Nike Girls Basketball Camp Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, Maryland
US Sports Camps is excited to welcome back Coach Phil Stern, University of Maryland Baltimore County Head Women's Basketball Coach, as director of our Nike Girls Basketball Camp at UMBC in Baltimore, MD. The Shooting Camp will run from June 13-15 and the Complete Skills Camp June 29-July 3, 2014.
After eleven seasons as UMBC's Head Women's Basketball Coach and leading the Retrievers to their most successful season ever at the Division I Level, Phil Stern lends his expertise as director of a challenging and fun session of basketball in Baltimore!
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, 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!
The Retriever Activities Center (RAC), a 5.6 million dollar addition to the former UMBC Fieldhouse, was completed in the fall of 1999. The RAC is the home turf for the Retrievers Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. The RAC arena is equipped with 1/10-mile running track, weight room, fitness studio/cardio balcony, large academic center, and houses the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame.Meet your coaching staff
UMBC Head Women's Basketball Coach and long-time Nike Camp Director Phil Stern directs our instructional program. Over the past 13 years, Coach Stern has developed a reputation for revitalizing struggling programs.Read Full Bio
That reputation reached its pinnacle in 2007, when UMBC became champions of the America East Tournament title game. Stern led UMBC to its first-ever America East championship with an unprecedented run through the conference. Seeded seventh, the Retrievers knocked off the top three seeds – No. 2 Stony Brook in the quarterfinals, No. 3 Vermont in the semis and No. 1 Hartford in the finals – on consecutive days.
The win propelled the Retrievers to their first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, where they drew top-seeded Connecticut, one of the most storied programs in women’s basketball history. It was a long way to come for a team that won a combined 12 games from 2003-05 in its first two seasons in the America East as it struggled to adapt to a league ranked 10 spots ahead of the Northeast Conference in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) poll.
Prior to joining UMBC, Stern served as head coach at USC Aiken in Aiken, S.C., from 1998-2002. His team finiahed with a 5-22 record in his inaugural season but posted the program’s first winning campaign since 1993-94 in his second (1999-2000), and by his third year (2000-01) he had developed the Lady Pacers into a 22-7 squad and the Peach Belt Conference North Division champs.
The following year, Stern’s team successfully defended its title while winning the Peach Belt Conference regular season and earning an NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. Over his final two years at USC Aiken, Stern’s teams went a combined 59-25. Stern was named Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year twice (2000, 2002), as well as WBCA District-III Coach of the Year in 2002.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Complete Skills Camp: Check-in takes place between 3:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday for all campers. 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.
Shooting Camp: Check-in takes place between 4:00pm-5:00pm on Friday for all campers. 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.
Complete Skills Camp: 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.
Shooting Camp: Check-out takes place at 2:00pm on Sunday. 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: $75
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.
Complete Skills Day/Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all day and extended day campers should arrive between 3:00pm-5:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30pm.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ All Camper Hours are 9:00am-2:00pm.
♦ Lunch is not provided unless staying for both sessions.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
♦ Day Camp Hours: SUN 3pm-8:30pm, MON-WED 9am-4pm, THURS 9am-2pm
♦ Extended Day Camp Hours: SUN 3pm-9pm, MON-WED 9am-9pm, THURS 9am-2pm
Shooting Skills Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 4:00pm-5:00pm dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is not 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: FRI 5pm-9pm, SAT 9am-9pm, SUN 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 Day and 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; Day Campers depart
- 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.