Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University

US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are extremely excited to present a two sessions of camp this summer at Salisbury University with Head Men's Basketball Coach, Josh Merkel.

Josh Merkel is a rising star in the college coaching ranks. Coach Merkel has a wealth of basketball knowledge from his experience as a player for Salisbury University and his eight years of college coaching experience. Nike Basketball Camp at Salisbury University is designed for young athletes looking to improve their game, work on fundamentals and compete in a fun yet challenging environment.  The camp staff will include Salisbury current and former players in addition to the college coaching staff.  

Coach Merkel will stress offensive fundamentals and reinforce core basketball principles pivotal for the development of any player at any level. Come join Coach Merkel and the Nike Basketball Camp staff at Salisbury University to get better this summer!

Highlights Include

  • League Play
  • Age and Ability Grouping
  • Intense Group Station teaching
  • Full time athletic training staff
  • Award winning, all-you-can-eat dining
  • Lodging in newly renovated residence halls - supervised 24 hours
  • Official NIKE camp T-Shirt
  • NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes

Dates & Prices

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.

Camp Details

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.

Check-in
Complete Skills Camp: Check-in takes place at 1:00pm on Sunday 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.

Shooting Camp: Check-in takes place at 3:00pm 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.

Check-out
Complete Skills Camp:
Check-out takes place at 3:00pm 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 11:00am on Sunday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.

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: TBD
Room Key Deposit: $25
Suggested Spending Money: $40

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.

Extended Day Campers

Complete Skills Camp: On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive at 1:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Shooting Camp: On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive at 3:00pm dressed and ready to play. On Saturday, the arrival time is 8:45am and departure is at 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

First Day:
♦ All Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday (Complete Skills):
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
                   OR
Saturday (Shooting):
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Last Day:
♦ Complete Skills Camper Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm.
♦ Shooting Camper Hours are 9:00am-11:00am.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule
♦ Complete Skills Extended Day Camp Hours: SUN 1pm-9pm, MON-WED 9am-9pm, THURS 9am-3pm
♦ Shooting Extended Day Camp Hours: FRI 3pm-9pm, SAT 9am-9pm, SUN 9am-11am

Transportation

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.

More Details

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, 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.

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.

Facilities

The Maggs Physical Activities Center is home to the Salisbury University varsity athletic teams and the physical education department. The main gymnasium, on the lower level, is home to the men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. The main gym can seat over 2,300 fans and features a press box, wireless internet, sound system and an electronic scoreboard.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 Wake-up/Optional Morning Workout
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:50 Extended Day Campers arrive; Stretching and conditioning
  • 9:00 Ball Handling Skills & Drills
  • 9:20 Skill Development
  • 10:15 1st Set of Games
  • 11:15 2nd Set of Games/Film Session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:40 Line-up/Camp Lecture
  • 2:15 3rd Set of Games/Film Session
  • 4:20 Skills Stations/Contests
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:40 4th Set of Games
  • 7:30 Daily Contests
  • 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
  • 11:00 Lights Out!

Meet Camp Coaches

Josh Merkel
Camp Director

Josh Merkel

Josh Merkel was named the sixth Head Men's Basketball Coach in Salisbury University history on Tuesday, May 10 2011. A 2001 graduate of Salisbury University, Merkel was a four-year letter winner on the men's basketball team playing in 98 games while averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. During his senior year, as team captain, Merkel started in 24 games,...

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Merkel spent a season as a graduate assistant coach at West Virginia University, making a trip to the Elite 8 as the Mountaineers climbed as high as No. 12 in the national rankings before gaining his first collegiate head coaching job.

Merkel spent five seasons on the bench as an assistant at Division I Eastern Kentucky University. During Merkel’s final four years with the Colonels (2006-10), the program put up its most wins in a four-season stretch (73) and made an NCAA tournament appearance after winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in 2007, taking on the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Merkel spent the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach at Randolph-Macon College, where he helped lead the team to a 25-5 overall record, including the 2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament championship and a share of the regular-season title. 

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Merkele is a great coach and the staff there was just awesome! This camp will definitely make you better but you gotta love the sport like I do.

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  • 5/5.

I made a lot of new friends. I just loved the coaching staff available to me. I came to learn about improving my game and that is what I did best, improved my game.

  • 5/5.
Great time at Nike Basketball Camp

Nike Camps are GREAT! They provide alot of knowledgable people and staff that know the sport and cant help the campers achieve many goals and dreams. The staff goes above and beyond to make everyone feel included.

  • 5/5.

The young men that were coaches were true role models.  Boys learned a lot of skills but also about how to be good team players.

  • 5/5.
This was a really fun camp

It is very fun and exciting and you meet lots of new friends. Its really cool being coached by college kids and you really improve your ball handling.

  • 5/5.
Great basketball and overall camp

Camp was great! I had a lot of fun while learning the fundamentals of the game. The dorm rooms were clean and cool, thanks to the AC. The all you can eat food in the dining hall was a great treat. I can't wait to come back again next year!

  • 5/5.
Fantastic camp

The coaches were wonderful. The camp provided both physical training and mental support for these young boys. It was terrific.

  • 5/5.
Recommend

This by far was one of the best camps that my son has attended for basketball training!! The entire staff has an exceptional gift for bringing out the best in each camper! I highly recommend this camp!

  • 5/5.
Thank You

Fantastic drills and conditioning. The boys learned about hard work and sticking with something, even when it hurts. Thanks so much and look forward to next summer.

  • 5/5.

I have been to 4 other campsand this was far the best as far as instruction and amount of real game situation!

Camp Dates & Prices

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