Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington

Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington
Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington

Come to “America’s Most Historic City” for the Eagles Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington.

Join Coach Troy and his talented staff for a fun and challenging volleyball experience.  Here campers master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp. Players undergo a skill evaluation during the first camp session and are placed in groups according to ability level.

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:8
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Matt Troy
Camp Director

Matt Troy

Troy enters his third season at the University of Mary Washington where he has accumulated a record of 39-24.  In 2014 Troy led the UMW Eagles to their best record 22-12 since 1997. 

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Before coming to UMW Coach Troy led Johns Hopkins University to a 77-21 record with back to back Conference Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in three years at the helm.

In the last 4 years Troy has had 3 20+ win seasons and has a career winning percentage of .745.  In those 5 years he has coached 3 All-Americans, 1 Conference Player of the Year, 2 Conference Rookie of the Years, 6 1st Team All Conference selections and over 15 All-Conference Selections.

"Matt brings an outstanding track record of success from Johns Hopkins, one of the nation’s top academic and athletic institutions", said UMW Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. "His 54-9 record with NCAA appearances over his last two years (at JHU) was very appealing, and we look forward to our volleyball team reaching new heights under Matt’s leadership. Most importantly, Matt is a person of character and integrity who will motivate and inspire his student-athletes to achieve in the classroom and on the court."

Troy led Hopkins to its best season in program history in 2012, as the team notched a program-best win-loss record of 29-4. The Blue Jays won their first 16 matches of the season and won the Centennial Conference title for the second-straight season.

Hopkins dropped just four sets en route to capturing the Centennial Conference crown in 2011, as Troy was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. The Blue Jays finished the 2011 season with a record of 25-5.

Troy has over seven years club coaching experience, most recently as technical coordinator and head coach for Fredericksburg Volleyball Club. He also spent one season as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College. He has over 10 years of public education experience and is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health. In 2009, he completed his master’s from West Virginia in athletic coaching education.  Coach Troy resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife Melissa and 4 daughters Alexis, Kamryn, Emily and Brooke.

Camp Details

The All Skills program is open to girls ages 8-16 of all ability levels. You'll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience.

The Advanced program is open to girls ages 13-18. This session recommended for high school varsity and club players with a commitment to the sport and the ability and motivation to play at the college level. This intense and challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques and physical conditioning.

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Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, on-campus housing, and supervision.

Extended Day Campers 9am-9pm (half day on first and last day of camp): Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, and dinner.

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



All Skills: July 5-8

Overnight and Extended Day Campers

  • Check-in: Sunday July 5th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Check-out: Wednesday July 8th, time and location 12:00pm. Final games will take place at Anderson Center from 9:00am-12:00pm.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 4:00-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm

Advanced: July 12-15

Overnight and Extended Day Campers

  • Check-in: Sunday July 12th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Check-out: Wednesday July 15th, time and location 12:00pm. Final games will take place at Anderson Center from 9:00am-12:00pm.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 4:00-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm


Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle.  

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.


Dorm: Arrington Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: By request
Bathrooms: One bathroom per suite for 4 campers.
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: Yes! The gym and dorm both have air conditioning.
Key Deposit: $75
Spending Money: $30 per week


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.


Nearest Airport: Dulles International or Richmond International
Transportation:  Not provided.

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 Free time in dorms
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent of a Mary Washington Camper

  • 5/5.
Stellar coaching staff

This camp was my daughters first volleyball camp after starting the sport the previous year. The entire process from check in to pick up was flawless and well done. The coaching staff was stellar and recognized the girls of all skill levels and ages equally. My daughter not only learned valuable tips and skills to help her excel in the sport, but made many new friends from the camp. I would recommend this camp to anyone who's daughter is interested in volleyball and playing at a higher level. Thank you very much for her awesome experience - we'll be back next year. 

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Mary Washington Camper

  • 4/5.
Encouraging environment

My coach provided an encouraging environment and really focused on skill building. I can't wait to come back next year and continue my development in volleyball. 

Parent of a Mary Washington Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent value

This was an excellent away from home experience in a controlled, well staffed and organized environment. They seem to have scheduled every minute of the day that they could with instruction and breaks. My daughter had a great time, learned a lot and now wants to play volleyball for UMW. I was a little leery when I signed her up because, for our budget, it was rather pricey but I think it was an excellent value for the money. I will send her back next year for the advanced camp.

Mary Washington Camper

  • 4/5.
Fun camp!

This camp was a lot of fun. The coaches taught well and made the focus of the camp improving while putting you in game type situations.

Parent of a Mary Washington Camper

  • 3/5.
Personalized instruction

The coaches improved skills, kept the group size low for more personalized instruction, identified and grouped kids by level of play rather than by age.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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