Nike Volleyball Camp University at Buffalo Buffalo, New York
Nike Volleyball Camps is proud to present a day camp at the University at Buffalo this summer. Camp is directed by Reed Sunahara, head coach of the UB Bulls.
Girls of all ability levels between the ages of 10-18 are welcome to attend. Campers will be trained in all the fundamentals of volleyball – including serving, position work, match play and technique. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp. Players are evaluated and placed into groups based on age and ability to ensure all campers are challenged.
- Five hours of daily instruction
- Training under the country’s best coaches
- Excellent training facilities
- Instructor:camper ratio - 1:10
- Players grouped by age and ability level
- Personal, take-home skills evaluation
- Official NIKE Volleyball Camp T-shirt
Camp instruction takes place in the Alumni Arena on the University of Buffalo North Campus.Meet your coaching staff
Reed Sunahara begins his first season as head volleyball coach. Sunahara most recently served as an assistant coach for USA Volleyball and has over 15 years of Division I head coaching experience.
Sunahara has spent the last year as an assistant coach with USA National Team, traveling all around the world. The national team won the Pan American Cup to start the season and then they also qualified for the World Grand Prix, which was held in Sapporo, Japan. Team USA finished the season by winning the silver medal at the Grand Championships in Tokyo.
Sunahara is not a stranger to the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team program or the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline. He led the U.S. Women to the 2012 Pan American Cup title last summer with a squad absent of any 2012 Olympians competing against the likes of Brazil and Dominican Republic with largely their Olympic roster. The Pan Am Cup gold medal qualified the Americans into the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix where they will attempt to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive title of the premier annual event for international volleyball. Sunahara gained a familiarity with the FIVB World Grand Prix as he served as the U.S. Women’s team leader during the 2010 World Grand Prix edition.Read Full Bio
Sunahara also mentored the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team that captured the NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship and qualify for the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ Youth World Championship.
Sunahara has also been active working with other national federations and NORCECA. Last year from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, he served as a NORCECA instructor for men’s and women’s national team and youth programs for the Jamaica Volleyball Association. During this time period he served as an assistant coach/consultant to the Jamaica Women’s National Team as it won the gold medal in the NORCECA First Round Women’s World Championship Qualification Tournament and advance to the second round.
Prior to his work with USA Volleyball last summer, Sunahara made a name for himself in the collegiate ranks. He compiled a 289-109 record at the University of Cincinnati from 2000 to 2011, reaching at least 20 wins in 11 of his 12 seasons and eight NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament berths. Sunahara led the Bearcats to three BIG EAST championships and three Conference USA championships. He was selected as the BIG EAST Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2011, along with Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2001 while at Cincinnati.
Sunahara served as an assistant coach at Cincinnati from 1997 to 1999. He was the head coach at the University of Toledo in 1995-1996 after holding the assistant coach role at Toledo from 1993-1994.
Prior to Toledo, Sunahara served as assistant men’s coach (1990-93) at perennial power UCLA under Al Scates, the all-time winningest volleyball coach in NCAA history. He also served as the graduate assistant at UCLA in 1987 and 1989. The Bruins won three national championships during his coaching tenure.
As a player, Sunahara helped lead UCLA to three straight national championships, including two undefeated seasons (29-0 in 1982 and 38-0 in 1984). He led the Bruins with a .399 hitting percentage in 1984 and was considered the nation’s best outside hitter.
A two-time all-American, Sunahara played with Olympians Karch Kiraly, Ricci Luyties (the current head coach at UC San Diego), Doug Partie, and Dave Saunders during his career. In 1988, he went to Spain to play professionally in the Canary Islands for Cisneros Isla Verdes. He played for champion NIKE/Molten at the United States Volleyball Association national championships in 1987 and 1990.
2014 CAMP INFORMATION
The NIKE Volleyball camp at The University at Buffalo provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily. Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch with them each day.
Campers may purchase a Molten volleyball for $15. Volleyballs are provided for each camper to use during the session and purchasing one is optional.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: 8:45am on Monday July 21st
Check-out: 3:00pm on Thursday July 24th
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: 2 T-Shirts, 1-2 pairs knee pads, 1 pair of gym shorts or spandex, 2 pairs of socks, 1 pair of volleyball shoes (well broken in), 1 pair of shoes to wear to gym/gym bag, water bottle, LUNCH each day
***NOTE: Health and Release forms are MANDATORY for camper to participate in camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Campers arrive
- 9:15am Stretching/conditioning
- 9:30am Training session
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Position training
- 2:00pm Team matches
- 3:00pm Campers depart