Nike Girls Basketball Camp Lewis & Clark College
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Hone your basketball skills with the Head Women's Basketball Coach, Kristina Williams at this popular Portland summer camp! Work on all aspects of the game at one of the complete skills camps or fine-tune your footwork and offensive technique in the advanced skills camp.
The Complete Skills Camps will help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, guard or point-guard position.
The Advanced Skills Camp emphasizes offensive technique and footwork through ball-handling drills, shooting drills, passing drills, and post technique drills. Campers will also have the opportunity to increase their basketball IQ's through film breakdown and on-court, end-of-game situations.
- Fundamental instruction, offensive/defensive training, and team games
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court performance
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Kristina Williams
Kristina Williams joined the Lewis & Clark coaching staff in the summer of 2016 and just took as Head Coach for the Women's Basketball Program. Williams is a three-time recipient of Lewis & Clark's Lois Smithwick Female Athlete of the Year award and a recipient of the Lewis & Clark Pioneer Athletics Club-Outstanding Senior Female-Athlete Career Award.View Kristina's Bio ⟩
She led the basketball program in scoring all four years of her career and lands in the Top 5 All-Time for Lewis & Clark women's basketball in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
After her collegiate career as a student-athlete concluded with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2013, Williams spent one year as an assistant coach for Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif. A recipient of the NCAA Ethnic and Minority Postgraduate scholarship, Williams pursued a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts, where she was also a member of the women's basketball staff. In 2015, she became the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach before graduating in May 2016.
During her four years as a student-athlete at Lewis & Clark, Williams led the women's basketball program to two Northwest Conference championships and three at-large bids to the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. Williams was awarded the NWC MVP award after her sophomore and senior seasons and was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American team after her senior season.
Co-Director Scott Pisapia
Scott Pisapia joined the Lewis & Clark Women's Basketball coaching staff in 2018. A L&C alumni, Pisapia was a consistent starter for three seasons and led the Northwest Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio as a senior. The Pioneers qualified for the NWC postseason tournament in all four of his years.View Scott's Bio ⟩
After graduating from L&C in 2012, Pisapia worked as an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at his high school alma mater, R.A. Long. There, he trained and educated his student-athletes on the fundamentals of the game, created a specially-designed weightlifting program, and cultivated practice plans and game strategies.
In 2013, Pisapia founded his non-profit company, Roots Academy, in his hometown of Longview, Washington that provides opportunities for youth through sports. In addition to his non-profit work, Pisapia is an active volunteer in the community mentoring in reading and writing, helping at homeless shelters, and working as a camp leader for Hoop Camp 4 Kids.
Complete Skills I: June 10-13
Complete Skills II: June 14-16
Advanced Skills: August 9-11
Complete Skills III: August 12-15
The Complete Skills Camps will help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, guard or point-guard position. In addition to skill breakdown, campers will have the opportunity to work on their skills in 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 play.
Check-in: First Day at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: Daily 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: Daily 9AM-4PM
The Advanced Skills Camp emphasizes offensive technique and footwork through ball-handling drills, shooting drills, passing drills, and post technique drills. Campers will also have the opportunity to increase their basketball IQ's through film breakdown and on-court, end-of-game situations. In addition, campers will put this all together in 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 play.
Check-in: Friday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 2:30PM
Daily Hours: FRI-SUN 9AM-3PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. A camp store will also be open for snack, drink, and gear purchases.
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 split up into smaller groups for skill breakdown according to age. 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
- 9:00 AM Campers Arrive/Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 AM Instructional Stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Offensive and Defensive Drills
- 12:00 PM Half Day Campers Depart/Lunch
- 1:00 PM Team Practice
- 2:00 PM Skill Contests
- 3:00 PM League Games
- 4:00 PM Full-Court Games
- 5:00 PM Full Day Campers Depart
Lewis & Clark College, nestled on a quiet wooded hillside six miles from downtown Portland, is the perfect setting for this summer’s Nike Girls Basketball Camp in Oregon. Campers train daily at The Pamplin Sports Center, a 2,300 seat basketball and volleyball arena in Portland, Oregon which serves as the home of the Lewis & Clark Pioneers. Overnight campers reside in the dormitories on campus where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers overnight.
