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USD is home to some of the best athletic facilities on the west coast and has hosted a number of NCAA tournaments. Directed by USD Women's Basketball 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 in summer 2019.
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
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other 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. Coach Fisher (13th season), has guided the Toreros to five 20-win seasons in the past six years. In that six-year span, USD has recorded a .697 win percentage (136-59), the second best amongst all division I schools in California, trailing only Stanford in this category.View Cindy Fisher's Bio ⟩
In her 11th season at the helm of the program, Fisher helped guide USD to its fifth consecutive 20-win season in 2015-16. 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.
In her 10th year in charge of the Torero women's basketball program, Coach Fisher led USD to another 20-win season, as USD posted a 25-7 overall record, finished second in the WCC at 14-4 and 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 at the time, 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 program's fist-ever national ranking of No. 24 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Poll. The 15-0 start was not only the best in program history, but for any athletic team at USD in the D-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 at the time, and reached the second round of the WNIT. USD also had a 12-4 mark in the WCC, good for 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.
The 2011-12 season was a historical one for the Toreros, as it is now the greatest season in program history. Under Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros soared to new heights,. USD posted a program best 26-9 overall record, posted a 12-4 mark in WCC play (the most wins in WCC play in program history) and they recorded the program's first ever postseason win. Not only was it the first ever postseason win, but the Toreros advanced all the way to the Final Four of the WNIT, before falling to the eventual WNIT champions, Oklahoma State. With Fisher's guidance, USD saw Dominique Conners become the program's all-time leading scorer, as well as earn first-team All-WCC honors along with Morgan Woodrow. Amy Kame take home All-WCC honorable mention accolades as well.
In the 2010-11 season, Cindy Fisher had the team playing at its best basketball at the right time of year, as USD had an impressive run through the West Coast Conference Championships, winning two games in two days to advance to the semifinal game of the Championships against WCC-runner-up Saint Mary's. The Toreros then nearly pulled off of a third straight victory to make the championship game, but a last second shot fell just short, which ended USD's season. Under Cindy Fisher's tutelage, both Sam Child and Dominique Conners earned All-WCC accolades, and Sam Child was named to the All-WCC Tournament team.
In her fifth season, Cindy Fisher once again had her team playing its best at the right time of the season, as the Toreros had an unprecedented run in the WCC championships, winning three games in three days to reach the championship game for the second time in as many years. The Toreros produced three players to the All-WCC team and Dominique Conners was the lone freshman named to the All-WCC Tournament team.
In her third season at the helm of the program, she guided the Toreros back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years. The 2007-08 season also marks back-to-back postseason appearances for the Toreros under Fisher's watch. Fisher helped lead USD to a 19- 12 overall record and a West Coast Conference Tournament championship. She helped guide three players to All-WCC honors, with Amanda Rego and Amber Sprague each earning first-team honors and Sam Child being selected to the All-WCC freshman team.
In only her second season at the helm of the program, Cindy Fisher orchestrated the biggest turn around in school history, a 12-game improvement from 9-19 in the 2005-06 season to a 21-9 record in 2006-07 season. The turnaround was the fourth best in the nation. USD set a lot of records along the way, including their first-ever 20-win season in program history,. Under her tutelage, the Toreros placed three players on the All-WCC lists highlighted by Amanda Rego being named the WCC Co-Player of the Year. Rego and Amber Sprague both took home first-team All-WCC honors and Morgan Henderson was named to the All-WCC Freshman team. For her efforts, Fisher was named the 2007 WCC Co-Coach of the Year.
During her first season at USD, the Toreros showed remarkable improvement. The Toreros recorded a huge 15-point win over Santa Clara on the road and were close in games against Georgia Tech, Boise State and against Loyola Marymount in the first round of the WCC Championship Tournament. Fisher also helped guide Tiara Harris to an All-WCC selection and Kelly Winther to an All-WCC Freshman team selection.
Before coming to USD, Fisher was the University of Nebraska's top assistant for two seasons, and the head coach for Wyoming between 1998-2003. She became USD's third head coach dating back to the program's inception in 1978-79. She took over for Kathy Marpe, who stepped down after directing the program for 25 years.
Fisher helped lead Nebraska to back-to-back appearances in the WNIT during her two seasons with the Huskers. In 2004-05, the team finished 18-14 overall and 8-8 in the Big 12. The Huskers recorded the program's first win over a top-5 team with its 103-99 victory over eventual NCAA National Champion, Baylor, in January of 2005. They also posted Big 12 wins over No. 14 Iowa State and Oklahoma, both NCAA Tournament participants. Fisher recruited and coached Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Jelena Spiric, and recruited and developed post player, Danielle Page, who earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors twice. Fisher's final recruiting class at Nebraska might have been her best, as she went deep into Alaska to find, recruit, and sign Big 12 Player of the Year and WNBA first round draft pick Kelsey Griffin.
During the 2003-04 campaign, the Huskers finished 18-12 overall, and produced one of the top 10 turnarounds in NCAA Division I women's basketball with 10 more victories. The team earned two wins over top 25 teams; the team cracked the top-25 national rankings for the first time since 1999; and the 2004 recruiting class was ranked 28th nationally.
