Nike Basketball Camp Anna Maria College Paxton, Massachusetts
US Sports Camps is proud to team with A Step Ahead for the eighth consecutive summer to offer a brand new complete skills camp at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. A Step Ahead founder Brendan Smith is back with us for another year as director of basketball camps.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Basketball camps are designed for the player looking to improve his or her game. Our camp schedule is a healthy balance of learning and enjoyment while always maintaining a competitive environment. Coaches will push and motivate campers throughout the week to improve their skills and basketball IQ. While we do recognize the value of scrimmaging as well as free time, we also pride ourselves in teaching the game of basketball. Drill stations, full court drills, offensive/defensive technique, and positional moves are all important points of emphasis with the ASA staff. Campers are expected to work hard and be receptive to coaching. For those looking to stay “A Step Ahead” on the basketball court this is the perfect camp for you.
- Superior instruction
- A Step Ahead Skill Development Drills
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes
This camp is held on campus at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.Meet your coaching staff
Brendan SmithLong time Director Brendan Smith returns to host our Newton program. Coach Smith is the boys' varsity basketball coach at Boston Latin School as well as the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated. Read Full Bio
Eric Brickley has many roles within the ASA program. He is the Director of ASA-West camps, VP of AAU Operations, Director of the joint ASA/Nike camps at our Southborough and Framingham location, Clinician at many of ASA’s holiday clinics, and AAU coach. In his first two years coaching in the AAU program he has led his teams to Final Four births in the Div 2 State Tournaments, earning him National Coach Honors. Outside of ASA he is an assistant scout at Boston Latin School and a coach in the youth Metro-West town travel league out of Milford, MA. He is also a certified High School referee with IAABO Board 208. Eric graduated UNH class of 95 with a BA in Psychology.
Camp Code: BKXDAP
Complete Skills: This program is intended to help players develop athletically. The individual camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. This program also includes a curriculum for intermediate/ advanced players looking to enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:15 Morning Session/Stretching
- 9:15-9:30 Dribble Series
- 9:30-9:45 Full Court Drills
- 9:45 - 10:15 9:45 - 10:15
- 10:15 - 11:00 10:15 - 11:00
- 11:00 - 11:45 Full court games
- 11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
- 12:30 – 1:15 Free Throw, Two Ball, 1 on 1
- 1:15 – 2:00 Offensive and Defensive team Drills
- 2:00 – 2:50 Full Court Games
- 2:50 – 3:00 “Camper of the day award” and Dismissal
MON August 11th @ 8:30AM
Closing ceremony: Friday, August 15th at 2:30PM.
Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 3PM Immediately following the closing ceremony.
We recommend that 7-8 year olds have prior basketball experience.
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. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.