Nike Basketball Camp Mass Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
US Sports Camps is proud to team with A Step Ahead for the ninth consecutive summer to offer another Nike Basketball Camp in Buzzards Bay, MA. ASA Founder Brendan Smith and his staff conduct the basketball instructional program.
A Step Ahead (ASA) basketball camps are designed for the player looking to improve his or her game. 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. While we do recognize the value of scrimmaging as well as free time, we also pride ourselves in teaching the game of basketball. Drill stations, full court drills, offensive/defensive technique, and positional moves are all important points of emphasis with the ASA staff. Campers are expected to work hard and be receptive to coaching. For those looking to stay “A Step Ahead” on the basketball court this is the perfect camp for you.
- Superior Instruction
- 8:1 Camper to Instructor ratios
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Official Nike Camp T-shirt
- Nike Camp workbook and other great prizes
ASA and Nike Basketball Camps are geared for all ages and abilities. All campers are expected to work very hard, be receptive to coaching, exhibit discipline, a strong work ethic, and be serious about basketball. As a staff we pride ourselves in being teaching camp first, campers are expected to learn and exhibit certain skills throughout the week.
Scrimmaging and contests will take place throughout the week. At the end of each week players may have an opportunity to win / earn a trophy. Awards are generally given for the following categories: Free Throw Champion, 1 on 1 Champion, 3 on 3 Champion, & Hot Shot Champions. Coaches may vote to also award: Most improved player, Drill Stations Award, Coaches award and a Defensive Stopper award.Meet your coaching staff
Brendan Smith is the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated (ASA). As Director of ASA, Smith overseas all basketball operations including: summer camps boys / girls AAU teams, school vacation clinics and weekly skills classes.Read Full Bio
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.
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
- 9:00-9:15 Morning Stretching/Attendance
- 9:15-9:30 Dribble Series
- 9:30-9:45 Full Court Drills
- 9:45-10:15 Drill Stations
- 10:15-11:00 3-on-3
- 11:00-11:45 Full Court Games
- 11:45-12:30 Lunch
- 12:30-1:15 Free Throws/Two Ball/1-on-1
- 1:15-2:00 Offense and Defense team drills
- 2:00-2:50 Full Court Games
- 2:50-3:00 Camp Awards and Dismissal
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