Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts
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.
- 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.Meet your coaching staff
Returning as NIKE Camp Director is Bill McBride, Amherst's Assistant Athletic Director. Coach McBride has been at Amherst College for 18 years.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
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 takes place between 12:00pm-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.
Check-out takes place at 4:00pm on Thursday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
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: $35
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.
On the first day of camp, day campers should arrive between 12:00pm-1:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 4:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 4:00pm.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 1pm-4pm, MON-THURS 9am-4pm
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, 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!
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 physician's signature. The State of Massachusetts Health Record Forms require a physician's signature. These forms must be completed and brought to camp check-in on the first day.