Nike Boys Basketball Camp The Pennington School
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Join the College of New Jersey Assistant Coach Matt Kittner and staff at our New Jersey basketball camp during summer 2024. Located four miles away from TCNJ, camp at The Pennington School is designed to help campers take their game to the next level through intensive drill work, competitive gameplay, and more!
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 Kittner
On Nov. 18, 2020, TCNJ head men’s basketball coach Matt Goldsmith announced the hiring of Matt Kittner as assistant coach.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Kittner joins the Lions after serving Penn State Abington the last three years as an assistant coach. During his time there, he was the lead recruiting coordinator for all out of state prospective student-athletes. Kittner helped the Nittany Lions to their first home conference tournament game and win in program history in 2018-19.
Penn State Abington tied the program record for most overall wins that season, and continued the success in 2019-20. The program achieved its third consecutive double-digit win season which was also a first in program history.
“We are thrilled to add Coach Kittner to our staff,” said Goldsmith. “He is a hard-working ‘Jersey’ guy who will fit right in with our team culture and values. His demonstrated history of hard work and successful recruiting strategies was exactly what we were looking for in a successful hire. I think he will be a great addition to the team, athletic department, and campus community as a whole.”
Before joining Penn State Abington, Kittner was the associate varsity basketball head coach at Bogota High School in Bogota, N.J. from November 2009-June 2017. Kittner graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Teaneck with a bachelor of arts in political science in May 2010.
July 29 - August 1, 2023
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday between 12:30pm-1pm on the Main Plaza
Day Campers Check-in: Monday between 2pm-2:30pm on the Main Plaza
All Campers Check-out: Thursday between 12pm-1pm
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HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Overnight campers will reside in the Buck Hall & Old Main dorms on campus and stay two per room. 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: $25 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: MON 2pm-5pm, TUES-WEDS 9am-5pm, THURS 9am-12pm
Tuesday is Jersey Day! All campers are encouraged to wear a jersey on Tuesday to represent the team they play on, their favorite player, or favorite team. Please pack accordingly.
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 snacks
● 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 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!
August 12, 2023: The highlight of the camp experience was the overall connection that the players made with one another. It was easy to socialize and create new connections and make new friends, and it felt like everyone there belonged because we were all striving to reach one goal; to get better at basketball. Players and staff ensured that everyone reached that goal in one way or another,
August 13, 2022: The highlights of camp were staying in the dorms, playing basketball all day and having good competition because all boys were pretty good.
August 10, 2022: My son loved getting to be on his own and work with other children with different skill sets.
August 11, 2022: My son was extremely happy about the drills and really enjoyed the meals!
She would like to do again
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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.