Nike Girls Basketball Camp Seattle University

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Seattle University
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Seattle University

The overnight camp is back in action for 2016! Head Coach Joan Bonvicini, one of the most successful coaches in women's collegiate basketball history, and her staff will guide each camper through a challenging week of camp focused on individual skill development and competitive games.

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

  • Head Coach and Staff of 2012-13 WAC Conference Champions!
  • High-level instruction from a winning program - players and coaches
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Joan Bonvicini
Camp Director

Joan Bonvicini

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. 

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The veteran head coach completed her sixth season at Seattle University in 2014-15 behind an all-time 692-400 record and is currently 10th on the NCAA Division I wins list for active Division I women’s college basketball coaches. She is also the 18th winningest coach all-time among Division I women's basketball coaches. 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 22 20-win seasons over her historic coaching career.

Bonvicini’s first Seattle U recruiting class - Kacie Sowell, Ashley Ward, and Sylvia Shephard - completed their Redhawk career in 2013-14 as SU’s top three Division I career scoring leaders. Sowell was named First Team All-Conference while Sylvia Shephard was named Second Team All-WAC and to the WAC All-Defensive Team. Ward and Sowell were named to the WAC All-Tournament Team. Bonvicini led the Redhawks to a third place finish in the WAC, making it to the Championship game of the WAC Tournament for the second straight year.

In 2012-13, Bonvicini led the Redhawks to a regular season conference title in their first season with full Division I status and their first season in the Western Athletic Conference. She was named WAC Coach of the Year and was named to the Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year Top 30. Seattle U earned the WAC Regular Season Championship, defeating Idaho, on Mar. 9, 2013.

Bonvicini led the Redhawks to one of the most successful seasons in program history during the 2011-12 season, notching their first 20-win season as an NCAA Division I program, as well as leading them to their first Division I postseason appearance (and wins) in school history. Seattle U made it to the semifinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational before falling to the University of Northern Iowa, 68-64.

Seattle U showed significant improvement during the 2010-11 season, earning eight victories against a tough schedule. The team earned victories at Portland and at Long Beach State as well as home wins over Idaho, Navy, and Eastern Washington. Behind the work of Bonvicini, the Redhawks also hosted the Seattle U Thanksgiving Tournament, featuring Bowling Green, UALR, and Montana State, and the State Farm Holiday Classic, involving eventual national finalist Notre Dame, Elite Eight team Gonzaga, and Loyola Marymount.

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.

At Arizona, Bonvicini accumulated a 287-223 (.563) record over 17 seasons. She led the Wildcats to nine postseason appearances, including seven NCAA Tournament berths and the WNIT Championship in 1996. She was head coach at Arizona from 1991 to 2008.

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).

She started her head coaching career at Long Beach State in 1979, posting a 325-71 record (.821) in her 12 seasons with the 49ers. Long Beach State won 24 games or more every season with Bonvicini at the helm. The 49ers earned ten conference championships and ten straight berths in the NCAA Tournament, including Final Four appearances in 1987 and 1988.

With the 49ers, she was named the 1981 NCAA Division I Coach of the Year. Following the 1985-86 season she was named the Region VIII and PCAA Coach of the Year. In 1984, she was named WCAA Coach of the Year and has also been honored by the city of Long Beach as their 1989 "Citizen of the Year".

The East Coast native spent two seasons as an assistant at Long Beach State before being promoted to head coach at age 25. Prior to joining the 49ers, she began her coaching career as an assistant at Cal Poly - Pomona in Southern California.

A guard during her playing days, Bonvicini helped Southern Connecticut State earn third-and fourth-place finishes in the AIAW Championships. In 1975, she was named Region I-A MVP and an honorable mention All-American. She was a finalist for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team.

Camp Details

2016 OVERNIGHT CAMP: August 1st-4th

Camper Check-in: Monday between 12PM-1PM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12PM. Departure immediately following.


Camper Check-in: Monday between 8AM-9PM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 5PM. Departure immediately following.
Camp Hours: MON-FRI 8AM-5PM

Click the "More Details" button below for overnight, extended day, and day camper daily schedules as well as information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

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Campers will reside in the dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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: TBD
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.



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

Check-in: Monday at 8AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 5PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is provided. 
Camp Hours: MON-FRI 8AM-5PM


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. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.


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, 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Seattle University is located downtown in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district at 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Warm-up/Stretch
  • 9:15 AM Dribble Series
  • 10:00 AM Full Court Drills
  • 10:30 AM Drill Stations
  • 11:00 AM 3 on 3
  • 11:30 AM Full court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Free Throw, Two Ball, 1 on 1
  • 2:00 PM Lecture
  • 2:45 PM Offensive Team Drills
  • 3:30 PM Defensive Team Drills
  • 4:15 PM League Games
  • 5:00 PM Dismissal

Camper Reviews

Anna H.Parent

  • 5/5.
I want to come here for as long as I can.

This is the best camp ever. I want to come here for as long as I can. Best coaches I ever met. Such a fun and positive place. I am inspired to be a better BB player, and work harder to achieve my goal! My favorite part of camp was the coaches, and playing basketbsll at Seattle U. So much fun, and very inspirational. Coach B rocks!

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Bonnie T.Parent

  • 5/5.
Very impressive!

All coaches were excellent. Very appropriate for young college students. Loved everyone's positive friendly attitude, including the main team coach! Very approachable. Very impressive! Very well run. Coaches all knew my daughters name. Called her by name repaeatedly(excellent!). Very positive and kind coaches!

Jennifer Y.Parent

  • 5/5.
My daughter was in awe working with Div 1 athletes.

All the coaches were fantastic; I think my daughter was in awe that they were Div 1 athletes. She was also touched by the head coach's inspirational speech, as she puts it. This was her only single sex camp this year and she says that makes it much more organized and pleasant. She also enjoyed being awarded a Redhawk award.

Claire F.Parent

  • 4/5.
All the girls looked like that had a great time!

My daughter enjoyed every part of camp. She especially loved playing games and learning more techniques for basketball. All the girls looked like that had a great time! Thanks so much for everything!

Jean C.Parent

  • 4/5.
Thanks so much for making this summer experience the best of the season!

My daughter was so excited each morning to get back to camp. She enjoyed the chance to interact with the Seattle U team and can't stop talking about what it would take to go to school and play basketball for the Hawks.
I already see her practicing more than she had before camp. Her favorite part was getting the chance to play basketball all day. I would say learning life skills and the chance to practice working in teams. Thanks so much for making this summer experience the best of the season!

  • 4/5.
She loved it and wants to come back next year.

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.

  • 3/5.
Camp gave me the courage

The camp gave me the courage to go out for the basketball team at my school this year.

  • 5/5.
Thank you to all!! You're the BEST!!

My daughter had a wonderful experience!! She is already talking about next year. Joy, Rachel, and Monica made it the best first camp experience. I was nervous to send her to an all-day camp but she came home that night and told me about her first day and all of her worries were gone! Thank you to all!! You're the BEST!! 

  • 5/5.
Coach B and the SU women basketball players were awesome.

Coach B and the SU women basketball players were awesome. My eleven-year-old daughter had a blast even though she did not know anyone at camp. That says a lot about the fun times and individual attention that the staff and leadership brought to camp! Thanks. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Girls
*Overnight camp runs Mon-Thurs, 8/1-8/4. Day camp runs Mon-Fri, 8/1-8/5.
Availability: Open

DAY 8AM-5PM (MON-FRI) $395.00
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.