Nike Basketball Camp North Shore Sports and Wellness
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Basketball Camps
Train at the former Chicago Bull's practice facilities in winter 2023 and summer 2024 with TJ Gray, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Illinois Institute of Technology! Formerly named Joy of the Game Sports Center, North Shore Sports and Wellness is the perfect location for players of all abilities who are looking to work on their skills in a fun and focused environment, all while having serious fun!
Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps mission is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to become a better and more explosive player. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning.
- The teaching of foundational athletic skills and work habits
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Summer campers receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director TJ Gray
Terrence Gray will embark on his second year as Illinois Institute of Technology head men's basketball coach in 2021-22 (0-0). He assumed head coaching duties after three seasons with the Scarlet Hawks men's basketball program as an assistant coach.View TJ's Bio ⟩
Gray helped guide the Illinois Tech men’s basketball program into full NCAA Division III membership in 2018-19. The Chicago native mentored four All-NACC members, two NACC Defensive Player of the Year honorees, five All-Association of Division III Independents selections, and one D3Hoops.com All-Central Region pick throughout his tenure as assistant coach. The Scarlet Hawks accumulated a 47-34 record under Gray’s assistance, which included a trip to the 2018-19 NACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game.
Gray arrived to Illinois Tech following a tour of duty at Walter Payton College Prep, where he served as assistant varsity boy’s basketball coach for two seasons. During his time at Walter Payton College Prep, Gray simultaneously held the head coaching post with Made Men AAU Basketball.
Gray jumped into the coaching ranks at NCAA Division I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He spent four seasons with the Cougars men’s basketball program as director of operations. Film exchange, on-campus visit coordination, team travel, academic progress and camp/clinic management fell under Gray’s watch at Southern Illinois Edwardsville.
Gray’s collegiate playing career included stops at Western Illinois University (2003-2005), University of Illinois at Chicago (2005-07) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2007-08). He earned a spot on the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Second Team in his final season at SIUE.
Gray obtained his bachelor of arts degree in business management from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. He went on to earn a master of science degree in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010.
Staff Pro Level Training
Pro Level Training’s concept is very simple: cover all grounds with everyone that we work with. In addition to skills training, we place major emphasis on the strength, conditioning and performance sides of the game.View Pro Level Training's Bio ⟩
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was a need for athletes to learn how to properly prepare their minds and bodies for the game of basketball.
Our goal is to improve the quality of individual on court performance by providing clients with the physical & mental tools needed to get to the next level of their career. We enjoy both training and educating players to get the most out of each session.
SECURE YOU SPOT
Winter Camp Registration Closes on 12/11/2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Winter Complete Skills: December 27-29
Winter Camp Hours:
Check-in: Wednesday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: WED-FRI 9am-3pm
Summer Complete Skills: July 22-26
Summer Camp Hours:
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
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 Campers Arrive
- 9:15 AM Stretch/Dynamic Warmup
- 9:30 AM Skill Development/Performance Training
- 11:30 AM Classroom (Connect & Build Campers IQ of Basketball)
- 12:00 PM Lunch/Extra Shooting
- 12:45 PM Individual Improvement Drills/Camper Interviews
- 1:05 PM Lecture/Skill Competitions
- 1:35 PM Competitive Team Games - 3x3, 4x4, 5x5
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
The North Shore Sports and Wellness is a 49,000 square foot, state of the art facility offering dynamic space designed to meet the needs a plethora of activities and services. The Sports Center has an arena with four large basketball/volleyball courts (two pro size and two high school length). Activities on the courts can be observed from courtside or from our mezzanine that also includes classrooms, offices, a team lounge, and a concession stand.
July 28, 2023: My children enjoyed EVERY day - they came out of camp happy daily AND learned something new to help improve their bball skills.
My son had a great time
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.
Camp Dates & Prices
Winter Camp Registration Closes on 12/11/2023. Be sure to sign up early, camps sell out!