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Join TJ Jones, Founder of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy, and staff in spring and summer 2023 to stay ahead of the competition in San Antonio, Texas! Offering a variety of skill-specific sessions for beginner to advanced players, ages 8-17, looking to improve their game and make long-lasting friendships.
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.
The Overnight Camp is the perfect sleep away camp for campers looking to develop their game while enjoying fun evening activities and making new friends. Day Camper options are available.
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 Team Skills Camp will focus on Team Skills. This includes setting screens, v-cuts, reading the defense, read and react, rebounding from any position, learn position 1-5. We will teach individual skills in this camp as well as teach each camper how to take his individual skills and implement them into game like situations. Each camper will be placed in game like situations that will force them to apply their individual skills in various scenarios. 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.
The High Intensity Camp is the perfect camp for the more advanced basketball player. This camp is for campers with at least 4 years of playing organized basketball. All skilled learned in a control setting will be immediately used in a game like scenario. Campers will learn individual, team and game time basketball concepts.
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- 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.
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Director Marvin Walker
Coach Walker has over 20 years of coaching experience, including 6 years of college coaching experience. Currently, he is the boy’s assistant coach at Alamo Heights high school.View Marvin's Bio ⟩
Before Alamo Heights Walker was an assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Incarnate Word (2016-2019). He also spent one year as an assistant coach at Binghamton University (2012-2013) and two seasons at Trinity University (2010-2012). In 2002, Walker was an intern for the South Alabama men’s team.
Walker spent five years as the head coach for St. Mary’s Hall girls’ basketball. He led the Barons to spectacular improvement during his time. In his first year, the team only won two games, but they registered 37 victories over his final two seasons at the helm. He was previously an assistant at San Antonio Taft High School for a team ranked No. 1 in Texas, and advanced to the 5A state semifinals in 2004.
Director Katy Cooke
Katy Cooke is the Head Girls Basketball Coach at John Paul II Catholic High School. In just her 2nd year as head coach , JPII has a 27-16 record, and in 2021 she led them to a final 4 appearance in TAPP 4-A state tournament.View Katy's Bio ⟩
Before taking the head coaching job for JPII she was an assistant coach at Antonian Preparatory High School for 5 years. While working as assistant for Antonian, the girls team won district twice and madeTAPPS 6-A State-Tournament. She has helped several of her players reach their goals of playing at the next level, at schools like Texas A&M, Trinity College, Incarnate Word University, and Schriener. While coaching she also worked for All American Sports and the San Antonio Spurs as a Tournament Director. Where she helped run the 2nd largest youth tournament, with over 541 teams attending for 13 different states, and 3 countries.
She is a former Division I basketball player, who voted All- State in both Kentucky and Texas while in High School. Ranked as one of the top players in the state of Texas and Kentucky between 2005-2009. Starting her college career at Tennessee Tech University, finishing her career at the University of Incarnate Word. While playing at University of Incarnate Word, Coach Cooke led her team to three Lone Star Conference tournament appearances, as well as a conference championship game in 2012.. She led her team in scoring, free throw percentage, and assist per game. She averaged 12.1 points per game. 3-pt shooting percentage was 38.5% per game, along with averaging 3.4 assist per game . Her average free throw percentage throughout her career was 88 percent but in 2012 she ranked Top 5 in the nation in free throw percentage shooting 92.2%. She was named to the Lonestar All-Conference Team 2011 and was voted first team all-conference in 2012. 116209#
After graduating with her degree in Business Administration, she took a graduate assistant position at UIW Athletic department as the Head of Women's Club Basketball, she received her Masters in Education concentration in Kinesiology.
Camp Director Henry Sims
Coach Henry Sims is entering his inaugural year as the assistant coach of HPU after completing his 15th season as a high school basketball coach. Coach Sims is more than a result-driven Coach.View Henry's Bio ⟩
He is a Coach who believes in fundamentals, player development, scholarship and character which has resulted in professional basketball careers, athletic scholarships, and high achieving individuals.
"My capacity to develop and lead is built on my experience as a standout district and state high school student athlete, member of the United States Boxing team which was selected to compete in the Olympics, and over 25 years of grassroots and scholastic coaching that resulted in a state championship. In addition to these athletic experiences, I am also a certified Life Coach, Professional Coach and Anger Resolution Therapist. My philosophy starts with a strategic method of preparation with a focus on dedication and hard work which sometimes is non-traditional but effective."
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.View Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy's Bio ⟩
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.
20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78247
Individual Skills (Day Camp): June 12-16
Complete Skills (Overnight / Extended Day Camp): June 25-29
Team Skills (Day Camp): July 17-21
Competitive Skills (Day Camp): July 31-August 4
High Intensity (Day Camp): August 7-11
DAY CAMP DETAILS
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Meals: Meals are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM, FRI 9AM-12PM
FRIDAY ONLY 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: 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 applicable to day camps.
OVERNIGHT CAMP DETAILS
Check-in: Sunday between 2:00PM-4:00PM at Frost Athletic Center
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12:30PM. Check-out following at 1PM.
Meals: Dinner is provided on Sunday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided Monday-Wednesday. Breakfast and Lunch are provided on Thursday.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Abbott Hall, Bailey Hall, and Ewing Halsell Hall dorms on campus and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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.
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $50
Supervision: 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.
COMPLETE SKILLS: EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all extended-day campers should arrive between 3PM-4PM dressed and ready to play.
♦ Check-in between 3PM-4PM at Frost Athletic Center
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-8:30PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-1PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following the closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 4PM-8:30PM, MON-WED, 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-1PM
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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 (Day Camps)
● 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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Streching
- 9:30 AM Drills Stations
- 10:15 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 10:45 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Ball-Handling
- 2:15 PM Passing
- 2:30 PM Guest Speaker/lecture
- 3:00 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:45 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 4:00 PM Ending Speech and Dismissal
April 7, 2023: My son has been a baseball player for the past 6 years, so this was our first experience into the basketball community and it truly did not disappoint. It was a long day for him but he has so much fun and learned so much. He loved the coaches! And skills absolutely improved.
July 1, 2022: My daughter is signed up for a different camp every week this summer and I have never seen her this happy EVERY SINGLE DAY about her experience.
June 19, 2022: They really took the time to show the kids different moves that they could do at home to practice to improve.
April 12, 2022: My son has such a great time. It built his confidence up. He's been talking about it all week.
July 22, 2022: My son was challenged and he voiced that he liked the instruction that was given by the coaches.
July 25, 2022: My son always had positive things to say every day after finishing the training at camp!
he looks forward to it every year
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.