Nike Girls Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University
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Join SHU Women's Head Coach Jessica Mannetti and her staff during summer 2023 for high-energy basketball training at one of the nation's most popular Nike Girls Basketball Camp locations that's been around for over 20 years. Work on skill-appropriate developmental drills, shooting technique, footwork, and team building activities in Fairfield, CT.
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.
Please note: This camp is open to campers that are entering high school in the fall. Campers that are currently/already in high school are not able to attend this camp.
- Collegiate instruction from SHU Women's Basketball staff and players
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Jessica Mannetti
Under Jessica Mannetti's leadership, the Sacred Heart University women's basketball team has remained as one of the top programs in the Northeast Conference – most recently being crowned the 2023 NEC Conference Champions. The Pioneers have made four postseason appearances during her tenure and captured the 2015-16 regular season championship, the 2023 NEC Conference Championship and made both school and league history with a first round win in the 2023 NCAA tournament. Sacred Heart has averaged at least 17 wins per season with Mannetti at the helm and has never had a sub-.500 record in conference play. She starts the 2023-24 campaign with a 147-147 record, 115-67 in the league.View Jessica's Bio ⟩
- Posted a .500 record in conference play.
- Adrianne Hagood was named Second-Team All-NEC for the second time. Nikki Johnson earned Third-Team All-NEC while Kelsey Wood was selected to the NEC All-Rookie Team.
- Won the final four games of the regular season on their way to a 9-9 mark in the conference, 13-17 overall.
- Defeated St. Francis, 73-70, in the quarterfinals of the NEC Tournament.
- Adrianne Hagood was named Second-Team All-NEC. Sonia Smith earned a spot on the NEC All-Rookie Team.
- Saw four players earn All-NEC laurels (Katherine Haines - First Team, Candice Leatherwood - Second Team, Erin Storck - Third Team, Adrianne Hagood - Third Team), matching an NEC record for most All-Conference players recognized in one season
- Finished with a winning record for the fourth time in six seasons at the helm and recorded the second-highest NEC regular season win total in her time as head coach
- Helped develop All-NEC Third Team selection Candice Leatherwood as well as NEC All-Rookie Adrianne Hagood
- One of 20 NCAA Division I head coaches selected to attend WBCA's XCEL Head Coaching Workshop in Columbus, Ohio
- Led the Pioneers to its 18th consecutive NEC postseason appearance, with a 13-5 conference record. The team would go on to fall to Bryant in the NEC semi-finals
- Earned a birth in the WNIT, for the second year in a row, marking the third time in program history the Pioneers would appear in the WNIT
- Developed Katherine Haines into the NEC Most Improved Player in the NEC
- Ended the season with 3 All-NEC Selections (Hannah Kimmel 1st Team, Katherine Haines 2nd Team, and Adaysha Williams 3rd Team) and 1 All-MET selection (Hannah Kimmel 3rd Team)
- Led Sacred Heart to its fourth NEC Regular Season Title with a 16-2 league record, clinching home court advantage throughout the NEC Championship
- Named the 2016 NEC Coach of the Year
- Led the Pioneers to their fifth Northeast Conference championship game, but fell to Robert Morris garnering a bid into the WNIT, the program's second appearance in the tournament
- Developed Alissa Tarsi (All-NEC Second Team) to become the 2016 NEC Most Improved Player
- Helped Hannah Kimmel add a few more highlights to her basketball resume. In her third season, Kimmel was named the NEC Player of the Year, earned All-NEC First Team honors, and was named to the All-Metropolitan Second Team
- Under her leadership, the Pioneers posted a 16-13 record, and finished fourth in the NEC clinching a quarterfinal home game with an 11-7 record against league foes
- The year was highlighted with the program's first ever win over a Big East member with Dec. 20's 72-49 defeat of Villanova
- Helped Hannah Kimmel to her second All-NEC season as the red shirt-junior earned All-NEC First Team accolades
- In her first season with the Pioneers, she led the team to a 12-18 record, including overtime battles with Big East members Villanova and St. John’s, and a sixth place finish in the Northeast Conference with a 9-9 league record
- On November 16, 2013, she earned her first win as a head coach as the Pioneers defeated Yale University 67-54
- As the sixth seed in the NEC Championship, the Pioneers headed to Saint Francis U for what would be a quarterfinal double-overtime thriller. SHU and the Red Flash combined for 255 points setting a NCAA Division I record for combined scoring. That season, Mannetti coached three players to All-NEC honors
