Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University

SHU has become a Nike Basketball Camp summer staple over the years, offering four consecutive sessions to take your overall game and shooting technique to the next level. Head Men's Coach Anthony Latina provides collegiate instruction in SHU's Pitt Center.

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.

The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.

Highlights Include

  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • In depth discussions on situational play, including time and game management
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Anthony Latina
Camp Director

Anthony Latina

Latina recently completed his third season as head basketball coach at Sacred Heart University in 2015-16, leading the Pioneers to a second place finish in the Northeast Conference, tied for the program's best ever finish, and its first postseason home game since 2009.

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Latina is just the third head coach in the program’s history, succeeding Dave Bike who retired in 2013 after 35 seasons at the helm.  He took over the reins of the program after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach under Coach Bike.  He joined Bike's staff in 2005-06 after spending the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Central Connecticut State University. 

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.

Latina was a four-year starter and two-year captain as a point guard at Brandeis University.  He was part of the 1991-92 squad that won the ECAC Championship.  An honor's student in the classroom, Latina also received the Athletic Director's Award and Stein Attitude and Dedication to Basketball Award at Brandeis.  He earned his undergraduate degree in history and American Studies from Brandeis and his Master's in Education from UMass-Lowell. 

The Connecticut native was a captain of the 1990-91 Connecticut State Championship team at South Catholic High School under legendary coach Joe Reilly.

Latina and his wife Jodi and children Luke and Zoe reside in Wethersfield, CT. 

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Since his arrival at SHU in 2005, the Pioneers have made seven Northeast Conference Tournament appearances, including two trips to the NEC Championship game (2007, 2008).  
  • 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.
  • SHU has had eight players earn All-Northeast Conference honors, four NEC All-Rookie team picks, an NEC Most Improved Player award winner, and in 2015-16 Cane Broome earned the program's first ever NEC Player of the Year award.

2015-16

  • Sacred Heart ended its 2015-16 season at 12-18, including going 11-7 in Northeast Conference play to tie for second place, matching its best ever league finish in program history.
  • The season culminated with back-to-back conference tournament appearances for the first time since 2006-09 and the Pioneers hosting their first NEC Quarterfinal since 2009.
  • Cane Broome earned the program's first ever NEC Player of the Year award.
  • Quincy McKnight gave SHU a representative on the NEC All-Rookie team for the third year in a row.

2014-15

  • Following a 5-26 mark in first year in 2013-14, SHU finished the 2014-15 campaign season at 15-17 and 9-9 in NEC play, which were its most overall and conference wins since the 2008-09 season.
  • The +9.5 win differential was the 17th best in the country.
  • The Pioneers made their first NEC tournament since 2012, losing to third seeded Bryant, 91-85, in double overtime.
  • Evan Kelley becomes the eighth Pioneer in school history to be named to a NEC All-Conference team, and the first sine Shane Gibson was tabbed a first-team member in 2012-13.
  • Cane Broome became the fifth Sacred Heart freshman to be tabbed as a NEC-All Rookie selection. 
  • Phil Gaetano became the first three-time winner of the NEC Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year.

2013-14                

  • Phil Gaetano won his second consecutive NEC Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • De’Von Barnett was chosen to the NEC All-Rookie team. 
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Kyle Steinway
Assistant Coach

Kyle Steinway

Steinway completed his third season as assistant coach for the Pioneers in 2015-16. His responsibilities include coordinating team travel and recruiting visits, handling business...

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Steinway completed his third season as assistant coach for the Pioneers in 2015-16. His responsibilities include coordinating team travel and recruiting visits, handling business operations, serving as staff liaison to the business office and equipment rooms, and assisting in scheduling of practices and competition. 

Steinway came to SHU after finishing his third season as the director of men's basketball operations at Hofstra University. 

Steinway has also previously served as assistant men's basketball coach at Newberry College in 2009-10 and spent three seasons on staff at Providence College.  Following two years as a graduate assistant at Providence, he served as the video coordinator during the 2007-2008 season.

Steinway began his coaching career Stonehill College.

