Due to COVID-19, gym space may be limited. Register early to reserve your child’s spot.

2021 Camp Dates

Campers attending both morning and afternoon sessions will receive free snacks & lunch at the Concordia University Cafeteria ($60 value).
Half-day campers will receive free snacks, water and juice for the week ($12.50 value)
EARLY SIGN-UP SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE until May 15th, 2021.

June 14–18

Camp 1:
Offensive Skills & Games

9 AM to Noon

Camp 2:
Fundamentals & Games

1 PM to 4 PM

June 21–25

Camp 3:
Fundamentals & Games

9 AM to Noon

Camp 4:
Shooting & Games

1 PM to 4 PM

June 28–July 2

Camp 5:
Fundamentals & Games

9 AM to Noon

Camp 6:
Shooting & Games

1 PM to 4 PM

July 5–9

Camp 7 & 8:
Intensified Shooting, Offensive Skills Stations & Games

9 AM to Noon

1 PM to 4 PM

July 12–16

Camp 9:
Offensive Skills & Games

9 AM to Noon

Camp 10:
Fundamentals & Games

1 PM to 4 PM

July 19–23

Camp 11:
Skills Development & Games

9 AM to Noon

Camp 12:
Shooting, 3v3 Skills Training & Games

1 PM to 4 PM

COVID-19 Update

Our goal is to have as close to normal camps as we can with enhanced on-site safety and cleaning protocols. With that being said, we will abide by all California Department of Public Health guidelines and requirements, and parents will be informed of camp strategy so they understand their child will be at minimal risk of exposure and spread.

We received good news as Governor Newsom stated his intentions to have no restrictions by June 15. If that happens, we may be allowed to have games and some competitions. If not, the vast majority of camp will be conducted outside, including check-in, check-out, most station work, ball handling, all clinics, teaching times, and breaks. Campers will know exactly where to go for check-in and check-out, and will be with the same coach all week.

Groups may be pre-set as we keep the same kids and coach together all week to limit contact tracing to around eight people. We may refund anyone unable to finish camp.

The max capacity for Concordia University’s Gym is ~2,400, and we will keep consistency with our athletic preseason policy of very low numbers allowed indoors. This may include small stations at the four baskets spaced out in the corners.

Each camper can bring his or her own ball, snacks and water.

So in summary, if things continue to open up and competition is allowed, we can play indoor games like we normally do. But if not, we may eliminate that part of the camp and keep the groups small and separated and limit camps to stations and drills only.

Additional Questions

Please contact Nolan Abernathy before or after registering for any additional questions or special circumstances.

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Typical Camp Day

8:00 – Gym Opens and Free Supervision/Extended Day Care
8:55 – Role Call/Warm-Up/Team Building
9:00 – Clinic: Ball Handling Competitions & Drills
9:15 – Fundamentals Skill Station Work
9:45 – 3-on-3, 5-on-5 League Games
10:30 – Shooting Competitions
10:50 – Water/Snack Break
11:00 – 5 On 5 League Games
11:50 – Camper/Parent Talk
12:00 – Lunch at Concordia Award-winning Cafeteria

1:00 – Role Call/Warmup
1:10 – Clinic: Shooting Form And Technique
1:30 – Shooting Stations
2:00 – Knockout Competition Finals
2:15 – 3-on-3, 5-on-5 League Play
2:45 – Team Meetings: Goal-setting
3:00 – Plyometric/Skill Stations
3:30 – 5-on-5 League Games
4:00 – Camper/Parent Talk – Campers Dismissed
4-4:30 – Free Extended Supervision

About

Choose the camp(s) that fits your summer schedule best. There is no sequential order to our different camps; anyone can sign up for any camp. Children are grouped by age and experience. Our camps provide a solid foundation for first time players and a challenging curriculum for experienced players. We offer morning sessions, afternoon sessions, and all-day sessions. Positive encouragement and measured improvement of fundamental skills are trademarks of our camps, as well as players learning to work together in a team setting.

Our Day Camps provide the best environment anywhere for skill improvement. All of our Day Camps offer a solid foundation for all fundamentals of the game, motivation, and positive self-esteem. Our teaching progression takes into account age and skill differences. Coaches work with their teams all week to maximize individual and team development. Each day, camp will include instruction and drill work on shooting and other skill development. However, each week emphasizes different aspects of the game. Shooting camps will include video analysis of each camper’s shot.

Fundamental & Skill Development Camp

These camps offer a solid foundation for all fundamentals of the game, motivation and positive self-esteem. Our teaching progression takes into account age and skill differences. One game per day and a tournament!

Shooting & Ball Handling Camp

These camps offer a solid foundation for all fundamentals and rules of the game, with a focus and extra time committed to developing skills in the areas of shooting and/or ball handling (depending on the title of the camp). One game per day and a tournament!

Games Camp

In our Games Camps, we continue to work on fundamentals with the bonus of two games a day and a tournament.

