Nike Basketball Camp Endicott College
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Work on your basketball skills, have fun and make new friends at this overnight basketball camp located an hour north of Boston. Situated on Massachusetts' North Shore, Endicott College is the place to go summer 2019 to learn new techniques and hone in on your strengths in an encouraging and safe atmosphere.
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 James Spinner
James Spinner enters his 5th year with ASA Hoops as Elementary Director and Camp Regional Director. A critical part of their coaching staff, Spinner directs and leads camps and clinics year-round and also coaches their 5th-7th grade Boys SELECT team.View James Spinner's Bio ⟩
A former point guard for Newton South High School, James is a true student of the game. His passion for teaching coupled with his knowledge of basketball makes him a perfect fit for ASA Hoops and Nike Basketball Camps. James holds an undergraduate degree from Framingham State University in Criminology and has worked in behavioral management for over 2 years.
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.
JULY 15-19, 2019
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at dorm hall (TBA)
Day Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at MacDonald Gymnasium
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
*Camp price will increase $10 on April 15.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the dorms on campus and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $35 check
Meal Card Deposit: $5 check
Suggested Spending Money: $50
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
On the first day of camp, day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-11:30AM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
Daily Schedule: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM, FRI 9AM-11:30AM
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 Boston Preferred Car Service. For more information and to book a Boston Preferred Car Service, please call 781-816-3851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- 7:00 AM Wake Up
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM Day Campers arrive
- 9:05 AM Warm Up / Stretch / Half Court Drills
- 9:30 AM Dribble Series
- 9:45 AM Drill Stations
- 10:15 AM 3 on 3
- 11:00 AM Full Court Games
- 11:45 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Free Throws / Two Ball / 1 on 1
- 1:15 PM Offense Team Drills
- 1:45 PM Defense Team Drills
- 2:15 PM 3 on 3
- 3:00 PM Day Campers Depart
- 4:00 PM Full Court Games
- 4:05 PM Foul Shooting
- 4:30 PM Full Court Drills
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Rest Hour
- 7:00 PM Full Court Games
- 8:00 PM Individual or Small Group work
- 9:00 PM Free time in dorm room
- 10:30 PM Lights out
MacDonald Gymnasium opened in September 1999 and plays host to Endicott's varsity basketball and volleyball programs. There are two sideline basketball hoops on each side of the gymnasium to accommodate intramural and recreation play. The gymnasium is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, two scoreboards, a scorers table that can seat up to 10 staffers, and a capacity of 1,200 spectators.
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Built confidence in the sport
July 20, 2018: We signed up late and San was unsure since this is the sport he focuses on the least- we arrived home and was in the driveway showing us so many new skills and moves. Gave him confidence and a new attitude towards basketball! All of the coaches were engaged and at the wrap up meeting you could see how they had all bonded with the players. Very positive experience for today’s youth.
— Jennifer C. Parent
July 19, 2018: My son stated he liked everything about it. He like the training and structure of the camp. Also loved the coaches. They were down to earth and easy to talk to.
— Laura N. Parent
We will be back
July 19, 2018: This is the fourth year my son has attend Nike Camp. Alex is amazing Coach !!! Be back next year .. and my son recruited 4 of his friends to camp this year. They all loved it !!!!
— Tracia P. Parent