Nike Basketball Camp Las Positas College
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Reach your basketball goals with the help of Las Positas Head Coach James Giacomazzi and staff in summer 2023! This Northern California camp is formatted to help fine-tune your shooting, footwork, and ball-handling skills to ultimately improve your mental toughness and confidence.
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.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, situational play and basketball IQ
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Head Coach James Giacomazzi
James Giacomazzi enters his eighth season as the head men’s basketball coach at Las Positas College and 24th season overall of coaching California community college basketball. He brings a wealth of experience and success to the program and has quickly built the men’s basketball team into a JUCO state power.View James's Bio ⟩
As a head coach, Giacomazzi has won 348 games in his career, with a record of 146-61 at Las Positas, good for a win percentage of .705. Las Positas has become a perennial playoff contender and developed a strong reputation for transferring players on to the four-year level, with 21 players transferring on scholarship since the 2015-16 season, including three at the NCAA Division I level. Las Positas has qualified for the playoffs and had an All-State player selection in every season since Giacomazzi arrived.
Most recently, the 2022-23 Hawks finished the season with 19 victories and made it to the “Sweet 16” for the 4th time in 7 years at LPC. In the last fourteen years, Coach James’ teams have made the playoffs thirteen times, the “Sweet 16” 9 times, and the Elite 8 twice.
In 2021-2022, Giacomazzi took Las Positas to a record-breaking year. They logged the most overall wins (27), most conference wins (12) in school history to go with a 16 game-winning streak, another school record, before earning the #5 seed in Northern California for the CCCAA State playoffs. The 2021-22 team posted its best overall record at 27-4 while also advancing to the CCCAA “Elite 8.” The Hawks were ranked in the top 10 in the state of California throughout the year and closed the season ranked No. 4 in the state.
Before being hired at Las Positas, Giacomazzi was the head coach at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento for 11 years. During his tenure at Cosumnes, Giacomazzi's teams won two Big 8 Conference titles, reached the postseason six times, and made five appearances in the CCCAA Sweet 16.
After his first full recruiting year, Giacomazzi averaged 20 wins per season over 10 years. In his final year at CRC (2014-15), he led the team to a 24-7 overall record with a 12-2 conference mark en route to winning the Big 8 championship, widely considered one of the most competitive conferences in California.
He was named the Big 8 Coach of the Year twice (2009-10, 2014-15). His 202 career victories at the school put him near the top of the record book at CRC for head coaching wins.
Giacomazzi has a long track record of graduating players and helping them earn scholarships at the next level. He has coached 12 First Team All-State players and 36 First Team All-Conference players at Las Positas and Cosumnes River. Including his six years as an assistant coach at San Jose City College (four of which he also served as the team's athletic advisor), 80 of Giacomazzi's players transferred to four-year colleges with scholarships (21 Division I, 59 Division II/III/NAIA) while 12 of his players went on to play professionally.
In the classroom, over 90 percent of Coach Giacomazzi’s players who exhausted their eligibility at Cosumnes River and Las Positas graduated/transferred and moved on to four-year institutions on scholarship, while 18 of his players were named Academic All-Americans.
Prior to his work at CRC, Giacomazzi served as an assistant coach at San Jose City College under Hall of Fame head coach Percy Carr for six years. Giacomazzi assisted in recruiting and coaching a team that finished 29-5 and had the longest winning streak in the nation with 24 consecutive victories in 1999-00. The following year, he helped guide the 2000-01 team to a 32-6 record and to the televised state championship game on Fox Sports. Both teams went undefeated in league play during those two seasons, finishing 24-0, and won two conference championships. During Giacomazzi’s six-year tenure at SJCC, 26 out of 29 (90%) student-athletes graduated and received scholarships at various four-year universities across the country.
As a player, Giacomazzi enjoyed a successful career at UC Riverside, earning all-conference honors his senior year. Prior to playing for the Highlanders, Giacomazzi played for Coach Carr at San Jose City College, where his teams compiled a two-year record of 57-12. He also helped lead the Jaguars to two Golden Gate Conference titles. At the high school level, Giacomazzi played for head coach Guin Boggs at Washington High in Fremont.
Coach Giacomazzi graduated from UC Riverside in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in political science and history. In 2001, Giacomazzi received his master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in human performance and sports management from San Jose State University.
Coach Giacomazzi is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the California Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Association (CCCMBCA). In addition to his teaching duties in the kinesiology department, he also serves as the CCCMBCA Past-President, and Athletic Director at Las Positas.
He currently resides in Livermore with his wife Kristi, their daughters Addison (13) and Devyn (10), and their dog, Snickers.
Camp Coach Anthony Haskett
Anthony Haskett enters his second season as the men’s basketball assistant coach for Las Positas College. Before being hired at Las Positas, Haskett spent the last three years at the University of Hawai’i - Hilo as a player, Haskett helped lead his team under Coach Kaniela Aiona to a record of over .500 and to a PacWest Conference Tournament berth for the first time in the school’s history.View Anthony's Bio ⟩
He also earned NABC All-Academic Honors Court, 2022 Hawai’i-Hilo Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2022 Hawai’i - Hilo Athletics Runner-Up Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and was awarded the Coach Jimmy Yagi Basketball Scholarship for his high academic success. Prior to playing for the Vulcans, Haskett played for Coach Steve Coccimiglio at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and at Las Lomas High School under Coach Brian Dietschy in Walnut Creek.
Coach Haskett graduated with honors from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo in 2022 with two bachelor’s degrees: Exercise Science & Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Communication. Currently, Haskett is earning his master’s degree at the California University of Pennsylvania in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.
In the offseason, Coach Haskett coaches for the youth AAU programs, Norcal Elite and Infinite Training, and previously worked at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek as a Player Development Coach, training youth, high school, college, and professional players.
Session I: June 26-29
Session II: August 7-10
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Campers Arrive/Free Shoot
- 9:10 AM Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Work
- 11:10 AM Contests
- 11:40 AM 5 on 5 League Games
- 12:20 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Individual Skill Development
- 1:40 PM Speed and Agility Drills
- 2:20 PM 3 on 3 League Games
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
The Las Positas College Gym, affectionately known as "The Nest", is the home court for the Men's and Women's Basketball teams.
July 21, 2022: My son doesn't feel he is the best at basketball. He came to the camp knowing no one. Made friends quickly and the coaches were supportive. He said he was making baskets like crazy after three days.
June 29, 2023: Getting my son off his computer and active for four days! He will also be starting high school soon, and I wanted him to get more specific basketball experience than he had in middle school.
My daughter learned A LOT.
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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.