Nike Volleyball Camp at Berea College Berea, Kentucky
US Sports Camps is proud to announce a new Nike Volleyball Camp at Berea College. Join Head Coach Paul Cantrell and his talented staff for an outstanding volleyball experience in Kentucky this summer.
June 23-26, 2014:
All Skills instruction can be attended by girls, ages 10-18, playing at any skill level. Campers will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience.
Advanced instruction is recommended for girls ages 14-18 entering grades 9-12. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques and physical conditioning. Campers will be expected to participate in a thorough skill evaluation on the first day and will be divided into groups by ability level.
June 27-29, 2014:
The Position Specialty program is designed for girls who want to specialize in the Setter, Hitter or Libero (Defensive Specialist) position. Campers must select just one position to specialize and train in during camp. They will receive intensive instruction on technique and proper form for this position during the camp session.
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- Six hours of daily instruction
- Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
- Players grouped by age and ability level
- Personal evaluations from your coach
- Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
First-year head coach Paul Cantrell brings a wealth of volleyball experience to the Berea program.
He has served as an assistant at the NCAA Division I level with Morehead State University (1991-1992) and Fairfield University (CT) (2001-2002), where the Stags captured the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Championships. He was also the head coach at NCAA Division II Valdosta State University (GA) from 1994 until 2001 where he resurrected a program dormant for 15 years and amassed a 132–70 record (including 83-23 [.783] in the last three seasons). While at Valdosta State, Cantrell's team members captured four (4) All-Conference Academic Awards, one (1) CoSIDA Academic All-American selection, one (1) Daktronics All-Region selection, and 12 All-Conference selections.
Additionally, Cantrell has served as USAV juniors coach here in Kentucky, coached Men’s Collegiate Club Volleyball in Connecticut, and served as the Commissioner of New England Collegiate Volleyball League, one of the largest men’s collegiate club volleyball conferences in the nation, representing 45 programs stretching from Maine to New York City. He is also a USAV and PAVO certified volleyball official. Cantrell lives in Lexington with his wife Laura, and son Chase.
2014 CAMP INFORMATION
The NIKE Volleyball camp at Berea College provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on ﬁrst and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.
Volleyballs: Molten Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $15. Volleyballs must be paid for at the time of registration. Campers do not need to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.
Session I June 23-26
Check in: 1:00pm-2:00pm on Monday June 23rd
Check out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Thursday June 26th. Check out begins at noon
Session II June 27-29
Check in: 1:00pm-2:00pm on Friday June 27th
Check out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Sunday June 29th. Check out begins at noon
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Campers Per Room: 2 per room
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared in hall
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: TBA
Key Deposit: TBA
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 Breakfast
- 9:00 Stretching/conditioning
- 9:15 Practice: pass/set/hit drills
- 10:30 Defense and serving drills
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:30 Spiking demonstration
- 1:45 Review: pass/set/serve
- 2:30 Practice: emergency recovery
- 4:30 Free time, rest
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Practice/games/scrimmages
- 9:00 Films/video highlights
- 10:30 Lights out