Nike Basketball Camp Riverview High School
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Participate in challenging drills, encouraging discussions, and fun games on Florida's gulf coast, south of Tampa, in Sarasota! This action packed camp is guaranteed to take your basketball skills to the next level. Head Coach BJ Ivey and his staff will provide you with the physical and mental tools you need to become a complete player.
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 fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Classroom sessions covering topics on leadership and character building
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director BJ Ivey
BJ Ivey has been the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Riverview High School since 2009, where he also teaches. Ivey was named Sarasota County High School Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and was named 8A State of Florida Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 season.View BJ Ivey's Bio ⟩
During the past four years the Rams have won 80 games with only 29 losses, won three District Championships in consecutive years, and made it to the Regional Final in 2012. BJ Ivey was also named Coach of the Year by the Sarasota-Bradenton Herald Tribune in both 2011 & 2012. Ivey has an overall record of 148-47 in seven years as a head coach. Ivey is also an assistant coach for the 17u Nike Team Florida AAU team.
BJ Ivey was a standout player at Riverview High School and graduated in 2000. Ivey went on to play at the University of South Carolina – Aiken. From 2006-2009 Ivey was the Head Girl’s Basketball Coach at Riverview High School. During that time Ivey’s team won 68 games with only 18 losses, two District Championships, and one Regional Final.
Camp Director Stacia Hill
Stacia Hill recently finished her first year as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Riverview High School where she also teaches. The team finished their season as 18-9 and district runner ups. Hill also runs a travel basketball program called the Sarasota Sparks.View Stacia Hill's Bio ⟩
Previous to getting the head coaching job, Coach Hill coached in Adair County, Kentucky for three years where she coached all three levels of girls basketball with a combined record of 60-19.
Stacia Hill played girls basketball at Riverview High School from 2005-2009. During her time playing at Riverview, the team won three district championships as well as making it to the regional finals her junior year. Hill went on to play at Webber International University as well as Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky.
Boys I: May 29-June 1
Girls: June 25-28
Boys II: July 23-27
Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Daily Hours: TUES-FRI 9am-12pm
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30pm
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-4pm
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-4pm FRI 9am-12pm
Lunch is not included. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchase.
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 Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Full-court games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
- 1:00 PM Team practice
- 2:00 PM Full-court games
- 3:00 PM Drills, stations
- 4:00 PM Skill contests
Riverview High School in Sarasota, provides campers with ample room to showcase and develop their skills.The daily format, which includes fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games will leave any young camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball.
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My son loved this camp
June 2, 2018: We loved watching the games, buzzer beater and drills. Best highlight was my son LOVED it. Parker’s coach (gators) was enthusiastic, friendly and helpful in teaching the sport
— Linda N. Parent
My son's love for the game increased because of this camp
June 2, 2018: As a parent, you always want to find the best instruction and coaching for your child so that they can learn and develop as a basketball player. This Camp did more than that. This Camp also emphasized the importance of education, life choices and how the game of basketball was more than just dribbling the ball and shooting it. The camp director and coaching staff were outstanding, they interacted with all the players, they made improving fun and exciting for all the campers. It was awesome to see all the different skill levels in the boy's that attended the camp and to notice my son skill level improve day by day. The camp helped my son to focus on the things that he needed to improve as a player. I was very fortunate to be able to stay and watch the camp the entire week. I could not find not one negative comment to say about the camp. This Camp is well organized, exceeded my expectations and my son will definitely be attending the Nike camp again in the near future. I want to take this time to thank all the coaches for the job that you guy's did in helping develop my son as a basketball player. The improvements in the week that he was there is very noticeable and the love that he has for the game of basketball has increase do to this camp. Thank you all for all you do. We will see you again for sure
— Franky F. Parent
Made learning to play basketball so much fun!!!
June 2, 2018: My son says that the coaches were great teachers and made learning to play basketball so much fun!!!
— Laura M. Parent
June 3, 2018: This was Oliver’s first time attending. He had not played basketball in several years and was a little intimidated. The coaches quickly put him at ease and his skills started to come back. He will be back next year
— John B. Parent
Emphasis on education, character development and improved basketball skills.
July 31, 2017: My favorite part was the skills development, motivational discussions and emphasis on education, character development and improved basketball skills.
— Kyle K. Camper
Sincere thank you for running such a professional and positive camp
July 29, 2017: Was so impressed with Coach Ivey's key messages about listening, practicing the basics, choosing friends wisely, and focusing on your goals and the behaviors that will get you there. Wow! We wish to extend a huge, sincere thank you for running such a professional and positive camp. It was one of our best experiences ever -- as parents and now grandparents. From day one there was a clear sense of purpose, and an environment of respect and focus. The coaching team was awesome. Our grandson had a blast and learned some solid new skills. In fact, we've all been out daily practicing and playing together! The evaluation form he received was very helpful. He is just so proud to have participated and to receive recognition in the form of the lanyard and the trophy. Thank you!!
— Michael K. Parent
The classroom time was good for Jordan
July 28, 2017: The classroom time was good for Jordan. Many coaches don't teach the mental/psychological components/skills for playing a competitive sport.
