Nike Girls Basketball Camp Seattle University
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Join Head Coach Suzy Barcomb and her Redhawks staff for another summer of drills, skills and fun! This complete skills camp covers individual skill development, competitive scrimmages and game tactic lectures to help female athletes gain confidence and reach their fullest basketball potential.
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 development, team play, and more
- In-depth discussions on basketball situational play and game management
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Camp Director Suzy Barcomb
Suzy Barcomb enters her second year as the Seattle University head women's basketball coach in 2017-18. She was named head coach on April 18, 2016. In her first season at SU, Barcomb oversaw an exciting turnaround as the Redhawks drastically outperformed expectations to finish second in the WAC regular season standings and advance to the WAC Championship game.View Suzy Barcomb's Bio ⟩
Seattle U also made its third Division I postseason appearance, qualifying for the WNIT. After being chosen to place seventh in both WAC preseason polls, Barcomb instead guided SU to a 10-4 conference record, good for second place. The Redhawks were one of 10 Division I teams to increase their conference win total by at least seven games from 2015-16.
SU won five road games in the WAC, including a 67-54 win at UTRGV that featured the biggest comeback (16 points) by an SU team since Feb. 28, 2013. Alexis Montgomery earned All-WAC First Team honors, while Kamira Sanders became the first Redhawk to win a major WAC award, claiming Freshman of the Year. Senior Kaylee Best was an All-WAC Second Team pick, finishing her career as the Seattle U all-time leader in made three-pointers (195). She became the 16th player in program history to score 1,000 points, achieving the feat at Grand Canyon on Feb. 16. That same night, Best sank seven treys, setting an SU single-game record. Barcomb's versatile offense led the WAC in assists per game (14.5) in conference play. The team's defense also shined, holding WAC opponents to 28.9 percent shooting from three-point range, the stingiest mark in the league.
Barcomb spent six seasons at the helm of the Cal State East Bay women’s basketball program where she led the Pioneers to the university’s first-ever conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in any sport. She surpassed career win No. 300 in February 2015 and led her team to the institution’s first-ever postseason win, advancing to the conference championships that season.
Prior to Cal State East Bay, Barcomb was at the helm of the University of Puget Sound for 12 seasons where she became the all-time winningest coach in program history.
“When this coaching vacancy presented itself, I knew it would be a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally,” said Barcomb. “I’ve called the Pacific Northwest my home for the better part of 25 years and I am incredibly thankful that Bill Hogan has the confidence in me and my abilities to direct the women’s basketball program.”
Barcomb started her coaching career as an assistant at Puget Sound (1995-98) and has a wealth of experience, working in every facet of athletics administration – event management, sports information, academic advising, and recruitment – in addition to coaching. She is a member of the USA Today/ESPN Board of Coaches National Committee and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
Beginning her collegiate playing career as a middle hitter on the volleyball team and a forward on the basketball team at Central Missouri State, Barcomb transferred to Washington where she walked on to the Huskies’ women’s basketball team, playing one season. Barcomb graduated from the University of Washington in 1986.
“I want to thank Fr. Sundborg, Bill Hogan, and Tim Leary for the opportunity to join the Seattle University athletics department,” Barcomb said. “Not often in the coaching profession do you get to return to a place you call home and, for me, that is the Pacific Northwest. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting every single staff member while interviewing and knew this was a department that I wished to become a part of. Everyone was so welcoming and it was obviously a perfect fit while walking around campus; I felt at home.”
Associate Head Coach Joddie Gleason
Joddie Gleason begins her second season as associate head coach in 2017-18 and will serve as Camp Coordinator and Organizer this summer. She works as the team's offensive coordinator, helps with the program's scheduling and scouting reports, and oversees guard development.View Joddie Gleason's Bio ⟩
In 2016-17, Seattle U advanced to the WAC Championship game after finishing second in the regular season standings. The Redhawks qualified for the WNIT for the first time since 2013.
