Cal Girls Basketball Camp
TRAIN LIKE A GOLDEN BEAR
Join Division 1 Cal Women's Basketball Head Coach Charmin Smith and the highly accomplished UC Berkeley Women's Basketball staff and players for an unforgettable summer 2023! This girls-only camp offers collegiate style basketball instruction for players looking to take their game to the next level. Participate in individual and team skills training, unique drill stations, and competitive scrimmages.
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.
The Cal Basketball Camps will feature sessions for players of all abilities and ages. All camp sessions will take place on campus in Berkeley!
- A tenacious approach to defensive skills training and improvement
- Advanced skill development drills with a strong emphasis on fundamentals
- Official California Basketball team t-shirt and other great prizes!
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Head Coach Charmin Smith
A mainstay on the Golden Bear bench for over a decade, Charmin Smith was named head coach of the Cal women’s basketball team on June 21, 2019. Smith became the 10th head coach in Cal women’s basketball history after spending 12 seasons as an assistant on the Golden Bear staff, including serving as the program’s associate head coach since 2012. Cal has had ten 20-win seasons and made nine trips to the NCAA Tournament since Smith’s arrival in Berkeley in 2007, highlighted by the program’s first trip to the Final Four in 2013.View Charmin's Bio ⟩
Smith experienced a number of successes in her first year as head coach, leading the Golden Bears to three upsets over higher-ranked opponents. The first came in the form of a 4-point victory over No. 20 Arkansas on November 24 and then a win over No. 13 Arizona on the road in the regular season finale. The Bears completed their second upset in the same week as just four days later, they defeated 5-seeded and No. 22-ranked Arizona State in the opening round of the 2020 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas. The win over the Sun Devils made the Golden Bears just the second 12-seed to win a game in the Pac-12 Tournament. Smith’s efforts also saw three players named to the Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll and another three receive All-Pac-12 Honors. She also oversaw the signing of the seventh-ranked recruiting class in the nation, the program’s highest-ranked class since 2009.
Highly-regarded throughout the coaching ranks at both the collegiate and professional levels, Smith has played a key role in building Cal into one of the premier programs on the West Coast, handling duties from recruiting and scheduling, to alumni engagement and campus equity and inclusion. She has served on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors and was hired in April 2019 to serve as an assistant coach for the WNBA’s New York Liberty.
On the hardwood, Smith has helped coach the Bears to the top three individual seasons in program history. In her first two years in Berkeley, Cal set then-school records for wins in a season, finishing both years with 27-7 marks before Cal pushed itself into elite status with the record-breaking 32-4 Final Four campaign in 2012-13. The Bears also recorded their best Pac-12 record (17-1) and won their first conference regular-season crown that season. Smith has helped lead the Bears to the postseason in 11 of her 13 seasons and was also part of the staff that led the Bears to the 2010 WNIT championship.
Smith arrived at Cal for the 2007-08 under head coach Joanne Boyle and remained on staff when Lindsay Gottlieb became head coach in 2011-12. Over the course of her tenure, she has played a key role in the Bears’ player development, which has seen Cal produce seven WNBA Draft picks in recent years, including guards Layshia Clarendon, a 2017 WNBA All-Star and the ninth overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, and Brittany Boyd, who earned WNBA All-Rookie recognition after being drafted ninth overall in 2015. More recently, Smith has worked extensively with Cal's post players, including 2019 National Defensive Player of the Year and four-time All-American Kristine Anigwe, who was selected by the Connecticut Sun with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft.
Of the 15 McDonald’s All-Americans in Cal women’s basketball history, Smith has helped sign 13 of them since joining the Cal staff in 2007, including an impressive haul in 2009 with a class that featured four All-Americans that served as the foundation to the Bears’ 2013 NCAA Final Four run. Cal has put together five top-20 recruiting classes in Smith’s tenure, which includes three in the top 10 (2009, 2011, and 2020).
A St. Louis native, Smith was a star player for Stanford from 1993-97, helping the Cardinal to three NCAA Final Fours and three Pac-10 titles. A four-year letter winner at Stanford, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the school.
