Nike Basketball Camp Friendship Collegiate Academy
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Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be hosting camp at Friendship Collegiate Academy in summer 2023. However, we do plan to be back in 2023, see below for more details!
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- All coaches have professional, college, high school, or AAU experience
- Highly structured daily schedule with skill stations, fundamental development, and team play
- Daily discussions about the importance of developing strong work habits on and off the court
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Sonia Chase
Sonia Chase, former WNBA player, is the President and CEO of Chase Your Dreams, Inc. whose mission is to help players develop elite basketball skills and prepare for next level opportunities. Chase oversees general camp operations for the Nike Basketball Camps alongside her highly qualified staff of high school, collegiate and professional coaches.View Sonia's Bio ⟩
Ms. Chase began playing basketball at the age of seven in an all boy's league. Eventually, she started to play for a local neighborhood basketball organization called "The Liberty Road Girl's Basketball Team." She continued to play basketball in numerous leagues throughout the year including Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). While growing up, she attended many basketball camps such as Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Blue Star, NIKE, Blue Chip and Chris Weller's University of Maryland Women's Basketball Camp.
Ms. Chase attended McDonogh School, in Owings Mills, Maryland and became a four-year Varsity starter and two-time captain in high school. She was the first female athlete in school history to score over 3,000 points and also set records that currently still stand today for scoring, assists, rebounds and steals. As a senior in high school, Ms. Chase was selected as a Rollins-Leuktemeyer Scholar, honoring her as an all-around outstanding student-athlete.
In 1994, Ms. Chase was awarded a four-year athletic scholarship to play for the University of Maryland at College Park. She graduated in December 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature and earned a certificate of academic honor in Women's Studies and Health. On April 29, 1998, she was drafted to the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) where she ventured to Charlotte, North Carolina to play for the "Charlotte Sting.” In the WNBA off-seasons, Ms. Chase travelled to Europe to play professional basketball in over 10 different countries within the Federation International Basketball Association (also referred to as "FIBA") including Greece, Turkey, and China. The personal and professional knowledge, experience, and contacts accumulated during her tenure as a world-renowned professional athlete serves as a positive support network for Chase Your Dreams Incorporated.
Following her professional basketball career, Ms. Chase realized the vital need to make a positive difference in society utilizing her natural talents and decided to embark upon the entrepreneurial side of life. In 2009, Ms. Chase founded Chase Your Dreams Academy, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the advancement of youth in education, sports, health, fitness and nutrition. Ms. Chase has developed scholastic and success management programs that support all types of student-athletes in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She was selected as Who’s Who in Black Washington, DC as an “Emerging Leader Women Under 40!” in 2010. In addition, since her retirement from professional sports, Ms. Chase has gained vast experience in corporate America working as a national sales manager in the pharmaceutical industry and has also been a basketball consultant to several companies and universities across the United States. She is a critical thinker and relationship-oriented negotiator who can apply extensive knowledge of industry regulations to rapid revenue and profit growth opportunities.
Through Chase Your Dreams Incorporated, Ms. Chase markets and sells "Chase Your Dreams: BFIT" at company-wide events. This basketball training handbook is a complete system of how Ms. Chase maintained superior mental and physical conditioning throughout her career as a professional basketball player. She recommends using her handbook as a stepping stone to get that much closer to achieving and chasing personal goals within the sport of basketball. Most recently, Ms. Chase received her certification as a FIBA Coach to coach men’s and women’s professional basketball internationally.
Co-Director Bryan Bartley
Bryan Bartley is Friendship Collegiate Academy's Athletic Director and Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. The New York native is a long-time member of the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches), was an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Auburn University for four years, and has coached at numerous NBA Skills Academies including the Nike Point Guard & Big Man Skills Academy in New Jersey, Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington, DC and the Lebron James Skills Academy held in Las Vegas, NV.View Bryan's Bio ⟩
In the 2018-19 season, his team finished 17-10 and was the runner-up in the DC School Athletic Association and won the Public Charter School Boy's Basketball Championship. Before coming to Friendship, Bartley was the Head Coach at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, MD from 2013-15 where he won the National Christian School Athletic Association in 2014. Bartley coached Maryland Gatorade Player of the year and PAC 12 All-Freshmen team Alonzo Trier (Arizona); 2nd Team All-Mountain West and All-Defensive team of the Mountain West Pat McCaw (UNLV); CAA Freshman of the year, Jarrell Brantley (College of Charleston); Raymond Doby (University of South Carolina); Justice Bartley (University of Virginia); Isaac Taylor (University of Maryland Eastern Shore); Jermaine Ukaegbu (Sacred Heart University; TJ Oliver (Tulane University); AJ Wilson (George Mason) and Alani Moore (Temple). Bartley also coached Randolph Morris (university of Kentucky); Jodie Meeks (University of Kentucky/ Detriot Pistons and Kentavious Caldwell (University of Georgia/ Detroit Pistons). Coach Bartley was very instrumental in organizing and directing