- Coached three players to All-NEC honors: Gabrielle Washington - All-NEC First Team, Hannah Kimmel - NEC All-Rookie Team, Adaysha Williams - NEC All-Rookie Team
- Came to Sacred Heart after spending four seasons at Hofstra as an assistant coach on Krista Kilburn-Steveskey's staff
- While at Hofstra, Mannetti helped guide the Pride to a 72-55 record as well as a pair of appearances in the WNIT
- Helped develop several players who went on to receive accolades from the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) including Candace Bond who was named the 2012-13 CAA Defensive Player of the Year. She assisted with the development of All-American Shante Evans, who was named to the 2011 USA Basketball Women's Pan American Games team. As a recruiter, Hofstra's 2011 class ranked as the sixth best mid-major recruiting class in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz
- Prior to arriving at Hofstra, Mannetti served as the head girls' varsity basketball coach at Green Farms Academy in Westport, CT. In 2008-09 she led the team to a spot in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) postseason tournament for the first time in school history. In her five seasons with Greens Farm, she developed the program from junior varsity status in 2004-05 to leading the Dragons to the playoffs in her final campaign
- A veteran of the AAU scene, Mannetti served as the head coach of the U-18 girls' team for the CT Future Stars AAU Basketball program from 2004 through 2008. Mannetti has also spent considerable time working with the Five-Star Basketball in a variety of positions since 1999.
- Previously worked an internship with the New York Knicks in their basketball operations department and worked as an event staffer for the New York Liberty
- A three-sport athlete in college, Mannetti graduated from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY in 2001 with a degree in business administration. She played volleyball, basketball and softball at Concordia and served as the team captain for both the volleyball and basketball teams
- A Fairfield County native, Mannetti has called New Caanan home for much of her life
Director of Basketball Operations AnnMarie Nelson
Nelson comes to the Pioneers after serving as an intern with the athletics department at Post University. Prior to that, she interned as a marketing associate at Advanced Sports Media in Long Beach, California.Nelson's responsibilities will include practice set up and take down, overseeing managers, scheduling trips, plan meals, assist the team with academics and basketball, manage schedules and time limits, and running social media.Nelson was a dual sport athlete at Post, participating in basketball and volleyball. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management with a minor in marketing in 2020 and MBA in Marketing in 2021.
Complete Skills I (Day Camp Only): July 10-14
Shooting (Day and Overnight Options): July 14-16
Complete Skills II (Day and Overnight Options): July 17-21
Complete Skills I:
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am at William H. Pitt Center
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12pm
Meals: Lunch is provided Monday-Thursday.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM FRI 9AM-12:30PM
Day Campers Check-in: Friday between 1:30pm-2:30pm at William H. Pitt Center
Overnight Campers Check-in: Friday between 1:30pm-2:30pm at William H. Pitt Center
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 1:00pm
Complete Skills II:
Day Campers Check-in: Monday between 8:30am-9:15am at William H. Pitt Center
Overnight Campers Check-in: Monday between 8:30am-9:15am at William H. Pitt Center
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12:00pm
Day Camper Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM FRI 9AM-12:30PM
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS (Shooting and Complete Skills II)
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in TBA dorms on campus and will room two or three per room. Campers are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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
Suggested Spending Money: $50
Room Key Deposit: $20 (Cash Only)
Complete Skills II Camp: Lunch and dinner are provided on Day 1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on Days 2-4. Breakfast and lunch is provided on Day 5.
Shooting Camp: Dinner is provided on Friday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Saturday. Breakfast is provided on Sunday.
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are strictly prohibited and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
COMPLETE SKILLS I & II: DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 8:30am-9:15am dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-12:30PM.
