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Nike Basketball Camp Spring Break – San Antonio

March 10-13

9am-4:30

Ages 9-15

$235

@St. Luke’s Catholic Church

4603 Manitou Dr.

San Antonio, TX 78228

Highlights Include:

  • – Open Skills Camp “High performance players will be selected for Nike Elite Camp”
  • – Talented staff of coaches
  • – Wide range of skill development drills
  • – In-depth analysis of each player’s conditioning and footwork
  • – Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
  • – Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • – NIKE Camp workbook and other NIKE prizes

To Register contact us:

1800-NIKE CAMP (645-3226)

http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-san-antonio/

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Nike Basketball Camps

Ultimate Champions will be conducting a series of Nike Basketball Camps in different states. Ultimate Champions Basketball Training Academy and Nike Sports Camp want to make every student that want to learn the game of basketball a better player.

We will train each player in the areas of ball handling, shooting, shooting footwork, defense, passing, team play and much more! Our camps are filled with energy, excitement, positivity and encouragement. The tangible and intangibles that these camps embody are recipes for making any camper a better player!

Be ready to leave everyday as a better person and basketball player. We will make you an Ultimate Champion!!

For more info view please click here to view our Calendar of Events

To Register please visit:

http://www.ussportscamps.com/

Off Season Training

I was always taught that teams are made during the season and players are made during the off season. That was 20 years ago, but still true today. The only challenge today is that most players don’t have an off season. With the growing number of AAU and club teams being establish, cuppled with the market being saturated with tournaments every weekend; there isn’t a lot of quality time for you to do basketball skill development.
Most players and parents think that playing games will improve or help the individual game. This is so far from the truth. Within one hour of skills training, you can shoot over 350 shots, dribble the ball 2100 times and run the equvilant of 3.5 miles. In a game, you MAY get 10 shots up, and you MAY get to handle the ball for a total of 2 minutes (total amount of time the ball is actually in your hands).

If you really want to get better, invest more time in basketball skills training and watch how much more you can help your team when your number is called!!

Basketball Training: Quality vs. Quantity

How long should I be training? How many days a week? How many hours a day? I want to be like Lebron James, how much does he work out? These are the types of questions I get every day.

Seems like a pretty simple answer right? Not quite!

My suggestion is to consider the quality of the training vs. the time spent training. I go to the gym and see players shooting around for hours. They are casually shooting, talking to their friends and flirting with girls. They are proud to say, “I spent two hours training on my own”. That’s not training; that’s socializing. Nothing is wrong with socializing. However, socializing in that fashion should be done after a serious workout is completed.

How long should you do Basketball training? There is no right answer to that. Any time is sufficient as long as the training is specific, uninterrupted and intense. My motto has always been…Work out in your workout!

The Importance of Dribbling and Ball Handling by Trainer TJ

I was 6’1 at the age of fourteen. Six foot one inches tall at 14, one of the tallest youth basketball players in my area. My dad was 6’8, my uncle (who played for the New York Knicks) 6’6 and another uncle who is 6’5. With those types of genes and my height as a basketball player I was on my way to becoming the next Shaquille O’Neal, or for this generation, Dwight Howard. I was working on post moves, boxing out, rebounding, blocking shots, drop steps and hook shots. But something happened… or didn’t. Two years later I peaked out at 6’3 and didn’t grow another inch. Here I am, spending most of my time working on post moves and playing with my back to the basket standing at 6’3. This was devastating. If I were to continue playing this beautiful game at a competitive level I only had two options. One, miraculously grow 6-8 more inches. Or two, learn to face the basket and play like a guard.
Since I couldn’t control my growth, I decided to change my game. I challenged my self and made the decision to play the guard position and be the best at it. I was always fascinated with guard play, but never got the change to play that position. All of my team coaches would tell me to stay in the post and be physical. Fortunately, I didn’t listen. I went home everyday and worked 2-3 hours on ball handling and dribbling. I watched countless hours of guards playing in the NBA. Back then we didn’t have trainers, so you had to learn by practice and watching other players. I enjoyed every minute of it. I was a point guard by the time I was a junior in high school. I later went on to play collegiate basketball, and professional basketball, as a point guard.
Because of my experience, I teach all players ball handling and dribbling first. 80% of my training time is spent on ball handling and dribbling. If you watch the NBA, the average guard stands 6’5. Most players will never see that height. Therefore, ball handling and dribbling is one of the most important skills to master as a basketball player. Rededicate yourself to being the best ball hander and dribbler that you can be no matter what position you play!
-TJ