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Very well organized from the first day to the last!
August 21, 2018: Great drills and scrimmages! I liked getting feedback on my skills through video review and ratings. The coaches were supportive but not afraid to point out ways to improve.
— Kim K. Parent
Loved the drills
August 13, 2018: My daughter's highlight was that the camp is full of challenging practices and drills which push her skills into a higher level.
— Chen L. Parent
Loved the energy of camp
June 19, 2018: Music during the camp helped increase energy and enthusiasm. Learning team building through non-basketball exercises like dance contest.
— Michelle S. Parent
3 on 3 championships
September 23, 2017: My favorite part was when we did 3 on 3 championships.I would attend this camp again next summer.
— Lily M. Camper
Thank you guys!
August 25, 2017: The overall environment was very welcoming and all of the other campers were involved and had this mindset of improving. I also loved the activities that was arranged by the coaches because they were SUPER fun, yet it helped me and the other girls improve a lot! Thank you guys!
— Llayne P. Camper
June 24, 2017: The fact that all the instructors were very helpful and showed us many new helpful ways to improve ball handling, shooting form, overall strength, and many other ways to improve my game.
— Eva B. Camper
I stayed challenged and busy throughout the week!
August 1, 2016: It was very organized, challenging, and fun. My skills improved and I was challenged and busy! Very sore at the end of the weekend!
— Kayley K. Camper
I learned how to be an integral team player.
August 2, 2016: I liked how the coaches encouraged me. It was good to learn how to be an integral part of a team and be recognized for it.
— Aurora S. Camper
Great combination of instruction, competition and fun.
August 4, 2016: My daughter loved the three on three tournament. From a competition standpoint, felt like a good balance. Didn't want something too intense. Great combination of instruction, competition, and fun.
— Andy F. Parent
Great kids teachers and facilities!
August 12, 2016: Really great kids, teachers, and facilities! She loved the staff and the 3x3 play.
— Chena M. Parent
Learned a great deal.
August 14, 2015: Coaches did a great job! The defense station was excellent! Learned a great deal.
— Zoe T. Camper
Coach Tate was great!
August 15, 2015: Coach Tate was great! My favorite part was the defense stations since I learned the most.
— Jolynn P. Camper
I learned to use better form.
July 31, 2014: I enjoyed staying overnight and playing in 5v5 or 3v3 games. I also enjoyed shooting competitions against other kids. I learned to use better form, which really helped me with shooting. I would recommend this camp for people that want to get better and have fun at the same time.
— Shayna W. Camper
I had no idea that I could make 3-pointers!
July 31, 2014: I had no idea that I could make 3-pointers! I learned at camp how to use my legs, and made four 3-pointers in one minute!! It was pretty awesome.
— Abbi N. Camper
August 1, 2014: Really fun. The coaches were great and also seemed to have fun. Every day she came home telling us how much fun it was.
— Dena S. Parent
I really loved the Nike camp
August 9, 2014: I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much.
— Beth E.
July 25, 2013: Highly recommended! This was my daughter's second year and she will definitely be back next year. She really benefits from the competitive intensity and teamwork taught in this program!
— Leanne B. Parent
It was fun to learn from and get to know the staff
August 1, 2013: Having the chance to play with the staff who are at the college level after the camp was a very eye opening experience. It was great to play with them and get to know them!
— Riley V. Camper
I really enjoyed the coaches and food.
August 3, 2013: I really enjoyed the coaches, food, as well as the drills. The drills and meals were really good.
— Vinna O. Camper
Worth every penny!
August 6, 2013: High energy, very busy schedule with great instructors was worth every penny.
— Jaime R. Parent