Nike Girls Basketball Camp California University of Pennsylvania California, Pennsylvania
Nike Basketball Camps and Elite Hoops are excited to launch a girls basketball camp at California University of Pennsylvania. Elite Hoops Skill Development Trainer, Michelle Manfredi will direct this camp along with Cal U of PA Head Women's Coach Jess Strom. Camp will run from August 12-16, 2013.
Michelle Manfredi lends her expertise and enthusiasm for basketball to our Nike Basketball camp at Cal U of PA. Players of all abilities are encouraged to attend to practice and refine their skills under the direction of our qualified and experienced coaching staff. Individual skill development, drills, stations, and competitive team play will help you develop into a stronger, more confident overall player. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, and team play.
This camp will focus on individual skill improvement with our morning skill development stations and afternoon Cut Throat 3 on 3 league. Each camper will also play in one 5 on 5 game and participate in our Living by Numbers contests each day. This camp is a perfect way to prepare players for their school, church, recreation, or AAU season. All of our camps maintain a player to coach ratio of 8:1 and are staffed by high school and collegiate coaches as well as collegiate players.
- Three+ hours dedicated daily to individual skill development from the area's best coaches
- Unbeatable 8:1 player to coach ratio
- MyLivingByNumbers.com online training program - designed to chart athletic and skill development
- Exclusive, highly competitive 3on3 Cut Throat Tournaments and 5on5 play
- NIKE Skill Workbook with NBA players' signature moves, basketball lessons, training tips, and a handwritten evaluation
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt, PowerBars, and other prizes
Cal U of PA is located in California, Pennsylvania an hour south of Pittsburgh. Campers will utilize the main arena in Hamer Hall.Meet your coaching staff
Michelle Manfredi joined Elite Hoops in April 2012. Manfredi previously was the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. Besides recruiting, Manfredi was in charge of team and player development, along with developing and implementing all strength and conditioning workouts for the team.Read Full Bio
Manfredi spent the 2010-2011 season at Niagara University in New York as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Director of Basketball Operations. Prior to Niagara, Manfredi started her coaching career as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Western New Mexico University in 2009-2010. In New Mexico, Manfredi was in charge of recruiting, film breakdown, and guard development. In her first year coaching, she signed the top freshman recruit in the state of New Mexico, Jaleesa Russell.
After graduating college, Manfredi continued her playing career professionally overseas. Manfredi spent one season playing for the QTSV Basketball Club in Germany in 2008-2009. During her professional career, Manfredi was named team captain and played the most minutes in the league that season. She finished her professional career averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds a game. She helped the team to achieve their best record in the history of the club.
Manfredi played collegiate basketball at Niagara University from 2004-2008. Manfredi was a four-year starter and 3 year captain. She finished her collegiate career tallying over 700 points and 700 rebounds and finished 2nd in school history in the rebounding rankings and 1st in school history in games played.
Manfredi played 3 years of high school basketball at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In her 3 years she helped the team to a 72-5 record and also led the team to win one WPIAL Championship while making it to the finals the other 2 years. She was named 3rd team All-State as a junior and 1st team All-State as a senior. Manfredi was also named the Daily News Player of the Year back-to-back years in 2003 and 2004. Manfredi holds the school record of points scored in a game with 42. She finished her high school career scoring 1,350 points.
A former four-year starter at Penn State, Jess Strom enters her second season as head coach and seventh overall as a member of the Cal U coaching staff. She served as interim head coach for the majority of last season before appointed head coach over the summer. Strom guided the Vulcans to a 14-7 record during her stint as the interim head coach. Cal U finished last season with a 17-10 overall record, including a 14-8 mark in league play with a 12th-consecutive appearance in the PSAC Tournament.Read Full Bio
A 2012 WPIAL Hall of Fame inductee, Strom has been with the Cal U program since 2006, serving as an assistant under current Appalachian State head coach Darcie Vincent and later Heather Kearney, who is currently the associate head coach for the Mountaineers. While on staff with the Vulcans, Strom helped lead the program to five-straight berths in the NCAA Tournament with Elite Eight appearances in 2008 and 2009.
Strom previously mentored two-time WBCA All-American Brooque Williams, who finished her career as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Williams, the 2009 PSAC West Athlete of the Year and three-time All-PSAC West First-Team selection, also set the league record for career steals. While playing for the Lady Lions, Strom helped Penn State compile a 93-38 overall record (.710) with a 52-12 mark (.813) in Big Ten play and a pair of Big Ten regular-season titles.
Strom was a three-time All-Big Ten selection and finished her Penn State career as one of only four players to register 1,000 points and 750 assists in a career. She also ranks among the program’s all-time leader with 310 steals and 191 three-pointers. Strom has coached at Penn State’s basketball camps and hosted private individual instruction opportunities since 2002. She also coached the 2005 Pittsburgh Rockers, an AAU team that participated in several national tournaments, and has been active in Special Olympics and Easter Seals programs.
A native of Munhall, Strom was a two-sport standout while at Steel Valley High School. She finished her basketball career as one of the top scorers in WPIAL history with 2,840 points and was a two-time Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 selection. Strom was also a standout soccer player, registering a WPIAL-record 205 goals in her career.
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 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Campers Arrive/Free Shoot
- 9:10 Stretch/Floor Length Open Up
- 9:30 Skill Development Work
- 11:10 Contests
- 11:40 5 on 5 League Games
- 12:20 Lunch
- 1:00 Living By Numbers Individual Skill Development
- 1:40 Video/Speaker/Speed and Agility
- 2:20 3 on 3 League Games
- 3:00 Campers Depart
Monday, August 12th at 8:30AM
Closing ceremony: Friday, August 16th at 11:30AM. Departure at 12PM.
Daily Camp Hours
Monday-Thursday 9AM-3PM and Friday 9AM-12PM
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.
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.