Nike Girls Basketball Camp Maryville University
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Train with Maryville University Women's Basketball Head Coach Brita Hand and staff at this girls basketball camp in St. Louis and watch your game explode in summer 2023! This camp is designed for players of all abilities looking to improve their skills and take their game to the next level.
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.
- Train with Maryville University Women's Basketball staff
- Daily emphasis on individual development, team play, and offensive skills
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director/Head Coach Brita Hand
The Maryville University Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation announced Brita Hand as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program. She comes to the Saints after spending two seasons as the head coach at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Hand began her duties at Maryville in April 2022.View Brita's Bio ⟩
Hand had an immediate impact at Briar Cliff University during the 2020-21 season. Inheriting a team that had posted an 11-19 record the year prior, she guided the Chargers to a 17-10 finish, including a 14-8 mark in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. She led the team to the conference tournament semifinals, and Briar Cliff received votes in the national poll her first season. Hand had five players earn All-GPAC honors, including a first-team All-Conference selection (Konnor Sudmann) and the GPAC’s Defensive Player of the Year (Kennedy Benne).
In 2021-22, Hand led Briar Cliff to a 17-14 record and the program’s first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in six seasons. The Chargers were ranked as high as No. 20 in the country while playing the 15th toughest schedule in the NAIA. Hand directed BCU to three victories over ranked teams last season. In her time at Briar Cliff, Hand coached two 1,000 point scorers, two first-team, three second-team and four Honorable Mention All-GPAC selections. Under her direction, the Chargers finished No. 5 on the WBCA NAIA Top 25 Academic Honor Roll with a 3.73 team GPA.
Prior to Briar Cliff, Hand was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, from June 2019 to April 2020. The Statesmen went 25-7 in her one season with the team and 19-5 in conference play. William Penn finished runner-up in the 2020 Heart of America Conference Tournament and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament. Two Statesmen players were named Honorable Mention All-American that season.
Prior to her time at William Penn, Hand served as an assistant coach at Illinois College (2018-2019) and fellow Great Lakes Valley Conference member Truman State (2015-2018). In three seasons at Truman, she helped the Bulldogs to three GLVC tournament appearances and supervised the team's academic progress, resulting in a 3.6 team GPA in 2017.
Hand played three seasons of basketball at Ashford University before career-ending injuries started her coaching career as a student assistant. She graduated from Ashford in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Ashford. Hand earned a Master of Arts in Leadership from Truman State with an emphasis in coaching.
After the 2019-20 season, Hand was one of two NAIA coaches named to the WBCA Thirty Under 30 list. The award recognized 30 up-and-coming women's basketball coaches age 30 and under that have exemplified involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner, and attitude and professional association involvement.
Assistant Coach Taylor Manuel
Taylor Manuel had been named an assistant coach for the Saints prior to the start of the 2020-21 season. Manuel, a St. Louis native, comes to Maryville after serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Incarnate Word Academy.View Taylor's Bio ⟩
Manuel helped the Red Knights to the No. 1 ranking in the state of Missouri and post a 27-4 record in 2019-20. She also worked as a Basketball Skills Trainer for the Knights Basketball Academy and developed basketball skills training sessions for private clients.
A 2016 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Manuel was the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2015. She averaged 15.2 points and 7.8 rebounds a game for the Ramblers. Manuel shot 56.5 percent from the field and added 94 assists, 51 blocks and 31 steals. In her final season at Loyola, she was a first-team All-MVC selection after ranking seventh in the Valley in scoring at 15.2 ppg. Manuel played as a graduate transfer at Mississippi, recording 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds over 29 games.
At Incarnate Word, Manuel was named 2012 Miss Show-Me Basketball in Missouri. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association selected her the Player of the Year, and she was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro Player of the Year. As a senior, she averaged 15.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.9 blocks. Manuel recorded a quadruple-double during her final campaign as a Red Knight. She began her collegiate playing career at Purdue and was a Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection.
Manuel played professionally for three seasons with stints for Bnei Yehuda in Israel, Canik Belediyesi in Turkey, and Montana 2003 in Bulgaria.
Assistant Coach Max Ethridge
Max Ethridge was been named assistant coach for the Saints women's basketball team beginning June 2022. He comes to Maryville after serving as the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Evansville.View Max's Bio ⟩
Ethridge served as Evansville’s DOBO for the 2021-22 season and helped the Aces post their best winning percentage in six years. He helped Abby Feit earn Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team honors. Prior to UE, he was a graduate assistant at the University of Northwestern Ohio. In January of his final season at UNOH, Ethridge was elevated to interim assistant coach for the Racers.
During his time in Lima, Ohio, Ethridge was responsible for coaching the guards and wings, helping Tori Lennartz and Jada Haines capture first-team all-WHAC honors and Lennartz receive NAIA Honorable Mention All-American recognition. In 2019-20, Ethridge helped the Racers to their best winning percentage in four seasons and earned a victory over No. 14 ranked Siena Heights, the highest-ranked opponent Northwestern Ohio had ever posted. He helped UNOH set a program record for the most threes in a season with 291.
Ethridge's coaching experience also included serving as varsity assistant coach at Monona Grove High School and as a coach for Wisconsin Academy Basketball, an AAU team. He coached 15 players who received 28 selections to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team, including three Wisconsin Miss Basketball players (Hannah Whitish 2016, McKenna Warnock 2019, Bailey Butler 2021).
A 2018 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Ethridge served as manager for both Green Bay head coach Kevin Borseth and Wisconsin head coach Jonathan Tsipis.
JUNE 19-22, 2023
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
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
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:00 AM Dribbling Drills
- 10:45 AM Shooting Drills
- 11:15 AM Defensive Drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch Break
- 1:00 PM Scrimmages
- 2:30 PM Full Court Games
- 4:00 PM Campers Depart
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.