Cal Volleyball Camps

Cal Volleyball Camps
Cal Volleyball Camps

Join Coach McShane and his talented staff for an outstanding volleyball experience at UC Berkeley this summer.

With multiple programs to choose from, you are sure to find the camp to fit your needs. All sessions are divided by skill level on the first day. Training sessions boast an 8-to-1 campers to coach ratio to ensure each player receives individual instruction and attention. The youth and intermediate day programs are designed to provide a solid foundation for all aspects of the game. The advanced camp is designed for high school aged players with 3 years of club or high school experience. 

Cal also offers beach camps, please visit the link below for more information.

Cal Beach Volleyball Camps

Camps are open to any and all entrants and only restricted by age and gender.

Highlights Include

  • 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Matt McShane
Camp Director

Matt McShane

Matt McShane is back for his second stint on Cal's coaching staff, this time as the newly announced Head Coach.

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McShane was largely respoinsible for arguably the greatest era ever of Cal Volleyball, while as an assistant coach he helped the Bears reach their first-ever Final Four in 2007 and two other NCAA Regional Finals. Cal went 114-47 during his five-year stint on the Bears' staff, reaching at least the second round of the NCAA Tournament every year. He also helped produce seven AVCA All-Americans and 26 Pac-12 All-Academic selections.

McShane left Cal in 2010 to become the head coach at Air Force, where the program improved on its win total in four consecutive years. Air Force's recruiting classes received two high honorable mention accolades by PrepVolleyball.com during his tenure, and his teams produced 22 Mountain West All-Academic selections. 

Prior to his stint at Berkeley, McShane served as an assistant coach at Utah, New Mexico and BYU. He and Cal head coach Rich Feller were also assistant coaches together for the U.S. National Team in 1996.

As an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, McShane played on the only intercollegiate team to win the USAV Open National Championship. The UCSB teams finished second in the NCAA Championships in 1974 and '75, and finished third in the NCAA Regional Championships in 1976. He was an All-American for the Gauchos in 1974.

He earned his bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara in 1977 and his master's degree from BYU in 1982. While at BYU, he played on the men's club team that finished third at the USAV Open National Championship in 1981.

McShane lives in the East Bay with his wife, Dana.

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Jennifer Dorr
Co-Director

Jennifer Dorr

Jennifer Dorr, a former award-winning standout setter at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, enters her fifth 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. 

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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.

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.

Spencer McLachlin
Coach

Spencer McLachlin

Spencer McLachlin, an experienced international volleyball player, came to Cal in 2017 after one year at UCLA for the 2016 season as assistant coach for the men's volleyball team. 

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Spencer also helped guide the University of Hawaii to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2002 in 2015 and a second-place finish in the MPSF.

A 2011 graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Political Science, McLachlin played four seasons at outside hitter for the Cardinal. He finished his career third on the school’s all-time kill list (1,288) in the rally scoring era. McLachlin served as team captain as a senior and earned second-team All-MPSF honors that season. He was a member of Stanford’s 2010 National Championship team and a three-time Academic All-MPSF selection during his collegiate career. He went on to earn a Master’s degree, in Education, from Stanford in 2012. During 2011-12, he was coach for the Bay-to-Bay Volleyball Club, working with the boys 14-and-under teams.

McLachlin continued his playing career at the professional level as an outside hitter for Greek Pro volleyball team, Mas NIKI Aiginio, from 2012-2014. He served as head coach of Camps, Spike and Serve, working with kids aged six to fourteen at the beginning and intermediate volleyball levels, in 2013 and 2014. He worked as a teacher at his former high school, Punahou School, from 2014-15.

Also an accomplished player while in high school, McLachlin was a member of the 2007 U.S. Junior National team which played at the World Championships. In 2005, he saw action on the U.S. Youth National team which won the NORCECA championship. McLachlin was a three-time selection as state Volleyball Player of the Year while at Punahou.

