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.
Camp Code: BKGRNH
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.
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.
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!