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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.

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

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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.

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  • Jay Anderson

    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. 

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Camp Details

2018 DATES

Session I: June 18-22
Session II: July 9-13 

CAMP HOURS

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 

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Camper Evaluation

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

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.

Registration Packet

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. 

Scholarships

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

Macalester College Gym

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. 

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.33 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 4/5.
    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. 

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

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Tim Whittle, Camp Director
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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