Nike Basketball Camp Mass Maritime Academy
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Join ASA Hoops Head Coach Elizabeth Gilmore and in Buzzards Bay, MA in summer 2023 for serious fun! Offering two camp sessions for you to sharpen your fundamental skills and shooting technique - attend both camps to really see your game take flight and set yourself apart from the competition.
A Step Ahead (ASA) 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.
- 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 Elizabeth Gilmore
Coach Elizabeth (Liz) Gilmore was a former point guard at Dartmouth University and played semi-pro in Germany. She now teaches physical education in Weymouth and spends summers coaching basketball with ASA Hoops at various camps.View Elizabeth's Bio ⟩
Gilmore was named Ivy League Player of the Year and led Dartmouth to the 1993-94 and 1994-95 Ivy Championships along with an NCAA Tournament bid. She led the Big Green in assists and steals and ranks first all-time in career steals per game and season as well as second in all-time career assists.
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 our 26th year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2021, ASA had over 3000 campers come through it's doors. This up-coming year will be our biggest yet, with over 60 camps scheduled and the expansion of our 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 will come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
Session I: June 26-29
Session II: July 31-August 3
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30am at Alumni Gymnasium
Day Campers Check-in: Monday at 9am at Alumni Gymnasium
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12pm
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the dorms on campus and stay two per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $50
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
On the first day of camp, day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Closing ceremony will begin at 12PM. Check-out will immediately follow, concluding before 1PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
Daily Schedule: MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-12PM
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!
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
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
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
- 7:00 AM Wake Up
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM Day Campers arrive
- 9:05 AM Warm up / Stretch / Half Court Drills
- 9:30 AM Dribble Series
- 9:45 AM Drill Stations
- 10:15 AM 3 on 3
- 11:00 AM Full Court Games
- 11:45 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Free Throws / Two Ball / 1 on 1
- 1:15 PM Offense Team Drills
- 1:45 PM Defense Team Drills
- 2:15 PM 3 on 3
- 3:00 PM Full Court Games
- 4:00 PM Day Campers Depart
- 4:05 PM Foul Shooting
- 4:30 PM Full Court Drills
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Rest Hour
- 7:00 PM Full Court Games
- 8:00 PM Individual or Small Group work
- 9:00 PM Free time in dorm room
- 10:30 PM Lights out
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a regionally accredited, coeducational, state college offering undergraduate degrees in maritime-related fields, as well as graduate degrees and professional studies. Campers will utilize the Alumni Gymnasium on campus for basketball instruction. This facility includes two basketball courts, extensive Nautilus and modern cardiovascular area, three racquetball courts, a rifle range, a 25-yard, six-lane pool, a newly refurbished women's locker room and a multi-purpose floor which allows MMA to host a variety of different events.
Please note that the majority of instruction will take place on the indoor courts but if extra space is needed, the outside courts may be utilized - pack accordingly.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
he really enjoyed the whole camp experience
August 9, 2019: What Trevor liked the most was the dribbling sequence. He enjoyed playing basketball and said the food was great. Overall, he really enjoyed the whole camp experience.
— Katharin T., Parent
He liked the games
June 29, 2019: He liked the games, learning new skills and he also loved the lunch provided at Mass Maritime!
— Dana F., Parent
she left with so much confidence
June 28, 2019: Olivia went to camp nervous that she would be the worst player and she left with so much confidence. We were also impressed that her report card referenced her progress from last year and it really made her feel like you all cared. She cannot wait to come back next year.
— Jessica S., Parent
August 10, 2018: My daughter had a great experience at camp. She loved the counselors, they were very helpful and great teachers. She feels like she has learned so much, and her skills have improved. This was her second time going and asked to go again next summer!
— Robin L., Parent
July 22, 2018: Our son enjoyed the week. This is the 2nd time he has attended the mass maritime session. Likes the schedule and the coaches. The mix of skills, contests, and scrimmaging through out the week was good for his development .
— Mike E., Parent
June 29, 2018: My son adored his coaches and spent a lot of time thanking them and saying goodbye. When leaving he was talking excitedly about them and their backgrounds - there was some age and background diversity which he thought was great - 19 year old coaches and a 29 year old coach - solid coaches and good role models. He feels that they taught him a great deal and were very motivating to keep practicing.
— Jill Z., Parent
July 17, 2017: Colin loved his time at Nike Basketball Camp! It was well run and we plan to send both Colin and his sister next year. Thank you!
— Colin H., Parent
Very well organized
July 14, 2017: Very well organized. Everything flowed throughout the day. Kept the kids busy and ensured that they were learning while having fun. My son said the food was very good!
— Colin R., Parent
Shooting greatly improved
June 30, 2017: The drills were extremely useful. Mason's shooting greatly improved during his time at camp.
— Mason K., Parent
Everything was excellent.
July 6, 2016: He loved it so much we signed him up for an additional week along with his little brother!
— Kevin D., Parent
A great experience.
July 6, 2015: I liked meeting new friends! I can't wait until next year!
— Joseph C., Camper
Overall a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it.
July 6, 2015: The all star game with the counselors vs campers was great. Overall a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it. My daughter came with 5 friends from North Andover and if Tom is running it again, I can guarantee probably 5 or 6 more campers from North Andover.
— Janine C., Parent
He loved the competition.
July 7, 2015: As a parent, I was happy that the kids were divided based on their skill the first day of camp so they could get the most out of their experience!
— James F., Parent
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