Nike Boys Basketball Camp Loomis Chaffee School
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Only accepting 45 campers in summer 2019, you'll receive the most personalized basketball training at LCS from Elms College Head Men's Coach Rob Southall in one of New England's premier athletic facilities. For 15 years, this overnight basketball camp has helped hundreds of boys improve their individual skillset, basketball IQ, and confidence on the court.
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.
- Drills to improve ball handling, footwork, and shooting skills
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development and team play competition
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Rob Southall
Hired as head coach of the men’s basketball team prior to the 2013-14 season, Rob Southall has posted a 48-83 record and a 42-35 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) record. He has qualified for the NECC tournament in five of his first six seasons as head coach. The Blazers finished the 2017 campaign with a 4-22 record and a 4-10 NECC record.View Rob's Bio ⟩
They matched up against fourth seeded Mitchell in the NECC tournament quarter finals where their season would come to an end. Blazers Freshman Greg Metelus took home NECC Rookie of the Year honors for the 2017 season after averaging 15.8 points per game.
During the 2014-15 season, the Blazers posted a 14-13 overall record and a 12-4 mark in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), earning the second seed in the conference postseason tournament. After dropping three tight-knit contests to open the season, the Blazers registered their first win in an 81-66 victory over Springfield College. Elms recorded the program’s first-ever win over Rhode Island College, 78-60 and a 101-61 drubbing of Mitchell College to collect their first NECC victory of the season. Elms rattled off five straight conference triumphs, including road wins at Becker College and Newbury College. Elms wrapped up their conference slate with wins over Newbury and Lesley University to secure the number two seed in the conference tournament. The Blazers battled Becker in the NECC Semifinals, but suffered an 88-79 loss to the Hawks. Elms earned a berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII New England Tournament and clashed with Pine Manor College in a 127-124 double-overtime loss.
Elms posted an 11-14 overall record and a 10-6 mark in NECC action in Southall’s second season, earning the third seed in the conference postseason tournament. After a slow start, the Blazers opened their NECC schedule with back-to-back road wins at Wheelock College and reigning NECC Champion Mitchell College. Elms continued their roll through league play with home victories over Wheelock and Becker College. The Blazers pushed their conference win streak to five straight after a thrilling triple overtime 92-90 win at Regis. Elms closed out their conference slate going 4-6 in their final ten games. The Blazers were seeded third in the NECC Tournament, and drew sixth-seeded Daniel Webster in the opening round. The first round battle went to overtime, where the Blazers fell on last second free throws by the Eagles, 76-75.
In his first season, the Elms College men’s basketball team posted a 12-4 record in NECC action, earning the first seed in the conference postseason tournament for the second straight season. The Blazers won seven of their final eight games of the regular season to capture the top seed in the NECC Championship tournament and earn a first round bye. Elms played an overtime thriller with fifth-seeded Regis College in the semifinal round in a rematch of the 2013 tournament final. The Blazers notched an 81-71 victory and advanced to its sixth straight championship game. Elms hosted second-seeded Mitchell College and, following a thrilling back-and-forth championship contest, suffered a 72-71 defeat to the Mariners. The Blazers, who finished the season 15-12 overall, garnered a bid to the ECAC Division III New England Championship.
Under Southall’s watch, eight men’s basketball student-athlete have earned All-Conference honors, including 2015-16 Player of the Year Jerry Buchanon, along with eight student-athletes being recognized as Academic All-Conference selections.
Hired in the fall of 2013, Southall took the reins of the Blazers’ men’s basketball team after an eight-year stint as a full time assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). During his time at WPI, the Engineers enjoyed tremendous success with Coach Southall on the bench compiling a 178-44 record with six New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championships as well as the 2005-06 and 2012-13 NEWMAC tournament championships, six appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship and the 2011-12 ECAC Division III New England Championship title. WPI also notched 20 or more wins in each of Coach Southall’s eight seasons on staff under head coach Chris Bartley.
Prior to his time at WPI, Coach Southall spent a season assisting Joe Reilly at Bates College and helped guide the team to one of its best seasons in school history (19-8). Bates reached the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship tournament final before falling to Amherst College.
A 2002 graduate of Springfield College, Coach Southall played basketball for two seasons and was a graduate assistant coach for the Pride under head coach Charlie Brock for two years. At Springfield, he was also the head junior varsity basketball coach and was heavily involved in recruiting and game preparation. Coach Southall also obtained a master’s degree from Springfield in 2004.
JUNE 23-27, 2019
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2pm-3pm at Olcott Center
All Campers Check-out: Thursday at 1pm
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 shortly after camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend!
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the dorms on campus and roommates will be assigned by request and age. Campers who do not request a roommate may be placed in a double room so if you prefer a single room please make that request. Roommate requests are not guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you may be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: $50
Suggested Spending Money: $40
There will be optional swim time throughout the week for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
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.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 8:30pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 8:30am-8:30pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ All Camper Hours are 8:30am-1pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Swimming: There will be optional swim time throughout the week for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
Daily Schedule: SUN 2pm-8:30pm, MON-WED 8:30am-8:30pm, THURS 8:30am-1pm
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 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.
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
- 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 8:30 AM Extended Day Campers arrive/Skill work - Individual practice and drills
- 9:30 AM Team practices
- 10:30 AM Morning break
- 10:45 AM Full-court games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
- 1:00 PM Skill work - 2 man and 3 man drills
- 2:00 PM Team practices
- 3:00 PM Afternoon games
- 6:00 PM Dinner
- 7:00 PM Special situation and contests
- 8:00 PM Free Swim
- 9:00 PM Dorms; Extended Day campers depart
- 10:00 PM Overnight campers to rooms; Lights out!
Just a two-hour drive from Boston and New York City, The Loomis Chaffee School is one of the most prestigious and picturesque independent secondary schools in all of New England. The 350-acre campus on the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers offers a charming rural atmosphere. Campers reside on campus in the Harman Hall dormitories. Daily instruction and team games take place in the new $25 million athletic complex that features three full size basketball courts, a 25 meter pool, several weight rooms, and 8 international squash courts.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son enjoyed playing basketball with fellow players
July 03, 2017: My son enjoyed playing basketball with fellow players and was able to improve his skills .
— Zennon B.Parent
We will participate in again next year.
July 01, 2017: It was a fun learning experience that we will participate in again next year.
— Zach P. Parent
I learned a lot especially during the scrimmages
June 30, 2017: This was my first experience in a dorm and I enjoyed it. I learned a lot especially during the scrimmages.
— Corey P. Camper
My son had a blast.
July 4, 2016: My son told me he had a blast. He loved the staff, the team work, and drills. He thought the coaches were great mentors and funny. This was his 2nd year at Loomis and he loves it! The dorms were a little hot since there isn't A/C, but otherwise this camp is excellent.
— Sulix T. Parent
Great summer camp!
July 5, 2016: A great summer camp! My son loved everything. He will definitely be at Loomis Chaffee School again next year.
— Michael D. Parent