Nike Volleyball Camp SUNY Potsdam

Nike Volleyball Camp SUNY Potsdam
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Nike Volleyball Camp SUNY Potsdam

Coach Stokes and his enthusiastic staff create an outstanding environment for campers of all ability levels to improve their skills and have fun.

The camp is open to girls ages 10-18 of all ability levels. At The State University of New York at Potsdam you’ll master the volleyball fundamentals, develop propermechanics, and gain valuable game play experience.

Highlights Include

  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Josh Stokes
Camp Director

Josh Stokes

Josh Stokes returns for his fourth season as head coach of the Bears volleyball team. Stokes was previously the head coach at Southern Vermont College and an assistant at Potsdam during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

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"Josh has proven himself as an extremely capable recruiter and successful head coach,” said Zalacca. “Under his leadership, we look forward to our volleyball program's continual development."

For three seasons at Southern Vermont, Stokes was the Mountaineers head men’s and women’s volleyball coach. During his tenure the women’s team posted a 69-19 overall record and a 20-3 mark in the New England Collegiate Conference. His women’s squad set the school record with 31 wins in 2011. The Mountaineers recorded back-to-back conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. His women’s program produced two-time NECC Player of the Year Jessica Alvarez and All-American Danielle Healis. He was named NECC women’s volleyball Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and earned the same men’s honor in 2011. He guided the men’s team to Southern Vermont’s single-season wins records in 2010 and 2011 and is the all-winningest coach in program history.

"This is a true honor being asked to be the head coach at Potsdam,” Stokes said. “It will be tough to follow in the footsteps of Steve Pike, but having worked with him before, I believe I can continue to carry on the wonderful traditions he has instilled into the program. I am very excited to work with the women that are coming back and the future women that will join the program. It truly is a blessing to join SUNY Potsdam one more time. I will miss everything about Southern Vermont, especially both of my volleyball teams. The journey was amazing and I look forward to my next adventure."

Stokes spent two years as a setter with his alma mater Ramapo College. The Roadrunners were ECAC Tournament Champions in 2003 and runners-up the following season. In two years, he recorded 1,200 assists, over 200 kills and digs, 75 blocks and made the Skyline Conference All-Academic team twice.

Stokes has accumulated extensive coaching experience at the high school, club and college levels during his career. He first came to the North Country as the assistant volleyball coach for Clarkson University, spending the 2007 and 2008 seasons across town. He then came to Potsdam as Pike’s assistant for the next two years.

Stokes graduated from Ramapo in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received a master’s in education from SUNY Potsdam in 2009.

Camp Details

Take this opportunity to get better this summer under the direction of Coach Stokes and at SUNY Potsdam. His expert coaching staff provides a great environment for volleyball players of all skill levels to improve over the course of this program. Each day consists of individual training, position specific drills, small-sided games, and full scrimmages.

This program is open to individuals and teams. See more information on our team discount in 'more details'. 

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 first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Volleyball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

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.


All Skills: July 23 - 26, 2017

  • Check-in: between 2:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday July 23rd at TBD. 
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Wednesday July 26th. 
  • Parents are invited to attend the last session, which starts at 9:30am.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 2:00-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Equipment Needed: volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Facility: Alumni Gym


Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: 1
Bathrooms: On each floor
Linens: Not included 
Air Conditioning: NO - Campers encouraged to bring a fan
Key Deposit: TBD
Spending Money: $20
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Extra Activities: TBD


Closest Airports: Massena and Ogdensburg
Transportation: Not provided

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.


SUNY Potsdam is located in Potsdam, a great college town in upstate New York. Ottawa and Montreal are about 80 and 100 miles away. Syracuse is about 150 miles from Potsdam.

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
  • 10:00 Campers to rooms
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

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We are pleased to announce this is a new location for 2017.

Camp Dates & Prices

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