NBC Volleyball Camp at Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, Alaska
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NBC Volleyball Camps are on fire. If you want to play this game well, you need to be at NBC Volleyball Camp in Anchorage, Alaska.
NBC Volleyball Camps offer complete overnight training camps for athletes ages 11-18 who desire to master the sport of volleyball. Training from beginning to advanced includes comprehensive skill development, games and tournaments, leadership curriculum and life skills training.
For 40 years, NBC Camps has been training athletes for success on and off the court. Creating the best instructional volleyball camps in the U.S. is our main goal. From our curriculum, to our tournaments and games, from our intensity station, to our life skills training, NBC Camps will help you become the best athlete and person you can possibility be.
NBC Camps was founded in 1971. Formerly Northwest Basketball Camp, NBC Camps expanded in 1979 to the sport of volleyball. Volleyball camps are located in Alaska, Alberta, California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. NBC Camps combines excellence in sports with superior life skills training focusing on becoming the best athlete you can be on and off the court.
Complete Player Volleyball Camps: Camp offers training in all aspects of the sport including leadership and confidence training. NBC's Complete Player volleyball curriculum is all encompassing to help athletes develop and master skills to play the game of volleyball with excellence. Complete Player camps offer overnight (complete program training) and extended day options for those who commute to and from camp each morning and evening.
- Total volleyball skill development
- Intensity station/confidence training
- Personal assessment of athletic and volleyball skills
- Games and tournaments
- Goal setting, mental toughness, confidence under pressure, skill mastery, enthusiasm, self-discipline, Christian values, and great fun
- Encouraging atmosphere where campers walk away better athletes and people
- Leadership training on ways to elevate your game and life
ABOUT THE CAMPUS
The campus is a world unto itself, with no through roads. The Alaska Pacific University campus in Anchorage is one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States, with the Chugach Mountains rising up behind nearly 200 acres of lawns, woods, and University Lake.
Campers will be staying in nice dorms with 2-6 beds available in each room. All roommate requests are assigned at check-in the first day. Each room has private shower facilities. These rooms are not air-conditioned and we suggest you bring a fan.
The cafeteria facility provides an all-you-can-eat salad bar with fresh fruit, hot entrees with beverage, sandwich and cereal stations. The college food service provides multiple all-you-can-eat entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Gyms, cafeteria, and dorms are all within close proximity creating a great family atmosphere for campers.
NBC Camps has partnered with University of Alaska Anchorage to continue to provide superior coaching and volleyball instruction. Training by college coaches and use of UAA's outstanding gym will give campers access to one of Alaska's premier athletic universities.Meet your coaching staff
Kim Lauwers is a former University of Alaska Anchorage Coach. She currently coaches volleyball for Dimond High School. The past four years her team has played in the state championships. Overall she has coached 5 state championship teams and 2 runner-ups.
Kelly Tycksen has been playing volleyball since she was in the 4th grade. In high school she earned MVP and All-tourney. Her team made the state qualifier every year and placed 2nd one year. She current plays as a setter on the Simpson volleyball team and coaches for the club team in Anderson. This will be her 3rd year coaching for NBC Camps.
Kaitlin Pevan grew up in Alaska where she played basketball, track and volleyball. She was on Varsity for three years and captain for two. She began coaching camp when she was 16 years old. She current plays outside hitter on the Simpson volleyball team.
The NBC Difference
Unlike other camp programs where skills training falls under the expertise of the camp director, NBC Camps has built a program of training to help each camper walk out of camp a better player and person. Our site directors work as event managers helping to run a great week of camp. Our volleyball instruction is based on skill curriculum and talent development we believe are essential to take your game to the next level. Though coaching styles and drills may change, our master teachers receive lesson plans and detailed training on how to maximize this week of camp. Coaching at camp is much different than coaching a team. With over 40 years experience, our goal is to give you the best volleyball and life skills instruction possible.
The ability to know, understand and apply is the heart of NBC’s Teach, Encourage, Correct method. True teaching takes place when the student knows how to reproduce the skill and self-correct the skill when it is wrong.
HOW WE TEACH
There are many ways to coach. Coaching is about teaching and about motivation. First, teaching is the ability to instill knowledge and skill. Motivation is the ability to instill execution. Many coaches motivate from a stance of fear. Below the line ways to motivate others include anger, threats, guilt, and shame. These produce immediate results, but are damaging to everyone involved. Love is the most powerful motivational tool available to the dedicated coach who sincerely desires to encourage athletes to play volleyball at the highest performance level possible. Great coaches see athletes not just as they are, but who they can become. As a result these athletes become the bigger and better person the coach sees in them.
In simple terms the driving force of our philosophy is to be "difference makers". This means making a positive, often times, life changing impact on people's lives.
Teaching is not telling. Watching how to do a skill is not as valuable as trying the new skill. Our teaching format is to briefly show the specific skill to be taught. Break the skill into easily repeated sections. Practice those specific sections. Get into game speed and begin to try the new skill live. Athletes should be able to do the skill accurately, repeat the skill, and recognize what needs to be corrected if the skill does not accomplish its desired result.