the 1st Annual Underclassman All-American game held in Indianapolis, IN, 2016. Three (3) summer's ago Bartley worked the NIKE Point Guard & Big Man Skills Academy in New Jersey, Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington, DC and the Lebron James Skills Academy, held in Las Vegas, NV. The New York native is a 14 year member of the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches); he also served four years as an Assistant Men's Basketball coach at Auburn University. The former Auburn Assistant Men's Basketball coach was instrumental in Auburn's fall 2007 recruiting class being ranked 21st nationally by Van Coleman of CSTV.com. He played a key role in Auburn's 2008-09 team that finished with the second most wins in school history by going 24-12 overall and finished second overall in the SEC with a 10-6 record. The Tigers came within an eyelash of reaching the NIT Final Four. He was the head coach for Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, GA., for four years from 2001-05 and made a school-best Class A Elite Eight state tournament appearance in 2004 and reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2001. Bartley coached McDonald's All-American and Atlanta Hawk, Randolph Morris, at Landmark Christian. LCS defeated Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, which featured Dwight Howard, now of the Houston Rockets, in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2. In 2005, he was a counselor with the Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara, Calif., a coach at the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis, Ind., Director of the Nike County Challenge and Director of the Atlanta Pro City High School league. Bartley was the commissioner of the ABCD Camp in Teaneck, N.J., in 2004 as well as an assistant coach in the EA Sports Roundball Classic and an AAU coach for the 15 & under Georgia Stars. The New York, N.Y., native was the Director of the Atlanta Pro City Summer League in Atlanta from 2000-06. Bartley was a campus security at Clarkston (GA.) High School from 1996-2001, was an Assistant Boys Varsity basketball coach at Lakeside High in Stone Mountain, Ga., from 1996-97 and worked in marketing and sales for Atlanta Glory the same year in 1996-97. He worked in the front office of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks from 1991-95. Bartley was the AAU coach for the 17 & under Atlanta Celtics from 1995-2001, was the Director of the ABCD Jr. Camp in Suwanee, Ga., and coached in the ABCD Camp in Hackensack, N.J., from 1998-2000. He was the Director of the *Around the Peach* Exposure Clinic from 1997-2000, directed the Kenny Smith Pro-Am Summer League and was CEO of the Kenny Anderson Foundation in 2001. Bryan Bartley was one of the top 150 players to get invited to Nike's first All-American camp in 1983 called A.F.B.E. (Athletes For Better Education) held at Princeton University. After a three-year collegiate basketball career and then graduating from Upsala College in East Orange, N.J., in 1989 with a B.A. in Communications, Bartley played professionally in Portugal in the 1989-90 seasons. Some of his teammates at New York's Archbishop Stepinac High School under coach Gene Doris (Fairfield University Athletics Director) included Fred Quartlebaum (University of Kansas) Marty Conlon (former player of the Boston Celtic), Tom Parrotta (Fairfield Assistant Men's Basketball coach) and Tim O'Toole (former Fairfield head coach/ current Stanford Assistant Men's Basketball coach). Bryan Bartley played for the prestigious Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York for Ernie Lorch.
JOIN THE PRIORITY LIST!
Dates and details will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed. Make sure your child is first in line to register after the new year by joining the Priority Registration List at no cost! Priority List members will be the first to know when our 2023 summer camp registration officially opens!
For details on all 2022 Nike Basketball Camps, please visit Nike Basketball Camps.
2024 DATES COMING SOON!
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-4PM
*Before and after camp care is available at an additional cost for all sessions. See below for details.
*Per Friendship Collegiate Academy policy, all attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and bring proof upon arrival. Full vaccination includes documentation of boosters where applicable. All campers MUST wear a mask during all camp hours, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please note, these policies are subject to change.
We believe that teaching basketball is more than setting up cones and blowing a whistle; we believe the "why" behind a philosophy or technique is just as important as the "how" and players deserve to know both! Our elite staff members will provide a clear, progressive and detailed approach, in an effort to promote the maximum development of each and every player. Our daily commitment to excellence will be achieved by creating a POSITIVE atmosphere that fosters success!
Before and After Care
Before and after camp care includes supervision and activities provided by Sonia Chase's staff. Before camp care is available Monday-Friday from 7am-9am for $100/week or $20/day. After camp care is available Monday-Friday from 4pm-6pm for $100/week or $20/day. To sign-up, please call or text Sonia Chase: 410-812-7670.
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.
HEALTH & RELEASE FORMS
All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out US Sports Camps’ mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. This camp does NOT require a doctor's signature on the forms.
A detailed Information Packet containing check-in location and address, on-site staff contact information, a checklist of things to bring, site-specific forms, and more will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. To check if your Information 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 Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
- 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture and technique demonstrations
- 11:30 AM Games/contests/shooting
- 12:15 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Offensive sets discussion
- 1:30 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 2:15 PM Team practice
- 4:00 PM Departure
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.