Nike Basketball Camp Princeton Day School
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Coach Joel Green, a former professional player, operates an east coast basketball camp staple for developing players at PDS in Princeton, NJ during summer 2023. Take your skills to the next level at the Complete Skills Camp, the Shooting Camp, or the Intro to Hoops Camp.
Pro Level Training Nike Basketball Camps' mission is to provide players with the skills and mental approach they need to become a better and more explosive player. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, footwork, balance, and conditioning.
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.
- Innovative skill development training and video analysis
- Nutrition discussions and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- All summer campers receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Joel Green
Joel Green, former professional player, founded Pro Level Training after realizing his undeniable passion for teaching and coaching. His goal is to help enhance player performance both physically and mentally by providing them uniquely designed skills and mental approaches they need to get a leg up on the competition.View Joel's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Joel Green was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and was an All-City basketball player for all four years of high school. After graduating from high school, he attended the well known Hargrave Military Academy for prep school to exercise more college options. While there, he helped lead Hargrave to a #1 national ranking by USA Today and became top 30 players in the country.
Upon leaving Hargrave he began his collegiate career at Siena College where he was the top recruit. After an injury sidelined him, he was forced to sit out and red shirt his freshman year. To seek better opportunity, Joel transferred from Siena into the JUCO rankings to avoid sitting out yet another year by going to another 4 year school, which is NCAA regulation for transfers. While spending time in Junior College, Joel was able to win back-to-back National Titles making his way back to Division 1 basketball by signing with Rider University. After winning a Regular Season Title his senior season with the Broncs, he graduated with honors earning his BA in psychology. Joel began his professional career by playing in Ireland’s Superleague, which was followed by playing in both Spain and Venezuela while receiving a D-League contact along the way. A recent highlight for Joel was when he was invited to spend a few weeks with the 76ers during their preseason training.
Over the years Joel has been featured in multiple commercials, print ads and also on a national TV show. Joel is the 2017 face of Cheez-It Crackers' latest national basketball campaign. This feature was a dream come true and gave him the opportunity to play in the Celebrity Crunch Classic, coached by Magic Johnson, playing against Charles Barkley's team of celebrities. In addition to all of this, Joel also travels to speak to many organizations, schools, and programs to help motivate & inspire others to maximize on their talents, skills and untapped potential.
Basketball Tips by Joel:
Camp Director Jourdain Blackmon
Jourdain Blackmon has over seven years of coaching experience and has worked at nearly 20 Nike Basketball Camps since 2014. Blackmon is a high school basketball coach at Timbercreek High School in Sicklerville, NJ and former trainer who places emphasis on being aggressive offensively, character building, and playing with passion.View Jourdain's Bio ⟩
Before coaching high school basketball, Blackmon was a basketball trainer for all levels. He focused on teaching fundamentals, footwork, and increasing basketball IQ and confidence in the game. He has worked with athletes like: Kyle Hines (CSKA), Tyler Hines, Jamar Johnson, Najee Lane and Jasmine Martin, all of whom played basketball overseas.
Blackmon is originally from Sicklerville, New Jersey where he graduated from Timbercreek High School. He went on to attend Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a bachelors in business management.
While attending Clark Atlanta, he was a point guard on the basketball team from 2006-2010. In his senior year, Clark Atlanta won their division, making them champions of their regular season with a record of 24-7. They ranked #17 in the nation and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA II Tournament. In that same year he also was #3 in the nation in steals. He is currently in graduate school for a degree athletic directorship.
Staff Pro Level Training
Pro Level Training’s concept is very simple: cover all grounds with everyone that we work with. In addition to skills training, we place major emphasis on the strength, conditioning and performance sides of the game.View Pro Level Training's Bio ⟩
The idea of Pro Level Training was conceived from Founder Joel Green’s desire to bring the “Pro” style of training and preparation to youth athletes. He saw that there was a need for athletes to learn how to properly prepare their minds and bodies for the game of basketball.
