Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC San Diego
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Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be hosting a camp at UC San Diego in summer 2022. However, we do plan to be back in 2023 and will be running camps nearby and in the surrounding area. Join them this summer for serious fun!
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 skill development, team play, and more
- In depth discussions of basketball situational play and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Eric Olen
Following nine seasons as an assistant coach with the UC San Diego men's basketball team, Eric Olen was named the program's 12th head coach on Oct. 1, 2013. Over his eight years as head coach, Olen has transformed the program, guiding the Tritons into their Division I transition with victories over three of the Big West Conference opponents UC San Diego faced in its debut Division I campaign. Olen led the Tritons to three California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular season titles, four conseuctive CCAA tournament crowns over seven Division II seasons. In Division II, he posted a 159-56 (.740) overall record with a 110-40 (.733) mark in CCAA playView Eric's Bio ⟩
In 2019-20, Olen was named NABC West Region Coach of the Year for the first time after leading the Tritons to a 30-1 record and the top seed in the NCAA West Region. Ranked fourth nationally by the NABC in Division II, UC San Diego won 22 consecutive games to end the season. Posting a 21-1 mark in conference play, the Tritons captured their second straight CCAA regular season and fourth straight CCAA Tournament title. In addition, the Tritons were 16-0 away from home, including a perfect 14-0 mark in true road games. Along the way, Olen became the fastest UC San Diego head coach to reach 150 career wins, and his .740 winning percentage is the best in program annals. He was recognized as the CCAA Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
The 2018-19 season saw UC San Diego go 26-8 overall and 17-5 in the CCAA. The Tritons won their second-ever conference regular season crown and third straight, fourth overall, league tournament title. They advanced to the NCAA tourney for the fourth-consecutive year, where they advanced to the regional semifinal round.
In 2017-18, Olen paced the program to at least 20 wins for the third straight year as the Tritons finished with a 21-11 mark. They tied for third in the CCAA standings at 15-7 and proceeded to win their second consecutive and third overall conference tournament championship. UC San Diego advanced to the NCAA postseason for the third year in a row, competing in the West Regional at Western Oregon University.
On Feb. 24, Olen collected his 100th career win at the school with an 84-64 victory against Cal State LA at RIMAC Arena.
Olen was named the 2016-17 CCAA Coach of the Year as the Tritons set program records for overall wins (27) as well as conference victories (17). The team won its first-ever CCAA regular season title and added a second banner by winning the league's tournament for a second time. For the second straight season, top-seeded UC San Diego advanced to the NCAA West Region championship game, serving as the regional host for the first time.
A 12-game win streak was also a team first. The Tritons were ranked as high as 11th in the country and finished their campaign at No. 19.
UC San Diego had another historic season in 2015-16, also setting school marks for overall wins (24) and CCAA victories (15). The Tritons finished second in the conference regular season standings and played in the CCAA Tournament title game. They qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the second time, earning the program's first tourney victory and ultimately advancing to the West Region title game.
UC San Diego was nationally-ranked for the first time since joining Division II (2000-01), climbing as high as No. 6 in early February and finishing the year at No. 21. The Tritons went 7-3 against teams ranked in the national top 25.
The Tritons ranked first nationally in three point field goal percentage defense (28.8) and were third in scoring defense (62.5) and fifth in field goal percentage defense (38.9). They led the CCAA in scoring margin (7.9), three point field goal percentage (37.6), three point field goal percentage defense (28.1) and defensive rebounds/game (28.2).
In 2014-15, Olen paced UC San Diego to a 16-11 overall record, the most wins for the program since its 2008-09 campaign. The Tritons went 14-8 in CCAA play, collecting their most conference victories since moving to Division II. They finished in a tie for fourth place and earned a berth in the CCAA Championship Tournament.
The Tritons led all league squads in fewest turnovers per game and were second in three-pointers made. On the national scene, UC San Diego ranked sixth in the country in scoring defense, giving up just 61.5 points a game to opponents.
In his first year at the helm, Olen led the Tritons to a 15-11 record. UC San Diego finished an even 11-11 in CCAA play, placing seventh and just missing out on a spot in the league tournament.
The Tritons led the CCAA in three-pointers made and were second in free throw percentage and third in scoring defense and assist/turnover ratio.
During his tenure as an assistant coach, Olen played an integral part in all aspects of running the program, including serving as the Tritons' recruiting coordinator. His primary duties also included developing UC San Diego's post players.
Olen joined the UC San Diego coaching staff as a second assistant under head coach Bill Carr for the 2004-05 season. Just one year later, he was promoted to first assistant.
UC San Diego recorded its first winning season at the Division II level in 2005-06, ending the year with a 15-14 overall record. The Tritons finished fourth in the CCAA that season with a league tally of 12-8, marking the program's first winning record in conference play as well.
In 2007-08, UC San Diego posted an 18-12 overall record, its best since becoming a Division II program. The Tritons won their first CCAA Tournament title and earned a berth in the NCAA Division II West Regional for the first time in program history.
In 2008-09, the Tritons finished with an overall record of 17-11, recording back-to-back winning seasons for the first time at the Division II level.
