Nike Boys Basketball Camp Pace University
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Sharpen your fundamental skills and technique at one of New York's top Nike Boys Basketball Camps in summer 2023. Pace University Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Healing and staff will help you to hone in on your overall game!
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.
- 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 recently completed his seventh and most successful season as the head coach of Pace University Men's Basketball in 2021-22. Healing has revitalized the program during his tenure, leading the Setters to their first ever Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season Championship and back to the NCAA Tournament. Healing was nominated for HoopDirt.com NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2020 and 2022.View Matt's Bio ⟩
After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-22 season proved to be a record-breaking one for the Setters. The Blue and Gold achieved their best record (20-10) in two decades, culminating in a selection to the Division II NCAA Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the East Region. Healing would lead Pace to its second ever NCAA Tournament victory defeating fourth-seeded, Dominican, 77-64, before falling to top-seeded Bentley in overtime in the East Regional semifinal. The tournament bid was earned after the Setters won the Northeast-10 Southwest Division Championship, going 14-5 in league and climbing to as high as No. 3 in the D2SIDA East Regional Poll.
The 2019-20 season, saw the Setters race out to their best start in school history, beginning the season 9-0 and entering the National Top 25 Poll for the first time since 1998. Healing’s squad also peaked at #2 in the D2SIDA East Regional Poll, which is the highest ranking in program history. The Blue and Gold would eventually win 19 games and advance to the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament, defeating Southern New Hampshire 90-75, earning a post-season victory for the second consecutive season.
In 2018-19, Healing led the Setters back to the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament and defeated Franklin Pierce, 74-61, marking the program’s first post-season win since 2007. The 16 victories on the year was the most for the Blue and Gold in over a decade. Pace set the stage for their breakout season with a 9-2 stretch which included a six-game win streak in the first half of the year. The Setters also made four appearances in the D2SIDA East Regional Poll climbing to as high as #5 in the rankings.
Healing began turning the program around in his first season as the Setters nearly doubled their overall win total from the prior year and increased their number of Northeast-10 Conference victories by five after Healing was promoted from assistant coach to head coach in 2015. In addition, Pace has received the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award in each season that Healing has been at the helm.
Healing brings 15 years of coaching experience at the Division I, II, and III levels. Before his time at Pace, Healing served as Director of Basketball Operations at Division I New Jersey Institute of Technology. At NJIT, while working under coach Jim Engles (now head coach at Columbia University), Healing helped lead the Highlanders to the program's first-ever Great West Conference Championship. Prior to NJIT, Healing was assistant coach at Vassar College and spent time as assistant coach and assistant Sports Information Director at Centenary University. Healing began his career coaching boys basketball at Randolph High School in New Jersey.
In addition to his coaching resume, Healing has excelled working the basketball camp circuit, spending numerous summers with the Hoop Group and Hoop Mountain organizations. He also participated in the NABC Youth Basketball Clinics in New Orleans (2012) and Houston (2016) during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four. Healing is also a voter in the Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.
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 New Jersey with his wife, Daniela and their sons Nicholas and Matthew
Shooting (Ages 7-15): July 5-7
Complete Skills I (Ages 7-15): July 10-14
Complete Skills II (Ages 7-15): July 24-28
Check-in: Wednesday at 12:30PM at Goldstein Fitness Center.
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM. Departure immediately following at 4pm.
Daily Hours: WED-FRI 1PM-4PM
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at Goldstein Fitness Center.
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12:30PM. Departure immediately following at 1pm.
Meals: Lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-1PM
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Shooting drills
- 11:00 AM Full-court games
- 12:00 PM Break for Lunch
- 1:00 PM League Games
- 2:00 PM Instructional Stations
- 2:30 PM 3v3 Games
- 3:00 PM 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.
July 9, 2023: Playing with other kids, nice and encouraging coaches, contests were fun! Getting the shirt and evaluations at the end helped kids feel like they accomplished something. I was impressed with the evaluations that seemed kind and fair and will help guide which skills they need to practice more.
July 16, 2023: They gave helpful information on how to improve. Also he made friends there and they are already talking about next summer going back to camp.
July 15, 2022: My son made new friends and compared to his last basketball camp experience, he preferred this one because it was more fun.
July 12, 2022: The coaches were so nice and friendly, it felt good leaving my son with such a friendly and enthusiastic bunch!
July 9, 2023: Lots of hands on play time and practice. The contests were fun and the evaluations at the end are very useful.
July 29, 2023: My son LOVED his section coach- his name was Brandon. Brandon was so supportive and encouraging.
July 7, 2023: My son loved having the experience to play on a college court and with college players and coaches.
August 1, 2023: My son's happiness as a valued teammate and his coach's support of his development
July 16, 2023: The opportunity to work on and refine skills, have fun and make new friends.
July 30, 2023: My son felt he improved and the report card gave him a confidence boost
July 16, 2023: Both of my boys could not get enough of this camp! Thank you so much!
July 17, 2023: My kid said it was his favorite camp he's been too!
July 29, 2023: Playing with friends from town and Jordan as coach!
July 31, 2023: Loved all of it. My son enjoyed every day!
August 10, 2023: The entire program was amazing!
My son's first overnight camp experience was excellent.
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.