Nike Basketball Camp The Gym
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Basketball Camps
The Gym is Houston's top multi-use sports facility, making it the perfect place for youth athletes to hone their game. Join Nike Basketball Camps over winter and summer break to boost your skills and knowledge of the sport.
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.
- Emphasis placed on fundamentals, team play and basketball IQ
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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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.
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
Summer I: June 3-6
Summer II: July 8-11
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4:30PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for lunch and drink purchase.
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 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
- 4:25 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:30 PM Dismissal
The Gym is a multi-use, highly flexible, indoor sports facility dedicated to amateur athletic competition, adult athletics, and youth athletic development and enrichment. The Gym is located at 2325 Atascocita Rd, Humble, TX 77396.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son loved camp!
July 16, 2018: My son loved coming to camp and learned something new each day. The three on three and learning foot work was his favorite. My son was so excited each day to come back to camp. He wished it was longer. He will definitely be back next year for both weeks.
— Liz B. Parent
June 9, 2018: We loved it....organized and showing my son different skills each day
— Vennetta B. Parent
June 8, 2018: The camp was well organized from what I could tell from my brief visit each day. My son had a great time and learned a lot. We gave it four stars only because he said the day was very long. Otherwise we were very happy with everything.
— Yusra A. Parent
I really enjoyed making new friends.
July 18, 2017: My favorite part about camp were the scrimmage games and learning new skills and techniques. I really enjoyed making new friends. Improvements for next summer would be to make sure all basketballs are well sized, aired up, etc.
— Jamari B. Camper
The awards ceremony was awesome!
July 14, 2017: Great beginners experience for my grandson. The awards ceremony was awesome!
— Stacia B.Parent
All of the camp directors were very cordial and knowledgeable about the game.
July 14, 2017: All of the camp directors were very cordial and knowledgeable about the game. Marcel, our daughter's lead, was definitively great, charismatic and provided excellent training and feedback which she took to heart.The only con I had was time management and not enough court time from what I saw on the last day of camp. Overall, the staff were great to be around, knowledgeable, and taught very well when they were engaged in activities.
— Clifton S. Parent
My son had a blast!
July 14, 2017: As a parent, the positive attitude of coaches was great! They made it a point to let kids know how important a positive attitude is in the game of basketball. My son had a blast! Thanks so much.
— Paul A. Parent
Even more passionate about playing and practicing.
June 9, 2017: It was hard work but he loved it and is even more passionate about playing and practicing.
— Carmen B. Parent
Coaches were always encouraging.
June 9, 2017: I really enjoyed that everyone was nice and the coaches were always encouraging. They gave us advice to help us in the future. The intensity of the camp was great but I thought the breaks could have been shorter. Thank you all again so much.
— Logan R. Camper
This was my sons' first camp.
June 20, 2016: This was my sons' first camp. He is an above average player and he enjoyed the shooting, defense and dribbling drills. I would send my son back next year
— Darryl I. Parent
Learning was fresh.
June 12, 2016: The camp was competitive and learning was fresh/renewed each and everyday
— Kerry M. Parent
I liked the positive feedback.
June 11, 2016: I liked the positive feedback of the campers to the parents for the little ones - each day!
— Tobby B. Parent
June 10, 2016: Nike basketball camp provided me with conditioning and fundamental training along with explanations for each lesson presented. Awesome fundamentals that provide an excellent building block for becoming a better player!
— Alex M. Camper
Fun intense basketball experience.
June 10, 2016: Coaching staff did a great job keeping kids busy. They had a schedule and everything was run according to schedule. Fun intense basketball experience.
— Sarah P. Parent
Wonderful program, fantastic staff!
June 10, 2016: Wonderful program, fantastic staff! Can't wait for next year.
— Joshlynn S. Parent