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Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camps has taught over 80,000 players since 1980! DePaul University's Head Coach and 2016 USA Olympic Coach, Doug Bruno, directs every camp at North Central College in the Chicago, IL suburb of Naperville, teaching his philosophy for success.

Fundamentals Camp: This camp offers an opportunity for athletes of all abilities to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. 

Shooting Camp: Improve your jump shot and free throw shooting! Camp features demonstrations, hours of individual instruction, drills, and competitions.

Highlights Include
  • Over 9 hours of daily basketball activity, drills, and demonstrations
  • A college prep experience: dorm life, responsibility, cultivation of communication
  • Receive a camp t-shirt, women's regulation Nike basketball, and handwritten profile
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Camp Coaches

  • Doug Bruno

    Camp Director Doug Bruno

    A pioneer and crusader for women’s basketball at all levels, Doug Bruno begins his 37th year of Camp Doug Bruno and 31st season as the head of the DePaul University program. As an assistant coach for the USA Women's Basketball National Team since 2009, Bruno has helped lead the USA to its fifth and sixth straight golds in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

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  • Candis Blankson

    assistant_coach Candis Blankson

    Assistant Coach Assistant Coach at DePaul since ’01’-’02 season. Named one of the top 25 College Basketball Assistants from CollegeInsider.com. Ranks eighth All-Time in 3 point...

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  • Bart Brooks Doug Bruno Basketball Camps

    assistant_coach Bart Brooks

    Assistant Coach In 2007 named assistant coach at DePaul, formerly director of Basketball Operations. Graduate from the University of Wyoming. Collegiate player at Dickinson State University in...

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  • Jill Pizzotti Doug Bruno Basketball Camps

    assistant_coach Jill Pizzotti

    Assistant Coach Nearly 20 year career in women’s basketball Former Head Coach at St. Louis University (2nd winningest coach in program’s history). Played (and later coached) at...

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  • Lisa Ryckbosch Doug Bruno Basketball Camps

    assistant_coach Lisa Ryckbosch

    Director of Professional, Corporate, and Community Relations Served as an assistant then associate head ocach at DePaul between 1992-2002. Involved with Bruno Camps since 1980. Former Head Coach...

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  • general_staff Beth “SPIDER” Roti

    Assistant Camp Director  Former DePaul stand out player. More than 25 years with the Bruno Camps. Beth earned a four-year basketball scholarship to DePaul and helped the Lady blue Demons to...

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  • Bradley Bruno Doug Bruno Basketball Camps

    general_staff Bradley Bruno

    Video Coordinator 1st year video coordinator. Played basketball at St. Mary's in Winona, MN. Graduated from DePaul University in 2014.

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Camp Details

2017 CAMP SESSIONS

Fundamentals Camp I: June 15-18
Shooting Camp: June 19-21
Fundamentals Camp II: June 22-25
Fundamentals Camp III: July 30-August 2
Fundamentals Camp IV: August 3-6
Fundamentals Camp V: August 7-10

CAMP HOURS

Check-in: First day between 8AM-9:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Last day from 6:30PM-7:15PM

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OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Campers will reside in the ResRec Center dorms on campus, two campers per room. This location is not able to accomodate triples. Roommate assignments are not made until the day prior to the first day of each camp session. If a camper has made a roommate request, it will be accommodated. You will be contacted in advance should we have any questions regarding roommate requests. If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. 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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: Yes 
Refundable Room Key Deposit: $25
Suggested Spending Money: $50

ATTENDING CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS

Overnight campers attending two or more consecutive sessions have the option to stay the night between sessions at an additional fee of $25 per additional night stayover. This fee covers all meals, supervision, and lodging between sessions. If purchased, it is not required for parents/guardians to attend check-out of the first session or check-in for the second session.

SUPERVISION/"DORM MOM"

We have a ratio of eight campers to one staff member during all phases of camp. Ours is a system of constant roll calling, so we always know each camper’s schedule. North Central College provides 24-hour security service. The Bruno Camp employs a Dorm Mom to supervise our dormitories when your daughter is not in the gym. Our Dorm Mom is on duty, and accessible by phone from 2PM-midnight each day our camp is in session. Campers are supervised 100% of the time by Coach Bruno, our Dorm Mom, our coaches, and/or our support staff.

