Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University
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Whether looking to improve your shooting technique or overall game, the Nike Boys Basketball Camps at Salisbury University have you covered! Train with Head Men's Coach Andy Sachs and staff for two sessions of high-energy skills, shooting drills, and scrimmages.
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.
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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- Discussions on basketball situational play, including time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Andy Sachs
Andrew Sachs ’90, ’92 M.Ed. was named the seventh head coach in program history on June 22, 2015. In the two seasons since taking over the program, Sachs has led the Sea Gulls to the NCAA tournament in each season, the only coach in program history to do so in his first two years on the bench.View Andy Sachs's Bio ⟩
Sachs is one of just two head coaches in SU history to lead the program to the NCAA tournament in two seasons during their tenure. The 2016-17 season was a successful one for the Sea Gulls, with a 20-8 record -- including a perfect 13-0 mark at home in Maggs Physical Activities Center -- and an at-large selection into the NCAA tournament following another appearance in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game. It marked the first time in program history that the Sea Gulls have played in three-consecutive NCAA tournaments. It was also only the second time in program history that the Sea Gulls posted an undefeated record at home since the 1984-85 season.
The end of the season saw the close of the careers of three of the best Sea Gull players of the 21st century, with the graduation of Gordon Jeter, Wyatt Smith, and Justin Witmer. The trio combined for six All-CAC selections in their careers, with Jeter and Witmer joining the 1,000-point club and Smith coming up just short, despite playing only two years at Salisbury. The Sea Gulls were the second-best team in the nation defending the outside shot, holding opponents to just 28.3 percent on three-point attempts in 2016-17 resulting in Salisbury ranking 24th national in scoring defense, surrendering just 66.2 points per game.
During the 2015-16 season, Salisbury went 21-7 for just the sixth 20-win campaign in program history, while posting a 13-5 record in Capital Athletic Conference play -- the second most league wins in program history. Salisbury was the No. 2 seed in the CAC tournament and advanced to the title game. The Sea Gulls finished the year with the second-best scoring defense in Division III basketball, surrendering just 60.8 points per game, while grabbing 283 steals (11th in the nation). Junior Gordon Jeter was named to the All-CAC First Team, marking the 13th first-team selection in program history.
A Salisbury alumnus, Sachs spent the previous six seasons prior to coming back to Salisbury as the head men’s basketball coach and head men’s tennis coach at Bethany (W.V.) College. At Bethany, Sachs led the Bison to a 117-49 overall record and the team qualified for the postseason every year, including consecutive Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012.
Sachs’s 2010-2011 Bethany team won three games in the PAC tournament, including two straight road wins over Saint Vincent College in the semifinals and Thiel College in the tournament championship. The following season, Sachs led the Bison to a 25-4 overall record — a program record — including a 14-2 mark in conference play. That season, as the conference regular season champion, the Bison hosted three consecutive playoff games, knocking off Thomas More College in the tournament championship, 58-53. The Bison had to travel to St. Mary’s College of Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament, falling to the Seahawks, 69-57.
Sachs left Bethany as the program’s all-time leader in winning percentage. He coached eleven all-conference players, three of whom were all-region honorees, including Nick Wilcox and Delonte Joyce, who were both named PAC Player of the Year. In his tenure, Sachs was responsible for half of the program’s all-time postseason wins. Other notable accomplishments during his six years in West Virginia include a win over the highest-ranked opponent in program history (No. 9 John Carroll University in 2010), the highest national ranking in program history at the conclusion of the 2012 regular season (No. 20 by D3hoops.com), and his 2013-2014 team led the nation in steals per game with 12.3 swipes — also a school record.
Prior to Bethany, Sachs spent five seasons at The College of The Holy Cross as the top assistant for Ralph Willard. At Holy Cross, Sachs helped instrument a 12-win turnaround in his first year. The Crusaders finished that season with 25 wins, including a 16-game winning streak — the second longest winning streak in program history. The Crusaders went on to beat the University of Notre Dame on the road in the NIT, the first-ever postseason win for a Patriot League team. In 2007, the Crusaders won both the Patriot League regular season and conference tournament championships and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. That team also finished in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense. In Sachs’s five seasons in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Crusaders played in four Patriot League title games. Sachs helped develop five first-team all-conference players, including Kevin Hamilton and Keith Simmons, who were both named the Patriot League Player of the Year.
