Nike Basketball Camp Princeton Day School
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Coach Joel Green and his Pro Level Training staff operate one of the most popular basketball day programs on the east coast! The Nike Basketball Camps at Princeton Day School have become a summer staple for many of our developing players.
Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps mission is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to become a better and more explosive player. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning.
- Wide range of skill development training
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Camp Director Joel Green
Deciding to pursue an undeniable passion of his, Joel has chosen to go into teaching and coaching the performance side of basketball during his off season. From going through a number of training methods 1st hand around the world, Joel has collected a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training and preparing players for the game of basketball.View Joel Green's Bio ⟩
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Joel Green was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and was an All-City basketball player for all four years of high school. After graduating from high school, he attended the well known Hargrave Military Academy for prep school to exercise more college options. While there, he helped lead Hargrave to a #1 national ranking by USA Today and became top 30 players in the country.
Upon leaving Hargrave he began his collegiate career at Siena College where he was the top recruit. After an injury sidelined him, he was forced to sit out and red shirt his freshman year. To seek better opportunity, Joel transferred from Siena into the JUCO rankings to avoid sitting out yet another year by going to another 4 year school, which is NCAA regulation for transfers. While spending time in Junior College, Joel was able to win back-to-back National Titles making his way back to Division 1 basketball by signing with Rider University. After winning a Regular Season Title his senior season with the Broncs, he graduated with honors earning his BA in psychology. Joel began his professional career by playing in Ireland’s Superleague, which was followed by playing in both Spain and Venezuela while receiving a D-League contact along the way. A recent highlight for Joel was when he was invited to spend a few weeks with the 76ers during their preseason training.
Joel Green’s goal is to help enhance the performance of basketball players both physically as well as mentally. He provides players with the skills and mental approaches they need to get a leg up on the competition. Each Pro Level Training session is uniquely designed to incorporate the highest level of training methods done by some of today’s top professional athletes.
Staff Pro Level Training Staff
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was aView Pro Level Training Staff's Bio ⟩
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was a need for athletes to learn how to properly prepare their minds and bodies for the game of basketball. Pro Level Training’s concept is very simple; we do our absolute best to cover all grounds with everyone that we work with. In addition to skills training, we place major emphasis on the strength, conditioning and performance sides of the game.
Our goal is to improve the quality of individual on court performance by providing clients with the physical & mental tools needed to get to the next level of their career. We enjoy both training and educating players to get the most out of each session.
2017 CAMP SESSIONS
Girls Session: July 31st-August 4th
Boys Session: August 7th-11th
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Campers Arrive/Free Shoot
- 9:15 AM Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Work
- 11:15 AM Agility Drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 PM Individual Improvement Drills
- 1:30 PM Lecture (Guest Speaker, nutrition/conditioning discussions)
- 2:15 PM Games - 5 on 5 or 3 on 3
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Princeton Day School is a private coeducational day school located in Princeton, New Jersey, serving students in grades Pre-K to 12. Campers will utilize the Upper Gym and Gymnatorium for basketball instruction. The Upper Gym, the first gym on campus, is home to Panther Girls and Boys Basketball and Volleyball teams. The Gymateria is a room that houses a cafeteria for our Lower School students during the school day and is used for volleyball and basketball practice and games after school.
*Please note, the Princeton Day School gym is not air-conditioned. Camper safety is always our number one priority. The gyms can get warm but we take every possible measure (fans, open doors, and plenty of water breaks) to ensure campers are playing in a comfortable and safe environment.
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My daughter has already asked to go back next year.
August 8, 2016: Joel runs a great camp and my daughter has been a rerun camper for 2-years straight. She has already asked to go back next year. Although she is an advanced player, she enjoyed playing with girls of various levels as well as the strength and agility drills and coaches v kids games.
— Janice S. Parent
One of the best summer basketball camps.
August 12: 2016: The camp was very well done and organized. It is probably one of the best summer basketball camps my son has attended. I liked the warmup drills to begin with and then pushing the kids through the day. My son gained some confidence and improved. Plan to attend every year (if possible).
— Ranjan S. Parent
My shooting game has improved.
August 14, 2016: I liked that we worked on different drills to help develop my skills. The coaches were excellent and my shooting game and shot release have improved.
— Myles G. Camper
I became a better player.
August 14, 2016: The coaches pushed me to become a better player.
— Michael J. Camper
Our son loved all of it!
September 7, 2016: Our son loved all of it! We were very pleased with the training and interaction at the camp. He came home clearly improved in his skills. Very well done. He can't wait to come back next year!
— Mary Ann J. Parent
Thank you - awesome job.
All coaches were well trained and good with teaching young ladies - thank you - awesome job. Our girls were very motivated by your staff.
— Trina W. Parent
I got to play with a former NBA player!
The most memorable part of camp for me was playing with a former NBA player and all the coaches!
— Nevaeh D. Camper
The coaches were so helpful and knowledgable.
I loved talking to the coaches. They were so helpful and knowledgable.
— Molly L. Camper
I made new friends.
I enjoyed going to the different stations, working with all the coaches and making new friends. My favorite part was the workout drill exercises.
— DJ W.
My son is bragging about the experience.
My son is bragging about the experience to everyone and I saw a lot of confidence in him after attending the camp.
— Rajeev K. Parent
All the coaches were knowledgeable, fun and really good on the court.
All the coaches were knowledgeable, fun and really good on the court. Which made taking their instructions that much more valuable.
— Anthony L. Camper
If you are truly interested in getting better as a player this Nike Camp is for you.
If you are truly interested in getting better as a player this Nike Camp is for you. The instructors were professional and eager to teach. I learned so much and would not hesitate to attend again, I learned so much from the experience. I told all of my friends about the camp and the most memorable moment was meeting the NBA player.
Fun for kids of all ages.
The counselors were professional, courteous, understanding and really knowledgeable about the game. Made it fun for kids of all ages, will do again next year.
This camp was a lot fun.
This camp was a lot fun, I had a lot of fun, and I learned a lot at this camp.
Great Director, coaches made the kids feel confident where size was not an issue.