Nike Basketball Camps San Antonio
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Stay ahead of the competition year round in San Antonio! These popular winter, spring and summer basketball camps sell out fast and provide personalized skills training, exciting drills and competitive scrimmages to help your child improve their overall game and confidence.
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.
- Focus placed on individual development, conditioning, and team play
- Discussions and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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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 20 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor.View TJ Jones's Bio ⟩
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.
Camp Director Nick Noel
Coach Nick, born and raised in San Antonio, enters his second year as Camp Director for Nike Basketball Camps after working as a lead coach for many summers. Noel has nearly 15 years of youth basketball coaching experience and joined Pro Skills Basketball in February of 2017 where he started Pro Skills Basketball of San Antonio.View Nick Noel's Bio ⟩
Coach Nick is actively involved with the charitable organization Access to Success. In 2016, Coach Noel traveled with A2S to Nigeria where he was the basketball camp director with over 300 players.
Originally from San Antonio, Nick Noel attended his first two years of high school and played basketball at Judson. During his junior and senior years, Nick played basketball at Boysville, but still graduated from Judson in 1999.
After high school, Nick attended Blinn Junior College. After one year at Blinn, Coach Noel transferred to Texas Southern University, and ultimately ended up at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied psychology.
After high school, Nick Started coaching youth basketball for the YMCA in an after school program. He soon realized that coaching was his calling. In 2004 Nick was hired as a YBIL (Youth Basketball Instructional League) coach for Home Court America. By 2007 Nick ran basketball camps, clinics, and coached a 12U club team for Home Court.
Home Court America closed its doors in 2008, but that did not stop Nick from continuing his club team. The SA Hurricanes played until 2012, winning numerous tournaments along the way. With his passion for basketball still intact, he continued to coach club basketball in the San Antonio area through 2016. In 2010, Nick was hired as the head boys basketball coach at Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School where he coached five years. In his final season at Mount, his team won the AIAL district championship by going 6-0 and won the AIAL city playoffs for the team’s first city championship in 30 plus years. In 2015, he was hired at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School as the head basketball coach where his team won the AIAL city championship twice, giving the school its first city championship in over 60 years.
Camp Director Raymond Briggs
Coach Briggs has been active in the San Antonio basketball community for over a decade. A Kansas native, Briggs moved to San Antonio in 2001 to play basketball for the University of Texas - San Antonio on a full athletic scholarship. Upon graduating in 2004, Briggs continued to pursue his passion of basketball and has trained hundreds of players and teams ranging in skill level from beginners to scholarship athletes and professionals.View Raymond Briggs's Bio ⟩
Team Coaching Experience:
- 2017- present: JV & Asst. Varsity Coach St. Anthonys Catholic School
- 2004-2016: Grassroots AAU Club Basketball Coach & Trainer (San Antonio, TX)
- 2005-Present: St. George Episcopal Private School Coach
- 1999-2001: AAU Club Basketball (Leavenworth, KS)
Camp and Training Experience:
- Antonio Daniels Basketball Camp Coach
- Tony Parker Skills Clinic Coach
- John Lucas Enterprises Events
- College University Team Camps
- Rising Stars Basketball Camp Trainer w/ national scout Van Coleman
- 5-Star Basketball Camp Counselor
- Factory of Champions Basketball Camp Coach
- San Antonio Spurs Camp Coach
- Home Court America Summer Camp Coach
- Harold Youth Center Camp Counselor (Leavenworth, KS)
- Leavenworth Summer Basketball Camp Coach(Leavenworth, KS)
Staff Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy
With over 15 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.
Winter: January 2-4
Spring: March 11-4 (tentative)
Summer I: June 17-20 (tentative)
Summer II: July 8-11 (tentative)
Summer III: August 5-8 (tentative)
Check-in: First day at 8:30AM
Check-out: Last Day at 4:30PM
Hours: Daily 9AM-4:30PM
Lunch/snacks are not provided. Half day campers are encouraged to eat prior to arrival. Full day campers are asked to bring a packed lunch.
The 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.
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! Departure immediately following.
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 prior to the start of camp. 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.
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
- 8:00 AM Stretching
- 8:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 8:45 AM One on One Moves
- 9:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 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
- 4:45 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 5:00 PM Dismissal
George Gervin Wellness Center is located at 6919 Sunbelt Dr., San Antonio, TX 78218.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
He learned a lot during camp.
March 18, 2018: Nathan really liked the tournament the last day. He learned a lot during camp.The location was quite a drive for us but it was well worth it! Nathan didn’t complain about waking up early at all, which tells me he loved it and looked forward to camp each day. He is a high energy child, well conditioned from baseball and basketball and he was exhausted every day when he got home!
— Nathan H. Parent
He became more confident handling the ball
March 16, 2018: He became more confident handling the ball. Had lots of fun with his coaches. Camp improved his skills and staff were encouraging.
— Kaleb F. Parent
Demonstrated the drill to ensure the athlete understood the drill.
