Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland
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!
- 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
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.Meet your coaching staff
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, playing 33.5 minutes and scoring 13.6 points. During his first season at Salisbury, the Seagulls knocked off the #1 team in the country and were ranked nationally for the first time in school history.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $25
Suggested Spending Money: $40
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.
♦ 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.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Complete Skills Camper Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm.
♦ Shooting Camper Hours are 9:00am-11:00am.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
♦ 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.