Nike Girls Basketball Camp University of San Diego
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USD has some of the best athletic facilities on the west coast and has hosted a number of NCAA tournaments. Directed by Head Coach Cindy Fisher, this camp offers a fantastic opportunity for seasoned female players to perfect their existing skills or for beginners to learn the basic fundamentals.
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.
- Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
- Daily emphasis on individual skill development, team play, and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt, NIKe Workbook and other great prizes!
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Camp Director Cindy Fisher
Cindy Fisher was named the University of San Diego head women's basketball coach on April 19, 2005. In her 11th season at the helm of the program, Fisher helped guide USD to its fifth consecutive 20-win season in 2015-16View Cindy Fisher's Bio ⟩
Under her tutelage, USD posted the second most wins in program history at 25-8. The Toreros also made their fifth consecutive appearance in the Women's NIT, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the third time in program history.
With the 25-8 overall record in 2015-16, the Toreros have now recorded 122 wins since the 2011-12 season, which is the second most wins amongst all division I schools in California, only trailing Stanford in this category.
In her 10th year in charge of the Torero women's basketball program, coach Fisher led USD to an unprecedented fourth consecutive 20-win season, as USD posted a 25-7 overall record, finished second in the WCC at 14-4 and USD made its fourth consecutive trip to the WNIT. USD managed to secure a pair of home postseason games, defeating Long Beach State in the first round, before losing to eventual WNIT champions UCLA in round two. Along the way, Fisher helped guide Sophia Ederaine to the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, as the senior forward led the nation in blocked shots with 152. This blocked shots mark also broke a 22-year old single-season blocked shots record at USD. Ederaine was the first Torero to win the league's Defensive Player of the Year distinction. Under her tutelage, the senior class was able to graduate with an overall four-year mark of 97-25.
In her ninth year at the helm of the Torero women's basketball program, Fisher helped lead USD to an overall record of 24-9, the second most wins in program history, and reached the Sweet 16 round of the WNIT for the second time in three years. USD opened the season with a perfect 15-0 record, which led to the programs fist-ever national ranking of No. 24 in both the Associate Press and Coaches top-25 polls. The 15-0 start was the best not only in program history, but for any athletic team at USD in the division I era. The WNIT appearance marked the first time in program history that USD has made three consecutive postseason appearances. Under the watchful eye of head coach Cindy Fisher, the Toreros had three players take home All-WCC honors, highlighted by first-teamer Amy Kame.
In her eighth season at the helm of the program in 2012-13, Cindy Fisher managed to do something no other coach in the history of the program had done before, the Toreros posted a second consecutive 20-win season. USD posted an overall record of 22-10, the second most wins in program history, and reached the second round of the WNIT. USD also had a 12-4 mark in the WCC, good for sole possession of second place in the West Coast Conference, and San Diego managed to reach the championship game of the WCC Tournament. This marked only the second time in program history that USD has made back-to-back postseason appearances, and both times have come under the watchful eye of Cindy Fisher. USD did all of this despite losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers, and the team's leading rebounder from the previous season's record setting team. Under coach Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros produced the WCC Freshman of the Year in Maya Hood, and had three total players earn All-WCC honors, highlighted by first-teamer Amy Kame.
Assistant Coach Mery Andrade
Mery Andrade is entering her first season with the Toreros under head coach Cindy Fisher. Andrade will assist coach Fisher with all aspects of the game. Andrade, a native of Lisbon, Portugal, comesView Mery Andrade's Bio ⟩
Mery Andrade is entering her first season with the Toreros under head coach Cindy Fisher. Andrade will assist coach Fisher with all aspects of the game.
Andrade, a native of Lisbon, Portugal, comes to USD after a very successful professional playing career that spanned over 10 seasons in both the WNBA and Italy. Andrade spent half of her playing career with the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers, after being drafted in 1999. She played for Cleveland for five seasons, scoring 588 points, while shooting .381 from the field, and she pulled down 292 rebounds.
After her time with Cleveland, Andrade took her talents overseas to Italy, where she played for the Pool Comense, Como from 2001-02. Then from 2003-06, she played with the Naples Basketball Vomero, and from 2006-10, she played for the Umana Venezia. Andrade did return to the WNBA for one season in 2004 to play for the Charlotte Sting. She then returned to Italy, where Andrade played for the Le Mura Lucca from 2010-12, before traveling to Portugal where she played for Lambos from 2012-13. Andrade then finished off her career in 2014-15 back in Italy, where she played for the Dike Basket Napoli.
During her professional career, Andrade helped the Pool Comense team win the Italian Championship in the 2001-02 season; helped the Napoli Vomero win the 2005 FIBA Cup (Europe); and in 2008, she helped lead the Umana Venezia to the Italian Cup championship. She also helped lead the Rockers into the WNBA playoffs twice in her five seasons with the organization.
