Snow Valley Iowa Basketball Schools Wartburg College
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Snow Valley Iowa Basketball Schools is acknowledged by Sports Illustrated as one of the nation's top basketball camps! Receive the highest level of instruction to help improve your basketball game from the professional SV Iowa staff.
Snow Valley Iowa Basketball Schools is committed to helping campers improve their individual basketball skills in all areas of the game. Train with dedicated, highly-qualified basketball professionals from across the globe.
- A minimum of 19 individual and team fundamental clinics per week
- High-level instruction, daily scrimmages, discussions, and more
- Receive a camp t-shirt, personal evaluation, and report card
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Co-Director Don Showalter
Eight-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach Don Showalter, who was hired by the USA Basketball Youth Division as the Director of Coach Development in May 2016, most recently led the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team to a gold medal and 7-0 record at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain.View Don Showalter's Bio ⟩
A high school coach for 42 years and a seven-time USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year award winner, Showalter owns a perfect 45-0 record at the helm of USA Basketball U16 and U17 teams.
Further, Showalter was the U.S. Olympic Committee 2012 Volunteer Coach of the Year.
In addition to winning gold medals for the USA, Showalter has returned to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for six fall training camps to help prepare the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team for future competitions.
Showalter was the USA head coach in the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit and for the North Team in the 1998 USA Basketball Men’s Youth Development Festival. He was the coordinator for a youth clinic hosted by USA Basketball in New York in 2004, and he served as chair of the USA Basketball Cadet and Youth Committee (now the Developmental National Team Committee) from 2001-08.
Showalter compiled a 601-346 overall record (.635 winning percentage) during his 42 seasons as a high school head, including 16 district titles and six state tournament appearances.
In 2015-16, his fourth and final year at Iowa City High School, his team finished 13-10, was a co-champion of the Mississippi Division of the Mississippi Valley Conference, and Showalter was named the 2016 Mississippi Valley Division Coach of the Year in the MVC.
While at Mid-Prairie High School (Iowa) from 1984-85 to 2011-12, Showalter tallied a 446-202 (.688) record, and in eight seasons (1976-84) as the head coach at Central Elkader High School (Iowa), he totaled a 108-63 (.632) record.
Showalter earned the 2004 National Association of Basketball Coaches Advocacy Award. In 2009, he was honored by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association as the National Coach of the Year, and he was an Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year 10 times (1981, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2016).
Showalter has been recognized by numerous organizations for his dedication to the game. In 2004 he earned the NABC Advocacy Award. In 2009 Showalter was honored by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association as its National, Regional and State Coach of the Year after having been named the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year nine times (1981, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2006-2008, 2010).
In addition to his high school coaching duties, Showalter was selected to coach in the 1999 McDonald’s High School All-America Game and the 2005 and 2012 Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Games. He has been a coach at the Nike Skills Academy and LeBron Academy and has also spoken at basketball clinics around the world, including in Australia, Belgium, Dubai, Egypt, England, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Spain (Canary Islands) and Switzerland.
He was a member of the McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee.
Showalter lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Vicky, with whom he has two children and four grandchildren.
Co-Director Jerry Slykhuis (1943-2016)
For 40 years, Jerry Slykhuis coached through a philosophy based on fundamental development and individual growth. He instilled values of hard work and dedication and transformed the lives of players from all over the world. After the tragic loss of Jerry, we dedicate this 2017 camp season to him, a dear friend and one of Iowa's greatest coaches.View Jerry Slykhuis (1943-2016)'s Bio ⟩
Jerry was the former Cedar Falls and Fort Madison Head Coach, boasting over 500 wins. Coach Slykhuis was inducted into the Iowa High School & Ft. Madison Hall of Fames and named 12 times district & 2 times State Coach of the Year.
Coach Slykhuis coached basketball and golf for 40 years. He was named district and substrate coach of the year 12 times and was named 4A coach of the year twice, once in 1977 and agin in 1987. Jerry was a National High School Athletic Coaches Association finalist in 2008 and National Chairman for Men's basketball for the NHSACA 2009-2012. He also coached the North team in USA basketball festival in 2002, the Iowa select team in 1990-92, and led Fort Madison and Cedar Falls to the State Tournament 7 times.
regular_coach Dick Peth
Dick Peth is the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Wartburg College. He has received distinguished recognition as 2005 IIAC Coach of the Year and Iowa Basketball Coaches Association's Paul...View Dick Peth's Bio ⟩
Dick Peth is the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Wartburg College. He has received distinguished recognition as 2005 IIAC Coach of the Year and Iowa Basketball Coaches Association's Paul Maaske Award in 2005 and 2000.
2017 CAMP SESSIONS
Boys Session I: July 7th-11th
Boys Session II: July 14th-18th
Boys Session III: July 19th-23rd
Girls Session: July 24th-27th
Check-in: First day at 9:30AM in the Cardinal Commons, between Grossman and Lohe Residence Halls
Closing Ceremony: Last day at 11:30AM
CAMPERS ATTENDING BOYS SESSION II & III
Campers attending both Boys Session II and Boys Session III have the option to stay the night between sessions (July 18th) for a fee of $15. This fee includes supervision and lodging. By purchasing the extra night stayover, it is not required for parents/guardians to attend the Boys Session II check-out on July 18th or the Boys Session III check-in on July 19th.
PERSONAL PLAYER PROFILE
At Snow Valley Iowa, we expect each and every camper to arrive prepared and bring a positive attitude. A Personal Player Profile Report Card will be kept on each camper throughout the week and given to him or her on the last day of camp. This Report Card will note particular strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions for individual improvement once your son or daughter has left Snow Valley.
DAILY BASKETBALL PLAY
A minimum of nineteen clinics concerning individual and team fundamentals will be presented during the week long session, with drills being part of each clinic. Daily game competition against campers of the same age and ability level will be scheduled. Every participant will play a minimum of one half of every game. We design our program to have a ratio of eight players to each coach. We guarantee and excellent week of basketball involvement.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers will reside in the dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room in suites with 2-4 double rooms and a common living area. Campers are assigned by age or roommate request. 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
Suggested Spending Money: $50
Campers can purchase camp shorts and various camp shirts at check-in, during one night at camp and at check-out. Pizza is sold in the evenings. We also suggest that you do not bring anything to camp of high value.
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Images by MD Janiska.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6:30AM Report to gym Clinic # 1
- 7:00AM-8:00AM Breakfast
- 8:15AM-9:00AM On the floor warm ups
- 9:00AM-11:00AM Clinics
- 11:00AM-11:30AM Team practice or position work
- 11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch
- 1:15PM Back on the floor
- 1:30PM-4:00PM Clinics
- 4:00PM-4:45PM Team practice or position work
- 4:45PM-5:45PM Dinner
- 6:30PM-7:00PM Back on the floor (warm ups)
- 7:00PM-8:00PM Clinics
- 8:15PM-10:30PM Games
Wartburg College is centrally located between most of the major metropolitan areas of the Midwest in Waverly, Iowa. Located on “The Avenue of the Saints” (Highway 27/218) that connects Minneapolis/St. Paul to St. Louis, Waverly is easily accessible.
Camp Dates & Prices
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