Nike Boys Basketball Camp Pace University
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Sharpen your fundamental skills and technique in summer 2019 at one of New York's top Nike Boys Basketball Camps. PU Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Healing and staff will direct three separate sessions to help you to hone in on your overall game, including a brand new Shooting Camp!
The Complete Skills Camps helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.
- Unique camp experience on the 200-acre college campus, located just outside of NYC
- A packed daily schedule filled with collegiate-style stations, drills, and fun games
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Matt Healing
Matt Healing was named head coach of the men’s basketball program at Pace on March 18, 2015 by Director of Athletics Mark Brown, and enters his fourth season at the helm of the Setters in 2018-19. Prior to Pace, Healing served as the Director of Men's Basketball Operations at Division 1 New Jersey Institute of Technology and as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Vassar College.View Matt's Bio ⟩
In his first season, Healing nearly doubled the team’s overall win total from the previous year while increasing the number of Northeast-10 Conference victories by five. Healing recorded his first victory as head coach on Nov. 14, 2015 against Dowling and his first conference triumph on Nov. 21, 2015, against Le Moyne. Other notable wins under Healing include defeating the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Champion Saint Anselm on the road and back-to-back victories over conference foes, Adelphi and American International, in the Setters’ annual return to New York City at the Civic Center Gymnasium on Pace’s Manhattan campus.
Healing’s first recruiting class included a freshman that earned a spot on the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team and a transfer, Austin Mofunanya, who finished his senior season ranked in the top ten in the league in both rebounding and field-goal percentage. Mofunanya (’17) recently signed a professional contract with Udea Algeciras in the LIGA EBA Division in Spain.
The Setters also thrived in the classroom in both of Healing’s first two seasons. In 2015-16, the team finished the year with a 3.3 team GPA, which was the highest of all men’s athletic teams at Pace. This outstanding academic success earned the program the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Academic Team Excellence Award. In 2016-17, Pace men’s basketball was again honored by the NABC with the Team Academic Excellence Award.
Prior to Pace, Healing served as the Director of Men's Basketball Operations at Division I New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). At NJIT, while working under highly acclaimed Head Coach Jim Engles (now head coach at Columbia University), Healing was responsible for recruiting, player development, academic oversight, team travel, film exchange and organizing alumni events. Healing also helped lead NJIT to the program's first-ever Great West Conference Championship. Healing coached NJIT’s all-time leading scorer, Great West Conference Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-American, Chris Flores, who now plays professionally with Uni-Riesen Leipzig of the German Basketball League. In total, three players that were coached by Healing were selected to the Great West All-Conference Team.
Before NJIT, Healing served as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Vassar College for two seasons. He was responsible for recruiting, scouting, game preparation, film exchange, and individual skill instruction. In Healing’s two years at Vassar, he helped the program triple its win total and coached three Liberty League All-Conference players.
Healing also served as both Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Sports Information Director at Centenary College in New Jersey. At Centenary, he again coached the program’s all-time leading scorer and was the Co-Director of the Centenary College Summer Basketball Camp. Healing began his coaching career in 2007 at Randolph High School in New Jersey, where he spent two seasons as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach.
In addition to his coaching resume, Healing has exceled working the basketball camp circuit. He has worked various camps for the Hoop Group and Hoop Mountain. Healing also participated in the NABC Boys Basketball Clinics in New Orleans (2012) and Houston (2016) during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four.
Healing graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Monmouth University in 2004. He is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and is currently residing in Fair Lawn, N.J. with his wife, Daniela and their sons Nicholas and Matthew.
Complete Skills I: July 8-12
Complete Skills II: July 22-26
Shooting: August 5-7
COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP HOURS
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at Goldstein Fitness Center.
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12:30PM. Departure immediately following.
Meals: Lunch is provided Monday-Thursday.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM FRI 9AM-1PM
SHOOTING CAMP HOURS
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at Goldstein Fitness Center.
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 3:30PM. Departure immediately following.
Meals: Lunch is provided Monday-Wednesday.
Daily Hours: MON-WED 9AM-4PM
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. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.
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.
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 Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Full-court games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
- 1:00 PM Team practice
- 2:00 PM Full-court games
- 3:00 PM Drills, stations, Skill Contests
- 4:00 PM Day Campers depart
Campers will utilize the Goldstein Fitness Center, located on Pace's Pleasantville Campus, for daily basketball instruction. The Goldstein Fitness Center is home to the Pace University Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving, and Women's Volleyball teams and provides an ideal learning environment for all campers and players. The facility includes a 2,400-seat arena, scoreboards with message center, walking/jogging track, aerobics/dance room, fitness room with cardio theater, eight-lane natatorium, locker rooms, equipment room, VIP room, meeting room, concession stand, athletics staff offices, training facility, and health care unit.
*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
The coaches were great
August 1, 2017: My child really enjoyed Nike Camp. He said the coaches were great and he loved being able to play several basketball games each day
— Nicholas C. Parent
August 5, 2017: My son learned a lot and enjoyed building his skills. 10 stars we will be back.
— Nicholas N. Parent
My son loved this camp!
August 5, 2017: My son loved this camp! Staff was welcoming, personable, supportive, encouraging, organized, and hard working. I felt completely confident and comfortable leaving my 8 year old in their capable hands. My son said it was his favorite camp.
— Jaxon B. Parent
A very professional experience.
July 11, 2016: Very welcoming, my son immediately was comfortable with many familiar faces. It was a very professional experience.
— Annie M. Parent
July 11, 2016: Coach Steve Greenwald was awesome!
— Sal D. Camper
A memorable experience.
July 12, 2016: I enjoyed the ball handling stationsand the one on ones. Making friends and playing with my teammates were memorable experiences.
— Chace H. Camper
The coaches were encouraging and focused.
July 31, 2016: My son loved this camp and didn't want it to end. I enjoyed watching the last few minutes of camp and how happy my son was! The coaches were encouraging and focused. They really got to know all of the kids well. There was a little confusion about the check-out time on the last day of camp but that was quickly sorted out. Overall, it was an awesome camp and we will defnitely be signing up again next year!
— Barbara P. Parent