Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz
Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

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.

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.

Highlights Include

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ron DuBois
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.

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.

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.

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Camp Hours

Check-in

Complete Skills Check-in: Sunday at 12PM
Shooting Camp Check-in: Thursday between 2PM-3:30PM
Location: College Eight West Field House

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

Complete Skills Closing ceremony: Thursday at 10:30AM 
Shooting Camp Closing ceremony: Sunday at 11:30AM

Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately following the closing ceremony. 

 

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: TBD
Room Key Deposit: $75
Meal Card: $10
Suggested Spending Money: $50

Supervision

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

 

Complete Skills Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive at 12PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Thursday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11AM

 

Shooting Camp Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 2PM-3PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Thursday:
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Friday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Saturday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: THURS 2PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-12PM

 

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. 

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

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. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, Half-Day Campers Depart
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Ethan W.Camper

  • 5/5.
The best camp ever!

The best camp ever! I have learned a number of new moves and skills to practice by myself at home. Looking forward to another great summer next year. Wish to see all my teammates again at UCSC in 11months.

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Zarina K.Parent

  • 5/5.
Very organized and well ran camp.

Your kid will love this camp and he will be two levels above where he started. Great coaches and friendly kids. Very organized and well ran camp-- great food choices. WE are coming back next year!!

Adrian C.Camper

  • 5/5.
An experience you need.

The camp was outstanding and overall an experience you need to take your game to the next level.

  • 4/5.
You'll have a great time.

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 year.

  • 5/5.
I am a better player now.

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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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! 

Camp Dates & Prices

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