Nike Basketball Camp United Nations International School
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Improve as an individual athlete and teammate at our NYC basketball camp in summer 2022! Work with the Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy staff 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 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 22 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor.View TJ's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
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.
Basketball Tips by TJ:
Director Katy Cooke
Katy Cooke is the Head Girls Basketball Coach at John Paul II Catholic High School. In just her 2nd year as head coach , JPII has a 27-16 record, and in 2021 she led them to a final 4 appearance in TAPP 4-A state tournament.View Katy's Bio ⟩
Before taking the head coaching job for JPII she was an assistant coach at Antonian Preparatory High School for 5 years. While working as assistant for Antonian, the girls team won district twice and madeTAPPS 6-A State-Tournament. She has helped several of her players reach their goals of playing at the next level, at schools like Texas A&M, Trinity College, Incarnate Word University, and Schriener. While coaching she also worked for All American Sports and the San Antonio Spurs as a Tournament Director. Where she helped run the 2nd largest youth tournament, with over 541 teams attending for 13 different states, and 3 countries.
She is a former Division I basketball player, who voted All- State in both Kentucky and Texas while in High School. Ranked as one of the top players in the state of Texas and Kentucky between 2005-2009. Starting her college career at Tennessee Tech University, finishing her career at the University of Incarnate Word. While playing at University of Incarnate Word, Coach Cooke led her team to three Lone Star Conference tournament appearances, as well as a conference championship game in 2012.. She led her team in scoring, free throw percentage, and assist per game. She averaged 12.1 points per game. 3-pt shooting percentage was 38.5% per game, along with averaging 3.4 assist per game . Her average free throw percentage throughout her career was 88 percent but in 2012 she ranked Top 5 in the nation in free throw percentage shooting 92.2%. She was named to the Lonestar All-Conference Team 2011 and was voted first team all-conference in 2012. 116209#
After graduating with her degree in Business Administration, she took a graduate assistant position at UIW Athletic department as the Head of Women's Club Basketball, she received her Masters in Education concentration in Kinesiology.
Staff Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy
With over 22 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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Session I: July 5-8
Session II: July 11-14
Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: TUES-FRI 9AM-4PM
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
Post-Camp Personalized Skills Academy: Expand upon your skills after camp ends, training is catered to the needs of each player.
Competition Friday: Put your skills to the test and join us the Friday after camp ends for competitive games and contests.
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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, the camp will also aim to improve each player's athleticism and explosiveness.
Extend your camp experience with Competition Friday! Competition Friday is the chance to come back the Friday after camp ends and put the new skills you've learned to the test. Competition Friday runs 9am-4pm at an additional cost of $110. The schedule will include a full day of competitive games including 2 on 2, 3 on 3, 5 on 5, NBA Skills Challenges, Hot Shot, Dunk Contests, and much more! All players will be divided into groups based on their age and skill level. Please note, this day is exclusively for enrolled campers. *Not applicable for Session I.
POST-CAMP PERSONALIZED SKILLS ACADEMY (NEW!)
In Post-Camp Training Personalized Training, Ultimate Champions will be offering skill-specific training catered to the need of each player. The focus is to find out the challenge area of each player and spend the entire session working to improve the challenge areas. It will run Monday-Thursday, from 4pm-5pm, and be $80 (for all 4 days).
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.
HEALTH & RELEASE FORMS
All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out US Sports Camps’ mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. This camp does NOT require a doctor's signature on the forms.
A detailed Information Packet containing check-in location and address, on-site staff contact information, a checklist of things to bring, site-specific forms, and more will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. To check if your Information Packet is ready, click here.
PEACE OF MIND POLICY
At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. For details on our Cancellation Policy, including cancellations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy
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.
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps please see our FAQ page.
*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
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My child loved it
August 16, 2021: My child loved it and it was very organized....the coach was awesome!
— Renay S., Parent
Renn absolutely loved camp!
July 14, 2021: Renn absolutely loved camp! Thank you for giving him the MVP award. He’s super motivated and will definitely be back next summer!
— Katherine P., Parent
Vanessa had a great time at camp
July 11, 2021: Vanessa had a great time at camp and it was great there was a written report on her development.
— Vanessa T., Parent
IT WAS WELL ORGANIZED
August 16, 2019: Pranav liked the camp very much. He enjoyed the environment, facilities, coaching staff, and the company of the other kids with the same interests. It was well organized and was a safe environment.
— Srikanth K., Parent
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK
August 18, 2019: I was happy that she came home tired every day. The kids were either working in skills or playing games all day long. She was happy they were not just sitting in the gym waiting for long periods of time. Rowan’s coach was Jada and she was great with her. Thank you for all your hard work.
— Roseann B,. Parent
We plan to attend next year
July 12, 2019: She loved the camp so much and was very sad for it to be over. We plan to attend next year.
— Erin F., Parent
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.
— Stacy P., Parent
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.
— Greg Y., Parent
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