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Train like a professional and achieve your basketball goals over summer break with former WNBA player Sonia Chase and her top-notch staff. These popular 5-day basketball training camps focus on Coach Chase's signature drills, skills, techniques, and tips in a fun and encouraging environment.

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.

Highlights Include
  • All coaches have professional, college, high school, or AAU experience
  • Highly structured daily schedule with skill stations, fundamental development, and team play
  • Daily discussions about the importance of developing strong work habits on and off the court
  • Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Sonia Chase

    Director of Basketball Operations Sonia Chase

    Sonia Chase, former WNBA player, is the President and CEO of Chase Your Dreams, Inc. whose mission is to help players develop elite basketball skills and prepare for next level opportunities. Chase oversees general camp operations for the Nike Basketball Camps while her highly qualified staff of high school, collegiate and professional coaches run the day-to-day activities. Sonia Chase will be on-site for at least three days of each camp session this year.

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Camp Details

2018 DATES

Boys I: June 25-29
Girls: July 9-13
Boys II: July 23-27

CAMP HOURS

Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 9am-4pm*

*Before and after camp care is available at an additional cost. See below for details.

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Camp Philosophy

We believe that teaching basketball is more than setting up cones and blowing a whistle; we believe the "why" behind a philosophy or technique is just as important as the "how" and players deserve to know both! Our elite staff members will provide a clear, progressive and detailed approach, in an effort to promote the maximum development of each and every player. Our daily commitment to excellence will be achieved by creating a POSITIVE atmosphere that fosters success!

Before and After Care

Before camp care is offered Monday-Friday from 7:15am-9am at $15 per day. After camp care is offered from 4pm-6pm at $20 per day. Parents can enroll for before and after care in the morning of the first day of camp at check-in. Payments can be made in cash or with a money order written out to Sonia Chase. Please contact Camp Director Sonia Chase for more details: 410-812-7670.

Camper Evaluation

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

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.

Registration Packet

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.   

Scholarships

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 Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
  • 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture and technique demonstrations
  • 11:30 AM Games/contests/shooting
  • 12:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Offensive sets discussion
  • 1:30 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
  • 2:15 PM Team practice
  • 3:00 PM League games
  • 4:00 PM Departure

Bowie Gymnasium

The City of Bowie Gymnasium is a 27,000-square-foot athletic complex that houses two full-size and two intermediate-size basketball courts along with five volleyball courts which can also be used for young basketball players. Bowie is part of Prince George's County, Maryland approximately 20 miles northeast of Washington DC.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.79 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Each coach and staff member involved with the camp was phenomenal

    August 07, 2017: The first highlight was my son had fun and even though he as tired each day, the smile on his face was priceless. He enhanced his weak attributes and maintain the skills he already had before camp. Each coach and staff member involved with the camp was phenomenal they encourage the kids I saw campers grow each day I pick my son up from the quiet basketball players to the vocal one everyone improved in such a short period of time this was a great camp this was my son's first experience with a Nike camp and he will continue to go and participate and camps each year

    — Michael D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Fun, safe, fundamentals of basketball skills taught and improved!!

    August 05, 2017: Fun, safe, fundamentals of basketball skills taught and improved!! My grandson looked forrward to Nike basketball camp. He attended 2 sessions and was excited to go and truly tired at the end of the day from practicing the basketball he learned.We look forward to spring break and next summer for Nike Basketball Camp in Bowie, Maryland!

    — Laron D. Grandparent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent instruction, friendly and encouraging coaches and staff

    July 24, 2017: Excellent instruction, friendly and encouraging coaches and staff made my daughter want to continue practicing and honing the skills she learned. She was challenged and she enjoyed every minute! The Sonia Chase camp was run extremely well. The kids loved being coached by former professional players and the staff all seemed to really understand kids.

    — Colleen M. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    I would attend another camp with this group again.

    July 15, 2016: Coaches took a lot of care to engage and instruct. Lovely and kind people who showed genuine interest. Simply wonderful. Focus on fundamentals. High quality instruction. Low athlete to coach ratio. It was worth the trip from Kansas City to participate in this camp. It exceeded my expectations. My daughter came out of this with a new sense of confidence. I love Sonia Chase.  She is incredibly motivational.  Good choice by Nike to partner with her.  She was hands on.

    — LaDonna G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coach Avery was the best!

    July 15, 2016: Coach Avery was the best! She really connected with the youth.The most memorable experiences was meeting new people and the 4 D's from Sonia Chase.

    — Aria B.

    • 5/5.
    The best camp experience that my daughter has ever had!!

    July 16, 2016: This was the best camp experience that my daughter has ever had!! Ms. Sonia Chase and the camp staff provided guidance and support to campers. She was able to increase her knowledge about basketball. Ms. Sonia Chase and the camp staff took time to explain various techniques to improve her basketball skills. They also stressed the importance of maintaining confidence. Ms. Sonia Chase was visible and very involved with the daily operations of the camp. We will definitely return to the Nike Camp with Ms. Sonia Chase. Thank you for this opportunity!! As a parent I enjoyed watching Amber and other campers use the techniques that they learned and applying them to scrimmages.

    — Keisha P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    All of the coaches were role models.

    July 29, 2016: The instructors were AMAZING! Coach Chase was VERY impressive. She was organized and a great communicator. All of the coaches were role models. The production and organization was top notch. Excellent!

