Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College

As one of America's most prestigious and beautiful colleges, Amherst is an ideal location to improve your basketball game. US Sports Camps is excited to partner again with Billy McBride, Amherst's Former Head Women's Basketball Coach and current Assistant Athletic Director, for another sensational summer.

This girls only program will take place July 12-16, with both day and overnight options.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from the Amherst coaching staff
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Billy McBride
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.

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.

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Camp Hours

Camp Check-in: Sunday, July 12th between 12PM-1PM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday, July 16th at 3:30PM 

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 at 4PM.


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: No
Pool: No
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.


Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 12PM-1PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Day Campers stay until 4PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.

♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following 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.

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. 


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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


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. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM 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 Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests; Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Free time/Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 8:00 PM Evening activities
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Mike B.Father/Daughter Camp Parent

  • 5/5.
This camp has the perfect combination.

This camp has the perfect combination of learning, playing, and just fun time with your daughter. My daughter made two friends at the camp, which every parent loves to see.

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Steve H.Father/Daughter Camp Parent

  • 5/5.
Dads, bring your game.

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!

Julia H.Camper

  • 4/5.
It was so much fun and I learned a lot.

This was my third time at this camp. I wish I had started there when I was younger because it was so much fun and I learned a lot.

  • 5/5.
It was a positive experience.

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.

  • 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 staff.

  • 4/5.
My daughter had a blast.

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.

  • 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.

  • 5/5.
Excellent camp!

Being a first time camper at this camp and not knowing any people when i first got there, the camp far exceeded my expectations and I definately want to go back next year. On the final day of playing, my mom even noticed my improvements! Excellent camp!

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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