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 14- July 18, 2013.
Coach Jimmy Petruska, who began his college coaching career at Saint Vincent in 2006, has been the Bearcats's Head Coach for 2 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 Interim Head Coach of the women's basketball team in December of 2010, following the passing of Head Coach Kristen Zawacki, who had been the only 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
Camp Code: BKGRSV
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.
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
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.