Nike Girls Basketball Camp Denison University
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Coach Kyle Pottkotter and staff want to celebrate their fifth summer at Denison University with you! Enhance your shooting accuracy, team play skills and make new friends with female athletes of similar ability in Granville, Ohio.
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.
- Fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Kyle Pottkotter
Kyle Pottkotter founded One Five Sports after 13 years of college coaching on his resume. One Five Sports is focused on providing the highest quality instruction to help players of all abilities take their game to the next level.View Kyle Pottkotter'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 brings competitive, intense, and fun youth basketball training throughout Ohio. With a desire to ensure kids receive expert instruction, Kyle Pottkotter works with elite coaches whoView One Five Sports Staff's Bio ⟩
One Five Sports brings competitive, intense, and fun youth basketball training throughout Ohio. With a desire to ensure kids receive expert instruction, Kyle Pottkotter works with elite coaches who are passionate about helping kids become the best players on and off the court, understand the game in-depth, and learn how to mentally and physically prepare for all game situations.
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!
July 5-8, 2018
All Campers Check-in: Thursday from 1pm-2pm at Smith Hall
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 4:30pm. Check-out immediately following.
Housing & Roommates
Camps will reside in the Smith Hall dorms on campus and stay two per room, 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!
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/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 1-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9am-9pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9am-5pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Swimming: There will be optional swim time throughout the week for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit/towel).
Daily Schedule: THURS 1pm-9pm, FRI-SAT 9am-9pm, SUN 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.
Down the hall from the aquatics center and the indoor track, is the home of Denison basketball and volleyball, Livingston Gymnasium. 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
We also loved the way this camp worked and can't wait until next year!
July 11, 2017: Reese learned many drills to help improve her skills instead of just playing games all day. Love the app to continue practicing. We also loved the way this camp worked and can't wait until next year!
— Reese H. Parent
I can tell after camp my skills improved
July 10, 2017: I can tell after camp my skills improved and I like the recognition the was was given by the coaches.
— Josie E. Camper
They made her feel comfortable, making it easier for her to learn.
July 10, 2017: Camille really enjoyed the counselors/staff. They made her feel comfortable, making it easier for her to learn. Her favorite part of the day was doing the timed drills and playing 3 on 3.
— Camille E. Parent
The evaluation from the coach was very thoughtful.
July 14, 2016: I just want to say thank you to Alex, who was my daughter's coach, for her evaluation. My daughter is very hard on herself when she isn't the best. She doesn't allow herself time to learn and Alex's comments were right on point...very thoughtful. I like knowing that the coaches took the time and got to know the kids.
— Natalie M. Parent
All of the coaches had strong knowledge of the game.
July 14, 2016: Our daughter loved her coach and staff! They were great, young adults with strong knowledge of the game. Her favorite part of camp was meeting new people, learning new drills, and playing 3 on 3!
— Jana N. Parent
My daughter had a fabulous time.
July 17, 2016: My daughter had a fabulous time at camp. She really liked the leader of her group, she loved 3v3 and the competitions, and she loved hanging out with her friends in their dorm.
— Katrina A. Parent
My daughter gained a better understanding of basketball.
July 19, 2016: Camp was great. She gained a better understanding of basketball. Overall, she had an amazing time and was exhausted at the end.
— Susan H. Parent
My daughter felt appreciated and valued.
August 17, 2016: My daughter loved the teaching and felt appreciated and valued. She loved the swimming and time making friends. Food was not as impressive she thought after last year her calling it gourmet food! We'll most likely send her again next season.
— Theresa M. Parent
Can't wait to go back next year!
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the camp. She made some good friends, loved her counselors, and improved her game tremendously. She had a game for her summer team the Friday after camp let out and had a career high game. Her brother and sister can't wait to attend the camp next year.
— Cari B. Parent
I improved my game
This camp was great and I really learned a lot. I know what I need to work on and improved in those areas. The coaches were so helpful and great teachers.
My daughter has already asked if she can go back next year!!
From the moment I walked into the gym on the last day to pick up my daughter , she was smiling. Watched her play a few scrimmages and she was having so much fun. Playing intensely , but a huge smile on her face!! The instructors were having fun with the kids while still teaching them. We had a two and a half hour drive home from camp and my daughter and her teammate and friend , who also attended camp, talked the entire way home about their experience. My daughter has already asked if she can go back next year!! Thank you to all of the directors and instructors for a wonderful experience for my daughter!!!
— Joy H. Parent
Loved everything about camp.
Loved everything about camp. Instructors were knowledgable and fun!! Campus was beautiful and food was really good too!
— Lexie H. Overnight Camper
I had a lot of fun at camp. I made new friends and the basketball teaching was great. I worked on areas of my game that needed improvement and all of the coaches made this camp so much fun. I want to go again next summer!
This camp was really fun, I learned a lot and work hard. It was motivational and inspired me to an overall better player. It was a perfect way to keep playing over the summer, thank you!
My daughter came home and couldn't stop talking about camp. She loved the coaching staff and other playes she met. She was nervous about going to sleep away camp but the staff made it a safe and fun experience. She loved getting a full day of basketball in each day and seems to have learned new skills. Awesome!
— Camper Parent
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