Nike Girls Basketball Camp West Chester University
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Take your game to the next level this summer with WCU Head Coach Kiera Wooden, her staff and players! This popular girls overnight camp in West Chester, PA is the perfect place for you to hone in on your shooting and positional work, improve your basketball knowledge and experience what it's like to be a collegiate athlete.
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 and training with WCU Women's Basketball
- Off-court discussions and acitivities to enhance basketball IQ and mental toughness
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Kiera Wooden
Kiera Wooden enters her fourth season in the first chair on the Golden Rams' bench. She could not have set the bar any higher in her first two campaigns, after leading West Chester to a combined 45-14 record, a PSAC East title (2016), a spot in the PSAC Championship Game (2015) and a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament (2015, 2016).View Kiera's Bio ⟩
Wooden's 45 wins in her first two seasons is the most by a WCU women's basketball coach in their first two campaigns in school history. The challenge ahead is to keep the program at the level it has reached during her 12 combined years on the sideline as head coach and assistant coach.
Wooden has been instrumental in the success of the Golden Rams’ program over the past decade, helping West Chester to reach the postseason 10 times, including the NCAA Division II Tournament in both 2015 and 2016. She was hired as the first full-time assistant coach in the history of the women’s basketball program prior to the 2004-05 campaign.
She guided the Golden Rams to a 24-6 mark her first year on the job, falling one win shy of the school's single-season record. She followed up that effort with a 21-8 showing last winter and a 17-5 slate in conference play.
Upon succeeding former head coach Deirdre Kane in July 2014, Wooden quickly began applying her personal stamp to the Golden Rams women's basketball program. During the 2014-15 season, the Golden Rams finished second in the PSAC Eastern Division and upset nationally ranked Indiana (Pa.) in the semifinals of the conference tournament that put the Rams in the PSAC title game for just the second time in school history.
Wooden has helped to recruit some of the top talent in the state to the Delaware Valley, doing her part to guide the Golden Rams to three 20-win seasons while suffering through just one losing season during her 10-year stint as an assistant coach. Her first year at West Chester produced another 20-win campaign and fell one win shy of the school's single-season win total, after dropping their NCAA first-round game in overtime to West Liberty.
When she accepted the reins of the program, she became the first African-American women's basketball head coach at West Chester University and the 19th African-American female head coach in all of Division II.
The Wilmington, Del., native played all four years at WCU under Deirdre Kane, earning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division first team honors on three different occasions. During her first season in 1999-2000, Wooden, who played under her maiden name, Kiera Manlove, was named the PSAC East rookie of the year.
Wooden was named the team’s MVP on three different occasions and claimed outstanding scholar-athlete honors twice. She currently ranks fifth all-time in scoring with 1,378 points and stands 11th in scoring average at 12.2 points per game.
Wooden holds the school record for field goals made (569), ranks fourth in field goal attempts (1,300), sixth in free throws made (240) and fourth in free throws attempted (408). Wooden also ranks second all-time in WCU history in rebounds (871) and third in steals (259) while her 7.7 rebounds per game average stands fifth.
In her four years as a Golden Rams player, Wooden was the quintessential student-athlete. In addition to her success on the court, she produced a 3.74 grade-point average while earning a degree in Kinesiology. She also secured three minor degrees in nutrition, health and coaching.
Wooden was a four-time PSAC scholar-athlete, an eight-time member of the WCU Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll, a PSAC Winter Top 10 selection and a 2002 Arthur Ashe Award winner. She served two years as team captain and was a regular on the Dean’s List.
Wooden currently resides in Wilmington, Del., with her husband, Charles and their son, Christopher. She earned her master’s degree in Sports and Athletic Administration at West Chester University in 2006.
Assistant Camp Director Allison Hostetter
West Chester University alum, Allison Hostetter was named West Chester University women's basketball assistant coach in August 2015, becoming the full-time assistant for head coach Kiera Wooden.View Allison's Bio ⟩
Hostetter, a 2012 graduate of West Chester University, stepped into Wooden's previous position that she held for the past decade under legendary former head coach Deirdre Kane. She returned to West Chester following two seasons as an assistant coach at Holy Family University.
Last winter, "Hoss" helped the Golden Rams capture the PSAC Eastern Division title and reach the NCAA Tournament. West Chester finished 21-8 overall during the campaign.
Hoss joined a West Chester squad that finished the 2014-15 slate with an overall record of 19-9, including a 13-3 record in conference play. That season, the Golden Rams were selected as the No. 1 seed in the PSAC Eastern Division preseason coaches' poll.
One of her primary duties will be to manage the guards, while also instilling energy and encouragement for the Golden Rams.
Her guard mindset is essential having played in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
Understanding the competitive nature of the PSAC helps the younger guards develop, in addition to her knowledge of the conference when preparing for these matchups.
Hostetter began her coaching career as an assistant at Holy Family. In her first season, she helped the Tigers to a 28-3 overall record and a run to the NCAA Division II East Region semifinals.
The opportunity was a learning experience for Hostetter as she gained valuable insight on how to approach the game, while also adding an additional perspective on how to game plan. Furthermore, she gained exposure to a new system other than the one she played in during her years with Deirdre Kane.
During her coaching career, Hostetter has mentored two All-Americans in Holy Family's Erica Mann and West Chester's Dallas Ely. Both of West Chester's all-time leading scorers learned under Hostetter as well (Brittany Sicinski and Dallas Ely).
