Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University
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Work on your game in summer 2023 with Head Men's Basketball Coach Anthony Latina and the SHU Men's Basketball staff at this long-time favorite basketball camp in Fairfield, CT. Focus on the fundamentals and fine-tuning your positional work at our five-day Complete Skills Camps or hone in on your shooting technique, footwork and ball-handling skills at our weekend Shooting Camp. Combine multiple sessions for maximum results!
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.
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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- In depth discussions on situational play, including time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Anthony Latina
Having just concluded his ninth season at the helm of the Sacred Heart University men’s basketball program in 2021-22, Anthony Latina has engineered a strong resurgence of the Pioneers program during his tenure. Latina and the Pioneers are in the midst of a three year stretch in which they have finished in the top three in the Northeast Conference each year, have earned berth’s to three straight NEC Tournament Championships, and have won more regular season NEC conference games than any other team.View Anthony's Bio ⟩
In 2020-2021, despite having one of the nation’s youngest teams, and being picked to finish 10th in the NEC Preseason Poll, the Pioneers well exceeded expectations and finished in 3rd place. The squad finished with a winning record in conference play for the third consecutive season. Player development, a staple under Coach Latina, was once again recognized as Pioneer sophomore Tyler Thomas was named the 2021 NEC Most Improved Player.
The 2019-20 season saw Sacred Heart have their best season at the NCAA Division I level as the Pioneers won 20 games and advanced to the semifinals of the NEC Championship. The 2019-20 squad was the first Pioneer team to reach 20 wins since the 1988-89 season and was the first team to reach that mark in the Division I era. The team also won their first postseason game since 2009, earning a 61-59 win over Mount Saint Mary’s at the NEC Championships.
Latina’s strong ability to recruit talented student-athletes and focus on player development annually has Sacred Heart amongst the leaders in the Northeast Conference’s post season awards. In Latina’s eight seasons as Sacred Heart’s Head Coach, he has had nine student athletes receive all-conference honors and had six freshman be named to the conference’s all-rookie team. The Pioneers have also garnered two NEC Most Improved Player Awards, and one NEC Defensive Player of the Year Award.
During the 2015-16 season, Latina led the Pioneers to a second-place finish in the Northeast Conference, and coached the NEC Player of the Year Cane Broome. Broome is the only player in program history to win the conference’s player of the year honors and just the second sophomore in league history to win the award. Broome led the NEC and ranked 10th nationally in scoring during the 2015-16 campaign.
Latina took over the reins of the Sacred Heart program after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach under the legendary Coach Dave Bike. He joined Bike's staff in 2005-06 after spending the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Central Connecticut State University. During his time at CCSU, he helped guide the Blue Devils to two NCAA Tournament appearances, and three trips to the Northeast Conference title game. He was part of the staff that helped produce the first-ever NBA draft pick from CCSU, Corsley Edwards, who was taken in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in 2002.
Assistant Coach Kyle Steinway
Kyle Steinway just completed his ninth season as an assistant coach on the Sacred Heart University men’s basketball staff in 2021-22. This season he helped lead the Pioneers to a third-place finish in the Northeast Conference, once again qualifying for the NEC Championship.View Kyle's Bio ⟩
During the 2020-21 season, Steinway has been part of a Sacred Heart staff that currently holds the longest active streak of consecutive NEC Championship appearances. The Pioneers had a strong season, finishing third in the standings after being picked 10th, and did this with one of the nation’s youngest teams as, ranking as the 314th youngest squad.
The 2019-20 season saw Sacred Heart have their best season at the NCAA Division I level as the Pioneers won 20 games and advanced to the semifinals of the NEC Championship. The 2019-20 squad was the first Pioneer team to reach 20 wins since the 1988-89 season and was the first team to reach that mark in the Division I era. The team also won their first postseason game since 2009, earning a 61-59 win over Mount Saint Mary’s at the NEC Championship.
Steinway has been an integral part of Sacred Heart’s recent three-year stretch in which they have finished in the top three in the NEC standings all three season and have more NEC regular season wins than any other program. In that same stretch, the Pioneers have dominated the annual conference awards, earning five all-conference selections, three all-rookie selections, two NEC Most Improved Player Awards, and one NEC Defensive Player of the Year Award.
During the 2015-16 season, Steinway helped develop the NEC Player of the Year Cane Broome. Broome is the only player in program history to win the conference’s player of the year honors and just the second sophomore in league history to win the award. Broome led the NEC and ranked 10th nationally in scoring during the 2015-16 campaign.
Prior to his time at Sacred Heart, Steinway spent three seasons at Hofstra University as the director of basketball operations. During Steinway’s first season at Hofstra, the team went 21-12 and earned a berth in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational. At Hofstra, Steinway aided in the development of 2011 CAA Player of the Year Charles Jenkins. Jenkins would go on to be drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.
