Nike Basketball Camp Mass Maritime Academy
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Join the ASA Hoops staff in Buzzards Bay this summer for one, two or three weeks of competitive basketball training. Attend as an overnight camper to receive the full camp experience on the MMA campus or just come for the day for basketball skills, contests and scrimmaging.
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.
- Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
- Fundamental instruction, individual development, and team play
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Co-Director Elizabeth (Liz) Gilmore
Coach 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 (Liz) Gilmore'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.
Co-Director Eric Adams
Eric Adams has served as the Operations Manager for the Dana Barros Basketball Camp for 15 years and is a graduate of Mount Ida College. He is the founder and director of the New England Breakaway Basketball Camp and has been affiliated with the Bay State Summer Games for over 10 years.View Eric Adams's Bio ⟩
Prior to his position as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Emmanuel College, Coach Adams was Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Mt. Ida College, Asst. Women's Basketball Coach at Regis College and Asst. Boys Basketball Coach at Canton and Xaverian Brothers High School.
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 its twentieth year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2016, over 2,500 participants have entered our programs. This up-coming year will be ASA's biggest yet, with over 40 camps scheduled and the expansion of their 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 have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
Session I: June 25-28
Session II: July 9-12
Session III: August 6-9
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday at 8AM at Alumni Gymnasium
Day Campers Check-in: Monday between 8:30AM-9AM at Alumni Gymnasium
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12PM. Departure immediately following.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Sixth Company Dorms on campus. Campers stay two or three* per room, assigned by age and roommate requests. *Triples are limited and cannot be guaranteed. 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
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! Camp ends before 1PM.
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. The State of Massachusetts 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.
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.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.
- To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
- To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.
*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 if extra space is needed, the outside courts may be utilized; the majority of instruction will be inside.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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. Parents