Nike Girls Basketball Camp Mount Alvernia Academy
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Get better this summer at the popular, girls only basketball camp near downtown Boston in Newton, MA. Join Patrick Ferdinand, Varsity Head Coach at Watertown High School, and his staff of top-notch coaches and reach your goals through a mix of drills, competitive scrimmages and position specialty instruction.
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 Patrick Ferdinand
Patrick is the ASA Wildcats Head Coach, ASA Hoops Wildcats Girls Program Director, and the Head Varsity Girls Coach at Watertown High School. Prior to his position at Watertown High School, Patrick coached at the Cambridge School of Weston and Regis College.View Patrick's Bio ⟩
Patrick has a great deal of experience dealing with players of all levels and finds immense satisfaction motivating student athletes. His success on the court speaks for itself leading Watertown High School to two straight North Finals and being named the Boston Herald 2014-2015 Division 2 Coach of the Year.
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 22nd year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2017, 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.
July 22-26, 2019
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Check-out: Friday at 12PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-TH 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
*Camp price will increase $10 on April 15.Show Less See More Camp Details
Nike Versa Tack Basketballs can be purchased during registration for $25. Players can choose between a size 6 (28.5", standard girls) or size 7 (29.5", standard boys) ball, which will be passed out on the last day of camp. Please note that it is not required to bring a basketball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.
ASA and Nike Basketball Camps are geared for all ages and abilities. Campers are expected to work hard, be receptive to coaching, exhibit discipline, have a strong work ethic, and be serious about basketball. As a staff we pride ourselves in being a teaching camp first with scrimmages and contests will take place throughout the week. 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. A closing ceremony will take place on the last day prior to check-out for full day campers. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony!
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Stretch / Warm Up
- 9:15 AM Form Shooting
- 9:25 AM Dribble Series
- 9:45 AM Drill Stations
- 10:15 AM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 10:20 AM Full Court Drills / Partner Drills
- 10:35 AM 3 on 3 Games
- 11:10 AM Water Break / 10 Free Throws
- 11:20 AM Full Court Scrimmages
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:30 PM 10 Free Throws / Free Shoot
- 12:45 PM Shooting Games
- 1:05 PM 1 on 1 Drills
- 1:20 PM 1 on 1 Games
- 1:55 PM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 2:00 PM Full Court Scrimmages
- 2:45 PM Camper of the day / Summary
- 3:00 PM Dismissal
Mount Alvernia Academy is located near downtown Boston in Newton, MA. The MAA gym has a full sized gym with 6 basketball nets and a stage.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 28, 2018: My son had a tremendous time!
— John W. Parent
I like the balance of drills and sportsmanship!
July 28, 2018: I like the balance of drills, sportsmanship, encouragement and emphasis on practice.
— Roaxnne A. Parent
She felt supported, encouraged and challenged by the coaches!
July 28, 2018: Sofia really enjoyed the camp. She felt supported, encouraged and challenged by the coaches. She shared only positive feelings and experiences. She wants to play basketball more seriously more. She’s pumped! Thank you!
— Elizabeth D. Parent
I loved the 1v1 and 3v3 games
July 08, 2016: I loved the 1v1 and 3v3 games at the end of the day because we got to use the skills we learned throughout the day
— Caitlin N. Camper
Very positive and fun experience!
July 08, 2016: I received all positive feedback from my daughter. She loved the campers, staff, mentioned several things she learned each day, had a blast, raved about the lunches!! Was a very positive and fun experience!! Thank you!
— Colleen F. Parent
Coaches were so attentive!
July 08, 2016: All the other campers were nice and coaches were so attentive! We definitely would attend this camp again next summer.
— Ciara C. Parent