Camp Details

Youth Day Camp

The Youth Day camp is designed for young players, ages 8-14, who are just starting out or in the first year of learning the basic skills for volleyball. Campers get a jumpstart for their volleyball skills with a solid base to build upon after camp. 

Intermediate Day Camp

The Intermediate Day Camp is a full-day camp designed for intermediate players, ages 10-17. Campers receive instruction on all volleyball skills - Attacking, Setting, Passing, Defense, Serving, and Blocking in a variety of individual, small group and team settings. All Intermediate sessions are designed for players of all skill levels. 

Advanced Overnight Camp

The Advanced Skills camp is designed for advanced players looking to receive 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 are asked to have three years of club or high school playing experience.

Advanced Day Camp session just added July 20-22! 

More Important Camp Details

Day Camps

Youth: July 6-8 (Thursday-Saturday)
Intermediate I: July 9-11 (Sunday-Tuesday)
Intermediate II: July 16-19 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Intermediate III & Advanced II: July 20-22 (Thursday-Saturday)

Check-in: Campers arrive at 8:00AM on the first day of camp
Check-out:  4:00pm each day
Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm daily. Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch with them each day. Pizza is sold each day for $2 a slice.

Overnight Camp
Advanced: July 12-15 (Wednesday-Saturday)
Overnight and commuter options available

  • Check-in: 2:00-3:30pm at Unit 3 Dorms
  • Volleyball instruction begins at 4:00pm.  Dinner will be the first meal.
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on the last day at Haas Pavilion.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Wednesday 3:30pm-9:00pm, Thursday & Friday 8:45am-9:00pm, Saturday 8:45am-12:00pm

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill then age
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Haas Pavilion
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
12:00                Lunch
1:00-4:00         Camp Session
4:00                  Pick up

Camper Reviews

Cal Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great atmosphere

I would ten out of ten recommend this to any one who wants to go beyond the level of High School and Club volleyball! The best part is that the Assistant coaches get really involved with the teams! Such a great atmosphere and the staff and players are just amazing!! 

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Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Well organized

Cal Nike camp was an excellent camp for all levels.  All the camper's energy was high and coaches instructed them with enthusiasm and passion. Well organized by staff and great location! 

Parent of a camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great coaches

Experienced and relatable coaches, intense competition, wonderful people, and tons of reps. incredible experience, would recommend to any volleyball player looking to interact with new players and coaches and get lots of practice over the summer.

Parent of a camper '15

  • 4/5.
Fun experience

They remember the campers, create a fun experience, are super positive and teach the kids where they are skill wise. I have been so impressed with how my child is remembered year after year.

Parent of a camper '15

  • 4/5.
Liked the drills and scrimmages

Excellent combination of skills/drills, and scrimmage/play to apply the skills/drills. Coaches are very knowledgeable, and know how to impart their knowledge.

Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Go if you want to improve

This camp is very fun but challenging. You definitely sweat a lot and learn a lot as you go. The coaches are super nice but they know how to give good advice for the whole team as well as one on one. You should go to this camp if you want to improve or keep your skills up.

Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to do it again

I had such a great time at the Cal Berkeley camp, I can't wait to do it again next summer. I'm so happy I learned to hit, set & block better and I really feel I have a better understanding of the game. I can't wait to try my new skills out on the court back at school:) I was really inspired by the Berkeley team coaches. I've always felt a little awkward cuz of my height ( I'm tall for my age), it was really awesome to see how tall the real players are and how athletic and strong they are. Thank you for the fun experience!

Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Loved the Coaches

Personally, the coaches are one of my favorite parts when I go to camp. I've never had coaches who care about you so much and want you to improve. They take so much time to instruct us on everything.

Parent of a camper '14

  • 4/5.
Great camp

They have excellent coaches and instruction. They create a sense of camaraderie amongst the players and they care for each student individually. They are always available to answer questions for me as a parent if I have any and they are very easy to reach if I need to contact them immediately.

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.