A 2003 graduate of Providence College with a degree in economics, Steinway started his career as a student manager for Head Coach Tim Welsh. He would go on to earn his master’s degree from Providence in 2007, serving as a graduate assistant coach from 2005-07. During Steinway’s time with the Friars, the program earned one NCAA tournament berth and two National Invitation Tournament selections.
Steinway has also spent time as an assistant coach at Stonehill (MA) College and Newberry (SC) College.
He currently resides in Milford, Connecticut, with his wife, Kristen, and his son, Kyle Jr.
Complete Skills I: June 18-22
Shooting: June 23-25
Complete Skills II: June 25-29
Complete Skills III: July 5-9
Overnight Campers Check-in: First Day between 12pm-1pm
Day Campers Check-in: First Day between 1pm-2pm
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Last Day at 2:30pm
All Campers Check-in: Friday between 12pm-1pm
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 10:30am
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Angelo Roncalli Hall dorms on campus and will room two or three per room. Campers are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $50
Room Key Deposit: $20 (Cash Only)
Complete Skills Camps: Dinner is provided on Day 1. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Days 2-4. Breakfast
and lunch is provided on Day 5.
Shooting Camp: Dinner is provided on Friday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Saturday. Breakfast is provided on Sunday.
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.
COMPLETE SKILLS: DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 1PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following the closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: Day 1: 2pm-8:30pm, Days 2-4: 9am-4pm, Day 5: 9am-3pm
SHOOTING: DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 12PM-1PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following the closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: Day 1: 2pm-8:30pm, Day 2: 9am-4pm, Day 3: 9am-11am
Meals will be buffet style and the menu will vary each day. The menu can include but is not limited to meatball grinders, quesadillas, sliders, grilled chicken, tacos, burgers all accompanied with different sides of pasta or pasta salad, french fries, assorted veggies, chips, fruit salad, etc. Additionally, there will be a variety of beverages and desserts. Gluten-free options are available.
EXTRA NIGHT STAYOVER
Campers attending both Complete Skills I and Shooting are welcome to enroll for an extra night between sessions on June 22nd. This will be an additional cost of $95 and may be added during registration.
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
● Small gym bag/backpack
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
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
- 7:00 AM Overnight campers wake up
- 7:30 AM Breakfast (overnight campers)
- 9:00 AM Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 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
- 4:00 PM Day Campers depart
- 5:00 PM Free Time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
- 9:00 PM Overnight campers supervised free time
- 10:00 PM Lights out!
Campers will utilize SHU's Pitt Center for all basketball instruction. *If needed, campers may also utilize the Notre Dame Catholic High School gym, conveniently located next to SHU. The Pitt Center and Notre Dame Catholic High School gyms are both air-conditioned.
The $17.5 million Pitt Center, which opened in August 1997, serves as the home court for both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs, as well as our fencing and wrestling programs. The three-level, 141,000 square-foot complex features a four-court layout and seats over 2,000 people for basketball.
The lower level of the Pitt Center received a major facelift in the summer of 2007. The 5,000-plus square-foot weight room now reflects a top level Division I weight room with the addition of state of the art weight training equipment, new Mondo rubberized flooring, lighting and a paint job that truly reflects the spirit of Pioneer Athletics. Other changes made were office renovations for men’s & women’s basketball and football, added locker room space and a total refurbishing of the aerobics room wood floor. The lower level also houses locker rooms for our athletic teams and members, the Pioneer Wrestling Room, Equipment Room and Athletic Training offices. The main level of the center houses the Athletic Communications suite and a four-court field house with indoor track and retractable batting cage. A floating wood floor is used for basketball and volleyball competitions. 4,500 square feet of clinical space is dedicated to the Sacred Heart University Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Contained in this space are examination rooms, faculty offices, and therapy labs, as well as a physical therapy clinic.
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July 3, 2021: My grandson had the best basketball training in his life. He enjoy camp. He improved his skills and he’s ready to use them in middle school. I never saw him so happy going to camp. He love it!
— Maria C., Parent
Great Feedback from Coaches
June 28, 2021: Lucas had fun with the format - lots of scrimmages. The coaches were also very observant and attentive, getting a true sense of his strengths and weaknesses and then encouraging him to get better. Lucas loved the food the most - good range of choices.
— Melody R., Parent
June 28, 2021: My son had a wonderful time at the camp. I have never experienced him wanting to go to the camp every day. He had so much to talk about and was so excited about meeting new friends. His overall experience was above expectations.
— Susan L., Parent
June 27, 2021: My son learned better shooting mechanics and new ball-handling tricks. He learned about boxing out and finishing layups that he was weak at. He said the kids were nice and the counselors were nice, and were supportive even with mistakes, just going on to the next play. And to top it off, he said the food was great!
— Michael B., Parent
June 27, 2021: My son got in the car after the last day of camp and the first thing he said was “I’m going back next year”. Such a positive experience. The staff is knowledgeable and showed the boys how to improve their skills. The coaches were approachable and had lots of good information both for the boys and parents. Having lunch included and not having to pack a lunch every day was a plus!
