Nike Basketball Camp St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn
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Challenge yourself and reach your basketball goals with us over winter, spring and summer break. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, you'll work on your shooting technique, footwork, team play skills, basketball IQ, and so much more.
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.
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Discussion of nutritional goals 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 22 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 Michael Kerr
Michael Kerr enters his fourth year directing and coaching Nike Basketball Camps in the New York City area. He has a wealth of playing and coaching experience from which he contributes to the development of young aspiring players in the community. Coach Kerr holds a Master's Degree in Physical Education and is currently in his 18th year working as a High School Phys Ed teacher in the NYC Department of Education.View Michael Kerr's Bio ⟩
Coach Kerr has been involved with playing and coaching basketball throughout his entire life. Originally from and still living in the New York City area, Kerr played basketball both in high school and college and spent 19 years coaching at the collegiate level. His coaching career began in 1995 as an assistant at Division II Molloy College in Long Island. After seven seasons he moved on to Adelphi University, also a Division II school. While at Adelphi, Kerr was able to help bring teams to the NCAA tournament on numerous occasions. In 2007, Kerr became a Head Coach at the Junior College level at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In just three seasons at FIT, Kerr was awarded the Conference Coach of the Year twice and guided his team to a #2 National Ranking. Kerr then coached at Borough of Manhattan CC for three more seasons. During his tenure as a Head Coach in Junior College, he helped develop and place numerous student-athletes in senior colleges, many of which receiving scholarships and professional contracts.
After wrapping up his coaching career, Kerr wished to continue to help younger players by imparting his lifetime of basketball knowledge. Over the past five years, he has been able to stay involved in basketball in several ways. Besides his experience with Nike Basketball Camps, he has been broadcasting college games at various colleges in the NYC area.
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: February 18-21
Spring: April 24-26
Summer I: July 15-18
Summer II: August 12-15
Check-in: First Day at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Last Day at 4:15PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Hours: Daily 9AM-4:30PM
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 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.
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 Stretching
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 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 Ball-Handling
- 2:00 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
- 4:25 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:30 PM Dismissal
The Hill Center began construction in May 2012 and opened its doors in winter 2014. The 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located on Vanderbilt Ave. is the first new building on the Brooklyn Campus since McEntegart Hall Library opened in 1965. The Hill Center contains a number of outstanding amenities for the entire SJC community including a 270-spectator arena with NCAA-regulation basketball and volleyball courts with a premier sound system, scoreboard and full-color message board
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
We would definitely send him back to another week of camp in the future
April 09, 2018: My son felt that his skills greatly improved and that this was the first real training he got in basketball. He felt it was a really great work out too. And this inspired to do more basketball. He felt the feedback he got was very accurate and helpful also. We would definitely send him back to another week of camp in the future.
— Sean G. Parent0
My 9 year old son had a great time and gained confidence and skills
April 09, 2018: My 9 year old son had a great time and gained confidence and skills. He enjoyed all parts of the camp--the skills training, the talks about the game and the scrimmages. We both really appreciated the written feedback at the end of camp--it gave him clear goals to work on!
— Luka D. Parent0
April 09, 2018: Our son was well supported and included in everything even though he was younger and less developed than most if not all other campers. He was also challenged and not coddled, which was the perfect balance.
— Julian S. Parent0
Great ball handling drills!
August 20, 2016: Great ball handling drills! The repetition of defensive and offensive plays were a great learning experience.
— Joseph H. Camper
High level of competition.
August 20, 2016: What I enjoyed most during camp was the friendships made everyday and the high level of competition. Playing full court games helped me improve my passing and ball movement.