Nike Basketball Camp Charles River School
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ASA Hoops returns to Dover, MA for a second summer of fun and all-inclusive basketball training. Located 15 miles south of Boston, campers are sure to improve their overall game, basketball IQ and team play skills.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike Basketball Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their game and basketball IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offense/defense, team play, and more.
- Daily emphasis on individual development
- Fundamental instruction, team play, and more
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Patrick Ferdinand
Patrick is the ASA Wildcats Head Coach, ASA Hoops Wildcats Girls Program Director, and the Head Varsity Girls Coach at Watertown High School. Prior to his position at Watertown High School, Patrick coached at the Cambridge School of Weston and Regis College.View Patrick Ferdinand's Bio ⟩
Patrick has a great deal of experience dealing with players of all levels and finds immense satisfaction motivating student athletes. His success on the court speaks for itself leading Watertown High School to two straight North Finals and being named the Boston Herald 2014-2015 Division 2 Coach of the Year.
Staff ASA Hoops
The ASA Hoops coaching staff is made up of some of the most talented and seasoned coaches in New England! All of the ASA coaches are trained and registered to ensure all campers receive high-quality instruction in a fun and safe environment.View ASA Hoops's Bio ⟩
Now in its 21st year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2017, over 2,500 participants have entered our programs. This up-coming year will be ASA's biggest yet, with over 40 camps scheduled and the expansion of their AAU program. ASA Hoops will be one of the biggest basketball operations in New England. Participants, boys and girls, range in age from 7-18 and have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
AUGUST 20-23, 2018
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Half Day Hours: M-TH 9am-12pm
Full Day Hours: M-TH 9am-3pm
Lunch is not provided. Full day campers should bring a packed lunch. Half day campers depart prior to lunch.
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. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.
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 Stretch / Warm Up
- 9:15 AM Form Shooting
- 9:25 AM Dribble Series
- 9:45 AM Drill Stations
- 10:15 AM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 10:20 AM Full Court Drills / Partner Drills
- 10:35 AM 3 on 3 Games
- 11:10 AM Water Break / 10 Free Throws
- 11:20 AM Full Court Scrimmages
- 12:00 PM Session I and Session II Half Day Campers Depart
- 12:00 PM Session III Full Day Campers Lunch
- 12:30 PM 10 Free Throws / Free Shoot
- 12:45 PM Shooting Games
- 1:00 PM Spring Break Campers Depart
- 1:05 PM 1 on 1 Drills
- 1:20 PM 1 on 1 Games
- 1:55 PM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 2:00 PM Full Court Scrimmages
- 2:45 PM Camper of the day / Summary
- 3:00 PM Dismissal
Charles River School is located at 6 Old Meadow Rd, Dover, MA 02030. The gymnasium offers adjustable hoops to accomodate youth players of all ages.
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The coaches were really fun
August 26, 2017: My son really liked the one-on-one playing. He said the coaches were really funny and did a great job coaching.
— Amanda E. Parent
August 25, 2017: My son loved this camp and was excited to go everyday. He told me about all the skills he practiced/learned each day . He made some new friends and talked about being a team player.
— Eimear C. Parent
This is a high quality camp that is run well
August 25, 2017: Great balance of instruction, drills, and competition to keep the kids interested. Very positive and encouraging staff. Kids of all skill levels were integrated well. It's just large enough to allow for scrimmages and fun competitions, but small enough to allow for some individual feedback and instruction. My only suggestion is to extend the pick up time at an extra cost!
— Alan J. Parent