Nike Basketball Camp Framingham State University

Nike Basketball Camp Framingham State University
Nike Basketball Camp Framingham State University

A Step Ahead (ASA) will be hosting two Nike Basketball Camp sessions this summer at Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts. ASA's knowledgeable and friendly staff will help kids of all abilities improve their basketball skills in a fun environment.

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. 

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • In-depth analysis of player's conditioning and footwork
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Co-Director

Alex Giangregorio

Alex Giangregorio a native of Holliston, Massachusetts, attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Management. 

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Alex started coaching basketball at a young age, coaching intramural leagues in town, while refereeing youth games on weekends. His love for basketball brought him to work for an up and coming Basketball Company “Manzer Academy” in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At Manzer he lead one-on-one training sessions with kids ages 8-18 while assisting in clinics. His AAU coaching duties included: 6th grade boys, and 9th-10th grade girls. In addition to his work at Manzer, Alex has worked at various basketball camps including: ASA Hoops, Red Auerbach Basketball School, and Advantage Basketball Camp in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Brendan Smith
Co-Director

Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated (ASA) established-1997.  In 2014 the ASA staff was responsible for directing and operating over 20 Nike camps in New England. Coach Smith is responsible for staffing, basketball curriculum and policies-procedures for each summer camp.  

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Prior to each event, ASA Coaches are well versed in camp schedule, basketball teaching points, and most importantly maintaining the traditions set forth by Coach Smith.

In addition to his duties at ASA, Smith has served boys' varsity basketball coach at Boston Latin School since the 2007-08 season.  During his tenure, Smith has lead the Wolfpack to two DCL Championships, and five tournament births. 
 
Smith has previously coached men's college basketball at Mt. Ida College, and high school basketball at Newton North High School. Most recently, Smith successfully completed the requirements to become a MIAA/MSSAA certified coach.  In 2010 Smith passed both the written and floor exams of referee school to join the referee fraternity and became a member of Board 27. He earned his undergraduate degree in Human Performance & Fitness at Umass Boston and received his Masters of Education degree from Cambridge College.

Camp Details

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.

*To accomodate the school year extension in the area, we are offering pro-rated prices for those that cannot attend the entirety of Session I, June 22nd-June 26th, but are interested in attending camp Tuesday-Friday or Wednesday-Friday. Please see 'Camp Dates & Prices' below for details.

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Session I: June 22nd-June 26th

Check-in: Monday, June 22nd/Tuesday, June 23rd/Wednesday, June 24th at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday, June 26th at 2PM 
Camp Hours: MON/TUES/WED - FRI 9AM-3PM 
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

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. 

*To accomodate the school year extension in the area, we are offering pro-rated prices for those that cannot attend the entirety of Session I, June 22nd-June 26th, but are interested in attending camp Tuesday-Friday or Wednesday-Friday. Please see 'Camp Dates & Prices' below for details.

 

Session II: August 3rd-August 7th

Check-in: Monday, August 3rd at 8:30AM
Closing Cermony: Friday, August 7th at 2PM
Camp Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-3PM 
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

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. 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.  

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, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. 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. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Framingham State University (FSU) is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, 20 miles (32 km) from Boston. The Framingham State University Athletic and Recreation Center, a $12 million facility, features two beautiful full-length basketball courts.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Morning Stretch/Attendance
  • 9:15 AM Dribble Series
  • 9:30 AM Full Court Drills
  • 9:45 AM Drill Stations
  • 10:15 AM 3 on 3
  • 11:00 AM Full Court Games
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Free Throws
  • 1:15 PM Offensive/Defensive Team Drills
  • 2:00 PM Full Court Games
  • 2:50 PM "Camper of the Day" Award/Dismissal

Camper Reviews

Jessica K.Parent

  • 4/5.
Supportive Coaches

As a parent - I really appreciated the thorough and thoughtful evaluation that my son was given at the end of the week. My son had fun, but was intimidated because he had never played basketball before (other than "knock-out", etc) Once he told the coaches, they were really supportive, patient, and helpful.

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Karen L.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son became a stronger player

My 13 year old son attended the Framingham State University site, basketball camp. My son was very enthusiastic about this camp - he felt that his coach, Alex, was kind and supportive. Alex gave excellent instruction with technical skills, and was able to teach with a sense of humor. My son became a stronger player, and had a great time at this camp. As parents, we appreciate the technical skills being taught, while, at the same time, sportsmanship was celebrated.

Veranira O.Parent

  • 4/5.
My son was raving about this camp.

My son did not want to initially come to this camp, because he preferred a baseball. Afterwards, he was raving about this camp and wanted us to find anything closely related to this program. He was always exhausted after each session, but he was excited about all the work that was done. All of the drills really encouraged the player to work and get better.

Daniel M.Parent

  • 3/5.
My son enjoyed coaches and made some good connections with kids.

My son enjoyed coaches and made some good connections with kids. He will do it again next year. He likes all parts. Drills, 1 on 1, 3 on 3, full court.

Murray B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best camp ever.

My son LOVES the camp, said it was his favorite. Best camp ever. Recommended camp to many other Holliston kids.

Anita M.Parent

  • 5/5.
First Year Camper

This was our first year attending two different basketball camps through ASA and my daughter, as well as me, her mom, loved the staff, they were enthusiastic, friendly, made sure she had a wonderful experience, but most important was safe! We definitely will be back next year!

  • 5/5.
We will definitely sign up again!

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.