Camp Philosophy

The 2018 UCSB Basketball Camps will be held at The University of California, Santa Barbara and will include UCSB Athletics facilities as well as other on-campus gymnasiums. Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson and her staff will oversee all camp sessions. Current and former UCSB players will also assist with instruction and supervision. All overnight campers will reside in Tropicana, located in Isla Vista. Meals will be served in the dining commons. All facilities are within walking distance.

 

Coach Henrickson and her staff work extremely hard to ensure that each camp participant has a great time and leave UCSB with new basketball knowledge and skill. Participants will enjoy basketball related drills, games and competition, in addition to other fun activities. Our number one goal at UCSB is to ensure that each camper experiences a fun and safe basketball- teaching environment. We take great pride in providing a meaningful "camp experience" for all of our participants.

 

 

Elite Camp

 

Elite Camp is designated for the advanced player wanting to improve individual and team skills during the off-season. Players will be introduced to Coach Henrickson's system and philosophies of the game. Emphasis will be placed on developing advanced skills, according to position, both offensively and defensively. 
 

All members of the UCSB coaching staff will be present at camp in addition to current and former UCSB players. It is strongly recommended that participants have completed at least the 10th grade or have one year of varsity playing experience prior to enrolling in camp.

  • Players will learn the ins and outs of being a better offensive and defensive player
  • Each hour of camp will be devoted to teaching and challenging each participant
  • Camp will include UCSB practice drills, contests, games, clinics for posts and guards, and more
  • Campers can stay overnight for the true Gaucho Experience
  • A chaperone will be present overnight for those in the dorms
  • Camp is for participants entering grades 9-12
  • Check-in for the dorms will open at 9am on Saturday, August 11th 
  • Camp will start at 11am on Saturday, August 11th
  • Camp will conclude on Sunday, August 12th at 12:30pm
  • Overnight = $175, Commuter = $100, Saturday Only = $70
  • Meals included for Overnight campers: lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast on Sunday
  • Meals included for Commuter campers: lunch and dinner Saturday
  • Meals included for Saturday Only campers: lunch and dinner Saturday 

Each camper will receive a camp T-Shirt!

 

Team Camp

 

The UCSB Women's Basketball Team Camp is a two day team camp that provides a professional atmosphere in which teams can compete against quality opponents, with a five game guarantee. Teams will be divided into competition pools (based on head coach recommendation) to ensure quality opponents in round-robin format. 

In addition, all teams will be instructed on NCAA compliance and the college recruiting process. High school varsity, junior varsity and AAU teams are eligible for the 2016 Team Camp.

  • The UCSB coaching staff will provide instruction for both players and coaches
  • On-Court demonstrations will be led by Coach Henrickson to help coaches during season
  • Teams will have the opportunity to play together in the off-season to increase cohesiveness on and off the court
  • Teams will play 4 - 5 games against comparable high school and club teams, with all games officiated
  • Camp will include UCSB practice drills, contests, games, clinics for posts and guards, and more
  • A Coaches Social will be held the first night of camp to exchange ideas and tips in regards to the coaching world, with food and beverages provided
  • $550 per team (12 player maximum)
  • $450 per additional team
  • Overnight camper fees = $85 per night/individual 
  • Meals included for overnight campers:
    • Friday check in you receive dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, and breakfast Sunday
    • Saturday check in you receive dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday

Each camper will receive a camp T-Shirt!


For more information about any of the UCSB women's basketball camps, or to request a team packet for the Team Camp contact Ashlee Klingenberg by email at aklingen@athletics.ucsb.edu or by phone at 805-893-5360.

 

Currently Zero Open Camps

Coaching Staff:

 

Head Coach Bonnie HenricksonBonnie Henrickson

 

Henrickson is entering her fourth season with UCSB, as she is coming off a year when they Gauchos had two players make the Honorable Mention All-Conference team, Makala Roper and Jasmine Ware. Under Henrickson's tutelage, shooting guard Coco Miller was named to the conference's All-Freshman team, while finishing the year with 176 made three pointers, the third-most in the conference.

 

UC Santa Barbara hired Bonnie Henrickson as its Head Women's Basketball Coach on Apr. 23, 2015. Henrickson took over the Gauchos' program after serving the 11 years as the Head Coach at Kansas.

The Gauchos advanced to postseason play in 19 of the past 24 seasons, including 14 NCAA Tournament appearances. In her 18 years as a head coach, the Willmar, Minn. native guided teams to 14 postseason appearances, including seven NCAA Tournaments. Two of her Kansas teams and one of her Virginia Tech teams advanced to the Sweet 16. In all, Henrickson's squads have amassed a total of 344 wins, averaging more than 19 per season.
 

