Nike Boys Basketball Camp Saint Leo University

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Saint Leo University
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Saint Leo University

Nike Basketball Camps and US Sports Camps are excited to return to Saint Leo University with a complete skills boys session this summer. The complete skills camps offer a challenging format of fundamental instruction, drills, and team games.

Camp will take place June 14th-17th.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from our qualified and experienced coaching staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Missy West
Co-Director

Missy West

Saint Leo University Director of Athletics, Francis X. Reidy, announced the appointment of Missy West at the Saint Leo women's basketball coach on April 23, 2014.

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West previously served as the head women's basketball coach at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., and she comes to the Lions as the twelfth coach in program history. 

"I know it is an often used line, but Melissa West was the simply the best fit for Saint Leo and how we want to be represented on the court, in the classroom and around the community," said Director of Athletics Francis X. Reidy. "Through this process she has exemplified our values of excellence, respect and integrity.  Her passion for success, but in the context of developing the full potential of her student-athletes in all phases was very evident."

West has a proven track record with ten years of coaching experience in NCAA Division III as well as NAIA. Her resume also boasts success as a Division I women's basketball player at Duke University in addition to experience playing professionally in Germany. 

"I am thrilled to work with the fantastic administration, great coaches within the athletic department, and all of the dedicated student-athletes," said West of the appointment. "Through the hard work of our current players, the incoming players and the devoted recruiting efforts by our staff, we look forward to building a tradition of high standards and excellence, on and off the court, that everyone at Saint Leo can be proud of."

Serving as the head coach for the Hartwick Hawks during the past six seasons in which she compiled a record three-straight 22-win seasons, two NCAA tournament appearances, an Eastern College Athletic Conference title, and two trips to the Empire 8 Conference Championship game. During the 2011-12 season, West led her squad to its first-ever trip to the Empire 8 Championship game, while also earning Empire 8 Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year honors and the East Regional Coach of the Year Award. A two-time Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year honoree, she was one of only eight coaches in the country to be named a finalist for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III National Coach of the Year.

"As exciting as her starting a new chapter with Saint Leo is, she wanted to make sure her departure from Hartwick and its community was completed with the class and dignity," said Reidy. "We respect how this transition has gone to make sure she was able to meet with her players in person."

Prior to her time at Harwick, West served as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at SUNY Canton for three years, where she helped revive a dormant program and turned it into a league titleholder. In just three seasons with the Kangaroos, the squad boasted a 53-23 overall record, including an NAIA Sunrise Conference regular season title, two Region III quarterfinal berths, and two-straight trips to the conference championship game.

"I am extremely excited to become part of the Saint Leo Family," stated West. "I would like to thank President Dr. Arthur Kirk, Jr. and Athletic Director Francis Reidy, for affording me this great opportunity to lead the women's basketball team at Saint Leo University. It is truly an honor and a privilege to begin my journey in the Sunshine State Conference, which I believe to be one of the best conferences in the country."

Before entering the coaching sphere, West competed as a women's basketball student-athlete at Duke University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with minors in History and Biological Anthropology. On the court, she was a member of two Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament title teams as well as three regular season ACC title teams. Registering 75 assists and 65 steals in her 96-game career as a Blue Devil, West has experienced women's basketball on the big stage after appearing in the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 games, as well as the 1999 National Championship.

A native of Malone, N.Y., West was a three-sport standout at Malone Central High School, where she lettered four years in soccer, basketball and softball.

She also holds an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy, and she enjoys competing in triathlons and Ironman events, hiking, fishing, and camping.

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Dustin Johnston
Co-Director

Dustin Johnston

Dustin Johnston joins the Saint Leo men's basketball staff in 2014-15 for his first season on the Lions' sideline.

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Johnston comes to Saint Leo from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill., where he had been a graduate assistant and then assistant coach since 2012. In addition to assisting with practice planning, travel, recruiting and video for the Trojans, Johnston served as the programs head junior varsity program coach during the 2013-14 campaign.

He also served as an analyst with Krossover Intelligence, a basketball video analysis company, during the 2013-14 season, and interned with the Harlem Ambassadors charity basketball team.

Johnston began his career at the prep level, coaching at St. Croix Preparatory Academy in Stillwater, Minn., (2011-12) and Riverdale High School in Muscoda, Wis. (2010-11).

"Dustin has a great basketball mind and impeccable value system that will help develop our young men as players and people," said Randall. "He has great recruiting connections in the Midwest where, where he has been an assistant high school coach in Minnesota, a graduate assistant in Chicago and a varsity assistant at the college level. Dustin, his wife Jenny and their son Klayton are tremendous additions to the Saint Leo family."

A 2010 graduate of Trinity International with a degree in sports and wellness management, Johnston also holds a master's degree in leadership from TIU.

Allison Dynes
Assistant Coach

Allison Dynes

Saint Leo University women’s basketball coach Missy West has announced the addition of Allison Dynes as assistant coach.  Dynes joins the squad with a diverse basketball...

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Saint Leo University women’s basketball coach Missy West has announced the addition of Allison Dynes as assistant coach.  Dynes joins the squad with a diverse basketball background that will prove instrumental in continuing the program success.

Dynes is fresh off a head coaching campaign that saw her leading the Western Illinois University men’s club team for the 2013-14 season.  During the season she managed all facets of the program including fundraising, travel and tournament management in addition to leading practices and competitions.

