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June 27-29th, 2022

Empower Basketball Leadership Academy: Our Academy seeks to make an impact by effectively developing our young girls leadership skills through the vehicle of sport. Athletics provides a training ground for team building, risk taking, empathy, communication, listening skills and celebrating each other's successes. The Academy aims to put these skills into practice through competitive team play in basketball and soccer and breakout sessions with specific leadership challenges & reflection.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Girls 1st to 10th Grade (Participants will be divided into age appropriate groups)

Location: Ainsworth Gym, Smith College, 102 Lower College Lane Northampton, Ma - Facilities include 3 full courts, film room and strength & conditioning studio.


$225 per participant, $200 for each additional child in family

Additional Information: 
Afternoon snack provided by the Academy each day. 
Please bring sneakers, water bottle, extra masks and lunch.

Participants Will Receive:

Empower Academy T-Shirt
Afternoon Snack provided by the Academy each day.
Daily Instruction, Drills and Games focused on Basketball and Soccer Skill Development 
Leadership Skills will be implemented and practiced daily during Academy team events
Teaching and mentorship from an all female staff of coaches

Sample Academy Schedule:

  • 8:30am Open Gym
  • 9am Academy Warm-Up Game
  • 9:30am Dynamic Stretching
  • 10am Basketball Skill Stations
  • 10:45am Leadership Breakout Session #1
  • 11:30am Applied Leadership Skills to 5v5 Basketball Play
  • 12pm Lunch
  • 12:45pm Obstacle Course Warm-Up
  • 1:30pm Soccer Skill Stations
  • 2:15pm Leadership Breakout Session #2
  • 3pm Applied Leadership Skills to 7v7 Soccer Play
  • 3:30pm Academy End of Day Team Challenge
  • 4pm Depart 

Registration Listing

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Forms Required for participation:

Download: Medical Form

Download: Release Form

Due June 27, 2022

Please complete and return both forms on or before the first day of camp!
Please, email or mail to:

Lynn Hersey
Smith College, Ainsworth Gym
102 Lower College Lane
Northampton MA, 01063 


[email protected]  


COVID Policy: All participants in Summer Programs at Smith College must be fully vaccinated according to the CDC's Definition, and must submit their COVID vaccination records to the Academy before the first day of participation. Participants that test positive for COVID during the program at Smith must leave campus. Masking is required indoors throughout the duration of the academy.

Refund Policy:
Full payment is due upon registering. All but $100 + registration fee will be returned if you need to cancel. 

Refund policy:
A full refund minus a $100 administrative fee will be provided for all refund requests made up to ten days prior to the start of the camp. Please note, we will not be able to fulfill refunds within ten days prior to camp. 


Empower Basketball at Smith College

102 Lower College Lane 
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Phone: 508-360-5540
Email: [email protected]

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