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Improve your game this summer at the only youth boys camp in the state's capital of Lincoln, NE. NWU Head Men's Coach Dale Wellman and staff will direct an exciting week of camp geared for boys wanting collegiate basketball training in a fun and encouraging environment.

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.

Highlights Include
  • Practice on the stunning home courts of Snyder Arena
  • College style skill development drills for players of all abilities
  • Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Dale Wellman Nebraska Wesleyan University

    Camp Director Dale Wellman

    Dale Wellman begins his fouth season as head men’s basketball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University. In three years with the Prairie Wolves he has taken the NWU men’s basketball program back to national prominence.  

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  • Trevor Johnson Nebraska Wesleyan

    assistant coach Trevor Johnson

    Former Nebraska Wesleyan All-American Trevor Johnson is in his third season as an assistant coach for the Prairie Wolves.  Johnson, who completed his playing career in 2014, was the first NWU...

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  • Casey Mcgraw

    Assistant Coach Casey McGraw

    Casey McGraw begins his first season as an assistant with the Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball program. McGraw comes to NWU from New England College, a NCAA III institution located in Henniker, New Hampshire.

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Camp Details

JULY 15-18, 2018

All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1pm-2pm at Weary Center
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 11am. Check-out immediately following. 

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OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

HOUSING & ROOMMATES

Campers will reside in the Plainsman Hall dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: Yes
Suggested Spending Money: $50

SUPERVISION

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.

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 CAMPERS

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Tuesday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-9pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Wednesday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-11am.
♦ Lunch is not 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-11am 

 

CAMPER EVALUATION

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

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Nebraska Wesleyan Gym

Snyder Arena, located within the Weary Center, has a seating capacity of 2,350 and plays host to the Prairie Wolves basketball and volleyball teams. The gym floor was refinished and painted in 2008 and a new scoring table was recently added.  Six new scoreboards were installed in 2010.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.38 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    It was a great camp I learned a lot

    July 25, 2017: My highlights of camp were getting coached by different coaches and learning new drills I can do myself. It was a great camp I learned a lot and felt like I got multiple drills I can do by myself

    — Tanner C.

    • 3/5.
    ​Favorite part of camp was enjoying attending camp w/ friends

    July 22, 2017: Favorite part of camp was enjoying attending camp w/ friends, High School Coaches, All Day Basketball activities and the Food. His Skills improved from attending camp.

    — Luke T. Parent

    • 4/5.
    The training was very well organized and good

    July 21, 2017: Having a roommate in a dorm was a cool and fun experience. The training was very well organized and good. The high school coaches that came had very good drills that are very good to improve skills.

    — Ryan H. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Please make this camp longer!

    July 21, 2016: My grandson really had a good time and enjoyed the opportunity to spend the days devoted to basketball. He had a great time with the coaches and appreciated the training. He is anxious to do this again next summer. Please make this camp longer!

    — Kathey W. Grandparent

    • 5/5.
    My favorite part was playing basketball all day.

    July 21, 2016: My favorite part of camp was being away from home (a college feel) and getting to play basketball all day while learning. It would be cool if the camp had an NBA star or a former player come in for a day to work with the campers.

    — Rondale T. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Coached by NWU players.

    July 21, 2016: I loved being coached by Nebraska Wesleyan's current players. My favorite parts were the shooting competitions and scrimmages. The main gym was excellent but the fieldhouse was hot.

    — Logan D. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I had a fun time!

    July 21, 2016: I had a fun time learning the head coach and the staff. I learned new moves to go work on.

    — Caleb S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Continuous drills and movement.

    July 22, 2016: There were continuous drills and movement. There wasn't a lot of sitting and talking like other camps I've attended and I really liked that.

    — Ty M. Camper

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