Nike Girls Basketball Camp Mount Ida College

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Mount Ida College
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Mount Ida College

Mount Ida College is only minutes away from Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. This girls only program provides outstanding basketball instruction from long-time partners, ASA Hoops, through drills, discussions, and scrimmages.

A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike 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. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more. 

Highlights Include

  • 10:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Talented, professional instruction from ASA Hoops staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Challenging and fun schedule packed with skill stations, games, and full court play
  • Official Nike Camp T-Shirt, Workbook and other prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Patrick Ferdinand

Patrick Ferdinand

Patrick Ferdinand is currently the Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Watertown High School.  Patrick has extensive coaching experience at various levels including College, High School and AAU.  ASA / Nike Camps are extremely excited to welcome Patrick to our coaching family.

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Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated (ASA), established in 1997. In 2015 the ASA staff was responsible for directing and operating nearly 20 Nike Basketball Camps in New England. Coach Smith assists with staffing, basketball curriculum and policy 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


Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2PM. Check-out following at 3PM. 
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided.
Camp Hours: TUES-FRI 9AM-3PM 

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details

Camper Evaluation

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 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.  


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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Mount Ida College is a private undergraduate college located in Newton, MA. Campers will utilize the Mt. Ida Athletic Center which features a regulation size indoor court that can seat up to 500 people and several outdoor 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 Games
  • 11:00 AM Full Court Games
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Free Throw, Two Ball, 1 on 1
  • 1:15 PM Offensive and Defensive Team Drills
  • 2:00 PM Full Court Games
  • 2:50 PM "Camper of the Day" award
  • 3:00 PM Dismissal

Camper Reviews

Ann F.Parent

  • 5/5.
A very positive and fun experience!!

July 8, 2016: I received all positive feedback from my daughter. She loved the campers, staff, mentioned several things she learned each day, had a blast, raved about the lunches!! Was a very positive and fun experience!! Thank you!

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Helena F.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great instructors and the gym is air-conditioned!

July 8, 2016: My daughter really liked the instructors and the enthusiasm they had towards the campers. The camp instructors were great. The gym and the building were great. The air conditioned gym was probably the best part!

Danielle G.Camper

  • 4/5.
I liked the cafeteria food a lot.

July 8, 2016: It was nice to see the enthusiasm of all the other girls and staff. The drills helped me improve my skills and I liked the cafeteria food a lot.

Balkiz S.Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Patrick made great recommendations.

July 25, 2016: Coach Patrick was very hands on and had some great observations and recommendations for our daughters. My daughters say that their favorite part was, "The coaches and the participants. We loved making some new friends." We live outside the US so we don't know if we will be back next summer.

Sofia F.Camper

  • 4/5.
Great learning experience!

July 6, 2015: I learned new things that I didn't know I was capable of. It was very fun and a good learning experience. 

Tracy J.Parent

  • 3/5.
She can't wait for next year

July 8, 2015: My daughter enjoyed the camp overall and thought the instructors were great!

Camp Dates & Prices

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