California Volleyball Camp at UC Berkeley Berkeley, California
US Sports Camps is proud to announce the addition of California Volleyball Camps at UC Berkeley. Join Coach Feller and his talented staff for an outstanding volleyball experience.
Youth Camp- July 7-10:
The Youth Skills Camp is a full-day camp designed for beginner to intermediate players who are entering grades 3 - 9 in the Fall of 2014. Campers will receive instruction on all volleyball skills - Attacking, Setting, Passing, Defense, Serving, and Blocking in a variety of individual, small group and team settings.
Intermediate Camp- July 14-17; July 28-30:
The Intermediate Skills Camp is a full-day camp designed for intermediate players who are entering grades 6- 10 in the Fall of 2014. Campers will receive instruction on all volleyball skills - Attacking, Setting, Passing, Defense, Serving, and Blocking in a variety of individual, small group and team settings.
Advanced Overnight Camp- July 20-23:
The Advanced Skills camp is designed for advanced players looking to get technical and tactical instruction and feedback to improve their skill set in all areas of the game. The camp incorporates fundamental skill instruction in combination with advanced training techniques, specific positional training, and match preparation sessions. Sessions are designed to run like the Cal college practices. Players should have some experience at the advanced level for this camp. Entering grades 9-12 in fall 2014.
Sand Camp- July 12-13; July 19-20; July 26-27:
The Cal sand volleyball camp is designed for players who want to further their all around skills and doubles game. Sand volleyball is an emerging sport at the collegiate level and we want to offer campers the opportunity to learn the sand game. Each 2 hour session will include drills that focus on passing, underhand & overhand setting, attacking, defense & serving. Doubles game strategy will also be taught. Sand volleyball is a great physical workout as well as a way to practice all around skills and ball control.
- Excellent training facilities
- Six hours of daily instruction
- 1:8 coach to camper ratio
- Players grouped by ability then age
- Personal evaluations from your coach
- Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
Rich Feller enters his 15th season with the Golden Bearsas undoubtedly the most successful women's volleyball coach in California history.
Since he first stepped on campus in 1999, Feller has been able to craft the Bears into a Pac-10 contender and a national powerhouse. The facts speak for themselves - a school-record 11 consecutive postseason appearances, seven 20-win seasons in the past nine years, six NCAA round of 16 appearances, 13 different All-America selections and an appearance in the 2007 and 2010 NCAA semifinals.Read Full Bio
Feller directed the Bears to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th year in a row in 2012 despite dealing with a deluge of injuries. Cal lost two starters to season-ending injuries before the campaign ever started and had to contend with an assortment of other ailments throughout the year. Still, the Bears notched victories over top-10 opponents Oregon and Hawaii and got back to the postseason once again.
Feller was named AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2010 after leading the Bears to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA title match. Cal won its first-ever share of the Pac-10 Conference title and produced two first-team All-Americans in the same season for the first time in school history.
Feller also put the Bears at the top of college volleyball when the 2011 squad was ranked No. 1 in the country for four weeks. The Bears were ranked in the top-10 all season and finished with an overall record of 26-7.
Feller was also the Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year in 2010, as well as 2007. Under his guidance, seven different Bears have produced 13 AVCA All-America certificates, including Cal's first Pac-10 Player of the Year, outside hitter Hana Cutura in 2009 and the program's first AVCA National Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd in 2010.
Beyond taking the Bears to the postseason, Feller has generated excitement in the local volleyball community. Cal's Haas Pavilion was one of four host sites for the NCAA regional semifinals in 2012 and has also hosted NCAA first and second round matches in 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009. His players are closely connected to the community through their commitment to camps and clinics offered throughout the year. During the summer of 2008, Feller coordinated the hosting of the USA Women's Indoor Volleyball team and a scrimmage for the public in its final week before departing for the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Before arriving at Berkeley, Feller was an assistant coach for the United States Women's National Volleyball Team from 1997-98. Prior to his stint with team USA, he was a highly successful head coach at Colorado State. In his 14 years directing the Rams, Feller compiled a 299-167 (.642) record with eight NCAA tournament appearances, two conference titles, 12 top-25 final rankings and several All-America, all-conference and all-academic athletes. In Feller's first season at Colorado State in 1983, he led his team to a 26-12 record, a top-20 ranking and a NCAA tournament appearance for the first time in school history. In 1987, Feller was named AVCA Regional Coach of the Year.
From 1980-83, Feller was the top assistant to Taras Liskevych (USA Olympic coach from 1985-96 and current Oregon State head coach) at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, helping the Tigers to second, fourth and fifth-place national finishes in his three years with the program.
Growing up in Palo Alto, Feller already had ties to the Bay Area before arriving at Cal in 1999. His father, David, earned his Ph.D. at Cal and his mother, Bernice, was a Cal undergraduate.