During her four-year playing career (2008-12) for the Golden Rams, Hostetter appeared in 113 games and totaled 1,199 career points, grabbed 729 rebounds, dished out 360 assists and created 235 steals.
Hostetter's contributions played a significant role in West Chester's NCAA tournament berth in 2012. For her performance on the court, she was recognized as a two-time All-PSAC selection, including first team all-league her senior year and second-team honors her junior season for the Golden Rams.
Hostetter became the 16th player in WCU history to eclipse 1,000 career points, while also finishing in the Top 10 in four different categories in the record book. She claimed fourth place on the school's all-time assist chart with 360, is fifth in steals (235), seventh in boards (729) and ninth overall in scoring (1,199).
To this day, Hostetter remains the only guard in West Chester women's basketball history to lead the team in rebounding in a single season with 254 in 2010-11.
Hostetter graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor's degree in Professional Liberal Studies in 2012.
The slogan #GR4L, which stands for Golden Ram for Life, epitomizes the family atmosphere which this program provides and is something in which Hoss greatly believes.
Coming back to the Golden Rams' family is something that she cherishes, especially because the University is close to her hometown of Oxford, Pa.
The goal is to provide student-athletes with the same experience she had at West Chester, while continuing the great program success that coaches Deirdre Kane and Kiera Wooden have built.
July 21-25, 2019
Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2pm-3pm
Extended Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 3:30pm-4pm
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30pm
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the University Hall dorms on campus and roommates 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
Meal/Room Card Deposit: $10
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.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 3:30PM-4PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-9pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-3pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 4pm-9pm, MON-WED 9am-9pm,THURS 9am-3pm
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. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony!
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.
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)
- 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
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out
Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisors supervise campers overnight. Players will hone their basketball skills at the Hollinger Fieldhouse in the Hollinger and Sturzebecker Gyms, located at 150 University Ave. West Chester, PA 19383.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Perfect Balance Between Challenging and Competitive
July 29, 2018: Josie described the camp as the perfect balance between challenging and competitive basketball and fun laid back basketball. She got great practice without any stress.
— Taylor B. Parent
I Loved Learning New Skills
July 27, 2018: My favorite part was meeting new people who share a common interest. I loved learning new skills while strengthening my weaknesses.
— Diamond M. Camper
She Was Able to Improve Her Shooting
July 27, 2018: My daughter Megan truly enjoyed her camp experience at West Chester University. She was able to improve her shooting form and best of all, gain new friends in the process. Megan will definitely be back next year!
— Andrew M. Parent
The Instructors were Great
July 31, 2017: She loved the drills and meeting the other girls. The instructors were great, and she loved the West Chester University experience as well. She will be coming back next year!
— Mark W. Camper
The five on five was great
July 29, 2017: The five on five was great. Abigail enjoyed the socializing at night. She will be back at camp again!
— Kristin W. Parent
She very much enjoyed the camp
July 28, 2017: Rylie had a great time. She very much enjoyed the camp and she thrived winning the foul shooting contest and being named an all-star. Overall, she had a great experience.
— Rick R. Parent
Daily competitive games were the highlight of camp
July 28, 2017: The daily competitive games were the highlight of camp for me! I thought the options for the cafeteria was a bit limited though.
— Lexi T. Camper
The coaches were very helpful and honest.
July 30, 2016: The coaches were very helpful and honest with telling me what to focus on and how I can better myself when I press and drive hard to the basket. I won All Star and Free Throw!!
— Carle A. Camper
The best college dining hall.
July 30, 2016: The dining hall is literally the best college dining hall I've ever been to, and I've been to a few. The camp is REALLY intense, but in a good way. My coach really helped me with foul shots and I made some really good friends.
— Joie M. Camper
Coaches were GREAT!
July 29, 2016: She loved meeting new friends and being one of the youngest (but tallest) on her team. Coaches were GREAT!
— James S. Parent
I created a strong bond with my coach and teammates.
July 29, 2016: I really connected and created a strong bond with my coach and teammates which helped us work together on the court and get to know each other off the court. Learning to incorporate each player on the team into our game plan and making it an enjoyable experience for each person. If I were still within the age limit, I would definitely attend the camp again next year. Very enjoyable experience!
— Nicole W. Camper
I cannot choose my favorite part.
The entire experience was an awesome time. I had a blast with my 5 on 5 team and my coach was the best. I cannot choose my favorite part. Dallas was the best coach I could have had. She was so helpful, fun, and encouraging. She made the bad times good and the good times great. I also made some new friends that I will remember forever. sky or die!!!!!!!!!!!
— Kaitlyn O. Camper
One of the best camps I ever went to!!
One of the best camps I ever went to!! Awesome coaches, it's so much fun staying over night, and you really get to feel like your a mature young lady.
— Briyana S. Camper
I made many memories at this camp this year.
My favorite parts of the camp were playing the games, meeting new friends, and working on different drills to make me a better player. I made many memories at this camp this year. A few memorable experiences were being runner up for the championship and being in the finals for hot shot and free throws
— Caroline M. Camper
The highlight of camp was championship Thursday!
The highlight of camp was championship Thursday! I was in the 3v3 and team championship. Another highlight of camp was the people I met!
— Jasmine B. Camper
I loved how kind and encouraging all the coaches were.
I loved how kind and encouraging all the coaches were. Every camper too was very sweet and kind. I have great memories of hanging out in the dorms and they will always be with me.
— Sany Camper