Nike Volleyball Camp at Soka University

Nike Volleyball Camp at Soka University
Nike Volleyball Camp at Soka University

Nike Volleyball Camps is proud to offer a camp with overnight or day options in Southern California at Soka University.

Soka University offers the finest facilities, staff, and a superior instructional method that will bring your game to another level!

This program is available to players of all ability levels. Here, you'll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid foundation to build upon after camp.

Highlights Include

  • 10:1 staff to camper ratio
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Evening activities
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Scott Panaro
Camp Director

Scott Panaro

An experienced coach and player, Scott Panaro brings a terrific volleyball background as Director of the Soka University Nike Camp. As an active member of the coaching community Panaro works with many of the nations best collegiate and youth coaches.

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 Panaro has served as the Assistant Coach for the Men's Volleyball team at Orange Coast College for 7 seasons, helping the Pirates to the State Finals in 2008, 2010, 2012 and the 2014 State Championship. In addition to his role at OCC, Panaro is in his 14th season as a Head Coach for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club winning a gold medal in the 2009 17u Junior National Championships and a bronze medal in the 2008 18u Junior National Championships. Panaro has lead his club teams to the Open Division at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships 11 of the past 12 seasons. Panaro also has been working with USA Volleyball High Performance since 2006, winning the Bronze Medal at the 2013 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Scott also currently is the Club Director and Head Coach for Junior Breakers Volleyball Club and a Head Coach for Tustin Volleyball Club Girls 12u. Previously, Scott has been the Boy’s Head Coach at El Toro High School in 2005-06 & Laguna Beach High School in 2012-13. In 2011 Panaro was an assistant with Vanguard University Women’s team helping them to a NAIA #10 ranking. Scott is also a certified USA Beach Volleyball Coach.

Camp Details

Our two sessions at Soka University offer the full camp package. Training sessions consist of small groups led by a knowledgable staff. All aspects of the game are covered and groups are divided by skill level. The Soka campus offers great facilities for practices, dining, and lodging. Overnight and Extended Day campers receive the added bonus of fun evening activities to promote team work and new friendships. While indoor, 6 vs 6, style volleyball is the emphsis, the Nike Volleyball Camp at Soka University also incorporates sand volleyball sessions. Experince with sand volleyball adds new perspective by forcing you to play all positions with only one other player and offering the opportunity for far more touches on the ball. Not to mention it is currently the fastest growing NCAA sport.

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

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What's included in the fee?

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended day campers (9am-9pm except on the first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided. 

Day campers (9am-5pm- except on the first and last day): Lunch is not provided. Campers are to bring a sack lunch or they may purchase a $35 meal card for lunch on campus. 

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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

SESSION INFORMATION

Session One: All Skills July 5-10, 2015

  • Check-in: at the dorms between 5:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, July 5th. 
    • Day campers attend orientation meeting until 7:00pm on Sunday
    • Extended day campers attend until 9:00pm on Sunday
  • Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00pm at the gym on Friday, July 10th. Parents are invited to attend. 
  • Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 6:00-7:00pm, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Extended Day Camper Scheudle: Sunday 6:00-9:00pm, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Session Two: All Skills July 12-17, 2015

  • Check-in: at the dorms between 5:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, July 12th. 
    • Day campers attend orientation meeting until 7:00pm on Sunday
    • Extended day campers attend until 9:00pm on Sunday
  • Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00pm at the gym on Friday, July 17th. Parents are invited to attend. 
  • Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 6:00-7:00pm, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Extended Day Camper Scheudle: Sunday 6:00-9:00pm, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff

HOUSING

Dorm:  2 per room in two bedroom suites
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: By request
Bathrooms: One per suite
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $25, check should be made out to "Ross Duncan"
Spending Money: $30-$40 per week

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

Facilities

Soka University is located in Orange County, 15 minutes from Laguna Beach. The beautiful campus offers three indoor courts as well as an ourdoor sand court.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Conditioning
  • 10:30 Training session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Training session
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 4:00 Training session
  • 5:00 Video analysis
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:00 Evening activities
  • 10:00 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Soka University Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent coaching

I really liked this volleyball camp!!! You get to meet new people and the volleyball coaching was excellent and i improved a lot! I would really recommend this camp to others that love the sport of volleyball! I can't wait to go back!

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Parent of a Soka University Camper

  • 4/5.
Loved it!

My daughter loved the camp and the facilities. She improved on her skills and came home loving the every aspect of the camp.

Soka University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great time

Nike volleyball camp is probably the only camp that truly helps you improve your skills. I had a really great time!

Parent of a Soka University Camper

  • 4/5.
Excellent

My daughter never played volleyball before. She learned so much in a short period of Time. The staff was professional and encouraging. The Soka university accommodations were excellent. Now my daughter wants to play on a team year around.

Parent of a Soka University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great level of instruction

Nike Volleyball Camps provide an excellent level of instruction and conditioning for players who have decided to commit to improving their skills and getting to the next level. I highly recommend this camp to anyone who has experienced volleyball and now wants to start playing seriously.

Parent of a Soka University Camper

  • 4/5.
Fantastic experience

This was a fantastic experience for my daughter! She learned tons and met some great friends! I would highly recommend.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
*Please note, times vary on the first and last day of camp.
Overnight $795.00
Availability: Open

Day 9am-5pm $495.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day $655.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
*Please note, times vary on the first and last day of camp.
Overnight $795.00
Availability: Open

Day 9am-5pm $495.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day $655.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.