Nike Basketball Camp Brown Middle School
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Get better in summer 2019 at this long-standing basketball day camp in Newton, MA! Celebrating it's 10th year of operation, campers return to Brown Middle School year after year to develop their basketball skills, shooting technique, and game strategy with the dedicated staff of ASA Hoops, New England's premier basketball training organization.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike Basketball Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their game and basketball IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offense/defense, team play, and more.
- Fundamental instruction, individual development, and team play
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Co-Director Jamie Gallagher
Jamie Gallagher, Asst. Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, MA, joined ASA Hoops in the summer of 2018 as a camp director. Gallagher has been coaching at the high school level since 1999 and has seen several of his student athletes go on to play college basketball.View Jamie's Bio ⟩
Coach Gallagher started his coaching career in 1999 as an assistant coach at Proctor Academy helping the Hornets advance to the NEPSAC Final Four. In 2000, he moved on to the Holderness School as the head coach. While at Holderness, his team won back to back NEPSAC championships in 2004 and 2005. Some of his former Holderness players went on to play basketball at the following schools: Sacred Heart, Bates, Marist, Hofstra, Duke, Harvard, Syracuse, and Wesleyan.
After coaching at Holderness, Coach Gallagher moved on to the Middlesex School in Concord, MA in 2007. In 2009, he led his team to the NEPSAC Final Four. Some of his former Middlesex players went on to play at Vanderbilt, Wesleyan, Trinity, and Oberlin.
Staff ASA Hoops
The ASA Hoops coaching staff is made up of some of the most talented and seasoned coaches in New England! All of the ASA coaches are trained and registered to ensure all campers receive high-quality instruction in a fun and safe environment.View ASA Hoops's Bio ⟩
Now in its 22nd year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2017, over 2,500 participants have entered our programs. This up-coming year will be ASA's biggest yet, with over 40 camps scheduled and the expansion of their AAU program. ASA Hoops will be one of the biggest basketball operations in New England. Participants, boys and girls, range in age from 7-18 and have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
Session I: July 8-12
Session II: July 15-19
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
*Full Day camp price will increase $10 on April 15.
TOO YOUNG FOR THIS CAMP? Check out our first ever Intro to Hoops camp for ages 4-7! Located down the street at Oak Hill Middle School, this camp is specifically designed to introduce younger campers to the sport and learn the basics. For more information and to register: Nike Basketball Camp at Oak Hill Middle School - Intro to HoopsShow Less See More Camp Details
All campers must eat breakfast at home. Lunch is NOT provided. Full Day campers should bring a packed lunch or lunch money. Half day campers will depart prior to lunch. A concession stand will be open for lunch, snack and drink purchases.
ASA and Nike Basketball Camps are geared for all ages and abilities. Campers are expected to work hard, be receptive to coaching, exhibit discipline, have a strong work ethic, and be serious about basketball. As a staff we pride ourselves in being a teaching camp first with scrimmages and contests will take place throughout the week. 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. A closing ceremony will take place on the last day prior to check-out for full day campers. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony!
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. The State of Massachusetts 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.
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 Stretch / Warm Up
- 9:15 AM Form Shooting
- 9:25 AM Dribble Series
- 9:45 AM Drill Stations
- 10:15 AM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 10:20 AM Full Court Drills / Partner Drills
- 10:35 AM 3 on 3 Games
- 11:10 AM Water Break / 10 Free Throws
- 11:20 AM Full Court Scrimmages
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:30 PM 10 Free Throws / Free Shoot
- 12:45 PM Shooting Games
- 1:05 PM 1 on 1 Drills
- 1:20 PM 1 on 1 Games
- 1:55 PM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 2:00 PM Full Court Scrimmages
- 2:45 PM Camper of the day / Summary
- 3:00 PM Dismissal
Campers train in the Brown Middle School gymnasium. They gym is home to 2 courts and 12 baskets. *Please note that hoops do not adjust at this location. Younger campers must be able to reach a 10ft rim to participate.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 23, 2018: My son loved the experience. We were a bit nervous because he didn't know anyone there and he is on the younger side (7). However, he loved it and wanted to continue and do more!
— Steve G.. Parent
Enjoyed the week!
July 21, 2018: My son had a great week of basketball! He was excited to show me the moves he learned. Needless to say, he beat me flat out 1 on 1. He liked the coaches and other kids, and really enjoyed the week!
— Amy O. Parent
Made New friends!
July 17, 2017 : The best part of camp was to be there with a friend she already had and make new ones
— Shelly P. Parent
July 13, 2017: It was fun, professionally run, the kids learn, it was excellent.
— Mark M.. Parent
It was a Blast!
July 22, 2017: My boys had a blast and met new friends all while doing what they love best....playing basketball!
— Rose T. Parent
My favorite part was playing hot shot.
July 16, 2016: My favorite part of camp was learning the drills. It was fun! I'll be back next year.
— Taylor S. Camper