Following her collegiate playing career, Smith joined the professional ranks in the ABL from 1997-98 as a member of the Portland Power and played three years in the WNBA, along with one year in the Swedish Basketball League. She began her coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach at Boston College, where she spent one season before joining Tara Vanderveer’s coaching staff at Stanford.
During Smith's tenure as an assistant with Stanford, the Cardinal posted an 87-16 (.845) record and made a pair of NCAA Elite Eight appearances. Smith played an integral role in the development of three of the Pac-10's top posts - Brooke Smith, Jayne Appel and Kristen Newlin - and in the spring of 2007, she switched her focus to working with the Cardinal guards, including three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year Candice Wiggins. After three years, Smith left the Farm for Berkeley and joined the Golden Bear staff for the 2007-08 season.
Camp Director Tess Romine-Black
Tess Romine-Black begins her first season with the women’s basketball program, serving as the director of operations. She comes to Cal after impressive stops with Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association, MAAC, and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.View Tess's Bio ⟩
Romaine-Black joins the Golden Bears after serving as the director of marketing for the WBCA. There she oversaw all marketing, social media, digital, video, and content creation. While there, she secured a non-profit Google grant to increase digital presence, adding 115% in traffic to WBCA.org. She also led all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts leading the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Social Justice Task Force for the WBCA.
Prior to her time with the WBCA she served as the Assistant Commissioner for New Media for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in April 2017, after serving as Interim for six months. Romine-Black joined the MAAC in August 2015 as the Director of New Media for Broadcasting & Marketing.
In her roll, she served as the primary contact for the MAAC’s ESPN Broadcast package and oversaw ESPN3 productions. She also oversaw the leagues’ social media platforms, ticket operations, video operations, and marketing efforts. Romine-Black supervised the new media staff and served as the primary marketing and sponsorship contact.
She assisted with the creation, management, and fulfillment of the marketing, and sales & broadcast budget for the MAAC, in coordination with the Commissioner. Additionally, Romine-Black oversaw the production of broadcasts on-site with the conference’s production company. She also served as the liaison to MAAC member institutions, MAAC staff, MAAC Marketing & TV Committee and production crew to organize and plan all game day operations related to broadcasts and marketing outreach programs, including on-site interviews, half-time features, and related programming. She also served as the game day producer for the MAAC Men's & Women's Basketball Championships and the AdvoCare Invitational.
During her time at the MAAC, Romine-Black has served as the host marketing contact for the 2017 NCAA Division I First and Second Rounds in Buffalo, NY and the primary ticket operations contact for the 2017 NCAA Division I, II, & III Women’s Rowing Championships at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, NJ. Most recently she was the host marketing contact and game day producer for the 2018 Division I Women’s Basketball Regional in Albany, NY.
Romine-Black joined the MAAC staff in August 2015 after serving as a Marketing & Promotions Associate with the WNBA Seattle Storm stage managing games and working community outreach events.
A native to Portland, OR, Romine-Black earned a double degree from the University of Washington in June of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in English. While an undergraduate she worked for the Husky Athletics Marketing & Game Day Experience Department as the UW Women’s Basketball Game Day Director and a senior intern.
Romine-Black assisted with the 2015 PAC-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament and the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Second and Third Rounds in Seattle, WA.
Assistant Coach Heidi Heintz
Heidi Heintz joined the women's basketball coaching staff prior to the 2022-23 season. Named to the 2019 WBCA Thirty Under 30, Heintz comes to Cal with a wealth of coaching and playing experience at Division I and professional levels.View Heidi's Bio ⟩
Heintz joins Bear Territory after spending the last three seasons at Saint Mary's where she was the assistant coach for head coach Paul Thomas.While in Moraga, Heintz helped lead the Gaels to an impressive turnaround in her three seasons, culminating with a WBI Championship in 2021-22. During SMC's postseason run the Gaels won six of their last eight, including three straight over three days in Lexington, Kentucky to capture the program's first postseason championship.
