Nike Basketball Camp San Antonio

Nike Basketball Camp San Antonio
Nike Basketball Camp San Antonio

Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy is looking forward to coaching hard working players that want to stay on top of their game year round. Join the Nike Basketball Camps at St. Luke's Catholic Church in June, July, and/or August! Camps are co-ed and most offer both full and half day options.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and 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.

Highlights Include

  • Focus on individual skill-development
  • Top-notch instruction from TJ Jones of Ultimate Champions and talented staff
  • In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
  • 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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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Kevin Wiatrek
Camp Director

Kevin Wiatrek

Kevin Wiatrek of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy has coached basketball for the past 18 years and will direct the Nike Basketball Camp at St. Luke's Catholic Church.

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Coach Wiatrek was born in Floresville TX and graduated from Poth High School in 1992. He led histeam to the state semi-finals my senior year. Coach Wiatrek played at the University of Texas at San Antonio as a walk on for 3 years and also graduated from the university Of Texas at San Antonio. After college he became a High School Basketball coach. Coach started his coaching career in Louise TX and a 1A high school where he then moved to to the Houston area and was the head basketball coach at Hargrave high school for two years. Next stop was 4A Floresville high school. After 6 years there, Kevin went back home to Poth High School. Coach also coached other sports at the high school level where he was fortunate enough to win a state championship in track and was also a head football coach for two years.

Every school that he has worked at, Coach Wiatrek ran basketball camps. He is most proud of what he accomplished in Floresville, growing a camp of only 18 campers in its first year to now over 100.  In the small towns of Louise and Poth, Wiatrek started his own basketball leagues, Kindergarten through 6th grade where currently 195 kids participate in the Poth Youth Basketball League. 

Coach Wiatrek has 3 children Kobe, Kaylee and Kenzie and has been married to my wife, Kim, for 15 years.

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Terrence (TJ) Jones
Camp Director

Terrence (TJ) Jones

Coach Terrence Jones has over 22 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor. Currently, Coach Jones is the founder and lead skills director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy and National Camp Director for Nike Sports Camps.

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Coach Jones has always been a student of the game. As a child, TJ didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 14. With little help from coaches or relatives (Coach Jones’ Uncle played for the New York Knicks), he taught himself how to play the game of basketball by watching games on television and tapes on basketball teachings of various coaches. In high school he was one of the top players in his high school history (ranked 14th in the state). He later went to UTSA to become at team captain as a sophomore. After UTSA coach Jones still had the desire to play the game of basketball. After playing in Europe and a short stint in Mexico, he decided that he wasn't as passionate about playing basketball as he was helping developing players.

Coach Jones went on to pursue his passion for developing players and became director of basketball operations at Home Court America in San Antonio. As Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Jones was responsible for developing new programs along with maintaining and increasing the quality of the existing basketball structure. Later he had the opportunity of becoming an assistant coach at a division 1 university. At as a college coach, he was extremely instrumental in player development.

Coach Jones is very unique in the aspect of working with different age groups. For some coaches, it is very difficult for them to coach and develop youth and also have the same success with developing college level players and professional players. He works well with all age groups and is very successful with them.

Tommy Hines
Camp Director

Tommy Hines

Coach Tommy Hines will direct the August session at St. Luke's Catholic Church this summer.

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Hines has coached basketball in Texas for 20 years and has helped his teams achieve 9 District Championships, 6 Regional Final Fours, 3 State Final Fours, and1 State Championship. Coach Hines set the San Antonio public school record for wins in a single season with a 39 -3 record in 2012-13.

Hines coached the All Time leading scorer in SA history, Paul Garnica (3,012 points), the 5th All Time leading scorer in SA history, John Azzinaro, SA Express News Player of the Year in 2013, George King, and SA Express News Player of the Year in 2015, Jordan Murphy.

