SPIRE

Basketball

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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  • Holiday Basketball Camp

    Dates:

    • December 27th-29th

    Time:

    • Day Option: 9am-3pm
    • Boarding Option: 9am-5:30pm /Dec 29 only for boarding athletes: 8:30am to 2:30am
    • International or Extended Stay Athlete Option: 9am-5:30pm plus additional day of training on 12/30/2022

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $475 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $275 (lunch only included)
    • International/Extended Stay Option: $595 (additional training day plus all meals included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 8-18 years
    • Group 1 – Grades 3-7
    • Group 2 – Grades 8-12

    Description:

    Sharpen your game over winter break with the SPIRE Holiday Basketball Camp. This camp will focus on individual basketball skills, including shooting, ball handling, positioning, as well as tactical/team concepts and competition games.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Learn from our SPIRE Academy Basketball coaching staff that will be focusing on developing good practice habits, providing you with individual skill work so you are maximizing your mid-season form
    • Day Campers will receive lunch daily and Boarding Campers will have all meals included

     

  • Women's Basketball Skills Camp

    Dates:

    • March 17-18, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1: noon – 5pm
    • Day 2: 9am – 5pm

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $150 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $75 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Girls
    • 8-18 years

    Description:

    Sharpen your individual basketball skills under direction of Candice Wiggins, SPIRE Womens Basketball Head Coach and former Stanford Cardinal and WNBA Champion. This two-day camp will focus on basketball fundamentals including positioning, ball handling, shooting, and will include fun competition games and camper awards. Learn what it takes to bring your game to a higher level with professional instruction in a positive environment. Boarding and Day Camper options are available.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Individual attention from Director & Head Coach of Womens Basketball at SPIRE, Candice Wiggins.
    • Multiple basketball training sessions.
    • An introduction to Performance Training.
    • SPIRE Camp t-shirt.
    • Boarding Campers have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch each day.
  • Spring Group Training

    Dates:

    • March: 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15, 3/20, 3/22
    • April: 4/3, 4/5, 4/10, 4/12, 4/17, 4/19
    • May: 5/8, 5/19, 5/15, 5/17, 5/22, 5/24
    • Experience includes 6 training sessions per month

    Time:

    • 4 – 5:30pm each session

    Cost:

    • $300 for 6 sessions

    Age Group:

    • Boys & Girls
    • 13-18

    Description:

    Bring your training to SPIRE Academy with our Spring Group Training program. Registration includes 6 training sessions with the SPIRE Academy Basketball coaching staff. Work with our Performance Training Team to develop an individualized training plan to bring more strength, speed, agility, and flexibility to your game.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Six training sessions at SPIRE Academy with pro-level coaching
    • Performance Training
  • Ashtabula County Summer Tip-Off Camp

    Dates:

    • June 12-16, 2023

    Time:

    • Day Option only: 9am-noon daily for the five days.

    Cost:

    • $125 for the five day program (lunch is not included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys & Girls
    • 8-18 years

    Description:

    Learn fundamentals of basketball from the SPIRE Academy coaching staff. Tip-off your summer with daily individual skill work, drills, and competition games. All skill levels are welcome.

     

  • 3-Day Women's Basketball Prospect Camp

    Dates:

    • June 21-23, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1: noon – 5pm
    • Day 2: 9am – 5pm
    • Day 3: 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $450 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $300 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Prepare for your upcoming club basketball season with the SPIRE 3-Day Womens Basketball Prospect Camp. Take your training to a new level, gaining a competitive edge through individualized skills work on the court with Director & Head Coach of SPIRE Womens Basketball and former WNBA Champion, Candice Wiggins. Experience life as a SPIRE Academy student athlete as you take part in multiple training sessions focused on improving your individual basketball technique. Work with our Performance Training Team to develop an off-season training plan to bring more strength, speed, agility, and flexibility to your game. Put your skills to the test in fun competition games. Boarding and Day Camper options are available.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Professional coaching from SPIRE Womens Basketball Head Coach Candice Wiggins.
    • Basketball skills training.
    • Performance Training.
    • SPIRE Camp t-shirt.
    • Boarding Campers have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch each day.
  • Women's Basketball Pro Experience Camp with Candice Wiggins

    Dates:

    • July 31 – August 4, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1: noon – 5pm
    • Days 2-4: 9am – 5pm
    • Day 5: 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $650 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $425 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Train like a pro, develop your skills, and prepare yourself for high school basketball season with the SPIRE Womens Basketball Pro Experience Camp. Led by Director & Head Coach of Womens Basketball, Candice Wiggins, learn what it takes on and off the court to reach your peak potential in your sport. A former NCAA standout at Stanford and WNBA Champion, Coach Wiggins offers an elite level of experience and knowledge to help you bring your game to the next level.

