Lady Oaks Host Basketball CampMay 5, 2010 at 9:50 AM
The Basketball “Camp of Champions” is a small camp dedicated to providing individual instruction and one-on-one help. Camp numbers are limited to 75 campers during the individual camp week so that we can maintain an individual approach.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Any student 6th grade (2010-11) through 12th grade (2010-11) may attend.
WHAT DOES THE CAMP FEE INCLUDE?
The camp fee includes meals, a camp T-Shirt, awards, individual fundamental periods each day, films, lectures, team play, handout material to take home, & insurance on each camper.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
You will need to bring a supply of sweat socks, shorts, T-Shirts, gym shoes, towels, soap, toothbrush, sheets, blanket & pillow (or sleeping bag), and other camp clothes desired.
WHAT IS THE FEE?
The fee for the “Camp of Champions” will be $240 for the camp. This includes meals, lodging, T-Shirt, tuition, insurance, and handout material to take home. The fee is $210 for a day camper, which includes all of the above except lodging and breakfast.
WHERE IS THE CAMP HELD?
The 2010 Basketball “Camp of Champions” will be held on the beautiful campus of Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana. Oakland City University has an outstanding facility, including 6 indoor stations (2 full courts), a fitness center, and more…
WHEN DO YOU ARRIVE AND LEAVE?
Campers should check-in in the lobby of Johnson Center between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Camp will conclude Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the conclusion of the camp All-Star Game.
A TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
6:45-7:15 Rise & Shine
7:45-8:00 Tidy Up Room
8:00-8:45 Lectures & Film
8:45-11:00 Fundamentals Session
11:00-12:00 League Games
1:00-3:00 Featured Lecturer, Demonstrations, and Fundamentals Session
3:00-3:30 Contests and Awards
3:30-5:00 League Games
6:30-8:00 League Games
8:00-9:00 Free Games
10:00-10:30 Fun Time (Pizza Parties, etc)
10:30 Lights Out
We Stress Fundamentals
Here Are The Fundamentals You’ll Learn
Triple threat position/Right and left drives/Whirl, drive and jumpshot/Stagger move/Drive, stop and jump shot.
BALL HANDLING, PASSING & DRIBBLING
Demonstration of fundamentals/Starting and stopping the dribble/Protecting the ball/Crossover, reserve, control and speed dribbles
Proper Techniques of Passing
Receiving and follow-through/Chest, bounce, overhead, shovel, and flip passes
Center Play - Proper Techniques
Squaring up and triple threat/Tipping/Jumpshot drill/Fake - drive - power move/Offensive and defensive rebounding.
Forward Play - Proper Techniques
Triple threat position/Fake left, drive right/Fake right, drive left/Fake - one dribble - jump shot/ Reverse and power moves to basket
Guard Play - Proper Techniques
Passing to guard, to forward and to post/Shot selection/Guard defense
INDIVIDUAL INTENSIFIED PLAY
Pivoting/Blocking out/Defensive and offensive rebounding
Proper Techniques I
Individual defense & “Importance”/Good defensive stance/Balance, Speed, Quickness/Foot, hip, trunk,
eye, head and shoulders
Proper Techniques II
Guarding a man with and without ball/Guarding dribbler, shooter and cutter
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY
Prior to accepting the reins of the Oakland City UniversityWomen’s Basketball program,Mehringer served as the head women’s basketball coach at Olney Central College for eight seasons, where she guided the Blue Knight to a 125-119 standard from 1998-2006. Included in the 125-119 record were five Region 24 Championship Games.
From 1993-98, the Eldorado, Illinois native worked the sidelines as an assistant basketball coach for the “Lady Oaks”, and during her five years as an OCU assistant, the “Oaks” put together the best fiveyear record in school history, racing to a 92-44 mark that included five straight trips to the NCCAA “Final Eight”.
Mehringer is a 1993 graduate of OCU, where she carved out an outstanding personal record, as well as helping the “Lady Oaks” to a 38-17 mark as a starter on back-to-back NCCAA National Tournament “Final Eight” teams, earning All-Region honors both years.
Mehringer (then JessicaMorris) tossed in 11.0 points and pulled in 5.6 rebounds a night as a junior in 1991-92, and as a senior, she rammed home 17.8 markers a night, while grabbing 8.6 caroms a contest to lead the “Lady Oaks” to the NCCAA National Championship Game in Spring Arbor, Michigan.
Mehringer transferred to OCU from JohnA. Logan College, where she played a key role in the “LadyVolunteers” fortunes for two seasons (1989-91) at the Illinois Junior College.
At her hiring at OCU on June 1, 2006, then OCU President Dr. James Murray said, “In Jessica, we have provided our women’s basketball program with a proven winner.” “She did a terrific job for us here as a student/athlete during her playing days, and as the assistant coach, she was instrumental in helping to lead our program to the best five years in our school’s women’s basketball history.”
OCU director of Athletics Mike Sandifar has only high praises for his second-year “Lady Oak” Coach, stating, “Jessica did everything we asked of her this past year, and more – She is a tireless worker, who wants her student/athletes to work hard to be the best they can be, on and off the playing floor.”
She is a great role model to, not only, the women’s basketball players, but to all of our student/athletes on our campus – we are fortunate to have her as a part of the Oakland City University family. “She wants to make a difference in the lives of those under her direction, as well as those around her...”
Mehringer holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business from OCU, and in addition to her coaching duties, she teaches in OCU’s School of Business. Mehringer and her husband, Kurt, reside in Jasper, Indiana, and they are the parents of two, a son, Tysen (age 7) and a daughter, Libby (age 5).