Nike Boys Basketball Camp Macalester College
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Nike Boys Basketball Camp returns to Macalester College for collegiate-style drills, scrimmages, and basketball IQ to help improve your individual and team performance. Head Men's Coach Tim Whittle and his staff invites players of all abilities to join this popular day camp in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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.
- In-depth discussions on situational play, including time and game management
- 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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Camp Director Tim Whittle
Tim Whittle begins his 18th year as a college basketball coach. He has been a Head Basketball Coach for 9 years, Head Golf Coach for 2 seasons and an assistant college basketball coach for 8 seasons. He just completed his 9th season as the Head Coach at Macalester and is currently pursuing a career in athletic administration at the college level.View Tim Whittle's Bio ⟩
Whittle came to St. Paul following a successful assistant coaching stint at national powerhouse Washington University in St. Louis. Whittle was the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the two-time NCAA Division III National Champions (2008 and 2009), and in five seasons helped guide the Bears to a 112-30 overall record and three consecutive Final Four appearances in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Prior to his stint with Washington University, Whittle served as an assistant coach for three years (2001-2004) at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was also head men’s golf coach and assistant cross country coach.
In 1996, following his graduation from Washington University with a degree in Finance and Management, he began a four-year career in the banking business for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, before joining the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball. As the Manager of Finance, he coordinated efforts to fund a $400 million ball park in downtown Miami.
As a player, Whittle was a four-year letter-winner at Washington University, helping the Bears to a 79-27 record and two NCAA playoff appearances including a 1996 Elite Eight. Whittle received a Master’s in Education degree in 2008 from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.
Co-Director Jay Anderson
Jay Anderson serves as the Macalester College men’s basketball program assistant coach and Assistant Manager of the Leonard Center. Anderson was most recently a graduate assistant manager with the University of Oregon men’s basketball program for the 2010-11 season.View Jay Anderson's Bio ⟩
Anderson worked closely with the team’s director of operations, while assisting in other day-to-day operations of the team.
Anderson was a center for the Oregon Ducks from 2000-04, playing in 105 career games in his four years at UO. He was a sophomore on the 2002 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional Final. An excellent student, he was also twice recognized as a Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honoree.
Following his playing career at Oregon, Anderson competed professionally from 2004-09 with club teams in Germany (SB DJK Rosenheim), Romania (BC Mures Targu-Mures), Australia (Bundaberg Bulls), New Zealand (Otago Nuggets) and Luxemburg (BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen). After his professional career concluded, he was a coach and trainer for the Seattle-based AAU program, Emerald City Basketball Academy in 2009-10.
Before coming to Eugene as an undergraduate, Anderson was a McDonald’s All-America nominee and all-state performer for Faribault High School from 1996-2000 in Faribault, Minn. For his prep career, he tallied 1,173 points and grabbed 750 rebounds.
Anderson received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2004 and recently completed a master’s degree in educational leadership at University of Oregon. Jay is married to the former Kelsey Petermeier of Grand Rapids, Minn. and they are proud parents of daughter Grace, born in January 2012 and son, Oliver born in September 2014.
Session I: June 18-22
Session II: July 9-13
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-4pm 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 Stretching
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Passing
- 1:45 PM Guest Speaker
- 2:30 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:50 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:00 PM Dismissal
The Alumni Gymnasium and Field House at the Leonard Center Athletic Complex seats up to 1,200 spectators for basketball and volleyball games, 50 percent more than the previous space, and is state-of-the-art in all regards. The wood floor is considered top-of-the-line and the steep angle of the bleachers allow fans to be close to the action. The gym is easily accessible from both the Snelling Avenue and campus entrances.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son liked the individual feedback.
July 31, 2017: My son liked the individual feedback from the coaches at the end of camp and has been working on the skills they suggested
— Heidi G. Parent
Games at the end of camp were very exciting.
July 28, 2017: Every time that I come here my shooting gets much better. The games nearing the end of the camp were very exciting. I feel as though I'm average at every sport I play but that I have the best chance in basketball. I would definitely come back, as this camp really trains me hard and makes me a better player.
— Jack L. Camper
Shooting techniques have improved since camp.
July 4, 2017: Overall, ball handling and shooting techniques have improved measurably since camp for my son. Favorite part of camp for me was the excitement that Jamison displayed everyday while driving to the College. I would recommend having the campers play a game that the parents could watch on the last day.
Made me a better teammate and leader!
June 26, 2017: This camp was fun and a really great experience. It made me a better passer and a better teammate and leader! The director and staff were great and were there when we needed help.
— Ataa M. Camper
I liked the intensity
June 17, 2016: I enjoyed playing with many different people and making new friends. I also enjoyed the new drills that made me better. It was nice to also be coached by some new people and learn from them!
— Ataa-Adjetey M. Camper
The coaches were great
June 17, 2016: This is a great program! The coaches really make the difference. I was really impressed with Tim Whittle and his staff.
— Nolan B. Parent
I had a blast!
June 29, 2015: I really enjoyed this camp. It's the best one I've ever attended! The coaches were so involved and taught us a lot. I liked that Camp Director Tim Whittle was really involved too.
— Nathan C. Camper
A great deal of fun
June 29, 2015: The boys loved it! They made some friendships and a great deal of fun. They want to attend next year if it is offered.
— Liz C. Parent
He loved it all
June 29, 2015: He really liked the camp; he came home every day showing us new things he learned. He liked the teachers too
— Jen K. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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