A 2003 graduate of Providence College with a degree in economics, Steinway served as an undergraduate manager for the Friars for three seasons.  He would go on to earn his master's degree in business administration from Providence in 2007.

Coaching Accomplishments

Since his arrival in 2012, Sacred Heart has produced three All-NEC selections, three NEC All-Rookie honorees, and the 2015-16 NEC Player of the Year.

In 2015-16, the Pioneers clinched back-to-back NEC Tournament appearances for the first time since 2009.

In his first season on the staff at Hofstra, the Pride finished 21-12 and a 14-4 record in CAA play. That marked Hofstra's best finish since joining the league in 2001-02.  During the end of the 2011-12 campaign, Steinway was ranked first in the CAA in the RecruitDirt.com rankings of the league’s men's basketball operations directors. 
In 2006-07, Steinway helped the Friars earn a berth in the 2007 National Invitational Tournament.

At Newberry he was part of a staff that posted two wins over ranked opponents, and mentored SAC All-Rookie Team selection Ryan Barnes.

Camp Details

2017 CAMP SESSIONS

Complete Skills Camp I: June 18th-22nd
Shooting Camp: June 23rd-25th
Complete Skills Camp II: June 25th-29th
Complete Skills Camp III: June 30th-July 4th

More Important Camp Details

CHECK-IN/OUT

Complete Skills Camp Sessions I & II

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-1PM at William H. Pitt Center
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM. Departure immediately following.

Complete Skills Camp Session III

Overnight Campers Check-in: Friday between 12PM-1PM at William H. Pitt Center
Day Campers Check-in: Friday between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Tuesday at 12PM. Departure immediately following.

Shooting Camp

All Campers Check-in: Friday between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 10:30AM. Departure immediately following.

 

Campers Attending Multiple Sessions

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


Overnight Campers: All Sessions

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in Seton Hall on campus. Campers stay 2 per room 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: Yes
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $20
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.

 

Day Campers: Complete Skills Sessions I & II

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

Thursday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. 
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-3PM

 

Day Campers: Complete Skills Sessions III

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Friday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Saturday-Monday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

Tuesday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: FRI 1PM-8:30PM, SAT-MON 9AM-4PM, TUES 9AM-12PM

 

Day Campers: Shooting Camp

On the first day of camp, all campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Friday:
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Saturday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Sunday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: FRI 1PM-9PM, SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-11AM

 

Transportation

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you have a child flying to camp, private arrangements for campers arriving at the Hartford Bradley Airport may be made by visiting:
http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transportation.aspx. If campers are flying into LaGuardia Airport, please visit their website: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html. 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. The State of Connecticut requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.  

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

Complete Skills Campers will utilize SHU's Pitt Center as well as the Notre Dame Catholic High School gym, conveniently located next to SHU. Campers will spend the majority of instruction in the Pitt Center and will use the high school gym when needed. The Pitt Center and Notre Dame Catholic High School gyms are both air-conditioned.

The $17.5 million Pitt Center, which opened in August 1997, serves as the home court for both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs, as well as our fencing and wrestling programs. The three-level, 141,000 square-foot complex features a four-court layout and seats over 2,000 people for basketball.

The lower level of the Pitt Center received a major facelift in the summer of 2007. The 5,000-plus square-foot weight room now reflects a top level Division I weight room with the addition of state of the art weight training equipment, new Mondo rubberized flooring, lighting and a paint job that truly reflects the spirit of Pioneer Athletics. Other changes made were office renovations for men’s & women’s basketball and football, added locker room space and a total refurbishing of the aerobics room wood floor. The lower level also houses locker rooms for our athletic teams and members, the Pioneer Wrestling Room, Equipment Room and Athletic Training offices. The main level of the center houses the Athletic Communications suite and a four-court field house with indoor track and retractable batting cage. A floating wood floor is used for basketball and volleyball competitions. 4,500 square feet of clinical space is dedicated to the Sacred Heart University Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Contained in this space are examination rooms, faculty offices, and therapy labs, as well as a physical therapy clinic.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Day and Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests; Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Kathleen M.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great environment to work hard and have fun

My son had a wonderful time from start to finish. He stayed for the additional week, and had a great time with his coach and players. The coach really created a great environment for them to play hard and learn.

