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I'd rather be called STRONG
than pretty.

I'd rather be called MUSCULAR
than skinny

I'd rather be called ATHLETIC
than beautiful

I'd rather be called a BASKETBALL PLAYER
than a girl

2022 Summer Basketball Opportunities

Summer basketball opportunities can be found on the Dowling Catholic Camps & Clinics website. Details about each camp / session is listed on the website along with the ability to register your daughter. Please put the grade your daughter will be going into this fall when it asks for grade level.

4 Day Camp - June 6th thru the 9th:

  • 3rd-5th grades 12:30-2:00pm
  • 6th-8th grades 2:15-4:00pm
  • Both camps held at Dowling Catholic
  • Dowling Catholic HS coaches, athletes and alumni will be leading sessions to focus on fundamentals, shooting, 1v1 situations, live play and various competitions. 

MS Skills & Live Play Sessions - June 14th thru July 1

  • 7th & 8th graders Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • 5th & 6th graders Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • Monday-Thursday 8:30-10:00am
  • Fridays (shooting session) 9:00-10:00am
  • Focus on fundamentals (footwork, finishing moves, ball handling, shooting, screen work, etc) the first 45 minutes and live play the last 45 minutes.

Additional Summer camp opportunities: 

  • PGC camp - I've attended 2 different PGC camps as an observing coach and I was very impressed by both of them in how they taught basketball skills, leadership skills, basketball IQ and the amount of competing and fun players had. I encourage as many players to attend a PGC camp as possible. 
  • Snow Valley Camp - I have not personally attended this camp but have heard a lot of good things about it. It is held in Waverly, Iowa at Wartburg College in July. 

Besides camps, skills sessions and participating on AAU teams, a great way for a player to improve their skills is by simply practicing and playing. Shoot as often as you can and find friends or family members to play 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 with and against. Keep basketball fun and find ways to be creative while improving skills and fundamentals.

We respect those that came before, 

We play with those we stand beside

We are the example for those to come

2021-2022 Practice Schedule



Who We are

DCBC is a competitive girls youth basketball program preparing athletes for Dowling Catholic High School basketball.

Dowling Catholic Basketball Club commits to:

  • Developing leaders for life, centered on Christ
  • Increasing players' passion for the game
  • Developing individual skills and improving player's basketball IQ
  • Teaching fundamentals, terminology, and team concepts that are used in the Dowling Catholic HS program
  • Providing players an opportunity to interact with Dowling Catholic HS varsity coaches and players

Frequently Asked COVID Questions

We know there are many questions about what will DCBC do during the Corona Virus Pandemic to keep my daughter safe.  At this time, there are no screening/masking precautions that will be implemented.  DCBC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 numbers and make changes as needed and recommended by national and local health authorities.  As always, if you feel more comfortable having your daughter wear a mask during tryouts/practices/games that is fine. 

DCBC will be outfitting all of our coaches again this season with a "COVID" prepared kit in an effort to do all WE can to help minimize the spread.  

Please note that our policies may change as the season progresses and we learn more about new recommendations from local, state and national health organizations.  If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed, please feel free to contact Pati Berger (DCBC board president at or Kristin Meyer ( 

UPDATE 1/27/2022:

Players that are "sick" and unable to attend school are also unable to attend DCBC activities.  Players may return to DCBC activities once they have been allowed to return to school. 

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Recent 8th Maroon News

DCHS Christmas Classic CHAMPS

By PSB 12/20/2021, 11:45am CST

Another Win!!

8th Grade is finishing the 2021 year strong with another championship win at the Dowling High School Christmas Classic.  Great job ladies!!  Keep working hard and improving every day!

G.O.A.T Champs

By PSB 12/07/2021, 10:30am CST

8th grade starting the season strong

Congrats to our 8th grade girls and their hard fought weekend at the Girls Only Allowed Tournament (GOAT).  What a great start to the 2021-2022 season.