Nike Basketball Camp Fairmont Preparatory Academy
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Train with Coach Pete Rivas and staff at one of Orange County's top private schools for four weeks of basketball skills training. Strength and conditioning workouts, creative drills and real-game situational play make FPA one of California's best day camps.
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.
The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.
- Emphasis placed on fundamental development and team play
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
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Camp Director Pete Rivas
Pete Rivas, founder of The Works Basketball Academy, brings an impressive basketball teaching resume and over thirty years of coaching experience to his Nike Basketball Camps, The Works Basketball Academies, and his worldwide training. Coach Rivas is a former Division I assistant coach and currently teaches and coaches at FPA.View Pete's Bio ⟩
Coach Rivas started his coaching career in 1980 as an assistant at Bishop Amat High School, and continued on to be an assistant coach at University of California, Irvine under former Snow Valley staff members Bill Mulligan and Mike Bokosky. Pete started The Works Basketball Academy in 2005 to focus on high quality instruction for youth basketball players from all over Southern California, including directing the Nike Basketball Camps at FPA. Since 2007, the Nike Basketball Camp at FPA has hosted over 1300 basketball players and continues to this day. Previously, he also directed Nike Basketball Camps in Las Vegas, Nevada and Boise, Idaho.
Co-Director Manasa Chanaiwa
Coach Chanaiwa is USA Basketball licensed and has been a coach at Snow Valley California Basketball Schools since 1998 and contributes his SV experience to the growth of his coaching philosophy. Chanaiwa believes strongly in Snow Valley’s emphasis on teaching the game of basketball, taking this passion to various countries throughout the world as an ambassador for the game.View Manasa's Bio ⟩
Coach Chanaiwa has coached at the collegiate and high school level for almost 20 years. He has been the Head Boys Coach at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies since 2007 and has won three section titles and Coach of the Year Awards.
Complete Skills I: June 11-14
Weekend Shooting: June 16-17
Complete Skills II: June 18-21
Complete Skills III: July 9-12
Complete Skills IV: July 30-August 2
Check-in: First Day at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Last Day at 3:30PM
Daily Hours: 9AM-4PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or $7/day to purchase lunch.
Coach Rivas designs his camps so that the day-to-day camp routine is comprised of the following five categories:
Warm-up: Foam Roll/Static Stretch/Stabilization/Core & Balance/Dynamic Warm-Up/Injury Prevention -- Warming up properly is the #1 thing you can do to prevent injury. We go to great lengths to make sure your body is properly stretched and stabilized before we begin training.
SAQ Attack: Speed/Quickness/Explosion/Footwork/Agility/Strength -- We will teach you the proper techniques of movement, change of direction, acceleration, deceleration, and jump/landing techniques.
Footwork: Catch & Shoot/Half Court Attack/Catch Attack/Dribble Attack/Transition Attack/Finishing Moves -- The quality of your: catching, passing, shooting and ball handling is directly related to the quality of your footwork. Our workouts are literally “built from the ground up.”
Conditioning: With Out Ball/With Ball/Combination/Competitive Drills/Controlled Scrimmage -- Once a habit has been formed it must be applied when tired and at game speeds. Out workouts conclude with an opportunity to perform learned skills in a competitive setting.
Cool Down: Foam Roll/Static Stretch/Core Stabilization/Partner Stretch/Band Stretch -- Cool down is a period vital to the regenerative process. When basketball is long done, you will still have your body to live with. A little time now will pay great dividends later in life.
Nike Versa Tack Basketballs can be purchased during registration for $25. Players can choose between a size 6 (28.5", standard girls) or size 7 (29.5", standard boys) ball, which will be passed out on the last day of camp. Please note that it is not required to bring a basketball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.
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 at 4PM.
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. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.
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 Introduction/Roll Call
- 9:00 AM Foam Roll
- 9:10 AM Dynamic Warm-up/Stabilization/Core
- 9:40 AM Footwork Ladders/Agility
- 10:00 AM Ball Handling Series Stationary/On the Move
- 10:30 AM Pass and Catch Series Stationary/On the Move
- 11:00 AM Dribble Attack Skills w/ Finishing Moves
- 11:30 AM 1-2-3 Man Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Afternoon Warm-up
- 1:10 PM 3-Minute Tournament
- 1:30 PM Catch and Shoot Series
- 2:00 PM Catch Attack Jab Series w/Finishing Moves
- 2:30 PM Shooting on The Move Series/Transition Attack w/ Finishes
- 3:00 PM Cutthroat-Attack Games
- 3:30 PM Cool Down/Stretching/Closing Comments
Just minutes from Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, and located right off the I-5, Fairmont Preparatory Academy is Southern California’s leading prep school and is located in the heart of Orange County. With ample room, a safe and clean environment, and top-notch facilities, Fairmont Prep provides an ideal location to come out for 4 days to practice and improve your basketball skills.
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We will definitely be back.
