Eagles Nike Girls Basketball Camp the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Virginia
US Sports and Nike Basketball Camps are excited to be offering another session of Nike girls basketball camp at UMW this summer! Head Women's Basketball Coach, Deena Applebury will direct one week of camp at the beautiful Mary Washington campus in Fredericksburg, Virginia from July 16-20, 2014.
University of Mary Washington boasts one of the nicest basketball gyms on the east coast and provides the perfect setting to get better this summer. Coach Applebury has built Mary Washington into a CAC powerhouse and has won Coach of the Year award 6 times in the past 9 years. Coach Applebury and her staff of high level college players and coaches are dedicated to the improvement of each camper and making camp a truly memorable experience.
- Individual instruction from skilled players and coaches
- Emphasis on fundamentals through a variety of skill development drills
- Individual analysis of player skill-set and critiques
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!
The William M. Anderson Center is a sparkling multipurpose facility that is instantly one of the most impressive Division III basketball arenas in the nation and a great place to hone your skills and improve your game. Overnight campers will reside in the dormitories on campus where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers at night.Meet your coaching staff
The architect of nine of the greatest seasons in UMW women’s basketball history in just 10 years at the helm, Deena Applebury has in a very short time brought UMW women’s basketball to the forefront in NCAA Division III basketball circles and earned one of the highest career winning percentage in NCAA Division III history.
Some of Deena's accolades:
Russell Athletic WBCA National Coach of the Year
Russell Athletic WBCA Region Coach of the Year
2005-06, 2006-07, 2011-12
D3Hoops.com Region Coach of the Year
2005-06, 2006-07, 2011-12
Richmond Times-Dispatch State Coach of the Year
CAC Coach of the Year
2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2011-12
VaSID State Coach of the Year
In 2004-05, she led the Eagles to a 23-7 overall record, an improvement of 11 wins and six losses from her first season, in 2003-04. Applebury also led the Eagles to their first-ever Capital Athletic Conference championship, and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, that year. For her impressive breakout season, Applebury was named by her peers as the CAC Coach of the Year.
2005-06 saw the Eagles climb to even greater heights, winning their first 27 games en route to the NCAA Sweet 16. Applebury was named CAC Coach of the Year, and was consensus Atlantic Region Coach of the Year as well. 2006-07 raised the bar once again, as Applebury was named the WBCA National Coach of the Year. The Eagles won 31 games, tied for the most in the nation, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four.
In 2008, the Eagles were ranked #1 in the nation en route to a 28-3 record and Sweet 16 appearance. In 2009, using almost a completely new lineup, she led UMW to a 23-6 record and third straight CAC title and fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The 2010 season saw equally impressive results, as UMW tied for the CAC regular season championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Last winter, UMW went 20-6 in claiming the CAC regular season title.
Applebury’s career record at UMW of 188-46 (.808 winning pct.) is punctuated by a 153-24 mark over the past six seasons (.881 win pct.).
Applebury is a graduate of Versailles High School in Versailles, Mo., and gained her Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education from UM-St. Louis in January of 2003. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education from UM-St. Louis in 1999 and graduated cum laude. She was also a member of the Riverwomen women’s basketball team for two years. As a player, Applebury averaged 19.8 points, 3.9 rebounds per game and posted the fourth best single season output in school history with 534 points her senior year.
A new mother, Applebury gave birth to a son, Zack Alexander, in October. Deena, her husband Johnny, and Zack live in Spotsylvania.
Camp Code: BKGRLB
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
- 7:00 Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 9:00 Day and Extended Day Campers arrive; Stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 Skill development stations
- 10:30 Lecture
- 11:00 Full-court games
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:00 Team practice
- 2:00 Full-court games
- 3:00 Skill Development Stations
- 4:00 Skill contests; Day Campers depart
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Back to gym, league games
- 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!
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.