Nike Basketball Camp Dedham Country Day School Dedham, Massachusetts
US Sports Camps is proud to once again team up with A Step Ahead to run Nike Basketball Camps. This will be the eighth consecutive summer that we have offered camps together. ASA Founder Brendan Smith leads our camp programs.
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. Coaches will push and motivate campers throughout the week to improve upon their skills and basketball IQ. While we do recognize the value of scrimmaging as well as free time, we also pride ourselves in teaching the game of basketball. Drill stations, full court drills, offensive/defensive technique, and positional moves are all important points of emphasis with the ASA staff. Campers are expected to work hard and be receptive to coaching. For those looking to stay “A Step Ahead” on the basketball court this is the perfect camp for you.
- Superior instruction
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes
Located in Dedham, MA we are excited to offer two sessions of camp at the DCD. The spacious & fantastic facility is conveniently located just miles from 128, or RT 1. and is an ideal location to many Boston communities. Boston, Newton, Needham, Norwood and Westwood are all just minutes away.Meet your coaching staff
Long time Director Brendan Smith returns to host our program. Coach Smith is the boys' varsity basketball coach at Boston Latin School as well as the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated.Read Full Bio
During his first six years as coach, Smith has lead the Wolfpack to almost 80 victories, two DCL Championships, and five tournament births. This past season Smith guided Latin school to a 17-6 record that included 10 straight wins. In the winter of 2009, Smith was named the Head Coach for the Boys Metro 11/12th grade team in the Bay State Games. In his two years as Head Coach for team Metro Smith went 8-3 in the Tournaments and won the gold in 2009. 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 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.
Tom Levett is currently employed by the Boston Public Schools as a Middle School physical education teacher at the Donald McKay School in East Boston, MA. Tom has coached basketball both at the college level at Wheelock College in Boston, MA and high school girl's basketball at Quabbin Regional High in Central Mass. He earned his Bachelor's degree in elementary education/sociology from Fitchburg State College where he played both basketball and baseball. Tom now resides in Braintree, MA
Camp Code: BKXDDC
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 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:15 Morning Stretch / Attendance
- 9:15 - 9:30 Dribble Series
- 9:30 - 9:45 Full Court Drills
- 9:45 - 10:15 Drill Stations
- 10:15 - 11:00 3 on 3
- 11:00 - 11:45 Full Court Games
- 11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
- 12:30 – 1:15 Free Throw, Two Ball, 1 on 1
- 1:15 – 2:00 Offensive and Defensive team Drills
- 2:00 – 2:50 Full Court Games
- 2:50 – 3:00 “Camper of the day award” and Dismissal
Camp hours are: MON-FRI 9AM-3PM