Nike Girls Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California
U.C. Santa Cruz Head Women's Basketball Coach Todd Kent once again directs the Nike Girls Basketball Camp at a camper favorite location, U.C. Santa Cruz.
With two seasons under his belt as assistant coach at Seattle University and current U.C. Santa Cruz Head Women's Basketball Coach, Todd Kent lends his expertise to our Nike Girls Basketball camp. Whether you are a younger player or a high school player, this camp provides an incredible opportunity to further develop your skills and improve your game, all while having fun!
The Complete Skills Camp offers a challenging daily format of fundamental instruction, clinics, and drills. Players will have the opportunity to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.
The Shooting Camp gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. Emphasis is placed upon: Technique, Footwork, Shooting drills, Shooting off the dribble, Shooting off the pass, Shooting games, Free Throw Shooting, and Post/Perimeter Shooting.
- 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!
Just 27 miles south of San Jose and 65 miles south of San Francisco, resting on a 2,000-acre redwood forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, U.C. Santa Cruz is a magnificent setting for camp. Campers will practice and play in the beautiful West Field House Gym, the home facility of the U.C. Santa Cruz Slugs. Overnight campers will reside in the campus dormitories where campers are supervised by resident advisors and staff.Meet your coaching staff
Todd is entering his third season with U.C. Santa Cruz from Seattle University where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach. Prior to Seattle, Todd was at La Salle High School in Yakima, Washington, where he was the Dean of Students, a teacher, and the head girls basketball coach. In five seasons he compiled an oustanding record of 106-23.Read Full Bio
Todd is entering his third season with UCSC from Seattle University where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach. Prior to Seattle Todd was at La Salle High School in Yakima, Wash. where he was the Dean of Students, a teacher, and the head girls Basketball Coach. In five seasons he compiled a record of 106-23. He led his team to a class B State Championship in 2006 and was named Seattle Times Washington State B Girls Coach of the Year. He was awarded the same honor in 2007 as well when he led his team to a state runner-up finish. Todd was also the coach of the Eastern Washington All-State Girls Team in the summers of 2006 and 2007. He has also made coaching stops at Highland HS, Rosalia HS, Lind HS, and South Puget Sound Community College.
Todd is a graduate of Eastern Washington University where he earned his degree in Recreation and Leisure Service Management. He received his master’s degree in teaching from Heritage University in 2003. Kent enjoys hiking with his family and mountain biking the many wonderful trails in the Santa Cruz area, with his wife Stephanie, who is a Pediatric RN Supervisor at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz The Kents welcomed their second daughter, Hazel Lou in December 2011. They also have two dogs, Hobbs and Daisy.
Camp Code: BKGRSU
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.
Shooting Camp: The Shooting camp program gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. Emphasis is placed on: Technique, Footwork, Shooting drills, Shooting off the dribble, Shooting off the pass, Shooting games, Free Throw Shooting, and Post/Perimeter Shooting.
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!
Girls Session I check-in Sunday, Aug 3rd at 12PM for all campers
• Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11AM
Girls Session II check-in Thursday, Aug 7th at 2PM-3:30PM for all campers
• Extended Day Camp hours: THURS 2PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-12PM
Girls Session I check-out: Championship Game: Thursday, Aug 7th at 10:30AM. Closing ceremony and departure immediately following.
Girls Session II check-out: Closing Ceremony: Saturday, Aug 9th at 11:30AM. Departure Immediately following ceremony.
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.