Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut
US Sports Camps is excited to once again present Sacred Heart University Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Anthony Latina as director of our Nike Boys Basketball Camp at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. One of the most popular venues among all of our camp destinations, get ready for a challenging and fun summer of basketball!
After six seasons as the Assistant Coach at Central Connecticut State University, Anthony Latina is entering his seventh year as Assistant Coach at Sacred Heart University. Whether you are a younger player or a high school player, this camp provides an incredible opportunity to further develop your skills and improve your game under the outstanding direction of Anthony 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
- 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 seventh year at Sacred Heart University and has directed our Nike Basketball Camp with Coach Bike since its inception.Read Full Bio
Before coming to Sacred Heart, Anthony spent six seasons as the Assistant Coach at Central Connecticut State University. 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 Central Connecticut, Corsley Edwards, who was taken in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in the 2002 draft. Prior to joining Division I Central Connecticut, Latina worked for four years as an assistant coach at Division II UMass-Lowell. In addition, Latina was a four-year starter and two-year captain as a point guard at Brandeis University. An honors 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 Hartford, CT native was a captain of the 1990-91 Connecticut State Championship team at South Catholic High School under legendary coach Joe Reilly.
Beginning his 34th season on the bench for Sacred Heart University, head coach Dave Bike has guided the Pioneers on a succession of steps that resulted in a Division II National Championship as the team transitioned to Division I. Last season culminated in his 500th career victory. Bike owns a 506-461 career record into this season, all for the only program he has ever coached. He currently ranks 20th among active NCAA coaches in wins and only Jim Boeheim of Syracuse has been at one institution longer.
His journey as the Pioneer’s leader began in 1978, taking the reins from the programs only other head coach, Donald Feely. Bike served double duty as Sacred Heart’s Head Men’s basketball coach and Athletic Director until 1992 when current Executive Director of Athletics C. Donald Cook was appointed the University’s fourth athletic director.
Bike’s Sacred Heart teams captured five NCAA Division II Regional Championships and four New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) titles. During the 1980s, the Pioneers competed in a remarkable seven-straight NCAA regional championship games. During that stretch his teams went an impressive 173-51- winning 77.2 percent of their games.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) selected Bike as its National Coach of the Year in 1985-86. His coaching brethren also voted him NECC Coach of the Year three times. In 1990, Bike was presented the Doggie Julian Award for outstanding service by the New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA).
Camp Code: BKBRSH
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.
Shooting Camp: This shooting program 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.
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)
- 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!
Boys Session I check-in: Sunday, June 23rd
• 12-1PM for Overnight Campers
• 1-2PM for Day Campers
• 12-1PM for Overnight Campers
• 1-2PM for Day Campers
Closing ceremony Boys Session I: Thursday, June 27th at 2:30PM.
Closing ceremony Boys Session II: Wednesday, July 3rd at 2:30PM.
Departure immediately following at 11:30PM for shooting session, 3PM for complete skills week sessions.
Day Campers: Lunch is provided the remainder of the week.
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 form does not require a doctor's signature. The State of Connecticut Health Record Forms do require a Physician's signature. All of these forms will be collected at check-in on the first day of camp.