In college, Andrade was the heart and soul of Lady Monarch teams of Old Dominion University from 1995-99, where she excelled under coach Fisher, who was an assistant coach at ODU during Andrade's time there. She was named the CAA co-Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in her senior season of 1998-99. She ranks fourth all-time in CAA history with 382 career steals. Andrade was also a three-time All-CAA selection and three-time CAA All-Defensive team selection. The Lady Monarchs reached the NCAA round of 16 three times, and in 1997, they advanced to the National Championship game with Andrade leading the charge. In 2010, she as inducted into the ODU Hall of Fame.
Andrade brings coaching credentials as well having served as the coach for the 2009 and 2012 seasons for the Summer Basketball Camp, "Torneo Mery Andrade," in Lisbon, Portugal. She then served as a player/assistant coach in 2011-12 for the Le Mura Basket, Lucca team in Italy. After another assistant coaching stop for the junior basketball team in Lucca from 2010-13, she then served as the head coach for the U14 Quinta dos Lambos Team.
Andrade is a 1999 graduate of Old Dominion University, and holds a bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from ODU. She also holds a Personal Trainer Certificate at the F.I.F. (Fitness Italian Federation).
2017 COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: JUNE 18TH-21ST
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 5PM-6PM at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 2:30PM at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
This camp is open to any and all, limited only by number, age or gender.Show Less See More Camp Details
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Alcala Vista Apartments on campus. Campers stay two per room in two room suites (each suite accomodates four campers), and 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
Room Key Deposit: $40 check
Suggested Spending Money: $40
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. 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.
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Campers stay until 8PM.
♦ Dinner is not provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided. Please pack your own lunch.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided. Please pack your own lunch. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 6PM-8PM, MON-TUES 9AM-4PM, WED 9AM-3PM
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.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.
- To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
- To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 AM Breakfast (overnight campers only)
- 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
- 3:30 PM Drills and stations
- 4:00 PM Day campers depart
- 5:30 PM Dinner/rest
- 6:30 PM Back to gym; league games
- 9:00 PM Free time
- 10:00 PM Lights out
Perched above Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, The University of San Diego is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and an fantastic location to experience basketball camp. Campers will utilize the Jenny Craig Pavilion and overnight campers will stay in the valley in the Mission Dorms getting a taste for college life in this friendly and welcoming college campus. The USD campus is located right off of I-5, just 6 miles north of the San Diego Airport and Downtown San Diego.
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An all girls camp that is at a high level for athletes.
Great skills training and then great team play in the afternoon. My daughter says she is a better player as a result of this camp. It is so nice to have an all girls camp that is at a high level for athletes that are already strong in their sport, but that makes them even stronger and better. The directors ensured the safety at all times for the overnight campers and the day campers. There was always a director in the dorms with the girls who ensured the girls were in their dorms and that no one could leave without a director with them. The camp directors always paid attention to detail in learning and also always ensured all campers were safe and attended to at all times.
— Thomas M. Parent
I learned more at USD than I ever learned in my basketball career.
It was extremely fun all the girls in my group were pretty much equal in skill and height I defiantly want to come back next summer I also want to add Thanks coach Sofia! I met many friends and I thought it was cool that you could stay overnight there are awesome staff and you have teaches me a lot I learned more at USD than I ever learned in my basketball career.
— Makaylee D. Camper
My daughter will definitely be back next year.
My daughter loved the camp. The coaches were fantastic and she came away as a better player. She will definitely be back next year.
— Amy R. Parent
I loved playing with older kids during scrimmages.
It was really fun and the coaches were funny and nice. I loved playing with older kids during scrimmages because I feel more active and intense.
— Christina L. Camper
Learning from the division 1 college girls was a great experience.
Learning from the division 1 college girls was a great experience. I had a lot of fun at the camp. The university girls felt like celebrities to me because I want to play at their level when I'm their age, and they were so good at basketball it felt surreal. I will always remember the girls I met and how much fun we had within those few days at the camp.
— Savanah F. Camper
Coach Fisher and her staff and players run a very good camp.
Coach Fisher and her staff and players run a very good camp. They provide a lot of energy, are very encouraging, and teach the fundamentals of the game. My daughter has really enjoyed her experience at this camp and looks forward to attending it next summer.
— Sam V. Parent
I liked all of the games we played.
I liked all of the games we played and meeting all of the friends I now have because of this camp.
— Vanessa P. Camper
This is the best sports camp our children have attended.
This is the best sports camp our children have attended. The director and her staff were exceptional at every level. Our child learned so much and had a great time. She already is talking about next year!
My daughter always felt safe and inspired to excel to be better.
All of the university coaches, university basketball players, and camp directors were the utmost of professionalism. My daughter always felt safe and inspired to excel to be better.
I feel like such a better basketball player!
I had so much fun at camp this Summer. I can't wait to go back next year. I feel like such a better basketball player!
Literally swished first two free throws in first game after camp!
Literally swished first two free throws in first game after camp!
My daughter wears her Nike basketball t-shirt everyday.
My daughter had so much fun at this camp. She wears her Nike basketball t-shirt everyday and is looking forward to next year.
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