Sylvia Hatchell's 2013 Carolina Basketball Camps
Release: 01/03/2001

A Message from Coach Hatchell

Dear Tar Heel Camper,

For 26 years, we have been dedicated to providing girls of all ages the opportunity to learn, excel and perfect their game of basketball.  Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is committed to helping each camper develop and improve her skills of the game in a challenging but fun atmosphere. 

We look forward to you joining us in the CAROLINA EXPERIENCE and being a part of the Tar Heel family this summer. 

Coach Sylvia Hatchell

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Sylvia Hatchell's Carolina Girls' Basketball Camp
P.O. Box 2411
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

2013 Camp Schedule
June 21-23: Elite College Prep Camp (Ages 14-18)
June 30-July 3: Individual Camp (Ages 8-18)
July 4-5: Position Camp (Ages 8-18)
July 5-6: Shooting Camp (Ages 8-18)
July 7-10: Individual Camp (Ages 8-18) 

June 24-26: Carolina's Finest Team Camp #1 (8 games)
June 27-29: Carolina's Finest Team Camp #2 (8 games)

For more information:

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Camp Director: Sylvia Hatchell

North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell is one of the most respected and successful women's basketball coaches in the country. She began the 2012-13 season with a career record of 879-314 over 37 years as a head coach, 607-234 in 26 years as coach of the Tar Heels. Hatchell, who ranks second among active coaches in career wins, was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in June of 2004.

Under her direction, North Carolina won the 1994 NCAA national championship and has claimed eight Atlantic Coast Conference crowns, including four in a row from 2005 to 2008. She has coached 26 professional players, eight All-America selections, five ACC Rookies of the Year and five ACC Tournament MVPs.

Although the Tar Heels' level of success had been building since Hatchell arrived in Chapel Hill in 1986, it was the landmark 1993-94 season that boosted the program to national prominence. That season, Carolina won Hatchell's first ACC title then went on to claim the program's first national title in a thrilling 60-59 win over Louisiana Tech. The Tar Heels finished the season 33-2, with the best record in women's basketball. UNC ranked No. 1 in the final USA Today coaches' poll, and USA Today and College Sports magazine both named Hatchell National Coach of the Year.

Prior to taking over the Carolina program, Hatchell guided Francis Marion College to a 272-80 mark over 11 seasons. In 1986, she coached the Lady Patriots to a remarkable 36-2 record and an NAIA National Championship. Her 1982 team also won a national title, in the AIAW small college division. Hatchell is the only women's basketball coach to have won titles on the AIAW, NAIA and NCAA levels.

Actively involved in shaping modern women's basketball, Hatchell is a past president of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. She is a member of USA Basketball Women's Games Committee and has been a member of the WBCA Board of Directors.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., and a life-long Tar Heel fan, Hatchell graduated cum laude from Carson-Newman College in 1974 and has been honored as the school's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. In 1975, she earned her M.S. degree at the University of Tennessee, where she began her coaching career directing the junior varsity team.

Her husband, Sammy Hatchell, is the associate head coach of the Shaw University women's team that won the 2012 Division II national title. The Hatchells' son, Van, is a 2011 graduate of UNC and a former member of the Tar Heel men's basketball team.


June 21-13
Ages 14-18
This session is for the advanced, highly-skilled high school player and will help prepare top players for the college game. Prior experience as a varsity starter is strongly recommended but not required.

June 30-July 3 and July 7-10
Ages 8-18

The camps will be divided into six or more age and ability groups for instruction and competition. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals, individual defense, individual offense and shooting technique. Each camper will have the opportunity to improve her skills and develop an increased enjoyment of the game of basketball.

Awards will be given in each age group for Hot Shot Champion, Free Throw Champion and One-on-One Champion. Awards will be given on each team for Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Most Improved Player and Best Camper.

July 4-5
Ages 8-18
Players will receive individual instruction on their skill development. Post players will work on playing with their back to the basket, posting and scoring in the paint, being a good offensive rebounder, rebounding defensively, blockouts, starting the fastbreak outlet pass, using screens, use of the bank shot and many other aspects of inside play. Guards or perimeter players will work on how to get open, footwork, triple-threat position, one-on-one moves, ball handling and passing skills, reading screens and shooting the three-point shot.

July 5-6
Ages 8-18 

Each camper will be taught a fundamental, systematic approach to shooting, a step-by-step shooting progression, shooting drills and shot selection - everything you need to improve your shot. The camp has been highly praised for its success in improving players' shooting percentages.


June 24-26 and June 27-29

Teams must include at least eight players. Each team must provide its own transportation to and from the airport as well as between the gyms.

Each team will play at least eight games against teams of similar ability. Teams will be divided into leagues by coaches' choice or by competition level. Games will be refereed by certified officials and will be played in the Dean E. Smith Center. Awards will be given in each league for Best Defensive Team, Best Offensive Team, Best Rebounding Team and Best Sportsmanship.

The team camp features seminars on study skills, time management, conditioning, strength training, nutrition, leadership and team building, as well as clinics for players and coaches.


LOCATION: Sylvia Hatchell's basketball camps are held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For individual camps only, transportation is available to meet incoming planes at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the Chapel Hill bus station and the Durham train station. Transportation is for campers attending the Elite College Prep, Shooting, Position and Individual camps only! Campers must arrive on the day of check in and leave on the day of check out.

HOUSING AND MEALS: Campers will live and eat at Granville Towers, student housing at UNC. Granville Towers is located near Franklin Street and features air-conditioned rooms, private baths and a swimming pool.

FACILITIES: Woollen Gym, Fetzer Gym, Rams Head Recreational Complex, the Dean E. Smith Center and the newly renovated Carmichael Arena will be used for instruction and competition. For individual camps, campers will be transported to and from the gyms by bus. Teams must provide their own transportation.

WHAT TO BRING: Linens, pillow, towels, swimsuit, playing clothes, personal items, basketball shoes, socks, shower shoes and alarm clock.

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS: Roommates will be pre-assigned according to registration forms. Key deposit is $30.

TUITION: Fees are as follows and cover the entire cost of instruction, meals, lodging and insurance:

Elite College Prep Camp: $290 

Individual Camps: $480 ($380 for day campers)

Position Camp Only: $215   

Position Camp (Stay over): $265 (This fee is for campers who need an extra night's lodging to attend the Individual Camp on June 29-July 3 and to stay over for Position Camp. Total cost to attend both Individual 1 and Position Camp is $745)

Shooting Camp Only: $215

Shooting Camp (Stay over): $265 (This fee is for campers who need an extra night's lodging to attend the Shooting Camp and to stay over for the Individual Camp on July 7-10. Total cost to attend both Shooting Camp and Individual 2 is $745)

Note: A supervised day camper lounge is available for campers during the two individual camps, the position camp and shooting camp; however, there is not a price break for the position and shooting camps.

Carolina’s Finest Team Camps: $280 (June 24-26 and June 27-29, 8 games)

REFUNDS: Deposits are non-refundable, with the only exception a written doctor's excuse. Refund requests (less a $50 administrative fee) must be made in writing by July 10. Team deposits and player deposits for team camps are non-refundable.

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