Nike Girls Basketball Camp College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia
Once a Nike Girls Basketball Camp original Director, Coach Ed Swanson returns to host our inaugural camp at The College of William & Mary. W&M is the second oldest college in the nation and long time host institution of the Nike Sports Camps.
This camp is a fantastic opportunity for players of all abilities looking to improve their skills and maintain their fundamentals over the summer. Campers will be placed into groups based on their skill level and age to ensure that each camper receives proper instruction and is able to benefit the most from camp. With a low camper to coach ratio, players really get to know the coaches and will get personal instruction from them as they help recognize players' strengths and weaknesses.
Throughout the week all aspects of the game will be covered through drills, skill stations, individual instruction, and full court play. Emphasis will be placed on offensive and defensive technique, passing, shooting, team play, and more. Players will refine their existing skills and develop new techniques. Coach Swanson and his staff promise an awesome week of camp.
- High-level camp instruction from an experienced and accomplished staff
- Individual skill analysis and reports
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals including footwork, shooting form, defensive techniques, ball-handling, post play, rebounding and more
- Official Nike Camp T-shirt
- Nike Basketball Camp workbook and other great prizes
Located 150 miles south of Washington, DC, The College of William & Mary has a beautiful campus in the historic town of Williamsburg. The Nike Basketball campers use the outstanding W&M athletic facilities.
Camp is open to all interested participants. Kaplan Arena is off line for the Summer of '14 and camp will be held in the Rec Center.Meet your coaching staff
Ed Swanson became the fifth Division I head women’s basketball coach in William and Mary history in May 2013. Prior to coming to Williamsburg, he spent 23 years transforming Sacred Heart University from a Division II program into a one of the top teams in the Northeast Conference.Read Full Bio
Over his 14 years in Division I, Swanson has averaged 20 wins per season. Swanson owns a career record of 406-264 (.606) and ranks 40th among active Division I head coaches in victories. A four-time NEC Coach of the Year, he led Sacred Heart to five postseason bids, including three NCAA Tournament appearances. He guided the Pioneers to four NEC regular season crowns and three NEC tournament championships. SHU posted 20-win seasons seven times during his tenure, including five of the last eight years.
He oversaw Sacred Heart’s transition from Division II to Division I in 1999-00, and the program took off under his direction. Over Sacred Heart’s 14 years in Division I, Swanson led SHU to a 280-145 record (.664), including a 190-62 (.754) record in the NEC. He departed as the NEC’s all-time winningest head coach with all of his SHU teams finishing third or higher in the league standings. Swanson-lead teams have posted 13 straight winning seasons and 12 straight campaigns with 18 or more victories, including six with 20 or more wins. In 2009, he was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
In total, Swanson-coached players earned 19 All-NEC honors, including nine first-team awards, nine NEC All-Tournament Team honors, eight NEC All-Rookie Team selections, four NEC Rookies of the Year, three NEC Tournament MVPs and three NEC Players of the Year.
His teams have also enjoyed success in the classroom. On five occasions, the Pioneers were selected to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, which has recognized outstanding academic performances from the top teams in each of the five collegiate divisions since 1995-96. On eight occasions since 2003, one of his players was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and two Pioneer players were named NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In 2012-13, Swanson led Sacred Heart to its third straight postseason appearance, and in the process, recorded his 400th career victory. His milestone win came on Feb. 12, 2013 as the Pioneers defeated Fairleigh Dickinson. SHU completed the season at 22-11, finishing second in the NEC with a 13-5 ledger and garnering a berth in the program’s first Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).
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
- 7:00AM Wake-up/Shower
- 7:45 Breakfast (Overnight Campers only)
- 9:00 Day Campers arrive; Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:15 Instructional Stations
- 10:30 Camp Lecture/Guest Speaker
- 11:00 Full-Court Games
- 12:00 Lunch/Rest
- 1:00 Team Practices
- 2:00 Full-Court Games
- 3:00 Instructional Stations/Skill Contests
- 4:00 Day Campers Depart
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 7:00 Back to gym/skills competitions
- 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!