Nike Basketball Camp Derby Academy
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Join Nike Basketball Camps for one, two, or three weeks of high-energy drills and scrimmages! Located in Hingham of Greater Boston, this summer basketball camp is dedicated to helping you elevate your offensive, defensive, and team play skills.
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 George Moses
George Moses is the Co-Director for ASA Hoops' Girls Programming and Assistant Principal at Thomas A. Edison K8 School in Brighton, MA. Coach Moses thrives at mentoring and motivating young people.View George Moses's Bio ⟩
In addition to his roles as an educator, Moses is a fitness fanatic who is a Certified Group Exercise Instructor specializing in spin, functional training and kickboxing.
Co-Director Elizabeth (Liz) Gilmore
Coach Gilmore was a former point guard at Dartmouth University and played semi-pro in Germany. She now teaches physical education in Weymouth and spends summers coaching basketball with ASA Hoops at various camps.View Elizabeth (Liz) Gilmore's Bio ⟩
Gilmore was named Ivy League Player of the Year and led Dartmouth to the 1993-94 and 1994-95 Ivy Championships along with an NCAA Tournament bid. She led the Big Green in assists and steals and ranks first all-time in career steals per game and season as well as second in all-time career assists.
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.
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: June 18-22*
Session II: July 30-August 3
Session III: August 6-10
*Three-day (Wed-Fri) and four-day (Tues-Fri) options available.
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-TH 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-2PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A concession stand will be open for lunch and drink purchases.
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
- 2:55 PM Dismissal
Derby Academy is located on Burditt Avenue in Hingham, Massachusetts, across from the harbor, and is accessible from both Route 3 and Route 3A. The Academy is well recognized as a leader in independent school education on the South Shore, located on a beautiful twenty-seven acre campus, adjacent to Broad Cove in Hingham, MA. The Derby Academy campus houses two gyms and campers will be broken up by age and ability. With over 12 baskets (some adjustable for younger campers) and 4 cross courts this gym is a great host for any camp or clinic. It is centrally located for the South Shore community.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Serious but fun
August 5, 2017: The best part about this camp is how the coaches keep it serious but fun at the same time.
— Lisa S. Parent
The coaches made my son feel comfortable.
August 13, 2016: My son was very nervous first day. The coaches made him feel comfortable and part of everything. Ended up being a great experience.
— Amy P. Parent
My son was challenged by playing up a higher level.
August 12, 2016: Overall, my son had a great week. He was moved up to play with the older kids on the first day, because he is an experienced player and needed to be challenged more. This was fine, but as a parent, I would have preferred to have been consulted first. He liked his coaches and he liked that he was challenged by playing up a higher level.
My daughter came home with new skills every day.
August 12, 2016: My daughter was so excited to show us her new basketball skills she learned at camp. My daughter loved meeting other girls who love basketball too. She also talked about the "hot shot" drill and "knock out" game. She also enjoyed being with others who are also enthusiastic about basketball and especially liked her coach, Molly.
— Allison H. Parent
My son's favorite camp of the summer!
August 8, 2016: As a parent it was great seeing energetic, smiling, positive coaches. My son said it was his favorite camp of the summer!
— Carin G. Parent
Camp was excellent!
June 17, 2013: I loved winning the hot shot trophy! I gained a lot of confidence playing basketball at the camp.
— Luke H. Camper
My son loved all of it.
June 17, 2013: My son had a great time, he thought his counselor was fantastic and looked forward to going every day. He loved all of it.
— Gray B. Parent