Henrickson was at the helm at Kansas from 2004-15 and led the Jayhawks to the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons (2012, 2013). Kansas also earned berths to five Women's National Invitation Tournaments (WNIT), reaching the championship game in 2009.

 

When she arrived in Lawrence, Kan., Henrickson took over a Jayhawks program that resided at the bottom of the Big 12 standings following four consecutive losing seasons. In just her second year, KU captured its first WNIT berth under Henrickson and posted its first winning season in six years with a 17-13 mark. Highlighting the Jayhawks' resurgent year was a program record 12-game winning streak to open the season. In addition, the program snapped a 36-game losing streak against ranked opponents when it defeated No. 23 Texas.

 

Under Henrickson, the Jayhawks made it a habit to upset nationally-ranked opponents, as they defeated at least one in four consecutive seasons. Perhaps the most notable of those victories was when KU snapped Baylor's 53-game conference winning streak in a 76-60 decision at Allen Fieldhouse during the 2013-14 season. 

 

The pinnacle of Henrickson's tenure at Kansas came in the three-year stretch from 2011-2013 when the Jayhawks reached the 20-win plateau each year and went to the Sweet 16 twice.

 

Henrickson elevated Kansas to the national rankings for the first time in a decade in 2009-10 when the Jayhawks spent nine-consecutive weeks in the Associated Press Poll to open the season, ascending as high as No. 18. 

 

In 2008-09, Henrickson guided the Jayhawks to the WNIT Championship game after downing New Mexico in one of the toughest road environments in the NCAA. That season, Kansas finished 22-14, giving the program its most wins since the 1998-99 year.

 

Henrickson took the reins as a head coach at Virginia Tech in 1997 and coached at the Blaksburg, Va., school through 2004, leading the Hokies to 20 or more wins every season. Under her leadership, the program went 158-62 and made seven postseason appearances, reaching the NCAA Tournament five times and the WNIT twice. 

 

She did not wait long to put her imprint on the VT program, as she led the Hokies to their biggest turnaround in school history. She coached her team to a 22-10 record, its first Atlantic 10 Conference title and an NCAA second-round appearance just one season after the Hokies finished last in the league with a 10-21 record.

 

After her second season at VA Tech, Henrickson was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, guiding the team to a 28-3 overall record, a 15-1 mark in conference play and a spot in the Sweet 16. In addition, she was a finalist for national coach of the year honors.  

 

On the heels of that season, she was selected as an assistant coach for Team USA, which earned a silver medal at the World University games in Spain during the summer of 1999. She again took her coaching talents to the international stage the following summer as the head coach of women's USA Basketball for the R. William Jones Cup in Taiwan, where she led the team to a gold medal.

 

Through her career, Henrickson has coached four future WNBA players, 14 all-conference players, and three academic All-Americans. 

 

Beyond her success on the court, Henrickson also made strides in attracting fans to women's basketball games at KU's Allen Fieldhouse. A Big 12 single-game attendance record was set when 16,113 fans came to watch Kansas host South Florida in the 2009 WNIT Championship game. That same year, the Jayhawks ranked among the top-25 in attendance nationally and fourth in attendance increase from the previous season. 

 

In 2005, Henrickson was named the Carol Eckman Award winner, which is given by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association to recognize a "coach who exemplifies spirit, integrity and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose."

 

Before her days as a head coach, Henrickson spent a combined nine seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech (1988-95) and Iowa (1995-97). During her first stint with the Hokies, she served as Carol Alfao's top assistant and recruiting coordinator, helping the team to three consecutive 20-win seasons (1993, 1994 and 1995). In 1994 and 1995, Virginia Tech made its first NCAA Tourney appearances with Henrickson serving as associate head coach.

 

As the Hokies' recruiting coordinator, Henrickson was credited with signing some of the program's biggest stars, including two All-Americans, the school's all-time leading rebounder, and a conference player of the year.

 

While at Iowa, Henrickson helped the Hawkeyes reach the Sweet 16 in 1996 and capture two Big 10 Conference Championships. In her two years, Iowa was a combined 45-14, 27-4 in 1996 and 18-10 in 1997. Her final contribution to Iowa before leaving for Virginia Tech was the signing of a recruiting class that ranked 18th in the nation. 

 

Henrickson is a 1986 graduate St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. As a player, she helped SCSU to a 97-25 record, three Northern Sun Conference championships and three NCAA Division II quarterfinals. She earned her master's degree in physical education in 1988 from Western Illinois while serving as a graduate assistant coach.