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Join founder of The Works Basketball Coach Pete Rivas in Samueli Academy in summer 2023 for this Intro to Hoops camp. This camp is the perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball and make new friends!

The Intro to Hoops Camp is designed for younger campers that are new to the sport. Campers receive an introduction to basketball and will learn basic concepts, terminology, and gross motor movements to help improve their skills and confidence.

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

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    Camp Director Pete Rivas

    Pete Rivas, founder of The Works Basketball Academy, has an impressive basketball teaching resume with over forty years of boys and girls youth, high school, and college coaching experience. Rivas is also a USA Basketball licensed coach, long-time Nike Basketball Camp Director, and Snow Valley Basketball Schools Co-Director. He is currently on staff in La Habra High School’s Special Education Department.

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  • Barbie toscano

    Director of Camp Operations Barbie Toscano

    Coach Barbie Toscano is an assistant coach with Orange Lutheran Girls Varsity Basketball team. This year she helped guide the Lady Lancers to a CIF Division 1 title.

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  • Casey kuramoto

    Camp Manager Casey Kuramoto

    Coach Casey Kuramoto just finished her 4th and final season of college basketball at the University of La Verne.

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  • Camden joko

    Assistant Camp Manager Camden Joko

    Coach Cam was a 4-year varsity player and graduated from Mater Dei High School.

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  • Grady odonovan

    Strength Trainer Grady O'Donovan

    Coach Grady O’Donovan is currently the Strength Coach for The Works Basketball Academy and Orangewood Academy Girls’ Basketball team.

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Camp Details

June 19-23, 2023

Check-in: Monday at 8:15AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM

Camp Outline

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.


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.


For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Introduction/Roll Call
  • 9:10 AM Warm up
  • 9:20 AM Dribbling drills
  • 10:00 AM Shooting/offensive skills stations
  • 11:00 AM Defensive fundamentals
  • 11:30 AM Skills competions
  • 12:00 PM Campers depart

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 26, 2023: This was my son's first experience with playing basketball. It was wonderful to see the coaches were teaching the children to basic foundational skills of coordination for them to become better basketball players.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Coached by NWU players.

    — Anonymous

Nike Basketball Camp Samueli Academy

Pete Rivas, Camp Director
1901 N Fairview St
Santa Ana, California 92706
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

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