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Elite Camp: June 26 - Registration Coming Later
(Open to any and all girls, entering grades 8-12)
2023 Basketball Camp
This camp focuses on all aspects of the game by emphasizing fundamental work on both offense and defense. Open to any and all players entering grades 2-8 in Fall 2023 (campers in grades 2-4 are commuter only). Campers will be divided according to age and compete within age groups.
- Individual Skill Instruction
- Nike Camp Basketball
- Iowa Nike Camp T-Shirt
- Outstanding lectures by Coach Bluder and the Iowa Staff
- Individual and Team Awards
- Instruction from Current and Former Iowa Players
- An intense, fun, learning experience at one of the nation’s finest academic and athletic institutions.
Wednesday, June 21 - Friday, June 23
Waitlist is full.
Who: Any and all players entering grades 2-8 Fall 2023
(Grades 2-4 are commuter only)
Where: Iowa Field House - Main Gym
- Check In - Wednesday 4:15pm - 5:45pm
- Wednesday 6pm - 8pm
- Thursday 9am - 8pm
- Friday 9am - 4pm
Cost: $305 commuter (stays off campus overnight)
$405 resident (stays on campus overnight)
Medical Release Form
Prior to participating in camp, it is required to complete and submit the Release and Medical Authorization form.
You will not be allowed to participate without this completed form on file with Iowa Women's Basketball Camps.
P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
Lisa Bluder is in her 23rd year as the P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The position was endowed in 2021 by P. Sue Beckwith, MD, one of UI athletics’ most generous supporters. Sue Beckwith was a four-year letter winner with Iowa Women’s Basketball (1976-1980) and has earned three UI degrees; 1980 BS, 1984 MD, and 2015 MBA.
As the all-time winningest coach in program history, the Hawkeyes have advanced to 20 postseason appearances (16 NCAA and four WNIT) in 22 seasons, including NCAA Tournament berths in 12 of the last 14 seasons. Iowa advanced to the postseason in 14 consecutive seasons (12 NCAA and two WNIT) when a postseason tournament was held. The 2020 pandemic cut the 2019-20 season short, resulting in the sole missed tournament season.
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Jan Jensen is in her 23rd season with the Iowa women’s basketball team and her 19th as associate head coach. A nationally known presence on the recruiting scene, Jensen serves as the recruiting coordinator and also works with the post players. Jensen is in her 34th season in women’s college basketball (player and coach).
THE JENSEN FILE
- Helped guide Iowa to 20 postseason appearances, including 16 NCAA Tournament berths
- Guided Iowa to a postseason appearance in each of the last 14 seasons (12 NCAA, 2 WNIT)
- Helped Iowa to Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2001, 2019, 2022, and 2023; and a 2008 and 2022 Big Ten Regular Season Title
- Guided Iowa to 15 upper division finishes
- Took Iowa to its first Sweet Sixteen since 1996 in 2015 and its first Elite Eight since 1993 in 2019 and returned to the Sweet 16 in in 2021
Assistant Coach Raina Harmon
Assistant Coach Abby Stamp
- Jenny Fitzgerald, Special Assistant to the Head Coach
- Kathryn Reynolds, Director of Player Development
- Hannah Bluder, Director of Basketball Operations
- Ben Lober, Video Coordinator and Director of Analytics
- Lindsay Alexander, Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach
- Andrea Chilcote, Assistant Athletic Trainer
- Brenda Kral, Secretary
Administrative fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Camp registrations are not transferable. Refunds are determined on the following criteria:
The $50 Administrative Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Refund payments are figured on the camp fee minus the administrative fee.
Refunds are determined on a pro rated basis by the number of days the camper has not participated in camp.
Participation in any part of a session constitutes participation for a day.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
The UI Athletics Department does not sponsor any scholarships for camp or clinic attendees. The University offers the E.B. Green Scholarship for attendance at any University-sponsored youth program.
HOW DO I GET DOCUMENTATION TO CLAIM CAMP FEES ON MY TAXES?
If you are eligible to deduct camp fees for TAX purposes, use TAX ID#426004813.
DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN IOWA TO ATTEND CAMP AS A RESIDENT?
No, resident refers to your status while you are attending camp, not your home address.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RESIDENT AND COMMUTER?
- A resident camper sleeps in the dorms with us at night and a commuter camper leaves after the final session each day to sleep off campus with family or friends.
DOES EVERYONE NEED A MEDICAL RELEASE OR SCHOOL PHYSICAL?
- Resident Campers need to provide a medical release or a school physical no later than seven (7) days prior to camp starting. Commuter campers do not need to provide a medical release or physical.
WHAT IF I CAN'T GET A MEDICAL RELEASE OR SCHOOL PHYSICAL?
A medical release MUST be signed by a doctor OR a copy of your school sports physical performed within one year of the camp date to attend any of our camps. If you come to camp without a medical release, you can contact a doctor and have them send a copy or go to a local UI QUICK CARE and have a sports physical performed. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you choose to have a doctor send us a copy, your child will be unable to participate in any sessions until this medical release is received by the Athletic Trainer.
WHEN IS MY MEDICAL RELEASE DUE?
When you register, you will be required to provide your insurance information; the medical release may be mailed later. However, it is best to send your completed medical release before you check in the first day of camp, and you can do this via fax, scan and email or US mail. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AS YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE UNTIL THE MEDICAL RELEASE OR A COPY OF THEIR SCHOOL PHYSICAL IS RECEIVED.
WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I USE?
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), located in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately 25 miles north of the University of Iowa campus.
DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?
The following shuttle services are available from the Eastern Iowa Airport:
WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS BRING TO CAMP?
- Resident Campers (Stays in dorms overnight): Participants must furnish their own towels and toiletry items. It is a good idea to bring extra spending money for drinks or snacks. The camp administration will not cash personal checks. You may wish to bring an alarm clock, non-basketball shoes and a small fan. Participants should wear comfortable gym clothes and clean shoes to camp. (There are 2 campers per room).
Commuter Campers (stays off campus overnight): Participants should wear comfortable gym clothes and clean shoes to camp.
WHAT IS PROVIDED IN THE DORM ROOMS?
- Two beds, two desks, two chairs, a blanket, a pillow, a dresser, and a sink. The showers and bathrooms are down the hall, and you should bring appropriate clothes and shoes to go back and forth. No towels are provided.
HOW ARE DORM ROOMMATES ASSIGNED?
- When you fill out your online registration, there is a place to request a roommate. Both campers need request each other during the registration process. If the roommate request is left blank or both campers did not request each other, we will assign a roommate attending the same camp and near the same age. If you request a roommate late, we will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee it will happen.
WHAT ROLES DO COUNSELORS HAVE?
- Counselors act as a guardian while your child attends camp, as they are around them 24/7. They sleep in the dorm on the same floor as the campers and don’t go to bed until all campers are in their rooms and accounted for. They wake campers in the morning to make sure they have time to eat breakfast and get to their first session on time. Counselors are in the dining area while campers are dining, and present while campers are in session. If you have questions or concerns start with your counselor, they have been trained to proceed with assistance.
CAN I VISIT MY CHILD WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?
You are welcome to come and watch any session your child is attending. If you need to remove your child for any reason, make sure their counselor is notified.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF MY CHILD IS INJURED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE AT CAMP?
If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our Athletic Trainer immediately, and the Athletic Trainer will determine what action is required. If necessary, the Athletic Trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. We can take the camper to UI Sports Medicine or the UI Emergency Department. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We will have your insurance information from your online registration.
WHO DO I TALK TO IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?
When you go through the check-in process, make certain that you stop at the Athletic Trainers table and discuss your child’s medication.