    — Mazaline B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My son's jump shots and free throw shots have improved.

    July 29, 2016: The Camp Director had incredible customer service and always engaged the parents and the children. As a parent from the day my son started, I loved how she gained my son's attention and respect. Every morning, the camp director would engaged the campers with in depth conversations and geniune concern for how they were doing. My son said that his favorite parts of the camp was when they were working on the jump shot form, the pick up games and the offensive play. He's improved his jump shots, handles, and free throw shots.

    — Lauren M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    They made the kids and parents feel like family.

    July 30, 2016: I wish I knew about this camp sooner! The coaches were so professional and positive, Sonia was awesome. I am sad its over. They made the kids and parents feel like family.

    — Claire R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Worth the 6 1/2 hour drive.

    July 31, 2016: It was worth the 6 1/2 hr travel to bring my son to this camp. It is awesome that you can satisfy the adult and the child. A truly upscale experience. My son was happy everyday with his camp accomplishments and was sad when camp ended. We're already talking about next summer! Excellent job!

    — Brenda P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My son and I traveled from Korea for this camp and will be doing the same next year!

    July 31, 2016: My son and I traveled from Korea and this was his 1st basketball camp. He enjoyed the experience and received a couple awards. It was a good experience for him and I both. I really enjoy the experience from start to finish. The awards ceremony and the type of awards was an excellent fit. I plan on having him attend Nike camp next year.

    — Thaddeus G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We love it so much, we can't wait until next year.

    August 1, 2016: We really enjoyed the Nike Camp, the staff was excellent, and Coach Chase is the perfect person to host this camp. She is excellent in working with students and parents. We love it so much, we can't wait until next year. We just need more weeks, to perfect all Coach Chase has to offer.

    — Anna H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Sonia Chase is such a positive role model.

    August 1, 2016: Sonia Chase is a very personable and a positive representative of your organization. She was very enthusiastic about Nike and the way you all promote student athletes. She deserves a lot of credit for running the camp and I'm happy that my son was able to experience such professionalism and learn from some excellent coaching. Camp was very well staffed and I could see the individual attention being placed on campers by the coaches as each day progessed. My son felt he was pushed extremely well to better his game. He showed more confidence during his basketball tournament the following weekend.

    — Lynette M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My child learned about sportsmanship and respect.

    August 3, 2016: I really appreciated the professionalism and the drive that Ms. Chase/staff have. It makes a parent feel like their child is not only learning the game, but REAL sportsmanship along with RESPECT. I wish they offered this camp for more than one week!

    — Erika J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coach Chase is great and very personable.

    August 8, 2016: Coach Chase is great and very personable. An excellent camp to learn the fundamentals. This is our second time attending the camp and my son has bonded with the coaches.

    — Taryn G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    The staff built a bond with all of the campers.

    August 8, 2016: The staff was excellent! They built a bond with all of the campers a taught them a great deal, not just about basketball either.

    — Damien T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Expert coaching staff.

    August 9, 2016: My boys had a great experience attending the camp and learning from the counselors, especially given their knowledge and expertise in playing and coaching basketball.

    — Dana L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    A great experience for my son.

    August 10, 2016: Great experience for my son. He really enjoyed the intensity and was for once, not shy about meeting new people. His favorite parts were the new skills he learned, playing games, and the awards at the end of the week.

    — Becky D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very impressed on all levels.

    July 10, 2015: My daughter enjoyed every moment. She really appreciated as did I the coaches really taking the time to talk with her and get to know her. Nothing felt rushed and was extremely sincere. Chineze Nwagbo was amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, professional, genuine, and really left a lasting impression on my daughter. They couldn't have gotten a better leader for this camp. 

    — Tracee F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent camp!

    July 10, 2015: Coach T made me want to be the best player ever! The coaches truly put their all into motivating the girls to be their best at all times! I loved working hard, giving it my all, and receiving my awards on the last day.

    — Myla H.

    • 5/5.
    We will be back next year!

    July 26, 2015: This was a wonderful time for my son; your staff was helpful and kind to everyone. Being that it was my son's first time, he did not want to leave. Since the camp has ended, I have seen a big change. 

    — Raymond L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My son was in good hands.

    July 29, 2014: The highlight for me as a parent, the Director, Ms. Sonia Chase, was very personable, caring, nurturer and showed compassion towards the camper. She possesses a great wealth of organizational skills and the entire program along with the staff seemed to operate on one accord and with harmony. As a parent, I felt at ease, knowing that my twelve year old son was in good hands. We definitely will be attending the Nike Boys Basketball Summer Camp next year. It was a great experience for my son as well as for me.

    — Antoinette D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Outstanding experience

    July 28, 2014: The mission and vision communicated by Sonia Chase is first class. Her staff reinforced the vision. There was a positive and nurturing atmosphere during the camp. My son gained a positive experience from this camp. I will return next year.

    — Joe S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Sonia Chase is first class.

    July 29, 2014:  Sonia Chase was available, accessible and listened. Her staff were the best. Knew the kid's names and cared! Best basketball camp that my son has attended and worth every penny spent.

    — Alicia G. Parent

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Nike Basketball Camp Bowie Gymnasium

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Sonia Chase, Director of Basketball Operations
4100 Northview Dr.
Bowie, Maryland 20716

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Boys
Before and after camp care is available. Please contact Director Sonia Chase for more details and to enroll: 410-812-7670.
Day 9am-4pm $325.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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