Nike Boys Basketball Camp Trinity College
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Work on your game in summer 2022 with Head Men's Basketball Coach James Cosgrove and the Trinity College Men's Basketball staff at this long-time favorite basketball camp in Hartford, CT. Focus on the fundamentals and fine-tuning your positional work, shooting technique, footwork and ball-handling skills.
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.
- Collegiate-style skill development drills for players of all abilities
- 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 James Cosgrove
James Cosgrove begins his 12th season as head men's basketball coach at Trinity College in 2021-22, after guiding the Bantams through last year's pandemic and to a 17-9 overall record and a trip to the NESCAC Semifinals in 2019-20. Over his last seven seasons, Trinity is tied for the best record in the NESCAC record of the league's 11 teams at 42 wins and just 18 losses.View James's Bio ⟩
Two winter's ago, Trinity finished among the top four places in the conference standings for the fifth time in the last six year with a 6-4 record in the league, and has played its way into the NESCAC Semifinals in five of the last seven seasons of the tournament.
Trinity bounced nationally-ranked Middlebury, 100-82, at home in the 2020 NESCAC Quarterfinals before falling at top-seeded Tufts in the semifinals, 87-73. In 2016-17, Trinity posted a road win in the NESCAC Quarters at Wesleyan, before falling to Middlebury in the next round. In 2015-16, Cosgrove and the Bantams went 19-8 and played in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the second year in a row, while Trinity was 23-7, hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tourney, and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the third time in program history in 2014-15. The Bantams ended 2015 ranked No. 17 nationally in the D3Hoops.com poll. Cosgrove also led Trinity to the NESCAC Semifinals in 2011 and 2014.
Trinity's historic run to the 2014-15 NCAA Elite Eight included NCAA wins over Colby-Sawyer (58-55), Salisbury (60-47), and Bates (79-62), and the Bantams came an overtime road loss against Babson (76-69) shy of reaching the program's second NCAA Final Four. Trinity won nine of ten conference games during the regular season, including six on the road, and hosted the NESCAC Final Four . The Bantams repeated the feat the next winter, defeating every NESCAC team in the regular season except NCAA Final Four-bound Amherst, and again hosted the NESCAC Final Four in Oosting Gymnasium. Trinity received an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, but dropped a 75-73 decision against Johnson and Wales in the opening round. Cosgrove was honored as the 2014-15 NESCAC Coach of the Year and the 2015-16 Trinity Athletic Department Coach of the Year.
Cosgrove-coached teams are well-known for their toughness and 2019-20 was no exception, as the Bantams finished eight nationally in rebounding with 43.9 per game. In 2018-19, the Bantams finished among the top 25 nationally in both field-goal percentage defense (40.0%) and three-point field-goal percentage defense (30.3%). The Bantams finished fourth nationally in field-goal percentage defense (38.1%), 10th in three-point, field-goal percentage defense (30.3%), and 17th in scoring defense (65.1 ppg) in 2017-18, and were 16th nationally in scoring defense (65.3 ppg) in 2016-17, and sixth in the nation in field goal-percentage defense (.386) in 2015-16. Trinity finished No. 2 nationally in field-goal percentage defense (.368) and third in three-point field-goal percentage defense (.277) in 2014-15, and was ranked second nationally in rebounding margin (+9.7 per game) in 2013-14. Cosgrove is 155-104 in twelve seasons at Trinity, and has a 394-241 record in 24 seasons as a coach for a .619 winning percentage.
Prior to Trinity, Cosgrove posted a 166-77 record at Division II Adelphi University over eight seasons, and also served as head coach at Endicott College. Cosgrove’s teams posted a winning record and reached the post-season in each of his eight seasons at Adelphi. The Panthers won 20 or more games six times, won three league titles, and earned four NCAA Tournament bids in a five-year span. In 2009-10, Adelphi earned a 22-10 mark played in the Northeast-10 tournament finals. His 2008-09 Adelphi squad led NCAA Division II in field goal percentage defense (37.6) and was fourth nationally in scoring defense (58.9 ppg). Cosgrove was named as the East Coast Conference (ECC) Coach of the Year in 2004-05 and as the Metropolitan Writers Association Division II Coach of the Year in both 2004-05 and 2005-06. At Endicott, Cosgrove accumulated a 73-60 record including an 18-10 record in 1999-00, the program’s first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship title, and its first bid to the NCAA Tournament. His 1998-99 Endicott team won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) regular-season crown and earned Cosgrove GNAC Coach of the Year honors.
Cosgrove also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, St. Anselm College, from 1993-97, helping the Hawks to an 89-29 record, three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, and a pair of conference championships. Also owning coaching experience at St. Thomas More Prep School in Connecticut and at the University of Hartford, Cosgrove graduated from St. Anselm in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and owns a master’s degree in teaching from Sacred Heart University. He was a two-time All-Northeast 10 selection and the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year in 1984. Serving as team captain from 1985-87, Cosgrove led St. Anselm to a 25-5 record and a No. 6 national ranking in the Division II Final Poll in 1987. He held the school's all-time record in assists and steals and was inducted into the St. Anselm College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2007, Cosgrove was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a player at St. Thomas Prep School and St. Anselm College. An associate professor in the Trinity athletic department, Cosgrove resides in West Hartford with his wife, Christine, and is the proud father of son, Casey, and daughters, Maggie and Callie.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
JULY 31-AUGUST 4, 2022
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1pm-2pm at Jarvis Hall
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30pm. Departure immediately following.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers will reside in the Jarvis Hall dorms on campus and stay 1-2 per room in suites with a total of 6-8 campers. If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $40
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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.