Prior to her time at SMC, Heintz had a successful stint at UC San Diego. As an assistant coach with the Tritons from 2015-19 UCSD went 107-18, winning the CCAA title all four years while advancing to the NCAA Tournament. In her last year in La Jolla, the Toreros went 30-1 overall and advanced to the NCAA Division II West Regional. Heintz primarily was influential in the development of All-American forwards Farrah Shokoor and Dalayna Sampton, as well as all-conference selection Mikayla Williams
Before her time with the Tritons, Heintz spent a year as the Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator with her alma mater, UC Davis. The season prior, she served as the junior varsity basketball coach at Ballard High School in Seattle while simultaneously coaching an AAU Youth Academy team at Hoopaholics Academy.
An accomplished player before becoming a coach, Heintz played professionally abroad for two seasons in Europe for the ChemCats in Chemnitz, Germany in 2012-13 and the Forssan Alku Club in Finland the year before, in 2011-12.
In college, Heintz played two seasons at UC Davis, where she was a Big West All-Academic, Big West All-Tournament Team member, and a two-time Second Team All-Big West Conference honoree. She began her collegiate career playing at the University of San Francisco for two seasons from 2006-08, where she garnered West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team honors and the team's Defensive Player of the Year Award as a sophomore.
Assistant Coach Eliza Pierre
Not long ago, Eliza Pierre was on the floor at Haas Pavilion, setting records for steals and games played and leading the Golden Bears to their first Final Four appearance in 2013. Now, after four years of coaching at UC Santa Barbara, Pierre is back in Berkeley as a part of head coach Charmin’s Smith’s coaching staff, rejoining the Bears in June 2021.View Eliza's Bio ⟩
At Cal, Pierre was a 4-time Pac-10/12 All-Defensive Team honoree from 2009-2013 and earned the team’s defensive most valuable player award after the ’09-’10 season. She played in seven NCAA Tournament games between 2012 and 2013 including 21 minutes in the Bears’ Final Four game against Louisville in New Orleans in 2013. Pierre still holds the fifth-most career steals in program history (243), the sixth-most in a single season (90) and her 140 games played are ranked fourth overall.
After a one-year sports management fellowship at the Pac-12 Conference office, Pierre joined the women’s basketball staff at Cal as the assistant director of basketball operations intern for the 2016-17 season. By the end of the year, she was promoted to interim assistant coach which ultimately launched her coaching career. Pierre spent the next four seasons as an assistant coach at UCSB where the Gauchos collected 41 wins, reached the Big West Tournament semifinals in 2020 (before the remainder of the tournament was canceled) and then the quarterfinals in 2021. She also guided nine players to all-conference honors.
A native of Pasadena, California, Pierre was a McDonald's All-American at John Muir High School where she was also named Second Team All-State, 2009 Player of the Year and 2009 Athlete of the Year in the San Gabriel Valley. She was also the No. 3-rated point guard by ESPN HoopGurlz her senior season and No. 22 overall. Pierre led John Muir High to four Pacific League championships and also ran two years of track.
Assistant Coach Paul Reed
Paul Reed joined the Cal women’s basketball program as an assistant coach on April 30, 2021. Reed comes to Cal after spending four years as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at University of Washington.View Paul's Bio ⟩
During his time in Seattle, Reed helped the Huskies steadily rebuild, culminating with a trip to the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals last season after upsetting No. 6-seed Colorado 68-54. Furthermore, Reed oversaw three All-Pac-12 players at UW and helped an impressive 11 student-athletes become members of the Pac-12 All-Academic Team.
At Cal, Reed will work with the post players, head recruiting efforts and assist on the defensive side of the ball.
Prior to his time at UW, Reed spent three seasons as an assistant at Long Beach State, compiling a 69-30 overall record. His success included three consecutive 20-win campaigns which were highlighted with a Big West Conference Tournament championship in 2017 and a berth to the NCAA Tournament. Reed helped his team reach the WNIT in each of the two years prior.
Prior to LBSU, Reed served as the head girls' varsity basketball coach for two years at Cienega High School in Vail, Ariz. During that time, he compiled a 45-13 overall record and led the Bobcats to a pair of appearances in the state tournament. In 2014, Reed was named the Southern Arizona Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career after guiding Cienega to a regional championship and a runner-up finish at the Arizona Girls' State Basketball Division II playoffs. Cienega concluded the season at 26-2.
