SPIRE

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SPIRE BASKETBALL CAMPS

The focus of our camp training is skill development, technical/tactical training, and athlete performance conditioning (ie. physical work and mental skills). A Development Plan will be created for each player based on what he or she needs to focus on to get to the next level. Our small group training approach provides the opportunity to deliver personalized, customized instruction from our coaching staff.

SPIRE features state-of-the-art basketball and athlete performance training facilities. And the coaching and training staff in both departments are second to none. The coordinated programming approach delivered by these experts will help SPIRE campers grow and develop, on and off the court.

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  • The SPIRE Experience Women's Basketball Camp

    Date:

    • August 1-4

    Cost:

    • $500

    Age Group:

    • Grades 8-12

    Description:

    The SPIRE experience Women’s Basketball Camp will be a four day camp led by Candice Wiggins that will allow girls to maximize their full potential as basketball players, specifically through learning advanced footwork taught no where else. This camp is ideal for players who are looking to drastically improve in a short span of time and return to their high school teams with a competitive advantage, or for players who would like to consider the Academy at SPIRE as a destination for their high school/post graduate career.

    What will each camper receive/learn:

    • Ball handling instruction/drills/feedbackPassing instruction/drills/feedbackFull court movesShooting instruction/drills/feedbackIntroduction to footwork Competition strategiesMotivational speechQ&A session

     

    The SPIRE Experience Women’s Basketball Camp Schedule

     

    Register For Candice Wiggins Camp!

    Register For Candice Wiggins Camp! (Non Boarding Option)

     

     

     

  • SPIRE Dikembe Mutombo Experience Camp

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    Dates:

    • July 30 – Aug 1 (3 days)

    Time:

    • Boarding
      • 9:30am – 5:30pm (followed by dinner and evening activities)
    • Day Option
      • 9:30am – 2:30pm (lunch included)

    Cost:

    • Boarding – $595
    • Day Option – $345

    Age Group:

    • This camp will be split into two groups:
      • Group 1 – 4th grade-8th grade
      • Group 2- 9th grade-12th grade

    Description:

    SPIRE is offering a once in a life time opportunity to work and learn from NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo. He will be at SPIRE for all 3 days sharing his experiences and knowledge of the game of basketball to future generations. The camp will focus on a combination of professional level instructions as well as competitive games. Come experience everything SPIRE has to offer!

    What will each camper receive/learn:

    • Camp T-shirt
    • Instruction from Dikembe Mutombo
    • Q & A with Dikembe Mutombo
    • Player and Skill Development Drills
    • 5 on 5 and 3 on 3 Games
    • Performance Session
    • Mental Skills Session
    • Fun Prizes & Games

    SCHEDULE

  • The SPIRE Experience Women's Basketball Clinic June 23

    Date:

    • June 23

    Time:

    • 6-9:00pm

    Cost:

    • $50

    Age Group:

    • 9-17 years of age

    Description:

    This is a 3 hour clinic that will officially introduce all the prospective ballers of Ohio to Candice Wiggins, a four time All-American at Stanford University and a WNBA Champion, who has found a new home at SPIRE! This clinic will briefly cover the fundamental skills and competition drills that will highlight the teaching and instruction that will be available full-time for those who join the Academy.

    What will each camper receive/learn:

    • Ball handling instruction/drills/feedbackPassing instruction/drills/feedbackFull court movesShooting instruction/drills/feedbackIntroduction to footwork Competition strategiesMotivational speechQ&A session

     

    Register For Candice Wiggins Camp!

  • SPIRE Basketball Skills Camp Series

    Dates:

    Session 1: June 13- June 16

    Session 2: July 11- July 14

    Session 3: August 1- August 4

    Time:

    Non-Boarding: 9am-2:30pm

    Boarding: see schedule

    Cost:

    • Non-Boarding: $350
    • Boarding: $695

    Meals Included: (Day Camp)

    • Lunch

    Meals Included: (Boarding)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Age Group

    • Group 1: Grades 3-5
    • Group 2: Grades 6-8

    Description:

    SPIRE IA presents their first ever Basketball Skills Day Camp. Come join us at our State-of-the-Art Basketball Facility. SPIRE IA is among the largest and best equipped indoor facilities in North America. It includes 4 NBA Sized multiple purpose courts which includes an NBA sized wooden floor from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    The SPIRE Basketball Skills Camps focuses on Fundamentals and Skill Development for all ages. The camp will consist of individual and
    group training, skill development, basketball competitions and games. Campers are also introduced to performance and nutritional training. Our camp counselors will be current and former professional, collegiate and high school players. Our camp directors have
    professional, collegiate, high school, and youth experience and are among the top basketball coaches in the nation. Look for Counselor
    Spotlight Information to come!

