Nike Basketball Camp St. Joseph’s University Brooklyn
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Challenge yourself and reach your basketball goals in summer 2023 with Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy Coach Michael Kerr and staff. 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
- All summer campers recieve a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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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'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 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.
Session I: July 17-20
Session II: July 24-27
Session III: July 31- August 3
Session IV: August 7-10
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
Post-Camp Personalized Skills Academy: Expand upon your skills after camp ends, training is catered to the needs of each player.
Competition Friday: Put your skills to the test and join us the Friday after camp ends for competitive games and contests.
See below for more details.
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.
Extend your camp experience with Competition Friday! Competition Friday is the chance to come back the Friday after camp ends and put the new skills you've learned to the test. Competition Friday runs 9am-4pm at an additional cost of $125. The schedule will include a full day of competitive games including 2 on 2, 3 on 3, 5 on 5, NBA Skills Challenges, Hot Shot, Dunk Contests and much more! All players will be divided into groups based on their age and skill level. Please note, this day is exclusively for enrolled campers.
POST-CAMP PERSONALIZED SKILLS ACADEMY (NEW!)
In Post-Camp Training Personalized Training, 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 $80 (for all 4 days).
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 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
- 2:15 PM Guest Speaker/lecture
- 2:45 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:00 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:15 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 3:45 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:00 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
August 14, 2022: My son came home able to articulate what he learned and has been practicing since. The staff didn't settle, you can tell this was intended to be an experience where the students were going to learn from serious coaches. He was given constructive feedback, taught the skill better and received affirming feedback as well when he did good.
August 11, 2023: My son loved the game play the most and appreciated how much time they spent in 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5. We also really loved the individualized assessment of our son's strengths and weaknesses at the end of the camp.
July 12, 2022: Hearing my daughters talk and laugh about the day when I picked them up! Seeing their confidence levels go up with their skill level!
August 4, 2023: My son had a great experience and was able to learn new skills to improve upon his basketball. He also met some nice friends.
August 2, 2023: Great coaches, supportive and encouraging, good mix of scrimmage and drills. The awards are fun and motivating for kids.
July 25, 2022: I felt like the instructors took the time to actually get to know my son. He wasn't just some anonymous kid there.
July 29, 2022: My son really had fun at the camp. He was excited to go every morning.
she said it was the best basketball camp she did all summer
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.