USA Basketball Will Conduct Regional Girls Skills Development Camp In Illinois Oct. 17-19
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Building on its very successful women’s U16 and U17 National Team open trials, USA Basketball announced it will conduct its first girls Regional Skills Development Camp Oct. 17-19 at the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center, Romeoville, Illinois. The Skills Development Camp, open to any female basketball player currently in 8th through 12th grade, will combine on-court skills lessons and scrimmages with off-court educational sessions.
Serving as camp director will be USA Basketball Women’s National Team Director Carol Callan. Jill Rankin Schneider(Monterey H.S., Texas), head coach of the gold medalist 2012 USA U17 World Championship and 2011 USA U16 Championship teams, and a 1980 U.S. Olympic Team member and 1979 USA World Championship Team gold medalist, will be the lead clinician. Additional court coaches will feature Chicago area collegiate and high school coaches.
“This camp is a great opportunity for players of any level to improve their skills and to learn from USA Basketball National Team caliber coaches and staff,” Callan said. “Over the three days that the Skills Development Camp is held, players will be involved in sessions focused on fundamentals, scrimmages, a 3x3 tournament, and additionally, there will be several off-court education sessions.”
The USA Basketball Skills Development Camp will be capped at 200 athletes. Cost of the camp is $120 and includes a USA Basketball jersey and sports accident insurance. Registration can be completed online here.
The camp will feature a total of six sessions, one on Friday, Oct. 17, three sessions on Saturday, Oct. 18 and two sessions on Sunday, Oct. 19.
The Skills Development Camp will focus on basketball fundamentals like footwork, shooting, passing, ball handling, offensive and defensive techniques, offensive and defensive concepts, scrimmages and a 3x3 tournament. The educational sessions will feature discussions on achieving maximum performance, nutrition and hydration, how to watch video and diagram plays, and for players and their parents, a session will be held on how to be supportive and what athletes want.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions.
In 2013, USA Basketball added a Youth Development Division to its organization, which is tasked with the development of youth basketball initiatives that will promote, grow and elevate the game.
USA teams are the current men's and women's champions in the Olympics; men's and women's FIBA World Championships (Basketball World Cup); men's and women's FIBA U19 and U17 World Championships; men's and women's U18 and U16 FIBA Americas Championships; the FIBA 3x3 Women's World Championship; the Youth Olympic Games Women’s 3x3 competition and the FIBA 3x3 Women's U18 World Championship. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world-ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.
USA Basketball Skills Development Camp - Romeoville, Illinois
Friday, October 17
4:00-5:00 pm Registration and Jersey distribution
SKILLS SESSION 1
5:00-6:30 pm Group 1 – Shooting and Footwork
Group 2 – Introduction to USA Basketball/Stretching (Yoga) Techniques
6:30-8:00 pm Group 2 – Shooting and Footwork
Group 1 – Introduction to USA Basketball/Stretching (Yoga) Techniques
Saturday, October 18
SKILLS SESSION 2
9:30-10:45 am Group 1 – Shooting, Passing, Ball Handling
Group 2 – Maximum Performance
10:45 am -12:00 pm Group 2 – Shooting, Passing, Ball Handling
Group 1 – Maximum Performance
SKILLS SESSION 3
1:00-2:30 pm Group 1 – Breaking it down - Small group offensive and defensive techniques
Group 2 – What to put in your body (& what not to) – nutrition and hydration
2:30-4:00 pm Group 2 – Breaking it down - Small group offensive and defensive techniques
Group 1 – What to put in your body (& what not to) – nutrition and hydration
SKILLS SESSION 4
5:00-6:30 pm Group 1 – Team Offensive & Defensive Concepts/Scrimmages
Group 2 – Athletes and Parents – How to be Supportive/What athletes want
6:30-8:00 pm Group 2 – Team Offense & Defense/Scrimmages
Group 1 – Athletes and Parents – How to be Supportive/What athletes want
Sunday, October 19
SKILLS SESSION 5
10:00-11:30 am Group 1 – Scrimmages
Group 2 – How to Watch Video/Diagram Plays
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Group 2 – Scrimmages
Group 1 – How to Watch Video/Diagram Plays
SKILLS SESSION 6
1:30-2:30 pm Group 1 – Scrimmages
Group 2 – 3x3 Tournament
2:30-3:30 pm Group 2 – Scrimmages
Group 1 – 3x3 Tournament
Note: All Camp sessions are being held at the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center, Romeoville, Illinois.
For more registration and event information, click here.