Nike Basketball Camp Derby Academy

Nike Basketball Camp Derby Academy
Nike Basketball Camp Derby Academy

Up your game with ASA Hoops at one of the oldest, continuously running co-ed day schools in the country. The Derby Academy, centrally located in the South Shore community of Hingham, Massachusetts, will be hosting 3 complete skills basketball programs in 2016.

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

Tom Levett

Tom Levett

Now in his 10th year, Tom Levett brings a wealth of basketball knowledge, skill development and coaching to his position as Co-Director of A Step Ahead Basketball Incorporated. 

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Levett’s previous coaching experience was head coach of the Hingham High School girls' basketball, women’s basketball team at Wheelock College and head coach of Quabbin Regional High School. Off the court, Levett teaches physical education & wellness with Boston Public Schools and instructs private pitching lessons at the South Shore Baseball Club in Hingham, MA. He earned his Bachelor's degree in elementary education/sociology from Fitchburg State College where he played both basketball and baseball.

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Brendan Smith

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: June 13th-17th. Directed by Brendan Smith.
Session II: August 1st-5th. Directed by Tom Levett.
Session III: August 8th-12th. Directed by Tom Levett.

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-FRI 9AM-3PM (Sessions I, II, & III)

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

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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.

Camp Meals

Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch or lunch money. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchase. 


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.  


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.


Derby Academy is located on Burditt Avenue in Hingham, Massachusetts, across from the harbor, and is accessible from both Route 3 and Route 3A. The Academy is well recognized as a leader in independent school education on the South Shore, located on a beautiful twenty-seven acre campus, adjacent to Broad Cove in Hingham, MA.  The Derby Academy campus houses two gyms and campers will be broken up by age and ability. With over 12 baskets and 4 cross courts this gym is a great host for any camp or clinic. It is centrally located for the South Shore community.

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” and Dismissal

Camper Reviews

Caroline N.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son's favorite camp.

This is my son's favorite camp, he has a lot of success there and loves basketball.

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Jennifer M.Parent

  • 4/5.
My daughter had a good time.

My daughter had a good time, it was good for her to see outside of her very town-specific team and view the sport on a much broader base in terms of the game and her own ability. Thank you!

  • 5/5.
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!! 

  • 4/5.
My son would practice outside until dark

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

  • 3/5.
My son loved all of it.

My son had a great time, he thought his "counselor" was fantastic and looked forward to going every day. He loved all of it.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 6 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
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
FULL DAY 9AM-3PM (Ages 8-16) $310.00
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
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.