Nike Basketball Camp Thayer Academy South Athletic Campus
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Train on the newly renovated South Athletic Campus with some of the best coaches in New England this summer! This 2019 Braintree basketball camp offers half day and full day options for ages 5-15, with focus placed on fundamentals, individual and team based skill work, offensive and defensive drills, and competitive scrimmaging.
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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Camp Director Rudy Crichlow
Rudy Crichlow has been coaching and playing basketball for more than 25 years and is the Co-Director for ASA Hoops' High School AAU division. Over the past 6 years, Rudy has been extremely successful on the AAU circuit winning more 60+ 1st place basketball championships throughout the nation.View Rudy's Bio ⟩
Rudy assists as ASA Hoops' prep/college placement advisor, lead trainer, and summer camp director. Coach Crichlow is also a pro basketball trainer for Reclaiming The Game, Inc. where he trains players of all backgrounds from 2nd to 12th grade, college, and semi pro-athletes. Rudy played basketball for Chowan University in North Carolina from 1995-1999.
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: August 19-22
Session II: August 26-29
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM
*Full Day camp price will increase $10 on April 15.Show Less See More Camp Details
Lunch is not provided. Full Day campers should bring a packed lunch. Half day campers will depart prior to lunch.
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 Half Day Campers Depart/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 Full Day Campers Depart
Campers train at Thayer Academy on the South Athletic Campus in the memorial and Alumni Gyms which feature varsity locker rooms. The South Athletic Campus is located at 1535 Washington Street, Braintree MA.