Nike Girls Basketball Camp Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts
US Sports Camps is excited to once again present Billy McBride, Amherst's Former Head Women's Basketball Coach and current Assistant Athletic Director, as director of our Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Amherst College in Amherst, MA. We are thrilled to offer two sessions of camp, including the very popular Father/Daughter session, at this annual camper favorite location.
Returning as Nike Camp Director is Bill McBride, Amherst's Assistant Athletic Director. Coach McBride has been at Amherst College for 18 years and is excited to direct another summer of challenging and fun basketball camp! As one of America's most prestigious and beautiful colleges, Amherst is an ideal location to improve your basketball game.
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, team play, and more.
- 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!
Amherst College, located in central Massachusetts, is approximately 90 miles west of Boston and 165 miles north of New York City. This beautiful New England campus is an excellent location for a five-day basketball program. Daily instruction will take place in Amherst’s two newly renovated gymnasiums featuring five regulation-sized courts. Campers will continue to learn even off court, with special presentations and activities. Past guest speakers to the camp have included WNBA star and former Olympian, Dawn Staley, and former UCONN All-American Jen Rizzotti and Chantel Tremitiere of the WNBA.Meet your coaching staff
Returning as NIKE Camp Director is Bill McBride, Amherst's Assistant Athletic Director. Coach McBride has been at Amherst College for 18 years.Read Full Bio
For 14 seasons Coach McBride served as the Head Women's Basketball Coach, gaining a reputation as one of New England's finest coaches. During the 2000-2001 season, Coach McBride was named the 'NESCAC Coach of the Year,' after he lead his team to a school-record 23 wins. Capping off that 2000-2001 season, Coach McBride was then selected the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Northeast District 1 Coach of Year sponsored by Russell Athletic Gear. Coach McBride continues to be a well-known camp clinician and lecturer and noted for his ability to motivate young athletes.
Camp Code: BKGRAC
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 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; Day Campers depart
- 5:00 Free time/Dinner
- 6:30 Back to gym, league games
- 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!
Camp Information and Notes:
- All campers will check in between 12:00-1:00PM
- Check out: Thursday (for Complete Skills)
- Graduation is at 3:15 located at Lefrak Gymnasium. Parents are invited to attend. Departure immediately following graduation.
- Check out: Sunday, July 20st (Father/Daughter) There will be a ceremony at 11:30AM. Immediately following there will be a lunch for all campers. Departure will occur after lunch.
- Two campers to a room.