Gleason was most recently the head women’s basketball coach at Humboldt State University, where she led the team to a 201-137 record in 12 seasons, the best in program history. Under her leadership, the team qualified four times for the NCAA DII West Regionals and broke the HSU single season winning percentage in 2015.
“I am both honored and thrilled to join Coach Suzy Barcomb as part of her staff at Seattle University,” said Gleason. “We have had some great battles against each other over the past six years and it will be exciting to join forces at this time. I have the utmost respect for her and for the program that she runs on and off the court. I want to thank Coach Barcomb, Athletic Director Bill Hogan, and President Sundborg for giving us this terrific opportunity to grow both personally and professionally at SU.”
At Humboldt, Gleason coached three All-Americans, 14 First Team All-Conference selections, and 34 First Team Academic award winners. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (1992), a teaching credential (1994), as well as a Master of Arts in Kinesiology (2000) all from California State University, Chico.
“Joddie’s a proven winner, dedicated to academic and athletic excellence over her coaching career," said Barcomb. "I have a great deal of respect for what she’s accomplished but particularly at Humboldt State. The Lumberjacks are always well-prepared, compete at a high level, and play with passion. We’ve had some great games over the last six years and now I am looking forward to working with her as part of our staff.”
Assistant Coach Skip Gleason
Skip Gleason, an assistant to Suzy Barcomb, begins his second season at SU in 2017-18. He is the program's recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator. Gleason also works with the Redhawks' post players and prepares video and scouting of opponents.View Skip Gleason's Bio ⟩
Seattle U put together a strong season in 2016-17, winning 15 games and placing second in the WAC. The Redhawks earned a spot in the WNIT for the first time in four years.
Gleason previously served as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Humboldt State since 2007 where he was responsible primarily for video, technology, and recruiting, bringing to HSU back-to-back CCAA Newcomers of the Year. Gleason was also responsible for academic supervision of student-athletes as well as marketing and communications of basketball camps and clinics.
“I am very excited to join Coach Barcomb’s staff at Seattle U,” said Gleason. “We have always been impressed with her teams’ competitive spirit and her ability to put together a game plan when competing against her. Being able to represent the city of Seattle and a university with such tradition and academic excellence like Seattle U is a real honor. I look forward to meeting and getting to work with the women’s basketball student-athletes as quickly as possible.”
On top of his role as an assistant coach, he also served as Director of Development at HSU since August 2014, before which he was the head men’s basketball coach at College of the Redwoods (2005-07) and assistant men’s basketball coach at Humboldt (2004-05). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from CSU Chico (1995) and a teaching credential from Chapman University (1999).
“Skip is a diligent recruiter with outstanding contacts throughout California and the Pacific Northwest," said Barcomb. "Skip has a great eye for assessing talent – his knowledge of the game and his ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses of our opponents will be a valuable asset. Skip’s wide range of coaching duties and expertise will prove essential in the growth and development of our team.”
Assistant Coach Toni Thomas
Toni Thomas joins Suzy Barcomb's staff at Seattle U after previously serving as her second assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State East Bay. At SU, Thomas is responsible for international recruiting and post player development. She is also an academic liaison and prepares scouting reports.View Toni Thomas's Bio ⟩
In 2016-17, Thomas was part of a new coaching staff that oversaw Seattle U's run to the WNIT. The Redhawks finished second in the WAC regular-season standings and tournament, earning a bid in the WNITE for the first time since 2013.
“Words cannot describe how excited I am to join the athletics staff at Seattle University,” said Thomas. “Sometimes change can be frightening. However, I had absolutely no reservations when making the decision to become a Redhawk. I am both honored and grateful that Suzy has asked me to come along with her to SU. I am looking forward to this new experience and we fully intend to leave our mark on this program.”
At CSUEB, she was also an academic mentor, conducting weekly academic meetings with student-athletes, as well as serving in an operations capacity, preparing plans for travel, meals, and lodging.
Prior to Cal State East Bay, Thomas previously coached at the West Coast Premier Basketball Academy in Walnut, Calif. (Mar. 2013-Sept. 2015) as well as at the Marlborough School and Monroe H.S. in Los Angeles (Dec. 2013-Apr. 2014).
