March 20, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
The Michigan State volleyball program is set to host nine camps this summer from July 10-25. Online registration has begun at the MSU Summer Sports Camp page.
2012 Volleyball Camp Descriptions (pdf)
Below are descriptions of the nine Spartan volleyball summer camps:
July 10-12 - Kids Camp - $100
Why wait until middle school to start having fun playing volleyball? Why let older sisters be the only ones that get to play? This camp is open to any and all 1st through 5th graders (girls and boys) that are looking for an opportunity to experience what volleyball is all about. We have designed this 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. This is the perfect camp for those players who have always wanted to play, but never had the opportunity.
July 14 - All Skills Day Camp - $150
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 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. Camp will conclude with a competition that will crown our "Queens of the Court!"
July 15 - Competitive Edge Day Camp - $105
July 16 - Ball Control Clinic - Skills to Defend Any Attack - $105
This camp was new in 2011 and very well reviewed! Competitive Edge Camp combines physical/speed training, plyometric/agility training, jump training, with mental toughness training to help get you ready for the upcoming season as well as playing volleyball at the collegiate level... Also, learn more about the recruiting process to play in college! Train as the SPARTANS train to get faster, jump higher, hit harder¡ Will you do what it takes this summer to give yourself the "Competitive Edge?"
This camp focuses entirely on defense, passing, and ball control. 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 free-ball passing, serve-receive, shuffling, run-throughs, diving and rolling, 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 backrow skills!
July 17 - Attacking Clinic: Tricks of the Trade - $105
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 ¨C or have always wanted to be ¨C 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 18 - Setting Clinic - Running the Offense - $105
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 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 23-25 - 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. Designed to allow teams to grow and improve through match experience. Campers can expect to play in 15+ competitions during camp against many different high school teams from Michigan and surrounding states. Teams will compete against other teams of equal talent level and will be challenged throughout the entire 3 day camp. Individual skill sessions, coached by MSU Coaches and players, will be held to help fine-tune
setting, attacking, and defensive skills. Teams should have 8-10 members each. MSU provides room and board for 1 coach per team. Coaches should have each team member enroll online individually after their team has been registered Additional coaches can be housed for $100.
July 23-25 - Shootout Team Camp - $150 (no resident option)
New in 2012, 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).