HEALTH & RELEASE FORMS
All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out US Sports Camps’ mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. The State of Connecticut requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.
A detailed Information Packet containing check-in location and address, on-site staff contact information, a checklist of things to bring, site-specific forms, and more will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. To check if your Information Packet is ready, click here.
PEACE OF MIND POLICY
At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. For details on our Cancellation Policy, including cancellations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy.
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.
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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM Dynamic Warm-up & Dribble Series
- 9:40 AM Skills Training
- 10:20 AM Full Court 3 on 3
- 11:00 AM 5 on 5 Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:45 PM Skills Competitions
- 1:20 PM Shooting Instruction
- 1:40 PM Team Offense/Defense
- 2:20 PM Transition Drills
- 2:40 PM Half Court 5 on 5
- 3:10 PM FT Game
- 4:00 PM Half Court 3 on 3
- 5:00 PM Free time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
- 10:00 PM Campers to rooms; lights out
Trinity College is Connecticut's second oldest college located in the heart of the state capital at 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106. The Ferris Center is home to the Ray Oosting Gymnasium, with seating for 2,100. It boasts two volleyball courts and two basketball courts and was the site of the men's NCAA Division III basketball regional playoffs in 1995.
In addition to the Ferris Center, campers will also utilize nearby gyms at the Montessori School and Learning Corridor when necessary.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
He was to happy to make new friends
August 14, 2019: This was his first time being at an overnight camp. He liked being on his own and he was so happy to make new friends. Another highlight of Marques' was winning the championship with his teammates.
— Charisse D., Parent
I loved camp!
August 9, 2019: One highlight was when I was doing a dribbling drill and one of my teammates gave me a compliment. Another highlight was when another teammate told me that my rebounding was a big part of winning our scrimmage. I loved camp!
— Dylan D., Camper
Thanks to everyone for a top-notch basketball camp
August 9, 2019: Trent could not say enough good things about his experience. He met new friends and didn't want to leave . His coach was great and said it was the best time. He can't wait to go back. Thanks to everyone for a top-notch basketball camp.
— Michael P., Parent
Really Enjoyed his Camp Experience!
August 10, 2018: I thought it was nice that the camp gave out awards at the closing ceremony. I also really like that the kids received a report card. Overall the camp was nice. My son enjoyed the experience of camp as this was his 1st time away.
— Pat T., Parent
By Far Best Camp I have Ever Attended!
August 3, 2018: Staying on a College campus as beautiful as Trinity College made the overnight experience mature, responsible, grown up, and important. The Trinity College basketball coach was AMAZING and all their basketball players were so compassionate about the sport and the camp! There was a tremendous amount of learning on an hourly basis and daily basis. This was by far the best camp I have ever attended, it exceeded my expectations. My son loved it so much that now he wants to apply to Trinity College in 4 years. This is his "go to" camp!
— Martha R., Parent
Loved it all!
August 8, 2017: This camp was great! My kids loved it. They met new friends, worked hard and built skills. Staff was fun and supportive.
— Ann P., Parent
Games and the competition were my son's favorite part.
August 5, 2017: Playing the games and the competition were my son's favorite part. I would recommend hiring a photographer to capture pictures from camp!
— Brandon L., Parent
Head coach from Trinity was fantastic.
August 4, 2017: My son had fun and learned a lot. The head coach from Trinity was fantastic. Just a great, great week. Thank you!
— Miki B., Parent
August 4, 2017: My son loved playing with so many different people. They kept him active and eager to learn. He can't wait to go back next year.
— Ana M., Parent
Thank you to the coaches!
August 8, 2016: My son had an amazing experience. He can be very shy but he came right out of his shell and was made to feel welcome and at home. He loved every day and couldn't wait to go back in the morning! Thank you to the coaches!
— Lauren G., Parent
Thanks for putting the camp together!
August 8, 2016: I met some wonderful coaches and basketball players. I enjoyed spending time in the gym working on my skills and playing basketball the game I love with my new friends. I would like to see the coaches play against the campers! I enjoyed the whole experience at Trinity College. Thanks for putting the camp together! I look forward to attending in 2017.
— Camari J., Camper
My son had a blast!
August 9, 2016: My son had a blast, everything was great! He got hurt and still it was a great experience for him. Thank You.
— Kat W., Parent
August 8, 2016: The coaches, especially the student coaches, were excellent! The only complain I have is how slow check-in was on the first day. Otherwise, an amazing experience for my child.
— Darren Y., Parent
My daughter loved this camp!
August 22, 2016: My daughter loved this camp! She loved making new friends and the opportunity to play with the boys, which she believes makes her better. She will definitely attend next year and tell her teammates to join. The coaches were great and I hope they consider an overnight camp for the girls. Thank you Coach Cosgrove. It was a great camp!
— John D., Parent
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