♦ Check-out immediately following the closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: MON-THURS: 9am-4pm, FRI: 9am-12:30pm
SHOOTING: DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive between 1:30PM-2:30PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-1:30PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following the closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: Day 1: 2:30pm-8:30pm, Day 2: 9am-4pm, Day 3: 9am-1:30pm
Meals will be buffet style and the menu will vary each day. The menu can include but is not limited to meatball grinders, quesadillas, sliders, grilled chicken, tacos, burgers all accompanied with different sides of pasta or pasta salad, french fries, assorted veggies, chips, fruit salad, etc. Additionally, there will be a variety of beverages and desserts. Gluten-free options are available.
EXTRA NIGHT STAYOVER
Campers attending both the Shooting Camp and Complete Skills II are welcome to enroll for an extra night between sessions on July 16th. This will be an additional cost of $95 and may be added during registration.
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!
HEALTH & RELEASE FORMS
All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out US Sports Camps’ mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. The State of Connecticut requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.
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
● Small gym bag/backpack
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
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/Attendance/Announcements/ Judge Daily Contest
- 9:10 AM Stretch
- 9:25 AM Stations
- 11:00 AM Break
- 11:05 AM Games
- 12:05 PM Lunch
- 1:05 PM Warm-up
- 1:15 PM Break Down Lecture
- 1:45 PM Dribble Knockout
- 2:00 PM Break/Free Shooting
- 2:15 PM Contest
- 2:45 PM Break
- 2:50 PM Break
- 3:50 PM Team Lines
- 4:00 PM Dismissal
Campers will utilize SHU's William H. Pitt Center and the Notre Dame Catholic High School gym, conveniently located next to SHU. Campers will spend the majority of instruction in the Pitt Center and will use the high school gym when needed. The Pitt Center and Notre Dame Catholic High School gyms are both air-conditioned.
The $17.5 million Pitt Center, which opened in August 1997, serves as the home court for both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs, as well as our fencing and wrestling programs. The three-level, 141,000 square-foot complex features a four-court layout and seats over 2,000 people for basketball.
The lower level of the Pitt Center received a major facelift in the summer of 2007. The 5,000-plus square-foot weight room now reflects a top-level Division I weight room with the addition of state of the art weight training equipment, new Mondo rubberized flooring, lighting and a paint job that truly reflects the spirit of Pioneer Athletics. Other changes made were office renovations for men’s & women’s basketball and football, added locker room space and a total refurbishing of the aerobics room wood floor. The lower level also houses locker rooms for our athletic teams and members, the Pioneer Wrestling Room, Equipment Room, and Athletic Training offices. The main level of the center houses the Athletic Communications suite and a four-court field house with indoor track and retractable batting cage. A floating wood floor is used for basketball and volleyball competitions. 4,500 square feet of clinical space is dedicated to the Sacred Heart University Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Contained in this space are examination rooms, faculty offices, and therapy labs, as well as a physical therapy clinic.
July 16, 2023: The camp built my child's confidence in her abilities. She made friends and felt comfortable there. She reported it was fun and was excited to go back the next day. She was amazed by the food. :)
July 15, 2022: This camp was amazing. My daughter loved every minute. The camp director was pleasant and you can tell loves her job. My daughter can't wait till next year
July 17, 2023: My daughter loved working with the counselors. Having the SHU girls basketball team work with the girls what an amazing experience
July 18, 2023: Both of my daughters have attended this camp and they love it. Their basketball skills have improved tremendously over the years.
August 2, 2023: The scrimmages at the end of the week, awards and my daughter loved learning about the college experience in general
July 16, 2023: My daughter loved her counselor, made new friends, and had a lot of fun working on her basketball skills.
July 22, 2023: Playing with kids of equal or better skill level which in turn helps my daughter improve her skills.
July 22, 2023: Coaches were skilled in techniqueand teaching, friendly, took time to learn about the children.
July 18, 2023: This year, my girls really loved the overnight shooting camp which was new this year.
July 16, 2023: Great coaches that worked to improve skills. Good teamwork. Food was excellent too!
July 16, 2023: Being able to train in a college facility with actual college players and coaches
July 18, 2022: Coach Taylor definitely helped my daughter get more involved in the games.
July 25, 2022: This camp is so well run, the staff is amazing! This is her 3rd year!
July 22, 2023: My daughter had a great time and loved meeting new friends.
I can't wait to come back next year!
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.