Nike Basketball Camp Brown Middle School
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Brown Middle School in Newton, Massachusetts has become a Nike Basketball Camp favorite over the years. The astounding ASA Hoops staff will work with players of all abilities in the school gym that features two main courts and twelve baskets.
ASA Hoops Nike Basketball Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their overall game and basketball IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting technique, offense and defense work, and team play.
- 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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Camp Director James Spinner
In addition to coaching with ASA Hoops, James Spinner is a special education teacher in the Newton Public School District. Coach Spinner has become a critical part of the ASA Hoops staff, leading and directing camps and clinics throughout the year and coaching the 6th grade boys Select team.View James Spinner's Bio ⟩
A former point guard for Newton South High School, James is a true student of the game with a passion for teaching and vast knowledge of basketball. James holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology from Framingham State University and enrolled in a Masters Program at Wheelock College for Special Education.
Camp Director Patrick Ferdinand
Patrick is the ASA Wildcats Head Coach, ASA Hoops Wildcats Girls Program Director, and the Head Varsity Girls Coach at Watertown High School. Prior to his position at Watertown High School, Patrick coached at the Cambridge School of Weston and Regis College.View Patrick Ferdinand's Bio ⟩
Patrick has a great deal of experience dealing with players of all levels and finds immense satisfaction motivating student athletes. His success on the court speaks for itself leading Watertown High School to two straight North Finals and being named the Boston Herald 2014-2015 Division 2 Coach of the Year.
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 21st 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 9-13
Session II: July 16-20
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-2PM
Lunch is not provided. Full Day campers should be 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.
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. A closing ceremony will take place on the last day for full day campers prior to check-out. 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 Free Shoot / 10 Free Throws
- 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
With two full courts, four cross courts and up to 12 hoops this middle school gym is perfect fit for a large camp. This particular location is bordered by 5 communities all minutes away: Boston, Needham, Brookline, Dedham and of course Newton. Easily accessible via Rt 9, and or the VFW Parkway.
*Please note, the Brown Middle School gym is not air-conditioned. Camper safety is always our number one priority. The gyms can get warm but we take every possible measure (fans, open doors, and plenty of water breaks) to ensure campers are playing in a comfortable and safe environment.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
She loved the camp
July 24, 2017: She loved the camp and practices at home the drills she has learned. She says all the coaches are nice, knowledgeable and she has learned a lot.
— Ken W. Parent
My boys had a blast
July 22, 2017: My boys had a blast and met new friends all while doing what they love best... playing basketball!
— Arlene L. Parent
July 18, 2017: Fun, very professionally run, and the kids learned a lot.
— Andrea D. Parent
Good vibe from the coaches!
July 25, 2016: My son enjoyed the awards and watching the older kids. I liked how structured it was...good vibe from the coaches! Would be great if they got a Celtic player to visit! We'll be back next year!
Best basketball camp I've been to.
July 10, 2015: It was a really good camp. I made a lot of new friends and became a better basketball player. The coaches were great!
— Benjamin M. Camper
His skills were noticeably improving by the day and I saw his confidence soar.
July 13, 2015: My son came home every day wanting to play more basketball. His skills were noticeably improving by the day and I saw his confidence soar. It was terrific!
— Alicia M. Parent
Coach Moses clearly cares a lot about the kids.
July 11, 2015: All the coaches are amazing; Coach Moses is outstanding. Coach Moses is attentive and clearly cares a lot about the kids.
— Karen P. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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