Nike Basketball Camp Orangewood Academy
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Join Fairmont Preparatory Academy Head Coach Pete Rivas in Garden Grove this summer and work on improving your strength and conditioning, team play skills, and fundamentals. This Orange County day basketball camp is the perfect location to hone in on your basketball game - choose to attend one, two or all three weeks!
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 placed on fundamental development and team play
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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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.
Session I: June 17-20
Session II: July 8-11
Session III: July 29- August 1
Check-in: Monday at 8:15AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Daily Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-4PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or $8/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
Camp will be held at Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove, CA. This Orange County camp is a convenient location for anyone in the Orange, Santa Ana, and surrounding areas.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Both my kids had an absolute blast! The coaches were friendly and great role models, the other campers were friendly competition, and the location was amazing. We loved the Nike t-shirt and everything about camp. Thanks!
— Rachel T. Parent0
August 16, 2018: The coaches were very organized and ran fantastic drills. My son learned a lot over camp and is excited to bring his skills to his team this coming season.
— Mike R. Parent0
August 15, 2018: We loved Pete Rivas and all the coaches at this camp. The location was excellent and well received by all! We will be back.
— Sara P. Parent1