Nike Girls Basketball Camp New Hampton School New Hampton, New Hampshire
Come join director and ASA Founder, Brendan Smith and the rest of the ASA staff for another great basketball experience at the New Hampton School. Just 100 miles from Boston, the New Hampton School is located in the center of the small village of New Hampton. The Complete Skills Camp will run August 3-7, 2014.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Basketball camps are designed for the player looking to improve his or her game. Our camp schedule is a healthy balance of learning and enjoyment while always maintaining a competitive environment. Coaches will push and motivate campers throughout the week to improve their skills and basketball IQ. While we do recognize the value of scrimmaging as well as free time, we also pride ourselves in teaching the game of basketball. Drill stations, full court drills, offensive/defensive technique, and positional moves are all important points of emphasis with the ASA staff. Campers are expected to work hard and be receptive to coaching. For those looking to stay “A Step Ahead” on the basketball court this is the perfect camp for you.
- 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!
The school boasts one hundred beautiful acres in the village of New Hampton. It is nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, just thirty miles north of Concord and only ninety miles north of Boston. Campers will reside on campus in the dormitories where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers overnight. Players will practice each day in the New Hampton School gymnasium.Meet your coaching staff
Long time Director Brendan Smith returns to host our program. Coach Smith is the Boys' Varsity Basketball coach at Boston Latin School as well as the Owner and Director of A Step Ahead Incorporated.Read Full Bio
During his first six years as coach, Smith has lead the Wolfpack to almost 80 victories, two DCL Championships, and five tournament births. This past season Smith guided Latin school to a 17-6 record that included 10 straight wins. In the winter of 2009, Smith was named the Head Coach for the Boys Metro 11/12th grade team in the Bay State Games. In his two years as Head Coach for team Metro Smith went 8-3 in the Tournaments and won the gold in 2009. Smith has previously coached men's college basketball at Mt. Ida College, and high school basketball at Newton North High School. Most recently, Smith successfully completed both the written and floor exams of referee school to join the referee fraternity and became a member of Board 27. He earned his undergraduate degree in Human Performance & Fitness at Umass Boston and received his Masters of Education degree from Cambridge College.
Now in his 9th year, Tom Levett brings a wealth of basketball knowledge, skill development and coaching to his position as Co-Director of A Step Ahead Basketball Incorporated. Levett’s previous coaching experience was head coach of the Hingham High School girls' basketball, women’s basketball team at Wheelock College and head coach of Quabbin Regional High School. Off the court, Levett teaches physical education & wellness with Boston Public Schools and instructs private pitching lessons at the South Shore Baseball Club in Hingham, MA. He earned his Bachelor's degree in elementary education/sociology from Fitchburg State College where he played both basketball and baseball.
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.
All campers check-in between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday. 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 2:00pm 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: $20
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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 campers should arrive between 1:00pm-2:00pm 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.
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-2:00pm.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 1pm-9pm, MON-WED 9am-9pm, THURS 9am-2pm
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 am Wake up
- 7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
- 9:00 - 10:00 Warm-up, stretch, half court drills
- 10:00 - 10:30 Lecture
- 10:30 - 11:15 3 on 3
- 11: 15 - 12:00 Full Court Games
- 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
- 1:00 - 1:30 Foul Shooting
- 1:30 - 2:30 1 on 1 / 2 ball / shooting games
- 2:30 - 3:00 Team Practice Offense
- 3:00 - 3:15 Break (water, snack)
- 3:15 - 3:45 Team Practice Defense
- 3:45 - 5:00 Full Court Games (camper of the day recognition)
- 5:00 - 6:00 Dinner
- 6:00 - 7:00 Rest Hour / Dorm rooms / Common areas
- 7:00 - 8:00 Full Court Games
- 8:00 - 8:30 Individual or small group skill work upon request
- 8:00 - 10:00 Free time in dorm room
- 10:30pm 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. These forms must be completed and brought to camp check-in on the first day.