Nike Basketball Camp Hood College
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Basketball Camps
Head to Frederick, MD in summer 2019 for one week of serious fun for boys and girls! Train with Nike Basketball Camp Director Jourdain Blackmon and work on challenging drills, technical instruction, and competitive scrimmages in a focused and friendly environment.
Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps' mission is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to become a better and more explosive player. The Complete Skills camp places emphasis on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning. The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills and post/perimeter shooting.
- 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 Jourdain Blackmon
Jourdain Blackmon has over seven years of coaching experience and has worked at nearly 20 Nike Basketball Camps since 2014. Blackmon is a high school basketball coach at Timbercreek High School in Sicklerville, NJ and former trainer who places emphasis on being aggressive offensively, character building, and playing with passion.View Jourdain's Bio ⟩
Before coaching high school basketball, Blackmon was a basketball trainer for all levels. He focused on teaching fundamentals, footwork, and increasing basketball IQ and confidence in the game. He has worked with athletes like: Kyle Hines (CSKA), Tyler Hines, Jamar Johnson, Najee Lane and Jasmine Martin, all of whom played basketball overseas.
Blackmon is originally from Sicklerville, New Jersey where he graduated from Timbercreek High School. He went on to attend Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a bachelors in business management.
While attending Clark Atlanta, he was a point guard on the basketball team from 2006-2010. In his senior year, Clark Atlanta won their division, making them champions of their regular season with a record of 24-7. They ranked #17 in the nation and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA II Tournament. In that same year he also was #3 in the nation in steals. He is currently in graduate school for a degree athletic directorship.
Staff Pro Level Training
Pro Level Training’s concept is very simple: cover all grounds with everyone that we work with. In addition to skills training, we place major emphasis on the strength, conditioning and performance sides of the game. We will give campers a snapshot of how professional basketball players train in order to get the most out of every second on the floor.View Pro Level Training's Bio ⟩
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was a need for athletes to learn how to properly prepare their minds and bodies for the game of basketball.
Our goal is to improve the quality of individual on court performance by providing clients with the physical & mental tools needed to get to the next level of their career. We enjoy both training and educating players to get the most out of each session.
June 24-28, 2019
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-3pm FRI 9am-12pm
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. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.
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 Campers Arrive/ Free Shoot
- 9:15 AM Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 AM Skill Development Work
- 11:15 AM Agility Drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch/extra shooting
- 1:00 PM Individual Improvement Drills
- 1:30 PM Lecture (Guest Speaker, nutrition/conditioning discussions)
- 2:15 PM Games - 5 on 5 or 3 on 3
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
The BB&T Arena is home to Hood's volleyball and women's and men's basketball teams.