From 2001-2004, Sachs was the top assistant at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. During that same time, he was a grassroots consultant for the And 1 Corporation in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. At Spalding, Sachs helped Head Coach Mike Glick lead the Crusaders to two Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Conference (MIAA) ‘A’ Conference championships. The 2003 and 2004 editions of the Crusaders were led by current San Antonio Spur Rudy Gay. In three seasons, Spalding averaged 28 wins. Sachs helped develop 10 Division I players, as well as six others who went on to continue their careers in college
Prior to his stop at Spalding, Sachs spent five seasons under Gary Edwards as the associate head coach at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP won 98 games in Sachs' five years, including an East Region championship and Elite Eight appearance in 2000. Sachs was responsible for the recruitment and development of eight first-team all-conference players, including Rodney Horton (All-American), Dennis Mims, and Mike Beckles, all of whom were named the PSAC Player of the Year.
Sachs was an assistant men’s basketball coach, head men’s tennis coach, and sports information director at Virginia Wesleyan College from 1992-1996. At Virginia Wesleyan, Sachs assisted current University of Texas-Dallas Head Coach Terry Butterfield. In Sachs’s four years in Norfolk, Virginia, the Marlins won their first ODAC championship in 1993. Sachs recruited Jason Nickerson and Ron Yuhasz, both of whom were named ODAC Player of the Year.
Prior to his time at Virginia Wesleyan, Sachs spent five years as Ward Lambert’s top assistant here at Salisbury. He helped build the Sea Gulls into a national title contender. The 1989-1990 edition of the Sea Gulls led the nation in scoring at 104.5 points per game. The following two seasons, Salisbury advanced to the NCAA tournament, reaching the Elite Eight in 1992. The Sea Gulls finished that season with 28 wins — a school record. The Sea Gulls, who won 27 straight games — another program record — finished the season ranked second in the country. Sachs also recruited six first-team all-conference players and three ESAC Players of the Year: Dameon Ross, Kyle Jefferson, and Casey Musick. Sachs coached and helped develop Andre Foreman, a two-time first-team All-American, the 1992 National Player of the Year, and Division III’s all-time leading scorer.
Overall, in his 27 years of coaching at the college level, Sachs has coached 46 all-league players, 12 of whom were the conference Player of the Year, 11 All-Americans, and 12 players who have continued their careers professionally overseas.
Shooting: June 22-24
Complete Skills: June 24-27
All Campers Check-in: Friday between 1PM-2:30PM at Pocomoke Hall
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 11AM
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2:30PM at Manokin Hall
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 3PM
*Campers attending both sessions will be supervised and provided lunch and activities between check-out and check-in on Sunday (11AM-1PM) at no additional fee.Show Less See More Camp Details
CAMPERS ATTENDING BOTH SESSIONS
Campers attending both the Shooting Camp and Complete Skills Camp will be supervised and provided lunch and activities between check-out and check-in on Sunday (11AM-1PM) at no additional fee. It is not required for parents/guardians to attend the Complete Skills Camp check-in on Sunday if their child attended the Shooting Camp.
Housing & Roommates
Shooting Campers reside in Pocomoke Hall on campus. Complete Skills Campers will reside in Wicomico Hall and Manokin Hall on campus. All campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate request. 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
Pool: Yes (Complete Skills Overnight Campers Only)
Suggested Spending Money: $20-$40 (cash only)
There will be one day of optional swim time for Complete Skills Overnight Campers only. 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: Shooting Camp
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ All Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Shooting Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: FRI 1PM-9PM, SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-11AM
Extended Day Campers: Complete Skills Camp
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ All Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Complete Skills Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-9PM, MON-TUES 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-3PM
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
- 7:00 AM Wake-up/Optional Morning Workout
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 8:50 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; Stretching and conditioning
- 9:00 AM Ball Handling Skills & Drills
- 9:20 AM Skill Development
- 10:15 AM 1st Set of Games
- 11:15 AM 2nd Set of Games/Film Session
- 12:30 PM Lunch
- 1:40 PM Line-up/Camp Lecture
- 2:15 PM 3rd Set of Games/Film Session
- 4:20 PM Skills Stations/Contests
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:40 PM 4th Set of Games
- 7:30 PM Daily Contests
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 11:00 PM Lights Out!