Before moving into the coaching realm, she also served as Director of Basketball Operations at CSU Fullerton in 2013, her alma mater where she received a Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development with a concentration on health and coaching in 2009. Thomas also played professionally in Portugal, Germany, Thailand, and Angola.
“Toni worked with me during our historical season at Cal State East Bay," said Barcomb. "Her primary responsibilities were post player development, academic mentoring, and student-athlete welfare. Her successful college and overseas playing career coupled with her recruiting ties on the west coast and international connections are remarkable. Toni is trustworthy, reliable, and has a gift for connecting with student-athletes.”
Director of Operations Eliot Mar
Eliot Mar will assist with camp and residence hall registration and camp organization. Mar was hired as Director of Operations in August 2014 after serving as team manager for two seasons prior.View Eliot Mar's Bio ⟩
Mar graduated from Seattle University in June 2014 with a bachelors of science in General Science with concentrations in chemistry and biology. He also fulfilled all premedical class requirements.
AUGUST 6-10, 2018
Check-in: Monday between 8:30AM-9AM at Connolly Complex.
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 4:30PM. Check-out following at 5PM.
Meals: Lunch will be provided daily.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 9am-5pm
There will be optional swim time throughout the week. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
Monday: Jersey/Favorite Sports Team Day
Tuesday: Crazy Sock/Hair Day
Wednesday: Camp T-Shirt Day
Thursday: Hawaiian/ Beach Day
Friday: Seattle U Spirit Day (wear SU gear or Red)/Talent Show
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.
Seattle University Discounts
Team Discount: If eight or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. To redeem, one person from your group must call our office prior to registering to create a team offer code. Discounts will not be applied retroactively to any camper(s) that register before receiving a code.
Employee Discount: Current Seattle University employees are eligible for a $25 discount. Please call our office prior to registering to redeem.
Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Seattle University Cancellations
For those who have Cancellation Protection:Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees (deposit or full payment) if you cancel for any reason by your final balance due date. Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection fee and registration fee is non-refundable.
For those who do not have Cancellation Protection: If you cancel, for any reason, after your final balance due date but before 21 days prior to the camp start date, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2018. If you cancel within 21 days of the camp start date, for any reason, you will receive a camp voucher for half of the camp fees paid, valid through 2018, and the other half of the camp fees paid with be forfeited. Your camp voucher is transferable to family and may be used for any Nike Basketball Camp.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Warm-up/Stretch
- 9:15 AM Dribble Series
- 10:00 AM Full Court Drills
- 10:30 AM Drill Stations
- 11:00 AM 3 on 3
- 11:30 AM Full court games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:30 PM Free Throw, Two Ball, 1 on 1
- 2:00 PM Lecture
- 2:45 PM Offensive Team Drills
- 3:30 PM Defensive Team Drills
- 4:15 PM League Games
- 5:00 PM Dismissal
Seattle University is located downtown in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district at 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My daughter left camp full of pride and motivation.
August 25, 2017: Ayesha loved everything about this camp. Not only were her basketball skills and knowledge greatly improved, she also made many new friends. Camp staff were wonderful; always positive, encouraging and inclusive. She is already excited to return again next year! Based on the feedback from my daughter through her daily reports, this camp was exactly what we were looking for; skills development and mentoring. The staff at the camp were great role models and served as positive examples of what hard work and dedication can become. My daughter left camp full of pride and motivation. Thank you!
— Ayesha B. Parent
She will definitely attend next year.
August 23, 2017: This was our daughter second year at the camp. She had just as much fun this year as she did last year. She will definitely attend next year. She made some great new friends last year from different parts of the country as well as new ones this year. She stays in touch with them and they share their basketball experiences
— Kaliyah W. Parent
I really loved the scrimmages
August 18, 2017: I really loved the scrimmages and how the teams brought girls closer together. I came in a group alone but I ended up making a lot of new friends within my scrimmage team.
