Nike Cal Girls Basketball Camp

Nike Cal Girls Basketball Camp
Nike Cal Girls Basketball Camp

Nike Basketball Camps and Cal Women's Basketball have teamed up to offer an action-packed summer of elite basketball instruction. Campers will have the special opportunity to work with the highly accomplished Cal Women's Basketball Staff and showcase their games in a competitive and encouraging environment.

Cal Women's Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb and staff will instruct four challenging one-day clinics this summer.

Highlights Include

  • Superior Instruction from Coach Lindsay Gottlieb and the California Women's Basketball Program
  • NCAA and PAC 12 caliber skill development drills
  • Thorough teaching and discussion of basketball fundamentals
  • Great Nike prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Lindsay Gottlieb
Camp Director

Lindsay Gottlieb

Many coaches struggle to find the right balance between success on the court and success in the classroom while empowering student athletes to enjoy their experiences and letting their individual personalities shine. Lindsay Gottlieb has found that perfect balance and has taken the program to unprecedented heights since being hired in 2011.

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Since Gottlieb earned her first head coaching job in 2008-09, only eight coaches have taken their team to an NCAA Final Four appearance, with Gottlieb becoming the eighth coach after leading her 2012-13 California squad to a 32-4 record that included the program’s first Pac-12 regular season championship as well as the first Elite Eight and Final Four bids in 40 years of California women’s basketball. Doing so in her second season in Berkeley, Gottlieb became just the seventh coach in the country since 1990 to coach her team to the Final Four in her first two seasons at the helm of a program.

The 2012-13 season was a record-breaking season for the Golden Bears that culminated in Gottlieb being named a finalist for the prestigious Naismith National Coach of the Year award in addition to being named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year by the media after leading her team to a 17-1 conference record.

Earning  praise for her ability to gameplan and make in-game adjustments, Gottlieb became just the fifth coach to win a Pac-12 title in her first two seasons as a head coach in the conference. She is the only active coach in the conference to lead her team to a road victory at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion, a feat she accomplished with a 67-55 victory on January 13, 2013 that ended the Cardinal’s 81-game conference winning streak and announced California’s ascension into the conference and national championship discussions.

Gottlieb’s Bears reeled off a program-record 15 consecutive wins to end the regular season and earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In a run that surpassed the combined NCAA Tournament win total of all previous California head coaches, Gottlieb led her team to victories over Fresno State, South Florida, LSU and Georgia to reach the 2013 Final Four. She holds a career NCAA Tournament record of 5-3 in three appearances – once as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara and twice at California.

Leading teams to success in the postseason isn’t her only specialty though. In her two seasons at California, Gottlieb has amassed a 57-14 record – another California-best that set a new mark for most wins in a two-year period in Berkeley. Already the first coach to win 20 games in her first season with the Bears, her program-record 32 wins in the 2012-13 season helped solidify her position as No. 3 all-time in the Pac-12 for winning percentage in all games as a Pac-12 coach (57-14, .803) and winning percentage in conference games as a Pac-12 coach (30-6, .833). The 32 wins also marked just the 12th time in conference history that a team surpassed the 30-win barrier, going down as the seventh-best single-season win total in Pac-12 history.

Utilizing an up-tempo, attractive brand of basketball, Gottlieb’s approach has helped revitalize West Coast women’s basketball with guard Layshia Clarendon thriving under Gottlieb’s system en route to being selected No. 9 by the Indiana Fever in the 2013 WNBA Draft as the first player based on the West Coast to be selected. Clarendon twice earned All-America honors in two years playing under Gottlieb and was selected as the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year. In total at California, Gottlieb has coached players to three All-America seasons in two years with Clarendon earning honors in 2012 and 2013 in addition to Gennifer Brandon earning honors in 2013.

In her first season at the helm in Berkeley in 2011-12, Gottlieb took Cal back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 with her Bears advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Gottlieb also led the Bears to a second place Pac-12 finish in her inaugural season, just the third time since joining the Pac-10 in its inaugural season (1985-86) that the Bears finished in second place and it was only the second time that Cal has finished with sole possession of second.

Getting A Start At UCSB

Before returning to Cal where she spent three years as an assistant to Joanne Boyle, Gottlieb spent three seasons as the head coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara from 2008-11. In her three seasons with UCSB, Gottlieb led the Gauchos to two postseason berths and a pair of Big West Conference championships, amassing a 56-39 (.589) record. Previously, she spent two seasons as a Cal assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach in 2007-08.

