Nike Girls Basketball Camp Stony Brook University
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Train with Division 1 Stony Brook University Women's Basketball in 2019 and learn what it takes to play at the collegiate level! This girls summer basketball camp on Long Island is designed to help improve your confidence and develop your skills through high-energy drill stations, uplifting lectures and discussions, positional skill work, and competitive scrimmaging.
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.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, team play and basketball IQ
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Caroline McCombs
Caroline McCombs completed her fourth season as the head coach of the Stony Brook women's basketball team in 2017-18, as the Seawolves head coach has risen among the winningest coaches in Stony Brook's Division I era. She has recorded 64 total wins with the Seawolves, trailing Trish Roberts (1999-04) by just two victories.View Caroline's Bio ⟩
Stony Brook finished the 2017-18 campaign with 18 total wins, the most under McCombs since she took over as head coach of the program prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. McCombs helped guide the program to 10 wins in its final 13 regular-season contests last year, and five-straight conference victories heading into the postseason tournament. The 2017-18 Seawolves set a new program record for most 3-pointers made in a single season (190), and largest single-game margin of victory (+51, vs. Farmingdale State).
The Seawolves have now had eight all-conference selections in the four years under McCombs. Sabre Proctor was selected to the all-conference first team in 2014-15, while Kori Bayne-Walker made the second team and Brittany Snow landed on the third team. In 2015-16, Snow improved to earn second-team recognition, while Bayne-Walker was a second-team selection in 2016-17. Shania Johnson was named to the all-conference first team in 2017-18, Jerell Matthews earned all-conference second team honors, and McKenzie Bushee was selected to the all-rookie team.
The Seawolves featured a top-40 scoring defense in 2016-17, as Stony Brook stifled opponents from beyond the arc, allowing the third-fewest three-pointers in the nation. Stony Brook held 20 of 30 opponents to 60 points or less during the campaign. McCombs coached a senior backcourt tandem of Kori Bayne-Walker, a 1,000-point scorer and the program's all-time leader in assists, and Christa Scognamiglio, who in just three years on campus ranked among the top three-point shooters in program history.
In 2015-16, McCombs became the first coach in Stony Brook Division I history to lead her team to two postseason appearances, finishing 17-15 and accepting a bid to the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the second consecutive season. McCombs collected her first career win in the America East Tournament when the Seawolves beat Hartford 60-42 in the America East Quarterfinals on March 5.
Two members from coach McCombs' first recruiting class (Ogechi Anyagaligbo and Davion Wingate) landed on the America East All-Rookie team in 2015-16 with Anyagaligbo earning America East Rookie of the Year. She became the first freshman to lead the America East in rebounding since the 2005-06 season.
In her first season in 2014-15, McCombs led the Seawolves to 17 overall wins and 10 wins in the America East Conference. She also guided Stony Brook to only the third postseason berth in program history, as the program was selected to participate in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI).
Under McCombs, the Seawolves were 11-3 in the new Island Federal Credit Union Arena, including a 68-64 home victory over America East champion Albany.
McCombs squad is not only excelling on the court, but in the classroom as well. Her 2014-15 and 16-17 teams earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award, given to programs that score in the top 10% in Academic Progress Rate (APR) in their respective sports. Two players also earned America East All-Academic Team selections.
McCombs came to Stony Brook with more than 15 years of experience as an assistant coach at the Division I level. She had assisted three different programs to a total of five NCAA Tournament berths, including two Sweet 16 appearances. McCombs’ strength in developing players has also resulted in two Associated Press All-Americans and three WNBA players.
McCombs spent from 2012 to 2014 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Auburn University, where she assisted the program to back-to-back WNIT berths. She developed a pair of SEC All-Conference and All-Defensive Team players, as well as one All-Freshman Team performer. In her first season at Auburn in 2012-13, McCombs helped guide the Tigers to 19 wins, the program’s most in four years. As Auburn’s Recruiting Coordinator, she was influential in signing a class that ranked 16th nationally in 2012.
Prior to her time at Auburn, McCombs coached nine Big Ten All-Conference selections in her two seasons as an assistant coach for Northwestern University from 2010 to 2012. Under her tutelage, Amy Jaeschke made history in 2011 by becoming the program's first-ever WNBA Draft pick after being selected 27th by the Chicago Sky. That year, Jaeschke was also Northwestern's first AP All-American since 1998. While at Northwestern, McCombs’ helped coach the team to a WNIT appearance in 2010-11 and assisted in recruiting a top-25 class.
