Nike Basketball Camp United Nations International School
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Nike Basketball Camps returns to UNIS in New York City. Campers will learn a variety of skill development techniques that will help them improve both as individuals and teammates from Camp Director TJ Jones.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director TJ Jones
TJ Jones is the founder and lead skills director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy and is a National Nike Basketball Camp Director. Coach Jones has over 20 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor.View TJ Jones's Bio ⟩
Coach Jones has always been a student of the game. As a child, TJ didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 14. With little help from coaches or relatives (Coach Jones’ Uncle played for the New York Knicks), he taught himself how to play the game of basketball by watching games on television and tapes on basketball teachings of various coaches. In high school he was one of the top players in his high school history (ranked 14th in the state). He later went to UTSA to become at team captain as a sophomore. After UTSA coach Jones still had the desire to play the game of basketball. After playing in Europe and a short stint in Mexico, he decided that he wasn't as passionate about playing basketball as he was helping developing players.
Coach Jones went on to pursue his passion for developing players and became director of basketball operations at Home Court America in San Antonio. As Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Jones was responsible for developing new programs along with maintaining and increasing the quality of the existing basketball structure. Later he had the opportunity of becoming an assistant coach at a division 1 university. At as a college coach, he was extremely instrumental in player development.
Coach Jones is very unique in the aspect of working with different age groups. For some coaches, it is very difficult for them to coach and develop youth and also have the same success with developing college level players and professional players. He works well with all age groups and is very successful with them.
Staff Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy
With over 15 years of training and coaching experience that covers all age groups and skills levels, Ultimate Champions has become one of the nation's premier basketball training academies.View Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy's Bio ⟩
Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy was founded by National Nike Sports Camp Director Terrence Jones. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Ultimate Champions hosts Nike Basketball Camps over spring, summer, and winter break throughout Texas, New York City and most recently, Baton Rouge. Their vision is to help players enhance skill development, athleticism, explosiveness, and overall game through positive and challenging instruction.
JULY 9-12, 2018
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 4PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4:30PM
THE ULTIMATE CHAMPIONS PHILOSOPHY
In order to be successful there has to be a strong foundation. If a builder is building a house, he must have a strong foundation in order for the house to stand properly over time. Well, the same is for basketball. There must be a strong foundation in fundamentals for continuous individual improvement. In addition to an emphasis on skill development, camp will also aim to improve each players athleticism and explosiveness.
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 4:30PM.
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.
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 prior to the start of camp. 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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Stretching
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Passing
- 1:45 PM Guest Speaker
- 2:30 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:45 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 4:25 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:30 PM Dismissal
This Nike Basketball Camp will take place at the United Nations International School's (UNIS) Manhattan campus. UNIS is a K-12, coeducation, college preparatory day school located at 24-50 FDR Drive New York, NY 10010-4046.
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I was completely and utterly in love with the camp!
July 14, 2017: I was completely and utterly in love with the camp! The location was very convenient as my son got his first experience to travel to camp via the bus. The level of detailed instruction provided to my son was priceless. The knowledgeable staff was exceptional. I would recommend having lunch or snacks provided to campers.
— Natalie H. Parent
I was taught how to improve my dribbling.
July 14, 2017: I was taught how to improve my dribbling, my shot, and my offensive and defensive skills all while having fun doing it.
— Madison R. Camper
I love the balance between developing skills AND values.
July 13, 2017: Very high quality in competence within the coaches. I love the balance between developing skills AND values. Love it!
— Johanna F. Parent
The staff excelled at helping kids focus and stay motivated.
July 13, 2017: My daughter was encouraged to improve her skills through a structured plan at this camp. She initially felt awkward playing in a co-ed environment but the coaches truly made her feel as just another athlete in a competitive game. The staff excelled at helping the kids focus on the ball and kept them motivated. We're definitely coming back next year! My sincere admiration to coaches and staff for their dedication.
— Karina R. Parent
TJ is professional and respectable while running a great camp.
July 13, 2017: TJ is professional and respectable while running a great camp. He is amazing at what he does!
— Eileen M. Parent
The coaches gave my daughter a deeper understanding of basketball.
I am so grateful that the coaches gave my daughter a deeper understanding of basketball. The day after camp finished, for the first time ever, she insisted that we head out to the court to practice. She practiced with discipline, and dedication, pushing herself further than I have ever seen.
I enjoyed that there was constant motivation to try harder, even if I lacked skills. I also enjoyed how the coaches instructed us, and how it was organized by level (many other camps promise that, but don't deliver).
— Richard B. Camper
TJ is a fantastic teacher.
TJ is a fantastic teacher of the game of basketball. My son enjoyed the fundamentals and the ability to put those fundamentals to work immediately.
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