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Steve D.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son was in awe of the players who were the camp counselors.

My son was in awe of the players who were the camp counselors. They were great with the boys. He loved the nickname "Iggy" that his coach, Cane, gave him. He came away from camp feeling confident and really good about his playing, but he also came away knowing what he needs to work on. I love that he has a goal. We also loved getting a written evaluation. This camp is money well spent, and we will definitely make room in the budget for it next year! Thank you so much to everyone, but especially to Cane. He was encouraging and taught my son so much about the game. Impressive!

Lisa A.Parent

  • 5/5.
An outstanding experience.

Sacred Heart Nike basketball camp was an outstanding experience - the directors and staff were excellent: they were truly committed to every child's success, and created a great learning experience. Thank you!

Heather N.Parent

  • 4/5.
The coaches were so enthusiastic.

My son has such a great time at this camp. The coaches were so enthusiastic without being overly intent on winning. The mood overall was fun even though he learned a lot!

Erica M.Parent

  • 5/5.
A wonderful experience.

I recommend this camp to boys and girls who show strong interest in basketball. It was definetly intense for my 9 year old son. It was a wonderful experience the coach and camp counselors were nice and enthusiastic with the kids. It was a wonderful experience and my son would defintely be attending this camp for years to come.

Desiree B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

I would absolutely recommend this camp to parents. My son will definitely be back next year! My son truly had a great time & he learned that the coaches were actual players was definitely a plus for me! Great camp!

Franey D.Parent

  • 4/5.
Having the college players as instructors was a huge bonus.

Having the college players as instructors was a huge bonus and my son loved the cafeteria.

Jennifer J.Parent

  • 4/5.
My son came out of camp a much more confident player.

My son came out of camp a much more confident player. I loved watching my son for the last few minutes everyday. He was so much more confident and aggressive with the ball. His handling skills also improved.

  • 5/5.
A well organized, worthwhile basketball camp!

This camp was SO WELL ORGANIZED and had a lot less attendees than other camps. My son received personalized instruction and a written review of his skills. Drop-off and pick-up were a snap. There was absolutely no confusion. The Sacred Heart University facilities were super-clean and well maintained. My son wishes to return next year. He also felt that he had learned something! This was not the case at other camps!! Kudos to Coach Anthony Latina for running a well organized, worthwhile basketball camp!

  • 5/5.
I have been offered a full scholarship because of this camp.

This was the last summer that I was eligible to attend a Nike camp and I chose to come back to the Sacred Heart Basketball camp because I had learned so much from them the previous 2 times that I had been there. I have been offered a full scholarship to continue my basketball career in college and I believe that the Sacred Heart staff helped me to develop into the post player that I am today and helped me to reach a level to be able to play in college.

  • 5/5.
Way to go!!

Staff was very enthusiastic without being high pressure. The range of activities kept my son interested and excited to go every day. He thought having lunch in the cafeteria was SO cool. He also really respected his coach and called him "cool". Way to go!!

  • 4/5.
Food and facility are phenomenal.

Food and facility are phenomenal. Overall, wonderful experience and the boys want to return! See you next year:)))

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please refer to the 'Camp Details' section above if attending consecutive sessions for more details.
OVERNIGHT $675.00
Availability: Open

DAY 9AM-4PM $395.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Shooting/Ball-Handling
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please refer to the 'Camp Details' section above if attending consecutive sessions for more details.
OVERNIGHT $295.00
Availability: Open

DAY 9AM-9PM $195.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please refer to the 'Camp Details' section above if attending consecutive sessions for more details.
OVERNIGHT $675.00
Availability: Wait List

DAY 9AM-4PM $395.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please refer to the 'Camp Details' section above if attending consecutive sessions for more details.
OVERNIGHT $665.00
Availability: Open

DAY 9AM-4PM $385.00
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.