    This 5-day pro-style camp experience will include individualized focus on technical skill development, positioning and team tactics. Elevate yourself with multiple training sessions each day in world class facilities and a positive environment. Our Performance Training Team will work with you individually to develop a training plan that will bring added strength, speed, agility and flexibility to your skill set. Gain understanding for the importance of proper nutrition needed fuel your body in training and on game days.

    Physical and technical training are only part of personal growth in basketball. Elite athletes must have mental toughness and be able to manage stress, anxiety, and expectations. Our Pro Experience Camp will implement activities dedicated to becoming a well-rounded individual, developing leadership skills, and preparing you for success beyond high school. Additional activities and training in this unique camp setting will include:

    • Mental Skills Training (goal setting, managing emotions, visualization and more)
    • Social Media Training (networking, developing your personal brand, privacy & safety)
    • Pro Talk (hear from one of Coach Wiggins’ mentors on how to achieve your personal best)
    • Yoga Session (connect mind and body with focus on breathing techniques and proper stretching)
    • Fun campus activities and games

    Boarding and Day Camper options are available. Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Professional coaching from SPIRE Women’s Basketball Head Coach Candice Wiggins.
    • Basketball skills training.
    • Personal development
    • Performance Training.
    • SPIRE Camp t-shirt.
    • Boarding Campers have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch each day.
  • Summer Basketball Skills Camp

    Dates:

    • June 19-22, 2023
    • July 10-13, 2023
    • August 1-4, 2023

    Time:

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

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $600 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $375 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    The SPIRE Summer Basketball Skills Camp will feature four days of pro-level training from the SPIRE Academy coaching staff. This Skills Camp will place emphasis on individual skills, team tactics/concepts, and will include fun competition games. Get a feel for how our Academy student athletes train. Boarding option is available and the camp is open to boys and girls.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Extensive basketball instruction and skills training and opportunities to earn awards
    • SPIRE t-shirt for all campers
    • Day campers will receive lunch daily and boarding campers will have all meals included

    Register Here

  • Summer Elite Position Camp

    Dates:

    • June 26-29, 2023
    • July 17-20, 2023
    • August 7-10, 2023

    Time:

    • Day option: 9am – 3pm
    • Boarding option: 9am – 5:30p
    • Camp concludes at 2:30p on last day

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $600 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $375 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    The Elite Position Camp is designed for high school aged athletes that are serious about developing individual basketball skills with instruction from SPIRE Academy Basketball coaches. Sharpen your offensive game and defensive tactics to take your game to the next level. This camp will have sessions devoted to individual skills, team concepts, competition games, and more.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Pro-level instruction from SPIRE Academy Basketball coaches
    • Performance Training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt.
    • Day campers will receive lunch daily. Boarding campers will have all meals included.

    Register Here

     

  • 3 and 6-Week Summer Extended Training Camp

    Dates:

    • 3-Week Program – June 12-30, 2023
    • 3-Week Program – July 10-28, 2023
    • 6-Week program – June 12-July 28 (With a break from July 1-9)

    Times:

    • Day option: 9am – 3pm
    • Boarding option: 9am – 5:30p
    • Camp concludes at 2:30p on last day

    Cost:

    • 3-Week Training Camp
      • Boarding Option- $2,650 (meals included)
      • Day Option: $1,785 (lunch only included)
    • 6-Week Training Camp
      • Boarding Option – $4,800 (meals included)
      • Day Option – $3,150 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys & Girls
    • 13-18 years (grades 8-12)

    Description:

    Train like a professional with our Extended Training Camp. Experience life as a SPIRE Academy student athlete with daily training sessions on the court and Performance Training with the SPIRE Performance Team. Our experienced coaching staff will work with you to focus on individual skills necessary to play at the highest levels of basketball. Off the court, we will develop a training plan that will bring strength, speed, and agility to your game. This camp is a perfect fit for international athletes or those traveling a long distance.Pro-level instruction from SPIRE.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Professional level training in world class facilities
    • Daily training sessions on the court and with the SPIRE Performance Team
    • Lunch is included daily for Day Campers and all meals are included for Boarding Campers
    • Personalized training plan
    • SPIRE t-shirt.

