Lady Defender Basketball Camp
June 23–June 27
Lady Defender Basketball Camp develops student athletes technically, tactically, physically, mentally and spiritually. In a positive environment, each camper is equipped with the tools needed to be successful both on and off the court. Our committed university coaches provide specialized instruction for each camper. A certified trainer is on site at all times.
- Free t-shirt
- Giveaways and prizes
- More than 10 games
- Character development
Camp Director: Coach Rick Harrison
In 1988, Harrison moved out to Indianapolis, Indiana and worked as Athletic Director, J.V. basketball and soccer coach, as well as the Varsity basketball coach for Colonial Christian School for two years. He left coaching for a few years but returned again in 2000 as an assistant at the school he was at for his first coaching experience.
Harrison became the Facilities Director of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in 2009 while still acting as a coach at Colonial Christian School. Harrison’s ability to reach all types of athletes is displayed by being able to coach different sports and to be successful in doing so.
Three years later Harrison added something new to his repertoire when he went to work for Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin and became a recruiter for the school. To go along with that, he was the head coach of both men’s and women’s basketball teams. His role even expanded into maintenance as he was the head of the water treatment plant and had time spent working in the maintenance department. His love for basketball is stretched beyond the court as he was key in facilitating outreach opportunities for the basketball teams he coached.
After his three-year stint with Northland, Harrison moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and took on a number of roles at Calvary Christian School. Some of which included coaching boys’ and girls’ basketball as either an assistant or head coach at various levels. He also was instrumental as a coach for the girls’ soccer team and boys’ baseball team. His passion for teaching youth the game of basketball and instilling discipline that will make strong men and women is displayed all throughout his life. Evidence of this is shown as he was a supervisor at basketball clinics for elementary students while he was at Calvary Christian School.
Harrison has been a part of various basketball camps, some even outside of the U.S. He traveled to the Philippines as a part of the Defender 5 group for three years. He has visited Brazil and the Czech Republic and taken part in street evangelism as well as the facilitation of basketball camps.
The critical elements of the game are taught and drilled each morning. Personalized coaching will help improve your skills and techniques. Students from the same school and grade will work together.
The afternoon and evening hours are filled with full-court games. Two leagues compete in differing ability levels. Players from the same school with similar abilities will be on the same team. Attending coaches will coach their players.
Campers will shoot 50 free-throws and compete against others in the same grade.
Guest speakers and coaches will challenge athletes from the Bible. We want to emphasize the importance of a life that glorifies God through athletics.
Cost and Registration
After June 2 $400
- Bedding for twin bed/sleeping bag
- Personal toiletries
- Small fan
- Gym bag
- Basketball or money to buy one (all athletes must have their own)
- Proper clothing (extra socks and high-enough socks are important to avoid blisters)
- Shoes for indoor court use only
- Water bottles
- Alarm clock
- Spending money (Defender clothing, snack bar, pizza at night)
While a guest at Clarks Summit University, campers are expected to follow camp rules and demonstrate basic standards of Christian conduct.
Campers should arrive for final registration and check-in the Sunday before camp week between 2-6 p.m. Camp will conclude Thursday at noon. If special arrangements need to be made for housing on Thursday evening, please call the Athletics office at least two weeks prior to camp.