Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pennsylvania

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Ideally located just 35 miles from Pittsburgh, Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, P.A. is the perfect place to hone your basketball skills this summer! Head Women's Basketball Coach Jimmy Petruska is director of the Nike Girls Basketball Camp. The Complete Skills Camp will run from July 13-17, 2014.

Coach Jimmy Petruska, who began his college coaching career at Saint Vincent in 2006, has been the Bearcats's Head Coach for three years and lends his expertise and enthusiasm for basketball to camp this summer at Saint Vincent. Whether you are a younger player or a high school player, this camp offers an incredible opportunity to further develop fundamental skills, take part in team play, instruction, and lectures, all while having fun! 

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. 

Highlights Include

  • 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

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.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Jimmy Petruska

Jimmy Petruska was named Head Coach of the women's basketball team in December of 2010.  A long time Nike Camp Director and staff member, Coach Petruska is only the second coach in the history of the SVC program.  

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A 2004 graduate of Saint Vincent College, Petruska served as a graduate assistant for the Lady Bearcats during the 2006-07 season. Prior to his return to Saint Vincent, he served as an assistant coach in the high school ranks since 2002.

He began as an assistant at Mars High School, north of Pittsburgh, under his mother, head coach Dana Petruska. His main responsibilities included scouting and breaking down film.  He left Mars in 2005, and coached for one season at neighboring Pine Richland High School, mainly scouting opponents. In July of 2007, he became the first full-time assistant women's basketball coach in the history of the Lady Bearcat program

Learn more about Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College

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.

Camp Details

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.

Check-in takes place between 12:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday. 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 takes place at 2:00pm on Thursday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.

Overnight Campers

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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: No
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 between 12:00pm-2:00pm dressed to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Departure on other days is 9:00pm. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9:00am-2:00pm.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM,THURS 9AM-2PM


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 (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 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
  • 5:00 Free time
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
  • 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 doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Read camper reviews


  • 5/5.

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.

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

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

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.

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.

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

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!


  • 4/5.

I had a wonderful time at Nike Sports Camp and my parents were pleased with my improvement and the way in which the camp was professionally organized.

Camper Parent

  • 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.

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

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


  • 5/5.

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!!

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

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

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

Sending you and your staff a great big thanks for your commitment and dedication to a phenomenal camp! Maria 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 Maria! We will most certainly recommend your camp and will be returning with 2 of our 4 girls next summer.

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College Jimmy Petruska, Camp Director 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-2667


Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College
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