Nike Basketball Camp United Nations International School
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Improve as an individual athlete and teammate at our NYC summer 2019 basketball camp! Work on fundamental development, team play skills and strength & conditioning techniques to help elevate your game at this all-inclusive program located in Manhattan.
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 Michael Kerr
Michael Kerr enters his fourth year directing and coaching Nike Basketball Camps in the New York City area. He has a wealth of playing and coaching experience from which he contributes to the development of young aspiring players in the community. Coach Kerr holds a Master's Degree in Physical Education and is currently in his 18th year working as a High School Phys Ed teacher in the NYC Department of Education.View Michael's Bio ⟩
Coach Kerr has been involved with playing and coaching basketball throughout his entire life. Originally from and still living in the New York City area, Kerr played basketball both in high school and college and spent 19 years coaching at the collegiate level. His coaching career began in 1995 as an assistant at Division II Molloy College in Long Island. After seven seasons he moved on to Adelphi University, also a Division II school. While at Adelphi, Kerr was able to help bring teams to the NCAA tournament on numerous occasions. In 2007, Kerr became a Head Coach at the Junior College level at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In just three seasons at FIT, Kerr was awarded the Conference Coach of the Year twice and guided his team to a #2 National Ranking. Kerr then coached at Borough of Manhattan CC for three more seasons. During his tenure as a Head Coach in Junior College, he helped develop and place numerous student-athletes in senior colleges, many of which receiving scholarships and professional contracts.
After wrapping up his coaching career, Kerr wished to continue to help younger players by imparting his lifetime of basketball knowledge. Over the past five years, he has been able to stay involved in basketball in several ways. Besides his experience with Nike Basketball Camps, he has been broadcasting college games at various colleges in the NYC area.
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.
Session I: July 8-11
Session II: August 12-15
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 13, 2018: The energy was so on fire. Everyone from the staff to the other campers were amazing. The facility was nice. The camp was beyond worth it. Loved the Games and workouts/drills. The Nike Basketball Camp was just what I needed to learn how to improve the way I play basketball. Special shout out to Anthony my game coach for giving me that push to be amazing. He gave me that extra drive and built my confidence in the game. You were exceptional. I also want to thank Tony who coached me through the workouts and drills. He kept clapping us on and giving the most honest feedback to know where I need improvement and what my strengths are! Now I can continue to work on my craft with a clearer understanding of the game. Every staff member I must say made a good impact on me. Love this camp wish it was longer-term
— Dylan T. Camper
Most well rounded camp
July 13, 2018: This was by far the most well rounded sports camp I have ever seen. They had a plan, made decisions quickly and carefully and checked in with every child. Director was as focused on the emotional aspects as well as the fundamentals of the game. He expected the kids to grow as people as much as players. Remarkable and grateful to watch.
— Mark D. Parent
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.