St. Lawrence University to host boys and girls basketball camps June 29 - July 3
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:56 am

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.

June 29 - July 3, 2014.

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.

* 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.

* Girl campers will have their shot analysis done with a 94Fifty ball which determines speed of shot, rotations per second, and the arc on the ball. Boys will have shot videotaped and analyzed so each player can see the areas of improvement videotaped.

* Recreation - Campers will have access to the swimming pool, Sullivan Student Center, and games room.

Campus Information

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 - $350 per player overnight / $250 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 an NCAA Elite Eight, an NCAA Sweet 16 and an ECAC Championship along with mulitple Liberty League Tournaments. Downs has been named NABC East Region, New York State and Liberty League Coach of the Year during his tenure with the Saints.

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

email: [email protected]

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 five seasons. During those years, the Saints have won four Liberty League championships and finished second. They became the first team to have a perfect League season (16-0 in 2012) and also own the second most League wins in a season (14-2 in 2014). In the five years Coach Roiger has led the Saints, they have a 96-35 record including 61-15 record in the Liberty League. They are the only team to make the playoffs all five 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 2013-2014 and 2011-12 and has now won four Coach of the Year awards in his ten seasons as a head coach. At St. Lawrence, he has coached 14 All-Conference Players, three All-Freshmen Team players including one Freshman of the Year, and one Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, a total of 23 players were named to the All-Academic Team. The 2011-12 team received national recognition when they received the WBCA Top 25 National Academic Award when they finished seventh in the nation in team GPA out of more than 400 colleges.

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 both a bachelor’s and a 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

email: [email protected]