While at UC San Diego, Olen has helped coach players to 20 All-CCAA selections and four Tritons have garnered league Freshman of the Year accolades.
As a player at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., Olen helped the Badgers to three straight appearances in the NAIA National Tournament, including trips to the NAIA Elite Eight in 2000 and 2001.
He graduated from Spring Hill in 2004 with a degree in Finance.
Olen and his wife Lauren have two daughters named Avery and Madeline.
Co-Director Clint Allard
Former UC San Diego standout player and assistant coach Clint Allard returned to the Triton staff in April of 2014 as Associate Head Coach.Allard returned to La Jolla after spending the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons as an assistant coach with CCAA member school Cal Poly Pomona.View Clint's Bio ⟩
Prior to his stint at Cal Poly Pomona, Allard spent four seasons as an assistant coach at UCSD, joining the staff for its 2008-09 campaign.
Allard's coaching experience includes coordinating recruiting, travel, camps, scouting, video/film operations, team equipment, academic oversight and community outreach. He also has extensive knowledge in player development, running individual workouts for both post and perimeter players.
A four-year starter and three-time team captain at UCSD, Allard posted career averages of 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 112 games as a Triton.
One of the most prolific players the program has ever seen, Allard's name can be found all over the UCSD record books. The former Archbishop Mitty High School product ranks fourth in all-time career assists (414) and 10th in career assist average (3.7). His 1,150 career points rank in the top-15 in school history.
In terms of UCSD's Division II-era (since 2000-01) career records, Allard ranks first in steals (130) and can be found in the top 10 for points (1,150), field goals made (364), field goals attempted (835), three-point field goals made (123), three-point field goals attempted (320), three-point field goal percentage (.384), free throws made (299), free throws attempted (402), rebounds (387), assists (414), assists average (3.7), steals average (1.2), games played (112), minutes (3,378) and minutes average (30.2).
In 2007-08, Allard was named to the All-CCAA Second Team after averaging 9.8 points and career-highs in rebounds (3.9), assists (4.6) and steals (1.2). He also earned All-CCAA Tournament Team honors that season after leading the Tritons to their first conference tourney championship. The victory advanced UCSD to the NCAA Division II West Regional for the first time. The Tritons went on to finish the season with an overall record of 18-1.
As a freshman in 2004-05, Allard led the Tritons in scoring, averaging 9.3 points per game over 26 contests.
Allard graduated from UCSD in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science. In 2010, he earned a master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration in Exercise and Sports Science from Concordia in Irvine.
JOIN THE 2023 PRIORITY REGISTRATION LIST!
Dates and details will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed. Make sure your child is first in line to register after the new year by joining the Priority Registration List at no cost! Priority List members will be the first to know when our 2023 summer camp registration officially opens!
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2023 Dates Coming Soon!
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed a lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm
*NOTE: Due to NCAA Division 1 regulations, players entering 7th grade or above cannot participate in this camp.
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.
Lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch. All meals will be eaten outside of the gym, it is recommended to bring sunscreen.
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 information 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 Stretching
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Passing
- 1:45 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 2:30 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:00 PM Dismissal
Campers will utilize the RIMAC Auxiliary Gym, a training facility for the UCSD men and women's basketball and volleyball programs and is also used by students for recreational activities.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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He loved it!
August 13, 2021: He loved it! Friendly coaches, good and fun drills and scrimmages, etc.
— Christopher R., Parent
he had so much fun
August 10, 2019: My son loved winning the competitions, meeting and playing with the coaches. Thanks for a great experience, he had so much fun!
— Regina C., Parent
This is Jackson's favorite camp
August 9, 2019: This is Jackson's favorite camp. He has been 3 years in a row and I have to schedule trips around the camp dates. So I think that says it all!
— Jennifer B., Parent
Zach definitely improved his skills
August 9, 2019: Zach definitely improved his skills and created long-lasting friendships. He was inspired by some camp counselors who stepped up as role models and hopes to come back next year.
— Stacie B., Parent
A Great Time!
August 10, 2018: My son had a great time and enjoyed the fellow campers and the coaching staff. The instruction they gave him was very specific and helpful so he could really focus on improving certain skills.
— Regina C., Parent
Had A lot of Fun!
August 10, 2018: My son was incredibly happy and looking forward to going everyday. He had a lot of fun and that’s what really matters to me.
— Alfonso M., Parent
This camp had a better ratio than most.
August 11, 2017: Our camper enjoys contests and scrimmages over beginner drills. This camp had a better ratio than most.
— Cody S., Parent
My son just having fun and learning new skills!!
August 13, 2017: My son just having fun and learning new skills!!
— Samuel P., Parent
I loved the five on five games and steal the bacon!
August 12, 2016: The UC San Diego staff were super nice! I loved the five on five games and steal the bacon! Also, Shaq Says was fun!
— Carter C., Camper
I learned how to shoot from the three point line.
August 14, 2016: My favorite part of camp was making new friends and learning how to shoot from the three point line. I wish it went for all five days of the week.
— Noah K., Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
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