Prior to his stint at CHS, Reed was the head coach of the girls' varsity team in his hometown of Tucson, at Tucson High School (2005-11). In his six years at the helm, Reed led the Badgers to four state tournaments and three regional titles. He was named the Southern Arizona Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and finished with a 129-63 overall record. In addition, Reed spent three years as a head coach for the Tucson Heat Basketball Club where he mentored two McDonald's All-America nominees.
Reed was the director and founder of the Lady Badger Basketball Camp and also worked the USC Elite Camp. In addition, he worked with the offseason player development of high school athletes in the Tucson area as well as with members of the University of Arizona basketball team.
Reed earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Langston University (Okla.) in 1995. He was a two-year letterwinner in football and was a USA Today Small College All-American defensive back. Reed went on to receive his master's in secondary education from the University of Phoenix.
Kids Camp I (Ages 8-13): June 20-23
Kids Camp II (Ages 8-13, Co-ed): July 17-20
Bear for a Day (Ages 12-18): August 5
These girls camps were created with every camper in mind. We offer camps for individual players, beginners, advanced players, and every girl in between! Work on the fundamentals, fine-tune your positional skills, learn the technique of 3-point shooting, and play daily scrimmages in an encouraging yet challenging environment. The Cal Women's Basketball staff and players are here to help you take your game to the next level! Join us on the UC Berkeley campus for an experience you won't forget!
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions.
CAL KIDS CAMP (ENTERING GRADES 3-8)
Location: Gate 3 at Haas Pavilion
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-4:00PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
The Cal Kids' Camp is for entering grades 3-8 only. This camp is designed for young girls who want to learn the fundamentals in a fun environment. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
BEAR FOR A DAY CAMP (ENTERING GRADES 7-12)
Location: Gate 3 at Haas Pavilion
Check-in: Saturday at 8:30AM
Hours: Saturday 9:00AM-3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is available for purchase at registration ($5 - multiple options)
Bear for a Day is the most intensive Cal Girls Basketball Camp geared toward the more serious basketball players. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the day. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt!
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks (If Applicable)
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Welcome
- 9:15 AM Dynamic Warm-up
- 10:30 AM Demo Cal Transition Series
- 10:40 AM Transition Series
- 11:05 AM Team Practice - Learn and Run Cal’s Offenses
- 11:30 AM Game Time
- 12:15 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Demo Cal Guard/Post Breakdowns
- 1:10 PM Guard/Post Breakdowns
- 1:45 PM Basketball Discussion and Film Session
- 2:15 PM Warm-up
- 3:00 PM 3-on-3 Tournament
- 3:45 PM Skill Breakdown Drills and Competitions - Defense, Passing and Shooting
- 4:30 PM Game Time
- 4:45 PM Awards and Closing
- 5:00 PM Departure
Kids Camp players will utilize UC Berkeley's Haas Pavilion for basketball instruction. The newly renovated Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion is home to the University of California Golden Bears men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's gymnastics teams. Haas Pavilion is located at 115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Bear For a Day players will utilize UC Berkeley's Haas Pavilion and Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) for basketball instruction. The newly renovated Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion is home to the University of California Golden Bears men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's gymnastics teams. The Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) is the University’s largest, most complete fitness center with over 100,000 square feet of activity space, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 3 weight rooms, seven basketball courts, seven racquetball/handball courts, six squash courts, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stairmasters, rowing machines and stationary bikes. Additionally, there is space reserved for volleyball, badminton, group exercise classes, martial arts, and table tennis.
Exciting and encouraging coaches!
It gave me new inspiration and love for the sport.
I loved that the UC Berekely basketball players, both from previous teams to the current team, attended and helped give guidance to future players. It gave me new inspiration and love for the sport. I also liked how it allowed parents and coaches to come watch and observe to be a part of the adventure. Thank you so much for this awesome experience, I can't wait to tell my coach and friends all about this awesome camp and my adventure.
— Margaret R. Camper
WE LOVE THE CAL BERKELEY GIRLS.
