NH Hoop Skills Basketball Camp provides fun-filled instruction and emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball. Beginning players will receive instruction in the basic fundamentals, rules and sportsmanship. The more experienced players will be challenged in skill development and competitive opportunities.



A New Hampshire native and 15th year SNHU women's basketball head coach, Pinkos brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to NH Hoop Skills.


Coach Pinkos has over 30 years of camp experience as a player, camp counselor, assistant director, and current 14th year director at NH Hoop Skills.


Her 16 years as a division I assistant coach and nine years as a head coach provides this camp with great leadership.


NH Hoop Skills has tripled in numbers over the past 14 years! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share our expertise while developing the future basketball talent in the NH area.




Grades 2 - 9


Southern New Hampshire University

Stan Spirou Field House

2500 N. River Rd.,

Manchester, NH


Session One 

June tba

Session Two 

July tba

Sessions Run

Mon - Thurs 



$25 off second session if signed up for both sessions

$100 deposit due before

June 1 for first session  |  July 1 for second session

*All money is due by first day of camp

Checks payable to NH Hoop Skills, LLC

Why NH 

Hoop Skills?

 Footwork and balance skills

Fundamental skills: ball handeling, shooting, defensive concepts, passing techniques

Basketball concepts: 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5

Team practice and games

Daily lectures

Breakdown drills focusing on offensive and defensive concepts

Skill stations

Low camper to staff ratio

SNHU strength and conditioning introduction 

Frequently asked questions


1. What does a typical camp day consist of?

9:00 am - Attendance, warmup

10:00 am - Skill stations

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - 5 v 5 games

12:00 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm - Rest and free shoot

1:00 pm - Lecture

1:30 pm - Daily contest (3v3, free-throw, 1v1, etc.)

2:00 pm - Daily activity

2:30 pm - Team practice

3:00 pm - 5v5 games

3:45 pm - Camp wrap-up

4:00 pm - Camp adjourns



2. When can I make my final payment?


If you have already paid your deposit, your final balance will be payable at registration. Cash, checks, and bank checks are all accepted at this time. 



3. Can I register the day of camp?


Although we strongly recommend campers to be registered and signed up before the start of camp, campers are able to register on the day off. Registration begins at 8:00 am in the lower level of the gymnasium on the first day of camp. 



4. Are there any special drop-off/pick-up instructions?


Camp will begin promptly at 9:00 am every morning, and will end at 4:00 pm every evening. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30 am, and can be picked up until 4:15 pm. NH Hoop Skills LLC is not responsible for supervision of any camper other than hours listed. 



5. Who are the best contacts in case of an emergency?



In case of an emergency, please contact:


Karen Pinkos, Head Women's Basketball Coach

SNHU 603-645-9662


The Southern New Hampshire University main athletic department number is 603-645-9604



6. What type of gear/equipment should I come prepared with?


Campers should wear athletic socks, cool and comfortable clothing, and preferably basketball sneakers. Running sneakers are not recommended due to the likelihood of ankle injuries. A water bottle labeled with the campers name is also recommended. There will be water coolers in each gym that will be available for refills. 


Please also bring flip flops for the pool as well as a bathing suit and towel if camper plans on swimming during the pool time.  Please refer to question #8 for more information regarding pool time. (no pool for 2021!)


The camp store will also be opened and available at various times throughout the day. The store consists of water, Powerade, and snacks. Campers must bring extra money in order to make purchases from the store. 



7. Will lunch be provided?


No! Lunch is NOT provided, and each camper is responsible for bringing her own. Lunch will take place in the cafeteria on campus, and is available to purchase from Sodexo, the company that is in charge of the cafeteria food, if necessary. While this is a convenient option, just note that the food in the cafeteria can be get expensive. 



8. Pool time?!  NO POOL FOR 2021!

We allot about 30 minutes of swim time during camp each day. This time usually takes place following lunch. Please be sure to bring a bathing suit, towel, and flip flops if camper plans to take advantage of this opportunity. Each camper will have to pass a simple swim test in order to swim in the pool. Please note that t-shirts and shorts are not allowed in the pool. 



9. What if my camper does not want to use pool time?


While not all campers will want to swim after lunch, the gym will be open during this time for those campers who want to work on their games after lunch or just to mingle with other campers. 



10. Will any basketball be played outdoors?


Yes.  With the new construction of an outdoor basketball court, this allows for more space for games and drills. Campers are encouraged to bring sunscreen as there is a good chance there will be outdoor games/drills. 



What else you should know: 


If you have special requests for your camper to be moved to a different team, please wait until after the first day of camp. We understand most young kids want to be with their friends, however, it is not possible to comlpy with all requests, but we will do our best to insure each camper has the best experience they are comfortable with.


NH Hoop Skills, LLC and Southern New Hampshire University are not liable for any accident or injury that may occur during camp. All medical release forms must be filled out completely before any camper is cleared to participate. See Registration to find the medical release information. 

There will be a certified athletic trainer on site during camp hours. 

The camp store will be open daily selling a variety of refreshments, snacks, as well as shorts and t-shirts.

Parents/guardians should enter the building to pickup your camper at the end each day. Parking on the lower level of the fieldhouse will be available.



Additional daily activities take place throughout the week. Theme days, such as Red Sox Day, pink day, costume, etc. have become a camp favorite. While we encourage campers to participate, it is not mandatory. The staff puts in tremedous effort on a daily basis to make the week the best possible experience for every camper. The staff is made up current and past SNHU players, as well as the SNHU coaching staff. Thank you for choosing NH Hoop Skills, we look forward to developing your game while having fun. If there are any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact. Thank you, and go Penmen!

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2500 N. River Rd. · Manchester NH 03106 

603-645-9662 · nhhoopskillscamp@gmail.com

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