In 2010-11, Gottlieb guided the Gauchos to their second Big West title in her three seasons at the helm, amassing a 19-12 record (12-4 in the Big West) before falling in the first round of the WNIT to USC. Gottlieb's first team in 2008-09 amassed a 22-10 overall record and a 15-1 mark in the Big West, claiming the conference's regular-season and tournament crowns to earn an NCAA Tournament appearance. As a result, she was named the 2009 Big West Coach of the Year. Gottlieb was the first-ever coach at UCSB to win 20 games in her first season and became one of only seven active coaches nationwide to win 20 games in her first year and also be named Coach of the Year.

Other accolades for Gottlieb include becoming the first coach in UCSB history to win her first 11 conference games and the first coach in school annals to finish her inaugural season with a winning record.

In 2010-11, Gottlieb led the Gauchos to their 18th consecutive winning season and the team won at least 20 games for the 12th time in the past 14 years. The Gauchos led the Big West in both field goal percentage (43.2 percent) and field goal percentage defense (35.4 percent) as well as being tops in the conference in rebounding (40.2 per game).

Under her tutelage, UCSB ranked in the nation's top 10 in field goal percentage defense and the top 20 in points allowed per game while setting a school record in free throw percentage in the 2008-09 season.

Following her time at UCSB, Gottlieb became the ninth head coach for the California Golden Bears women's basketball program by replacing Boyle, who resigned her position to take over the head coaching duties at the University of Virginia.

First Run In Berkeley

Gottlieb initially joined the Cal staff as an assistant coach in 2005-06, a position she held for two seasons before being elevated to associate head coach in 2007-08. During her time in Berkeley, she worked with all aspects of the program, including recruiting and scouting, and served as the team's academic liaison.

Gottlieb was integral to the development of Cal's post players, including Devanei Hampton, the 2006-07 Pac-10 Player of the Year and a two-time All-Pac-10 selection, and Ashley Walker, an All-American and Cal's first player to be selected in the first round of the WNBA draft.

In Gottlieb's inaugural year as an assistant in Berkeley, Cal posted its first winning record (18-12) in 13 years and received its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1993. In 2006-07, Gottlieb helped Cal register a 23-9 mark - one win shy of equaling the school's win record at the time - and earn another bid to the NCAA Tournament. Cal's 2007-08 squad made the program's first-ever appearance in the Pac-10 Tournament championship game and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

East Coast Beginnings

Gottlieb spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Richmond under Boyle before the two came to Cal. The Spiders posted 20-plus wins each year and advanced to the postseason three times. In 2004-05, Richmond finished with a 23-8 record and earned the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in 14 years. The Spiders were invited to the 2003 and 2004 WNIT.

Prior to Gottlieb's stint at Richmond, she served as an assistant coach at New Hampshire in 2001-02 under head coach Sue Johnson.

Before joining the New Hampshire staff, Gottlieb was an assistant coach for two years at Syracuse with Marianna Freeman at the helm. In addition to her coaching duties for the Big East program, Gottlieb was the assistant director of the school's girls' basketball camp. While at Syracuse, she earned her Master's degree in Philosophy of Education.

Gottlieb obtained additional coaching expertise with the Westchester Basketball Association AAU program and Kutsher's Sports Academy.

The Scarsdale, N.Y., native graduated from Brown in 1999 with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Political Science and was a member of the women's basketball team. Gottlieb was a student assistant coach during the 1998-99 campaign and received the Team Heart and Soul Award in 1999.

College Coaching Experience

1999-01  Assistant Coach  Syracuse
2001-02  Assistant Coach  New Hampshire
2002-05  Assistant Coach  Richmond
2005-07  Assistant Coach  California
2007-08  Associate Head Coach California
2008-11  Head Coach  UC Santa Barbara
2011-Pres. Head Coach  California
Head Coaching Year-by-Year

2008-09  UC Santa Barbara  22-10, 15-1 Big West (1st)
2009-10  UC Santa Barbara  15-17, 9-7 Big West (5th)
2010-11  UC Santa Barbara  19-12, 12-4 Big West (1st)
2011-12  California          25-10, 13-5 Pac-12 (2nd)
2012-13  California          32-4, 17-1 Pac-12 (1st)

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Charmin Smith
Assistant Coach

Charmin Smith

Charmin Smith is the longest-tenured coach on the California bench, beginning her seventh year at Cal in 2014-15. Smith became an assistant coach for the California women’s...

