Adelphi University Nike Volleyball Camp Garden City, New York

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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.

Highlights Include

  • Five hours of daily instruction
  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent 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
Camp Director

Danielle MacKnight

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. 

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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).

Learn more about Adelphi University Nike Volleyball Camp


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 Molten 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.


-Session 1-
Check-in: 9:00am on Monday July 7th
Check-out: Graduation is at 2:30-3:00pm on Friday July 11th
-Session 2-
Check-in: 9:00am on Monday July 21st
Check-out: Graduation is at 2:30-3:00pm 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.


Ratio: 1:10
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. These forms are emailed to you after you register. 

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.

Team Discount: If eight or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $30 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount. Discount does not apply to team only camps.

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Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait for next summer!

My daughter enjoyed this camp so much. She was challenged and came home with better knowledge of improving her game. Everyday was better than the one before. She can't wait for next summer.

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Fun and challenging

If your really serious about volleyball or learning how to play volleyball and all techniques, this is the volleyball camp to go to. The teachers are nice, you play fun games, you get to meet new people and whatever you need they will help you with. Even though its hard work, its completely worth it and you'll be happy by the end of the week.

Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned new skills

The Nike volleyball camp was great. My coaches were smart, had high skill, and knew what they were doing. I made new friends and and learned new skills that have helped my playing since.

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Very fun camp

It was a very fun camp and you learn a lot at the same time.

Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.
Fantastic experience

The Nike Volleyball camp was a wonderful way to combine the skills, athleticism, mentoring, and friendship of everyone involved. My experience was fantastic in all areas. I look forward to returning to Nike Volleyball camp next summer.

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Provided positive reinforcement

Instructions are detailed to improve your play while providing positive reinforcement and encouragement.

Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.
Builds confidence

The Nike volleyball camp was a great experience for my daughter. The camp helped build her confidence, making her a better all around player. 

Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.

My daughter learned some new skills in this one week camp, and it is definitely affordable. 

Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp

I would strongly recommend this program.  I have attending many camps and have found the Nike Camp at Adelphi to be the best!

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Experienced staff

I thought this camp was great! I would definitely do it again. There were plenty of very helpful and experienced counseors to really help you up your game. It's also the perfect size, not too many campers.

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience

This camp was a great experience for my daughter. Each day she learned something new to improve her skills. 

Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Good skill assessment

It gave my daughter a good overall assessment of her strengthens and weaknesses.

Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.
Overall excellent

The coaches were friendly and very good, the overall experience was excellent.

Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Learn the fundamentals

"This camp was excellent to learn the fundamentals of the game and the coaches and staff give 100% to make sure each child improves."

Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Looking forward to next year!

"My daughter loved Nike volley ball camp . She didn't go with a group but by the end of the week she made a few friends. She learns new skills and was encouraged to continue. She looks forward to going back next year."

Adelphi Camper

  • 5/5.

"Nike volleyball camp was one of the best camps I've ever gone to. It was fun, instructional, fast paced and I LOVED IT!"

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Great overall

"Beautiful indoor gym, great instructors and lots of drills."

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Well coached

"Good solid instruction , well coached and supervised, a fun way to improve your game."

Parent of an Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Get useful tips

The coaches are good, involved in the sport at a higher level and can spot deficiencies and offer helpful/useful tips.

Adelphi Camper

  • 4/5.
Can't wait to return!

The Nike volleyball camp at Adelphi University was so helpful and a lot of fun. All of the counselors were very friendly and made me feel welcome at this camp. I loved this camp and so did all of my friends. I am definitely coming back next year.

Adelphi University Nike Volleyball Camp Danielle MacKnight, Camp Director One South Ave. Garden City, New York 11530


Adelphi University Nike Volleyball Camp
  • 4/5.
20 Reviews

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Camp Schedule & Fees

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