We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year!
Cynthia Cooper and the best camp staff in America can’t wait to host you in Southern California next summer. This camp is open to any and all females looking for an action-packed camp where they can not only grow on the court, but also enjoy current friends and make new ones off the court.
Head coach Cynthia Cooper and USC staff will host a specialized Elite Camp geared toward detailed instruction on college positional break down. Elite camp will feature hands-on activities designed to improve overall skills and enhance knowledge of the game. Camp will include an instructional segment of strength and conditioning training as well as nutrition. The 4-time WNBA Champion/MVP will share and teach all that she knows about being successful on and off the court. This camp is open to any and all entrants from incoming 6th graders to rising seniors. Awards will be given and lunch will be provided. Come join us, this will be a camp you won’t want to miss! Registration begins now!
Discount: Teams with 10 or more student-athletes will receive $10 off camp cost per individual camper.
The camp provides an outstanding and experienced staff of athletics trainers. We have a staff of certified trainers on hand to help with preventative measures and immediate care for injuries.
DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. The only exception is a written doctor’s excuse. Do no request a refund unless this is the situation. Service fees are non-refundable regardless of reason for cancellation. Requests must be made in writing two weeks prior to the start of camp.
Transportation is available to any and all campers flying into LAX. Transportation cost is included in the cost of camp.
Basketball Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, who as a player helped lead USC to a pair of NCAA championships before winning an Olympic gold medal and four WNBA titles and then as a head coach resurrected three collegiate programs, was named head coach of the USC women's basketball program, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced on April 11, 2013.
"In Cynthia Cooper, we have a proven winning coach who happens to be a USC basketball icon," Haden said. "She was a part of the best basketball ever played here at USC, and she has seen success at so many levels of the game. As a coach she has turned around several programs. We believe she can lead USC back to successful women's basketball, and we welcome her back to the USC campus."
Beth Burns comes to Troy following an impressive career at San Diego State, where she stands out as the winningest coach in program history with a 295-186 overall record at the school. While there, Burns worked with current USC assistant coach Jualeah Woods for eight of Burns' 16 years with the Aztecs. In all, Burns has 21 years of head coaching experience, earning six conference Coach of the Year awards and making eight NCAA appearances, including a 2010 trip to the Sweet Sixteen. In her final season at San Diego State, Burns directed the Aztecs to a program-record 27 wins in a season that saw her claim another Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year honor along with back-to-back MWC regular-season titles.
In between her two eight-year stints at San Diego State, Burns spent five seasons as the head coach at Ohio State, where she began her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach in 1979. Her career has taken her from assistant positions at Ohio State, East Carolina, Colorado and NC State before landing at San Diego State as head coach in 1989. As a player, she attended Ohio Wesleyan, where she became the program's all-time leading rebounder and has since been inducted into the Hall of Fame. She received her bachelor's degree in health and physical education and later earned her master's in physical education from Ohio State in 1981.
Jualeah Woods is a 1994 graduate of USC, having won the 1994 Pac-10 Championship as Trojan alongside USC greats Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson. Most recently, Woods was named interim head coach at San Diego State after having spent the past two seasons as associate head coach and the six previous years as an assistant coach to Beth Burns.
"One of the things I really wanted was to bring in some strong recruiters and people who were really strong teachers of basketball, because I really like to teach basketball," USC head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. "Jualeah is just a great person. She's been at San Diego State for years. I love her personality and her ability to recruit, especially on the West Coast. She's a really strong recruiter and I really feel like she'll help make this staff great."
Taja Edwards enters her first season as an assistant coach at USC. A local product, she hails from Carson, Calif., as she now comes to USC after serving a season as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton. She played collegiately at Fresno State, where she helped the Bulldogs win four Western Athletic Conference championships and made four trips to the NCAA Tournament. Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2010, she finished her bachelor's degree in communications in 2011 at Fresno State.
She spent a year as the video coordinator for Cal Sparks in Los Angeles and was the director of operations for Cal Sparks Extreme in Fresno before making her collegiate coaching debut as an assistant at Ole Miss for the 2012-13 season. She attended Long Beach Poly High School, where she was a McDonald's All-American candidate and won back-to-back state championships.
Becky Adams enters her first season as director of operations for USC women's basketball. Adams comes to the Trojans with significant administrative experience, including spending the 2011-12 season as director of operations at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Prior to her time at Miami, she completed a marketing and development internship at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and worked as an intern for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
In addition to her duties with the Women of Troy, Becky works alongside Felicia Hall Allen in organizing A Step Up - Assistant Coaches Professional Development Symposium. The annual symposium offers assistant coaches an opportunity to network with other coaches from various programs across the country and to develop best business practices.
Erika Ruiz enters her first season as video coordinator for USC women's basketball, which includes supervising video breakdown, planning the "Cynthia Cooper Camps", and creating multimedia presentations.
Ruiz began her college basketball career at St. Mary's College, where she earned a BS in Business Administration. She transferred to Cal State Los Angeles, where she completed her remaining two years of eligibility and earned a BS in Kinesiology: Community Leadership. Aside from sports, Ruiz says her biggest accomplishment thus far is creating and running her own camp for a nonprofit organization that built a bridge between basketball and academics in unprivileged communities.
Jessika Carrington is in her first season as administrative assistant for USC women's basketball. Carrington is responsible for overseeing all of the women's basketball office duties, coordination with other departments, assisting with team travel and team managers, assisting the director of operations in all aspects, and administers coach Cynthia Cooper's calendar and appointments.
Carrington brings seven years of Division I administrative and women's basketball experience to USC women's basketball. Prior to USC, Carrington worked for the University of Oklahoma Athletics Ticket Office as a graduate student where she was responsible for the selling, distribution and marketing of tickets for all sports.