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.
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.
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.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 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.
Complete Skills Camp: Check-in takes place between 12:00-1:00pm on Sunday for all campers. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 1:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Shooting Camp: Check-in takes place between 2:00-3:00pm on Thursday for all campers. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 3:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Complete Skills Camp: Check-out takes place at 11am on Thursday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
Shooting Camp: Check-out takes place at 12pm on Saturday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
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!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $75
Meal Card: $10
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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.
Extended Day Campers
Complete Skills Camp: On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 12:00-1:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
Shooting Camp: On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 2:00-3:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
Monday-Wednesday (Complete Skills):
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Complete Skills Campers: Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00-11:00am.
♦ Shooting Campers: Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-12:00pm.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
♦ Complete Skills Campers: SUN 12pm-9pm, MON-WED 9am-9pm, THURS 9am-11am
♦ Shooting Campers: THURS: 2pm-9pm, FRI: 9am-9pm, SAT: 9am-12pm
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
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
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.
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, fee free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
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.