Basketball Camp Info


Deb Smith- Camp Director


Deb Smith has been coaching the Maine Senior Women’s Basketball team for 15 years. She turned fifty in 2004 and now plays on the Maine Flashes 55-59 basketball team. Deb coached middle school girls’ basketball for fifteen years and played at the University of Maine from 1972-1975. Deb’s motivation for coordinating a basketball camp experience for women over fifty was inspired by her participation in the 2005 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh. Deb decided that it’s “NOT TOO LATE” for women over fifty to experience a basketball camp similar to the camps that many girls experience today.

Amanda Rodgerson Devitt is the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at W.I.T. in Boston, MA. Amanda played college basketball at the University of New England where she was a 1000 point scorer her junior year. She was named Conference Player of the Year in 2002.

Amanda began her coaching career at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. At SMCC, she led her squad to two consecutive Maine Small College Conference championships as well as one Yankee Small Conference title. For her efforts, Rodgerson was named Maine Small College Conference Coach of the Year and Yankee Small College Conference Coach of the Year in 2006. In addition to her coaching duties, she was also the Assistant Athletic Director at SMCC in charge of event management and media relations. Also in 2006, Rodgerson was named Sports Information Director of the Yankee Small College Conference.

Amanda earned her Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 2003. Prior to her stint at Old Dominion, Rodgerson completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Fitness Management at the University of New England. A standout forward for the Nor’easters, Rodgerson scored 1751 points during her decorated career. A four-year all-league selection, she was named Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2002. She ranks second in UNE history in points and third in rebounds grabbing 870 caroms during her career. Rodgerson was inducted into the University of New England’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

Amanda has been the Director of Not Too Late Basketball since camp began in 2006.

 

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Why come to Maine In The Summer?

Greater Portland offers scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and a wealth of historic and cultural attractions. Maine’s metropolitan area sits right on lovely Casco Bay, a gateway to historic forts and lighthouses. Day and night, Portland’s bustling waterfront is alive with activity and people: fisherman and ferries; sightseeing cruises and pleasure boats; restaurants and shops. A four-season recreational wonderland, Portland is surrounded by classic New England villages, wide sandy beaches and Freeport, home of renowned L.L. Bean.

Why should I register early?

To ensure the high quality of the camp experience, camp will be limited to 70 players in 2014! Don’t delay your registration. Make plans early and allow plenty of time to reserve your overnight accommodations. We are confident this camp experience will be one you will forever remember.