Camp Details

2016 Camp Dates

Spring Break Clinic: March 14th-17th
Summer Session I: June 20th-23rd
Summer Session II: July 11th-14th
Summer Session III: July 18th-21st
Summer Session IV: August 1st-4th

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

More Important Camp Details

The Ultimate Champions Philosophy

In order to be successful there has to be a strong foundation. If a builder is building a house, he must have a strong foundation in order for the house to stand properly over time. Well, the same is for basketball. There must be a strong foundation in fundamentals for continuous individual improvement.  In addition to an emphasis on skill development, camp will also aim to improve each players athleticism and explosiveness. 

Camp Hours

Spring Break Full Day Campers
Check-in: Monday at 7:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 4:30PM 
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 8AM-5PM 

Summer Sessions I and IV Full Day Campers
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 4:30PM 
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-5PM 

Summer Session II and III Full Day Campers
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 4:00PM 
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4:30PM 

All Morning Half Day Campers
Check-in: Monday at 7:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 11:30AM 
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 8AM-12PM 

All Afternoon Half Day Campers
Check-in: Monday at 12:45PM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 4:30PM 
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 1PM-5PM 

Camp Meals

Lunch/snacks are not provided. Half day campers are encouraged to eat prior to arrival. Full day campers are asked to bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for lunch and drink purchase.

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 at 5PM.

Transportation

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 prior to the start of camp. 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.

Scholarships

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.

Facilities

St. Luke's Catholic Church is located at 4603 Manitou Dr. San Antonio, TX 78228.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Stretching
  • 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
  • 9:45 AM One on One Moves
  • 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
  • 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
  • 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
  • 1:30 PM Ball-Handling
  • 2:00 PM Passing
  • 2:30 PM Guest Speaker/lecture
  • 3:00 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
  • 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
  • 3:45 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
  • 4:25 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
  • 4:30 PM Dismissal

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
The best camp I've seen in San Antonio!

July 16, 2016: The best camp I've seen in San Antonio! Excellent organization and structure. Practicing the skills they learned during instruction in a game-like setting was instrumental to their learning. The gym was well lit, clean, and a great learning environment. I really liked how the facilities were all one common area. No camper had any reason to leave the line of sight of the coaches. I felt my child was in a very safe environment. Strong, effective leadership by the director who remained hands on and accessible to campers and parents. The coaches clearly loved their job and understood basketball. Great job, great camp!

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Jeanette M.Parent

  • 5/5.
I was impressed with Coach TJ and his staff.

June 24, 2016: I was impressed with Coach TJ beginning every morning with a word of the day, ex. "pride", and relating it to good sportsmanship and everyday life. I also appreciated the amount of respect the camp members had for each other while learning their skills and having fun. Great organization and discipline! Great coaches, especially Coach White!

Yvonne F.Parent

  • 5/5.
An A+ group of coaches!

July 20, 2016: Always a great camp with Coach TJ! Him and his staff impart strategy and skill directions in a fun atmosphere. Truly for the committed player. An A+ group of coaches! Keep up the good work!

  • 5/5.
My son is already wanting to go back!

June 24, 2016: All of the coaches were professional, serious and also still had fun with the kids. My son really liked his coach, Coach White. He was encouraging and motivation. He's already wanting to go back!

Anna A.Parent

  • 4/5.
We know our son is in good hands.

July 15, 2016: We love the interaction between the coaches and campers. We always know that our son is in good hands when we drop him off for the day. We also love that good manners and respectfulness are recognized and rewarded by the staff.

Abby D.Parent

  • 4/5.
Staff kept the campers focused and working hard!

June 27, 2016: The coaches and staff were amazing, they kept the campers focused and working hard! loved it, will keep sending my son to this camp. Thank you

Sharon S.Parent

  • 5/5.
The experience we were looking for in a basketball camp.

July 25, 2016: The camp was very focused, it was all about learning and playing the game rather than a fun day of basketball with friends. This was the experience we were looking for in a basketball camp. The coaches were fantastic and coach to camper ratio was excellent. Would love to see a two week camp to help build on skills.

Gilbert H.Parent

  • 4/5.
My son enjoyed the different games.

June 29, 2016: My son said he enjoyed the different games such as Knock Out and said this camp is better than another camp he had attended the previous two weeks!

