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SHU has become a Nike Basketball Camp summer staple over the years, offering four consecutive sessions to take your overall game and shooting technique to the next level. Head Men's Coach Anthony Latina provides collegiate instruction in SHU's Pitt Center.

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.

Highlights Include
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • In depth discussions on situational play, including time and game management
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Anthony Latina

    Camp Director Anthony Latina

    Latina recently completed his third season as head basketball coach at Sacred Heart University in 2015-16, leading the Pioneers to a second place finish in the Northeast Conference, tied for the program's best ever finish, and its first postseason home game since 2009.

    View Anthony Latina's Bio
  • Kyle Steinway Sacred Heart University

    Assistant Coach Kyle Steinway

    Steinway completed his third season as assistant coach for the Pioneers in 2015-16. His responsibilities include coordinating team travel and recruiting visits, handling business operations, serving

    View Kyle Steinway's Bio
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Camp Details

2017 CAMP SESSIONS

Complete Skills Camp I: June 18th-22nd
Shooting Camp: June 23rd-25th
Complete Skills Camp II: June 25th-29th
Complete Skills Camp III: June 30th-July 4th

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CHECK-IN/OUT

Complete Skills Camp Sessions I & II

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-1PM at William H. Pitt Center
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM. Departure immediately following.

Complete Skills Camp Session III

Overnight Campers Check-in: Friday between 12PM-1PM at William H. Pitt Center
Day Campers Check-in: Friday between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Tuesday at 12PM. Departure immediately following.

Shooting Camp

All Campers Check-in: Friday between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 10:30AM. Departure immediately following.

 

Campers Attending Multiple Sessions

Campers attending both consecutive sessions will be supervised, lodged and provided meals at no additional fee. It is not required for parents/guardians to attend check-out/check-in between consecutive sessions.


Overnight Campers: All Sessions

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in Seton Hall on campus. Campers stay 2 or 3* per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. *Triples are limited and cannot be guaranteed. 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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $20
Suggested Spending Money: $50

Supervision

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. 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.

 

Day Campers: Complete Skills Sessions I & II

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

Thursday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. 
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-3PM

 

Day Campers: Complete Skills Sessions III

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Friday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Saturday-Monday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

Tuesday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: FRI 2PM-8:30PM, SAT-MON 9AM-4PM, TUES 9AM-12PM

 

Day Campers: Shooting Camp

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.

Friday:
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Saturday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Sunday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: FRI 1PM-9PM, SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-11AM

 

Transportation

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you have a child flying to camp, private arrangements for campers arriving at the Hartford Bradley Airport may be made by visiting:
http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transportation.aspx. If campers are flying into LaGuardia Airport, please visit their website: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html. 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.

Registration Packet

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.  

Scholarships

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.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Day and Extended Day 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 Skill contests; Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Sacred Heart University

Complete Skills Campers will utilize SHU's Pitt Center as well as the Notre Dame Catholic High School gym, conveniently located next to SHU. Campers will spend the majority of instruction in the Pitt Center and will use the high school gym when needed. 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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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.67 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

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    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Great camp!

    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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!

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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!!

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Food and facility are phenomenal.

    Food and facility are phenomenal. Overall, wonderful experience and the boys want to return! See you next year:)))

    — Parent

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Anthony Latina, Camp Director
William H. Pitt Center

5151 Park Ave.

Fairfield, Connecticut 06825

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