Nike Girls Basketball Camp The College of New Jersey
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Enhance your skills in Ewing, NJ this summer with collegiate style instruction from TCNJ Women's Head Coach Chessie Jackson and her staff. This brand new camp places emphasis on skill development as well as individual and team play progression for the young female athlete.
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.
- Three+ hours dedicated daily to on-court individual skill development
- Discussions on the importance of strong work habits, leadership and confidence
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Director Chessie Jackson
Chessie Jackson excelled in her first season at the helm of the women's basketball program. The Lions posted a record of 22-7, and advanced to the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship game as well as the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The 22 wins is the highest in a single season since the 2008-09 season, and the NCAA Appearance was the first since the '08-09 year as well. Jackson was named the D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and the NJAC Co-Coach of the Year.View Chessie Jackson's Bio ⟩
Jackson arrived from Princeton University, where she served as assistant basketball coach for the Tigers since June of 2015. She has also been an assistant coach at Smith College and the University of Rochester, following her playing career at William College.
“I am honored to take on this role as head women’s basketball coach at The College of New Jersey,” said Jackson. “I am particularly excited about the opportunity to work with a group of women who are talented, bright, and eager to continue building on past successes while striving for new heights. It is clear to me that TCNJ is a place that values excellence in all arenas, and I look forward to helping our program set a new standard of excellence moving forward. I am grateful to be joining the Lions’ family, and I look forward to forming bonds within our immediate team as well as the broader TCNJ community.”
While serving on the coaching staff at Princeton, Jackson assisted with recruiting, scouting, on-court skill sessions, and daily administrative duties. The Tigers enjoyed a historic season in 2015-16, compiling a record of 23-6 and becoming the first Ivy League basketball program to receive an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.
“Chessie will be a great addition to the TCNJ community,” said Princeton University women’s basketball Head Coach Courtney Banghart. “She will lead with passion and compassion, a clear sense of purpose and competitive drive, and will be a valued teammate in the athletic department and in the greater school community. Our players, coaches, administrators, recruits, and donors experienced her selfless commitment and genuine spirit and were touched in a meaningful way by her contribution. While we hate to lose her, we wholeheartedly celebrate her next steps and we are so grateful that she is close by.”
At Smith College, Jackson was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, while also serving on the Athletics Leadership Development Program. She also coordinate recruiting at the University of Rochester along with her coaching responsibilities.
Jackson was a four-year starter at Williams College and was named captain her senior year. She ranks fourth all-time in program history in points (1,346) and ninth in rebounding (635). Jackson was a First Team All-NESCAC selection in 2010-11 and was also named Williams College Women’s Basketball Most Valuable Player. The Ephs made two NCAA appearances during her tenure and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen her junior season.
After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in political science with a concentration in leadership studies, Jackson became a graduate assistant coach at Smith College. At Smith, she earned her master’s of science in exercise and sports studies.
Jackson hails from Galeta, CA where she attended Dos Pueblos High School.
Assistant Coach Devon Quattrocchi
Devon Quattrocchi begins her first year at TCNJ in 2018. She will be an assistant coach for the women's basketball program. Prior to arriving at TCNJ, Quattrocchi was at Smith College in Northampton, MA where she has served as a graduate assistant coach since 2016.View Devon Quattrocchi's Bio ⟩
She began coaching as an assistant at Smith the 2015-16 season, and before that gained experience in the coaching world at Vaerlose Basketball Klub, a professional team in Vaerlose, Denmark as an assistant coach.
During her time at Smith, Quattrocchi was responsible for developing skills of players, as well as implementing and organizing practice plans. She also served as a coordinator of NCAA compliance, marketing, player academics, and alumni relations among others. Quattrocchi additionally assisted with the recruiting of student-athletes by attending tournaments and scheduling campus visits.
A standout at Smith, Quattrocchi helped the Pioneers to 77 wins over the span of her career. She was a New England Women's Basketball Association First Team All-Region selection, as well as a First Team All New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference selection. After graduating from Smith in 2013, she continued her playing career at the Vaerlose Basketball Klub.
JUNE 23-26, 2019
Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1pm-2pm at Townhouse West
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2pm-2:30pm at Parker Gymnasium
All Campers Check-out: Wednesday between 12pm-1pm
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers will reside in Townhouse West on campus. Campers stay in single rooms (1 camper per room) and are assigned in each townhouse by age and roommate request. Each townhouse has 10 individual rooms, 3 bathrooms (3 showers), a large common area and two small common spaces. Each townhouse can house 8 campers and 1-2 camp counselors.
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: $50 check
Suggested Spending Money: $50
There will be optional swim time throughout the week for overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
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 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 5pm.
♦ Meals are not provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9am-5pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9am-12pm.
♦ Meals are not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 2pm-5pm, MON-TUES 9am-5pm, WED 9am-12pm
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 (Resident 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 Skill contests
- 3:00 PM Full-court games
- 4:00 PM Station Review
- 5:00 PM Day Campers depart
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, skills competition
- 9:00 PM Games
- 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!
Campers will utilize the south gymnasium in Packer Hall, which serves as the home court for the Lions men's and women's basketball and wrestling programs. Located in the heart of campus adjacent to Lions Stadium, Packer Hall also houses all of TCNJ's athletic locker rooms. Following the 2017-18 season, Packer Hall was selected as a host site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Renovated prior to the start of the 2017-18 seasons, the south gym upgrades included brand new bleachers that feature a 1,000 spectator seating area, an updated court design, and a back lit scorers table.