Expert Basketball Training From Former Pro Terrence Jones

Coach Terrence Jones has over 22 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor. Coach Jones has always been a student of the game. As a child, he didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 14. With little help from coaches or relatives (Coach Jones’ Uncle played for the New York Knicks), he taught himself how to play the game of basketball by watching games on television and tapes on basketball teachings of various coaches. In high school he was one of the top players in his high school history (ranked 14th in the state). He later went to UTSA to become at team captain as a sophomore. After UTSA coach Jones still had the desire to play the game of basketball. After playing in Europe and a short stint in Mexico, he decided that playing basketball wasn’t a passion, developing players.
Coach Jones went on to pursue his passion for developing players and became director of basketball operations at Home Court America in San Antonio. As Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Jones was responsible for developing new programs along with maintaining and increasing the quality of the existing basketball structure. Later he had the opportunity of becoming an assistant coach at a division 1 university. At as a college coach, he was extremely instrumental in player development.
Coach Jones is very unique in the aspect of working with different age groups. For some coaches, it is very difficult for them to coach and develop youth and also have the same success with developing college level players and professional players. He works well with all age groups and is very successful with them.
Currently, Coach Jones is the founder and lead skills director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy and National Camp Director for Nike Sports Camps.

Basketball Coach or Basketball Trainer?

Summers are crazy!! Some basketball parents think that the summer break is the only time their player should seriously focus on their individual game. Being a basketball trainer this is a good thing, because I get to work with elite players that I normally would not have the opportunity to work with during the fall or spring. Last week I received a ton of phone calls. This is normal for me, but I received one that really caught my attention. The parent was asking for a basketball coach. Keep in mind that when I hear basketball coach, I think of a guy that coaches a team. Someone that runs a practice and coaches games and manages time and score. I realized that most people do not understand the difference between a coach and a trainer. I went on to explain to the parent that I am not a coach since I don’t have a team. I began to clarify that I am the guy that gets the players ready for the coach. Well, it turned out she was looking for a Basketball trainer. They were on a team and the coach wasn’t helping their child get better. I proceeded to tell the parent that her coaches’ job is not to do training with them, but to help them become better team players.
Most parents and players think that a basketball coach and basketball trainer is the same. In my opinion they are not. Both are equally important. The easiest way to sum this up is that a coach is like a general in the army. He strategizes and looks at the big picture. He puts the soldiers in the right position for battle. The trainer is like the drill sergeant. He gets the soldiers ready for the general. The general is similar to the drill sergeant and vice versa, but they are clearly different. Both have the same goal: to win. One wants to win the war and the other wants to win the battle.
Based on what we have established; who would be better at training your child, the basketball coach or the basketball trainer? Clearly, the basketball trainer would be better suited for training your child. The basketball trainer’s mindset is different. As a basketball trainer I enjoy footwork, how to attack the opponent, euro-steps, reverse pivots… just writing about it, gets me excited!! I like drills more than I like plays. I care nothing about wins and losses. I believe my players will win most of their games if they are more skilled and have a higher basketball IQ than the opponent. I find no pleasure in 2-3 zones or the dribble drive offense. As a college coach at a division one school, my responsibilities consisted of recruiting new players, mentoring, coaching, scouting our opponents and training our student athletes. I only enjoyed training and recruiting. I was good at all of them, but was great at recruiting and training.
Who would be better to coach your kid’s team; the basketball coach or basketball trainer? Clearly, it’s the basketball coach. I wish i were a basketball coach. They have a special way of getting various personalities together and win games. A Basketball coach’s job is more difficult than a basketball trainer. It’s more than just coaching games, it’s dealing with parents, scheduling, managing playing time, finding gyms and the list goes on.
If you ask any coach, he would tell you deep down inside, he would rather coach a two hour game than do a one hour private lesson. The worst thing is to have a basketball coach training your child. I have friends that are coaches and do lessons on the side for extra money. They all tell me that doing lessons or training is boring. They continue to watch the clock because the time goes by too slow!!! They are negative about the kids and parents; they do the same curriculum over and over (they watch YouTube to get new drills). They would rather run plays than run drills. It’s sad… But what is that coach supposed to do when parents are bugging him to train their kid at the tune of $50 an hour for training? He is now responsible for training that kid and also be responsible for their playing time, which at times this can be complicated. If the player isn’t getting a sufficient amount of playing time, the parents get upset. And if they get too much playing time the other parents feel that the player is shown favoritism because of the lessons or trainings. This can become a problem, in my experience the coach never wins.
Back in the day we didn’t have basketball trainers. The basketball coach was everything. This game has evolved to the point where we have specialist; “The Basketball Coach” who orchestrates the group/team and “The Basketball Trainer” specializes in the individual. We need both, one isn’t more important than the other. Balance is the key to everything. If the coach and trainer works together, the basketball world would be much better! Now, that you have been educated, please choose your basketball coach and basketball trainer wisely!!

