Nike Girls Basketball Camp at West Chester University West Chester, Pennsylvania
One of the original Nike Girls Basketball Camps, West Chester University in West Chester, P.A. is an annual camper favorite location. We are excited to welcome once again Coach Deirdre Kane, Head Women's Basketball Coach at West Chester University, as director this summer. The Complete Skills Camp will run from July 27-31, 2014.
West Chester University, located just outside of Philadelphia, is well known in the area for its formidable athletic program. With its top notch coaching staff and premier facilities, West Chester University is the ideal location to improve your basketball game this summer. Coach Deirdre Kane lends her outstanding expertise and enthusiasm for basketball to camp this summer. Whether you are a younger play or an older player, this camp provides an incredible opportunity to hone your skills, compete with other players of the same ability, listen to lectures and instruction, and take part in team play, all while having fun!
The Complete Skills Camp offers a challenging daily format of fundamental instruction, clinics, drills, and team games. Players will have the opportunity to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, and team play.
- Superior instruction
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!
Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisors supervise campers overnight. Players will hone their basketball skils at the Hollinger Fieldhouse.Meet your coaching staff
West Chester's Lady Ram Head Coach Deirdre Kane returns as the Nike Camp Director. Deirdre Kane is in the midst of her 25th season as head coach of West Chester’s women’s basketball program.Read Full Bio
During her 24-year career at West Chester, she has had 17 winning seasons. Kane has won five Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division titles (1992, 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2009), been named coach of the year by five different associations and guided the women’s hoops squad to three NCAA Division II Tournament berths (1997, 2001 and 2003).
In her tenure at WCU, Kane has compiled a 392-281 (.582) record and is the winningest coach in the program’s storied history. She has won more than 200 conference games in her career, ranking second among current head coaches in the PSAC East. Her overall coaching record is 434-315 (.579) in 27 years on the sideline.
Also joining Coach Kane on staff is Kiera Wooden (formerly Kiera Manlove). Coach Wooden begins her eighth season as West Chester University's top assistant in the women's basketball program to head coach Deirdre Kane. Former All-PSAC East player Kiera Wooden returned to the West Chester University women’s basketball team as the program’s first full-time assistant coach prior to the 2004-05 campaign. A 2003 graduate of WCU, Wooden spent the 2003-04 collegiate basketball season as an assistant coach with Division I Longwood (Va.) University in Farmville, Va. The Wilmington, Del., native played four years of varsity women’s basketball at WCU under current head coach Deirdre Kane, earning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division first team honors on three different occasions. During her first season in 1999-2000, Wooden was named the PSAC East rookie of the year.
Camp Code: BKGRWC
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) *Breakfast is optional for Ext. Day Campers
- 9:00 Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 Instructional stations
- 10:30 Lecture
- 11:00 Full-court games
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:00 Team practice
- 2:00 Full-court games
- 3:00 Drills, stations
- 4:00 Skill contests
- 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
• 3:30PM-4PM Extended Day Campers at Hollinger Fieldhouse
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 camps.