Nike Boys Basketball Camp Loomis Chaffee School Windsor, Connecticut
US Sports Camps is thrilled to present another summer of Nike Basketball Camp at Loomis Chafee School! Coach Southall and his high-energy and knowledgeable staff will once again direct camp. Nike Basketball Camp at Loomis Chafee will run from June 29-July 3, 2014
This year marks the seventh season for Rob Southall as the Assistant Coach for Chris Bartley and the WPI Men's Basketball program. The Complete Skills camp welcomes all skill-level basketball players for a week of developing fundamental skills and improving your basketball game under the oustanding direction of Rob and his staff.
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, and team play, all while having fun!
- Superior instruction from an a knowledgeable coaching staff
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and competition
- Wide variety of skill development drills
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes
Just a two-hour drive from Boston and New York City, The Loomis Chaffee School is one of the most prestigious and picturesque independent secondary schools in all of New England. The 350-acre campus on the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers offers a charming rural atmosphere. Campers reside on campus in the Grubbs Quadrangle dormitories. Daily instruction and team games take place in our new $25 million athletic complex that features three full size basketball courts, a 25 meter pool, several weight rooms, and 8 international squash courts.Meet your coaching staff
Hired in the fall of 2013, Rob Southall enters his first season as head coach of the men's basketball program.
Coach Southall takes the reins of the Blazers’ men’s basketball program after an eight-year stint as a full time assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).Read Full Bio
Coach Southall brings extensive Division III coaching experience to his position at Elms and will look to continue the program’s tremendous consistency. Since the 2004-05 season, the Blazers have had nine consecutive 18-plus win seasons, have won eight conference titles, earned seven NCAA Division III Championship appearances, and secured a pair of Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Championship appearances.
During his time at WPI, the Engineers enjoyed tremendous success with Coach Southall on the bench compiling a 178-44 record with six New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championships as well as the 2005-06 and 2012-13 NEWMAC tournament championships, six appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship and the 2011-12 ECAC Division III New England Championship title. WPI also notched 20 or more wins in each of Coach Southall’s eight seasons on staff under head coach Chris Bartley.
Prior to his time at WPI, Coach Southall spent a season assisting Joe Reilly at Bates College and helped guide the team to one of its best seasons in school history (19-8). Bates reached the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship tournament final before falling to Amherst College.
A 2002 graduate of Springfield College, Coach Southall played basketball for two seasons and was a graduate assistant coach for the Pride under head coach Charlie Brock for two years. At Springfield, he was also the head junior varsity basketball coach and was heavily involved in recruiting and game preparation. Coach Southall also obtained a master’s degree from Springfield in 2004.
Camp Code: BKBRLC
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.
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)
- 8:30 Skill work - Individual practice and drills
- 9:30 Team practices
- 10:30 Morning break
- 10:45 Full-court games
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:00 Skill work - 2 man and 3 man drills
- 2:00 Team practices
- 3:00 Afternoon games
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:00 Special situation and contests
- 8:00 Free Swim
- 9:00 Dorms; Extended Day campers depart
- 10:00 Overnight campers to rooms; Lights out!
Closing ceremony: Thursday, July 3 at 1:30 PM at Loomis Gymnasium. Parents are invited to attend.
Departure: 2PM, immediately following the closing ceremony.
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. The State of CT Health Forms do require a doctor's signature. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.