March 16, 2018: The coaches introduced a drill and the athletes had the opportunity to practice it and then demonstrate the drill to ensure the athlete understood the drill.
— Aaron H. Parent
September 19, 2017: Coach White! He inspires, motivates and trains with enthusiasm and professionalism.
— Marcos C. Parent
Coaches were patient with the kids
September 19, 2017: Coaches were patient with the kids. The best part of camp were defensive drills with Joe!
— Colby B. Parent
My daughter gained so much confidence in her game.
September 1, 2017: My daughter attended the last camp of the summer and she really enjoyed the small size. The coaches were amazing, my daughter (12) gained so much confidence in her game.
— Heidi M. Parent
My favorite part of camp was 1 on 1
August 25, 2017: My favorite part of camp was 1 on 1 with other campers. I hope that next summer there are more games and competitions.
— Deja W. Camper
We'll definitely be back!
August 9, 2017: Coaches and director were excellent! Both were very personal and professional. As a parent that spends money on multiple basketball camps a year, I felt this camp by far exceeded my expectations. The coaches and directors were great at answering questions from all campers and parents as well. As soon as camp ended on the last day, my son asked if we could come back next year. We'll definitely be back!
— Chad S. Parent
The interaction with other camp players was great.
July 17, 2017: The interaction with other camp players was great. I would recommend more game situation training for next Summer.
— Gerardo T. Parent
Thank you Nike for a great camp!
July 13, 2017: The coaches did a great job organizing the camp. The kids got a lot out of the camp and learned a lot more than even basketball. Thank you Nike for a great camp!
— Dereck A. Parent
My son enjoyed every day.
July 13, 2017: My son enjoyed every day. He was supported by the coaches the entire time. Coach White ran a high energy, focused but fun camp. The June 26th camp went great!
— Sarah C. Parent
Instructors were extremely enthusiastic and experienced!
June 18, 2017: My son had fun, he stayed busy, the camp was well organized, and instructors were extremely enthusiastic and experienced!
— Varnell J. Parent
I loved it and would do it all over again if I could.
June 16, 2017: I loved it and would do it all over again if I could. The help and improvement I got from all the coaches was amazing.
— Karla T. Camper
Kids were constantly busy practicing their skills.
June 16, 2017: Great coaches and great use of time during the camp. Kids were constantly busy practicing their skills. My son came home telling me about his newly learned skills everyday.
— Leticia F. Parent
Having a word of the day was great.
January 5, 2017: The coaches and the intensity were the best part about camp. Having a word of the day was great! I would recommend extending the Winter camp to 2 weeks instead of 1 week.
— Samantha T. Parent
The coaches made it fun!
January 4, 2017: The campers learned a lot and worked hard. The coaches made the overall experience fun!
— Rose M. Parent
She asked to go half day to full day!
January 4, 2017: My daughter felt that she was learning and enforcing her skills. She asked to go half day to full day! The positive attitude and the wiliness of the coaching staff to teach was incredible. Just the appearance of the coaches - they wanted to be there and enjoyed what they were doing.
— Esther D. Parent
All coaches did a great job
January 3, 2017: All coaches did a great job. Keep up the good work!!!
— Nick D. Parent
My child's favorite part of camp were the drills.
January 3, 2017: My child's favorite part of camp were the drills, environment, and one on one lessons. I would recommend allowing some of the younger campers permission to work with the older kids at camp.
— Richard R. Parent
The awards for most improved and MVP were nice and encouraging.
January 3, 2017: The awards for most improved and MVP were nice and encouraging. I have already recommended this camp to our family and friends. I would suggest adding 15 minutes before or after camp to shoot baskets or free time.
— Ursula A. Parent
The experience we were looking for in a basketball camp.
July 25, 2016: The camp was very focused, it was all about learning and playing the game rather than a fun day of basketball with friends. This was the experience we were looking for in a basketball camp. The coaches were fantastic and coach to camper ratio was excellent. Would love to see a two week camp to help build on skills.
— Sharon S. Parent
An A+ group of coaches!
July 20, 2016: Always a great camp with Coach TJ! Him and his staff impart strategy and skill directions in a fun atmosphere. Truly for the committed player. An A+ group of coaches! Keep up the good work!
— Yvonne F. Parent
The best camp I've seen in San Antonio!
July 16, 2016: The best camp I've seen in San Antonio! Excellent organization and structure. Practicing the skills they learned during instruction in a game-like setting was instrumental to their learning. The gym was well lit, clean, and a great learning environment. I really liked how the facilities were all one common area. No camper had any reason to leave the line of sight of the coaches. I felt my child was in a very safe environment. Strong, effective leadership by the director who remained hands on and accessible to campers and parents. The coaches clearly loved their job and understood basketball. Great job, great camp!
We know our son is in good hands.
July 15, 2016: We love the interaction between the coaches and campers. We always know that our son is in good hands when we drop him off for the day. We also love that good manners and respectfulness are recognized and rewarded by the staff.
— Anna A. Parent
The coaches are serious about basketball.
