Nike Basketball Camp The Gym Houston, Texas
US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to welcome back Terrence Jones of TJ's Ultimate Champs to the Nike Basketball Camp Family. As the Director of our Nike Basketball Camps in Houston, Texas, TJ brings incredible enthusiasm, experience and knowledge to our camp network. TJ will direct this summer's camp (June 9-11) for players ages 9-15. The Nike Basketball Camp Houston, will be held at The Gym (in Humble, Texas) -- featuring intense, individual skill improvement and competition in a fun and encouraging environment.
Nike Basketball Camps are pleased to present the Ultimate Champ philosophy: In order to be successful there has to be a strong foundation. If a builder is building a house, he must have a strong foundation in order for the house to stand properly over time. Well, the same is for basketball. There must be a strong foundation in fundamentals for continuous individual improvement. In addition to an emphasis on skill development, camp will also aim to improve each players athleticism and explosiveness.
- Talented staff of coaches eager to teach and reinforce basketball fundamentals
- Wide range of skill development drills
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other NIKE prizes
The GymMeet your coaching staff
Terrence (TJ) Jones
Coach Terrence Jones has over 22 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor. Coach Jones has always been a student of the game. As a child, he didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 14. With little help from coaches or relatives (Coach Jones’ Uncle played for the New York Knicks), he taught himself how to play the game of basketball by watching games on television and tapes on basketball teachings of various coaches. In high school he was one of the top players in his high school history (ranked 14th in the state). He later went to UTSA to become at team captain as a sophomore. After UTSA coach Jones still had the desire to play the game of basketball. After playing in Europe and a short stint in Mexico, he decided that playing basketball wasn’t a passion, developing players.Read Full Bio
Coach Jones went on to pursue his passion for developing players and became director of basketball operations at Home Court America in San Antonio. As Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Jones was responsible for developing new programs along with maintaining and increasing the quality of the existing basketball structure. Later he had the opportunity of becoming an assistant coach at a division 1 university. At as a college coach, he was extremely instrumental in player development.
Coach Jones is very unique in the aspect of working with different age groups. For some coaches, it is very difficult for them to coach and develop youth and also have the same success with developing college level players and professional players. He works well with all age groups and is very successful with them.
Currently, Coach Jones is the founder and lead skills director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy and National Camp Director for Nike Sports Camps.
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 players are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Players will be grouped by age and ability.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Stretching
- 9:15 Ball-Handling
- 9:45 One on One Moves
- 10:30 Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:15 Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 Stretching/Warm-Up
- 2:00 Passing
- 2:30 Guest Speaker
- 3:00 Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:45 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 4:25 Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:30 Dismissal
Wednesday June 11 at 4:15 PM
Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony of camp.
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. We will also have a concession stand open for snack and drink purchases.
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. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.