"The opportunity to coach at Cal and to have the challenge of competing in the Pac-10 Conference was a dream come true," said Feller. "Any coach who is involved in college volleyball would relish the chance to coach in the Pac-10 and to come to Cal. Working at Cal is one of the best jobs in the nation."
Jennifer Dorr, a former award-winning standout setter at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, enters her third season as an assistant coach for the Golden Bears. For the past two seasons, Dorr has directed the program's summer camps, overseeing and promoting the camps which draw about 400 players each summer. Promoted to assistant coach in January of 2011, she was originally hired as Cal's Director of Operations on Feb. 5, 2009. In that role, she was responsible for planning team travel and maintaining the program's budget while serving as the team liaison with the academic, financial aid, and business offices. Dorr has also served as a co-head coach for the Golden Bear Volleyball Club 14-1 squad from 2009-10.Read Full Bio
In April of both 2010 and 2011, Dorr worked the Junior National Team and High Performance Tryouts. Dorr was instrumental in the USA A2 team tryout in February 2011 as part of the statistical analysis team. Additionally, she served as an assistant coach and technical coordinator for the USA Junior National Team in July 2010 for the NORCECA Championships in Tijuana, Mexico, where the US team won Gold.
Prior to arriving at Cal, Dorr served as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Working primarily as the offensive coordinator, she helped guide the Yellow Jackets to back-to-back 20-win seasons with a 21-10 record in 2008. Dorr was responsible for developing scouting reports and game-day offensive play sets as well as the technical development of outside hitters and middle blockers.
In addition to her coaching duties at Georgia Tech, Dorr provided direction as a recruiter, travel coordinator, and as an assistant camp director. During her tenure, her efforts helped the Yellow Jacket program raise over $12,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as a part of Dig for the Cure breast cancer initiative.
Dorr arrived at Georgia Tech by way of Texas A&M, where she was the director of volleyball operations from 2005-06. During her time in College Station, Texas, she also worked as the tournament director for the 2005 NCAA College Station Regional and other home tournaments for the Aggies.
While living in College Station, Dorr served as the head coach of the Brazos Valley Volleyball Club from 2005-06 and led her squad to a 27-2 record over two seasons. Her coaching experience extends further as she held a post as head coach for the Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club in Lake Forest, Calif. where she guided the team to a 32-3 record from 2004-05.
In 1999, Dorr was the starting setter for the Rainbow Wahine as a freshman where she earned All-Western Athletic Conference second-team honors. She helped lead Hawai'i to a 29-2 record, an NCAA regional semifinal appearance and a No. 8 final AVCA ranking in her first season. In her four-year career, Dorr took the Rainbow Wahine to two NCAA national semifinal appearances, two No. 3 rankings, and a 123-12 record. She earned All-WAC second team honors three times and finished her career ranked fourth all-time for Hawai'i with 3,540 assists. Dorr was selected to the WAC All-Academic team in each of her four years with the Rainbow Wahine.
Dorr's first collegiate match was a 3-0 (15-8, 15-7, 15-5) win against Cal on Sept. 1, 1999, at the Recreational Sports Facility in Berkeley, Calif. She had 33 assists to go along with 12 digs and three kills on five attacks. The match was also the first at Cal for head coach Rich Feller.
Dorr graduated from Hawai'i with a degree in business administration in marketing in 2003. She then worked as a sales and marketing executive for KHNL and K5 Television in Honolulu before leaving the islands to play professional volleyball in the fall of 2004 with Brandenburg VCO in Berlin, Germany.
Dorr resides in San Francisco, Calif. with her husband, John, a former All-American swimmer at Cal.
Ben Bodipo-Memba enters his second season as assistant coach with the California volleyball team.
Bodipo-Memba joined the Golden Bear family after a three-year stint at UC Irvine. Exceptionally experienced at both the collegiate and national levels, Bodipo-Memba has a distinguished volleyball resume.Read Full Bio
When Bodipo-Memba accepted the position at Cal, he came home in more than one way. Originally from nearby Novato, Calif., he returns to his native Northern California. His younger brother, Jose, lettered in basketball with the Bears in 1996. Additionally, his father, Eduardo, received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal. During his senior year of high school, Bodipo-Memba played for Golden Bear volleyball and practiced at Cal. In Berkeley, Bodipo-Memba rejoins former coaching comrade in Jennifer Dorr, with whom he coached at Georgia Tech.
With the Anteaters, Bodipo-Memba served as recruiting coordinator with good reason for PrepVolleyball.com lauded his 2010 class with a "High Honorable Mention" and he helped sign 2009's 24th-best class.
