Nike Basketball Holiday Clinic at Fortress Church

Nike Basketball Holiday Clinic at Fortress Church
Nike Basketball Holiday Clinic at Fortress Church

US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to offer a holiday basketball training opportunity for the young players of San Antonio. Nike Basketball Camp Director, TJ Jones, will lead a 3-day camp clinic geared towards boys and girls ages 8-15 that are looking to improve during the Christmas break, December 29-31, 2014.

Coach Jones brings incredible enthusiasm, experience and knowledge to our camp network.  Nike Basketball Holiday Clinic at Fortress Church will feature intense weekly programs tailored towards individual skill improvement and competition in a fun and encouraging environment. 

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. 

Highlights Include

  • Talented staff of coaches eager to teach and reinforce basketball fundamentals
  • Wide range of skill development drills
  • 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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

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 players are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

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Camp Hours

Check-in

Check-in: Monday, Monday, December 29th at 8:30AM
Camp Hours are: MON-WED 9AM-4:30PM

Check-out

Closing Ceremony: Wednesday, December 31st at 4PM  
Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately following the closing ceremony.

Camp Meals

Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. We will also have a concession stand open for snacks and drinks.

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, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. 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. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Fortress Church is located at 7760 Prue Rd. 78249 San Antonio, Texas.

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

Meet Camp Coaches

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.

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

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

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  • 5/5.

Overall the Nike Basketball Camp 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 in the past seem to just want as many kids to sign up to benefit them financially. Instead of looking out for the player's benefit.

  • 5/5.

This camp was the most fun iv'e had all summer!!

  • 5/5.

My 9 year 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 knowledgeable, great with the kids, and also incorporated discipline (which you don't see much anymore!).  I would recommend the camp to everyone.

  • 5/5.

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

  • 4/5.

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

  • 5/5.

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
DAY CAMP 9AM-430PM $185.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.