McCombs spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2010. McCombs helped rebuild the program, assisting the program to five-straight postseason appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. These appearances in the NCAA Tournament included back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Additionally, the Panthers played in the WNIT in 2005-06 and 2009-10, reaching the Final Four in 2009-10. She also coached Shavonte Zellous, who went on to earn All-America honors and was the 11th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft. Zellous is one of six Pittsburgh student-athletes McCombs coached who went on to play professionally.
Before arriving at Pittsburgh, McCombs spent six seasons from 1999 to 2005 at Valparaiso University, the first five as assistant coach and the last as associate head coach. During that time, she helped the Crusaders to two conference championships and three postseason berths, including back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2002-03 and 2003-04. Among the 15 All-Conference Team honorees she coached was Marlous Nieuwveen, who became the first player in school and Mid-Continent Conference history to reach the WNBA when she made the Los Angeles Sparks in 2005.
McCombs, a native of Medina, Ohio, graduated from Youngstown State in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. While attending Youngstown State, McCombs earned an impressive list of accomplishments for the Penguins' basketball team, including places on the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and on the Mid-Continent All-Tournament Team three consecutive years from 1996 to 1998. McCombs was also a part of two NCAA Tournament teams as a player, including the 1997-98 team that upset the #5 seed as a #12 seed.
McCombs left her mark in the record books at Youngstown State, having started 112 of
115 career games and scoring 1,577 career points, finishing her career as the school's all-time sixth-leading scorer. McCombs is also among the school all-time leaders with 146 career three-pointers, 493 assists, and 236 steals.
After McCombs graduated from Youngstown State, she played European professional women's basketball, competing in the Czech Basketball Federation and European Cup in 1998.
McCombs, who obtained her master’s degree in liberal studies from Valparaiso in 2001, also served as the Head Coach for the 2004 Athletes in Action team that played in Warsaw, Poland. In April 2011, McCombs was inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame in Ohio. It was an honor she is familiar with, having also been enshrined into the Youngstown State Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2008.
Director of Operations Caitlyn Isler
Stony Brook women’s basketball head coach Caroline McCombs announced the addition of Caitlyn Isler to the Seawolves’ 2018-19 coaching staff as Director of Operations in August of 2018. Isler joins the Seawolves following a two-year stint serving as a Graduate Assistant in Operations for the Ohio State women’s basketball program. While serving as a graduate assistant at Ohio State, Isler worked directly with the program’s Director of Operations – helping with daily tasks.View Caitlyn's Bio ⟩
She spent the previous two-plus years as a Student Manager for Ohio State women’s basketball, gaining experience in many different facets of day-to-day operations. She also has AAU coaching experience with the Ohio Rising Stars program, which is based out of Canton, Ohio.
Isler graduated from Ohio State in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry, then received a Masters of Science in Kinesiology (Sports Management) from the University in 2018.
July 29-August 2019
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9am-4pm FRI 9am-12pm
Camp is open to any and all participants.Show Less See More Camp Details
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.
The Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Stony Brook University offers team and staff/faculty discounts. For more information and to apply for a discount, please email Coach Dan Rickard: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a VOUCHER for all tuition fees paid, valid through the following calendar year. Your VOUCHER is transferable to any family member and may be used in the sport that you initially registered in. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection. For more information on our Cancellation Policy, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy/.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
- 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:00 AM Games/contests/shooting
- 12:00 PM Lunch/games
- 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion
- 1:30 PM Team practice
- 2:15 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 3:00 PM Games
- 3:50 PM Closing words
- 4:00 PM Departure
Island Federal Credit Union Arena, the new 4,000-seat home of Stony Brook's men's and women's basketball teams, officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3, 2014. The ceremony represented the completion of a two-year, $21.1 million renovation of the facility, which originally opened in 1990.
The new Arena features modern arena video technology, including videoboards on both ends of the court, four luxury suites and a VIP lounge all with loge seating, an expanded concourse with new concession and restroom areas and an enhanced competition court and improved practice courts.
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Very Positive Atmosphere!
July 5, 2018: My daughter had an incredible experience at this camp! There is a very positive atmosphere and the coaches did an outstanding job running this camp. Thank you!
— Michael R. Parent
She loved every minute!
July 2, 2018: My daughter thought working with the players was a great help. She loved every minute!
— Lou D. Parent
My child really improved!
July 1, 2018: I loved how the basketball players of the team were the coaches. They taught the students what to do and it really helped! My child really improved.
— Anthony P. Parent