— Audrey N
I want to come here for as long as I can.
This is the best camp ever. I want to come here for as long as I can. Best coaches I ever met. Such a fun and positive place. I am inspired to be a better BB player, and work harder to achieve my goal! My favorite part of camp was the coaches, and playing basketbsll at Seattle U. So much fun, and very inspirational. Coach B rocks!
— Anna H. Parent
August 9, 2016: The women's team players staffing the camp set an incredible, positive example for my daughter and the "big girl" aspect of the experience - from lunch in the cafeteria to warm ups - made her feel confident. Dynamite camp!
— Lucas W. Parent
My third year at Seattle University
August 11, 2016: This is my third year at this camp, and I love it so much. It is always on my birthday, and it is so much fun to share it with my basketball friends, and coaches. My game has improved a lot because of this camp. I will go here for as long as they want me!
— Anna H. Camper
All coaches were excellent. Very appropriate for young college students. Loved everyone's positive friendly attitude, including the main team coach! Very approachable. Very impressive! Very well run. Coaches all knew my daughters name. Called her by name repaeatedly(excellent!). Very positive and kind coaches!
— Bonnie T. Parent
My daughter was in awe working with Div 1 athletes.
All the coaches were fantastic; I think my daughter was in awe that they were Div 1 athletes. She was also touched by the head coach's inspirational speech, as she puts it. This was her only single sex camp this year and she says that makes it much more organized and pleasant. She also enjoyed being awarded a Redhawk award.
— Jennifer Y. Parent
A great combination of learning and fun!
August 8, 2016: I think you've developed a great combination of learning and fun! My daughter loved the learning and competition. I loved the quality and structure of the camp.
— Deena F. Parent
My daughter LOVED the dining experience.
August 8, 2016: My daughter enjoyed working with the older girls, she felt she played better with the older girls and felt as though they were more at her level. I also feel like the extension of the camp hours was a huge benefit to the campers. My daughter LOVED the dining experience and the vegetarian options were a huge improvement over last year. Nice job! One improvement is to have your lines be the same as the teams, because we work in lines more than we work as teams, so having these the same would help to strengthen the teams.
— Rene H. Parent
My daughter now wants to tryout for her school team!
August 9, 2016: My daughter didnt know anything about basketball before attending camp at Seattle U and now she wants to play basketball for her school! She was very tired when she came home, the coaches kept her going and she's a hard one to wear down! She had a great time with her peers and really wants to come back next summer.
— Lillian T. Parent
All the girls looked like that had a great time!
My daughter enjoyed every part of camp. She especially loved playing games and learning more techniques for basketball. All the girls looked like that had a great time! Thanks so much for everything!
— Claire F. Parent
Thanks so much for making this summer experience the best of the season!
My daughter was so excited each morning to get back to camp. She enjoyed the chance to interact with the Seattle U team and can't stop talking about what it would take to go to school and play basketball for the Hawks. I already see her practicing more than she had before camp. Her favorite part was getting the chance to play basketball all day. I would say learning life skills and the chance to practice working in teams. Thanks so much for making this summer experience the best of the season!
— Jean C. Parent
She loved it and wants to come back next year.
My daughter was not going to stay overnight but then changed her mind. The staff's willingness to let her stay was fantastic and they made it as easy as possible. She loved it and wants to come back next year.
— Camper Parent
Camp gave me the courage
The camp gave me the courage to go out for the basketball team at my school this year.
Thank you to all!! You're the BEST!!
My daughter had a wonderful experience!! She is already talking about next year. Joy, Rachel, and Monica made it the best first camp experience. I was nervous to send her to an all-day camp but she came home that night and told me about her first day and all of her worries were gone! Thank you to all!! You're the BEST!!
Coach B and the SU women basketball players were awesome.
Coach B and the SU women basketball players were awesome. My eleven-year-old daughter had a blast even though she did not know anyone at camp. That says a lot about the fun times and individual attention that the staff and leadership brought to camp! Thanks.