Nike Girls Basketball Camp William Jessup University
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Work on your personal basketball goals this summer with WJU Women's Basketball. Head Coach Kurt Westendorp and staff have a passion for coaching and will help take your game to new heights with training techniques and off-court discussions.
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.
- Collegiate-style development drills for players of all abilities
- Dine at Crossroads Cafe, the nation's #3 ranked college cafeteria
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Kurt Westendorp
Kurt Westendorp enters his second season as Head Women's Coach for the WJU Lady Warriors. Westendorp, with over 10 years of coaching experience, spent the last four years leading the Crusaders as the associate head women's basketball coach competing against some of the top teams in the NCAA: Notre Dame, Duke, Louisville, Michigan and Illinois.View Kurt Westendorp's Bio ⟩
In his first season with Valpo the Lady Crusaders played Big Ten foe Indiana defeating them 64-52.
With experience in all levels of the NCAA, Westendorp spent three seasons at Albion College (NCAA III) as assistant before moving up to Ferris State University (NCAA II) where he assisted for a two year stint before his most recent position. He will be taking on his first head coaching job with the Warriors in the top division of the NAIA.
Growing up in a basketball family, Westendorp knew coaching was in his blood. He credits his father, Al Westendorp for showing him leadership excellence while coaching him all through high school. One other influential impact was the Drew family; father Homer, and sons Scott and Bryce. Homer was the head coach at Valpo at the time where Westendorp was the men's team manager all through college while working as a practice player for the women's team.
With each position Westendorp was a part of coaching athletes such as Liz Horton (Germany), Tricia Principe (Germany), Sarah DeShone (Denmark) and Emi Guimond (Portugal) who all went on to play overseas. He also played a key role in recruiting with accomplishments such as having a pair of members recieve 2015 Horizon League All-Freshman Team and a 2014 Horizon League Freshman of the Year.
Westendorp plans to bring his wealth of knowledge from the past ten years to lead the Lady Warriors to a successful 2015-16 season.
JUNE 18-21, 2018
All Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM at Warrior Arena.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM. Check-out immediately following.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the WJU Residence Halls on campus. Campers stay 2, 3, or 4* per room, assigned by age and roommate request. *Triples and quads are limited and cannot be guaranteed. 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
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.
Extended Day Campers
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.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: MON-WED 9AM-9PM THURS 9AM-4PM
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.
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 Extended 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
- 3:00 PM Drills, stations
- 4:00 PM Skill contests
- 5:00 PM Free time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
- 8:00 PM Extended day campers depart
- 10:00 PM Overnight campers to rooms; Lights out
William Jessup University is located in Placer County in Rocklin, CA about 30 minutes from Sacramento. The campus athletic facility is host to some of the top mens and womens sports programs in the area.Campers will utilize the Warrior Arena and Activities Building on campus.
Campers The new Warrior Arena opened in 2012. Warrior Arena holds more that 1,100 spectators for volleyball, men's and women's basketball. The facility includes four team rooms, showers, five athletic offices, a training/therapy room with state-of-the-art hydrotherapy equipment, laundry facility and cameras located in the upper mezzanine for live streaming of volleyball and basketball games.
The William Jessup University Activities Building (capacity 1,000), served as home to William Jessup men's and women's basketball and volleyball events until the fall of 2012. The facility includes an NBA size wood court, three regulation sport court playing floors, 10 hoops, weight room, softball hitting and pitching cage and indoor golf training facility.
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My favorite part of camp was all the competitions
June 24, 2017: My favorite part of camp was all the competitions.The water balloon fight, practicing our dance, playing 5 on 5, the competitions, and hanging out with my new friends were the most memorable experiences.
— Kaila C. Camper
My daughter's favorite part was networking with other athletes
June 23, 2017: My daughter's favorite part was networking with other athletes. She felt very accepted by older girls. I believe the more she plays, she will improve. Thank you!
— Emilie S.Parent
Coaches are fantastic!
June 23, 2017: Coaches are fantastic! Really approachable and knowledgeable. My daughter had so much fun.
— Blakley W. Parent
Even coming from Barcelona, Spain, we will try to attend this camp next summer.
Really great coaching staff. Very very good engagement and technical knowlegde and fun to transmit this knowledge. Even for my younger 11 year old, she learned to shoot in going two steps behind (kind of Nowitzky shot). Even in the rest times the coaches were open to do individual trainings! Perfect in all way and very challenging intensity. Even coming from Barcelona, Spain, we will try to attend this camp next summer.
— Audrey P. Parent
All of the coaches were awesome!
All of the coaches were awesome! I feel like I learned a lot and my skills improved a lot.
— Alyssa D. Camper
The coach and staff were incredible! What a special group of leaders. My daughters skills improved so much in that short amount of time. They were learning drills that i never went through in high school and the teaching and communication of staff to campers=world class. My daughter went in apprehensive, unsure of her ability,and only wanting to do day camp. She left on a whole different level in all these areas and after first hour on monday asked to be overnight! The facility at William Jessup and dorms were clean,friendly,and safe.Please consider this location again! We will see you next year!
— Michael B. Parent
Team mindset and having fun while winning.
Best experience for my daughter! Coach and the staff are world class and not only focus on improving game but improving the person. Team mindset and having fun while winning. My daughter is excited about her future basketball career as she enters the 8th grade. Thank you!
— Christopher L. Parent
Each day my daughter learned new skills to make her game better. There was a notable improvement in her skills and confidence.
— William D. Parent
My daughter learned so much.
My daughter learned so much including how to dribble between her legs which was probably the biggest accomplishment for her. She also loved the facility and meeting new friends.
— Lisa S. Parent
he coach to player ratio was outstanding!
My granddaughter had the best time. The coach to player ratio was outstanding!
— James M. Grandparent
My daughter LOVED the Nike Camp.
My daughter LOVED the Nike Camp. Her skill set and confidence improved so much in just the 4 full jam packed days of instruction. She had a blast and met a lot lof new friends. She can't wait for next year's camp!
Best camp I've ever been to!
July 10, 2016: The coaches and players were all great to be around.I enjoyed how the coaches sat us down after lunch and talked to us about why they play basketball and what really matters, on and off the court. I also enjoyed learning how to be a better post player and playing against experienced players. My favorite part was becoming friends with some of the staff and players, learning how to be a better player, and learning ways to help make my team back home a strong team through friendship and hard work.
— Kiley T. Camper