— Angela M., Parent
June 26, 2021: My son liked the daily drafts, enjoyed lunch and loved playing games on the new courts. This was one of his favorite camps. Thanks for a good week!
— Melinda S., Parent
He learned so much!
July 1, 2019: He's really happy that he went to this camp and that is was a successful new experience for him. He wants to come back again.. he learned so much that he can apply at his favorite SPORT.
— Egardo A., Parent
The coaches were very encouraging
June 24, 2019: The coaches were very encouraging. They were honest with their feedback and pointing out Anthony's strength and weaknesses. Anthony enjoyed meeting new kids and playing as a team. He had a lot of fun and would definitely attend again. Most of all, he would recommend a friend.
— Sandra I., Parent
he will definitely be back for more!
June 21, 2019: He absolutely loved every minute of this camp it was such a great experience for him - he will definitely be back for more!
— Elaine G., Parent
Perfect combination of fun and skill work
June 21, 2019: My son had a great time. This camp is the perfect combination of fun and skill work. Student athletes were engaged and great with kids.
— Doug M., Parent
Josh enjoyed the entire experience
July 06, 2017: Josh enjoyed the entire experience and couldn't isolate one favorite part.
— Joshua C., Parent
My son Loved all of the games
July 02, 2017: My son Loved all of the games and "coolness" of the instructors. He also had enough time to get to know a lot of new kids which he loved
— Cary G., Parent
I loved the coaches and their involvement!
June 22, 2017: I loved the coaches and their involvement! Their feedback and the attention they gave my sons was amazing!
— Joseph M., Parent
Great environment to work hard and have fun
My son had a wonderful time from start to finish. He stayed for the additional week, and had a great time with his coach and players. The coach really created a great environment for them to play hard and learn.
— Kathleen M., Parent
My son was in awe of the players who were the camp counselors.
My son was in awe of the players who were the camp counselors. They were great with the boys. He loved the nickname "Iggy" that his coach, Cane, gave him. He came away from camp feeling confident and really good about his playing, but he also came away knowing what he needs to work on. I love that he has a goal. We also loved getting a written evaluation. This camp is money well spent, and we will definitely make room in the budget for it next year! Thank you so much to everyone, but especially to Cane. He was encouraging and taught my son so much about the game. Impressive!
— Steve D., Parent
An outstanding experience.
Sacred Heart Nike basketball camp was an outstanding experience - the directors and staff were excellent: they were truly committed to every child's success, and created a great learning experience. Thank you!
— Lisa A., Parent
The coaches were so enthusiastic.
My son has such a great time at this camp. The coaches were so enthusiastic without being overly intent on winning. The mood overall was fun even though he learned a lot!
— Heather N., Parent
A wonderful experience.
I recommend this camp to boys and girls who show strong interest in basketball. It was definetly intense for my 9 year old son. It was a wonderful experience the coach and camp counselors were nice and enthusiastic with the kids. It was a wonderful experience and my son would defintely be attending this camp for years to come.
— Erica M., Parent
I would absolutely recommend this camp to parents. My son will definitely be back next year! My son truly had a great time & he learned that the coaches were actual players was definitely a plus for me! Great camp!
— Desiree B., Parent
Having the college players as instructors was a huge bonus.
Having the college players as instructors was a huge bonus and my son loved the cafeteria.
— Franey D., Parent
My son came out of camp a much more confident player.
My son came out of camp a much more confident player. I loved watching my son for the last few minutes everyday. He was so much more confident and aggressive with the ball. His handling skills also improved.
— Jennifer J., Parent
A well organized, worthwhile basketball camp!
This camp was SO WELL ORGANIZED and had a lot less attendees than other camps. My son received personalized instruction and a written review of his skills. Drop-off and pick-up were a snap. There was absolutely no confusion. The Sacred Heart University facilities were super-clean and well maintained. My son wishes to return next year. He also felt that he had learned something! This was not the case at other camps!! Kudos to Coach Anthony Latina for running a well organized, worthwhile basketball camp!
I have been offered a full scholarship because of this camp.
This was the last summer that I was eligible to attend a Nike camp and I chose to come back to the Sacred Heart Basketball camp because I had learned so much from them the previous 2 times that I had been there. I have been offered a full scholarship to continue my basketball career in college and I believe that the Sacred Heart staff helped me to develop into the post player that I am today and helped me to reach a level to be able to play in college.
Way to go!!
Staff was very enthusiastic without being high pressure. The range of activities kept my son interested and excited to go every day. He thought having lunch in the cafeteria was SO cool. He also really respected his coach and called him "cool". Way to go!!
Food and facility are phenomenal.
Food and facility are phenomenal. Overall, wonderful experience and the boys want to return! See you next year:)))
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