Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California

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US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to continue the long standing tradition of presenting a high quality basketball camp experience at the beautiful UC Santa Cruz. UCSC offers one of the premier settings for players to work on their game and enjoy a college style basketball program. Once again, there will be two sessions of camp in 2014: the complete skills camp from July 27-31 and the shooting/offensive skills camp from July 31-August 2.

The Complete Skills Camp offers a challenging daily format of fundamental instruction, clinics, drills, and team games. Players will have the opportunity to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more. 

The Shooting Camp gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. Emphasis is placed upon: Technique, Footwork, Shooting drills, Shooting off the dribble, Shooting off the pass, Shooting games, Free Throw Shooting, and Post/Perimeter Shooting. 

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • In depth discussions of basketball situational play, including time and game management
  • NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!

Just 27 miles south of San Jose and 65 miles south of San Francisco, resting on a 2,000-acre redwood forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, U.C. Santa Cruz is a magnificent setting for camp. Campers will practice and play in the beautiful West Field House Gym, the home facility of the U.C. Santa Cruz Slugs. Overnight campers will reside in the campus dormitories where campers are supervised by resident advisors and staff. 

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Ron DuBois

UCSC Head Men'sBasketball Coach Ron DuBois directs our camp program.  Coach DuBois was hired by UC Santa Cruz for the 2012-13 season in his first campaign as the programs head men’s basketball coach.

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DuBois has spent time working at a variety of levels including four seasons in the NBA, seven seasons in the NCAA (Division I, Division II, and Division III), and was a head coach of four different teams.  His diverse background also includes coaching internationally recognized FIBA teams.  Most recently, he was the associate head coach at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.  While at Rhodes he helped rebuild the program leading them to the best conference record they have posted in 20 years.

Originally from Lodi, CA, DuBois played basketball and was a team captain at Arizona State University where he received his B.A. and M.A. in 2001.  DuBois and his wife, Rebecca, will be living in Santa Cruz with their one year old son Louis.

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Camp Code: BKBRSU 

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.

Shooting Camp: The Shooting camp program gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. Emphasis is placed on: Technique, Footwork, Shooting drills, Shooting off the dribble, Shooting off the pass, Shooting games, Free Throw Shooting, and Post/Perimeter Shooting.

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

  • 7:00 Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 Instructional stations
  • 10:30 Lecture
  • 11:00 Full-court games
  • 12:00 Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 Team practice
  • 2:00 Full-court games
  • 3:00 Drills, stations
  • 4:00 Skill contests
  • 5:00 Free time
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out
Check-in Times 
Boys Session I check-in Sunday, July 27th at 12PM for all campers
• Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11AM  
 
Boys Session II check-in Thursday, July 31st at 2PM-3:30PM for all campers
• Extended Day Camp hours: THURS 2PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-12PM  
 
Check-out Times   
Boys Session I check-out: Championship Game: Wednesday, July 30th. Closing ceremony: Thursday, July 31st at 10:30AM-11AM. Departure immediately following. 
 
Boys Session II check-out: Closing ceremony Saturday, August 2nd at 11:30AM Departure Immediately following ceremony. 
 
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. 
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Camper

  • 5/5.
Worked hard but it paid off

The camp worked us hard, but if you put in the
work and genuinely enjoy basketball, you'll have
a great time, just like I did. I made new friends,
but most of all learned new basketball skills and
toned them. I'm coming back next here.

Camper

  • 5/5.
I learned a lot at camp

The camp helped me learn a lot about the game
and what I have to do to reach my goals. I am not
only a better player now but I feel I could go
further because of this camp.

Camper

  • 4/5.
My basketball game has improved tremendously

I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much. 

Camper

  • 4/5.
This camp was the best one so far

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

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.
Coaches and counselors were incredibly motivating

The counselors and coaches were incredibly motivating. My son would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again next year! 

Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

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Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz
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Camp Schedule & Fees

NIKE BOYS BASKETBALL UC SANTA CRUZ   Jul. 27 - Jul. 31, 2014 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Boys

Overnight: $725.00 Availability: Open
Extended (9AM-9PM): $575.00 Availability: Open
NIKE BOYS BASKETBALL UC SANTA CRUZ   Jul. 31 - Aug. 2, 2014 Register

Programs: Shooting

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Boys

Overnight: $395.00 Availability: Open
Extended: $295.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.

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