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Train at the former Chicago Bull's practice facilities in winter 2023 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.

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

  • Tj gray

    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.

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  • Pro level training

    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.

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Camp Details

December 27-29, 2023

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


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.


For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

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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

North Shore and Wellness Facility

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.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.54 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    My son had a great time

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    coaches were great and loved the facility

    August 2, 2021: He thought the coaches were great and loved the facility. He also enjoyed playing with kids who had solid skills coming in.

    — Keeley S., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    August 2, 2021: Ben had a great time at basketball camp and is excited to continue playing the game. Thank you!

    — Elaine H., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Sloan said each day felt like it flew by so fast.

    August 1, 2021: She loved meeting new people and learning new skill games. Had a fantastic week. Sloan said each day felt like it flew by so fast.

    — Lindsey B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    A fun environment!

    August 4, 2019: The coaches did a good job mixing up the activities so that the campers were engaged and having fun. Thanks for creating a fun environment!

    — Diana R., Parent

    • 5/5.
    It’s his favorite camp by far

    August 3, 2019: This was Sam's third year doing a Nike Basketball camp. It’s his favorite camp by far, he loves the coaches and the competitions.

    — Lisa F., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Friendly Coaches

    August 5, 2018: I made a lot of friends, the coaches were friendly, and I won cool prizes.

    — Caleb M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great value

    August 4, 2018: My son enjoyed playing 5v5 games and working as a team offensively and defensively. Great value.

    — Richard G., Parent

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved this camp!

    August 06, 2017: My daughter loved this camp! The coaches were great and she definietyl improved her skills.

    — Caroline K., Parent

    • 5/5.
    The boys enjoyed the camp over all

    August 06, 2017: The boys enjoyed the camp over all. They met some nice new friends and the energy was good from the coaches.

    — Tyler B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    ​Nice mix of skill training and game play.​

    August 05, 2017: Nice mix of skill training and game play. Their skills strongly improved by the end of camp.

    — MacKenzie L., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp was really fun!

    August 12, 2016: The coaching staff was excellent. Camp was really fun!

    — Sarah R., Camper

    • 5/5.
    One on one instruction.

    August 13, 2016: The coaches were nice and provided one on one instruction.

    — Donnie L., Camper

Nike Basketball Camp North Shore Sports and Wellness

TJ Gray, Camp Director
550 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will run from Wednesday-Friday.
Day 9am-3pm $275.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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