In five seasons as the head coach at Wyoming, Cindy Fisher compiled a 59-81 record. However, Fisher's accomplishments at Wyoming go well beyond her overall coaching record. Cindy Fisher's Cowgirl teams showed improvement in each of her five seasons, culminating with an 18-12 mark in 2002-03. The 18 wins were the school's most victories since 1989-90. She also led the Cowgirls to their first postseason appearance since 1989-90 with a trip to the 2003 WNIT, where Wyoming notched a first-round win over Montana. The WNIT win over Montana marked the first postseason victory in Wyoming women's basketball history. Her 2001-2002 team at Wyoming finished No. 1 in the country in academic excellence with a team GPA of 3.486.
Before taking the job at Wyoming, Cindy Fisher spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Old Dominion. She served as the Lady Monarchs' recruiting coordinator and scheduling coordinator and prepared scouting reports, while also acting as the team's public relations liaison. During her three-year stint, ODU compiled a 92-8 record, including a 34-win season and a pair of 29-win seasons. Old Dominion advanced to the national championship game in 1997, and qualified for the Sweet 16 in each of her three seasons. Fisher also built up her coaching resume with stops at Weber State (1994-95), Mesa CC in Arizona (1988-90; 1993-94), and Illinois State (1992-93; graduate assistant, 1990-92).
From Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cindy Fisher was a three-year starter at Cheyenne Central High School, before competing at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. Her career was cut short by a hip injury, but she earned her associate's degree in 1984. She transferred to Arizona State and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology in 1988.
After graduation, she served as a physical education instructor at Mesa Community College from 1988 to 1990, before completing her Master's Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Administration of Sport at Illinois State in 1992.
Assistant Coach Mery Andrade
Mery Andrade is entering her third season with the Toreros under head coach Cindy Fisher. Andrade assists coach Fisher with all aspects of the game. In her first year at USD, Andrade helped lead the Toreros to a 24-8 record and a 14-4 mark in WCC play, good for second place.View Mery Andrade's Bio ⟩
The Toreros qualified for the WNIT and advanced all the way to the Sweet 16. Andrade helped Maya Hood win WCC Defensive Player of the Year and Malina Hood capture All-WCC First Team honors. Andrade, a native of Lisbon, Portugal, came 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).
Assistant Coach Trevor Olson
Trevor Olson is entering his second year as an Assistant Coach with the USD women's basketball program for head coach Cindy Fisher. He assists coach Fisher will all aspects of the game.View Trevor Olson's Bio ⟩
Olson returned to USD after spending the previous two seasons at Henderson State University, where he served as both the graduate assistant, and the top assistant on Jill Thomas' staff.
In the 2015-16 season, as the top assistant on the Reddies coaching staff, he helped guide the program to a fifth place finish (out of 12 teams) in the Great American Conference, earning HSU a birth in the GAC Basketball Tournament (top 8 teams make the tournament). Additionally, he helped increased the Reddies conference win total by five games from the previous season (from 8 to 13). His duties included player development at the guard and post position, creating scouting reports for all contests, overseeing all academic support activities, community outreach, elite camp coordinating and served as the program's recruiting coordinator.
As a graduate assistant coach in 2014-15 for HSU, Olson was responsible for recruiting, academic coordination, practice planning and opponent scouting.
Olson served as a male practice player for the Toreros women's basketball team from 2009-2013, where he oversaw the male practice players. He also recorded statistics and shot chart information for all regular season and tournament games.
During the 2012 season, San Diego held a program-best 26-9 record and made it to the Women's NIT Final Four. In 2013, San Diego posted its first-ever consecutive 20-win season (22-10) and made an appearance in the WCC championship game, as well as advancing to the second round of the WNIT.
Olson graduated in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree and a 3.79 GPA from the University of San Diego.
Prior to his time at San Diego, he attended Bishop Blanchet High School (Seattle, Wash.), where he was a four-year varsity player and won the Scholar Athlete Award all four years.
Before working at Henderson State, Olson spent one year working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a Core Assurance Associate.
He served as the president of the Phi Kappa Theta CA Phi Delta fraternity at USD during his college years and helped recruit over 100 members to a fraternity founded on servant leadership.
JUNE 16-19, 2019
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 5PM-6PM at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
All Campers 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
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
Extended Day/After Care
Flexible extended day/after care options are available Monday-Wednesday at $10/hr per camper. Payment and registration for the extended day option can be made day-of, prior to the start of camp, by cash or check. If you have any questions please contact USD Assistant Coach Trevor Olson at email@example.com.
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
- 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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Director and their staffs were all really nice and postive
June 24, 2017: The camp director and their staffs were all really nice and postive. Whenever we would make a mistake during a drill they would be patient and kind and helped us from that mistake to improve our skills.
— Lucia P. Camper
She had the time of her life
June 22, 2017: "Everything!!!!!!"(what was a highlight of camp?) per Meghan. Per mom.....She had the time of her life and she is so sore she can barely move:)
— Meghan C. Camper
She loved everything about it
June 23, 2017: She loved everything about it. She could not stop talking about the drills she learned, friends she made, meeting the team members, and the awards given out.
— Belle S. Parent
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.