Nike Girls Basketball Camp The Woodstock Academy
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Make this summer unforgettable at the newest overnight basketball camp in northeast Connecticut! This camp is designed for the young female athlete who is passionate about basketball and is looking to improve their skills in a fun and high-paced setting.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Collegiate-style instruction focusing on fundamentals and team play
- In-depth discussions on situational play, basketball IQ, and video analysis
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Marc Taney
Marc Taney enters his second year as the Head Women's Coach at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. Marc Taney returns following an 8-18 season, including an 8-10 record in the New England Collegiate Conference. Taney has also coached at the high school and national AAU levels and was a former coach at the Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.View Marc Taney's Bio ⟩
In his first season as Head Coach of the Nighthawks, his team reached the quarterfinals of the NECC Playoffs, bounced out of the tournament by Becker. Despite the 8-10 record in his first season, two members of the 2016-17 team finished on the All-NECC First Team; Destiny Spears ('18) and Savannah Olsen ('19). The eight NECC wins were the most for the program since 2012-13.
Under Taney's watch in 2016-17, Spears led the league in scoring average with 18.5 PPG and was fourth in rebounds per game with 11.6. Olsen was fifth in scoring average with 17.2 PPG and fifth in rebounding average with 10.9. Both players were among a group of five NECC student-athletes to average a double-double in 2016-17.
Spears also tied a record for most points in a game in Nighthawks history (35) and became the third player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. Meanwhile, Olsen has scored more points in her first two seasons than any other player in Nighthawks history (800).
Taney will also serve as the Director of Basketball Operations beginning in April 2017.
Taney came to Newbury from Springfield College, where he served as Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant. Prior to Springfield, he served as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Keene State College from 2012-2014.
Coupled with his collegiate coaching experience, Taney has nine years of high school and national level AAU coaching experience. Taney’s specializations include team development, recruiting, and mentoring student-athletes through education and career path decisions.
“I am incredibly honored to be Newbury College's Head Women’s Basketball coach,” said Taney. “I would like to thank President Joseph Chillo and Jonathan Harper for providing me an opportunity to fulfill my dream of becoming a Head Coach. I look forward to working with the current student-athletes, as well as future student-athletes, toward cultivating a culture of success on and off the court here at Newbury College.”
Taney graduated from Western Connecticut State University summa cum laude with a BA in Psychology, and from Springfield College with an MS in Sport Management.
Camp Director Courtney Burns
Courtney Burns enters her first season as Head Coach of the Women's Basketball Program at Mitchell College in New London, CT. Burns, who will make her collegiate head coaching debut with the Mariners, has coaching experience at the NCAA Division II and III levels and was a former camp coach at the Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Sacred Heart University.View Courtney Burns's Bio ⟩
Burns most recently served as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. She previously spent time as an assistant at both Southern Connecticut State University and Johnson & Wales University.
"We are happy and excited to add Courtney to our coaching staff," said Fulmer Garfield when announcing the hire in June 2017. "She is a bright, young coach who has earned the respect of her peers, as well as a reputation for being a tireless recruiter. The same qualities that brought her success as a player—leadership, integrity, selflessness and a strong work ethic—have carried over into her professional life. She is committed to building a winning program, both on and off the court, of which the Mitchell community can be proud."
A native of Rockland, Mass., Burns will take over a program that went 12-14 last season and finished fourth in the New England Collegiate Conference with a 12-6 league record. The Mariners graduated only one senior this spring and are slated to return 11 letterwinners.
Burns was named to the SNHU women's basketball staff in the summer of 2015. The past two seasons she has assisted in all facets of the program, serving as offensive coordinator and focusing on guard development. As offensive coordinator she was charged with implementing the read and react offense, and she was also responsible for recruiting, opponent scouting, and film breakdown and exchange.
Prior to SNHU, Burns served a season as an assistant coach at Southern Connecticut in 2014-15. At the time she was the youngest assistant in the Northeast-10 Conference, and she helped lead the Owls to the fifth-best league record despite being selected last (15th) in the preseason polls. She spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at Johnson & Wales, working with guards and post players and helping the Wildcats to their first postseason win since 2009.
Burns joined the coaching ranks after a four-year playing career at Rhode Island College. A captain in her final two seasons, she played in 103 career games and averaged 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest. During her four years the Anchorwomen won 77 games and enjoyed a pair of 20-win seasons, including a 2011-12 campaign (25-4 overall) in which the program won its first-ever Little East Conference title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Following college, Burns continued her playing career with a stint with the Brockton Lady Thunder. She also represented the United States in a four-game tour of Italy with American International Sports.
In addition to coaching, Burns has a background in strength and conditioning. She assisted in the creation of a strength and conditioning program while at JWU, and as a student at RIC she served as the women's basketball strength and conditioning coordinator. She currently serves as a youth strength and conditioning coach at Gutcheck in Rockland, Mass.
Burns graduated from RIC in 2014 with a degree in mathematics. She is currently pursuing a Master's in sports management at SNHU.
JULY 29-AUGUST 2
All Campers Check-in: Sunday at 1PM in the South Campus gym
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 11:30AM. Departure immediately following.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in Warren Hall on the South Campus. Campers stay two per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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
Dorm Air-conditioning: Not in dorm rooms but in common areas of dorm hall
Gym Air-conditioning: Yes
Room Key Deposit: $50
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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.
On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-11:30AM.
♦ Meals are not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Day Camper Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, TH 9AM-12PM
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.
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. The State of Connecticut requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 9:00 AM 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, station
- 4:00 PM Skill contests; Day Campers depart
- 5:00 PM Free time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, skills competition
- 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!