Nike Boys Basketball Camp Berry College
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Georgia's popular overnight camp located northwest of Atlanta returns! Train with the Berry College Men's Basketball staff, directed by Head Coach Jeff Rogers, this summer for a challenging basketball program including on and off-court activities to improve your overall game.
The Complete Skills and Concepts Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development and shooting technique
- In-depth discussions on situational play, including time and game management
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Camp Director Jeff Rogers
Jeff Rogers was named head basketball coach at Berry College in April 2013. Rogers came to Berry after serving as the head coach at Thomas More College, also an NCAA Division III institution, located in Crestview Hills, KY.View Jeff Rogers's Bio ⟩
In four seasons, he led the Saints to a 77-34 (.694 win percentage) record. Rogers’ 2012-13 team went 23-5 and 14-2 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). He was named the conference coach of the year.
Rogers led his team to a 10-17 overall record, as well as a 5-9 mark in the Southern Athletic Association, in his third season at Berry in 2015-16. Ten victories was the most since the 2010-11 season. The 2015-16 team also saw three members earn All-SAA awards, the most under Rogers' guidance thus far.
During his second season at Berry, Rogers improved the Vikings’ record to 7-19 overall, two more wins than in the previous 2013-14 season. He also led junior Owen Jacobs to a spot on the All-Southern Athletic Association second team.
In 2014-15, Rogers looked to improve on Berry's 5-21 season in 2013-14. Despite a losing record, Rogers' team made significant improvements in Roger’s first year as head coach. The Vikings averaged 73.2 points-per-game, nearly 13 points more than the previous year. BC also grabbed five more rebounds-per-game (37.0) than the 2012-13 campaign.
Rogers spent two seasons serving as an assistant for the Saints before becoming the head coach in 2009-10. That team won the most games in a single season at Thomas More, posting a 21-7 mark and winning a share of the PAC regular-season title. His team led the NCAA (at any division) in steals per game with 14.
In his second season (2010-11), Rogers led the Saints to a 13-14 overall record and an 8-6 PAC record to finish tied for fourth in the conference. The Saints advanced to the semifinals of the PAC Championship Tournament for the fourth straight year.
In 2011-12, Rogers guided the Saints to a 20-8 overall record and 13-3 mark in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), as well as an appearance in the championship game of the PAC Tournament. After the season, he was named the PAC Coach of the Year.
"I'm honored to be selected to serve Berry College and its men's basketball team,” said Rogers. “I look forward to building a program that fosters a strong work ethic and a commitment to success. I'm excited to offer my skills to contribute to the student experience at Berry College by creating an atmosphere that's fun for both the players and the fans."
A native of Louisville, Ky., Rogers earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in 1989 and a master’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1996. He began his coaching career in 1989 when he served as an intern with USA Basketball at the United States Olympic Committee Complex in Colorado Springs, Co., for a year.
Rogers then served as an intern with the University of Kentucky Basketball program in Lexington, Ky., from 1990-92. After leaving Kentucky, Rogers served as the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo., from 1992-1996.
In 1996, Coach Rogers returned to Kentucky and served as a high school head boys' coach for 10 years before joining former head coach John Ellenwood’s staff in 2007. Over the 10-year span of his high school coaching career, Rogers’ teams won over 70 percent of their games, compiling a 201-84 record (.705). His teams won four straight district championships and twice earned a regional title.
Rogers is the 11th head coach in Berry men’s basketball’s history.
Rogers and his wife, Stacy, have three daughters: Emma, Aubrey and Allyson.
Assistant Coach Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson was named assistant coach for the Berry College men's basketball program in August, 2013. Johnson came to Berry after four years (2010-13) assisting at East Tennessee StateView Thomas Johnson's Bio ⟩
Thomas Johnson was named assistant coach for the Berry College men's basketball program in August, 2013.
Johnson came to Berry after four years (2010-13) assisting at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Some of his responsibilities included player development, recruiting student- athletes, and working closely with the academic athletic director.
Johnson previously held similar positions at Samford University, Middle Tennessee State and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also was a successful high school head coach at programs in the Birmingham and Memphis areas.
Johnson earned his bachelor of science in physical education, a minor in Science Education and a minor in Driver Education while studying at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala.
"We are very pleased to have Thomas join our staff," said Berry Head Basketball Coach Jeff Rogers. "He is a great fit for the culture of Berry College and our basketball program. Thomas is a proven winner as a coach on the floor, a proven recruiter and, most importantly, a person of high character."
