Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 5: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp at Blessed Trinity High School

Posted by Chris Langley | Friday, June 8, 2012 | Category: |

Expectations for Championship Friday are always high and fortunately for the NIKE Camp Coaches who were working and for the parents, friends and family in attendance, this group of 81 campers did not disappoint!

The morning started out with Coach Langley leading the camp in stationary stretch and floor length open up.  A quick camp picture was taken and then we headed to our gauntlet of Skills Stations for the last time.  The campers all worked extremely hard during Skills Stations and were reminded to "not mistake activity for achievement," as they completed stations! Our goal for players during the week is to get 1% better each day.  Although that may not seem like much, if each player can commit to getting 1% better each day they step on the floor, then they will become much better players.

Next, players participated in their 5 on 5 Championship games. Taking home the championship this week were the Dream, of the WNBA division, UConn, of the College Division, and Blessed Trinity, of the High School Division. Great job ladies! 

Living by Numbers Championships followed the exciting 5 on 5 match-ups. Players from each division competed in the Mikan Drill, Figure 8 No Dribble, Cone Jumpers, and Hot Shot for NIKE prizes! You can check-out the winning players below!

Our 3on3 Cut Throat competition was next and the improvement from Monday to Friday was immense.  With our strict rules of-calling out your team score, catching in triple threat, making at least 3 passes, screening or cutting after every pass, only having 3 dribbles per catch and yelling "ball, deny or help" on defense-the players showed how they can play team basketball if they work at it.

We ended camp with our Awards Ceremony.  The players listed below are our Living by Numbers Champions and Individual Award Winners for the NIKE Elite Hoops Girls Basketball Camp at Blessed Trinity High School.  If you haven't already done so, please make sure to register for FREE online training and drill score tracking at

Mikan Drill
HS: Gracie O'Neill-8
College: Kirstin Crook-12
WNBA: Ashley Espanola-14

Figure 8
HS: Nichelle Haley-25.5
College: Maddie Spinetto-26.5
WNBA: Regan McGovern-29 (*New Girls Record)

Cone Layups
HS: Kate Macken-2
College: Christina Betz-2
WNBA: Maggie O'Neill-3

Hot Shot
HS: Gracie O'Neill-33
College: Jamie Cwalina-27
WNBA: Fiona Tackitt-37

Individual Award Winners
High School Division
Most Complete Player-Nichelle Haley
Coaches Award- Gracie O'Neill

College Division
Most Complete Player-Kirstin Crook

Coaches Award-Peyton O'Malley

WNBA Division
Most Complete Player-Anna Wright
Titan Award-Regan McGovern

For more NIKE Camp pictures visit our Facebook page.

For campers Living by Numbers scores visit our website.

For information on other Elite Hoops NIKE Camps check out our Schedule page.

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