Nike Basketball Camp Bowie Gymnasium

Nike Basketball Camp Bowie Gymnasium
Nike Basketball Camp Bowie Gymnasium

Former WNBA player Sonia Chase directs top-notch structured basketball programs for players looking for advanced camps over spring and summer break. These are intense 5-day camps that focus on Coach Chase's signature drills, skills, techniques, and much more.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and 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.

Highlights Include

  • All coaches have professional, college, high school, or AAU experience
  • Highly structured daily schedule with skill stations, fundamental development, and team play
  • Individual instruction from experienced coaches and players
  • Daily discussions about the importance of developing strong work habits on and off the court
  • Official Nike Camp T-Shirt, handwritten evaluation and other great prizes
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Sonia Chase
Camp Director

Sonia Chase

Following her professional basketball career, Ms. Chase realized the vital need to make a positive difference in society utilizing her natural talents and decided to embark upon the entrepreneurial side of life. She is the President and CEO of Chase Your Dreams, Inc. whose mission is to help players develop elite basketball skills and prepare for next-level opportunities.

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Ms. Chase began playing basketball at the age of seven in an all boy's league. Eventually, she started to play for a local neighborhood basketball organization called "The Liberty Road Girl's Basketball Team." She continued to play basketball in numerous leagues throughout the year including Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). While growing up, she attended many basketball camps such as Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Blue Star, NIKE, Blue Chip and Chris Weller's University of Maryland Women's Basketball Camp.

Ms. Chase attended McDonogh School, in Owings Mills, Maryland and became a four-year Varsity starter and two-time captain in high school. She was the first female athlete in school history to score over 3,000 points and also set records that currently still stand today for scoring, assists, rebounds and steals. As a senior in high school, Ms. Chase was selected as a Rollins-Leuktemeyer Scholar, honoring her as an all-around outstanding student-athlete.

In 1994, Ms. Chase was awarded a four-year athletic scholarship to play for the University of Maryland at College Park. She graduated in December 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature and earned a certificate of academic honor in Women's Studies and Health. On April 29, 1998, she was drafted to the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) where she ventured to Charlotte, North Carolina to play for the "Charlotte Sting.” In the WNBA off-seasons, Ms. Chase travelled to Europe to play professional basketball in over 10 different countries within the Federation International Basketball Association (also referred to as "FIBA") including Greece, Turkey, and China. The personal and professional knowledge, experience, and contacts accumulated during her tenure as a world-renowned professional athlete serves as a positive support network for Chase Your Dreams Incorporated.

 In 2009, Ms. Chase founded Chase Your Dreams Academy, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the advancement of youth in education, sports, health, fitness and nutrition. Ms. Chase has developed scholastic and success management programs that support all types of student-athletes in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She was selected as Who’s Who in Black Washington, DC as an “Emerging Leader Women Under 40!” in 2010.  In addition, since her retirement from professional sports, Ms. Chase has gained vast experience in corporate America working as a national sales manager in the pharmaceutical industry and has also been a basketball consultant to several companies and universities across the United States. She is a critical thinker and relationship-oriented negotiator who can apply extensive knowledge of industry regulations to rapid revenue and profit growth opportunities.

Lastly, through Chase Your Dreams Incorporated, Ms. Chase markets and sells "Chase Your Dreams: BFIT" at company-wide events. This basketball training handbook is a complete system of how Ms. Chase maintained superior mental and physical conditioning throughout her career as a professional basketball player. She recommends using her handbook as a stepping stone to get that much closer to achieving and chasing personal goals within the sport of basketball. Most recently, Ms. Chase received her certification as a FIBA Coach to coach men’s and women’s professional basketball internationally.

Camp Details

2016 CAMP DATES

Spring Break Session: March 28th-April 1st
Girls Summer Session: July 11th-15th
Boys Summer Session I: July 25th-29th
Boys Summer Session II: August 1st-5th

CAMP HOURS

Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring a packed lunch.
Camp Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-4PM

Before and after camp care is available. Please contact Director Sonia Chase for more details and to enroll: 410-812-7670.

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on daily camp hours, facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details

Camp Philosophy

We believe that teaching basketball is more than setting up cones and blowing a whistle; we believe the "why" behind a philosophy or technique is just as important as the "how" and players deserve to know both! Our elite staff members will provide a clear, progressive and detailed approach, in an effort to promote the maximum development of each and every player. Our daily commitment to excellence will be achieved by creating a POSITIVE atmosphere that fosters success!

Before/After Care

Before and After Camp Care is available. Before Care is available from 7:15AM-9AM and After Care is available from 4PM-6PM. Please contact Director Sonia Chase for more details and to enroll: 410-812-7670.

Camper Evaluation

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

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.

Registration Packet

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.   

Scholarships

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.

Group Discounts

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.

Facilities

The City of Bowie Gymnasium is a 27,000-square-foot athletic complex that houses two full-size and two intermediate-size basketball courts. Bowie is part of Prince George's County, Maryland approximately 20 miles northeast of Washington DC.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
  • 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture and technique demonstrations
  • 11:30 AM Games/contests/shooting
  • 12:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Offensive sets discussion
  • 1:30 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
  • 2:15 PM Team practice
  • 3:00 PM League games
  • 4:00 PM Departure

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
My son was in good hands.

