Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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.
- 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
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.Read Full Bio
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
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.
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.
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: $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.