Adelphi University Nike Volleyball Camp Garden City, New York
Adelphi University, home of the Panthers, hosts a Nike Volleyball camp under the direction of head coach Danielle MacKnight.
Girls of all ability levels between the ages of 12-17 are welcome to attend. Campers will be trained in all the fundamentals of volleyball – including serving, position work, match play and technique.
- Five hours of daily instruction
- Training under the country’s best coaches
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- Instructor:camper ratio - 1:10
- Players grouped by age and ability level
- Personal, take-home skills evaluation
- Official NIKE Volleyball Camp T-shirt
Adelphi University is located in Garden City, New York, about 20 miles outside of Manhattan on Long Island.Meet your coaching staff
Danielle MacKnight begins her seventh year as head coach of the Adelphi University women's volleyball team after serving as interim head coach for part of the 2006 season.
MacKnight and the Panthers posted the program’s sixth straight 20-win season in 2012, culminating in the program’s sixth straight NCAA Tournament berth and third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II East Regional Semifinal. MacKnight led Adelphi to a 25-12 overall record and a 13-2 mark in the NE-10, finishing second in the regular season and in the conference tournament.
The 2011 season was a historic season for MacKnight and the Panthers. They posted another 20+ win season, earned a fifth straight trip to the NCAA tournament and won the Northeast 10 Conference Tournament. Adelphi also advanced to the Regional Semifinals after taking down Stonehill 3-1. The Panthers had two girls receive All-Conference, one All-Rookie, Two All-Tournament, one Most Outstanding player, and three AVCA All-Region Honorees.
In her fourth year in 2010, Adelphi volleyball posted another 20-win season and earned their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Adelphi also advanced to the Regional Semifinals for the first time in the program's history after a 3-2 victory over C.W. Post in the first round. MacKnight guided the Panthers to a 12-4 mark in Northeast-10 play and advanced the Panthers into the conference semifinals. The Panthers had three girls receive All-Conference recognition, a ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, and two AVCA All-Region Honorees.
In her third year in 2009, MacKnight guided the Panthers to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. She also led the Panthers to a 27-10 record, her third consecutive season with 27 wins. The Panthers posted a 14-1 mark in league play in their first year in the Northeast-10 Conference. They finished second in the regular season standings and fell to UMass Lowell in the NE-10 Finals. MacKnight also received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award as one of the top Thirty Coaches under the age of 30 in the nation at all levels. Also in 2009, the Panthers produced three All-Region players, three All-Conference, and two on the NE-10 All-Academic Team.
In the 2008 season, MacKnight guided her Panther squad to a 27-11 overall record, 11-5 in ECC action. The 27 wins tied the record for most wins set a season earlier during her first year. The Panthers made their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Regionals and had three All-Conference performers and two All-Region selections.
Under her direction, the 2007 season proved to be a record setting one as she coached the Panthers to a 7-2 ECC record, finishing in second place, the highest conference finish to date. They finished 27-8 which is a school record for wins including an 11-game win streak which set another school record. She produced two All-Conference players and the team earned the school's first ever NCAA Northeast Regional bid. MacKnight also earned ECC Co-Coach of the Year and was honored by the Nassau County Sports Commission as Female College Coach of the Year.
Prior to her appointment, MacKnight had been the assistant coach for the past two seasons, helping Adelphi to 31-25 overall record.
MacKnight earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Stony Brook in 2005, where she was a four-year member and starter on the Seawolves volleyball team from 2001-04.
She currently holds the school record for block assists in a career (318) and holds the single match record for attack percentage (.800).
In addition MacKnight is ranked second all-time in total blocks (425) and third in blocks per game (1.06).
2014 CAMP INFORMATION
The NIKE Volleyball camp at Adelphi provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily. Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch with them each day.
Campers may purchase a Baden volleyball for $15. Volleyballs are provided for each camper to use during the session and purchasing one is optional.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: 9:00am on Monday July 7th
Check-out: Graduation is at 2:30 on Friday July 11th
Check-in: 9:00am on Monday July 21st
Check-out: Graduation is at 2:30 on Friday July 25th
***NOTE: Both camp sessions end promptly at 3:00pm each day. There is NO SUPERVISION before 9:00am and after 3:00pm. Please be on time to pick up your camper.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: 2 T-Shirts, 1-2 pairs knee pads, 1 pair of gym shorts or spandex, 2 pairs of socks, 1 pair of volleyball shoes (well broken in), 1 pair of shoes to wear to gym/gym bag, water bottle, LUNCH each day
***NOTE: Health and Release forms are MANDATORY for camper to participate in camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:30 Camper arrival & free play
- 9:30-12:00 Skills session
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-3:00 Stations, team play, games
- 3:00 Campers depart
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.Read camper reviews