The highlight for me as a parent, the Director, Ms. Sonia Chase, was very personable, caring, nurturer and showed compassion towards the camper. Also, she possess a great wealth of organizational skills and the entire program along with the staff seemed to operate on one accord and with harmoney. As a parent, I felt at ease, knowing that my twelve year old son was in good hands. We definitely will be attending the Nike Boys Basketball Summer Camp next year. It was a great experience for my son as well as for me.

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Alicia G.Parent

  • 5/5.
Sonia Chase is first class.

The mission and vision communicated by Sonia Chase is first class. Her staff reinforced the vision. There was a positive and nurturing atmosphere during the camp. My child gained a positive experience from this camp. I will return next year. Sonia Chase was available, accessible and listened. Her staff were the best. Knew the kid's names and cared! Best basketball camp that my son has attended and worth every penny spent.

Haydee K. Parent

  • 4/5.
Outstanding experience

Outstanding experience. The coaching staff was awesome!

Jennifer O. Parent

  • 5/5.
Push the kids to be their best on and off the court

Loved the encouraging and enthusiastic and experienced coaches who push the kids to be their best on and off the court.

D. JohnsonParent

  • 4/5.
Loved it!

My son loved it! The instructors were very positive and I saw a vast improvement in his skills by the end of just one week.

Tracee F.Parent

  • 5/5.
The outstanding staff allowed my daughter to have a great memorable experience.

The coaches were amazing! Extremely knowledgable, professional, genuine, and really left a lasting impression with my daughter. They couldn't have gotten a better leader by far for this camp. Chineze,Nikki, Christa, and anyone I may be missing were awesome! People make all the difference, and the outstanding staff allowed my daughter to have a great memorable experience. Thank you all and I will always send my daughter back every time!

T. AllenParent

  • 4/5.
A first class experience for our family!

I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff who also know how to work with kids to motivate them and keep them engaged. It was great to see both boys and girls working together in a team environment. Overall, a first class experience for our family!

ColemansParent

  • 5/5.
What you are doing is a great blessing to our family.

Thank you and much continued success to you.  What you are doing is a great blessing to our family as well as the other parents thank you and your team.

Michael S.Parent

  • 4/5.
I can see the improvement in his character.

Thanks for all your help with my son.  I can see the improvement in his character and I believe your camps have a lot to do with it. I pray that your organization will grow and prosper.

Allison S.Parent

  • 5/5.
This camp has been amazing in my daughter’s life.

For the last two years my daughter has not been able to make an AAU team. The coaches said she needed to improve her shooting, ball handling, and defense. This camp has been amazing in my daughter’s life. Because your camps specialize in fundamentals, my daughter has learn more in the last year than she’s learned all of her life and her skills have drastically improved overnight. As a result, she is now starting on her new AAU team and we thank you and your wonderful staff members.

Maria D.Parent

  • 4/5.
Can't wait for next years camp.

My son enjoyed himself and the staff was awesome they seemed to really care for each child. Can't wait for next years camp.

Andrew H.Parent

  • 5/5.
The coaches truly put their all into the girls.

The coaches truly put their all into motivating the girls to to their best at all times!

  • 4/5.
I made new friends and liked that the coaches were so helpful.

I enjoyed it a lot. I made new friends and liked that the coaches were so helpful. I'm definitely considering going back next summer.

  • 5/5.
My daughter enjoyed every moment.

Staff was outstanding. Professional, hard working, dedicated and could tell they genuinely cared about each child. My daughter enjoyed every moment. She really appreciated as did I the coaches really taking the time to talk with her and get to know her. Nothing felt rushed and was extremely sincere. Very impressed on all levels.

LaDonna G.Parent

  • 5/5.
I would attend another camp with this group again.

July 15, 2016: Coaches took a lot of care to engage and instruct. Lovely and kind people who showed genuine interest. Simply wonderful. Focus on fundamentals. High quality instruction. Low athlete to coach ratio. It was worth the trip from Kansas City to participate in this camp. It exceeded my expectations. My daughter came out of this with a new sense of confidence. I love Sonia Chase.  She is incredibly motivational.  Good choice by Nike to partner with her.  She was hands on.

Keisha P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Totally exceeded expectations!!

July 16, 2016: This was the best camp experience that my daughter has ever had!! Ms. Sonia Chase and the camp staff provided guidance and support to campers. She was able to increase her knowledge about basketball. Ms. Sonia Chase and the camp staff took time to explain various techniques to improve her basketball skills. They also stressed the importance of maintaining confidence. Ms. Sonia Chase was visible and very involved with the daily operations of the camp. We will definitely return to the Nike Camp with Ms. Sonia Chase. Thank you for this opportunity!! As a parent I enjoyed watching Amber and other campers use the techniques that they learned and applying them to scrimmages.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 6 - 11
Gender: Boys
Before and after camp care is available. Please contact Director Sonia Chase for more details and to enroll: 410-812-7670.
DAY 9AM-4PM $295.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.