Nike Basketball Camp Dedham Country Day School

Nike Basketball Camp Dedham Country Day School
Nike Basketball Camp Dedham Country Day School

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.  

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

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.  

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Check-in Times
Co-Ed Session I check-in Monday, June 16th at 8:30AM
Co-Ed Session II check-in Monday, August 18th at 8:30AM
Camp hours are: MON-FRI 9AM-3PM 
Check-out Times
Co-Ed Session I closing ceremony: Friday, June 20th at 2:30PM. 
Co-Ed Session II closing ceremony: Friday, August 22nd at 2:30PM.
Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 3PM Immediately following the closing ceremony.
Camp Information 
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchases.
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. 
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.


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.  

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

Meet Camp Coaches

Brendan Smith
Camp Director

Brendan Smith

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.

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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.

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Tom Levett
Assistant Coach

Tom Levett

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...

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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

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
I had a wonderful time at Nike Camp

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.

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  • 4/5.
This was the best one so far

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.

Sonia Chase was awesome and her dedicated staff was great! Looking forward to next year!

  • 5/5.
I had a very positive experience at the Nike Camp

I had a very positive experience at the Nike Camp I attended. My game improved a lot thanks to the help of the extremely nice staff.

Camp Dates & Prices

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