Nike Basketball Camp Essex Sports Center
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Sharpen your basketball skill set with ASA Hoops AAU Coach James Spinner in summer 2022 at Essex Sports Center! Located in Middleton, MA, this camp is perfect for the player that is eager to learn. Whether you are a beginner or have experience, you'll take home new drills and techniques that will help you get to the next level in your game.
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 10th 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'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 our 26th year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2021, ASA had over 3000 campers come through it's doors. This up-coming year will be our biggest yet, with over 60 camps scheduled and the expansion of our 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 will come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
SECURE YOUR SPOT
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Session I: July 11-15
Session II: July 25-29
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
Looking for more camp dates? Check out our Nike Basketball Camp at Danvers Indoor Sports, just 10 minutes away!
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed 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!
A detailed camper information 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 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. All health form details can be found in your Information Packet, to check if your packet is ready, click here.
PEACE OF MIND POLICY
At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. For details on our Cancellation Policy, including cancellations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy.
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.
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.
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 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 Lunch
- 12:30 PM 10 Free Throws / Free Shoot
- 12:45 PM Shooting Games
- 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
Essex Sports Center is a state-of-the-art private recreational facility offering twin ice sheets, a 30,000SF indoor field house, a best-in-class strength training center.
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she learned a lot
July 24, 2021: My daughter loved the coaches. She felt as if she learned a lot and we plan to return!
— Natasha Z., Parent
a wonderful experience!
July 18, 2021: I was worried that he was too young and shy but the counselors and kids made him feel comfortable and welcome. Thanks for giving Niam a wonderful experience!
— Amit S., Parent
it kept him very engaged
July 17, 2021: Brandon came over every day with stories of competitions he did during the day. He loves when he can compete at anything and it kept him very engaged. He talked about the world cup game a lot!
— Kaitlin C., Parent
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