July 15, 2016: This camp met all of my son's expectations. This was our second year attending and my son loves the fact that the coaches are serious about basketball and encourage all campers to pay attention and care about improving. He has fun, but he also expects to learn! Add more camps - we'd like more dates to choose from or be able to attend more than once.
— Kelley L. Parent
My son enjoyed the different games.
June 29, 2016: My son said he enjoyed the different games such as Knock Out and said this camp is better than another camp he had attended the previous two weeks!
— Gilbert H. Parent
Staff kept the campers focused and working hard!
June 27, 2016: The coaches and staff were amazing, they kept the campers focused and working hard! loved it, will keep sending my son to this camp. Thank you
— Abby D. Parent
I was impressed with Coach TJ and his staff.
June 24, 2016: I was impressed with Coach TJ beginning every morning with a word of the day, ex. "pride", and relating it to good sportsmanship and everyday life. I also appreciated the amount of respect the camp members had for each other while learning their skills and having fun. Great organization and discipline! Great coaches, especially Coach White!
— Jeanette M. Parent
My son is already wanting to go back!
June 24, 2016: All of the coaches were professional, serious and also still had fun with the kids. My son really liked his coach, Coach White. He was encouraging and motivation. He's already wanting to go back!
Terrance Jones and his team of coaches made a lasting impression.
My son has attended other basketball camps but this one is in a league of its own! Terrance Jones and his team of coaches made a lasting impression on my son and he looks forward to attending next year. I'm amazed at how much he learned.
— Kelly R. Parent
My child improved so much in such a short time!
My 9 yr old beginner improved so much in such a short time! He wanted to practice more at home. The camp director was excellent! He is very knowledge, great with the kids, and also incorporated discipline (which you don't see much anymore!). I would recommend the camp to everyone.
— Lisa B. Parent
It was fun!
It was fun and glad that I attend this camp! I enjoyed playing a game 5 on 5 and watching the other teams as well.
— Felicia J. Camper
The coaches helped with the kids morale and enthusiasm for the game.
As a parent I enjoyed watching my child gravitate more to learning how to play the game. As a kid who has never played Basketball want to learn and become a better player. I liked how much of an improvement and growth from the beginning to the end in his technique and his strive to play the sport and excel. My favorite part of the camp is the positivie morale that the coaches showed to the kids. That hard work and have fun attitude that helped influence the kids. It helped impact the kids in a positive manor in wanting to learn and play basketball. They helped with the kids morale and enthusiasm for the game and to play hard and work hard.
— Michael O. Parent
Loved every minute!
Great overall experience and seeing how much my son and all the other kids enjoyed it. I loved the enthusiasm of the coaches and their interaction with the kids. Loved every minute! Great camp!
— Tony L. Parent
The coaches were great.
I enjoyed new friends and playing against other kids to where I stand in my age group. The Coaches were great and would help with any problems I might of had. The would tell me if I was doing something wrong, as well as praising me when something done right.
— Daniel G. Camper
TJ is a fantastic teacher.
TJ is a fantastic teacher of the game of basketball. My son enjoyed the fundamentals and the ability to put those fundamentals to work immediately.
— Mark D. Parent
Terrence Jones is an enthusiastic and effective coach/trainer.
Terrence Jones is an enthusiastic and effective coach/trainer. His training style along with his positive, fun personality fits perfectly with all ages.
— Rebecca C. Parent
It's fun and intense.
If your thinking about taking your game to the next level this is the camp to go to. This is truly a hybrid camp it's fun and intense 5 stars to everyone.
— Zachary M. Camper
My son really enjoyed his experience.
My son really enjoyed his experience. The staff was friendly, T.J. The director, was very professional.
— Carolina G. Parent
A great experience for my child.
Overall the Nike was a great experience for my child. We have participated in many other camps before. The instructors at each training station took the time to make sure each child understood what was being taught and how this would benefit them in a game. Also each instructor would work with each child to increase their individual moral and ensure them with work they would get it down. Other camps I've had my child go to I the past seem to just want as many kids to sign up to benefit them financial. Instead of looking out for the players benefit.
— Arnold B. Parent
Great interaction from coach to camper.
Great coaching staff,great facility,great motivation to push u to your total potential,awesome drills,great interaction from coach to camper...overall really satisfied
I was challenged from the first minute camp started.
I was challenged from the first minute camp started. My ball-handling improved, the coaches were patient and encouraging, and they taught the importance of teamwork. All-around great experience!
The games were very competitive and fun!
The thing I enjoyed the most about the camp were the coaches. They were really really really nice. The games were very competitive and fun!
This was the best basketball camp ever!
This was the best basketball camp ever! The skill level of campers, drills, instructions, coaches' advice and tips were awesome.
I would like to attend more of these camps.
The camp director was very spot on with every drill and made things fun at the same time. I have never been to a Nike basketball camp before, I would like to attend more of these camps and recommend it to all those who have a passion for basketball or are willing to learn about the game. I was surprised how there was people from all around Texas and even a couple of people from Mexico City, Mexico.