Nike Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Boys Basketball Camp
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Train with Claremont Mudd-Scripps Men's Basketball Coach Michael Wells in winter 2023! Attend the Complete Skills Camp and work on your offensive and defensive skills.
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
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Camp Director Michael Wells
Michael Wells, a familiar face around Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for decades, will enter his second season as an assistant coach with the CMS men's basketball program in 2023-24.View Michael's Bio ⟩
In his first season at CMS, the Stags went 21-5, were ranked in the Top 25 for most of the season and had one of their best offensive seasons ever, ranking No. 2 in NCAA Division III in field goal percentage.
Wells previously worked at Occidental, where he began as the sports information director and became the associate athletic director in 2015, before assuming a role as the associate head coach of the men's basketball program. During his coaching tenure, he helped the Tigers to back-to-back SCIAC Tournament appearances, including an appearance in the championship game in 2019.
His primary responsibilities at Occidental were offensive fundamentals and as the defensive coach, helping the Tigers rank in the top 10 in the nation in points allowed, opponent field goal percentage, and three-point field goal defense in 2017-18, and in the top 25 in field goal percentage defense and points per game in 2018-19. He has also been a part of two different coaching staffs with point guards who have led the nation in assist to turnover ratio, Ryan Kaneshiro of Occidental in 2018-19, and Brian Kenyon of CMS in 2022-23.
When the SCIAC did not play in 2020-21 due to the pandemic, Wells was the head high school coach at the Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, leading the Wildcats to their first winning season in a decade and their first playoff win in 15 years.
In the offseason, Wells coaches club basketball with BTI. In 2023, his 17U team made the Elite Eight of the New Balance NXTPRO 16 National Circuit.
Wells is the son of Jodie Burton and David Wells, who were both longtime basketball coaches for CMS. Burton is now the women's golf coach, leading the Athenas to a national title in 2018 and to top-10 finishes in each of their last four NCAA Tournaments, and is entering her 45th year as part of the athletic department after first taking over the women's basketball program in 1979-80.
Wells graduated from Dominican University of California with a degree in communications in 2011 and added a masters in organizational leadership from Woodbury University in 2014. He served as a team captain with the men's basketball team at Dominican and helped lead the Penguins to a CalPac Championship in 2008.
Wells is married to Nika Wells who works at Claremont McKenna College in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.
December 22-24, 2023
Check-in: Friday at 8:30AM at Roberts Pavilion.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 2:30PM
Meals: Meals are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Hours: FRI-SUN 9PM-3PM
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 Stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM 1 on 1 games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, Rest
- 1:00 PM 3 on 3 game
- 2:00 PM Full-court games, Drills, Stations
- 3:00 PM Day Campers depart
this week helped him immensely
July 22, 2019: Caleb struggles with confidence and this week helped him immensely. The evaluation form at the end of the camp was incredible and gives us a valuable tool to help him continue to grow. Thank you for investing in our son!
— Kendra M., Parent
Austin thoroughly enjoyed Nike Basketball Camp
July 20, 2019: Austin thoroughly enjoyed Nike Basketball Camp! All of the coaches were helpful in developing his skills. Tons of drills and games have him the opportunity to grow in his skill set! The coaches were so great with the kids. I love how they work with integrity and always with a positive attitude that also shapes the camper's character. Austin loved the trades for teams it made him feel like a real player! Wonderful experience!!
— Amy Y., Parent
He had a great time
July 20, 2019: Tristen improved his ball-handling and really learned what being a team player is all about. He had a great time interacting with the camp staff and met a lot of new kids.
— Lamar N., Parent
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.