Boys and Girls Basketball (Summer Sport School)
Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27, 2013
The St. Lawrence University's boys and girls basketball camp is designed to provide younger basketball athletes with an opportunity to learn, share and prepare for their upcoming season. A camp application is available for download at the bottom of this page.
The boys and girls basketball camp features:
* Individual Improvement- Serious players will be able to receive one-on-one instruction from camp staff. Individual programs can be developed to allow the elite player to improve their game.
* Shooting with "The Gun"- This is a practice machine which fires up to 30 passes per minute, moving to ten spots around the perimeter. The netting forces the development of an increased shooting arc.
* Supervised scrimmage-Campers can apply skills they learn in one-on one, two-on-two, three-on-three or five-on five full court play.
* Individual videotape shooting analysis- Each camper will have his or her jump shot videotaped, critiqued and corrected.
* Recreation- Campers will have access to the swimming pool and games room.
Meals- All meals will be prepared and served by the University dining services and include an All-you-can-eat buffet. Campers will also be able to purchase items at the concession stand.
Accommodations- All lodging will be in a University dormitory and there will be 24 hour supervision by camp staff and University security.
Cost - $340 per player overnight / $240 per team commuter
Basketball Courts- Climate controlled Newell Field House has four full-sized courts and eight outdoor courts are available around the athletic complex. There are five full sized outdoor courts and campers will have access to the Burkman Gymnasium, home of the Saints men's and women's basketball teams.
Swimming pool- An indoor swimming pool is available to all campers. Certified lifeguards are on site at all times.
Weight Training Room- St. Lawrence has a brand new state-of-the-art weight training facility that is available to all campers. Elite athletes are sure to take advantage of the expertise of the Saints strength and conditioning coach to establish a personalized program.
Games Room- Includes a variety of arcade games as well as pool tables. The game room also has many tables to allow the campers to enjoy a snack form the concession and socialize with other campers.
Meet the Coaches: Chris Downs, Head Men's Basketball Coach at St. Lawrence University
Coach Downs has taken St. Lawrence to 11 post season appearances, including one NCAA Elite Eight, one NCAA Sweet 16, one NCAA Second Round, two ECAC semifinals, two ECAC finals, one ECAC championship and multiple Liberty League Tournaments. Downs has been named NABC East Region, New York State and Liberty League Coach of the Year.
The Liberty League and Northeast Regional Coach of the Year as a rookie head coach in 1997-98, he led his Saints to the best season in SLU history with a 24-2 overall record and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Most recently, Downs guided St. Lawrence to the 2009 NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the "Sweet 16."
A former Athlete of the Year, Downs received a bachelor's in elementary education from Oneonta State. Coach Downs has also worked at Division II LeMoyne College and Potsdam State.
Chris Downs 315-229-5836
Dan Roiger, Head Women's Basketball Coach at St. Lawrence University
Dan Roiger has been the St. Lawrence Women’s Basketball Head Coach for the past three seasons. During those three years, the Saints have won two Liberty League championships and finished second. This past season they finished 21-5 and became the first women’s basketball team from the Liberty League to have a perfect league season, finishing 16-0. In the three years, they have a 58-18 (.763) record including 36-8 (.818) record in the Liberty League. They are the only team to make the playoffs all three seasons and have the best record of any team in the League over that span.
Coach Roiger was named the Liberty League Coach of the Year in 2011-12 and has now won three Coach of the Year awards in his eight seasons as a head coach. At St. Lawrence, he has coached eight All-Conference Players, two All-Freshmen Team players, and one Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, seven of his players were named to the All-Academic Team this past season making a total of 16 players in the three years. He continues to recruit outstanding students who also make a difference on the court.
Prior to coaching at St. Lawrence, Coach Roiger was at Northland College (WI) for five seasons where he led his team to the playoffs four times and won one regular season championship and one tournament championship. The 19 wins the team recorded in 2008-09 were the most recorded in program history as an NCAA school. While at Northland, he coached one Player of the Year and two Freshmen of the year among his numerous All-Conference Players. His team also earned a National Top 25 Academic Award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he earned his master's degree at Madison and also earned a BA in education from Mankato State University. A native of Wausau, WI, he also served as an assistant athletic director at Northland.
Dan Roiger 315-229-5839