Nike Girls Basketball Camp Pace University
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Get ahead of the competition this summer at one of New York's top girls basketball training camps! Receive top-notch instruction from Head Coach Seymour during two exciting weeks of camp this summer at one of our most popular sold out locations in Pleasantville,NY.
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.
- 200-acre college campus, located just outside of NYC
- Packed daily schedule filled with collegiate-style stations, drills, and games
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Carrie Seymour
Head Coach Carrie Seymour, who just finished her 25th season at the helm of the Setters, has a career record of 442-292 (.602). Pace women's basketball has made it to the NCAA Tournament 10 times under the leadership of Seymour.View Carrie Seymour's Bio ⟩
The Setters improved three wins in 2016-17 for a final tally of 14-15. Sophomore Alexandra Monteleone (honorable mention) and freshman Jackie DelliSanti (All-Rookie) were each named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference Team. In addition, Coach Seymour led the Setters to a great experience to open the season, traveling to Hartford, Conn. to take on the four-time defending NCAA Divison I Champion, UConn Huskies.
Pace went 11-17 in 2016-17. 13 student-athletes were selected to the Spring 2016 Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. The Setters returned to Pace's New York City campus on Feb. 3, taking on NE-10 rival Adelphi University in the team's first game at the downtown campus since 2011. Kirsten Dodge was twice selected as a Met Basketball Writers Association Weekly Honorable Mention during the season. The Setters blocked 11 shots in a Dec. 12 matchup at Southern Connecticut, their largest total since Jan. 8, 2004, when they blocked 12 shots against Franklin Pierce University.
During the 2014-15 season, Seymour coached the Setters to a six-game winning streak in the middle of the season that was capped off by a conference victory over Merrimack in which the team connected on 13 three-pointers. Seymour saw a great deal of success in her incoming group of newcomers as freshman sensation Gabriella Rubin was named ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year. Rubin was also named to the NE-10 All-Rookie squad. Also during the 2015 campaign, senior Margo Hackett earned NE-10 All-Academic Team honors. Under Seymour's coaching, Hackett led the conference in free throw percentage with a mark of 89.4% and became just the 26th member of the 1000 point career scoring list.
Seymour was rewarded for her efforts in the 2009-10 season by being named the NIT/Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Division II Coach of the Year. It was the sixth time Seymour was given this honor while at Pace, as she also received the honor following the 1995-96, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. Seymour enters the year as Pace’s all-time victory leader with 417.
In 23 seasons, Seymour has averaged 18 wins per season since beginning in 1992. On January 26, 2002, Seymour reached the 200-win mark with an 81-70 victory over Merrimack. To date, she is the fourth-fastest Division II women’s basketball coach to reach 100 victories, accomplishing the feat in 127 games. On February 23, 2008 against Le Moyne, she earned her 300th victory of her illustrious career.
Well known for her ability to recruit quality student-athletes who graduate and go on to establish successful careers, Seymour has guided her teams to sixteen postseason appearances. The Setters have participated in ten NCAA Tournaments, highlighted by a trip to the Division II Elite Eight in 2000-01 and the Sweet Sixteen in 1993-94 and 2010-11. Pace has also won three Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II championships in 1993, 1996 and 1997. Coach Seymour has been recognized regionally and nationally for her efforts, winning numerous coaching awards. She earned the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award following the 1993-94 season, is a two-time WBCA District Coach of the Year (1993-94 and 1999-00).
One of the main constants of Seymour’s Pace teams has been defense. The Setters have ranked among the top 10 teams nationally in defensive field goal percentage and scoring defense in five of the past 15 seasons, leading the nation in defensive field goal percentage in 1993, 1994 and 1997. Seymour’s 2000-01 squad finished 12th in defensive field goal percentage and 16th in scoring defense. The Setters led the nation in both categories in 1993-94 and possess the second-best all-time defensive field goal percentage among Division II schools when they held opponents to a .308 shooting percentage in 1993-94.
Before coming to Pace, she began coaching at Eastern Connecticut State University where she was an assistant for a year. She then took on one-year stints as an assistant at Marist College and the College of the Holy Cross, before working the sidelines at St. John’s University for six seasons. She arrived on the Pace campus in 1992 and the Setters teams have thrived ever since, posting twelve 20-win seasons.
