March 24, 2013

UW-Oshkosh Announces Summer Volleyball Camps

The UW-Oshkosh volleyball program is pleased to announce that it will be hosting six volleyball camps throughout the summer of 2013 to help both boys and girls reach their full potential and to get them ready for the upcoming high school season.

UW-Oshkosh starts things off with its girls fundamental camp from July 1-3 that is geared for those entering grades 4-10 and want to work on all aspects of volleyball. Coaches will give you helpful hints on serving, passing, setting and blocking, as well as hitting instruction on footwork and offensive strategies. The camp will also include six-on-six drills and a team tournament.

For more than 25 years, UW-Oshkosh has offered its girls high school team camp for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams. Held from July 7-10, camp two is unique in that it offers lots of tournament play, team building sessions and a host of activities that get your team ready for the season. The camp will once again have its Survivor Series theme-based contests and challenges, skit night and volleyball drills to challenge the entire squad. Come and make some memories as you have fun on and off the court. UW-Oshkosh will even hire your head coach to use their contact days if they want to push you themselves!

Camp three offers elite girls the opportunity to work in their individual position from July 15-17. Participants will compete in drills covering serving and passing, play in a team tournament and get plenty of instruction in setting, middle blocking, right-side hitting, left-side hitting or playing back row. You decide! This camp is designed for elite girls entering grades 8-12 that have a strong desire to increase their skill level in one or two positions. Girls with a strong volleyball background are encouraged to attend this camp. You will divided by age and skill level so every participant gets the most out of camp. 

In what has grown into UW-Oshkosh's most popular camp, the girls elite fundamental camp will be offered August 4-7 and promises to work even the most seasoned camper. Camp four is designed for girls entering grades 8-12 and will challenge participants in the areas of serving, passing, setting and blocking. Hitting strategies such as quick attack and transition will be covered, and at least one specific position session will be offered. The camp will also include a four-on-four tournament, a team tournament to showcase what you have learned and a camp all-star match. Divided by skill level and age, 150 girls attended this camp last summer with an 8:1 coach-to-camper ratio.  

Want to get ready for your season right before it begins? Then the girls preseason individual camp from August 8-10 is right for you. Camp five will focus on drills designed for all areas of volleyball including serving, passing, setting, hitting and blocking. The camp is geared for girls entering grades 6-10 and will get you tons of touches on the ball right before tryouts. Like all the UW-Oshkosh volleyball camps, you will be divided by skill level and age.

Are you a young man entering grades 7-12 and looking for a challenging camp? Then look no further then the boys individual and team camp held August 12-15. Enjoy 10 sessions of skill work, hitting strategies, specific position sessions and a team tournament. Participants from the same high school can sign up as a team to guarantee they will play together in the team tournament. UW-Oshkosh has won six collegiate club national championships in its history, including three at the Division I level. Come learn from the best!

Your fee for the camps includes the cost of tuition, food and a camp gift. Air-conditioned housing is also included if you are a resident. The resident hall, cafeteria and sports complexes are all within one block and camp staff stays in the dorm to not only get to know you, but also to ensure that you are safe.

If you would like a camp brochure, call the UW-Oshkosh sports camps office at 920-424-0294 and one will be sent to you. You can register online as well at http://volleyball.uwoshkoshsportscamps.com/girls-camps.cfm. If you have any questions please contact UW-Oshkosh head coach and camp director Brian Schaefer at schaefeb@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1392.