BRUNO CAMP NIGHT WITH THE CHICAGO SKY

Bruno Camp and the Chicago Sky are teaming up again this summer for Bruno Camp Night with the Sky! Bruno Campers who attend Fundamental Camp IV (August 3rd-6th) will have the added bonus of going to a Chicago Sky game on August 5th at 7PM (Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream). Parents will be able to sign their camper up for tickets on the first day of camp with a Sky representative. Parents are also able to purchase a ticket for themselves to meet their child at the game for $25. Campers and parents that purchase tickets will be seated in a special “Camp Bruno” section for the game with Bruno basketball coaches as chaperons. Transportation is provided. If you’d like to purchase tickets ahead of time and skip the line, contact Jordan Mendelson at 312-994-5963 or jmendelson@chicagosky.net.

In addition to the special Bruno Nights with the Sky, all Bruno Campers this year have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for all 2017 Sky home games! See Elena Delle Donne, former Bruno Camper Allie Quigley, and Chicagoan Cappie Pondexter as they look to bring a WNBA championship to Chicago. To take advantage of this offer, visit https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/sky/EN/promotion/home and use the exclusive promo code “BRUNOCAMP”.

 

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS

Extended Day Campers receive a full day of basketball instruction, lunch, dinner, competitive games, and optional swim time. Campers should arrive between 8AM-8:30AM each day. Camp concludes between 7:30PM-9:30PM (competitive games) , varying by age group.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

A professional athletic trainer is on-site at all times during each week of camp. All medical needs, such as injury treatment, knee and ankle wrapping, will be addressed daily. Campers on medication should register their condition and medication with the trainers on the first day of camp. Should, however, a camper wish to self-administer her medication, she may do so providing this is the prerogative of the camper’s parents. In either case, it is imperative our trainers are aware of all medical conditions and medications.

CAMPER EVALUATION

To maximize learning, all campers are evaluated and placed within groups of similar ability, regardless of age. Throughout the camp week, campers may transition to another group level, should their talent dictate. 

CELL PHONES

Cell phones are not allowed at camp. Camp phones are available to all campers, if necessary, in the gym and in the dorms. In addition, pay phones are available in the gym and dorm for campers’ social use.

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.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $10 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

MULTIWEEK DISCOUNT

Campers that enroll in 2 or more sessions at this location will receive $10 off the total price of camp tuition. 

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 AM Wake up call
  • 7:30 AM BREAKFAST
  • 8:45 AM Campers assemble in gym
  • 8:45 AM Coach Bruno meets players
  • 9:00 AM Coach Bruno reviews: Ball handling Stationary dribbling Offensive moves Cross overs Cross over pull back Between the legs Jump stop behind the back Wrap around behind the back Passing
  • 9:45 AM All camp Cut Throat
  • 10:15 AM Coach Bruno teaches: Offensive moves Triple Threat Pop Backs Shot Fake Jab Fake Footwork Jump Stop Pivot Passing
  • 11:45 AM LUNCH
  • 12:45 PM Coaches’ demonstration game
  • 1:15 PM All camp Cut Throat
  • 1:45 PM Coach Bruno teaches: Defensive stance footwork Rebounding
  • 2:15 PM Afternoon session games
  • 3:15 PM 1st COLLEGE 5×5 game
  • 3:40 PM 2nd COLLEGE 5×5 game
  • 4:05 PM 1st ABL 5×5 game
  • 4:30 PM 2nd ABL 5×5 game
  • 4:55 PM 1st WNBA 5×5 game
  • 5:20 PM 2nd WNBA 5×5 game
  • 5:00 PM DINNER
  • 5:45 PM Evening session games
  • 6:00 PM 1st COLLEGE 5×5 game
  • 6:30 PM 2nd COLLEGE 5×5 game
  • 7:00-9:00 PM Optional Swimming
  • 7:00 PM COLLEGE/ABL 3×3 Cut Throat
  • 7:25 PM 1st ABL 5×5 game
  • 7:55 PM 2nd ABL 5×5 game
  • 8:25 PM 1st WNBA 5×5 game
  • 8:55 PM 2nd WNBA 5×5 game
  • 9:25 PM WNBA 3×3 Cut Throat
  • 10:30 PM Bed Check/Lights Out

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Located east of Merner Field House, the Res/Rec Center houses the dorms and gym facility. The Al B. Carius facility in the Res/Rec Center will be utilized for daily basketball instruction. Named for legendary North Central head men's cross country and track and field coach Al Carius, this state-of-the-art competition venue features a six-lane, 200-meter track, three pole vault runways and two long/triple jump pits as part of a 100,000-square-foot recreation facility which also includes an elevated walking track, four multipurpose athletic courts, locker and athletic training facilities and a fitness center. 

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