THE STAFF- THEY ARE AMAZING! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN NEXT SUMMER!!!! WE LOVE THE CAL BERKELEY GIRLS. MY DAUGHTER LOVES GABBY AND COURTNEY (HER FAVORITE COACHES)!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. WE WILL SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!
— Phuong N. Parent
Our coaches pushed us to become better ball players.
Some of my memorable experiences were when our coaches talked to us and pushed us to become better ball players they told us their stories and let us know everyone makes mistakes so stop beating yourself up if you make one little mistake.
— Jewell P. Camper
Cal players and coaches all terrific. My daughter is still talking about them.
— Brian B. Parent
Great job to the coaches!
I would say great job to the coaches! Also, as a mother I absolutely loved that one of the coaches had her kids there and that all the other coaches worked together to watch them. It made me see that they are close and see each other as a family which is what I want my girls to understand your team will eventually be. The girls favorite part was interacting with the coaches and the older daughter likes to compete and play games as well so that was her favorite too.
— Nettie A. Parent
This camp created a spark in my daughter.
This camp created a needed spark that has been overdue in my daughter. I watched her perform at a level she hasn't displayed in over a year. Thank you for the opportunity.
— Loretta R. Parent
I loved the way the players engaged the kids.
I loved the way the players engaged the kids. My daughter has asked me at least 10 times to get her on a basketball team and given me a deadline for doing it. I just hope she doesn't quit playing tennis!
— Brian D. Parent
This camp inspired my daughter.
Inspired my daughter to practice the skill drills she learned at camp. She has been out to practice every other day and says she wants to be a basketball player!
— Caren H. Parent
Thank you all!
Had fun, coaches really taught me some things I didn't know. Thank you all!
— Derriona M. Camper
The whole day inspired me.
I think my favorite part of the camp was actually putting on the player jerseys and having a mini photo shoot. The whole day inspired me to continue to pursue basketball with excellence so that I can be a mentor like these women were for me that day!
— Savannah C. Parent
My daughter says she wants to be a basketball player!
Inspired my daughter to practice the skill drills she learned at camp. She has been out to practice every other day and says she wants to be a basketball player!
— Caren H. Parent
This camp created a needed spark.
The Bear for a Day Camp created a needed spark that has been overdue in my daughter. I watched her perform at a level she hasn't displayed in over a year. Thank you for the opportunity. The tour of the campus was completely unexpected and yet needed. I stingily support higher education and have discussed the possibility of touring various campuses. This was on time with the discussions taking place at home. Thank you!
— Loretta L. Parent
My favorite part of the camp was when we were able to watch film with the head coach.
My favorite part of the Bear for a Day Camp was when we were able to watch film with the head coach. I also enjoyed talking to the camp staff and players and asking them questions on how they became a Cal Bear. Lastly, I thought the strength and conditioning part was really good.
— Jordan V. Camper
She was so happy to meet real basketball players.
My daughter was not aware the coaches were members of the Cal B-ball team. She was so happy to meet real basketball players as she put it. She hung the poster on her wall in her bedroom.
— Ursula J. Parent
Inspiring and motivational.
It was so awesome, inspiring and motivational to be coached by actual girls from the Cal Berkeley team-so cool! It was just so much fun! and I could really be me here.
My favorite part of camp was being taught by UC Cal Players.
My favorite part of camp was being taught by UC Cal Players (Girls) who worked out, talked, taught and made it fun. Learning about the new rules for academics. Drills, chants..... and playing 3on3 and games!
The facility and staff were amazing!
June 14, 2016: My two girls absolutely loved every part of the day. The staff was so friendly and that made them feel very comfortable. They definitely improved on their basketball skills. This camp was good for all skill levels. I would definitely recommend and hope to be able to send my girls again next year. I loved seeing the smiles on my girls' faces at the end of the day .Cant say enough good things! The coaches pushed and encouraged the kids, but ultimately made them feel good about themselves. Definitely promoted a love for the game!
— Jodi N. Parent
Add another week!
June 29, 2018: The camp was amazing once again! My daughter had a wonderful time and didn’t want to leave at the end of each day. Each evening she had a new homework assignment that made her think, research, and learn. Coach Jill is super organized and extremely responsive. The coaches are warm and welcoming in the mornings and super fun throughout the day. Maleika and I both wish there was another week of camp! We will be back next year!
