Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

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

Head Men's Coach, Ron DuBois brings an abundance of professional basketball knowledge to camp with past NBA and FIBA coaching experience. Players can work on improving their fundamental skills and/or focus on their shooting game at the beautiful Santa Cruz campus.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and 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.

The Offensive Skills Camp program will focus on offensive skill enhancement within the framework of team play. Inspired by the new age of ball movement and passing, camp will be dedicated toward individual skill improvement: shooting, dribbling, moving without the ball in a fast moving/flowing style that emphasizes transition play, making the extra pass and spreading the floor. 

Highlights Include

  • The optimal training location on the UCSC Campus
  • Superior instruction from UCSC's Head Men's Coach, Ron DuBois, Asst. Coach Kyle Bossier and staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental skill development, team play and more
  • In depth discussions of basketball situational play, including game management and up-tempo play
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ron DuBois
Camp Director

Ron DuBois

In just his 3rd season Ron DuBois has guided the ship that is UCSC basketball and set it on a course toward long-term prosperity.  A highly acclaimed tactician amongst his peers, DuBois enters his fourth season as the head basketball coach at UCSC in 2015-16.  DuBois owns the unique distinction of being one of only six current NCAA coaches that has experience coaching in...

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On September 1st, 2012, in the 31st year of the program history, DuBois was named the 9th head men’s basketball coach at UCSC. In a short time the Lodi, CA native has made himself at home. The 2014-15 season was one for the record books as the Slugs recorded the most Division III wins in a season and had the longest win streak in school history.  Seniors James Townsend and Marshal Arnwine Jr. were respectively named UCSC Male Athlete of the year and Most Inspirational Athlete of the year. Over the past three season DuBois has mentored three NCAA all-independent selections in Spencer Wells, James Townsend, and Jared Ponce. 

DuBois possess elite experience at the highest of levels of basketball.  Having worked and coached in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns (2001-03) and Memphis Grizzlies (2007-09).  While being one of the youngest assistant coaches in the NBA DuBois mentored under some of the top coaching minds in the world.  DuBois was tasked with player development and worked with numerous NBA Stars such as Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry, Joe Johnson, Mike Miller, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley, Shawn Marion, Pau Gasol, Amare Stoudamire, Damon Stoudamire and Stephon Marbury to name a few. DuBois has also coached FIBA recognized teams in the top professional leagues of France, Mexico, and a Caricom region National Team. 

A distinguished player himself, DuBois earned a scholarship at Arizona State University.  As a point guard in one of the strongest conferences in the country, he was named a team captain his senior year and earned all-academic Pac 10 honors in 1999.  At Arizona State, DuBois majored in Education and received his B.A. in 1999 and M.A. in 2001. 

Ron's wife, Rebecca, is a faculty member in UCSC's Biomolecular Engineering  Department.  They live in Santa Cruz with their two sons Louis and Dominic.

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Kyle Bossier
Coach

Kyle Bossier

Kyle Bossier enters his fourth season with UC Santa Cruz  as well as his sixth season at the NCAA DIII level.  Coach Bossier plays a vital role in all aspects of the Slug...

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Kyle Bossier enters his fourth season with UC Santa Cruz  as well as his sixth season at the NCAA DIII level. 

Coach Bossier plays a vital role in all aspects of the Slug Basketball program from recruiting and player development to strength and conditioning and opponent scouting. Over the course of 4 seasons, Bossier has recruited and signed 17 student-athletes while following a recruiting workflow involving scouting potential players, building rapport through weekly phone calls and coordination of formal campus visits. 

Respected for his knowledge of the X and O's, Coach Bossier has scouted and prepared reports for100+ opponents, involving film analysis of opponent strategies and personnel, creation of printable scouting reports for players to study and implementation of strategies on the court and in the film room. In addition to his scouting for the Banana Slugs, Coach Bossier has worked part-time for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, scouting opponents in the Sacramento and Oakland arenas.

Instrumental in the development of student-athletes, Coach Bossier has worked with 27 unique and diverse UC Santa Cruz student-athletes on the court and in the classroom, including individual instruction for both bigs and guards on the court and in the film room, as well as assistance with study habits and time management. Additionally, Coach Bossier has interned in Jeremy Rossetti's Green Room Training working with professional players in the NBA, FIBA and NCAA Division 1. 

As the lead for the Slug Basketball Strength and Conditioning program, Coach Bossier plans and implements team athletic testing, weight lifting sessions, conditioning, nutrition and overall wellness. Noted for his unique strength and conditioning training style developed while working closely with mentors Robert Terrance and Gary Marinovich, Coach Bossier places a premium on training the Central Nervous System to maximize athletic potential.

In the off-seasons, Coach Bossier has annually directed the Nike Basketball Camp held on UC Santa Cruz campus in addition to traveling to work summer camps for Stanford University and the Golden State Warriors among others.

After playing Varsity Basketball at Santa Rosa High school, Kyle quickly learned that he made a better coach than player, opting to attend LSU to study Kinisiology, Psychology and Leadership rather than play at the next level. 
Kyle is an avid reader, learner and sports fanatic. While residing in Santa Cruz, he can be found surfing, watching Bay Area sports or reading on his IPAD.
 

Camp Details

2016 CAMP SESSIONS

Complete Skills Camp: July 24th-28th
Offensive Skills Camp: July 28th-30th

CAMP HOURS

Complete Skills Camp
All Campers Check-in: Sunday at 12PM at College Eight West Field House.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 10:30AM. Check-out following at 11AM.

Offensive Skills Camp
All Campers Check-in: Thursday between 2PM-3:30PM at College Eight West Field House.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Saturday at 11:30AM. Check-out following at 12PM.

*Campers attending both sessions will be supervised, lodged, and provided lunch in-between sessions at no additional cost. It is not required for parents to attend check-out/in between sessions.

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

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CAMPERS ATTENDING BOTH SESSIONS

Campers attending both the Complete Skills Camp and Weekend Shooting Camp will be supervised, lodged, and provided lunch on Thursday, July 28th at no additional fee. It is not required for parents/guardians to attend the Weekend Shooting Camp check-in on Thursday between 2PM-3:30PM if their child attended the Complete Skills Camp.

All Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the College 8 dorms on campus. Campers stay 2-4 per room (*quads are limited and cannot be guaranteed) and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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: Not all dorm rooms are air-conditioned
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $75 check
Meal Card: $10 check
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 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

 

Offensive Skills Camp Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive 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

 

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! Check-out immediately following.

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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*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 West Field House Gym, the home facility of the U.C. Santa Cruz Slugs. The west gym features a hardwood basketball court (94' x 50') with 6 adjustable hoops and court lining. Bleacher seating for up to 350 people.

The West Field House is located east of Heller Drive. It is best accessed from the West Entrance of the campus. At the Main Entrance, proceed west on Empire Grade, then turn right on Heller (the West Entrance). Turn right at the first stop sign (Koshland Way) and park in the large lot on the left. Climb the large set of steps to the College Eight Plaza. The West Field House is on the right-hand side. There are two accessible parking places at the east end of the lot, closest to the field. Please be aware that there is a significant slope between those two spaces and the field itself.

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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Gina M.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son said "I am having the time of my life!"

100% happy with the staff and coordinators Kyle and Ron top notch! Kyle and his staff were very helpful with any questions and things that I or my son needed helped with during the stay at camp. I texted my son and asked him if he is having fun: My son said "I am having the time of my life!"

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

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
OVERNIGHT $745.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

EXTENDED DAY 9AM-9PM $595.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Shooting
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
OVERNIGHT $405.00
Availability: Open

EXTENDED DAY $305.00
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.