Nike Basketball Camp Framingham State University
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Housing 2 gyms and over 12 hoops, FSU is an ideal Boston basketball camp location to hone in on your strengths and improve your weak points. Work through challenging skills, drills and scrimmages to help improve your game at both individual and team level.
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.
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 24-28
Session II: July 29-August 2
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at May Hall
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-TH 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-2PM
*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 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
Framingham State University (FSU) is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, 20 miles (32 km) from Boston. The Framingham State University Athletic and Recreation Center, a $12 million facility, features two beautiful full-length basketball courts with a total of over 12 baskets.
*Please note that the FSU gym is not air-conditioned. Camper safety is always our number one priority. The gyms can get warm but we take every possible measure (open doors and plenty of water breaks) to ensure campers are playing in a comfortable and safe environment.
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August 7, 2018: This was James' second summer at this camp and his development (physically and basketball-wise) has been remarkable. The coaches were terrific, positive, results-driven, and provided fair, objective feedback on his evaluation.
— Brian F. Parent
Learning new skills
July 10, 2017: Highlights of camp for me was learning new skills, making new friends, and playing Basketball
— Michael N. Camper
I learned the fundamentals
July 02, 2017: I learned the fundamentals to do a figure 8. I learned about v cut and f cut. I learned how to jab and make space. Camp helped me improve my skills and was fun.
— Mia A. Camper
Overall positive experience.
June 30, 2017: My son came home in a great mood every day. My son thought it was an overall positive experience. He really liked the coaches. He said they were very nice and very organized. He would definitely consider coming back again next summer!
— Joseph V. parent
My son learned a lot and improved over the week.
July 6, 2016: It's great to see returning coaches/directors back again. The staff is great. My son was very happy and feels he really learned a lot and improved over the week. Thank you!
— Gayle S. Parent
My son is playing much more aggressively.
August 8, 2016: My son started to play much more aggressively after this camp. It increased his confidence as a player.
— Daniel M. Parent
I really appreciated the detailed evaluation from the coach.
August 11, 2016: I really appreciated the evaluation. The staffer who wrote it spent time on the details and had amazing ways to constructively criticize in a positive tone. Specifics were very well explained.My son keeps this year's evaluation on his desk to refer to. My son very much enjoyed playing with the various teammates he was assigned to. He seemed to learn from all of them and watching him being addressed and addressing other players after Friday's dismissal was great.
— Madeleine C. Parent
My son was raving about this camp.
July 7, 2015: My son did not want to initially come to this camp because he preferred baseball. Afterward, he was raving about this camp and wanted us to find anything closely related to this program. He was always exhausted after each session, but he was excited about all the work that was done. All of the drills really encouraged the player to work and get better.
— Veranira O. Parent
Best camp ever.
August 10, 2015: My son LOVES the camp, said it was his favorite. Best camp ever. Recommended camp to many other Holliston kids.
— Murray B. Parent
My son became a stronger player
August 11, 2014: My son was very enthusiastic about this camp; he felt that his coach, Alex, was kind and supportive. Alex gave excellent instruction with technical skills and was able to teach with a sense of humor. My son became a stronger player and had a great time. As parents, we appreciate the technical skills being taught, while, at the same time, sportsmanship was celebrated.
— Karen L. Parent
First Year Camper
August 11, 2014: This was our first year attending two different basketball camps through ASA and my daughter, as well as me, her mom, loved the staff. They were enthusiastic, friendly, made sure she had a wonderful experience, but most importantly it was safe! We definitely will be back next year!
— Anita M. Parent
I really appreciated the thorough and thoughtful evaluation.
August 26, 2014: As a parent, I really appreciated the thorough and thoughtful evaluation that my son was given at the end of the week. My son had fun, but was intimidated because he had never played basketball before (other than "knock-out", etc). Once he told the coaches, they were really supportive, patient, and helpful.
— Jessica K. Parent