Our goal is to improve the quality of individual on court performance by providing clients with the physical & mental tools needed to get to the next level of their career. We enjoy both training and educating players to get the most out of each session.
Boys Shooting Skills: July 5-7
Girls Complete Skills: July 24-28
Boys Complete Skills: July 31-August 4
Coed Intro to Hoops: August 7-11
Boys Shooting Skills
Check in: Wednesday at 8:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Daily Hours: WED-FRI 9AM-4PM
Boys & Girls Complete Skills:
Check in: Monday at 8:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
Coed Intro to Hoops
Check in: Monday at 8:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 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
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
- 9:00 AM Campers Arrive
- 9:15 AM Stretch/Dynamic Warmup
- 9:30 AM Skill Development/Performance Training
- 11:30 AM Classroom (Connect & Build Campers IQ of Basketball)
- 12:00 PM Lunch/Extra Shooting
- 12:45 PM Individual Improvement Drills/Camper Interviews
- 1:05 PM Lecture/Skill Competitions
- 1:35 PM Competitive Team Games - 3x3, 4x4, 5x5
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Princeton Day School is a private coeducational day school located in Princeton, New Jersey, serving students in grades Pre-K to 12. Campers will utilize the Upper Gym and Gymnatorium for basketball instruction. The Upper Gym, the first gym on campus, is home to Panther Girls and Boys Basketball and Volleyball teams. The Gymateria is a room that houses a cafeteria for our Lower School students during the school day and is used for volleyball and basketball practice and games after school.
*Please note, the Princeton Day School gym is not air-conditioned. Camper safety is always our number one priority. The gyms can get warm but we take every possible measure (fans, open doors, and plenty of water breaks) to ensure campers are playing in a comfortable and safe environment.
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Julian loved developing his skills
August 1, 2021: Julian loved developing his skills and was very interested in listening to the guest speaker. He said all the counselors were very encouraging.
— Amanda Blanco., Parent
She found that camp elevated her strength training, elevating her shooting and guard training.
August 1, 2021: Aryana is very self motivated and passionate about playing basketball. She found that camp elevated her strength training, elevating her shooting and guard training. She especially loved the drill stations and competition set ups. It was a mix of fun and intensity.
— Krupali D., Parent
improved his confidence
August 10, 2019: Kai enjoyed learning how to shoot under pressure. He feels the camp improved his confidence and leadership skills!
— Judette B., Parent
he had a great time
July 13, 2019: Joshua found the camp organized and felt the coaches were attentive to what was going on during camp. They also paid attention to 5 on 5 games, told him what needed improvement, and praised him when he did well. Overall he had a great time and wants to do it again in August.
— Seaford W., Parent
coaches are amazing
July 13, 2019: This is the second year Tyler has attended this camp and it is by far his favorite! The coaches are amazing and Joel is so great!
— Nadeem D., Parent
August 12, 2018: I thought the camp was well organized. I interacted with the director, Joel Green, the most. I found him enthusiastic and caring. My son enjoyed his time there; he improved on some aspects of his game; the non-basketball workouts were an excellent part in that is showed the players there is more to be a good player/athlete then just making baskets. Being in shape is also very important.
— Leigh M., Parent
My son came home with new skills
August 11, 2018: Everyday my son showed improvement In his game. The coaches also did a good job of making sure the kids were properly warmed up before beginning daily basketball drills and games.
— Robert G., Parent
August 4, 2018: My kid complains about everything but she didn’t have anything negative to say about this camp so you must have been something right! She did say that she felt like she got better but worried that she’d lose her skills by winter so hopefully we’ll be available to do the fall session with you so she continues to gain confidence.
— Renee T., Parent
July 15, 2018: The staff, Joel, his dad and the other coaches taught basketball skills and helped build character and confidence in an encouraging and fun way. My son was exhausted but pushed himself to go every day and make it through the workouts. Kudos to the staff, especially Joel and his dad!