Kelly R.Parent

  • 4/5.
Terrance Jones and his team of coaches made a lasting impression.

My son has attended other basketball camps but this one is in a league of its own! Terrance Jones and his team of coaches made a lasting impression on my son and he looks forward to attending next year. I'm amazed at how much he learned.

Lisa B.Parent

  • 5/5.
My child improved so much in such a short time!

My 9 yr old beginner improved so much in such a short time! He wanted to practice more at home. The camp director was excellent! He is very knowledge, great with the kids, and also incorporated discipline (which you don't see much anymore!). I would recommend the camp to everyone.

Felicia J.Camper

  • 4/5.
It was fun!

It was fun and glad that I attend this camp! I enjoyed playing a game 5 on 5 and watching the other teams as well.

Michael O.Parent

  • 4/5.
The coaches helped with the kids morale and enthusiasm for the game.

As a parent I enjoyed watching my child gravitate more to learning how to play the game. As a kid who has never played Basketball want to learn and become a better player. I liked how much of an improvement and growth from the beginning to the end in his technique and his strive to play the sport and excel. My favorite part of the camp is the positivie morale that the coaches showed to the kids. That hard work and have fun attitude that helped influence the kids. It helped impact the kids in a positive manor in wanting to learn and play basketball. They helped with the kids morale and enthusiasm for the game and to play hard and work hard.

Tony L.Parent

  • 4/5.
Loved every minute!

Great overall experience and seeing how much my son and all the other kids enjoyed it. I loved the enthusiasm of the coaches and their interaction with the kids. Loved every minute! Great camp! 

Daniel G.Camper

  • 4/5.
The coaches were great.

I enjoyed new friends and playing against other kids to where I stand in my age group. The Coaches were great and would help with any problems I might of had. The would tell me if I was doing something wrong, as well as praising me when something done right.

Mark D.Parent

  • 5/5.
TJ is a fantastic teacher.

TJ is a fantastic teacher of the game of basketball. My son enjoyed the fundamentals and the ability to put those fundamentals to work immediately.

Rebecca C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Terrence Jones is an enthusiastic and effective coach/trainer.

Terrence Jones is an enthusiastic and effective coach/trainer. His training style along with his positive, fun personality fits perfectly with all ages.

Zachary M.Camper

  • 5/5.
It's fun and intense.

If your thinking about taking your game to the next level this is the camp to go to. This is truly a hybrid camp it's fun and intense 5 stars to everyone.

Carolina G.Parent

  • 4/5.
My son really enjoyed his experience.

My son really enjoyed his experience. The staff was friendly, T.J. The director, was very professional.

Arnold B.Parent

  • 5/5.
A great experience for my child.

Overall the Nike was a great experience for my child. We have participated in many other camps before. The instructors at each training station took the time to make sure each child understood what was being taught and how this would benefit them in a game. Also each instructor would work with each child to increase their individual moral and ensure them with work they would get it down. Other camps I've had my child go to I the past seem to just want as many kids to sign up to benefit them financial. Instead of looking out for the players benefit.

  • 4/5.
Great interaction from coach to camper.

Great coaching staff,great facility,great motivation to push u to your total potential,awesome drills,great interaction from coach to camper...overall really satisfied

  • 5/5.
I was challenged from the first minute camp started.

I was challenged from the first minute camp started. My ball-handling improved, the coaches were patient and encouraging, and they taught the importance of teamwork. All-around great experience!

  • 4/5.
The games were very competitive and fun!

The thing I enjoyed the most about the camp were the coaches. They were really really really nice. The games were very competitive and fun!

  • 5/5.
This was the best basketball camp ever!

This was the best basketball camp ever! The skill level of campers, drills, instructions, coaches' advice and tips were awesome.

  • 4/5.
I would like to attend more of these camps.

The camp director was very spot on with every drill and made things fun at the same time. I have never been to a Nike basketball camp before, I would like to attend more of these camps and recommend it to all those who have a passion for basketball or are willing to learn about the game. I was surprised how there was people from all around Texas and even a couple of people from Mexico City, Mexico. 

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.