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Charmin Smith is the longest-tenured coach on the California bench, beginning her seventh year at Cal in 2014-15. Smith became an assistant coach for the California women’s basketball team during May of 2007, and in her time in Berkeley she has been instrumental in coaching the Bears to the top three individual seasons in program history. In her first two seasons in Berkeley, Cal set then-school records for wins in a season, finishing both years with 27-7 marks before Cal pushed itself into elite status with the record-breaking 32-4 Final Four campaign in 2012-13. The Bears also recorded their best Pac-12 record (17-1) and won their first conference regular season crown that season. Smith has helped lead the Bears to the post-season in each of her six seasons in Berkeley, including trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2007-08 (Second Round), 2008-09 (Third Round) and 2012-13 (Final Four). She was also part of the staff that led the Bears to the 2010 WNIT Championship.

Kai Felton
Assistant Coach

Kai Felton

Kai Felton enters her third season with California women’s basketball in 2014-15. Felton came to Cal after spending the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with the Oregon Ducks. During her...

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Kai Felton enters her third season with California women’s basketball in 2014-15. Felton came to Cal after spending the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with the Oregon Ducks. During her time at Oregon, the Ducks were transformed into one of the most potent offenses in the nation, averaging 81.4 points per game in 2009-10. The Ducks earned a spot in the post season for just the second time in the last nine years in 2009-10, advancing to the third round of the WNIT.

Prior to her time in Eugene, Felton spent five years as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California. She had a hand in recruiting seven McDonald's All-Americans in her five years with the Women of Troy, including the nation's top recruiting class according to USA Today and the All-Star Girls Report in 2006. That class included the 2006 co-National Player of the Year, Jacki Gemelos.

Jeff Cammon
Assistant Coach

Jeff Cammon

Jeff Cammon enters his first season as an assistant coach at California in the 2014-15 season. Cammon comes to Cal after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant with the Long...

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Jeff Cammon enters his first season as an assistant coach at California in the 2014-15 season.

Cammon comes to Cal after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant with the Long Beach State women’s basketball program. He attended the prestigious Villa 7 Consortium at Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., in May, the same invite-only convention that current California assistant Charmin Smith and Kai Felton attended.

At Long Beach State, Cammon helped lead the program to five consecutive Big West Tournament berths. In 2012-13, the  49’ers also earned an at-large bid to the WNIT, marking the program's first national postseason tournament game in 13 years.

In 2011-12, LBSU advanced to the Big West Tournament championship game after defeating No. 2 seed Cal State Northridge and top-seeded Cal Poly. It was the first time in 11 years that the Black & Gold reached the finals.

In 2009-10, Cammon helped the 49ers to a fourth-place finish in conference play and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament. LBSU posted its first winning record in league play since 2005-06 with a 9-7 mark. Long Beach State returned to the Big West Tournament in 2010-11 after finishing sixth in the conference.

Cammon re-entered the collegiate coaching ranks after spending two years as the head girls' varsity basketball coach at Bishop Alemany High School, where he also taught history. Prior to that, Cammon had served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Chaffey Community College and Alcorn State University.

As a student-athlete, Cammon was a three-year starting point guard and two-time team captain at Alcorn State. He helped lead the Braves to three conference championships and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2001-02.

Cammon earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Alcorn State in 2003 and a Masters of Education in Physical Education from his alma mater in 2005. 

Camp Details

Complete Skills

1-day, full-day session geared toward players that want to take their skills to the next level. All girls will have the ability to work with the California coaching staff on their game while also displaying their existing talents. A complete skills camp that offers The Cal Women’s Basketball Experience - challenging and fun on-court training and competitive scrimmages to improve your game!

*Due to construction going on at Haas Pavilion this summer, Sessions II-IV will take place at different locations throughout the Bay Area!

More Details

Session I: Bear for a Day (Grades 8th-12th)

Camp Hours: Saturday, June 13th from 10AM-5PM
Camp Location: UC Berkeley: 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720. 
Camp Meals: Lunch is included.

Bear for a Day is our most intensive Nike Cal Girls Basketball Camp geared toward the most serious basketball players. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the day. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Campers will receive a Nike Camp T-Shirt!

Session II: Skill Development Camp (Grades 2nd-8th)

Camp Hours: Sunday, June 14th from 9:30AM-4:30PM
Camp Location: Acalanes High School: 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549. 
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

Designed for the beginner as well as the seasoned player, the Nike Cal Girls Skill Development Camp will place emphasis on fundamentals, skill development, and proper technique. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the day. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Campers will receive a Nike Camp T-Shirt!