— Jeremiah W., Parent
She loved the structure of the camp
August 12, 2017: My daughter enjoyed the camp tremendously. She loved the structure of the camp and thought the coaches were great! We will be back next summer. I cant wait to see what she has learned from this camp during the next basketball season . Thank you!
— Stephanie P., Parent
The entire coaching and coordinator staff accommodated his needs
August 11, 2017: My son was recently diagnosed with a serious medical condition. The entire coaching and coordinator staff accommodated his needs and went above and beyond to ensure he had a great time. He never felt like he was a burden and as parents, knowing that we had many eyes and ears to help us with this issue was truly in the spirit of the African proverb "it takes a village to raise a child." Thanks to everyone, especially his individual coaches who always said to me, "I got this." He will definitely be back next year with a few friends. Last, I appreciated the disciplinary style of the coaches, they let the players know who was in charge.
— Michael G., Parent
He feels like he got better each day
August 11, 2017: My son loved playing with the experienced players and counselors, he feels like he got better each day
— Robert J., Parent
Encouraging talks each day.
August 8, 2017: The networking, the encouraging talks each day and the conditioning were the best parts of camp. Wish there were more girls closer to my nieces age.
— Rohail A., Parent
Our son loved all of it!
September 7, 2016: Our son loved all of it! We were very pleased with the training and interaction at the camp. He came home clearly improved in his skills. Very well done. He can't wait to come back next year!
— Mary Ann J., Parent
I became a better player.
August 14, 2016: The coaches pushed me to become a better player.
— Michael J., Camper
My shooting game has improved.
August 14, 2016: I liked that we worked on different drills to help develop my skills. The coaches were excellent and my shooting game and shot release have improved.
— Myles G., Camper
One of the best summer basketball camps.
August 12: 2016: The camp was very well done and organized. It is probably one of the best summer basketball camps my son has attended. I liked the warmup drills to begin with and then pushing the kids through the day. My son gained some confidence and improved. Plan to attend every year (if possible).
— Ranjan S., Parent
My daughter has already asked to go back next year.
August 8, 2016: Joel runs a great camp and my daughter has been a rerun camper for 2-years straight. She has already asked to go back next year. Although she is an advanced player, she enjoyed playing with girls of various levels as well as the strength and agility drills and coaches v kids games.
— Janice S., Parent
Thank you - awesome job.
August 7, 2016: All coaches were well trained and good with teaching young ladies - thank you - awesome job. Our girls were very motivated by your staff.
— Trina W., Parent
I got to play with a former NBA player!
The most memorable part of camp for me was playing with a former NBA player and all the coaches!
— Nevaeh D., Camper
The coaches were so helpful and knowledgable.
I loved talking to the coaches. They were so helpful and knowledgable.
— Molly L., Camper
I made new friends.
I enjoyed going to the different stations, working with all the coaches and making new friends. My favorite part was the workout drill exercises.
— DJ W., Camper
My son is bragging about the experience.
My son is bragging about the experience to everyone and I saw a lot of confidence in him after attending the camp.
— Rajeev K., Parent
All the coaches were knowledgeable, fun and really good on the court.
All the coaches were knowledgeable, fun and really good on the court. Which made taking their instructions that much more valuable.
— Anthony L., Camper
If you are truly interested in getting better as a player this Nike Camp is for you.
If you are truly interested in getting better as a player this Nike Camp is for you. The instructors were professional and eager to teach. I learned so much and would not hesitate to attend again, I learned so much from the experience. I told all of my friends about the camp and the most memorable moment was meeting the NBA player.
Fun for kids of all ages.
The counselors were professional, courteous, understanding and really knowledgeable about the game. Made it fun for kids of all ages, will do again next year.
This camp was a lot fun.
This camp was a lot fun, I had a lot of fun, and I learned a lot at this camp.
Great Director, coaches made the kids feel confident where size was not an issue.
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