Nike Basketball Camp at New Jersey City University
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Head over to New Jersey City University in summer 2023 for basketball and serious fun! Work with Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy Coaching staff to improve your skills. This coed basketball camp is designed for players of all skill levels looking to get better in a positive environment with high-energy coaches.
The Individual Skills Camp will focus on the individual players skills. This includes Shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork, defense, rebounding. We will break down each skill and make it simple for each camper to understand and implement the skills in a fun and exciting way. This camp is geared toward every level of basketball player from beginner to advance.
The Competitive Skills Camp will focus on competition skills. This includes team skills, individual skills, different presses and press breakers, zone offense, zone defense, man to man offense, man to man defense, tournament style play. Campers will be in multiple game like scenarios. Our focus in this camp is to take the individual and team skills of each camper and help them apply in pressure situations. This camp is geared toward every level of basketball player from beginner to advanced.
- Unique program emphasis each week
- Excellent training facilities and coaching staff
- 1:12 staff to camper ratio
- Multi Day and Single Day sessions options available
- Extended Day available
- Friday Clinic Available
- Nike Basketball Camp T-shirt and prizes! (multi-day camps only)
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Camp Director TJ Jones
TJ Jones is the founder and lead skills director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy and is a National Nike Basketball Camp Director. Coach Jones has over 22 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor.View TJ's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Coach Jones has always been a student of the game. As a child, TJ didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 14. With little help from coaches or relatives (Coach Jones’ Uncle played for the New York Knicks), he taught himself how to play the game of basketball by watching games on television and tapes on basketball teachings of various coaches. In high school he was one of the top players in his high school history (ranked 14th in the state). He later went to UTSA to become at team captain as a sophomore. After UTSA coach Jones still had the desire to play the game of basketball. After playing in Europe and a short stint in Mexico, he decided that he wasn't as passionate about playing basketball as he was helping developing players.
Coach Jones went on to pursue his passion for developing players and became director of basketball operations at Home Court America in San Antonio. As Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Jones was responsible for developing new programs along with maintaining and increasing the quality of the existing basketball structure. Later he had the opportunity of becoming an assistant coach at a division 1 university. At as a college coach, he was extremely instrumental in player development.
Coach Jones is very unique in the aspect of working with different age groups. For some coaches, it is very difficult for them to coach and develop youth and also have the same success with developing college level players and professional players. He works well with all age groups and is very successful with them.
Basketball Tips by TJ:
Staff Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy
With over 22 years of training and coaching experience that covers all age groups and skills levels, Ultimate Champions has become one of the nation's premier basketball training academies. Ultimate Championships teamed up with Nike Basketball Camps in 2013 and has been helping children discover the Ultimate Champion inside of themselves every year since.View Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy's Bio ⟩
Their camps are specially designed to groom the beginner and grow their skill set; to take an intermediate player’s game and get them on the path to becoming an advanced player; and to take an advanced player and sharpen their skills so that they dominate on the court.
Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy was founded by National Nike Sports Camp Director Terrence Jones. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Ultimate Champions hosts Nike Basketball Camps over spring, summer, and winter break throughout Texas, New York City and most recently, Baton Rouge. Their vision is to help players enhance skill development, athleticism, explosiveness, and overall game through positive and challenging instruction.
Individual Skills: July 31-August 4
Competitive Skills: August 7-11
Individual Skills and Competitive Skills:
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
POST CAMP CARE AVAILABLE: Train for an extra hour after each day of camp (Mon-Thurs) with the Post Camp Personalized Skills Academy. See below for more details.
ONLY AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY? Put your skills to the test and join us only on Friday, from 1pm-4pm, for the Competitive Game Play Clinic! See below for more details
ULTIMATE CHAMPIONS PHILOSOPHY
In order to be successful there has to be a strong foundation. If a builder is building a house, he must have a strong foundation in order for the house to stand properly over time. Well, the same is for basketball. There must be a strong foundation in fundamentals for continuous individual improvement. In addition to an emphasis on skill development, camp will also aim to improve each players athleticism and explosiveness.
FRIDAY ONLY COMPETITIVE GAME PLAY CLINIC
Competitive Game Play will be comprised of a multitude of competitive games along with dribbling and shooting competitions. Within the games, campers will be divided based on age and skill level.
Note: Depending on the number of campers signed up for the clinic, some of these competitions might not be played. Friday Competitive Game Play will run from 1-4pm, for $49.
POST-CAMP PERSONALIZED SKILLS ACADEMY
In Post-Camp Training Personalized Training, Ultimate Champions will be offering skill-specific training catered to the need of each player. The focus is to find out the challenge area of each player and spend the entire session working to improve the challenge areas. It will run Monday-Thursday, from 4pm-5pm, and be $40 (for all 4 days). *Only available for Individual/Competitive Skills campers.
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
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
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work
- 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
- 2:00 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 4:00 PM Campers Depart
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.