Session III: Evening Skills Camp (Grades 3rd-12th)

Camp Hours: Friday, June 26th from 5:30PM-8:30PM
Camp Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School: 9500 Stearns Ave, Oakland, CA 94605.  
Camp Meals: Not provided.

A 3-hour action-packed camp, our Nike Cal Girls Evening Skills Camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills as well as for intermediate/advanced players looking to enhance their skill set. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the evening. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.

Session IV: Skill Development Camp (Grades 2nd-8th)

Camp Hours: Saturday, June 27th from 9:30AM-4:30PM
Camp Location: Terra Linda High School: 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, California 94903.  
Camp Meals: Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

Designed for the beginner as well as the seasoned player, the Nike Cal Girls Skill Development Camp will place emphasis on fundamentals, skill development, and proper technique. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the day. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Campers will receive a Nike Camp T-Shirt! 

 

Transportation

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.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 

Scholarships

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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Session I: Cal Recreational Sports Facility Gold Gym (third floor): 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Session II: Acalanes High School 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549.
Session III: Bishop O'Dowd High School 9500 Stearns Ave, Oakland, CA 94605. 
Session IV: Terra Linda High School: 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, California 94903. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 10:00 AM Welcome
  • 10:15 AM Dynamic Warm-up
  • 10:30 AM Demo Cal Transition Series
  • 10:40 AM Transition Series
  • 11:05 AM Team Practice - Learn and Run Cal’s Offenses
  • 11:30 AM Game Time
  • 12:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Demo Cal Guard/Post Breakdowns
  • 1:10 PM Guard/Post Breakdowns
  • 1:45 PM Basketball Discussion and Film Session
  • 2:15 PM Warm-up
  • 3:00 PM 3-on-3 Tournament
  • 3:45 PM Skill Breakdown Drills and Competitions - Defense, Passing and Shooting
  • 4:30 PM Game Time
  • 4:45 PM Awards and Closing
  • 5:00 PM Departure

Camper Reviews

Sylvia G.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Experience for us!

UC Berkeley, CA hosted a camp named "Bear for the Day" What a wonderful experience for the girls and parents! UC Berkely's Head Coach, Director, Cal Bear Women Players, staff and facilities were beyond our expectations! My daughter had a blast and has not stopped talking about it more than a week later! She loved the interaction with the actual Cal Women team members, playing on the courts with girls from all different ages and areas and touring the campus and having a "awesome" dinner on campus. Great Experience for us!

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Margaret R.Camper

  • 5/5.
It gave me new inspiration and love for the sport.

I loved that the UC Berekely basketball players, both from previous teams to the current team, attended and helped give guidance to future players. It gave me new inspiration and love for the sport. I also liked how it allowed parents and coaches to come watch and observe to be a part of the adventure. Thank you so much for this awesome experience, I can't wait to tell my coach and friends all about this awesome camp and my adventure.

  • 5/5.
Inspiring and motivational.

It was so awesome, inspiring and motivational to be coached by actual girls from the Cal Berkeley team-so cool! It was just so much fun! and I could really be me here.

Savannah C.Parent

  • 5/5.
The whole day inspired me.

I think my favorite part of the camp was actually putting on the player jerseys and having a mini photo shoot. The whole day inspired me to continue to pursue basketball with excellence so that I can be a mentor like these women were for me that day!

  • 5/5.

Being taught by UC Cal Players (Girls) who worked out, talked, taught and made it fun. Learning about the new rules for academics. Drills, chants..... and playing 3on3 and games!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Girls
Bear for a Day is our most intensive Nike Cal Girls Basketball Camp geared toward the most serious basketball players. Session I will take place at UC Berkeley.
DAY 10AM-5PM $75.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Girls
Designed for the beginner as well as the seasoned player, the Nike Cal Girls Skill Development Camp will place emphasis on fundamentals, skill development, and proper technique. Session II will take place at Acalanes High School.
DAY 9:30AM-4:30PM $75.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Girls
Nike Cal Girls Evening Skills Camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills as well as for intermediate/advanced players looking to enhance their skill set. Session III will take place at Bishop O'Dowd High School.
EVENING 5:30PM-8:30PM $25.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Girls
Designed for the beginner as well as the seasoned player, the Nike Cal Girls Skill Development Camp will place emphasis on fundamentals, skill development, and proper technique. Session IV will take place at Terra Linda High School.
DAY 9:30AM-4:30PM $75.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.