Nike Basketball Camp Charles River School
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Join Coach Alex Giangregorio of ASA Hoops in Dover, MA for one or two weeks of comprehensive basketball training. These summer camps located 15 miles south of Boston are sure to improve your overall game, team play skills and confidence!
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.
- Fundamental instruction, individual development, and team play
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Alex Giangregorio
Alex Giangregorio is heading into his second year as the Head Varsity Assistant at Walpole High School after two years as the Freshman Head Coach at Framingham High School, and has been coaching with ASA Hoops for five years. Coach Alex is an integral part of the ASA staff - as Co-Director of their ASA West programming he is responsible for camps, clinics and AAU teams.View Alex Giangregorio's Bio ⟩
In past seasons, Coach Alex was the Head Freshman and Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at Boston Latin School, AAU Coach with Manzer Academy in South Carolina, and a camp counselor at Red Auerbach School.
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 22nd 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.
Session I: June 17-21 (*Three and four day options available)
Session II: August 19-22
SESSION I HOURS
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Half Day Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm
Full Day Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm Fri 9am-2pm
SESSION II HOURS
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Half Day Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-12pm
Full Day Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm
*Full Day camp prices will increase $10 on April 15.Show Less See More Camp Details
Lunch is not provided. Full day campers should bring a packed lunch. Half day campers depart prior to lunch.
ASA and Nike Basketball Camps are geared for all ages and abilities. Campers are expected to work hard, be receptive to coaching, exhibit discipline, have a strong work ethic, and be serious about basketball. As a staff we pride ourselves in being a teaching camp first with scrimmages and contests will take place throughout the week. 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. A closing ceremony will take place on the last day prior to check-out for full day campers. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony!
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 accommodate youth players of all ages.
*The Charles River School gym is air-conditioned.
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September 2, 2018: Zachary loved it! He told me how hard they worked, which was much to his liking. He lived the variety and intensity of the drills and instruction. And if course the games. Seems like the perfect balance of hard work and intensity & duration of drills, with play. I was very impressed by the rogue placed on technique. To have an 11 year old come home excited about something as in-glamorous as “footwork” and wanting to show me what he learned?!? Your coaches must be doing something right!
— Andrew F. Parent
Loved the coaches
August 24, 2018: Max really enjoyed camp again this year. The experience provided a perfect blend of fun, learning, and playing. The counselors were all terrific - encouraging, motivating, and knowledgeable. They really knew how to make sure each player, regardless of level, was able to grow as a basketball player.
— Alan J. Parent
August 24, 2018: My daughter came home every day and practiced the new skills she learned and said she wished she could go to Nike camp all summer. She was very enthusiastic about going every day and we found the coach feedback really helpful.
— Terri L. Parent
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