Nike Basketball Camp Ida Lee Recreation Center
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Join former Washington Wizards player, Awvee Storey, during spring and summer break at the Nike Basketball Camp at Ida Lee Recreation Center! Campers receive instruction from experienced trainers and guest instruction from former and current NBA and WNBA players and coaches.
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.
- Focused individual attention with an emphasis on fundamentals
- Individual and team-focused skill stations and game-level competitions
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt, Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Camp Director Awvee Storey
Awvee Storey is a familiar presence on the Verizon Center practice court. Years ago, he was guarding his NBA teammates Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler. Today, he’s running drills with Mystics guards Jasmine Thomas and Shannon Bobbitt.View Awvee Storey's Bio ⟩
A player personnel manager for the Mystics, Storey has taken an unusual career path for a former NBA player. While many former players wind up as WNBA coaches, including Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Shock), Rick Mahorn (Detroit Shock), Michael Cooper (L.A. Sparks) and Corey Gaines (Phoenix Mercury), Storey is breaking new ground in his multifaceted role.“I wanted to get my foot in the door, so I just came in last year and helped out in the office, worked out with the team, did whatever was needed,” Storey said.
His work with Monique Currie as she recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament sealed the deal, taking him from volunteer to employee.“One of my big projects last year was working with Monique after she had her knee surgery,” Storey said. “Once she was cleared to come back, Monique and I stayed in the gym every night.”
Storey spent three seasons in the NBA with the Wizards, New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. He also played in the Developmental League with the Dakota Wizards, and overseas with the New Zealand Breakers and the Baranguy Ginebra Kings in the Philippines. After the 2010 season with the Kings, Storey was ready to come home.
Mystics general manager and coach Trudi Lacey believes Storey’s NBA experience gives him the perspective the team needs. “The time that he’s able to spend working individually with players and help them develop their skills is very helpful,” Lacey said. “He also helps me with a program we have called synergy, which helps me break down tapes.” Bobbitt works with Storey before practice every day, and believes his help has given her more confidence.“Awvee played in the NBA, so he knows what it takes for a smaller guard to succeed,” Bobbitt said. “I listen to him and get my individual workouts with him, and then I implement it into practice and game situations. He helps me a lot with pick and rolls and being a more consistent shooter.”
For Storey, pursuing a career with the Mystics was a logical step in adjusting to life after the NBA. “As players, we’re all so caught up in that lifestyle we never really think about life after basketball,” Storey said. “You’re in different cities every other night, all the traveling, staying in great hotels — just the lifestyle is incredible. It’s easy to get caught up in the NBA life.”
Storey, 35, now lives at a different pace and says he enjoys it, whether he’s working out players, reviewing game tape or sitting at his desk with a pile of spreadsheets. “People ask me all the time how I could go from the NBA to working in the WNBA, and I tell them ‘These women compete and they play hard,’” Storey said. “I respect what they do.”
2017 CAMP SESSIONS
Spring Break: April 10th-14th
Summer I: June 26th-June 30th
Summer II: July 24th-28th
Summer III: August 7th-11th
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Spring Break Camp Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Summer Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
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.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.
- To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
- To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Warm up - stretching
- 9:15 AM Offensive/Defensive skill stations
- 10:30 AM Competitive 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 games
- 11:15 AM Team practice/5x5 games or guest lecture
- 12:00 PM Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 PM Warm-up
- 1:15 PM Offensive/Defensive skill stations
- 2:00 PM Shooting competitions
- 2:15 PM Competitive games
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Ida Lee Park Recreation Center is a full-service recreation facility, offering a fitness center, a full-size basketball court with adjustable hoops, racquetball courts, banquet hall, and a full range of fitness and recreation programs and classes. The Ida Lee Recreation Center is located in Leesburg, Virginia approximately 40 minutes northwest of Washington DC.
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Coach Storey and his staff went above and beyond.
July 29, 2016: All the coaches were so wonderful!! My daughter learned so much and had the best time doing it. Thank you so much! We are very grateful to all the staff. Coach Storey and his staff went above and beyond to help my daughter improve her basketball skills and her confidence. They gave helpful, constructive feedback and sparked an even greater love for the game. My daughter and I are very grateful to this amazing coaching staff for a truly fantastic week of basketball. Thank you so much!!!