    Register Here

TEAM BASKETBALL AT SPIRE

JEFF JAVOREK

Assistant Director Sports
Director of Basketball

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Candice Wiggins

Basketball

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JEFFREY SPARROW

Basketball

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GRAVELLE CRAIG

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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  • What sports do you offer camp experiences for?

    SPIRE Camps include experiences for athletes in Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, Performance, E-Sports, Drone Racing, Wrestling, Lacrosse, and Soccer. All camps are open to boys and girls unless specified otherwise.

  • At which age can my child attend SPIRE Camps?

    Most SPIRE Camps are offered for children ages 8 to 18 years. However, each camp has age limitations depending on the sport and type of training. Age limitations are indicated on the registration web page for each camp experience.

  • What is the best way to contact someone about camps?

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
    3. SPIRE Director of Camps, Ben Shank : [email protected]
  • Where will my child be staying for an overnight camp?

    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.
  • My child is staying overnight for a camp. Will there be other activities to do outside of their training?

    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.
  • Where will my child be eating meals?

    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.
  • Are there health services nearby in case of an emergency?

    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
  • Can my child do laundry while at camp?

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

  • Can I send packages to my child staying on campus at SPIRE?

    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

  • What is the 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.
  • What happens if there is inclement weather?

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • What time is registration?

    Not all camps follow the same schedule, so please refer to your SPIRE Camps confirmation e-mail sent to you one week in advance of your camp start date.

  • Are tours of SPIRE available during camps?

    Yes! We will offer parents an opportunity for an informal tour at the completion of registration/sign-in for your camp. This will be an excellent opportunity to see all that SPIRE has to offer and a chance to ask questions to our Academy coaches and SPIRE staff.

  • Where do I park for SPIRE Camps?

    Parking is available in front of the main entrance to our indoor Fields & Courts building. Registration/sign-in will take place inside the main entrance on your first day of camp unless specified otherwise. Please refer to your camp confirmation e-mail you will receive one week in advance of your scheduled camp.

  • What should we pack as a day camper?

    Clothing

    • Each camper must wear comfortable sports appropriate clothing.

    Footwear

    • Each camper must wear comfortable, sports appropriate shoes. Sandals, clogs or other shoes are okay for leisure time.

    Shower Essentials

    • Campers are responsible for providing their own grooming essentials. These essentials are to include but are not limited to soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, towel (s), shower shoes.

    Water Bottle

    • Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle. Campers will be able to refill throughout the day.

    Backpack or Gym Bags

    • It is recommended that all campers bring their own backpack or gym bag to keep personal items together.

    Sports Equipment

    • Please refer to a sport specific list of what to bring.
  • What should we pack as a boarding camper?

    Please remember to pack light for your stay. There may not be assistance when carrying luggage to and from dormitories during check in and check out.

    Clothing

    • Each camper must wear comfortable sports appropriate clothing.

    Footwear

    • Each camper must wear comfortable, sports appropriate shoes. Sandals, clogs or other shoes are okay for leisure time.

    Shower Essentials

    • Campers are responsible for providing their own grooming essentials. These essentials are to include but are not limited to soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, towel (s), shower shoes.

    Linens/bedding, pillows and towels will not be provided by SPIRE. We ask you to bring your own (Bed Linen – Twin XL – Deep Pocket).

    Water Bottle

    • Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle. Campers will be able to refill throughout the day.

    Backpack or Gym Bags

    • It is recommended that all campers bring their own backpack or gym bag to keep personal items together.

    Sports Equipment

    • Please refer to a sport specific list of what to bring.

    Items for Leisure Time

    • Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts and other such 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.
  • Can we decide to extend our time at SPIRE while attending a camp?

    Yes! Our camp calendar will include weekend experiences in performance training and mental skills training to provide extended learning between camps. We encourage all campers to consider extending their time with us to maximize their experience with us.

  • Will I be able to observe my child participate in camps?

    Yes, however we encourage parents to limit interactions with their child while at camp so our coaches and staff can maintain full attention of participants.

  • How can parents/guardians and family spend time while attending SPIRE Camps?

    SPIRE is situated in Ohio’s Wine Country, part of the Grand River Valley. Visit one of the two dozen wineries throughout surrounding area or explore the numerous covered bridges, scenic rivers, and two state parks. Downtown Cleveland is a short 45-minute drive from SPIRE, offering tons of entertainment options like the Rock and Roll Hall of
    Fame, museums, professional sports, arts and culture.

  • Where can I stay off campus while attending SPIRE Camps?

    SPIRE has partnerships with several area hotels. Click here to view lodging options.

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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