2017 COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: JUNE 19TH-23RD
Campers Check-in: Monday between 12pm-1:30pm at Cage Center
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Clara Residence Hall dorms on campus. Campers stay two per room and are assigned by age or roommate request. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $50 check
Suggested Spending Money: $40
There will be optional swim time throughout the week for campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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
- 7:00 AM Wake-up/Get ready for the day
- 7:45 AM Breakfast
- 8:50 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:00 AM Classroom Session/Lecture
- 10:00 AM Ball Handling Skills and Drills
- 10:30 AM Skill Development
- 11:00 AM Team Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:45 PM Classroom Session/Lecture
- 3:00 PM Offensive/Defensive Skills Stations
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:45 PM Classroom Session
- 8:00 PM Gym - Practices/Games
- 11:00 PM Lights out
Berry College is located near Rome in Northwest Georgia, only 65 miles northwest of Atlanta and 65 miles south of Chattanooga. Berry College, one of the world's largest campuses at 28,000-acres, offers a beautiful environment for learning. Overnight campers reside in the dormitories where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers overnight. In addition to basketball instruction, campers will take part in nighttime activities like movie night and pizza night.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son has been practicing every day since camp!
July 25, 2016: Since the camp ended, my son has been going to the basketball court daily to practice his skills. I am so happy to see him so motivated!
— Linda C. Parent
Everyone gets rewarded for their hard work.
July 25, 2016: I really enjoyed this camp because the coaches and the players/campers made it a great experience. My most memorable experience was when i won MVT at the award ceremony because it meant a lot to me. My favorite part of camp was the award ceremony. The coaches made sure that all of the campers were rewarded for their hard work. I would recommend this camp to players who are serious about progressing their basketball skills and IQ.
— Kya C. Camper
Focuses on fudnamentals, skills, and scrimmages.
July 25, 2016: Out of two years attending this camp, everything always goes very smoothly and is well organized. My most memorable experience is being able to connect with friends from the previous camp year. The intensity is great and focuses on fundamentals, skills training, and practices/scrimmages. Very good training and helps to build one's confidence.
— Markhan B. Camper
Easy registration process.
July 25, 2016: As a parent, I enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm of the staff and the easiness of the registration process. My son has nothing but good things to say about this camp. He really enjoyed himself!
— Sharon H. Parent
All of the girls became really good friends.
July 26, 2016: All of the girls became really good friends so it was a lot of fun in that aspect. I also learned a lot and feel like I became a better player. My favorite part was the 5-on-5 games we played because it was like playing a game, but you kept switching opponents so there was a new challenge each time. I think that the camp was well planned and well executed.
— Katieanne P. Camper
My son says he learned a lot.
July 26, 2016: My son really enjoyed the camp and says he learned a lot. My only suggestion is to improve the food selection for next year.
— Andrea S. Parent
The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating
The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating...my son would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again.
My daughter is looking forward to camp next year
My daughter loved your camp. She came back with a new sense of basketball and responsibility as well. I was 100% satisfied with the results. My daughter is looking forward to gong to the camp next year!
My son came home with academic, character and basketball skill goals.
My son came home with academic, character and basketball skill goals. He says it was worth the time and money invested. My son expressed the need to continue the work and practice what he has learned by attending the camp - This is something that I have trying to encourage him to do since he started the sport. Therefore from a mother’s perspective his game has already improved.
— Lynnette H. Parent
I love the intensity of the program
I love the intensity of the program. My grandson learned fundamental and techniques that is helpful to him in order to perfect his playing of basketball.
— Tee B. Grandparent
The staff members were great and they were always enthusiastic!
The camp was great! I learned new things and perfected old things. The staff members were great and they were always enthusiastic! I will remember everything about this camp!
— Dalton K. Camper
Camp taught me new skills and made me a better player
The gym was great and the coaches made it fun to be there. I learned more about basketball and new skills like jump stops, pass fakes, and pump fakes. I still use the shooting drills that we practiced. Once I left camp I felt like a better player.
Camp gave me the courage
The camp gave me the courage to go out for the basketball team at my school this year.
This was the best one so far
Compared to other camps I’ve been to, this was the best one so far. And I liked the camp this year even better than last year.
Lots of fun and can’t wait for next year!
The staff was amazing people. LOVED the campus. I was taught many things I have never been taught before. Lots of fun and can’t wait for next year!
— David S. Camper
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