Nike Girls Basketball Camp Berry College
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Announcing the first ever overnight girls basketball camp in Georgia! Work with Berry College Women's Head Coach Thomas Johnson, his staff and players through drills, skills training, positional work and scrimmages to improve your overall game. Located northwest of Atlanta, this camp is designed with every ability level in mind.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine their basketball knowledge and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, shooting technique and positional play
- In-depth discussions on situational play, work ethic and sportsmanship
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson was named the head coach of the Berry women's basketball program in March of 2017. The 2017-18 season was the first with him at the helm after serving four years as the assistant coach for the men's team.View Thomas Johnson's Bio ⟩
In his first season as head coach, Johnson led his team to a 13-14 overall record, as well as a 6-8 conference record, as the Vikings finished third overall in the SAA tournament. Behind Johnson, Berry also rounded out the year with two all-conference honorees and an upset victory over top-ranked Oglethorpe University on senior night.
In his four years helping coach the men's squad, Johnson helped the Vikings earn nine All-SAA and SAA Academic Honor Roll selections including a league Newcomer-of-the-Year in his first season.
Johnson came to Berry after four years (2010-13) assisting at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Some of his responsibilities included player development, recruiting student- athletes, and working closely with the academic athletic director.
Johnson previously held similar positions at Samford University, Middle Tennessee State and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also was a successful high school head coach at programs in the Birmingham and Memphis areas.
Johnson earned his bachelor of science in physical education, a minor in Science Education and a minor in Driver Education while studying at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala.
He is married to the former Lynda Leo and has four children: Arian, Marques, Katie and Caleb.
Assistant Coach Ashley Southern
Ashley Southern was named the Berry College women's basketball team's assistant coach in September 2017. Southern joins Berry College and the women’s basketball coaching staff following a basketball career at both the collegiate and professional levels.View Ashley Southern's Bio ⟩
Southern arrives at Berry after playing in the Damen-Basketball Bundesliga League (DBBL) for the past year, a premier women’s professional basketball program out of Germany.
Southern is a graduate of Lipscomb University, where she was a three-year starter for the women’s basketball program, earning Atlantic Sun All-Conference, Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Year and Academic All-Conference Accolades. Prior to her time at Lipscomb, Southern also competed as a member of the 2011-2012 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team.
A long-time AAU and 15U basketball coach, Southern joins Berry after receiving her Master of Integration Technology in Education from Lipscomb University in the May of 2016.
JUNE 29-JULY 3, 2019
Campers Check-in: Saturday between 12pm-1:30pm at Cage Center
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 11:30am
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the dorms on campus and are assigned by age or roommate request. 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
Room Key Deposit: $50 check
Suggested Spending Money: $40
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities (such as movies, games and pizza parties). Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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! Departure immediately following.
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/Get ready for the day
- 7:45 AM Breakfast
- 8:50 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:00 AM Classroom Session/Lecture
- 10:00 AM Ball Handling Skills and Drills
- 10:30 AM Skill Development
- 11:00 AM Team Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:45 PM Classroom Session/Lecture
- 3:00 PM Offensive/Defensive Skills Stations
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:45 PM Classroom Session
- 8:00 PM Gym - Practices/Games
- 11:00 PM Lights out
Berry College is located near Rome in Northwest Georgia, only 65 miles northwest of Atlanta and 65 miles south of Chattanooga. Berry College, one of the world's largest campuses at 28,000-acres, offers a beautiful environment for learning. Overnight campers reside in the dormitories where staff act as resident advisers and supervise campers overnight. In addition to basketball instruction, campers will take part in nighttime activities like movie night and pizza night.