— Jordan S.
This camp builds character.
June 13, 2016: My son learned a lot from this camp! He now wants to go back and learn more! Coach Ivey is excellent! Not only did he make sure they learned great skills for basketball but also character development for life! He is really talented and got the kids to look at life from a new positive perspective, to think and act as a team, and to work hard for what they wanted. Very well done.
BJ Ivey is more than just a coach.
July 29, 2016: From a parent's perspective, BJ Ivey is not just the coach you want for your son or daughter, but he's a mentor that any parent would welcome into their son/daughter's life. He is constantly encouraging the kids with positive stories and messages about having high standards for themselves and aspiring to be not just the best basketball players they can be, but the best people they can be. Every day of camp my son comes home and excitedly relates multiple favorite parts of his day, little things that happened, small successes or just enjoying his coaches and friends. BJ is an exceptional person and he runs an exceptional camp for which we are super grateful.
Terrific camp and experience!
July 29, 2016: The coaches were very positive, uplifting and dedicated to teaching the kids. Coach Ivy's positive attitude messages were great and well received by my son. Terrific camp and experience!
— Lynette R. Parent
My boys love it!
July 29, 2016: Great camp, great coaches. My boys love it!
— Nicole C. Parent
Coach Ivey is awesome!
June 16, 2016: Please make the session longer. The kids had a great time for only 3 hours. Would have loved a full day or until 2 or 3. Thank you! Cant wait to try another one! Coach Ivey is awesome!
— Alisa P. Parent
Awesome coaches and staff running this camp!
June 13, 2016: Awesome coaches and staff running this camp! My son came away feeling empowered and like he might actually have some basketball skills! He also learned teamwork and cooperation. Great camp thanks to Coach Ivey.
My son loved it.
June 13, 2016: My son loved it and learned a lot. He will definitely go again.
— Dori Z. Parent
My favorite part was seeing how excited my son was to go back every day!
July 29, 2016: All of the coaches were super friendly to the parents as well as the kids which was so nice! Super people and lots of different skills training. My favorite part was seeing how excited my son was to go back every day!
— Joseph W. Parent
Can't wait to do it again next year!
June 13, 2016: My son was happier this year with the more condensed age group. Last year was too big. He did wish it was full day or 5 days instead of 4. He had a great time and can't wait to do it again next year.
Positive advice applicable to both basketball and life.
June 13, 2016: The kids and parents received such positive advice at the ending ceremony. Words that are applicable to both basketball and life. Great job by Coach BJ.
— Jennifer L. Parent
My son loved camp!
June 13, 2016: My son loved camp! The camp exceeded our expectations and he learned so many new skills. He enjoyed Coach Ivey's parables and stories; he retold them to the family when he came home every day from practice.
I like the evaluations that show us how we've improved year to year.
July 31, 2016: I like how we get an evaluation at the end so we can always look back year to year to see our improvement. My favorite part of camp was playing with and against other players with higher skill levels. It helped me improve my skills where needed.
— Tanner R. Camper
Nike Camp was the best camp I have ever been to.
Loved it! The coaching staff was excellent. Coach Rudy, BJ Ivey, Coach Wade were all great! Nike Camp was the best camp I have ever been to. The coaches were awesome and so many of my friends were there! We learned a lot every day and I think my game improved by the end of the week! I loved it and can't wait for the next one!
— Ryker S. Camper
Huge thank you to the Director and Camp Coaches at Riverside High for building basketball skills as well as confidence in my son.
I want to express my appreciation for all the support given to my son at camp. He was new to the sport and tried his best with drills. The encouragement and coaching really built his self-esteem. He was surprised when the Director called his name for the award for the camper who worked hard, asked questions, listened, etc. The Nike backpack he won was perfect and even in his favorite color, blue. Thank you to everyone for coordinating the Nike camps. Huge thank you to the Director and Camp Coaches at Riverside High for building basketball skills as well as confidence in my son. The Nike Basketball Camp exceeded my expectations! He's now going to try out for his middle school's team. Thank you.
— Mary E. Parent
Great positive energy!
Great positive energy! Love the positive reinforcement shared with the kids. Great camp!
— Nicole C. Parent
Coach Ivey's passion for the game was wonderful!
Coach Ivey's passion for the game was wonderful! Looking forward to next year!
— Gage P. Camper
This was the best experience of my life.
I would recommend any one to come to this camp for any age or any skill level. This was the best experience of my life.
— Ricardo V. Camper
All the coaches did a wonderful job!
All the coaches did a wonderful job! My camper was very impressed by these men. My son will absolutely be attending this camp again.
— David S. Parent
The staff was great.
The staff was great and very knowledgeable in all levels of basketball skills. It was great learning new drills to practice things I need to work on.
— Taber C. Camper
BJ goes the extra mile with this camp every year.
2nd year - absolute favorite camp of the summer. BJ does an awesome job! BJ goes the extra mile with this camp every year. He is fantastic and very giving with the kids!
Really excited to continue playing.
Learned so many new ball handling drills that I can work on on my own. Really excited to continue playing and developing the new skills I learned.
We will definitely sign up again
The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating. My son would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again!!