— Naima R. Parent
August 11, 2021: Harper enjoyed getting to know the coaches, team and players at the camp. Incredible group.
— Michelle P., Parent
Jada enjoyed it to the fullest
August 10, 2021: Jada enjoyed it to the fullest. She took in a lot of information and with this experience it has taught her different skills. Jada mentioned what she got from Cal Berkeley's camp is always motivate your team members while on or off the court.
— Terri T., Parent
We will be back!
August 4, 2019: Cristina loved the competitive and fun environment. She loved learning new ways to finish when attacking the basket. Overall it was a great camp and we will be back next year.
— Jose A. Parent
August 4, 2019: A highlight for her was the explosive workout - She learned new and more efficient techniques to working out. She also loved the culture - It proved to her that there is a place she could be welcomed for who she is and where she comes from.
— Anabel G. Parent
June 17, 2019: Tai enjoyed every aspect of the Cal Bear for a day camp. So the whole experience was a long highlight. From the initial meet and greet, to the drills, to lunch and meeting with the coaches after the camp. Overall Tai had a great experience.
— Tiji S. Parent
A Great Week!
July 1, 2018: We did both the boys and the girls camp and the women running the girls camp did an amazing job. I loved that there was aftercare and the drop off and pick up in back of the gym were super helpful. My daughter was excited to go everyday and came home wanting to do her homework. Thank you for a great week!
— Amy C. Parent
She Will Be Back!
July 3, 2018: My camper had so much fun and learned a ton! The counselors were all enthusiastic, strong role models. She will be back!
— Michele B. Parent
Ready For More Camp Next Year!
July 3, 2018: Zinnia was so excited to have met the women's basketball team players. She also loves playing basketball so the combo was great. She is ready for more camp next year! And of course she is excited to see the players compete this fall.
— Kate W. Parent
August 15, 2021: Kamryn was happy with the feedback she was given throughout the day, it was positive and useful. She also enjoyed getting to know other girls from other AAU and high school teams that she typically competes against. The day was segmented to keep the girls interested and engaged. Well done!
— Deana M., Parent
This camp was a terrific experience for my daughter
June 10, 2018: Got a chance to experience basketball environment at a college level and meet Cal players and coaches. Camp provided a terrific experience for Chloe.
— Marcus T. Parent
My daughter really enjoyed this camp
June 10, 2018: She came out of the Gym smiling and said she had fun. That’s Big!!!! Milan enjoyed the Video portion at the end
— Jon T. Parent
My daughter loved her interaction with the Cal staff and players
June 10, 2018: My daughter loved her interaction with the Cal staff and players. Seeing girls who have already gone the path which she wants to go was very encouraging that she can make it too. Though the camp is only 1 day it was organized well and provided great instructions around offensive movement and defense. I highly recommend this camp to all girls in the Bay Area wanting to play basketball at a higher level
— David R. Parent
Jocelyn came home raving about what she learned.
August 09, 2017: Jocelyn came home raving about what she learned and is excited to go back next year. Her excitement is exactly what I wanted.
— Jocelyn B. Parent
Scrimmages during lunch, Drills and End of Week Contests
August 08, 2017: My daughters highlights were scrimmages during lunch, Drills and End of Week Contests. camp definitely improved her basketball skills.
— Olivia R. Parent
Camp helped her improve her skills while having fun.
August 08, 2017: Camp helped her improve her skills while having fun. Camp was organized and staff encouraging.
— Rina H. Parent
Great Experience for us!
UC Berkeley, CA hosted a camp named "Bear for the Day" What a wonderful experience for the girls and parents! UC Berkely's Head Coach, Director, Cal Bear Women Players, staff and facilities were beyond our expectations! My daughter had a blast and has not stopped talking about it more than a week later! She loved the interaction with the actual Cal Women team members, playing on the courts with girls from all different ages and areas and touring the campus and having a "awesome" dinner on campus. Great Experience for us!
— Sylvia G. Parent
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.