     

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Professional Training & Coaching
    • Learn advanced drills to take home and improve their games
    • Olympic Performance Training
    • Camp T-Shirt
    • Fun Prizes & Games

    Register For Camp

    SCHEDULE

     

  • Elite Position Camp Series

    Dates:

    Session 1: June 20-23

    Session 2: July 18-21

    Session 3: August 8-11

     

    Time:

    Day: 9am-2:30pm

    Boarding (see schedule)

     

    Cost:

    Non-Boarding: $350

    Boarding: $695

     

    Meals Included: (Day Camp)

    • Lunch

    Meals Included: (Boarding)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

     

    Age Group:

    • Grades 9-12

     

    Description:

    SPIRE IA presents a Pre-Season Position Specific camp focus for Guards
    and Post Players. Our camp will help prepare you for the upcoming Basketball Season.

    Come join us at our State-of-the-Art Basketball Facility. SPIRE is among
    the largest and best equipped indoor facilities in North America. Our facility includes 5 NBA sized hard-wood floors.

    The camp will include Performance and Mental Training. The focus of this camp is on POSITION specific skill development. The emphasis will be on offensive skills work for guards and post players working individually and together.

    Our camp counselors will consist of current and former professional, collegiate and high school players. Our camp directors have
    professional, collegiate, high school, and youth experience and are among the top basketball coaches in the nation.

     

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Professional Training & Coaching
    • Learn advanced drills to take home and improve their games
    • Olympic Performance Training
    • Camp T-Shirt
    • Fun Prizes & Games

    Register For Camp

    SCHEDULE

     

     

     

     

     

  • Summer High School Boys and Girls Team Shootouts

    Dates:

    • June 24-25

    Time:

    • 9am-5pm

    Cost:

    • $300 for 1 team
    • $500 for 2 teams
    • $650 for 3 teams

    Age Group:

    • Varsity
    • JV
    • Freshman

    Description:

    This shootout will consist of teams from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Come experience and compete in our State-of-the-Art Basketball Facility. SPIRE IA is among the largest and best equipped indoor facilities in North America.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • 3 games guaranteed
    • Tour of Spire Facility
    • 2 Certified officials for each game
    • All games played on high school and college regulation hardwood courts

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  • Basketball Group Spring Training

    Dates:

    • April 4/11, 4/13, 4/18, 4/20, 4/25, 4/27
    • May 5/9, 5/11, 5/16, 5/18, 5/23, 5/25

    Time:

    • 5:00pm-6:30pm

    Cost:

    • $210

    Age Group:

    • Grades 6-12

    Description:

    This will be skill development and performance training. Half of the session will focus on performance training and the other half will be 1-on-1 or small group training working on court basketball drills.

    Register For Group Camp

     

  • Summer Group Training

    Dates:

    • June  6/6, 6/8, 6/13, 6/15, 6/20, 6/22
    • July 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27
    • August 8/8, 8/10, 8/15, 8/17, 8/22, 8/24

    Time:

    • 4:00pm-5:30pm

    Cost:

    • $210

    Age Group:

    • Grades 6-12

    Description:

    This will be skill development and performance training. Half of the session will focus on performance training and the other half will be 1-on-1 or small group training working on court basketball drills.

    Register For Group Camp

  • SPIRE High School Prospect Camp

    Dates:

    • July 30th

    Time:

    • 2pm-7pm

    Cost:

    • Free

    Age Group:

    • Incoming 9th-12th graders

    Description:

    Will include academy tour, skill work, game play, and dinner. Skill development from HS coaching staff and opportunities for recruitment to our HS program.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

  • SPIRE Fall Group Training

    Dates:

    • September- 9/12, 9/14, 9/19, 9/21, 9/26, 9/28 October- 10/3, 10/5, 10/10, 10/12, 10/17, 10/19

    Time:

    • Day Camp,
      All Sessions: 5pm-6:30pm

    Cost:

    • $210

    Age Group:

    • Grades 6-12

    Description:

    Chis will be a Skill Development and Performance training program. The first half of the session with be up in performance and the second half will be on court working on drills.

