Nike Basketball Camp Stephen Gaynor School
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Take hold of your basketball game in summer 2023 and improve your shooting, ball-handling, footwork, and team play skills at Stephen Gaynor School in New York City. Our complete skills camp offers all-inclusive basketball training designed to accommodate players of any ability level. Summer 2023 dates coming soon!
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.
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- All summer campers receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Michael Kerr
Michael Kerr enters his fourth year directing and coaching Nike Basketball Camps in the New York City area. He has a wealth of playing and coaching experience from which he contributes to the development of young aspiring players in the community. Coach Kerr holds a Master's Degree in Physical Education and is currently in his 18th year working as a High School Phys Ed teacher in the NYC Department of Education.View Michael's Bio ⟩
Coach Kerr has been involved with playing and coaching basketball throughout his entire life. Originally from and still living in the New York City area, Kerr played basketball both in high school and college and spent 19 years coaching at the collegiate level. His coaching career began in 1995 as an assistant at Division II Molloy College in Long Island. After seven seasons he moved on to Adelphi University, also a Division II school. While at Adelphi, Kerr was able to help bring teams to the NCAA tournament on numerous occasions. In 2007, Kerr became a Head Coach at the Junior College level at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In just three seasons at FIT, Kerr was awarded the Conference Coach of the Year twice and guided his team to a #2 National Ranking. Kerr then coached at Borough of Manhattan CC for three more seasons. During his tenure as a Head Coach in Junior College, he helped develop and place numerous student-athletes in senior colleges, many of which receiving scholarships and professional contracts.
After wrapping up his coaching career, Kerr wished to continue to help younger players by imparting his lifetime of basketball knowledge. Over the past five years, he has been able to stay involved in basketball in several ways. Besides his experience with Nike Basketball Camps, he has been broadcasting college games at various colleges in the NYC area.
Staff Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy
With over 22 years of training and coaching experience that covers all age groups and skills levels, Ultimate Champions has become one of the nation's premier basketball training academies.View Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy's Bio ⟩
Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy was founded by National Nike Sports Camp Director Terrence Jones. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Ultimate Champions hosts Nike Basketball Camps over spring, summer, and winter break throughout Texas, New York City and most recently, Baton Rouge. Their vision is to help players enhance skill development, athleticism, explosiveness, and overall game through positive and challenging instruction.
THE ULTIMATE CHAMPIONS PHILOSOPHY
In order to be successful, there has to be a strong foundation. If a builder is building a house, he must have a strong foundation in order for the house to stand properly over time. Well, the same is for basketball. There must be a strong foundation in fundamentals for continuous individual improvement. In addition to an emphasis on skill development, the camp will also aim to improve each player's athleticism and explosiveness.
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.
HEALTH & RELEASE FORMS
All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out US Sports Camps’ mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. This camp does NOT require a doctor's signature on the forms.
A detailed Information Packet containing check-in location and address, on-site staff contact information, a checklist of things to bring, site-specific forms, and more will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. To check if your Information Packet is ready, click here.
PEACE OF MIND POLICY
At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. For details on our Cancellation Policy, including cancellations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy
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.
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.
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
- 9:00 AM Stretching
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Passing
- 1:45 PM Guest Speaker
- 2:30 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:45 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 4:25 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:30 PM Dismissal
This Nike Basketball Camp will take place at Stephen Gaynor School, an independent private, special education school in Manhattan located at 148 W 90th St, New York, NY 10024.
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.