Research shows encouragement is the best motivator. At NBC Camps we focus on what the athlete is doing well and encourage them to do more of it. Encourage actually means to build courage into someone else. Our coaches strive to give athletes the courage to believe in their potential.
Encouragement without correction is worthless. We work hard to correct athletes by promoting self correction. All skills are taught with ways for athletes to recognize what is going wrong and how to correct this. Once an athlete knows what is expected he or she is asked to work on self correction.
Volleyball Camp - Important Times (approximate times, please get weekly schedule the first day at check-in)
- Camper check-in begins at 12:30 pm the 1st day for overnight & extended day campers at the Atwood Center at Alaska Pacific University.
- Parent Orientation held twice during camper check-in and lasts about 20 minutes.
- Extended day campers will be leaving the campus each night at approximately 9:00-9:30 and need to arrive the next morning by 9:00am ready to start practice. (Extended day campers do not receive breakfast but all other meals are provided)
- Intensity Stations are pm the 3rd night of camp at 8:30pm and held at University of Alaska, Anchorage in the gym
- All-star games are 4th night at 6:30 pm at Alaska Pacific gymnasium
- Awards Program final day begins at 1:00 pm at the Atwood Center
NBC Camps Formula for Success
NBC Camps emphasizes the importance of goal setting, gratitude, positive attitude, integrity, forgiveness, leadership and a strong personal faith. Camps are founded on Christian principles including a belief in Jesus Christ. Campers from all faiths attend. Every camper is important, one we value and honor. For more information pertaining to NBC Camps philosophy visit the about section of our web site. NBC Camps desires to provide the total camp experience for the total person.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 12:30 pm Check in begins on the first day for everyone, then the schedule below is a sample of the rest of the week
- 6:50 am Wake up
- 7:00 - 7:45 am Jump Training
- 7:45 - 8:30 am Breakfast
- 9:00 am Extended Day Campers should be on-site and ready to play
- 9:00 - 11:00 am Live Action Instruction
- 11:00 - 12:00 pm Games
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 - 3:00 pm Live Action Instruction
- 3:00 - 5:30 pm Games
- 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner
- 7:00 - 8:00 pm Games and Competition
- 8:00 - 9:00 pm Main Event!
- 9:00 - 9:30 pm Team Discussion
- 9:30 pm Extended Day Campers are dismissed for the day (check with coach for variations of this time)
- 10:30 pm Lights Out.
Please note our schedule is rigorous. Our evening "Main Event" program involves motivational speakers, skits, music, and high energy entertainment designed to encourage you to be the best you can be. Live Action Instructional time is intense and puts you in the action with great drills that keep you interested and challenged. Because the emphasis is on improving your skills, you'll be playing games and more games.
First Day Information
Registration tables open at 12:30. Please leave your luggage in the car. We have a series of check-in tables, including rooming, camp store, and registration check-in. We also have a medical table and opportunity for you to speak with our certified trainer on staff about any medical concerns you may have. Once you complete registration, athletes will move luggage into rooms and change into camp gear. Parents need to escort their children to the camp gym for pre-evaluation. During the check-in times, parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend parent orientation. Check schedules for time and place. Camp begins with camper orientation in the main gym promptly at 2:00 pm.
Camp Final Day Information
Awards & Parent Program begin at 1:00 pm at the Atwood Center at Alaska Pacific University. Camp ends at the conclusion of this program at 2:00pm. We will not be hosting a parent lunch this year. Thank you!
All grandparents, parents, siblings and friends are invited to attend our awards program on the last day of camp. This is our closing ceremony and includes drill demonstrations, all-star awards, tournament awards, voted awards, enthusiasm and lots of fun.
Who do I contact in case of an emergency?
For an emergency only: Campus Security (907) 564-8888 (24-Hour Number)
For non-emergencies call 1800-406-3926
We ask that friends and family only call in case of an emergency, otherwise please mail personal letters to:
c/o NBC Camps & Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
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If you are arriving by plane, train or bus, you are responsible to secure your own transportation to and from camp. Please contact a local professional shuttle service. Alaska Shuttle 907-338-8888 Rides must be prearranged.
From North, West or South: Take 36th Avenue East, past Lake Otis (36th becomes Providence Drive, then University Drive). Remain on Providence Drive past Providence Hospital - cross Bragaw Street (3 way stop) and you are on University Drive and the APU campus. Take a left into the parking lot. Registration is located on the steps in front of the fountain of Atwood Center.
From Northeast (Eagle River) or Southeast: Take Tudor Road to Bragaw Street. Head North on Bragaw Street approx 3/4 mile 'til road ends at 3 way stop; turn right and you are on the APU campus. Take a left into the parking lot. Registration is located on the steps in front of the fountain of Atwood Center.Read camper reviews