Nike Basketball Camp Maryland Junior Sports Center Jessup, Maryland
US Sports Camp and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to partner with Sonia Chase of Chase Your Dreams on a new camp location at the Maryland Junior Sports Center. Our first session of camp will be for boys and girls ages 6-17 over spring break - April 14-18, 2014.
Coach Chase played college and professional basketball before founding her own basketball training program and non-profit organization to further youth athletics and education. At this complete-skills camp, players will be led through a full day of drills, stations, and full court play to help develop their fundamentals.
With an 8:1 camper to coach ratio, campers will receive instruction from some of the area's top coaches and players. Whether your varsity season just came to a close or you are looking to make the team for the first time, coach Chase will help you reach your full potential. This camp is a fantastic opportunity to maintain you skills in the off-season and come out a stronger, more complete basketball player.
- Highly structured daily schedule with skill stations, fundamental development, and team play
- Individual instruction from experienced coaches and players enthusiastic about helping players improve their skills
- Handwritten evaluation for each camper from our coaching staff
- Daily discussions about the importance of developing strong work habits on and off the court
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and other great prizes
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.Read Full Bio
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.
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. Currently, she is the President and CEO of Chase Your Dreams Incorporated whose mission is to help players develop elite basketball skills and prepare them for next-level opportunities. 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.
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!
Camps will highlight the fundamentals and advanced techniques of basketball while conducting hands-on drills, skills sessions, and competitive games. Each day players will be challenged to learn and demonstrate team building, discipline and confidence toward team and staff. Here are 10 reasons why YOU should "CHASE YOUR DREAMS WITH SONIA CHASE!" Our camp is designed to offer the following to each player:
• All coaches have professional, college, high school, or AAU experience
• The opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball and sharpen individual skills
• A structured environment to learn teamwork, sportsmanship and a positive attitude
• A chance to meet and interact with professional and college athletes
• Individual written evaluations
• 2-3 League Games Daily
• 3-on-3 Tournaments
• Team and Individual contests
• Team and Individual awards
• Special Lectures and Guest Speakers within the college & professional industry
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
- 9:15 Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 Lecture and technique demonstrations
- 11:30 Games/contests/shooting
- 12:15 Lunch
- 1:15 Offensive sets discussion
- 1:30 Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 2:15 Team practice
- 3:30 League games
- 3:55 Departure