    Each athlete will receive/experience: All campers will receive 1 on 1 or small group professional training and instructions in performance and on-court, working with coaches that have trained at the Collegiate and Professional levels.

  • SPIRE NEOEA Day Clinic

    Dates:

    • October 14

    Time:

    • 9:00am-3:00pm

    Cost:

    • $115

    Age Group:

    • Boy’s and Girls- Group 1: Grades 3-6, Group 2: Grades 7-12

    Description:

    Elite Level basketball training drills, instructions, techniques and competition games. Learn from our SPIRE Academy coaching staff that have coaches and trained at the professional, collegiate and interscholastic levels.

    Each athlete will receive/experience: lite/Professional Training and Instruction, – Two different Player Development Sessions, -One Performance Session, – Lunch will be provided in FUEL, – Competition games (5 on 5, 3 on 3 and 1 on 1)

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  • SPIRE Holiday Basketball Camp

    Dates:

    • December 27th-29th

    Time:

    • Day Option: 9:00am-3:00am / Boarding Option: 9:00am-5:30pm

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $475 (meals included)/ Day Option: $275 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Group 1: Grades 3-7 / Group 2: Grades 8-12

    Description:

    Come experience a fun-filled camp for all ages and skill levels. The camp will focus on player and skill development drills that players can take home and back to their teams. We will teach both offensive and defensive drills, strategies and techniques. The camp will also consist of a daily performance session in our Olympic training facility.

    Each athlete will receive/experience: Professional Training & Coaching, – Offensive and Defensive Drills to take home and improve their games, – Two on-court session and One performance session, – Competitions Games, – Camp T-shirt

    Register Here

     

TEAM BASKETBALL AT SPIRE

GRAVELLE CRAIG

Basketball

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JEFFREY SPARROW

Basketball

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JEFF JAVOREK

Assistant Director Sports
Director of Basketball

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MICHAEL DOOLEY

Basketball

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JEFFREY GONZALEZ

Basketball

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KYLE BYRD

BASKETBALL

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DIKEMBE
MUTOMBO

Ambassador

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Candice Wiggins

Basketball

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  • Camp Check In & Out

    1. Check-In
      1. Checking in during the week: All campers will meet in the lobby of the SPIRE Academy and Fit area in the Aquatics Building. In the SPIRE Fit Desk, the campers meet the coaches and house parents. Depending on how many campers arriving, the camper’s belongings will be kept in a secure place till they get picked up and head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing. 
      2. Checking in on the weekend (if no activities are planned): At the SPIRE Fit Desk campers will meet the coaches and house parents. Once all campers have arrived, the camper’s will head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing
    2. Check-Out 
      1. Before coming into SPIRE, each house parent will check each campers room to make sure everything is cleaned up. Each camper will bring all their stuff to SPIRE and their belongings will be kept in a secure location till pick up by the parents. Pick up from parents will be held in the SPIRE Academy and Fit lobby of the Aquatics Building. Each student will be released to their parent(s) listed on the Camper Pick-up Authorization Form.
  • What To Bring

    1. General [Please bring enough for the duration of your camp plus a few extra]
      1. Shirts
      2. Bottoms [Shorts, Sweatpants, Leggings, etc.]
      3. Socks/Underwear
      4. Running Shoes
      5. Shoes for between activities/downtime
      6. Water bottle
      7. Toiletries
      8. Bed Linen [Twin XL – Deep Pocket]
      9. Back pack/Gym Bag
      10. Alarm Clock
      11. Jacket
      12. Face Mask
      13. Hand Sanitizer
    2. By Sport
      • Basketball
        • Basketball Sneakers
        • Compression Shorts
        • Other Preferred Gear [Compression sleeves, knee/ankle braces, mouth guards, etc.]
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Swimming
        • Swim Caps
        • Goggles
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Track and Field
        • Spikes
        • Pole Vaulters: Can bring your own poles, chalk and tape. If not, a pole will be provided.
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Football
        • Cleats
        • Compression Shorts
        • Compression Socks
        • Mouth Guard
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Wrestling
        • Wrestling Shoes (no street shoes on the mat)
        • Shorts and Shirt
      • Lacrosse
        • Cleats AND all purpose sneakers
        • Helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cup, mouth guard. Goalies-helmet with throat shield, chest protect, gloves, cup, mouth guard
        • All players should bring 2 sticks. Defensemen should bring a Long pole and short stick (for box games)
      • Soccer
        • Shin Guards
        • Cleats
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Drones
        • Please check with camp director.
      • Esports
        • Please check with camp director.
    3. SPIRE Academy is not responsible for any lost or missing items. It is not recommended that campers bring expensive electronics such as iPods or hand-held gaming devices. It is the athlete’s responsibility to maintain all personal belongings during their time at camp. Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring items such as: books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts.
  • Accommodations For Students

