Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts

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US Sports Camps is excited to once again present Billy McBride, Amherst's Former Head Women's Basketball Coach and current Assistant Athletic Director, as director of our Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Amherst College in Amherst, MA. We are thrilled to offer two sessions of camp, including the very popular Father/Daughter session, at this annual camper favorite location.

Returning as Nike Camp Director is Bill McBride, Amherst's Assistant Athletic Director. Coach McBride has been at Amherst College for 18 years and is excited to direct another summer of challenging and fun basketball camp! As one of America's most prestigious and beautiful colleges, Amherst is an ideal location to improve your basketball game. 

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, team play, and more.   

Highlights Include

  • 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!

Amherst College, located in central Massachusetts, is approximately 90 miles west of Boston and 165 miles north of New York City. This beautiful New England campus is an excellent location for a five-day basketball program. Daily instruction will take place in Amherst’s two newly renovated gymnasiums featuring five regulation-sized courts. Campers will continue to learn even off court, with special presentations and activities. Past guest speakers to the camp have included WNBA star and former Olympian, Dawn Staley, and former UCONN All-American Jen Rizzotti and Chantel Tremitiere of the WNBA. 

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Camp Director

Billy McBride

Returning as NIKE Camp Director is Bill McBride, Amherst's Assistant Athletic Director. Coach McBride has been at Amherst College for 18 years. 

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For 14 seasons Coach McBride served as the Head Women's Basketball Coach, gaining a reputation as one of New England's finest coaches. During the 2000-2001 season, Coach McBride was named the 'NESCAC Coach of the Year,' after he lead his team to a school-record 23 wins. Capping off that 2000-2001 season, Coach McBride was then selected the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Northeast District 1 Coach of Year sponsored by Russell Athletic Gear. Coach McBride continues to be a well-known camp clinician and lecturer and noted for his ability to motivate young athletes.

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Camp Code: BKGRAC 

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
  • 10:30 Lecture
  • 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/Dinner
  • 6:30 Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Camp Information and Notes:

  • All campers will check in between 12:00-1:00PM
  • Check out: Thursday (for Complete Skills) 
  • Graduation is at 3:15 located at Lefrak Gymnasium. Parents are invited to attend. Departure immediately following graduation.
  • Check out: Sunday, July 20st (Father/Daughter) There will be a ceremony at 11:30AM. Immediately following there will be a lunch for all campers. Departure will occur after lunch.
  • Two campers to a room.
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Father/daughter camper

  • 5/5.
Father/daughter camp is great

I didn't know what to expect when we arrived.
Coach McBride has put together a wonderful
program that truly lives up to its purpose ‐
spending quality time with your daughter. What a
great blend of instruction, contests, stories, and
scrimmages ‐‐ all on a beautiful campus with
people from all over. Dads, bring your game
because there's no rest for the weary!


  • 5/5.

The Nike Camp at Amherst College was a great experience. There was a lot of technical instruction, and fundamentals were practiced a lot. There were also fun competitions every day, and lots of time to rest in between sessions. Overall, it was a positive experience where campers were able to improve their game and also have fun.

Father/daughter camper

  • 4/5.
Invaluable experience

Great time spent with my daughter ‐ I have attended
every father daughter camp with 2 daughters
since the program started. The experience has
impacted both of their lives and skill
development. Can't say enough good things about Bill and his

Camper Parent

  • 4/5.
All of the coaches were nice

All of the coaches were nice and took to the time to answer question not only of the campers but the parents as well. My daughter had a blast and will likely attend a future Nike camp.

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.
She loved it

My daughter was not going to stay overnight but then changed her mind. The staff's willingness to let her stay was fantastic and they made it as easy as possible. She loved it and wants to come back next year.

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College Billy McBride, Camp Director Alumni Gym
266 S. Pleasant Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002


Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College
  • 5/5.
5 Reviews

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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.