Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College

Nike Basketball Camps is thrilled to have Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, back on its roster. The girls only program will be directed by Saint Vincent's Head Women's Basketball Coach and PAC Women's Coach of the Year 2014-15, Jimmy Petruska.

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
  • Directed by Head Women's Coach Jimmy Petruska and Saint Vincent Women's Basketball Staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • In-depth discussions of basketball principles, style of play and player tendencies
  • Official NIKE Basketball Camp T-Shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jimmy Petruska
Camp Director

Jimmy Petruska

Jimmy Petruska begins his sixth season as the head women’s basketball coach at Saint Vincent in 2015-16. Coach Petruska holds a 98-33 career record while leading the Bearcats women’s basketball program. Petruska was named PAC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year in 2014-15 after leading SVC to a 22-5 overall record and a second place finish in both the regular season...

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Entering 2015-16, Petruska ranks 16th among all active coaches in winning percentage in Division III and 40th overall in all divisions.

During the 2014-15 season, Taylor Mathers was named First Team All-PAC while also earning All-Region honors from and being recognized by the ECAC as well. Through the end of the 14-15 season, Petruska has seen his players earn All-PAC recognition 13 times and PAC Player of the Year honors twice. The Bearcats have also made the national postseason three times under Coach Petruska, earning at-large bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2010-11 and 2011-12. The Bearcats landed a spot in the ECAC South Tournament in 2013-14.

Petruska was named the second head coach in the history of the women’s basketball program at Saint Vincent College back in 2011. Petruska replaced Kristen Zawacki, the lone coach in the program’s 27-year history, who tragically passed away in December of 2010.
Coach Petruska was named the team’s interim head coach immediately following the loss of Coach Zawacki, and led the Bearcats to a 17-4 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament in the final 19 games of the 2010-11 campaign.  The Bearcats, who finished as runner-up in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, produced a trio of All-PAC players in Brittany Sedlock, Maria Baroffio, and Devin McGrath, with Sedlock being named the conference Player of the Year as well as All-America by The following year, Sedlock was again named the PAC Player of the Year and All-America by D3hoops as the Bearcats again reached the PAC Championship game and National Tournament.
Petruska began his college coaching career in Saint Vincent in 2006, serving as a graduate assistant.  In July 2007, he was promoted to become the first ever full-time assistant coach in the team’s history.  After the Bearcats finished 9-16 in 2007-08, Petruska helped lead the team to a 16-8 record a season later.  In 2009-10, the Bearcats finished 24-5, and captured the ECAC South championship, before their 2010-11 NCAA tourney appearance.

A native of Valencia, Pa. and 2004 graduate of Saint Vincent, Petruska began his coaching career while still a student, as an assistant at Mars High School in Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs from 2002-04, before spending the 2005-06 season at neighboring Pine-Richland High School.  He also was active in the AAU coaching ranks for four seasons.
Petruska, who graduated from SVC with a degree in History, recently completed his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at Saint Vincent.  He is a 2000 graduate of Mars High School, and is the son of James and Dana Petruska – the head girls’ basketball coach of Deer Lakes High School. 
Petruska currently resides in Champion with his wife, Kelly, his daughter, Mackenzie, and their golden retriever, Maverick.

Camp Details


All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-2PM
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12:30PM 

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

More Important Camp Details

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the TBD dorms on campus. 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: TBD
Pool: TBD
Room Key Deposit: $50
Suggested Spending Money: $40


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.


Extended Day Campers

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

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-1PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-1PM


Camper Evaluation

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.


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.

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. 


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.


This 200-acre suburban campus with excellent facilities is a great place for any young female athlete looking to improve her basketball skills. The daily format, which will include fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games will leave any young camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball and improved self-confidence. Saint Vincent College is also the training camp home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Campers will utilizie the gymnasium in the Robert S. Carey Student Center for basketball instruction. The Carey Center is the home of Saint Vincent Basketball and Volleyball. First opened as Sportsman's Hall in 1952, the building was later renamed Kennedy Hall. An extensive reconstruction project took place in 2002-03, including the addition of a new wing for athletic offices, new locker rooms, weight room, gym floor, seating and more.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM 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, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Caranda P.Camper

  • 5/5.
I learn so much every time I go to camp.

Anyone who wants to excel in their game should attend this camp. It improves your skill and teaches you how to become a better player. I learn so much every time I go to camp. I have been attending camp since I was eight years old. This was my fourth year and I cant wait till next year. Thank you Nike, St. Vincent, Coach Jimmy and all the staff for an awesome experience.

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Morgan S.Camper

  • 5/5.
SUPER fun experience.

This was my first overnight camp, was a SUPER fun experience and really looking forward to next years. I made new friends, loved the staff and improved my game. smile

  • 5/5.
Sending you and your staff a great big thanks!

Sending you and your staff a great big thanks for your commitment and dedication to a phenomenal camp! My daughter repeatedly reminded us it was the best week of her life right along with her Bruins Nationals week!  We greatly appreciate your kind words to her! We will most certainly recommend your camp and will be returning with 2 of our 4 girls next summer.

Morgan Z.Camper

  • 3/5.
You really work hard and learn a lot of skills.

I liked to make new friends and you really work hard and learn a lot of skills to help with upcoming season. Overall great experience.

Taylor P.Camper

  • 4/5.
I will be back next summer for sure!!

I learned a lot at camp. They helped me get better at defense and learn some new techniques. I will be back next summer for sure!!

  • 4/5.
It was fun and fast paced.

It was fun and fast paced. It was hard work but I can not wait to go again!

  • 5/5.
Our daughter loved meeting so many new basketball friends!

Our daughter loved playing so many games daily‐‐ and she loved meeting so many new basketball friends! She learned so much‐‐ has been talking about "when I go back next year"!

  • 5/5.
It was a blast.

The camp was great. It took a lot of hard work and dedication but it was a blast and in the end it completely revolutionized the way I play basketball by making me much better. I recommend this camp to anyone.

  • 4/5.
My daughter had a great time.

My daughter had a great time, learned a lot and made a bunch of new friends. She can't wait to go back next year!

  • 5/5.

My daughter was not going to stay overnight but then changed her mind. The staff's willingness to let her stay was fantastic and they made it as easy as possible. She loved it and wants to come back next year.

  • 4/5.
This camp rejuvenated her love for the game!

My daughter was feeling a little down about basketball. This camp rejuvenated her love for the game! Thank you!!

  • 4/5.
This is my daughter's second year back.

This is my daughter's second year back. We also brought three other girls to camp this year. They loved it too!  

  • 4/5.
The camp was fun and informative.

I recommend this camp to anyone who loves basketball. The camp was fun but was also very informative.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Girls
EXTENDED DAY (9AM-9PM) $435.00
Availability: Open

Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.