    1. SPIRE Village
      1. SPIRE Village consists of five 2,300sq. ft. new homes built specifically for SPIRE Academy. Each of the six bedrooms accommodates two twin beds, a nightstand, wardrobe, two study tables with chairs and a shared six-drawer chest. The student lounge has a big screen TV, couch/chairs and a dining room table with chairs for house meetings. There are three student bathrooms a washer and dryer all readily accessible. Picnic tables and some outdoor sports equipment will be placed in between the houses. Each house is heated by natural gas, cooled with AC, has LED lighting, is well insulated, fully sprinkled and all student rooms have their own unique entry key. All buildings are handicapped accessible. Houses will have weekly resident meetings designed around personal growth topics and jointly run by a student living in the house and the house parent. There will be activities planned where all houses work together on internal and external community projects and some fun competitions between houses for prizes. A house parent occupies a one-bedroom apartment in each building, complete with kitchen, dining/living area and full bath. Our house parents will be fully trained in safety and COVID precautions.
  • General Dining Information

    1. SPIRE Fuel
      1. SPIRE understands the importance of healthy eating and proper nutrition to the competitive athlete
      2. Located on site, SPIRE Fuel is an innovative approach to eating [or “fueling’ your system]. Fuel offers students, competitors and visitors the same nutritious, fresh meal options enjoyed by Olympic and Professional athletes.
      3. Fuel specializes in prepared-to-order cuisine with zero added trans-fat, no artificial flavors or coloring, and an emphasis on local produce, fresh ingredients, and whole grains
      4. Special nutritional needs can also be accommodated. Please notify the Camp director prior to camp.
      5. Please answer the food allergy question during the Registration to alert us of allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Health Services

    Express Care

      1. Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic

                                   2999 McMackin Rd, 

                                   Madison, OH 44057

                                   440-428-1111

    Local Hospitals

      1. Cleveland Clinic Ashtabula County Medical Center

                                   2420 Lake Ave,

                                   Ashtabula, OH 44004

                                   440-997-2262

                   2. UH Geneva Medical Center

                                   870 W Main St,

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1141

    Local Pharmacies

                  1. CVS Pharmacy

                                   170 E Main St, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-4133

                  2. Giant Eagle Pharmacy

                                   755 South Broadway Avenue, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-3005

                  3. Rite Aid Pharmacy

                                   633 S Broadway, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1002

    Specialist

      1. Specialist are available depending on situation/injury
  • Laundry

    All student housing includes washers and dryers for the students to use

  • Phone/Fax

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
  • Mail

    1. Incoming Mail – please send mail for the athlete to:

                         Athlete’s Name

                         c/o SPIRE Camp

                        5201 SPIRE Circle, 

                        Geneva, Oh 44041

          2. All Mail can be picked up in the main office during business hours, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Activities

    On Campus activities:

    • Swimming in SPIRE recreational pool
    • Campfires w/ smores
    • Scavenger Hunts around campus
    • Game Night (board games, card games, ping-pong, cornhole)
    • Kickball/Volleyball games
    • Movie Nights w/ ice cream sundaes and popcorn
    *On campus activities are with either a coach and/or house parents supervising and facilitating at all times.
     
    Potential Off-Campus activities:
    • Whip n Dip ice cream trip
    • Beach trips
    • Geneva-On-The-Lake resort
    *Off campus activities depend on the weather, the number of campers, age of campers, and ALWAYS have 2-3 house parents and/or coaches supervising at all times.
  • Refund Policy

    SPIRE Camp Refund Policy:
    • SPIRE will refund the amount paid for the camp (less 2.5%) if you cancel the camp at least 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled camp start date.
  • Inclement Weather Policy

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • COVID-19 Policies

    1. All COVID-19 Policies can be viewed here.
For more information about

SPIRE Camps, view our resource center

SPIRE Contact info:

Phone: (440) 466-1002

Email: [email protected]

Address: 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041

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