Nike Basketball Camp Brown Middle School

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

Come improve your game at our always popular Brown Middle School location in Newton, Massachusetts! The staff of A Step Ahead (ASA) are excited to provide two sessions this summer for boys and girls of all skill levels.

A Step Ahead (ASA) 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. 

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brendan Smith
Co-Director

Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated (ASA) established-1997.  In 2014 the ASA staff was responsible for directing and operating over 20 Nike camps in New England.  Coach Smith is responsible for staffing, basketball curriculum and policies-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

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.

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Camp Hours


Check-in

Co-Ed Session I check-in: Monday, July 6th at 8:30AM
Co-Ed Session II check-in: Monday, July 13th at 8:30AM
Camp Hours are: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM and FRI 9AM-2PM

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.

Check-out

Co-Ed Session I closing cermony: Friday, July 10th at 2PM
Co-Ed Session II closing cermony: Friday, July 17th at 2PM
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 lunch and drink purchase. 

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

Located in Newton, MA on Meadowbrook Rd we are excited to offer three weeks of camp at Brown Middle School. The school has become a camp favorite location and features two main courts, and twelve baskets total, this is a great spot for any young player to work on his or her game.  

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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  • 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: 7 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9AM-3PM $300.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9AM-3PM $300.00
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.