Nike Girls Basketball Camp Seattle University Seattle, Washington
US Sports Camps is excited to once again welcome back Joan Bonvicini, Head Women's Basketball Coach at Seattle University, as director of the Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Seattle University. Coach Bonvicini and her staff invite you to a fun and challenging week of basketball camp in gorgeous Seattle.
Joan Bonvicini, one of the most successful coaches in women's collegiate basketball history and former coach at the University of Arizona and Long Beach State, will direct camp at Seattle U. Under the guidance of Coach Bonvicini and her staff, this camp provides an excellent opportunity to further develop your skills, practice the fundamentals, hone your technique, compete with other players of the same ability, and improve your game, 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
Seattle University, located downtown in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district, is the perfect place to hone your basketball skills this summer. Overnight campers will reside in supervised student dormitories located on the main campus.Meet your coaching staff
Coach Bonvicini is one of the most successful coaches in women's collegiate basketball history, and is the former head coach at University of Arizona and Long Beach State. She was named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Seattle U. in August of 2009.Read Full Bio
The veteran head coach enters her second season at Seattle University behind an all-time 618-318 (.660) record and is 26th on the NCAA all-time wins list for women's college basketball at all levels. She became the 18th coach in NCAA Division I women's basketball history to reach the 600-win mark in February 2007. The Redhawk head coach also boasts 20 20-win seasons over her historic coaching career.
Bonvicini helped guide the Redhawks through their first full season at the NCAA Division I level. During the season, she coached Seattle U to six DI victories in 2009-10. Under the first season head coach's tutelage senior Ashley Brown to become the most prolific three-point shooter in SU history, behind 87 three's in a single season. Brown was also named MVP of the Seattle U Thanksgiving Tournament, to the Longwood All-Tournament Team and to the All-Independent Second Team. Fellow senior Cassidy Murillo earned Seattle U Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team honors and junior Tatiana Heck was named to the All-Independent Second Team, as well.
In addition to their improvement and growth as a reclassifying institution on the court, the Redhawks saw great success in the classroom. Seattle U was named to the WBCA Top 25 Team Honor Roll among all NCAA DI institutions. The Redhawks were ranked No. 20 for their team cumulative grade point average of 3.341.
Prior to joining Seattle U, she coached 13 All-Americans and two former US Olympic Team members. While at Arizona, 54 student-athletes earned Pacific-10 accolades and 21 earned conference academic honors.
Bonvicini is in five halls of fame: the Southern Connecticut State Hall of Fame (1989), the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (1994), the Long Beach State Athletic Hall of Fame (1996), the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame (2005), and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame (2007).
Camp Code: BKGRWA
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!
For Day Campers:
- If your camper is entering Grades 3-5, we recommend the Day Camp program.
- If your camper is entering Grades 6+, we recommend the Extended Day Camp program.