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.

Overnight space is almost sold out for Session I

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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Camp Director

Mike D'Alessandro

Coach D'Alessandro has been coaching for 25+ years following a strong playing career at Long Beach State. Currently- OCC MVB Assistant Coach, Balboa Bay Volleyball Club Head and Assistant Coach, Head Coach Newport Harbor Girls Beach VB, Head Coach Newport Beach VB Academy

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Graduate of Long Beach State with a BS in Kinesiology - Coaching emphasis

Coach D'Alessandro has been coaching for 25+ years following a strong playing career at Long Beach State.

Currently- OCC MVB Assistant Coach, Balboa Bay Volleyball Club Head and Assistant Coach, Head Coach Newport Harbor Girls Beach VB, Head Coach Newport Beach VB Academy, Director Nike VB Camps

Balboa Bay VBC
2015: 16Asics Assistant Coach 16Open Silver Medal 14White Head Coach
2014: 16Asics Assistant Coach, Bronze Medal 16Open
2013: 18Hurley Head Coach, Silver Medal 18Open
2012: 16Open National Champs

2012-2015: Associate Head Coach, Hope International University Men's Volleyball 2015 NAIA National Finalist

1999-2001: Associate Head Men's VB Coach, UC Irvine

1988-1995, 2006-2007: Assistant Coach, Long Beach State Men's Volleyball
1991 NCAA Champions
1990 NCAA Championship finalist teams
1990, 1992 2x MPSF conference champions

1995-1999, 2008-2010: Head Men's Coach at Golden West College
4 time California State Community College Champions
7 time State Finalist
1995-1998: 4x named the State JC Coach of the Year 1995: GWC Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach, California State Champions

1987-1988, 2011-2016: Assistant Coach, Orange Coast College
1987, 2014 California State Community College Champions

1985-1987: Assistant Coach for both the boy's and girl's, Newport Harbor High School
1987: Both the Boy's and Girl's programs were CIF & State Champions

A three-year letterwinner in men's volleyball at Long Beach State, D'Alessandro was a setter and started every match during the 1980-1982 seasons. D'Alessandro was an all-MPSF conference selection his junior season. He began his collegiate career at San Diego State, lettering one year after being a first team All-CIF selection his senior campaign at Huntington Beach High School.

D'Alessando was a member of the AVP Beach Tour from 1985-92, was a five-time USA Volleyball All-American and a three-time USA Volleyball National Champion (1979, 1993, 2000).

2015 Inductee Long Beach State Athletics Hall of Fame

2008 Long Beach State Charter Inductee MVB Wall of Honor

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.

More Important Camp Details

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.

2016 SESSION INFORMATION

Session One: All Skills July 10-15, 2016

  • Check-in: at the dorms between 5:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, July 10th. 
    • 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 15th. 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 17-22, 2016

  • Check-in: at the dorms between 5:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, July 17th. 
    • 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 22nd. 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 you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Groups can register online or via mail/fax. 

To register a group online: Please have someone contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our REGISTRATION FORM providing credit card number or a check. All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415-526-5933. Mail registrations to Nike Volleyball Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.

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

Parent of a Soka University Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Fun all around camp

This camp has fun activities, a trip to the beach, and nice coaches.

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Soka University Camper '14

  • 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!

Parent of a Soka University Camper '14

  • 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 '14

  • 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 '13

  • 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 '13

  • 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 '13

  • 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

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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