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 three consecutive sessions to take your overall game and shooting technique to the next level. Head Men's Coach Anthony Latina provides individualized, collegiate instruction in the Fairfield, CT campus' Pitt Center.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and 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.

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Collegiate instruction from SHU Head Men's Coach Anthony Latina and staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • In depth discussions on basketball 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 enters his third season as head basketball coach for Sacred Heart in 2015-16.  He is just the third head coach in the program’s history, succeeding Dave Bike who retired in 2013 after 35 seasons at the helm. During his first two years at the helm, SHU has compiled a 20-43 record.

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Latina 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 six 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.
  • Pioneers have had seven players earn All-Northeast Conference honors, three NEC All-Rookie team picks, and a NEC Most Improved Player award winner.

Camp Details

2016 CAMP SESSIONS

Session I (Complete Skills Camp): June 19th-23rd
Session II (Shooting Camp): June 24th-26th
Session III (Complete Skills Camp): June 26th-30th

CAMP HOURS

Sessions I & III: Complete Skills Camps
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
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM. Departure immediately following.

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

*Campers attending two or more consecutive sessions will be supervised, lodged, and provided meals in-between sessions at no additional cost. It is not required for parents to attend check-out/in between sessions.

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

More Important Camp Details

Campers Attending Multiple Sessions

Campers attending both the Complete Skills Camp (Session I) and Weekend Shooting Camp (Session II) will be supervised, lodged and provided dinner on Thursday, June 23rd, and breakfast and lunch on Friday, June 24th at no additional fee. It is not required for parents/guardians to attend the Weekend Shooting Camp (Session II) check-in on Friday between 1PM-2PM if their child attended the Complete Skills Camp (Session I).

Campers attending both the Weekend Shooting Camp (Session II) and Complete Skills Camp (Session III) will be supervised and provided lunch between check-out and check-in on Sunday, June 26th (11AM-1PM) at no additional fee. It is not required for parents/guardians to attend the Complete Skills Camp (Session III) check-in on Sunday between 12PM-1PM if their child attended the Weekend Shooting Camp.


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: Sessions I & III (Complete Skills Camp)

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: Session II (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

Daily basketball instruction will take place at SHU's impressive William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center. 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.

Session I and III Complete Skills Campers will be utilizing 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 for day games (3 hrs. per day maximum).

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

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