Nike Girls Basketball Camp Warner University
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Join Warner University Head Coach Nikki Jessee and improve your skills at this central Florida basketball camp in summer 2024. A quick drive from Tampa and Orlando, this girls basketball camp will teach you the tools you'll need to reach your goals and become a more confident player and individual.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
- In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Director Nikki Jessee
Nikki Jessee is the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Warner University. She has been a success everywhere she has been and is most notably known for rebuilding college programs and turning them into winners. In year two of the rebuild process at Warner University, Jessee guided the team to 5 more wins than the previous year, and a birth in postseason play for the first time in over 8 years. In two recruiting classes, she has secured two NCAA DI transfers and two NCAA DII transfers, along with several highly touted freshmen.View Nikki's Bio ⟩
Before stepping away from college coaching to be a mother in 2014, Jessee led Saint Leo to its best season in school history in 2013-2014, guiding the Lions to a 20-10 record – and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Saint Leo's 20 victories is a record for wins in a single season, and its nine conference wins were also the most league wins ever. In addition, Saint Leo's 66.7 percent winning percentage in 2013-14 is the highest in program history.
After her second year at the helm of the program, Jessee guided the Lions to the best team record since the 1997-98 season. In Sunshine State Conference play, the Lions also broke the previous record for conference wins in a season. Two of the Lions' seven conference wins came against Top 25 teams with Saint Leo topping eventual NCAA South Region champion No. 17 Nova Southeastern and No. 15 Tampa. It was Saint Leo's first win at Tampa since 2003.
A No. 7 seed in the Sunshine State Conference tournament, Saint Leo beat No. 2 Lynn in the opening round. It was the first time in SSC tournament history that a No. 7 seed has beaten a No. 2 seed. Following the win against Lynn, the Lions beat Tampa for the second time that year to advance to the SSC Tournament Championship for the first time in program history.
Jessee has developed a lengthy and successful resume with over 21 years of coaching. At Lynn University she helped turn the Fighting Knights' squad into an instant competitor in the Sunshine State Conference, guiding them to a program-best 14-2 start while also earning national recognition in the WBCA Top-25 poll and NCAA South Region rankings, both program firsts. Her squad also posted back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in Lynn’s DII era, while posting a program-record for points in a season.
Prior to her time with the Fighting Knights, Jessee was tabbed as the head coach of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. At MMC, she guided the team to the best start in program history at 13-2, collected the team's first conference tournament win, all while compiling the most wins in school history. She guided the team to their highest national ranking in program history.
Jessee has also manned successful sidelines as an assistant over the course of her career, her last coming at the University of Tampa where she served as the assistant under head coach and husband, Tom Jessee. In 2009-10, she aided the Spartans to a regular season Sunshine State Conference Championship. The team spent the entire season ranked in the top-25, tying the school record for wins in a year at 26.
In addition, prior to her arrival at Martin Methodist College, Jessee coached at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn., where she was the recruiting coordinator from 2003-04. She spent two years, 2000-02, at Campbell University, where she helped guide the Lady Camels to an Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship and runner-up finish at the Atlantic Sun Tournament.
A Florida native, she began her coaching career in Lakeland, Fla., where she helped guide George Jenkins High School to the State Finals in the 1999-2000 season. After spending time as an assistant at Campbell University, she earned the head spot at Lyman High School in Orlando, Fla.
A local talent, Jessee competed as a high school All-American at Lakeland High School before taking her talents to the University of Florida in one of the top recruiting classes in the country as she was one of the top-50 players in the country. She was a three-time player of the year, while earning Miss Florida Runner-Up. She is Lakeland High School's all-time leading scorer, scoring over 2000 points in only 3 years, and sinking 50 points in a single game. After two years in the blue and orange, Jessee dressed for Rollins College for the final three years of her career. At Rollins, Jessee was a three-time all-conference selection, earning team MVP honors. A Sunshine State Conference Tournament MVP, Jessee was voted Female Athlete of the Year, Central Florida Female Athlete of the Year, and holds a top-10 spot in multiple Rollins' women's basketball categories, including scoring, three-point baskets made, three-point field goal percentage, free throws made, free throw percentage, and blocks. Jessee was inducted into the Rollins College Hall of Fame in March 2019.
Topping-off her playing career, Jessee signed a professional contract with the Thames Valley Tigers of Bracknell, England where she led the club in scoring and rebounding.
She graduated from Rollins College in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in English and received her Master's from Campbell University in 2001 with a degree in Education. She is the youngest of six children, and has a twin sister.
The former Nikki Sullivan, her daughter Rudi, and her husband Tom reside in Dover, FL.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
May 31 - June 2, 2024
Check-in: Friday at 3:30pm at Turner Athletic Center.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 11:30am, parents are welcome to attend. Check-out following at 12pm at Turner Athletic Center.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the (TBD) dorms on camps and will stay two per room. 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
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-9pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ All Camper Hours are 9am-12pm.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: FRI 4pm-9pm SAT 9am-9pm SUN 9am-12pm
*Evaluation and instruction from college coaches
*Offensive work including: Ball handling, passing, on-ball screening, off-ball screening, perimeter offensive moves, creating separation, shots, and footwork, reading the screen, post offensive moves, stationary & form shooting, shooting off the move, shooting off the dribble
*Defensive work including: Stance, closeouts, help-side defense, on-ball defense, defending through screens, denial, post defense, and rebounding
*Class sessions on injury prevention, nutrition, and post-game therapy from certified athletic trainers
*Recruiting information session
*Campus tour from the collegiate coaching staff
*Full court games
*1 on 1, 3 on 3, and skill shooting competitions
*Resident and commuting options
*ICE CREAM SOCIAL
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Small gym bag/backpack
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake-up
- 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
- 9:00 AM Day Campers arrive; warm-up/stretch
- 9:15 AM Skill development stations
- 10:30 AM Coach talk
- 11:00 AM Competitive games (3x3, 4x4, 5x5)
- 12:15 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Open shoot/ Warm-Up
- 1:30 PM Skill development stations
- 3:00 PM Skill contests, hot shot, games
- 3:45 PM Competitive games (1x1, 2x2)
- 4:00 PM Day Campers Depart
- 5:00 PM Free Time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:45 PM Warm-up
- 7:00 PM 5X5 tournament games + shooting
- 9:00 PM Supervised free time
- 10:00 PM Lights out!
Camp will take place at Warner University's Turner Athletic Center. Warner's 360-acre campus is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Lake Wales, Florida, in the center of the state between Tampa and Orlando.
June 6, 2023: My daughter said all the coaches treated all the age groups the same. It was important to her to know that just because she was in the youngest age group she was still going to have the opportunity to learn all the skills
May 6, 2023: It brought our daughter out of her comfort zone and pushed her to stretch herself.
June 5, 2022: My daughter loved the one on one attention she received from the Coach!!
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.