Seymour attended Eastern Connecticut State University where she was an all-star as a player. In 1983, she received her B.A. in Psychology with minors in Physical Education and Coaching. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from St. John’s University in 1993.
Seymour is a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and is a national chairperson on the Division II State Farm All-American Committee. She has previously served on the Division II IKON/WBCA Coach of the Year Committee and the Coaching Women’s Basketball Magazine editorial board.
Session I: June 25-29
Session II: July 30-August 3
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12:30PM
Meals: Lunch will be provided Monday-Thursday. Lunch will not be provided on Friday.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-4pm and FRI 9am-1pm
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 Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
- 9:15 AM Instructional stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Full-court games
- 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
- 1:00 PM Team practice
- 2:00 PM Full-court games
- 3:00 PM Drills, stations, Skill Contests
- 4:00 PM Day Campers depart
Campers will utilize the Goldstein Fitness Center, located on Pace's Pleasantville Campus, for daily basketball instruction. The Goldstein Fitness Center is home to the Pace University Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving, and Women's Volleyball teams and provides an ideal learning environment for all campers and players. The facility includes a 2,400-seat arena, scoreboards with message center, walking/jogging track, aerobics/dance room, fitness room with cardio theater, eight-lane natatorium, locker rooms, equipment room, VIP room, meeting room, concession stand, athletics staff offices, training facility, and health care unit.
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Samantha had a GREAT time at camp
July 25, 2017: Samantha had a GREAT time at camp. The coaching staff managed to provide individual attention, introduce new skills and sharpen existing skills, and still manage to offer a fun week of camp. Samantha's confidence in her playing ability was strengthened and she is excited to take part again next year! The camp was extremely well organized and I couldn't be more impressed with what my daughter participated in during her week at camp. Having college players as coaches is a great idea and in one short week, the coaches left such a positive impression on my daughter. They served as great role models and teachers for the younger players. Thank you!
— Samantha B
Julie says she wouldn't change anything
June 22, 2017: Margo was amazing!! She was the highlight of the camp for Julie. Julie says she wouldn't change anything. And she's excited for her second session!!
— Julie D. Parent
She felt comfortable playing
July 21, 2017: Maddie came to camp with very little basketball experience. Yet, she felt comfortable playing with more skilled players and had a great experience.
— Madeline B
My camp experience was so fun
July 21, 2017: My camp experience was so fun and I really liked the games hot shot, steal the ball and all of the team scrimmages.
— Sanai W. Camper
We were greeted with smiles and warmth.
July 20, 2016: My daughter went reluctantly but after the first day she was excited to go. Everyday we dropped her off I was impressed with the friendliness of the staff. Everyday we were greeted with smiles and warmth. Great job!
— David S. Parent
My daughter will definitely come back next summer.
July 21, 2016: She really enjoyed the camp, it was very good experience for her. She got to spend time with her old friends and she loved the food, very healthy. She will definitely come back next summer.
Girls need programs like this.
July 15, 2016: Thank you! My girls loved the challenges for prizes. Girls need programs like this that are up to par of what boys are getting. Well done!
My girls' third year!
July 15, 2016: This is my girls' third year! Great program, great experience!!!!
— Kathy S. Parent
July 18, 2016: She really had a good experience and enjoyed camp. Good food, and she liked seeing the animals on the Pace campus. She liked the coaches, the girls and the drills.
— Betsy L.
The coaches really work hard.
I would recommend this camp for any child at any level of basketball experience. The coaches really work hard to get to know the children as individuals.
— Eileen N. Parent
The attention from thecounselors was so individualized.
This camp was really fun. It was easy to make friends and the attention from the counselors was so individualized I felt like I was really learning stuff. The facility was great and I loved this camp!
My daughter had a great experience this year and loved the camp last year!
— Anthony M. Parent
Super encouraging environment
The drills were great! The counselors were great and the older girls treated the younger girls with respect and encouraged them to do well.
— Keith W. Parent
Every daybrought on new challenges.
Great coaching staff and a great facility. Every day brought on new challenges and worked on new improvements in my game.
I made new friends, had lots of fun.
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.
My son had a wonderful time.
My child was the youngest camper and the smallest camper so I worried about his being accepted and he was easily immersed into the games/drills by all. The kids were great and he had a wonderful time.
This camp was a great chance for me to learn new skills.
This camp was a great chance for me to learn new skills, do what I love and meet new and amazing people.