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.
Camp Code: BKGRMD
Shooting Camp: The shooting camp 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.
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 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!
• Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 3PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-2PM
• Day Camp hours: SUN 3PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-2PM
• Please Note: Day Campers are invited to stay for the basketball session that follows check-in on
Sunday. Dinner is included and pick-up will be at 8:30PM.