In the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2013, Bodipo-Memba helped coach the U.S. Girls' Select A1 National Teams (GSA1), which competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
For seven seasons, Bodipo-Memba served on the Georgia Tech coaching staff as associate head coach in 2007 and 2008 and as an assistant coach from 2002-06. During his time in Atlanta, Bodipo-Memba helped guide the Yellow Jackets to a program-best No. 4 national ranking and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including berths in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight. Georgia Tech also won two Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles and an ACC Tournament championship. In 2007 and 2008, Bodipo-Memba coached alongside current Cal assistant coach Jennifer Dorr.
Bodipo-Memba steered the Ga. Tech offense for five seasons, and the Yellow Jackets led the nation in assists per game and kills per game in 2003 and 2004. Twice Ga. Tech ranked in the top-10 nationally in hitting percentage. He coached two setters that led the nation in assists per game - first team All-American Kele Eveland in 2003 and honorable mention All-American Lindsey Laband in 2004. Bodipo-Memba moved into the defensive coordinator position in 2007, when he helped produce three honorable mention All-American middle blockers and four all-conference selections. The 2008 season saw Bodipo-Memba guide the Yellow Jackets to lead the ACC in kills and assists with two Georgia Tech middle blockers ranking third and fourth in hitting percentage. Middle blocker Callie Miller earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2008 after finishing 26th in the nation in hitting percentage under Bodipo-Memba's tutelage.
As the 2009 USA Volleyball High Performance USA Select AI head coach, Bodipo-Memba worked with some of volleyball's elite athletes. During that 2009 summer, he guided the team to a bronze medal at the U.S. High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale. In 2008, he was an assistant for the U.S. Women's National A2 team that captured gold at the U.S. Open Championship.
Bodipo-Memba played collegiately at San Diego State and Grossmont College in the late 1980s. He received his degree in physical education at Canbury University in 2007.
He earned a starting spot at middle blocker for the U.S. Olympic Festival Silver Medal team in 1990 and also competed from 1993-95 with the U.S. national team. Bodipo-Memba played professionally in Finland for Raison Loimu in 1996. He also enjoyed a susccesful run at the US Open Adult National Championships from 1993-2007, helping his team to a bronze medal finish in 2005.
Bodipo-Memba began his coaching career at the high school level in San Diego, where he managed the San Diego Volleyball Club from 1994-97. In 2005, he assisted the U.S. national team, joining head coach Jenny "Lang" Ping's staff for the Pan American Cup and helping the team qualify for the 2006 World Grand Prix. His collegiate coaching career began in 1997 at Western Carolina.
Bodipo-Memba has served as a mentor in the AVCA Coaches Mentoring program for the past three years. He spent six years representing the ACC on the AVCA Assistant Coaches Committee and is also a member of the AVCA Education and Publication Committee, representing all assistant volleyball coaches.
2014 DAY CAMPS
Camp runs from 9am-4pm daily. Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch with them each day. Pizza is sold each day for $2 a slice.
Check-in: Campers arrive at 8:00AM
Check-out: 4:00pm each day
Players Grouped by: skill then age
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Rec Sports Facility
Equipment Needed: kneepads, water bottle, lunch & snacks, shoes, athletic clothes - shorts/tees
DAY CAMP SCHEDULE
8:45AM Arrive & Check-in
9:00-12:00 Camp Session
1:00-4:00 Camp Session
4:00 Pick up
2014 SAND CAMP
Morning Session: 10AM-12PM
Afternoon Session: 1PM-3PM
Players Grouped by: skill then age
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Clark Kerr Sand Courts located near Golden Bear Recreational Facility
Equipment Needed: water bottle, sunscreen, athletic clothes - shorts/tees
2014 ADVANCED OVERNIGHT CAMP
Check-in: July 20th, between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Unit 1
Volleyball instruction begins at 5:00pm
Check-out: July 23rd at noon at Unit 1
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed:kneepads, water bottle, lunch & snacks, shoes, athletic clothes - shorts/tees
Facility: Haas Pavillion
Dorm: Unit 1
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. We will do our best to grant roommate requests.
Linens: All bedding, linen, and towels are included.
Air Conditioning: No
Key Deposit: No deposit, but $50 if key is lost.
Spending Money: $40, please DO NOT bring a pre-written check
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer and off campus hospital
Closest Airport: OAK
Nike Volleyball Camps does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Oakland International Airport or San Francisco International and schedule a taxi or shuttle from the airport to camp. We recommend BayPorter or Super Shuttle for transportation from the airport to camp.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 20
2:00-4:00 pm Check-in
5:00pm First Session
7:30pm Evening Session
10:30pm Lights out
Monday, July 21 & Tuesday, July 22
9:00am Morning Session
1:30pm Afternoon Session
7:00pm Evening Session
10:30pm Lights out
Wednesday, July 23
9:00am Morning Session
11:00am Closing Ceremonies
12:00pm Check-out at Unit 1