Nike Boys Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College
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Join the Saint Vincent College Men's Basketball staff during Summer 2023 in Latrobe, PA. This Pennsylvania boys camp is formatted to help fine-tune your shooting, footwork, and ball-handling skills to ultimately improve your mental toughness and confidence, all while having serious fun!
The Saint Vincent College 'D It Up' Basketball Camp provides each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. Each camper will learn the fundamentals of the game including ball-handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, perimeter offensive moves and post moves.
- Daily emphasis is placed on fundamental development, team play skills and basketball IQ
- Train with enthusiastic, hard-working coaches and members of the SVC men's basketball team
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director D.P. Harris
D.P. Harris returned as head coach of the Saint Vincent men's basketball team in March 2022. A Saint Vincent Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Presidents' Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, he had previously served as SVC's head coach from 2003-19. Harris owns an overall career coaching record of 354-142 (.714 winning percentage). During his original 16-year tenure at Saint Vincent, his teams went a combined 318-126, including 119-29 (.804 win pct.) in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play.View D.P.'s Bio ⟩
While at Saint Vincent, Harris’s teams made two NAIA National Tournament appearances and four trips to the NCAA Division-III National Tournament, while winning four PAC tournament championships.
He originally joined the Saint Vincent coaching staff as an assistant coach in 1995-96, and was elevated to associate head coach in 2001-02 before taking the reigns as head coach for the 2003-04 season. During his time as an assistant/associate, the Bearcats were perennially ranked in the NAIA top 25, making four trips to the NAIA National Tournament, including Elite Eight appearances in 1998 and 2002 and a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2003.
Harris’s first two seasons as head coach proved to be two of the most successful in program history. In 2003-04, the Bearcats won the American Mideast Conference (AMC) tournament and advanced to the NAIA Sweet Sixteen, finishing 25-7. A season later, SVC went a perfect 14-0 in AMC play and again reached the Sweet Sixteen en route to a 25-5 overall mark. These two squads included three players who would earn All-America honors, including Tony Washam, a three-time NAIA All-America selection and the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in program history, four-year starting point guard Kenny Roberts and three-time all-conference selection and the program’s all-time leading shot-blocker, Jeff Mallory.
Harris and the Bearcats continued to achieve success upon the College’s 2007 move to NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. The 2007-08 Bearcats went 22-4 overall, including a perfect 13-0 at home, and won the ECAC championship. The 2008-09 squad turned in a 22-3 overall record and would again go undefeated in 13 home contests.
Harris then guided the Bearcats to four consecutive PAC championships and berths in the NCAA Division-III Championship Tournament between 2012-13 and 2015-16. Over that span, SVC went a combined 87-27 and saw two of its players named PAC Player of the Year, including Dillon Stith in 2014 and Jaylon Bell in 2016. The 2013-14 season saw Harris named PAC Coach of the Year and Stith named All-America by D3hoops.com, while Harris would be inducted into the Saint Vincent College Athletic Hall of Fame in September 2014.
The Bearcats finished atop the PAC regular season standings and advanced to the conference championship game in both 2016-17 and 2018-19. The 2017-18 season saw the Bearcats earn the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, while in 2018-19, Harris earned his second PAC Coach of the Year honor and center Tom Kromka was voted PAC Player of the Year. The 2018-19 Bearcats finished 14-2 in the PAC during the regular season, moving Harris’s career PAC record to 119-29.
A graduate of Saint Vincent, he was inducted into the college's Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2014. He holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Saint Thomas University.
July 16-20, 2023
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12pm-2pm
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12:30pm
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Aurelius Dorms on campus and room two per room, assigned by age and 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
Suggested Spending Money: $40
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.
There will be optional swim time Sunday-Wednesday from 8:30pm-9:30pm for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 8:30pm*.
♦ Optional Swimming, pack accordingly.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-8:30pm*
♦ Optional Swimming, pack accordingly.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-1pm.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 12pm-8:30pm*, MON-WED 9am-8:30pm*, THURS 9am-1pm
There will be optional swim time from 8:30pm-9:30pm for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
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
● Small gym bag/backpack
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
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.
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*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake-up, shower
- 8:00 AM Breakfast
- 8:30 AM Supervised open gym
- 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; The Bearcat Warmup
- 9:15 AM Individual instruction from Bearcat basketball players
- 10:30 AM Contests
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Guest speaker
- 1:00 PM League games
- 3:00 PM Swimming/Steeler experience
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Supervised open gym
- 6:30 PM 3 on 3 shark tank/games & instruction
- 8:30 PM Late night with D/Movie night, free swim, free time
- 10:00 PM Lights out
Campers will utilize the air conditioned gymnasium in the Robert S. Carey Student Center for basketball instruction. The Carey Center is the home of Saint Vincent Basketball and Volleyball. First opened as Sportsman's Hall in 1952, the building was later renamed Kennedy Hall. An extensive reconstruction project took place in 2002-03, including the addition of a new wing for athletic offices, new locker rooms, weight room, gym floor, seating and more.
July 20, 2023: Our son told us how much fun he was having and how much he was learning and going against some great competitors. He was happy to make new friends.
July 27, 2023: Skill work and the amount of basketball my son played all week. Great basketball environment!!
July 14, 2022: Good mix of fun and learning. Our daughter said the coaches were extremely nice.
July 30, 2022: Spencer loved the written feedback/goals from the coach/staff.
Coaches were encouraging and kind.
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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.