Nike Basketball Camp Brown Middle School

Nike Basketball Camp Brown Middle School
Nike Basketball Camp Brown Middle School

Brown Middle School in Newton, Massachusetts has become a Nike Basketball Camper favorite location over the years. The astounding ASA Hoops staff will work with players of all abilities in the school gym that features two main courts and twelve baskets.

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 instructor ratio
  • Talented, professional instruction from ASA Hoops staff
  • Daily emphasis on individual development
  • Fundamental instruction, team play, and more
  • NIKE Camp T-Shirt, Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brendan Smith
Camp Director

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

2016 Camp Sessions

Session I: July 11th-15th
Session II: July 18th-22nd

Camp Hours

All Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM 
Half Day Campers Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Full Day Campers Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2PM
Camp Meals: Please pack a lunch or bring lunch money.

Half Day Camp Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM (Session I Only. Available for ages 6-10.)
Full Day Camp Hours*: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-2PM (Session I: Ages 8-15. Session II: Ages 8-16.)

*Extended day/late pick-up is available for full day campers. Click the "More Details" button below for late pick-up details and other camp information.

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Extended Day/Late Pick-Up

1 hour extended day/late pick-up is available for full day campers at an additional fee of $50 (for all 5 days). This fee includes supervision and recreational basketball Monday-Thursday from 3PM-4PM and Friday from 2PM-3PM. Pro-rates are not available. 

Camp Meals

Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchase. A concession stand will be open for lunch, snack and drink purchases. $10 per day covers lunch and two snacks. 

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

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.  

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

With two full courts, four cross courts and up to 12 hoops this middle school gym is perfect fit for a large camp. This particular location is bordered by 5 communities all minutes away: Boston, Needham, Brookline, Dedham and of course Newton. Easily accessible via Rt 9, and or the VFW Parkway.

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
  • 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

Rhonda G.Parent

  • 5/5.
I highly recommend this experience.

My daughter truly enjoyed the Nike basketball camp. She was challenged athletically while having a great time in the learning process. I highly recommend this experience to other children looking to increase their skills and have fun!

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Karen P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Moses clearly cares a lot about the kids.

All the coaches are amazing, Coach Moses is outstanding. Coach Moses is attentive and clearly cares a lot about the kids.

Alicia M.Parent

  • 5/5.
His skills were noticeably improving by the day and I saw his confidence soar.

My son came home every day wanting to play more basketball. His skills were noticeably improving by the day and I saw his confidence soar. It was terrific!

  • 4/5.
I had a very good time.

Anyone who is really interested in basketball should go to this camp. I had a very good time, made new friends, and improved my basketball skills!

  • 5/5.
The coaches were excellent and the kids were nice.

I did not know what to expect when I went but the coaches were excellent and the kids were nice, the competition was good and the activities and games kept things interesting.

  • 4/5.
I made many new friends.

I really enjoyed the camp. The coaches helped me with my weaknesses and show me what I need to improve on. I made many new friends.

  • 4/5.
My parents were pleased with my improvement

I had a wonderful time at Nike Sports Camp and my parents were pleased with my improvement and the way in which the camp was professionally organized.

  • 4/5.
I liked the camp this year even better than last year.

Compared to other camps I’ve been to, this was the best one so far. And I liked the camp this year even better than last year. 

  • 5/5.
The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating.

The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating...my son would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 6 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
1 hour extended day/late pick-up option available for full day campers only.
FULL DAY 9AM-3PM (Ages 8-15) $310.00
Availability: Open

HALF DAY 9AM-12PM (Ages 6-10) $155.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
1 hour extended day/late pick-up option available.
FULL DAY 9AM-3PM (Ages 8-16) $310.00
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.