Ball Position

NIKE Basketball CAMPS

Nike Basketball Camps are pleased to present the Ultimate Champ 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, camp will also aim to improve each players athleticism and explosiveness.
Highlights Include

  • Talented staff of coaches eager to teach and reinforce basketball fundamentals
  • Wide range of skill development drills
  • In-depth analysis of each player’s conditioning and footwork
  • Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • NIKE Camp workbook and other NIKE prizes

Complete Skills: This program is intended to help players develop athletically. The individual camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. This program also includes a curriculum for intermediate/ advanced players looking to enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.
Upon arrival, all players are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

San Antonio, TX.
June 16-19, Ages 9-15
June 23-26, Ages 9-13
July 14-17, Ages 9-15
August 4-7, Ages 12-14
August 11-14, Ages 14-17
@St. Luke’s Catholic Church
$235
To Register:
http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-san-antonio/

Houston, TX.
June 9-11, Ages 9-15
@The Gym
Humble, Tx
$195
To Register:
http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-houston/

Columbia, TX.
July 7-8, Ages 8-17
@Columbia High School
$195
To Register:
http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-columbia-high-school/

Palestine, TX.
June 28 & 29, 4th to 8th Grade
@Palestine High School
$195
To Register:
http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-palestine-high-school/

Round Rock, TX.
August 18-21, Ages 8-17
@Round Rock Sports Center
$275
To Register:
http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-round-rock-sports-center/

Broomfield, CO.
July 25-27, 4th to 12th Grade
@Legacy High School
$215
To Register:
http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-legacy-high-school/

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End date: 7/28/14
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Nike Basketball Camps SA

Highlights Include:

  • Open Skills Camp “High performance players will be selected for Ultimate Champions Select Skills Camp”
  • Talented staff of coaches
  • Wide range of skill development drills
  • In-depth analysis of each player’s conditioning and footwork
  • Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • NIKE Camp workbook and other NIKE prizes

San Antonio, TX.
June 16-19, Ages 9-15
June 23-26, Ages 9-13
July 14-17, Ages 9-15
August 4-7, Ages 12-14
August 11-14, Ages 14-17

@St. Luke’s Catholic Church
4603 Manitou Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78228

To Register contact us:

1800-NIKE CAMP (645-3226)

http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-san-antonio/

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