Nike Girls Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut
US Sports Camps is excited to once again present Sacred Heart University as part of our Nike Sports Camp family. Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT has long been one of our most popular venues. Get ready for a challenging and fun summer of basketball at SHU!
Beginning her first season on the Sacred Heart bench, Jessica Mannetti and her staff directs our basketball program. Whether you are a younger player or a high school player, this camp provides an incredible opportunity to further develop your skills and improve your 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, and team play, all while having fun!
- High-level camp instruction from an experienced and accomplished staff
- Individual skill analysis and reports
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals including footwork, shooting form, defensive stance, ball handling, post play, rebounding and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
- NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!
Located in beautiful southern Connecticut, Sacred Heart University is home to the impressive William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, an excellent facility in which to fine-tune your basketball game. The daily format, which includes fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games will leave any young camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball.Meet your coaching staff
Mannetti will be in her first season as a collegiate head coach when the Pioneers tip-off in 2013-14. She replaces Ed Swanson who coached the Pioneers for 23 seasons before accepting the head coaching position at the College of William & Mary last month.Read Full Bio
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.
A three-sport athlete in college, Mannetti graduated from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY in 2001 with a degree in business administration. She played volleyball, basketball and softball at Concordia and served as the team captain for both the volleyball and basketball teams.
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.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
All campers check-in on Sunday. Overnight campers check-in between 12:30pm-2:00pm. Day campers check-in between 1:00pm-2:00pm. There will be a camp orientation meeting following check-in and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Check-out for all campers is at 3:00pm on Thursday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
Housing & Roommates
2 campers per room. 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!
Linens: Not provided
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.
On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 1:00pm-2:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 4:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-3PM
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 Breakfast (Resident 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, station
- 4:00 Skill contests; Day Campers depart
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Back to gym, skills competition
- 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!
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.
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.
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 physician's signature. The State of Connecticut Health Record Forms require a physician's signature. These forms must be completed and brought to camp check-in on the first day.