Nike Basketball Camp St. Mark's School
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Work hard, improve, and make friends this summer in Southborough, MA. Offering both day and overnight options on a stunning 250 acre campus west of Boston, players will exclusively train with the staff of ASA Hoops, which comprises some of New England's best coaches.
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 Alex Giangregorio
Alex Giangregorio is the Head Freshman and Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at Framingham High School and has been coaching with ASA Hoops for four years. Coach Alex is an integral part of the ASA staff - as Co-Director of their ASA West programming he is responsible for camps, clinics and AAU teams.View Alex Giangregorio's Bio ⟩
In past seasons, Coach Alex was the Head Freshman and Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at Boston Latin School, AAU Coach with Manzer Academy in South Carolina, and a camp counselor at Red Auerbach School.
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 Ferdinand'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 21st 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.
2018 CAMP DATES
Session I: July 9-13
Session II: August 13-17
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Full Day Hours: MON-TH 9AM-4PM FRI 9AM-12PM
Meals: Lunch is provided Monday-Thursday.
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-TH 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-2PM
Meals: Full day campers will have the option to purchase lunch/no lunch during registration.
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 Boston Preferred Car Service. For more information and to book a Boston Preferred Car Service, please call 781-816-3851 or email email@example.com. 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 PM Water Break/10 Free Throws
- 11:20 PM Full Court Scrimmages
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Free Shoot/10 Free Throws
- 1:15 PM Offense Team Drills
- 1:45 PM Defense Team Drills
- 2:15 PM 3 on 3 Games
- 3:00 PM Full Court Games
- 3:45 PM Camper of the Day/Summary
- 4:00 PM Dismissal
The athletic facilities at St. Mark's are top notch. The MFAC Gym has 8 baskets, full court or two half court potential. Home to the St. Mark’s championship basketball team, this well-kept facility can seat 350 in the bleachers.
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July 14, 2017: This week gave my child the confidence and practice he needed to move to the next level. He can't wait to go again!
— Theo M. Parent
Highlights of camp were the activities and engaging with the coaches
July 14, 2017: My daughter highlights of camp were the activities and engaging with the coaches. Lunch was also a highlight. My daughter loved the balance between learning and still finding time for some silly fun.
— Lily D. Parent
Coach Alex is demanding, intense, positive, and fun.
July 8, 2016: This is my 12-year-old son's fourth year of Nike camp. He enjoys it every year and makes progress each year. He has particularly enjoyed working with Coach Alex the past two years. Coach Alex is demanding, intense, positive, and fun.
— Jennifer S. Parent
My son loved the intensity.
July 15, 2016: My son loved the intensity and the ability to enjoy time with fellow campers and decompress at the end of the day.
— Girish B. Parent