Nike Girls Basketball Camp Macalester College
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Join Pamela Findlay, Head Women's Basketball Coach at Macalester College, and her staff of collegiate coaches this summer. This all skills basketball camp, in St. Paul, Minnesota, is for athletes looking to hone their skills in a focused and fun environment. Campers will learn fundamentals, and gain confidence in their game through a mix if drills, position specialty work, and competitive game play.
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.
- In-depth discussions on situational play, including time and game management from college level coaches
- Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Pamela Findlay
Pamela Findlay joined the Macalester Athletics staff as the new head women’s basketball coach prior to the 2018-19 season. Findlay spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. Coach Findlay previously has coached at the Nike Basketball Camp at Lewis & Clark College.View Pamela Findlay's Bio ⟩
At Lewis & Clark, Findlay inherited a team that had won just three games the year prior to her arrival and had not made the conference playoffs in three seasons. In her first year, Findlay led the Pioneers to 16 victories, the largest improvement in Division III that year, and a berth in the Northwest Conference Tournament. This past season, the Pios went 14-12 and qualified for the conference tourney for the second straight year, giving Findlay a 30-22 record in two seasons at Lewis & Clark.
Prior to her time at Lewis & Clark, Findlay served as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she was involved with recruiting, developing the team’s fitness program and scouting. Findlay began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Bemidji State University.
A native of the Chicago area, Findlay was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. She received All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention as a senior after averaging 10.7 points per game. Also an excellent student, Findlay was named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete four times and was included on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team twice. She currently ranks 18th on Air Force’s all-time scoring list with 955 career points.
Findlay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Air Force in 2008 and a Master of Science degree in sport studies from Bemidji State in 2011. She also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Session I: June 24-28
Session II: July 29- Aug 2
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-4pm FRI 9am-12pm
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
- 9:00 AM Stretching
- 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
- 9:45 AM One on One Moves
- 10:30 AM Defensive Work (stance, movement, communication, desire)
- 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
- 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Passing
- 1:45 PM Guest Speaker
- 2:30 PM Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals
- 3:20 PM Shooting Skills Competition
- 3:50 PM Ending Speech and Recognition
- 4:00 PM Dismissal
The Alumni Gymnasium and Field House at the Leonard Center Athletic Complex seats up to 1,200 spectators for basketball and volleyball games, 50 percent more than the previous space, and is state-of-the-art in all regards. The wood floor is considered top-of-the-line and the steep angle of the bleachers allow fans to be close to the action. The gym is easily accessible from both the Snelling Avenue and campus entrances.