The goal of Eagle Basketball Camps is for all campers to work hard and feel good about themselves in a disciplined, highly-structured, motivated, fun environment. We place the child and his/her personal development ahead of the game. Positive encouragement and measured improvement of fundamental skills are trademarks of our camps, as well as players learning to work together in a team setting.

“MORE THAN CHAMPIONS”

The following is the main points of emphasis of Eagle Basketball Camps:

  • Positive Communication
  • Goal Setting
  • Good Manners
  • Fundamentals
  • Defensive Footwork
  • Discipline and Work Ethic
  • Positive Attitude
  • Team Attitude
  • Respect for Parents
  • Shooting and Ball Handling
  • 3-on-3
  • Games

Every Camper Receives

BASKETBALL

Eagle Basketball Camps rubber basketball.

INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

Small groups: 1 coach to every 7 campers.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

No charge for early drop-off or late pick-up.

CAMP T-SHIRT

Eagle Basketball Camps special edition t-shirt.

AWARDS

Individual & Team Awards throughout camps.

COACHES

Outstanding college, high school & elementary coaches.

OVERALL FUN TIME

Basketball camps are meant to be fun!

SHOOTING INSTRUCTION

Learn shooting tips and instruction from top-level coaches.

REPORT CARDS

Report cards & written evaluations will be handed out.

* Free additional championship T-shirts for 1st place teams and campers of the week.

Camp Directors

Ken Ammann

Head Coach, Concordia University Irvine

  • 2003, 2012 NAIA National Coach of the Year
  • 2003, 2012 NAIA National Champions
  • 2004, 2007 NAIA National Runners-Up
  • 2009, 2011 NAIA Elite Eight
  • 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 GSAC Champs
  • 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013 GSAC Tournament Champs
  • Concordia’s all-time winningest coach
  • Two-year starter at Stanford University
  • Two-time Academic All-American
  • Among Pac-10 leaders for Career 3PT FG%
  • 25 years experience as a camp director, including camps at San Jose State, Pepperdine, Azusa Pacific, Concordia and Legarza Basketball Camp (largest camp in CA)

Nolan Abernathy

Asst. Coach, Concordia University Irvine

Nolan Abernathy joined the Concordia University Irvine men’s basketball program in the summer of 2020 following two years as an assistant coach at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif.

During his two seasons at Citrus College, Nolan helped lead the Owls to a 45-17 record, including a 2019 CCCAA Final Four appearance and back to back Western State Conference championships. Over the course of those two seasons, 11 players moved on to play basketball at a four year school.

Abernathy played his sophomore season at Citrus College, before finishing his career playing for Coach Ammann at Concordia from 2012-2014, starting in 28 games and helping lead the Eagles to an NAIA national tournament appearance during his junior year.

Nolan graduated with his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, and went on to earn his Master’s degree in Coaching and Exercise Science through Concordia University as well.  He also brings 10 years of camp experience to this summer’s program.

Casey Norris

Asst. Coach, Concordia University Irvine

Casey Norris joined the Concordia University Irvine men’s basketball program in the summer of 2020 following the completion of three successful seasons as an assistant coach at Citrus College.

While at Citrus, Norris played a pivotal role in recruiting, player development, and coaching 16 players who went on to play college basketball at the four-year level. The Owls went a combined 72-22 during his time with the program, appearing in 2019 CCCAA Final Four, winning three straight conference championships, and three straight CCCAA playoff appearances.

Before getting into coaching at Citrus College, Norris played two seasons at Ohlone College, a year at Loyola Marymount, and his final season at California Baptist University. At CBU, Norris helped lead the Lancers to a 26-5 record and a NCAA Division II playoff berth.

Casey graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He completed his master’s degree in sports management in 2017.  Coach Norris has worked and directed camps for over a decade.

Brandon Billups

Asst. Coach, Concordia University Irvine

Brandon Billups enters his first season with the CUI Men’s Basketball program in 2020-21.

The Irvine native returns to Orange County after spending the last 2 seasons at CSUN. He served as the program’s video coordinator where he was in charge of all film components for the Matadors.

Billups also served as a student manager at TCU from 2013-2017 under both Trent Johnson and Jamie Dixon. During his time at TCU, the program began its ascension to national prominence, which included a 2017 NIT Championship.

Billups graduated from TCU in 2017, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, and brings 8 years of camp experience to our program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose the camps that fit your summer schedule the best. There is no sequential order to our different day camps; anyone can sign up for all the camps. Campers are grouped by age and ability. Our camps provide a solid foundation for the first time players and a challenging curriculum for experienced players.

We will send you a confirmation email with detailed information concerning check-in times and directions before camp starts.

If your child falls under the aforementioned conditions, please do not send your child to camp. Please communicate with the Camp Director. You will receive a prorated refund for the day(s) your child was not able to attend camp.

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Contact Us

Nolan Abernathy

Phone: (949) 214-3229

Email: [email protected]

Location

Concordia University Irvine

1530 West Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612