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Do you have a good understanding of the fundamentals and aspire to play at the next level? Set yourself apart at this high-intensity basketball camp in Overland Park with former professional player Esian Henderson in summer 2023. Formerly held at the Hy-Vee arena in Kansas City, this camp has moved to Aspiria Fitness Center and is designed for the experienced player. You will learn how to train, think, and play the game like a professional athlete. Become a team leader, streamline your focus, build mental toughness, and reach your basketball goals.
The High Intensity Camp is for the serious athlete looking for personalized, advanced skills training. This camp is position specialty based with focus on forward, guard and center skill work and also includes live in-camp film breakdown using Playsight technology and classroom sessions focusing on mental toughness and how to overcome obstacles.
- Receive the best instruction in the Kansas City area - all coaches have experience playing or coaching at the NCAA level
- This camp keeps a low 5:1 player to coach ratio (vs our standard 8:1 ratio) to allow for an extremely personalized experience
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Esian Henderson
Esian Henderson, born and raised in Kansas City, MO, recently retired from his professional basketball career after playing overseas for nearly a decade (BDA Europe, 2009-2018). Esian has always wanted to share his knowledge with youth athletes to help them achieve their dreams and created Inspire Basketball Camps in 2016 to provide kids the opportunity to work with an extensive network of talented players, trainers, and coaches, with an emphasis on education.View Esian's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Esian attended the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and competed in the 2009 Division II Final Four, falling one game short of the Division II National Championship Game. He graduated UMC with a a B.A. in Corporate Communication (2007-2009).
After graduating, Esian moved on to play professionally in Europe and has since received numerous awards such as eurobasket.com player of the week numerous times, league MVP, Forward of the Year, Championships and one Finals MVP.
Esian is a product of a small college player that got the most out of his ability and, through Inspire Basketball, is sharing his knowledge with youth athletes to help them achieve their dreams. The goal of Inspire Basketball is to help kids understand what it takes to play at the next level.
Professional Athlete, BDA Europe (Agency) — 2009-2018
Since finishing at The University of Central Missouri in 2009, Esian has been employed as a professional basketball player in Europe. He has been contracted to play in 10 different countries throughout Europe since that time, competing at the highest level. He has played for the following teams throughout his career:
- E.S. Rades; Tunis, Tunisia (2009)
- Astrum Levice; Levice Slovakia (2011/2012)
- ZTE Zalakaramia; Zalaegerszeg, Hungary (2012)
- LF Basket; Lulea, Sweden (2013)
- Iowa Energy, Des Moines, Iowa; NBA D-League/MMcite Brno; Brno, Czech Republic (2014)
- Istanbul DSI; Istanbul, Turkey (2015)
- Bondi Ferrara; Ferrara, Italy 2016
- Tampereen Pyrintö; Tampere, Finland 2016-17
- Panionios; Athens, Greece 2017
- Soproni KC; Sopron, Hungary 2017-18
Basketball Tips by Esian:
Coach Aaron Washington
Aaron Washington is the founder of House Elite Sports Performance, a facility specializing in a holistic training approach for player development. Aaron underwent his studies and played Division 1 basketball at the University of Missouri Kansas City, where he received his bachelors in Business & Entrepreneurship.View Aaron's Bio ⟩
Aaron has worked with a range of athletes from youth to professional athletes in the NBA & as well as high level Division 1 collegiate athletes. His unique philosophy has helped some of the most elite athletes in the world achieve success on the biggest and brightest stages.
July 31-AUGUST 4, 2023
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
Designed for the experienced player, you will learn how to train, think, and play the game like a pro. This four day intensive camp is instructed by coaches who have experience either playing or coaching at the NCAA level and offers a 5:1 camper to coach ratio to ensure the most individualized instruction. Camp will teach you how to become a leader and will help streamline your focus, highlighting your strengths and developing your weaknesses in your individual position. Topics include: live, in camp film study using Playsight video technology (digital recording of each court), work ethic and mental toughness and positional work: body positioning, shooting, changing speeds, finishing, pivots, shooting, dribble series, taking drills to live play, leading your team, moving without the ball, lock down defensive technique, reading pick & roll situations, and more.
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Camp Welcome/Daily Intentions
- 9:15am Active Warm-up (Series of dribble moves to two feet and dunk finishes with focus on body positioning)
- 9:30am Position Specific Individual Workout
- Guards How to utilize changing speeds through hesitation dribble: Demonstrate, practice, counter
- Forwards Post and mid post face up series; Perimeter transition attacks, catch and shoot/drives, and ball screen
- Shooting Beat the Pro Challenge: 30 seconds of each - Shooting wing to wing, shooting elbow to elbow, shooting opposite wing
- 10:30am Break
- 10:45am 2 on 2 and 3 on 3 semi full court drills
- 11:30am Film Session using Playsight technology (Tuesday-Thursday): breakdown, review, correct
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:15pm Warm up and team skill work (plays and offensive/defensive actions)
- 1:45pm Break
- 2:00pm Scrimmaging/Application of the daily lessons
- 3:00pm Dismissal
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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We will definitely return next year
August 7, 2021: A 10 out of 10! We will definitely return next year. Thank you!
— Sherry S., Parent
Thank you for a great week
August 23, 2019: Jacob had a wonderful time at camp and seemed to learn a ton. Thank you for a great week.
— Stacy V., Parent
expectations were definitely met
August 13, 2019: Phillip came with anticipation of learning more advanced basketball skills to better prepare him for his freshman year in high school playing basketball and his expectations were definitely met. The coaches were very knowledgeable, helpful, full of great stories, and encouragement. They even tried incorporating Phillip in the camp when he was injured. Overall great experience and hopeful to participate again if the camp is offered in the upcoming years as Phillip prepares to potentially play college ball.
— Melinda H., Parent
See you next summer!
August 11, 2019: Michael's favorite part were the shooting drills, scrimmages and the encouraging remarks by the coaches! See you next summer!
— Michael L., Parent
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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.