Nike Basketball Camp at Limestone College Gaffney, South Carolina
US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are excited to welcome Limestone College to the Nike Basketball Camp family for a week of camp this summer with Director, Richard Ford. Camp will take place from June 16-20 in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Limestone College offers a premier setting to work on your basketball game this summer. Nestled in beautiful Gaffney, South Carolina, Limestone College is one of the most beautiful campuses on the east coast. Richard Ford has over 15 years directing basketball camps and has helped thousands of younger players improve their game.
- Superior Instruction
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, classroom sessions and more
- Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes
Directing our camp is SmartHoops founder and former Duke point guard Richard Ford. After a successful high school career, Richard enrolled at Duke and worked his way from a mere day to day varsity practice player as a freshman to a full member of the varsity team, then to a full scholarship player, and ultimately to a team captain – all under Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski.Read Full Bio
His senior year, Richard received the Ted Mann Award as the Duke player contributing most to team morale and also received the Captain’s Award for team leadership. Richard also received recognition in the classroom, being named to the ACC Honor Roll for outstanding academic performance. Richard’s senior year, Duke began its impressive run of NCAA tourney appearances.
Richard has spent much of his life teaching young players intelligent basketball strategies. He has run and worked basketball camps for 20 years, and has taught male and female players from second graders to D-I college athletes in a variety of contexts. For six years, Richard co-directed a national point guard camp, teaching high school and college point guards the finer aspects of point guard play in venues from coast to coast.
Richard’s teaching approach is concept-based. In addition to intense on-court instruction, Richard also holds entertaining classroom sessions to break down the fine points of the game. Richard reinforces his concept-based instruction with video clips, personal stories, and cooperative learning/teaching approaches.
Camp Code: BKXRSC
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
- 7:45 – 8:30 Breakfast
- 8:30 – 10:00 Classroom Session
- 10:00 – 12:00 Gym - Individual Stations
- 12:00 – 1:45 Lunch
- 1:45 – 3:00 Classroom Session
- 3:00 – 5:00 Gym - Team Offense/Defense
- 5:00 – 6:45 Dinner
- 6:45 – 8:00 Classroom Session
- 8:00 – 10:30 Gym - Practices/Games
- 11:00 Lights out
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.