Nike Boys Basketball Camp The College of New Jersey
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Join Matt Goldsmith, Head Men's Basketball Coach at The College of New Jersey for one week skill development and fun in summer 2023! This boys only camp is the perfect place to hone in on your basketball skills in a competitive and focused environment.
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.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, team play and basketball IQ
- Off-court lectures and activities to improve on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Matt Goldsmith
Matt Goldsmith has spent the last seven seasons at the helm of the TCNJ men's basketball program. During that time, he has piloted the Lions to over 100 victories and an NJAC championship in 2020, when TCNJ advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Goldsmith led TCNJ to a 7-1 record in the 2021 season. The Lions advanced to the NJAC semifinals by defeating Kean in the quarterfinals. That marked the fifth semifinal appearance in the six years that Goldsmith has been at the helm of the program. During that season, Goldsmith coached Travis Jocelyn to D3hoops.com Third Team All-America honors. Jocelyn was also named NJAC Pony Wilson Player of the Year, which marked the second season in a row TCNJ has earned that honor. Randall Walko took home that recognition after the 2019-20 season.
Goldsmith led the Lions to a remarkable 2019-20 campaign. TCNJ posted a record of 20-9 and captured its first New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship since the 1997-98 season. The Lions also made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since the '97-'98 season and defeated Marietta in the first round for the program's first tournament victory since 1988-89. The 20 wins marked the highest single-season total since '88-'89. Goldsmith coached Randall Walko to NABC First Team All-America honors.
Goldsmith arrived at The College of New Jersey in March of 2015, and he has compiled a record of 93-50 in his first six seasons. Goldsmith has led the Lions to the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs in each season. He has coached 13 All-New Jersey Athletic Conference performers with eight earning First-Team honors. Goldsmith earned NJAC John K. Adams Coach of the Year honors in 2017-18.
Goldsmith arrived from Amherst College, where he was an assistant coach for three seasons and a member of the Jeffs' national championship team in 2007. Goldsmith returned to his home state of New Jersey, where he was a resident of Morristown and graduate of Delbarton High School. He is also the founder of GBA and is a camp clinician during the summer months.
Goldsmith enjoyed tremendous success with the Amherst program as an assistant coach and also during his playing career. In his first season on the coaching staff in 2012-13, Goldsmith helped guide Amherst to a 30-2 record and the second national title in program history. The following season, the Jeffs made their fifth appearance in the Final Four and boasted a season mark of 27-4.
In addition to his success with the Jeffs, Goldsmith spent time as a volunteer assistant coach for USA Basketball during the past two summers. In June 2013, he assisted the Men's 2013 FIBA World Champion USA Under-19 National Team. This past summer he helped with individual workouts during practice, while volunteering with the 2014 Men's National Team that captured the gold medal. During those coaching experiences, Goldsmith was able to glean valuable experience and wisdom from elite coaching minds such as Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Billy Donovan, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams.
JUNE 25-28, 2023
Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday at 1pm
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2pm-2:30pm
All Campers Check-out: Wednesday between 12pm-1pm
LOOKING FOR MORE 2023 DATES? Check out our camp located 4 miles away, at The Pennington School, run by Matt Kittner, a staff member of Matt Goldsmith!
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Overnight campers will reside in the New Residence Hall dorms on campus and will stay two campers per room. Roommates are assigned by age and 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
Room Key Deposit: $50 check
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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.
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.
♦ Day Campers stay until 5pm.
♦ Meals are not provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9am-5pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9am-12pm.
♦ Meals are not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 2pm-5pm, MON-TUES 9am-5pm, WED 9am-12pm
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
- 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 AM Breakfast (Resident campers only)
- 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 Skill contests
- 3:00 PM Full-court games
- 4:00 PM Station Review
- 5:00 PM Day Campers depart
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, skills competition
- 9:00 PM Games
- 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!
Campers will utilize the south gymnasium in Packer Hall, which serves as the home court for the Lions men's and women's basketball and wrestling programs. Located in the heart of campus adjacent to Lions Stadium, Packer Hall also houses all of TCNJ's athletic locker rooms. Following the 2017-18 season, Packer Hall was selected as a host site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Renovated prior to the start of the 2017-18 seasons, the south gym upgrades included brand new bleachers that feature a 1,000 spectator seating area, an updated court design, and a back lit scorers table.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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staff members are fantastic
July 20, 2019: This is Kyle’s third year attending the camp. He always has a wonderful time learning new things about the game. Kyle gets to meet new friends and see his old friends from the prior year. The staff members are fantastic!
— Donna B., Parent
cannot wait to return next year
July 18, 2019: This was Trevor’s second year attending camp and he cannot wait to return next year! He loves all of the time on the court being able to play his favorite sport. He’s too busy having fun to miss his family :)
— Christine L., Parent
He loved the coaches
July 18, 2019: He loved the coaches, staff, dorm, and campus experience. He came home happy, tired, and with a newfound confidence.
— Rebecca P., Parent
My son had such an great time
July 14, 2017: The coaches were awesome. Helped each kid individually and showed them how to improve. My son had such an great time. This was his first overnight camp and he loved it.
— Kelli N., Parent
Thanks to Matt, staff and TCNJ
July 14, 2017: My stepson had never been to an overnight camp and is usually a pretty quiet kid. The last day of camp, he called me at work to tell me all about it. It was the most excitement he'd shown about anything in awhile and I couldn't have been more pleased. He had a pack of new friends before the end of the first night and hasn't had one negative thing to say. Also, I really appreciated the "report card" he brought home, so he knows what to work on in the coming months. That phone call alone made the whole camp worth every cent and there's no doubt he'll be back next year. Thanks to Matt, staff and TCNJ!
— Dana D., Parent
Fun and competitive
July 13, 2017: Good scrimmages, fun and competitive, and nice air conditioned facility.
— Mike J., Parent
He definitely will return next year
July 13, 2017: This was my son's first time attending this overnight camp and he loved it. He learned a lot, loved the environment and all the coaches. He felt challenged and feels his skills improved. He definitely will return next year!
— Jacquelin C., Parent
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.