 8, 2016: This was the best basketball camp we have ever sent any of our kids to! The coaches were great and our son learned so much. He loved how much individual attentional he got and how he felt like they evaluated him individually and helped him in the exact way he needed. Wonderful experience!
— Amy G. Parent
I was impressed with how the coaches were so involved.
August 8, 2016: I was impressed with how the coaches were so involved and enjoyed the kids. Great coaches and enthusiasm. I would just like to see a stronger field of older boys next year.
I can see the improvement and confidence after my son attended this camp.
August 9, 2016: My son played on a basketball team at his school the last 2 years. I can see the improvement and confidence after he attended this camp. He talked about the coaches and other kids that he met at this camp (I think this was his favorite part of camp). He told me who the good players were and how well they could play and shoot. Also talked about how well the coaches could dunk a basketball. Thanks for all you do for kids.
— Diane R. Parent
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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.