Nike Basketball Camp Trinity College

Nike Basketball Camp Trinity College
Nike Basketball Camp Trinity College

Nike Basketball Camps has scored a new site in Connecticut's beautiful capital of Hartford! Trinity College Head Men's Basketball Coach, James Cosgrove, will teach players how to achieve their basketball goals through challenging, collegiate-style drills and activities at this overnight location.

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

  • 8:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Top-notch instruction from the Head Men's Coach James Cosgrove and staff
  • College style skill development drills for players of all abilities
  • 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

James Cosgrove
Camp Director

James Cosgrove

James Cosgrove begins his sixth season as head men's basketball coach at Trinity College in 2015-16, after guiding the Bantams to a 23-7 overall record last winter. He led the team to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history, after Trinity received an at-large berth into the tournament. 

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The Bantams finished the season atop the NESCAC Standings with a 9-1 mark in conference tilts and ended the year ranked 17th in the country in the D3Hoops.com poll. The 2014-15 NESCAC Coach of the Year, Cosgrove is 71-59 in five seasons at Trinity with three appearances in the NESCAC Semifinals. 

In 2013-14, he lead the team to a 15-11 record and a tie with Hamilton for fifth place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 5-5 league mark.  The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 12th time, and won a triple overtime thriller at Bowdoin in the quarterfinals before falling to Amherst in the semifinals.  The Bantam defense was one of the best in the nation last winter, ranking No. 2 in opponent field-goal percentage (.368) and third in the opponent three-point field-goal percentage (.277).  Trinity was also second nationally in rebounding margin (+9.7 per game) in 2013-14.

Four seasons ago, Cosgrove guided Trinity back to the NESCAC Semifinals after a two-year hiatus as the Bantams posted a 14-12 record and posted a 70-47 win over Tufts in the NESCAC Quarterfinals for Trinity's first post-season win since 2008.  The Bantams also won three different invitational titles during the regular season and finished in the top half of the NESCAC Standings. Cosgrove has a 310-195 record in 19 seasons as a head coach for a .614 winning percentage.

Prior to Trinity, Cosgrove posted a 166-77 record at Divison II Adelphi University over eight seasons, and also served as head coach at Endicott College.  Cosgrove’s teams posted a winning record and reached the post-season in each of his eight seasons at Adelphi, won 20 or more games six times, and earned four NCAA Tournament bids in a five-year span from 2002-03 to 2006-07.  Cosgrove guided Adelphi into the NCAA Second Round in 2005-06.  In 2009-10, in its first season in the highly-competitive Northeast 10 Conference, Adelphi earned a 22-10 mark and played its way into the league tournament finals with three post-season victories.  His teams were regularly ranked among the best in the nation defensively, including the 2008-09 squad that led NCAA Division II in field goal percentage defense (37.6 FG%) and was fourth nationally in scoring defense (58.9 ppg).  In the classroom, his players at Adelphi had a 100 percent graduation rate in seven seasons prior to 2009-10.

Adelphi won the East Coast Conference (ECC, formerly NYCAC) Championship title in his first season at the school in 2002-03, and captured the league crown again in 2005-06 and in 2006-07.  Adelphi reached the ECC Finals in 2007-08, and finished atop the ECC regular season standings in 2004-05 and 2005-06.  Cosgrove was named as the ECC Coach of the Year in 2004-05 and as the Metropolitan Writers Association Division II Coach of the Year in both 2004-05 and 2005-06.  At Endicott, Cosgrove accumulated a 73-60 record including an 18-10 record in 1999-00, the program’s first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship title, and its first bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.  His 1998-99 Endicott team won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) regular-season crown and earned Cosgrove GNAC Coach of the Year honors.  