July 28, 2017: I highly recommend this camp to every player out there looking to improve their skills and to make new friends. Thank you Coach Pete and to all your coaches for welcoming the boys with open arms. We will definitely be back.
— Elijah F. Parent
July 20, 2017: I really enjoyed the sincere attention the coaches would pay to the children, in particular the younger students. My child who is 9 really enjoyed being part of this program. These sessions were great for him to walk among the older children and young adults.
— Christos P. Parent
Great coaching, great drills, great atmosphere!
July 15, 2017: The entire atmosphere was great. The coaches kept great order. They were firm, but friendly. They pushed the kids, but didn't overdo it. Great coaching, great drills, great atmosphere!
— Immanuel L. Parent
Our first year at Fairmont Prep.
August 8, 2016: This was our first year with your camp and my son had a lot of fun. He learned a lot and feels he has gotten better. The drive from Corona was very long for us each day. This was the only negative I can see.
— Leslia S. Parent
The camp exceeded our expectations and so much more!
July 6, 2016: The camp exceeded our expectations and so much more! The way the coaches handled the kids, they were very professional and had a vast knowledge of basketball techniques. My son will be here every year.
— Brandon L. Parent
All of the coaches are unbelievable!!
June 24, 2016: All of the coaches are unbelievable!! Very lucky to get the great coaching staff for my daughter. And the temperatures were in the 100's and the staff were very good about making sure the campers were hydrated and adequately cooled off.
— Sonia C. Parent
The best camp!
August 10, 2016: The best camp! Great team of coaches and so organized. My daughter learned so much and wishes Coach Pete could do the camp throughout the year! Looking forward to next summer!
— Yiyun E. Parent
Well worth the drive from New Mexico.
We hauled two of our five daughters to the Nike Basketball Camp in Anaheim from New Mexico last year. We cannot list within this message the extensive list of great experiences our girls had at camp with Coach Rivas at the helm. We can only say that it was so great that we are hauling three additional kids to California this summer for more time with Coach Rivas!
— Manny E. Parent
Every penny spent was well worth it.
This was a great camp, my son learned a lot even though HE felt like he knew everything. That's saying a lot. Coach Pete was great with the kids, has a very happy disposition and everybody involved with the program was lovely, friendly and helpful. I wish I lived closer and signed my son up for the first session because I would have probably signed up for the other sessions and just camped out in the gym for a month. Great program, informative, you can stay and watch your child, the coach will tell you what your child needs to improve and you'll surely feel every penny spent was well worth it. We did the Lakers camp and sweat to never go back after participating in this camp. Thanks Coach Pete!
— Maggie B. Parent
NIKE Basketball Camp made me challenge myself.
NIKE Basketball Camp made me challenge myself. The coaches wouldn't allow anything less. I grew as a player and can't wait to apply what I've learned to my game.
— Isabella L. Camper
My daughters confidence skyrocketed after attending the camp!
My daughters confidence skyrocketed after attending the camp! She learned many skills that will carry on in here day to day training. When my daughter received "Most Improved player" it was a confidence booster for her. She expressed how much she wants to continue playing and get better. Favorite part was Coach Rivas. He is an excellent motivator who genuinely cares about the kids. My daughter enjoyed the drills that worked on becoming a better basketball player.
— Aly S. Parent
Best camp I've done!
— Owen F. Camper
The intensity level was perfect.
My son enjoys playing basketball plain and simple. For him to come home exhausted, yet still wants to play some hoop is commendable to the camp. The intensity level was just so that he didn't come away thinking the camp was too advanced for him.
— June U. Parent
This camp is 100% crucial if you want to improve your game.
This camp is 100% crucial if you want to improve your game which my son did. Thank you so much to the entire coaching staff and their support team. Fantastic experience and my son looks forward to attending multiple camps again next year. Thanks again!!!
I made a lot of friends, had lots of fun
I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much.
All of the coaches were nice and took the time to answer questions
All of the coaches were nice and took to the time to answer question not only of the campers but the parents as well. My daughter had a blast and will likely attend a future Nike camp.
One of the best camps my son has attended
This was by far one of the best camps that my son has attended for basketball training! Pete Rivas and his staff have an exceptional gift for bringing out the best in each camper! I highly recommend this camp!
My daughter loved the positive role models
My daughter had wonderful time. I saw a total transformation. She loved the positive role models. She said, "Mom, I want to be just like them. They were amazing!" I am above and beyond satisfied with the program. She will be going back. Thank you so much!
Fantastic drills and conditioning
Fantastic drills and conditioning. The boys learned about hard work and sticking with something, even when it hurts. Thanks so much and look forward to next summer!
Staff was awesome
Staff was awesome...great camp.....keep pushing the kids hard.....thanks!!!
Coaches provide strong direction for the kids
Great job! This is the best exercise my son has had in sports. The coaches provide strong direction for the kids. Thanks for all the effort!