Nike Girls Basketball Camp William Jessup University

Nike Girls Basketball Camp William Jessup University
Nike Girls Basketball Camp William Jessup University

Head Coach Emilie Blate welcomes girls of all abilities to the Rocklin campus to work on their personal development, both on and off the court. Coach Blate enters her first year as Head Coach at William Jessup but brings experience from established programs including Oregon State and Westmont College.

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

  • Superior instruction from the William Jessup Women's Basketball staff
  • Dining provided at the nation's #3 ranked college cafeteria: Crossroads Cafe
  • College style skill development drills for players of all abilities
  • Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Emilie Blate
Camp Director

Emilie Blate

Emilie Blate (Johnson) is entering her inaugural year as head basketball coach at William Jessup University. Blate will be coming to Jessup from Oregon State University where she worked under 2015 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Scott Rueck. 

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While at OSU she gained immeasurable experience as Oregon State University's assistant director of operation for women's basketball when the team captured the PAC-12 championship in 2014-2015.

Oregon State was not Blate's first success in coaching collegiate basketball. Upon her graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012, Blate was immediately hired by Westmont College's 2013 NAIA Coach of the Year Kirsten Moore as an assistant coach. During her time with Westmont, Blate helped guide the team to the 2012-2013 NAIA National Championship.

After the NAIA National Championship, Blate took part in a basketball mission trip overseas where she shared her faith and competed versus professional teams.  During that mission trip, she was offered a professional contract to play in the top division of the Polish Professional Basketball League.  The offer was too good to refuse and Blate spent the 2013-14 year competing in Poland.

During her four years studying and playing basketball at UCSB, Blate earned a degree in Psychology with a minor in Exercise Science. She had the opportunity to learn the game from head coach Lindsay Gottlieb who has a career 69% winning percentage in the NCAA D1. While playing for UCSB, Blate was selected to compete with Team USA's Women's Basketball Team in the 2011 Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was a starter for Team USA.

Her other student-athlete accolades include receiving the 2010 UCSB Excellence in Scholarship Award, being named Santa Barbara's Female Athlete of the Year in 2011, and earning first-team National Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for exemplifying excellence in community, classroom, character, and competition.

Blate fits in well with William Jessup as her faith has always been at the forefront of her basketball career. An active member of Athletes in Action, she has used basketball as a tool of ministry on an international level, performing missions in Ukraine, Canada, and Santa Barbara.

"We firmly believe that Emilie Blate is an up and comer who is motivated, talented and brings with her a vast array of experience," said Associate Athletic Director Lance Von Vogt. "She is destined for great things as a head coach and we are excited about her beginning that greatness with Jessup's women's basketball program."

Blate has big plans for the Warriors as head coach, both on and off the court, describing her approach to the position as "wanting to emphasize the family atmosphere and create an environment where the players can thrive on and off the court."

"I want to coach them so they know they can trust me as a coach so I can mentor them," Blate added. "I want to establish relationships so they have the opportunity to maximize their skills on the court, but most importantly grow as young women off the court."

Camp Details


All Campers Check-in: Tuesday at 8:30AM at Warrior Arena.
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM. Check-out immediately following. 

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

More Important Camp Details

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the WJU Village Dorms on campus. 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: Yes
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $50
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.


Extended Day Campers

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

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: TUES-THURS 9AM-9PM, FRI 9AM-4PM


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. 


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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


William Jessup University is located in Placer County in Rocklin, CA about 30 minutes from Sacramento. The campus athletic facility is host to some of the top mens and womens sports programs in the area.Campers will utilize the Warrior Arena and Activities Building on campus.

Campers The new Warrior Arena opened in 2012. Warrior Arena holds more that 1,100 spectators for volleyball, men's and women's basketball.  The facility includes four team rooms, showers, five athletic offices, a training/therapy room with state-of-the-art hydrotherapy equipment, laundry facility and cameras located in the upper mezzanine for live streaming of volleyball and basketball games.

The William Jessup University Activities Building (capacity 1,000), served as home to William Jessup men's and women's basketball and volleyball events until the fall of 2012. The facility includes an NBA size wood court, three regulation sport court playing floors, 10 hoops, weight room, softball hitting and pitching cage and indoor golf training facility.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Extended day campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 8:00 PM Extended day campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight campers to rooms; Lights out

Camper Reviews

Audrey P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Even coming from Barcelona, Spain, we will try to attend this camp next summer.

Really great coaching staff. Very very good engagement and technical knowlegde and fun to transmit this knowledge. Even for my younger 11 year old, she learned to shoot in going two steps behind (kind of Nowitzky shot). Even in the rest times the coaches were open to do individual trainings! Perfect in all way and very challenging intensity. Even coming from Barcelona, Spain, we will try to attend this camp next summer.

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Alyssa D.Camper

  • 4/5.
All of the coaches were awesome!

All of the coaches were awesome! I feel like I learned a lot and my skills improved a lot.

Michael B.Parent

  • 5/5.
World Class

The coach and staff were incredible! What a special group of leaders. My daughters skills improved so much in that short amount of time. They were learning drills that i never went through in high school and the teaching and communication of staff to campers=world class. My daughter went in apprehensive, unsure of her ability,and only wanting to do day camp. She left on a whole different level in all these areas and after first hour on monday asked to be overnight! The facility at William Jessup and dorms were clean,friendly,and safe.Please consider this location again! We will see you next year!

  • 5/5.
Team mindset and having fun while winning.

Best experience for my daughter! Coach and the staff are world class and not only focus on improving game but improving the person. Team mindset and having fun while winning. My daughter is excited about her future basketball career as she enters the 8th grade. Thank you!

William D.Parent

  • 4/5.
Notable improvement

Each day my daughter learned new skills to make her game better. There was a notable improvement in her skills and confidence.

Lisa S.Parent

  • 5/5.
My daughter learned so much.

My daughter learned so much including how to dribble between her legs which was probably the biggest accomplishment for her. She also loved the facility and meeting new friends.

James M.Grandparent

  • 5/5.
he coach to player ratio was outstanding!

My granddaughter had the best time. The coach to player ratio was outstanding!

  • 5/5.
My daughter LOVED the Nike Camp.

My daughter LOVED the Nike Camp. Her skill set and confidence improved so much in just the 4 full jam packed days of instruction. She had a blast and met a lot lof new friends. She can't wait for next year's camp!

Kiley T.Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp I've ever been to!

July 10, 2016: The coaches and players were all great to be around.I enjoyed how the coaches sat us down after lunch and talked to us about why they play basketball and what really matters, on and off the court. I also enjoyed learning how to be a better post player and playing against experienced players. My favorite part was becoming friends with some of the staff and players, learning how to be a better player, and learning ways to help make my team back home a strong team through friendship and hard work.

Camp Dates & Prices

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