Nike Basketball Camp The Sports Barn
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Hone in on your basketball game this summer at The Sports Barn in Hampton, NH. Boys and girls of all abilities will work within small groups on drills, techniques and scrimmages to improve their shooting technique, game play skills and confidence.
ASA Hoops 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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development and team play
- Discussions on principles, style of play, and player tendencies
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Chris Coates
Chris Coates has an extensive basketball resume as both a player and a coach. Coates was Mr. NH Basketball, an All-American athlete in high school and college, and had a successful professional career playing in Australia, France, Hungary and Norway where he was 2004 MVP and leading scorer at 26 points per game.View Chris's Bio ⟩
Coates also played for the XBA Dakota Lightning and the Adirondack Wildcats of the USBL summer pro league. Chris was a player/coach for a season in France and coached a handful of games in the pro ABA League for the Manchester Millrats and Boston Frenzy. He was recently inducted to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, Little East Conference Hall of Fame and the Keene State College Hall of Fame.
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: July 15-19
Session II: July 29-August 2
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Check-out: Friday at 12PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-3PM Fri 9AM-12PM
*Camp price will increase $10 on April 15.Show Less See More Camp Details
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.
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
Campers will utilize The Sports Barn - featuring Spartans House of Hoops (formerly The Hampton Tennis Barn) for camp instruction. The Sports Barn is located at 95 Drakeside Rd. Hampton, NH 03842.
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August 13, 2018: Sabrina had fun and enjoyed playing basketball with the other girls. Her favorite activity was knockout and she was glad to win all the different color wristbands! She said the coach was friendly but he didn't do a good job explaining some of the moves. When the girls didn't know what he meant, he got frustrated easily with them. She thought the other coach was a little bit more patient with the older girls.
— Mike F. Parent
August 11, 2018: Breanna loved every day of camp, some of her favorite things were the hotshot challenge and knockout and dribble knockout, and especially 1 v 1s.
— Shayna J. Parent
July 21, 2018: Matthew said it was the best basketball camp. He would love to continue in the fall. Please send information regarding the camps. Thank you.
— Sarah P. Parent
My son LOVED being at basketball camp!
December 30, 2017: My son LOVED being at basketball camp! The car ride home every day was filled with fun stories from his day. The coaches were top notch and made sure all of the kids felt included and encouraged. I would highly recommend this facility and camp! Will definitely be back again soon!
— Graham C. Parent
Danny enjoyed all parts of the camp.
December 30, 2017: Danny enjoyed all parts of the camp. Camp definitely helped him improve his skills.
— Danny H. Parent
The competitive spirit was great!
July 23,2017: A highlight of camp for our son was the encouragement and support he received. The competitive spirit was great!
— Leo B. Parent
The coaches were very professional.
July 25, 2016: The coaches were very professional. My son said that his favorite part was getting to meet other players and learning new skills to better improve his game. He really liked it and felt that he learned a lot.
— Joyce L. Parent
Improved my basketball!
July 26, 2015: I loved meeting new kids and learning skills/drills to help me become better at basketball.
— Adam F. Camper
The coaches were excellent
July 24, 2015: Camp was very well organized. I liked the scrimmages and the coaches were excellent. It was really fun!
— Tania M. Parent
July 18, 2014: The thing I enjoyed most was how long the camp was since I had more time to practice and learn as a person to become a good basketball player. The best experience was when I got two awards from the camp!
— David C. Camper