Nike Girls Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University

SHU Women's Head Coach Jessica Mannetti directs high-energy, collegiate basketball training at one of the nation's most popular Nike Basketball Camp locations. Campers will work on skill-appropriate developmental drills, shooting technique, footwork, and team building activities.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and 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.

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Collegiate instruction from SHU Head Women's Coach Jessica Mannetti and staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • In-depth discussions on basketball situational play, including time and game management
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jessica Mannetti
Camp Director

Jessica Mannetti

Jessica Mannetti took over the Sacred Heart women’s basketball program at the start of the 2013-14 season. In her first season with the Pioneers, she led the team to a 12-18 record, including overtime battles with Big East members Villanova and St. John’s, and a sixth place finish in the Northeast Conference with a 9-9 league record.

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On November 16, 2013, she earned her first win as a head coach as the Pioneers defeated Yale University 67-54.

As the sixth seed in the NEC Championship, the Pioneers headed to Saint Francis U for what would be a quarterfinal double-overtime thriller. SHU and the Red Flash combined for 255 points setting a NCAA Division I record for combined scoring. That season, Mannetti coached three players to All-NEC honors.

A Fairfield County native, Mannetti has called New Caanan home for much of her life.  She comes to Sacred Heart after spending the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Hofstra University on Krista Kilburn-Steveskey's staff.  While at Hofstra, Mannetti helped guide the Pride to a 72-55 record as well as a pair of appearances in the WNIT.

She helped develop several players who went on to receive accolades from the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) including Candace Bond who was named the 2012-13 CAA Defensive Player of the Year.  She assisted with the development of All-American Shante Evans, who was named to the 2011 USA Basketball Women's Pan American Games team.  As a recruiter, Hofstra's 2011 class ranked as the sixth best mid-major recruiting class in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz.

Prior to arriving at Hofstra, Mannetti served as the head girls' varsity basketball coach at Green Farms Academy in Westport, CT.  In 2008-09 she led the team to a spot in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) postseason tournament for the first time in school history. In her five seasons with Greens Farm, she developed the program from junior varsity status in 2004-05 to leading the Dragons to the playoffs in her final campaign.

A veteran of the AAU scene, Mannetti served as the head coach of the U-18 girls' team for the CT Future Stars AAU Basketball program from 2004 through 2008.  Mannetti has also spent considerable time working with the Five-Star Basketball in a variety of positions since 1999.  In addition, she previously worked an internship with the New York Knicks in their basketball operations department and worked as an event staffer for the New York Liberty.

Camp Details


Session I: July 13th-17th (Wednesday-Sunday)
Session II: July 17th-21st (Sunday-Thursday)


Overnight Campers Check-in: First Day between 12PM-1PM at Merton Hall
Day Campers Check-in: First Day between 1PM-2PM at William H. Pitt Center
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Last Day at 10:30AM. Departure immediately following.

*Campers attending both camp sessions will be supervised and provided lunch in-between sessions at no additional cost. It is not required for parents to attend check-out/in between sessions.

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

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Campers Attending Both Sessions

Campers attending both Session I and Session II will be supervised and provided lunch between check-out and check-in on Sunday, July 17th at no additional fee. It is not required for parents to attend check-out/in between sessions.


Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in Merton Hall on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. **Triples are limited and cannot be guaranteed. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. 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: No
Room Key Deposit: $20
Suggested Spending Money: $50


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.


Day Campers

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

Day 1:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Day 2, 3, & 4:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

Day 5:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Lunch is TBD.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Day Camper Daily Schedule: Day 1: 2PM-8:30PM, Day 2-4: 9AM-4PM, Day 5: 9AM-11AM



Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you have a child flying to camp, private arrangements for campers arriving at the Hartford Bradley Airport may be made by visiting: If campers are flying into LaGuardia Airport, please visit their website: 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. The State of Connecticut requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.  


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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Daily basketball instruction will take place at SHU's impressive William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center. The $17.5 million Pitt Center, which opened in August 1997, serves as the home court for both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs, as well as our fencing and wrestling programs. The three-level, 141,000 square-foot complex features a four-court layout and seats over 2,000 people for basketball.

The lower level of the Pitt Center received a major facelift in the summer of 2007. The 5,000-plus square-foot weight room now reflects a top level Division I weight room with the addition of state of the art weight training equipment, new Mondo rubberized flooring, lighting and a paint job that truly reflects the spirit of Pioneer Athletics. Other changes made were office renovations for men’s & women’s basketball and football, added locker room space and a total refurbishing of the aerobics room wood floor. The lower level also houses locker rooms for our athletic teams and members, the Pioneer Wrestling Room, Equipment Room and Athletic Training offices. The main level of the center houses the Athletic Communications suite and a four-court field house with indoor track and retractable batting cage. A floating wood floor is used for basketball and volleyball competitions. 4,500 square feet of clinical space is dedicated to the Sacred Heart University Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Contained in this space are examination rooms, faculty offices, and therapy labs, as well as a physical therapy clinic.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Resident campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Day and 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, station
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests; Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, skills competition
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Gabriella R.Camper

  • 5/5.
A memoriable experience that I will NEVER forget.

Coming to the sacred heart Nike basketball camp was a memorable experience that I will NEVER forget. I have no complaints or regrets. The campers had the best of both worlds with the skills stations and the games. At the end of the session we have progressed to better players, had lots of fun, and made a ton of friends.

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Julie B.Parent

  • 5/5.
My daughter most enjoyed being with her team, learning, laughing, and playing basketball with likeminded children.

Team bonding came very naturally which made for a friendly welcoming environment. The camp directors are very good with the girls. It seems a natural talent to teach their love and knowledge of the game to the younger girls. My daughter most enjoyed being with her team, learning, laughing, and playing basketball with likeminded children. This camp is unique in that the girl are put into teams, taught skills, and are encouraged to apply those skills in games throughout the week.

Katie F.Camper

  • 4/5.
I loved my counselors.

I loved my counselors and how much I learned about the sport. I thought this camp was excellent and interesting. 

Claire A.Camper

  • 5/5.
I am looking forward to participating next summer!

I enjoyed the camp very much. I recommend this to all my friends. I liked how we were split up into teams and had stations in the morning and games in the afternoon. I also liked how we got a big break for lunch, that we weren't rushed to eat so we could get back. I enjoyed it very much, and I am looking forward to participating next summer!

Michelle B.Parent

  • 5/5.
This is an amazing camp.

This is an amazing camp. It really helps you with your skills. The coaches are very nice. The camp is well supervised for overnight campers. I would recommend this camp for anyone who loves basketball.

  • 5/5.
Girls got a lot of ball time, playing time, and encouragement.

Very well staffed - I think I counted 15 staff at one time. Girls got a lot of ball time, playing time, and encouragement.

  • 4/5.
It was really fun for me!

The camp was a great experience, especially the counselors. They really just treated you like a good friend and you could get to know them. It was really fun for me! 

  • 3/5.
I loved the team building activities.

I loved the team building activities outside of playing basketball. 

Camp Dates & Prices

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