March 8, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State volleyball program is set to host 11 camps this summer from July 9-24. Online registration has begun at the MSU Summer Sports Camp page.
Below are descriptions of the 11 Spartan volleyball summer camps:
July 9-11 - Kids Camp - $100
Don't wait until middle school to start having fun playing volleyball! This camp is perfect for you if you are between grades 1-5 (girls and boys), and are looking for an opportunity to experience what volleyball is all about. We designed this 3 day camp specifically with young players in mind and have modified our equipment, techniques, drills, and games to make learning volleyball fun. Campers learn each skill from Michigan State players and coaches who have experience teaching the game to younger level players. Kids will be expected to work hard and have fun regardless of age or experience level.
July 13 - All Skills Day Camp - $150
Looking for a day camp that covers everything skill in volleyball? If the answer is yes, you will love our All-Skills Day Camp! This is a 3-session day camp that will combine the 6 major skills (passing, setting, blocking, defense, serving, attacking) of volleyball into a single day of fast paced training and game-like drills. Open to kids grades 5 and up and grouped according to age and skill level, the goal is to meet the needs of each individual camper. Campers will be exposed to team systems that will help prepare them for scholastic, recreational, club and college programs.
July 15 - Serve/Passing Camp - $55
This camp focuses entirely on serving and passing. This camp is targeted at players who have the desire to improve on the 2 most important skills of the game; serving and passing. Campers can expect to touch hundreds of balls while learning basic Spartan serving and passing moves such as standing serve, jump serve, and jump-float serve techniques, as well as ball control, free-ball passing and serve-receive passing.
July 15 - Defensive Camp - $55
This camp focuses entirely on defense. While this camp is targeted at players who play the libero or defensive specialist positions, it is certainly NOT limited to those players. Campers can expect to touch hundreds of balls while learning basic Spartan moves such as run-throughs, diving and rolling, shuffling, cushioning, collapsing, overhead and emergency maneuvers. Kneepads are a MUST for this camp as campers will learn to hit the floor without fear. Don't be left off this year's team because you lack ball control or back-row skills!
July 16 - Setting Camp - $55
Are you the type of player that can handle touching the ball EVERY time it is on your side of the net? Have you always wanted to be the "quarterback" of your volleyball team? This is the camp for you! Campers will improve their footwork, touch, power, location, tipping, and strategy through many technical drills they can practice long after their camp experience is finished. Whether you're a beginning setter who has never played, a freshman starter, or a highly recruited varsity star, you will benefit from this unique camp designed specifically with the setter in mind. This camp is also great for non-setters who need to get better at the setting skill itself. No setting experience required.
July 16 - Competitive Game Camp - $55
This camp is designed for the camper who loves playing camp games and loves to compete! At this competition based camp, campers will be thrown into a variety of situations that will test their volleyball ability, competitive drive, and problem solving skills. Players learn through competition, and figure out how to attack any challenge. Examples of competitions include full court scrimmages, Queen of the Court, short court, serving games, etc...
July 17 - Attacking Camp - $55
This camp will cover all you need to know to become a dominant attacker at any level. Campers at this clinic can expect to attack and ONLY attack! If you're an outside, middle, or right side hitter - or have always wanted to be - this camp is perfect for you and your development as a powerful, high flying attacker. Campers will learn proper arm-swing techniques, 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step approaches from the left, right and middle. Learn to see the block as you jump and decide to attack down the line, angle or seam. You'll not only begin to hit harder, but SMARTER... you'll dig this camp when you realize other teams can't dig you!
July 17 - Blocking Camp - $55
This camp focuses entirely on blocking. While this camp is targeted at players who play the front row positions, it is certainly NOT limited to those players. Campers can expect to improve their footwork and hand positioning, while learning individual blocking and team system blocking. They will also learn how to get a step ahead of their opponent with Spartan drills teaching you how to read and eliminate attackers. No matter your size or age, you will leave this camp a stronger and smarter blocker!
July 19-21 - All Skills Camp - $325 Resident/$275 Commuter
This camp is designed for the player that wants to improve all of their skills (passing, setting, defense, serving, blocking, and attacking) through fast paced training and game-like drills. Open to kids ages 12 and up and grouped according to age and skill level, the goal is to meet the needs of each individual camper. Campers will be exposed to team systems that will help prepare them for scholastic, recreational, club and college programs.
July 22-24 - High School Competitive Team Camp - $300 Resident/$250 Commuter
Please check with your HS Coach to ensure that they have reserved a spot for your team through the MSU Volleyball Office (517-353-1756) before enrolling. MSU Volleyball offers a great 3 day Competitive Team Camp from July 22-24 that consists of 3 sessions a day. The morning session includes training, teaching, and team building opportunities, and the afternoon and evening sessions are exclusively tournament play. With features including individual team instruction, reserve-a-coach, team conditioning and team building activities, coaches decide how they want to fill their 3 days to best suit their team's needs. At this all-inclusive camp, your team will leave prepared to begin a successful season.
July 22-24 - Shootout Team Camp - $150 (no resident option)
The Shootout option of the Competitive Team Camp provides team with a chance to compete in the 3-day tournament with 30+ area high schools without breaking the bank. Teams that join the shootout can expect to play 15-20 competitions over the 3 days (afternoon and evening sessions) and have equal chance to be crowned tournament champs as teams that join the competitive team camp. This option does NOT include meals or overnight stay on campus, or morning session of each day as it is a competition-only option. Teams should have 8-10 members each. Coaches should have each team member enroll online individually after their team has been registered with MSU Volleyball Office (517-353-1756).