Nike Boys Basketball Camp Denison University
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Join Coach Kyle Pottkotter, DU alumnus and founder of One Five Sports, for two weeks of summer basketball training in Granville, OH. Work with other like-minded campers in a small group setting created to offer personalized and positive instruction. Camp will cover all areas of the game from proper form to dribbling, shooting, offense drills, defensive moves, and much more.
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 fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- In depth discussions of basketball situational play, including time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Kyle Pottkotter
Kyle Pottkotter is the Nike Basketball Camp Director for all Ohio locations and is also the founder of One Five Sports. One Five Sports was founded after Kyle ended his 13 year college coaching career and is focused on providing the highest quality instruction to help players of all abilities take their game to the next level.View Kyle's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Coach Pottkotter began his coaching career at the NCAA Division III power, The College of Wooster. In three years, the Fighting Scots were 71-14, won two North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, and advanced to the NCAA Championships twice, including a trip to the Sweet 16. In addition to numerous players earning all-conference awards, he helped coach two players who earned All-American honors, including one who would go on to be named the NCAA Division III National Player of the Year. During his time at The College of Wooster, Pottkotter was mentored by Head Coach Steve Moore, who ranks in the top five in both wins and winning percentage in NCAA Division III history.
In 2002, Pottkotter returned to coach at his alma mater, Denison University, as an assistant to Bob Ghiloni. Within three years, the Big Red had more than doubled their win total prior to his arrival. He helped lead them to one of their best seasons in over a decade, which included earning the right to host a conference tournament game. While at Denison, Pottkotter helped recruit and coach the school’s all-time leading scorer, in addition to numerous all-conference honorees. While at Denison, Pottkotter also served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach.
After Denison, Pottkotter moved on to another traditional Division III power, Otterbein University, in Westerville, OH. In three years, the Cardinals had doubled their win total and Pottkotter helped coach the OAC’s leading scorer and rebounder. While at Otterbein, Pottkotter worked for legendary coach Dick Reynolds.
In 2008, Coach Pottkotter began hosting and directing Nike Basketball Camps in central Ohio. Hundreds of boys and girls have come from all over the country to work on and improve their games in the summer. He continues to expand his Nike Basketball Camp offerings for both boys and girls throughout the state of Ohio.
Coach Pottkotter earned a B.A. in History from Denison University in 1999 and a M.S.S in Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy in 2002.
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Staff One Five Sports Staff
One Five Sports offers competitive, intense, and fun youth basketball training throughout Ohio. Comprised of elite coaches who are passionate about helping kids become the best players both on and off the court, understand the game in-depth, and learn how to mentally and physically prepare for all game situations.View One Five Sports Staff's Bio ⟩
Through their passion and knowledge of the game, the One Five Sports Staff continuously provides challenging and action-packed camps with the tools to help players improve their skills and have fun!
Session I: June 23-26
Session II: July 21-24
Session I Campers Check-in: Sunday from 1pm-2pm
Session II Campers Check-in: Sunday from 1pm-2pm
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 4:30pm. Check-out immediately following.
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay in the dorms on campus and are assigned by age and roommate request. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $35
Suggested Spending Money: $40
There will be optional swim time throughout the week for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 1PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-9pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-5pm.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony.
Swimming: There will be optional swim time throughout the week for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
Extended Day Camper Daily Schedule: SUN 2pm-9pm, MON-TUES 9am-9pm, WED 9am-5pm
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.
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
- 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 9:00 AM Dynamic Warm-up & Dribble Series
- 9:40 AM Skills Training
- 10:20 AM Full Court 3 on 3
- 11:00 AM 5 on 5 Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:45 PM Skills Competitions
- 1:20 PM Shooting Instruction
- 1:40 PM Team Offense/Defense
- 2:20 PM Transition Drills
- 2:40 PM Half Court 5 on 5
- 3:10 PM FT Game
- 4:00 PM Half Court 3 on 3
- 5:00 PM Free time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
- 9:00 PM Extended day campers depart
- 10:00 PM Overnight campers to rooms; lights out
Campers will utilize Livingston Gymnasium in the Mitchell Center on campus for basketball instruction. The expansive Mitchell Center houses Livingston Gymnasium, the new Trumbull Aquatics Center, Mitchell Fieldhouse, the Crown Fitness Center, and Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Mr. Mitchell was the lead donor for both the original Mitchell indoor track construction which opened in 1994, and the most recent facility renovation and expansion that was completed in 2013.
