Tina Bildstein, Camp Director
Tina is a former Penn State University basketball player who personally directs all of the camp programs. Tina has volunteered, and has run camps as well as given individual lessons for 20 years. She has coached at the college level through the University of Akron, Wayne College as the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach; and at Thiel College, Summer Basketball Camps. Tina has also provided individual lessons to many players in our area helping them develop and reach their potential as athletes. She understands the mental toughness and balance needed to be a successful athlete. Based on her accomplishments, Tina was awarded the title of High School All-American, for outstanding achievements as one of the country's best athletes. She has had a rewarding career playing many sports both in High School and in College.
Tina is giving back to our community by volunteering her time and talents by helping young children understand the game of basketball, volleyball & soccer. Tina currently serves as a board member of St Francis Xavier Parish - CYO. She is also the 7th grade boys basketball coach and has been coaching a variety of CYO sports for over 12 years.
According to Kim Tuchek, St Francis Xavier CYO athletic director, "After designing a complete basketball program for children grades first through third, Tina then instructed our "Young Navigators" with some age-based skills and drills and emphasized the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship throughout. Tina's experience of the game, tremendous spirit and enjoyment in teaching children led to the success of this program. The children definitely enjoyed the camp and the parents were equally overwhelmed and delighted with Tina and her program."