Nike Basketball Camp The Calhoun School
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Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be hosting a camp at The Calhoun School in summer 2022. However, we do plan to be back in 2023 and will be running camps nearby and in the surrounding area. Join them this summer for serious fun!
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 Intro to Hoops Camp is designed for our youngest campers that are new to the sport. Campers receive an introduction to basketball and will learn basic concepts, terminology, and gross motor movements from our encouraging and highly-skilled staff.
- Low camper to coach ratio to offer the most personalized instruction in a small group setting
- Focus on fundamental development, shooting technique, team play tactics, and basketball IQ
- 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'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.
Basketball Tips by TJ:
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.
JOIN THE 2023 PRIORITY REGISTRATION LIST!
Dates and details will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed. Make sure your child is first in line to register after the new year by joining the Priority Registration List at no cost! Priority List members will be the first to know when our 2023 summer camp registration officially opens!
For details on all 2022 Nike Basketball Camps, please visit Nike Basketball Camps.
2023 DATES COMING SOON!
Competition Friday: Put your skills to the test and join us the Friday after camp ends for competitive games and contests.
Esports Post Game Lounge: Extend your camp experience with 90-minute Esports sessions after camp (Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-6pm) that provide critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving through film and video games.
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*Early drop-off and late pick-up are available at an additional cost. Click the button below for details.
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.
The Complete Skills Camps encompass individual, team, and competition skills. These sessions are designed to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. Campers will be taught the foundations of shooting stationary and off the dribble, ball handing under pressure and on the break, the difference between rebounding and boxing out, how to play positions 1 through 5, how to read any defense, how to defend all five positions, and how to mentally approach the game.
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
COMPETITION FRIDAY (NEW!)
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 8am-5pm at an additional cost of $120. 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 and is not applicable for the Intro to Hoops Camp.
ESPORTS POST GAME LOUNGE (NEW!)
Join the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy after camp (Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-6pm) and experience basketball + gaming designed for game skill and personal development. These 90-minute sessions will help bring campers together to train as a team, learn new skills, and grow with their community, using a basketball video game, featuring NBA 2K, as our teaching platform. To learn more, visit Post Game Lounge at Calhoun School. You can register through this link or on this webpage, under 'Dates & Prices'.
INTRO TO HOOPS CAMP
The Intro to Hoops Camp is designed for our youngest campers that are new to the sport. Campers receive an introduction to basketball and will learn basic concepts, terminology, and gross motor movements from our encouraging and highly-skilled staff. Campers will play with smaller size balls and utilize adjustable hoops to accommodate their height and help improve their skills and confidence. Open to boys and girls, ages 5-8.
MORNING HALF DAY
Check-in: Monday at 7:30am
Check-out: Friday at 12pm
Meals: Not provided. Please eat prior to arrival.
Hours: M-Fri 8am-12pm
AFTERNOON HALF DAY
Check-in: Monday at 12:45pm
Check-out: Friday at 5pm
Meals: Not provided. Please eat prior to arrival.
Hours: M-Fri 1pm-5pm
Early drop-off is available for campers at an additional fee of $40 (for all 4 days). This fee includes supervision and activities provided by the camp staff Monday-Thursday from 8AM-9AM. Pro-rates are not available.
Late pick-up is available for campers at an additional fee of $40 (for all 4 days). This fee includes supervision and activities provided by the camp staff Monday-Thursday from 4PM-5PM. Pro-rates are not available.
Nike Versa Tack Basketballs can be purchased during registration for $25. Players can choose between a size 6 (28.5", standard girls) or size 7 (29.5", standard boys) ball, which will be passed out on the last day of camp. Please note that it is not required to bring a basketball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.
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 at 4:30PM.
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 information 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
- 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 Passing
- 1:45 PM Guest Speaker
- 2:30 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 Dismissal
The Calhoun School is a multi-story private school located in New York City's Upper West Side and contains a full size gymnasium, a weight room, and multi-purpose rooms.
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.