Nike Basketball Camp St. Michael's Catholic Academy
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Take hold of your basketball game over winter and summer break and improve your shooting, ball-handling, footwork and team play skills at St. Michael's Catholic Academy. Our Austin location offers all-inclusive basketball training designed to accommodate players of any ability level.
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.
- Daily emphasis placed on fundamental development, team play and basketball IQ
- 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 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.
Camp Director Nick Noel
Coach Nick, born and raised in San Antonio, enters his second year as Camp Director for Nike Basketball Camps after working as a lead coach for many summers. Noel has nearly 15 years of youth basketball coaching experience and joined Pro Skills Basketball in February of 2017 where he started Pro Skills Basketball of San Antonio.View Nick Noel's Bio ⟩
Coach Nick is actively involved with the charitable organization Access to Success. In 2016, Coach Noel traveled with A2S to Nigeria where he was the basketball camp director with over 300 players.
Originally from San Antonio, Nick Noel attended his first two years of high school and played basketball at Judson. During his junior and senior years, Nick played basketball at Boysville, but still graduated from Judson in 1999.
After high school, Nick attended Blinn Junior College. After one year at Blinn, Coach Noel transferred to Texas Southern University, and ultimately ended up at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied psychology.
After high school, Nick Started coaching youth basketball for the YMCA in an after school program. He soon realized that coaching was his calling. In 2004 Nick was hired as a YBIL (Youth Basketball Instructional League) coach for Home Court America. By 2007 Nick ran basketball camps, clinics, and coached a 12U club team for Home Court.
Home Court America closed its doors in 2008, but that did not stop Nick from continuing his club team. The SA Hurricanes played until 2012, winning numerous tournaments along the way. With his passion for basketball still intact, he continued to coach club basketball in the San Antonio area through 2016. In 2010, Nick was hired as the head boys basketball coach at Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School where he coached five years. In his final season at Mount, his team won the AIAL district championship by going 6-0 and won the AIAL city playoffs for the team’s first city championship in 30 plus years. In 2015, he was hired at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School as the head basketball coach where his team won the AIAL city championship twice, giving the school its first city championship in over 60 years.
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.
Winter: January 2-4
Summer I: June 24-27
Summer II: July 29-August 1
Check-in: First Day at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Last Day at 4:15PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Hours: Daily 9AM-4:30PM
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.
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 in the Spring. 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 Ball-Handling
- 2:00 PM Passing
- 2:30 PM Guest Speaker/lecture
- 3:00 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
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Best camp of the summer
July 23, 2018: This was the best basketball camp of the summer - excellent instruction, great competition and lots of fun. My son's skills improved so much during this week. Thank you!!
— Jen N. Parent0
June 30, 2018: Siena enjoyed this camp. She came home tired every day but was ready to go the next day! She hadn't played much for the last year so it was a great way for her to get back into the swing of things.
— Siena B. Parent0
June 29, 2018: Omg! Where do I start. We loved everything about Nike Camp. The coaches were amazing Especially especially coach Tj Jones he was great with the kids, kind, and patient. Ariah learn so much, and better her skills. She looking forward for the next one. It was well worth the money. Thank you, Patricia
— Patricia D. Parent0
Well worth the money spent!
August 22, 2016: This camp was my daughter's first basketball camp and I feel that we made the right decision! The amount of time spent learning basketball is well worth the money spent! She enjoyed all the coaches and director. She cannot wait to go back next year and many years to come! Great job coaches!!
— Dakotah L. Parent
My son is already implementing what he learned from camp.
August 14, 2016: Excellent coaching. My son began using the instructions in his playing immediately.
This camp has given my son the goal of practicing to try out for the 9th grade team.
My son went into camp without any experience, but is wanting to start playing. He throughly enjoyed the camp and came out with more skills. It's given him the goal of practicing to try out for the 9th grade team. Thank you!
— Jennifer B. Parent
Camp helped me and my sister improve on our skills.
Camp was a great experience that helped me and my sister improve on our skills. We also met some new friends in our area!
— Amaja G. Camper
I am overall satisfied and hope to stay in touch with both coaches.
We are military living in Germany at the moment, as well as attending German school. It was important to find out if my son can compete on a States sides level and has a future in the sport. A coach as well as the head coach addressed my concern. The techniques and skill sets were evaluated and can now be worked on differently. I am overall satisfied and hope to stay in touch with both coaches as well as looking forward to enrolling my son into another camp next summer.
— Christina L. Parent
We were pleased with camper/ coach ratio and the location.
— Dana P. Parent
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.
My son really enjoyed his experience. The staff was friendly, T.J. The director, was very professional.
My 9 year old beginner improved so much in such a short time! He wanted to practice more at home. The camp director was excellent! He is very knowledgeable, great with the kids, and also incorporated discipline (which you don't see much anymore!). I would recommend the camp to everyone.
Overall the Nike Basketball Camp was a great experience for my child. We have participated in many other camps before. The instructors at each training station took the time to make sure each child understood what was being taught and how this would benefit them in a game. Also each instructor would work with each child to increase their individual moral and ensure them with work they would get it down. Other camps I've had my child go to in the past seem to just want as many kids to sign up to benefit them financially. Instead of looking out for the player's benefit.