Nike Basketball Camp The Hotchkiss School
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Improve your game in summer 2024 with The Hotchkiss School Head Boy's Basketball Coach Joseph Busacca and staff at this new coed basketball camp in Lakeville, CT. Focus on the fundamentals and fine-tuning your positional work, shooting technique, footwork and ball-handling skills.
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.
- Skill development drills for players of all abilities
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Director Joseph Busacca
Joseph Busacca joined the Hotchkiss faculty in 2022 as the assistant director of admission and head boys basketball coach.View Joseph's Bio ⟩
He is originally from Staten Island, NY and completed his undergraduate degree at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. He was a two-time conference champion, conference player of the year, and an All-American his senior year. In 2016, Busacca became an assistant men's basketball coach at Manhattanville College, where he also completed his Masters degree in business management. After college, he became one of the youngest NCAA head basketball coaches in the country at 24 years old at Curry College. After three years as head coach, Busacca became an assistant coach at one of the premier academic institutions in the country, Amherst College.
July 8-11, 2024
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30pm
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
*Per The Hotchkiss School policy, all campers must have received their primary COVID series vaccine to attend camp. Boosters are not required.
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
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. The State of Connecticut 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.
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
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 Dynamic Warm-up
- 9:40 AM Skills Training
- 10:20 AM Full Court 3 on 3
- 11:00 AM 5 on 5 Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:45 PM Skills Competitions
- 1:20 PM Shooting Instruction
- 1:40 PM Team Offense/Defense
- 2:20 PM Transition Drills
- 2:40 PM Dribbling Skills
- 3:10 PM Half Court 3 on 3
- 4:00 PM Campers Depart
Campers will utilize the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center. Built in 2002, the 222,000-square-foot Mars Center is used for for swimming and water polo, basketball, squash, hockey and indoor tennis.
July 30, 2023: Guest speakers were great and I really appreciated how the coaches took time to write specific evaluations for each player.
August 3, 2023: My son LOVED it! He actually wanted to get there early every day so he wouldn't miss a minute!
The coaches were dedicated!
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.