Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut
US Sports Camps is excited to once again present Sacred Heart University Men's Basketball Coach Anthony Latina as director of our Nike Boys Basketball Camp. One of the most popular venues among all of our camp destinations, get ready for a challenging and fun summer of basketball featuring three sessions!
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
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!
Located in beautiful southern Connecticut, Sacred Heart University is home to the impressive William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, an excellent facility in which to fine-tune your basketball game. The daily camp format, which includes fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games will leave any young camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball.Meet your coaching staff
Coach Anthony Latina is in his eighth year at Sacred Heart University and has directed our Nike Basketball Camp since its inception.Read Full Bio
Latina takes over the reins of the program after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach under Coach Bike. Latina joined Head Coach Dave Bike's staff in 2005-06 after spending the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Central Connecticut State University.
Since his arrival at SHU in 2005, the Pioneers have made five Northeast Conference Tournament appearances including two trips to the NEC Championship game (2007, 2008). Latina helped guide the Pioneers to their best stretch of basketball since making the move to Division I (1999-00), posting 79 wins, including 52 NEC victories, from 2005 through 2010.
With Latina's arrival in 2005-06, the Pioneers have had six players earn All-Northeast Conference honors (Kibwe Trim - 2006, Jarrid Frye - 2006, 2007, Joe Henley - 2009, Drew Shubik - 2008, Corey Hassan - 2010, Shane Gibson - 2012, 2013), two NEC All-Rookie team picks (Chauncey Hardy - 2007, Chris Evans - 2011) and a NEC Most Improved Player award winner (Liam Potter - 2010).
During his time at CCSU, he helped guide the Blue Devils to two NCAA Tournament appearances, and three trips to the Northeast Conference title game. His duties at Central included recruiting and scouting opponents, as well as individual player development. He was part of the staff that helped produce the first-ever NBA draft pick from CCSU, Corsley Edwards, who was taken in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in 2002.
Prior to joining Central Connecticut's staff, Latina worked for four years as an assistant coach at Division II UMass-Lowell.
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: Overnight campers check-in between 12:00-1:00pm on Sunday. Day campers check-in between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday. There will be a camp orientation meeting following check-in 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 1:00-2:00pm on Friday for all campers. There will be a camp orientation meeting following check-in 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 3pm 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 11am on Sunday. 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: $20
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.
Complete Skills Camp: On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 1:00-2:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 4:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
Shooting Camp: On the first day of camp, all campers should arrive between 1:00-2:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on Saturday is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
Monday-Wednesday (Complete Skills):
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Complete Skills Campers: Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm.
♦ Shooting Campers: Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-11:00am.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
♦ Complete Skills Campers: SUN 2pm-9pm, MON-WED 9am-4pm, THURS 9am-3pm
♦ Shooting Campers: FRI 2pm-9pm, SAT 9am-9pm, SUN 9am-11am
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 Day and Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 Instructional stations
- 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; Day Campers depart
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Back to gym, league games
- 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 physician's signature. The State of Connecticut Health Record Forms require a physician's signature. These forms must be completed and brought to camp check-in on the first day.