Nike Basketball Camp La Jolla Country Day School
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Train with one of the most prominent high school basketball coaches in the US, Coach Terri Bamford in summer 2023 at La Jolla Country Day School, a Nike Elite program! Attend the Complete Skills Camp and work on your offensive and defensive skills and add on the shooting camp to further develop shooting skills.
The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.
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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- In depth discussions of basketball situational play, including time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Terri Bamford
Terri Bamford, Head Women's Basketball Coach at LJCDS since 1999, has been a Nike Basketball Camp Director since 1997. Bamford has led the four-time state champion women’s varsity basketball. During her tenure, Coach Bamford’s squads have posted an impressive 533-156 record, winning 16 League titles and 15 San Diego Section CIF titles (2001-2008, 2010-2013, 2020).View Terri's Bio ⟩
La Jolla Country Day School’s Women’s Basketball program is recognized as a national perennial power. Over 40 of Coach Bamford’s players have gone on to play Division I basketball.
Her teams have made 14 Southern Regional Championship appearances, winning nine (2001-2004, 2008, 2012, 2014,2015, and 2020), and have appeared in eight state championship games (2001-2004, 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2015), winning state titles in 2001, 2002, 2012 and 2015. This 2020 season Coach Bamford’s team earned the Cal-Hi State Team of the Year and Max Preps National Champions.
Coach Bamford was named the Cal-Hi Sports Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2012, the Breibart Hall of Champions Coach of the Year in 2002, Union-Tribune Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2007, and San Diego CIF Section Coach of the Year in 2020. She has also earned national honors as the 2011 WBCA District Coach of the Year and was selected to coach the WBCA 2011 High School All-American Game presented by Nike. She was selected as the 2011-2012 California Coaches Association Coach of the Year and was selected as a floor coach for the USA Basketball U17-U18 National Team Trials May 2012 and 2013. Last year in 2020, coach Bamford was selected the 2020 Jersey Mikes Naismith Coach of the Year, Pat Summit Trophy Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA National High School Coach of the Year, and Maxpreps Coach of the year. Coach Bamford played basketball for the Lady Anteaters of UC Irvine, graduating in 1983 with a BA in Psychology.
Under Coach Bamford’s direction, 48 players have earned All-League and All-CIF honors including six San Diego Section Players of the Year (2003, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2020), Three McDonalds All-American in 2004, 2013 and 2020, fifteen McDonalds All-American nominees (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017, 2018, 2020), and two USA Olympians.
Prior to her arrival at LJCDS, Coach Bamford served as head coach of San Pasqual High School’s girls' basketball team and led Mira Costa College to two undefeated Pacific Coast titles. Prior to Mira Costa College, Coach Bamford led Palomar College to its first Pacific Coast Conference title in 1994.
Coed Shooting: June 20-22
Girls Complete Skills: June 26-30
Check-in: Tuesday at 3:30PM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 7:30PM
Hours: TUE-THURS 4PM-8PM
Complete Skills Camp
Check-in: Monday at 8:15AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12PM
Half Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-12PM FRI 9AM-1PM
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-1PM
Shooting: Dinner is not provided. A concession stand will be available for snack purchases.
Complete Skills: Meals are not provided. Half day campers are encouraged to eat prior to arrival. Snacks will be available for purchase for full day campers.
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
● 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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
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*Please note, this information is subject to change.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM 1 on 1 games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, Rest
- 1:00 PM 3 on 3 game
- 2:00 PM Full-court games, Drills, Stations
- 3:00 PM Day Campers depart
Located in beautiful La Jolla, La Jolla Country Day School is just minutes from the ocean and many wonderful attractions. La Jolla's safe, clean, and top-notch gym facilities offer an ideal place to fine tune your basketball game, all while having fun! the gym boasts 8 baskets and 2 adjustable hoops.
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Jill loved her coaches and meeting new friends
July 6, 2021: Jill loved her coaches and meeting new friends. Jill is new to the sport of basketball and came home inspired and eager to practice shooting hoops on the street. She is feeling more self confident after taking part in this week and we look forward to Jill spending more time on the court.
— Leeann G., Parent
July 4, 2021: Talia enjoyed her camp & looking forward to keep practicing all skills she learned, thank you!
— Laila R., Parent
We are looking forward to the next camp!
July 3, 2021: The staff was very welcoming and nice. They were motivating and uplifting throughout the entire week. The trainer on site wrapped Avapui’s ankle daily per our request. My daughter was challenged at camp and learned an enormous amount. The feedback from her coaches was very thorough and helpful. We are looking forward to the next camp!
— Briana F., Parent
a very enjoyable experience
July 1, 2019: Skye was inspired by Coach Maya's skills and was motivated to push herself to improve on her skills through Maya's effective leadership and coaching experience. She was very patient, positive and encouraging and made the camp a very enjoyable experience!
— Henry U., Parent
Annalyse loved her basketball coach
June 30, 2019: Annalyse loved her basketball coach. She was encouraging, helpful, funny and seemed to truly enjoy being with the girls and helping them.
— Kimberly A., Parent
can't wait to go to the next one.
June 20, 2019: Blake loved every minute of camp. He felt encouraged and he improved his skills. He can't wait to go to the next one.
— Shelley B., Parent
July 2, 2018: Tamya was excited every single day and received feedback on your progress everyday. She loved the entire experience and is already talking about next summer.
— Bev K., Parent
June 21, 2018: Aasha had a great experience. She was eager to go to camp each day to learn new skills.
— Chuck B., Parent
The atmosphere at this camp was electric
August 17, 2017: The atmosphere at this camp was electric, friendly and fun. This helped my child relax and enjoy herself. The positive motivation was extremely helpful and encouraging. She really enjoyed the competitions.
— Reneemarie D., Parent
Liked being coached by the different coaches
July 02, 2017: My daughter liked being coached by the different coaches.
— Samantha T., Parent
July 24, 2016: This is Erin's favorite camp the past two years. She didn't know anyone this year, but made several new friends; thank you!
— Mary Elizabeth S., Parent
My daughter loved it
July 27, 2016: I found the camp to be perfect with the level of intensity. Everyone clearly loved basketball, but playing music and watching the assistant coaches dance or laugh made it seem also fun and enjoyable to be out there playing the camp.
— Phoebe K., Parent
Great, quality camp
July 28, 2016: The experience for my little lady was amazing. She had many friends attending and really learned a lot. The music and dancing was provided a fun working, learning atmosphere for the campers. Having a girls coaching staff/ players was also a plus for the other girls to see. Thanks to Coach Bamford and her staff for conducting a quality camp.
— Alex D., Parent
It was amazing
June 24, 2015: Thank you for being so positive & the asst. Coaches were all amazing. Each of them were so accomplished & inspiring. Most camps coaches are hourly teens with limited training. Learning how the coaches achieved their success was great for Christie!
— Kelley H., Parent
June 24, 2015: This was the best camp my daughter ever attended. She loved it!
— Mary S., Parent
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