The former student-athlete played a year at Carl Sandburg College, a member of the NJCAA D2 basketball association where her team finished 5th in the nation during her freshman season. She then took her talents to Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA where she played guard and was a student assistant. In her junior year of college, she also coached the Sioux City HOOPLA 7th grade AAU team.

The summer prior to her senior season, she took her coaching talents to Lake Como, Pa. where she was a basketball and volleyball coach to kids ages 6-15. Her senior year of college she founded Sioux City CHAOS, a 14U AAU girls basketball team and traveled throughout South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.

After graduating with her bachelor's degree, Dynes worked for Paddle Diva, a stand-up paddle boarding company on Long Island, N.Y., whose main focus is empowering women through sport. She then coached for Columbus Crossover, an AAU organization based out of Columbus, OH before returning to Illinois and earning her master’s degree from Western Illinois University. While at WIU, Dynes was a teaching assistant in the Kinesiology department leading basketball, volleyball, and weight training classes while also being a volunteer assistant girls basketball coach for the 2012-2013 Macomb Lady Bombers. In the summer of 2013, she coached at various collegiate basketball camps including Duke, Notre Dame, Iowa, DePaul, and Stanford. 

Dynes graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communication with a minor in recreation and leisure from Briar Cliff University.  The Annawan, Ill. native then earned a Master of Kinesiology with a concentration in sport management from Western Illinois University before joining the Saint Leo athletics department.

Christopher Springs
Assistant Coach

Christopher Springs

Chris Springs joins the Saint Leo staff with coaching experience spanning over 24 years at the college, high school and youth competitive (AAU) levels. Following a stand-out high school...

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Chris Springs joins the Saint Leo staff with coaching experience spanning over 24 years at the college, high school and youth competitive (AAU) levels. Following a stand-out high school basketball career, Springs was recruited by Press Maravich (father of Pistol Pete) to play for Division I Campbell University in North Carolina. 

After earning a BS in Sports/Fitness Administration, he returned home to Pennsylvania and served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Division II Shippensburg University for 3 years. Over the next several years, Springs stayed actively involved in coaching at the high school and competitive levels in Maryland and central Florida.  

Most recently, he reentered the college ranks, serving as assistant women’s coach at Webber International University in Babson Park, Fla. for the last 3 years, where he helped lead the team to its first Sun Conference championship and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. His primary responsibilities included player development, offensive and defensive strategy, as well as recruiting.

Springs is married to Michelle, and they have one daughter Chelsy who plays basketball for Daytona State. 

Camp Details

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.

More Details

Camp Dates: June 14th-June 17th

Check-in: Sunday, June 14th between 12PM-2PM at Bowman Center.
Check-out: Wednesday, June 17th between 11AM-12PM

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.Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure: Immediately following the closing ceremony. 

*Campers attending both sessions will be supervised and provided lunch between Session I check-out and Session II check-in (Wednesday, June 17th 12PM-4PM). It is not required for parents to attend Session II check-in if camper has attended Session I.

 

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Cameprs will reside in the Roderick and Alumni Halls on campus. 2 or 4 campers per room. Quads are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Campers rooming in quads will each have their own bedroom. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests for St. Leo University must be in the same age range. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, 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
Room Key Deposit: $75
Suggested Spending Money: $40

Supervision

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

 

Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 12PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Tuesday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

Wednesday:
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.  
♦ Lunch is not provided for campers only attending Session I (see next bullet point). Check-out immediately following closing ceremony. 
♦ Campers attending both sessions will be supervised and provided lunch between Session I check-out and Session II check-in (Wednesday, June 17th 12PM-4PM). It is not required for parents to attend Session II check-in if camper has attended Session I.

Daily Schedule: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUES 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-12PM

 

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, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. 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. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Saint Leo University is a private liberal arts college located in Saint Leo, just 35 miles north of Tampa, Florida. Campers will stay in the dorms on campus and utilize the Marion Bowman Activities Center featuring two new regulation basketball courts. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contest
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; light out!

Camper Reviews

Brett W.Camper

  • 5/5.
I had fun from the minute I woke up to the second I fell asleep.

I loved camp because the coaches were nice . I had fun from the minute I woke up to the second I fell asleep. I feel like I am a better basketball player since going to camp. I made friends, and had a awesome time.

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Zach R.Camper

  • 5/5.
I never want to go home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my favorite camp ever and the highlight of my summer. The counselors and staff are very cool. I never want to go home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5/5.
You will get a lot better at basketball at this camp.

You will get a lot better at basketball at this camp. The coaches were great and I enjoyed myself.

Suzanne C.Grandparent

  • 4/5.
As a parent I appreciated the support and encouragement.

As a parent I appreciated the support and encouragement provided to my grandson. I also liked the feedback / evaluation given that would improve his game.

Andrew O.Camper

  • 4/5.
A lot of fun

A lot of fun and a great way to meet new friends.

  • 5/5.

Great camp, great coaches. Excellent facilities and instruction, and very safe.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Campers attending both sessions will be supervised and provided lunch between Session I check-out and Session II check-in (Wednesday, June 17th 12PM-4PM).
OVERNIGHT $445.00
Availability: Open

EXTENDED DAY 9AM-9PM $345.00
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.