Cosgrove also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, St. Anselm College, from 1993-97, helping the Hawks to an 89-29 record, three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, and a pair of conference championships.  Also owning coaching experience at St. Thomas More Prep School in Connecticut and at the University of Hartford, Cosgrove graduated from St. Anselm in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and owns a master’s degree in teaching from Sacred Heart University.  He was a two-time All-Northeast 10 selection and Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year in 1984. Serving as team captain from 1985-87, he led St. Anselm to a 25-5 record and a No. 6 national ranking in the Division II Final Poll in 1987. He held the school's all-time record in assists and steals and was inducted into the St. Anselm College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.  In 2007 Cosgrove was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a player at St. Thomas More High School and St. Anselm College.

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Staff

Maggie Cosgrove

Maggie played four years at Sacred Heart University where she scored over 1,000 points in her career and made over 250 3-point baskets. During her final two years, Maggie was one of the...

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Maggie played four years at Sacred Heart University where she scored over 1,000 points in her career and made over 250 3-point baskets. During her final two years, Maggie was one of the leaders in all of Division I in 3FG%. Maggie was most recently an Assistant Coach on the Virginia Tech University Women’s Basketball Staff.

Camp Details

2016 COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: JULY 31ST-AUGUST 4TH

All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-1PM at Jarvis Hall.
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM. Departure immediately following.

Click the "More Details" button below for daily camp hours, a sample daily schedule, and information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

More Important Camp Details

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: BOYS ONLY

HOUSING & ROOMMATES

Campers will reside in the dorms on campus. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: Yes
Suggested Spending Money: $40

SUPERVISION

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

SWIMMING

There will be optional swim time throughout the week for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS: BOYS ONLY

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM. 
♦ Lunch and dinner are provided.

Thursday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-3PM

 

DAY CAMPERS: GIRLS ONLY

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

Thursday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-3PM

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. Bradley International Airport, serving Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, is approximately 30 minutes from the College by car. Car rental agencies are available at the airport. Peter Pan Bus Lines and Amtrak train stations are located at One Union Place in Hartford. From there, you can take a taxi to campus. For schedules and fares, please call Peter
Pan Bus Lines at (800) 343-9999 or Amtrak at (800) 872-7245.

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 Connecticut 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.  

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

Trinity College is Connecticut's second oldest college located in the heart of the state capital at 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Dynamic Warm-up & Dribble Series
  • 9:40 AM Skills Training
  • 10:20 AM Full Court 3 on 3
  • 11:00 AM 5 on 5 Games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 12:45 PM Skills Competitions
  • 1:20 PM Shooting Instruction
  • 1:40 PM Team Offense/Defense
  • 2:20 PM Transition Drills
  • 2:40 PM Half Court 5 on 5
  • 3:10 PM FT Game
  • 4:00 PM Half Court 3 on 3
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 PM Extended day campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight campers to rooms; lights out

Camper Reviews

Lauren G.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you to the coaches!

August 8, 2016: My son had an amazing experience. He can be very shy but he came right out of his shell and was made to feel welcome and at home. He loved every day and couldn't wait to go back in the morning! Thank you to the coaches!

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Camari J.Camar

  • 5/5.
Thanks for putting the camp together!

August 8, 2016: I met some wonderful coaches and basketball players. I enjoyed spending time in the gym working on my skills and playing basketball the game I love with my new friends. I would like to see the coaches play against the campers! I enjoyed the whole experience at Trinity College. Thanks for putting the camp together! I look forward to attending in 2017.

Kat W.Parent

  • 4/5.
My son had a blast!

August 9, 2016: My son had a blast, everything was great! He got hurt and still it was a great experience for him. Thank You.

  • 4/5.

August 8, 2016: The coaches, especially the student coaches, were excellent! The only complain I have is how slow check-in was on the first day. Otherwise, an amazing experience for my child.

  • 5/5.
My daughter loved this camp!

August 22, 2016: My daughter loved this camp! She loved making new friends and the opportunity to play with the boys, which she believes makes her better. She will definitely attend next year and tell her teammates to join. The coaches were great and I hope they consider an overnight camp for the girls. Thank you Coach Cosgrove. It was a great camp!

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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