Nike Boys Basketball Camp The College of New Jersey

Nike Boys Basketball Camp The College of New Jersey
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Nike Boys Basketball Camp The College of New Jersey

Introducing the first overnight Nike Boys Basketball Camp in New Jersey! Hone your skills, play in competitive scrimmages, and make new friends with instruction from TCNJ Head Men's Basketball Coach, Matt Goldsmith, and staff.

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.

Highlights Include

  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development and shooting technique
  • In-depth discussions on 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

Matt Goldsmith
Camp Director

Matt Goldsmith

Matthew Goldsmith was hired as the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach in the spring of 2015. In his first season, Goldsmith led the Lions to the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. It marked the first time since 1998 that TCNJ appeared in the tourney final. 

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The Lions went on the road to knock off Ramapo College before eliminating top-seeded New Jersey City University to gain a spot in the tournament championship.

TCNJ finished with a 16-12 overall record. They averaged 75.7 points per  [17999] game and led the NJAC in three-point shooting, averaging 9.6 three-pointers made per game.

Goldsmith arrived from Amherst College, where he was an assistant coach for three seasons and a member of the Jeffs national championship team in 2007. Goldsmith returned to his home state of New Jersey, where he was a resident of Morristown and graduate of Delbarton High School. He is also the founder of GBA and is a camp clinician during the summer months.
 
Goldsmith enjoyed tremendous success with the Amherst program as an assistant coach and also during his playing career. In his first season on the coaching staff in 2012-13, Goldsmith helped guide Amherst to a 30-2 record and the second national title in program history. The following season, the Jeffs made their fifth appearance in the Final Four and boasted a season mark of 27-4. This past winter, Amherst went 21-8 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA championship tournament.
 
“I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of such a great athletic program”, said Goldsmith, who recently obtained his Masters of Science in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts, Isenburg School of Management. “I’m a New Jersey guy, so coming back to my home state is ideal for me. TCNJ combines great athletics with a fantastic academic profile, which is perfect for the guys I want to recruit and coach.”
 
In addition to his success with the Jeffs, Goldsmith spent time as a volunteer assistant coach for USA Basketball during the past two summers. In June 2013, he assisted the Men's 2013 FIBA World Champion USA Under-19 National Team. This past summer he helped with individual workouts during practice, while volunteering with the 2014 Men's National Team that captured the gold medal. During those coaching experiences, Goldsmith was able to glean valuable experience and wisdom from elite coaching minds such as Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Billy Donovan, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams.
 
A 6’ 6” forward with the Jeffs, Goldsmith continued his playing career after graduation. He played professionally in Germany for TV Werne 03 during the 2008-09 season, before returning to his native New Jersey to serve as an assistant to alumni & development at the Delbarton School. A political science major, he also served as assistant men's varsity basketball coach at Delbarton before returning to Amherst.

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Evan Elberg
Assistant Coach

Evan Elberg

Elberg enters his second season on the bench as the top assistant for the Lions. He helped guide TCNJ to the NJAC playoffs in 2016 and its first appearance in the NJAC tournament...

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Elberg enters his second season on the bench as the top assistant for the Lions. He helped guide TCNJ to the NJAC playoffs in 2016 and its first appearance in the NJAC tournament championship game since 1998.

TCNJ finished with a 16-12 overall record. They averaged 75.7 points per game and led the NJAC in three-point shooting, averaging 9.6 three-pointers made per game.

Elberg comes from Washington College (MD) after serving as the assistant there for the 2014-15 season. Prior that he was an assistant at his Alma Mater, Drew University, where he had a successful four-year career. In the summer of 2015, Elberg helped guide the 15U NJ Roadrunners to a NJ State Title.

Assistant Coach

Pat Tarrant

Pat Tarrant enters his first year as assistant coach at TCNJ in the 2016-17 season. Tarrant served as the head coach for nearby Lawrence High School varsity boy’s basketball team for...

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Pat Tarrant enters his first year as assistant coach at TCNJ in the 2016-17 season. Tarrant served as the head coach for nearby Lawrence High School varsity boy’s basketball team for 22 years. Serving as a varsity head coach, he has compiled over 300 wins and coached four 1,000-point scorers. Tarrant led 11 teams to double digit wins and nine teams to 15 or more wins. 

Camp Details

2017 COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: JULY 9TH-12TH

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-1PM
Day and Extended Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2PM
All Campers Check-out: Wednesday between 12PM-1PM

More Important Camp Details

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

HOUSING & ROOMMATES

Campers will reside in the New Residence Hall dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate request. 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 with 1 roommate
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: TBD
Suggested Spending Money: TBD

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

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

Sunday:
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.

Monday-Tuesday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

Wednesday:
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-9PM, MON-TUES 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-12PM

 

DAY CAMPERS

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 5PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.

Monday-Tuesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-5PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

Wednesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-5PM, MON-TUES 9AM-5PM, WED 9AM-12PM

 

CAMPER EVALUATION

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

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.

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. 

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

Campers will utilize the Student Recreation Center at The College of New Jersey for basketball instruction. The rec center houses facilities for basketball, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, an indoor track, and a dance studio.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Resident campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Day and Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Skill contests
  • 3:00 PM Full-court games
  • 4:00 PM Station Review
  • 5:00 PM Day Campers depart
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, skills competition
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

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This is our first year hosting a Nike Basketball Camp at this location! For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. We hope to see you this summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 16
Gender: Boys
DAY (9AM-5PM) $295.00
Availability: Open

EXTENDED DAY (9AM-9PM) $395.00
Availability: Open

OVERNIGHT $475.00
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.