— Asia N. Parent
Exceeded our expectations.
August 14, 2016: Well organized, great coaches, good fundamentals and fun. This camp very much exceeded our expectations.
— Ted B. Ted
August 19, 2016: My son was at another basketball camp this year and it was not until he came to the Nike Camp did he seemed energized about sticking with basketball as his sport. The groups were not too large and he liked that everyone knew his name. He felt he improved.
— Michelle S. Parent
Spent the entire week with Awvee Storey!
July 30, 2016: Loved spending the entire week with Awvee Storey! I learned a lot about ways to practice and improve my game.
— Bennett S. Camper
Make this an overnight camp!
July 6, 2016: My son LOVED the camp!! Would love to hear about any overnights you have in the Leesburg area.
— Dianne H. Parent
Coach Awvee and his team are all-stars.
Coach Awvee and his team - an all star team... This is the second year for both of our kids and they want to attend every single year - as many camps as possible. I did recommend this camp to one of my co-workers and he had both of his kids attend the camp. He was extremely impressed and was thankful for having introduced him there.
— Jagdeep K. Parent
I was CAMPER OF THE WEEK.
This was my most favorite camp of the summer. I saw old friends there and made new ones and learned alot about basketball...and I was CAMPER OF THE WEEK. Kinda cool.
— Miles T. Camper
Thank you again- I'm sure we'll be seeing you at a Spring Break or Summer Camp next time around!
Dear Awvee -My daughter attended your Nike camp the week of July 17th and I have been meaning to send you a note of thanks. We really enjoyed the basketball tickets to the Mystics game. My daughter took two of her AAU basketball team members and they had a great time. It was such a nice treat - thank you. She always gets so much out of your camps and we appreciate the time and energy you put in to make it a positive, team building environment where kids of different skill levels get to contribute, develop their skills, and get feedback. We have put her in a few different camps, and we find yours the best. I know she is a better ball player because of the skill work and exposure to different playing styles. She loves the coaches as well. She definitely gained more confidence during the week. She came home excited as she had practiced (and landed) a bunch of 3 point shots during one of the days- which she has been trying for the past few months. That night, she had a summer league game and landed two in game play. She also landed two at AAU Nationals down in Orlando this past weekend - and she was really so proud of herself. Being a small guard, she is really working on her outside shots. She really does love the game. Thank you again - and I'm sure we'll be seeing you at a Spring Break or Summer Camp next time around!
— Ginger C. Parent
Love the Nike Basketball Camp at Ida Lee!
Awvee Storey and his staff are 100% professional. We will be attending camp again in August! Love the Nike Basketball Camp at Ida Lee!
— Eloisa T. Parent
Coach Awvee and his team were amazing!
Coach Awvee and his team were amazing! My son will be back.. . and I will sign my daughter up, too!
— Erin Q. Parent
My sons really liked the camp.
Overall, my sons really liked the camp and were happy to go every day. I thought the staff was friendly and my boys said everyone treated them nicely.
— Ellen F. Parent
My favorite part was competing against other players.
I would recommend other teens or young children to go to this camp to practice what they like in basketball. My favorite part was competing against other players.
— Brayden H. Camper
Had a great time!
Coaches did a good job teaching the less advanced players. I met some new friends... Had a great time!
— Matt W. Camper
Our children got individual time and coaching.
The kids attended 3 basketball camps this summer. This was the only one that provided a written evaluation. This was tremendously helpful. Now they know what they need to work on. As a parent, we really loved this because we felt that our children got individual time and coaching and not just lumped in with a big group.
Camp was awesome.
Camp was awesome. Coach Awvee and the other coaches were really fun and patient with me when I was learning new ball handling moves. The games were really fun and I improved a lot.
The coaches were terrific, very professional and energetic.
My daughter has been to several basketball camps over the years, the Nike Camp at Ida Lee has been by far her best experience. The director, Mr. Storey did an excellent job working with her on her post moves and provided some great insight into his basketball career. The staff of coaches were terrific, very professional and energetic. My daughter can't wait for next year!
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