Nike Basketball Camp The Gym
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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
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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 20 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 Everett White
Coach White has over 27 years of experience in coaching basketball at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. He has helped coach the San Antonio Spurs Basketball Camps and the Antonio Daniel's Basketball Camps in San Antonio, Texas.View Everett White's Bio ⟩
As part of Hoop Camp ministries, Coach White directed camps in San Antonio, Texas for 10 years. He also directed Hoop Camps in Nairobi, Kenya and Luanda, Angola Africa. For the past 2 years, Coach White has directed Nike camps in the San Antonio area and coached at the University of Texas at Austin basketball camps during the summers. This year, as Assistant Coach for Varsity Girls' basketball at Madison High School in Houston, Texas, Coach White helped coach the team to their first District Championship since 2008.
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.
2017-18 WINTER AND SUMMER DATES
2017 Winter: December 18-21
2018 Summer I: June 4-7
2018 Summer II: July 9-12
WINTER BREAK HOURS
Full Day: MON-THURS 8AM-5PM
Morning Half Day: MON-THURS 8AM-12PM
Afternoon Half Day: MON-THURS 1PM-5PM
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.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.
- To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
- To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.
*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
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