The facility, which opened in 1949 and seats 1,500, underwent a major renovation in 2005, highlighted by new bleachers and chair-back seating. Over the years the venerable gym has played host to local high school tournaments, collegiate postseason contests, speakers, and musical acts. In 1966, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed in front of a packed house at Livingston Gym. The facility is named for alumnus and longtime athletic director, Walter J. Livingston, a 1905 Denison graduate.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 26, 2018: Dorm life for a twelve year old is a very exciting thing! My son loved the freedom and independence this camp fostered as well as the technical work during camp.
— Bill C. Parent
Keep up the great work!
July 26, 2018: Nicholas has been to many other basketball camps and he said this is by far the best one. Keep up the great work!
— Yvonne B. Parent
June 30, 2018: Jaevin enjoyed the entire experience immensely. The Denison University campus is beautiful. My son he loved staying in a dorm room, the good food in the dining hall, making new friends, and of all the extensive basketball work - stupendous program!
— Laura C. Parent
I had a great time!
July 31, 2017: My third year as a camper and the experience just keeps getting better and better. I had a great time!
— ReJean C. Camper
Staff was great.
July 4, 2017: My son had a great time and wants to go back next year. Denison University directions were confusing. Once we did find the site, the staff was great and things went well.
— Amie H. Parent
Encouragement was amazing.
June 30, 2017: The highlights of my camp experience was getting to play 3 on 3s at a higher level and playing against very high level and talented kids. The encouragement was amazing with the coaches and the kids.
— Lane A. Camper
I loved the detail in his evaluation.
June 30, 2016: My son had an awesome time and wants to come back next year as an overnight camper. He really enjoyed the staff and their enthusiasm to help him. He made new friends, loved the food, and the mixed in pool time. And he was really excited to get a 3v3 award. As a parent, I loved the detail in his evaluation. I felt that whoever filled it out really knew him.
— Jim C. Parent
The staff took care of my son after his friend left homesick.
July 5, 2016: When the one friend my son attended camp with left mid-week (homesick), I appreciated that the director answered right away when I called to make sure that the counselors could keep an extra eye on my child the rest of camp. Thank you!
— Paula G. Parent
My son enjoyed the freedom and fun of the overnight camp.
July 6, 2016: My son enjoyed the competition/challenge. I think he also enjoyed the freedom and fun of the overnight with his friends.
— Shawn E. Parent
My son had a great time.
July 8, 2016: My son had a great time and feels he was able to improve his skills.
— Jill R. Parent
Tucker had a blast
July 7, 2015: Tucker enjoyed his coach and getting to know all the coaches. They were very personable with the campers. As a mom, I think 3 nights is just about right for an overnight camp for Tucker's age. He really enjoyed it again this year, but was ready to come home at the end. Tucker also liked having a lounge in the dorm where all the overnight campers could hang out at night. They did not have that this year, so they boys just stayed in their rooms during down time. I felt like he had a chance to get to know the other campers in the lounge last year. Overall, this camp is wonderful and Denison University has excellent facilities! Tucker has come for two years & I think he will come back next year!
— Jennifer T. Parent
I can't wait to go back
July 8, 2015: I had a great time! I enjoyed the experience; it was a great learning experience for me. I told my friends and some of them will be coming with me next year.
— ReJean C. Camper
August 3, 2015: Brendan said his favorite parts of the camp were the 5 on 5 games, meeting new people and staying in the dorms. He really enjoyed the staff and thought they were all nice and fun.
— Dana and Albert R. Parent