Nike Boys Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California
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.
- 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
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.Read Full Bio
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 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
• Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11AM