Nike Basketball Camp Salvation Army
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Improve your basketball skills for the second year at Illinois' state capital of Springfield. Pro Level Training and staff will train campers on fundamentals, shooting, and dribbling skills while enjoying competitive but fun games.
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 Olufemi "Femi" Akinpetide
Coach Femi was born in Sydney, Australia and came to the US in 2005 to play high school basketball. After high school, Femi played a season of college basketball at University of Missouri at Kansas City and also played a season of semi-professional basketball for the Central Basketball Association.View Olufemi (Femi) Akinpetide's Bio ⟩
Femi attended high school at Montverde Academy in Orlando, Florida. While at Montverde, Femi was a part of the 2006-2007 national championship team that went 30-0. After graduating and playing a season at University of Missouri at Kansas City, Femi finished up his collegiate career at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where he graduated witha Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Public Relations.
Femi has 8 years of coaching experience ranging from basketball camps to private training. His coaching focuses on working the “Mid-Range”, footwork and attacking the basket.
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 30-AUGUST 3, 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
- 9:10 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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personalized one on one training
August 07, 2017: My son is only 7, and so to be the highlight of the camp in the State Journal Register made his experience that much more exciting. The participants get more of a personalized one on one training.
— Desmond C. Parent
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
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.