The Maggs Physical Activities Center is home to the Salisbury University varsity athletic teams and the physical education department. The main gymnasium, on the lower level, is home to the men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. The main gym can seat over 2,300 fans and features a press box, wireless internet, sound system and an electronic scoreboard.
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Camp was well organized
July 10, 2017: Camp was well organized and staff did a great job keeping my son safe (peanut/tree nut allergy). He enjoyed staying in the dorms, and meeting new people. Learned a lot of new skills and seems to be putting them to good use.
— Averill A. Parent
Atmosphere was great
July 3, 2017: Atmosphere was great, staff was great, facilities & food were great. I appreciate the honest evaluation at the end of camp. I would recommend extending the camp to 5 days!
— Marcus R. Camper
Chad Barenkowski was awesome
June 30, 2017: The most fun I had during camp was in our games against other kids. It was very competitive and our coach, Chad Barenkowski was awesome!
— Yannis C. Parent
My son liked making new friends
June 30, 2017: My son liked working with the SU basketball players and also making new friends!
— Vaucour J. Parent
One of the best experiences in my lifetime
My son was very pleased! He referred to the camp as "One of the best experiences in my lifetime".
— Tammie M. Parent
The staff was just awesome!
Merkel is a great coach and the staff there was just awesome! This camp will definitely make you better but you gotta love the sport like I do.
— Matthew S. Camper
The college coaches really cared about you improving your game.
My son was pleased to have improve his shooting structure. He made a lot of new friends, who want to met again next year. He told me, it was well worth the amount and enjoy the chef. The head always was happy and positive. The college coaches really cared about you improving your game.
— Teresa G. Parent
I made a lot of new friends.
I made a lot of new friends. I just loved the coaching staff available to me. I came to learn about improving my game and that is what I did best, improved my game.
— Brendan C. Camper
He truly feels more confident in his game.
My son loved the instructors and also all of the other boys he met from various states/schools. He truly feels more confident in his game and like he learned a lot!
Great time at Nike Basketball Camp
Nike Camps are GREAT! They provide alot of knowledgable people and staff that know the sport and cant help the campers achieve many goals and dreams. The staff goes above and beyond to make everyone feel included.
True role models
The young men that were coaches were true role models. Boys learned a lot of skills but also about how to be good team players.
This was a really fun camp
It is very fun and exciting and you meet lots of new friends. Its really cool being coached by college kids and you really improve your ball handling.
Great basketball and overall camp
Camp was great! I had a lot of fun while learning the fundamentals of the game. The dorm rooms were clean and cool, thanks to the AC. The all you can eat food in the dining hall was a great treat. I can't wait to come back again next year!
The coaches were wonderful. The camp provided both physical training and mental support for these young boys. It was terrific.
This by far was one of the best camps that my son has attended for basketball training!! The entire staff has an exceptional gift for bringing out the best in each camper! I highly recommend this camp!
Excellent camp that teaches and developes each individuals game. An awesome evaluation at the end to give each player "work on points".
— Robert Gray Parent
Fantastic drills and conditioning. The boys learned about hard work and sticking with something, even when it hurts. Thanks so much and look forward to next summer.
This was far the best camp.
I have been to 4 other camps and this was far the best as far as instruction and amount of real game situation!
— Jordan B. Camper
Its for the true basketball players.
If you're looking for a camp to improve your skills and meet new friends you got to go to this camp. Its for the true basketball players.
— Ericka B. Parent
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