Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University

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

Get ready for a fun and challenging summer of basketball! One of US Sports Camps most popular venues will be featuring three sessions at the Nike Basketball Camp at Sacred Heart University.

Camp sessions will be held consecutively from: June 21-25, June 26-28 and June 28-July 2, 2015.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Anthony Latina
Camp Director

Anthony Latina

Coach Anthony Latina is in his eighth year at Sacred Heart University and has directed our Nike Basketball Camp since its inception.  

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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.

Camp Details

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

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.

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Camp Hours


Complete Skills
♦ Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-1PM
♦ Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2PM

Weekend Shooting
♦ All Campers Check-in: Friday, June 26th between 1PM-2PM

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
♦ Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM

Weekend Shooting
♦ Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday, June 28th at 10:30AM

Parents are invited to attend! Departure: Immediately following the closing ceremony. 

Overnight Campers

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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: No
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 Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 1PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

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

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

♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

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


Shooting Skills Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all campers should arrive between 1PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

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

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

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

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



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: If campers are flying into LaGuardia Airport, please visit their website: 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.  


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, 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, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


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. 

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

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!

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Heather N.Parent

  • 5/5.
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!

  • 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.
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.
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
Overnight $665.00
Availability: Open

Day (9AM-4PM) $380.00
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 note specific on court times for all campers in our details tab.
Overnight $290.00
Availability: Open

DAY 9AM-4PM $190.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $665.00
Availability: Open

Day (9AM-4PM) $380.00
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.