The Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Women’s Basketball Camp is both an overnight and commuter that will run from the 25th of July until the 26th of July. It is inviting all girls in grade 5 up to grade 9 at any skill level. This basketball camp gears on developing the fundamentals of the participants through the use of drills, games, and competitions in a fun atmosphere. Moreover, this basketball camp will take place at the scenic Western Illinois University campus. The camp registration fee is $150 per player for overnight campers and $100 per player for commuter campers. This registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, Gatorade, and a protein shake.
In addition, this basketball camp will be under the direction of the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks women’s basketball players and coaching staff. An athletic trainer is also in attendance all through the duration of the event.
What to Bring to Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Women’s Basketball Camp
- Basketball shoes, tennis shoes, several pairs of shorts, T-shirts, socks, and supporters for practices.
- Spending money for snacks and various camp store items.
About Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University, formerly Western Illinois State Teachers College, is public, coeducational university in Macomb, Illinois. The university comprises four colleges. Namely, they are the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Technology, the College of Education and Human Services, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Overall, the university has an accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The university is currently home to around 8,500 undergraduate students and around 1,300 postgraduate students. 49 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 51 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 59 percent. Correspondingly, Western Illinois University’s student to faculty ratio 15:1. Western Illinois University is a top-tier academic institution. As a matter of fact, it is 61st in Regional Universities Midwest category of the 2018 US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. The university is also 36th in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings and 56th in the Best Value Schools rankings. In sports, Western Illinois University is competing in the Summit League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I as the Fighting Leathernecks. Purple and gold are the university athletics’ official colors.
Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Women’s Basketball Camp Organizers
Leading the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks women’s basketball team is Head Coach JD Gravina. He is now in his seventh season at the reins of the Fighting Leathernecks women’s basketball program. Coach JD Gravina is a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science graduate from Jewell College. Then, he earned his master’s degree in Economics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Coach JD Gravina is a four-time Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association (IBCA) Coach of the Year and a two-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year awardee. He is also the 2016-17 Summit League Coach of the Year.
The Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks women’s basketball assistant coach is Sydney Crafton. She is now in her fourth season with the coaching staff. Coach Sydney Crafton is a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management graduate from the University of Missouri.