Nike Girls Basketball Camp Adelphi University Garden City, New York
US Sports Camps is excited to once again present Heather Jacobs, Head Women's Basketball Coach at Adelphi University, as director of our Nike Girls Basketball camp at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. An annual camper favorite location, Adelphi is the ideal place to hone your basketball skills, compete with other players, and improve your game.
In her second season with the Adelphi Panthers, Head Women's Basketball Coach Heather Jacobs lends her experience and enthusiasm to a fun, instructional, competitive, and challenging camp in August.
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
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!
Located near Long Island's parks and beaches, Adelphi's 75-acre campus is only 45 minutes from New York City. Campers will practice and play in the Center for Recreation & Sport, the home facility of the Panthers. This three-story, three court gymnasium can also be converted into a 2,200 seat arena.Meet your coaching staff
Coach Jacobs was named the ninth head coach in Adelphi Women's Basketball history in May, 2010. Jacobs comes to Adelphi after a three year stint as the Head Coach of Daniel Webster College, a Division III institution in Nashua, New Hampshire. In 2009-2010 she was named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Coach of the Year after with a school record best finish of 20-6 and a regular season conference title.Read Full Bio
In her first season with the Panthers in 2010-11, Jacobs doubled the team's wins from a season ago and had five times as many conference wins as they did last season. Jacobs had an NE-10 All-Rookie team selection as well as a Second-Team All-Metropolitan honoree. Off the court, the first-year Head Coach had one player on the conference's All-Academic squad and a Capital One Academic All-District Third-Team member.
In 2008-09, Jacobs led Daniel Webster College to a then best-ever finish with a 17-11 overall record, which marked the first winning season for the program in 10 years. In addition, the program qualified for the post-season for the first time in as many years, winning its first ever playoff game, and advancing to the NECC's inaugural championship game.
Hired as the youngest head coach in the NCAA in 2007, Jacobs guided the Eagles to 10-15 record her first season. In addition to her coaching duties, she also served as the athletic program's senior woman administrator. Prior to her appointment at Daniel Webster, she spent one year as an assistant coach at Norwich University. The Lady Cadets posted a 24-4 overall record and advanced to the conference tournament championship game before earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
A native of Stoughton, Mass, Jacobs was a 2006 graduate of Franklin Pierce University. She graduated magna cum laude in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Marketing. She was a two-time Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic selection. Jacobs closed out her collegiate career earning Second Team All-Conference accolades while leading the team in scoring and the NE-10 in free throw shooting. A two-time captain and team MVP as a junior and senior, Jacobs retired 20th all-time in scoring and 19th in rebounding.
Camp Code: BKGRAU
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 campers arrive, stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 Instructional stations
- 10:30 Lecture
- 11:00 Full-court games
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:00 Team practice
- 2:00 Full-court games
- 3:00 Drills, stations
- 4:00 Day Campers depart
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Back to gym, league games
- 9:00 Overnight campers to rooms
- 10:00 Lights out!
Session check-in Monday, August 5th at 8:30AM
Day Camp hours: MON-FRI 9AM-3PM
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 form does not require a doctor's signature. The Adelphi University Health Form does require a Physician’s report and signature. All of these forms will be collected at check-in on the first day of camp.