Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington
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Come to “America’s Most Historic City” for the Eagles Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington.
Campers will 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.
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- Coach to camper ratio is 1:8
- Instruction from prominent coaches
- Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Matt Troy
Fifth-year head coach Matt Troy will look to continue to build the University of Mary Washington into a regional power in 2017. Troy led the Eagles to their first NCAA appearance since 1991 with a 23-8 season record.View Matt Troy's Bio ⟩
The Eagles are also coming off of back to back 20+ win seasons since 91-92. Coach Troy has taken 3 teams to the NCAA Tournament within the last 6 years.
In his first season at UMW, the Eagles won 17 games and the highest winning percentage at the school in four years. The Eagles advanced to the semifinals of the CAC Tournament before falling by two points in the fifth set in an attempt to reach the conference title match. Last fall, the Eagles finished 22-12, their best winning percentage since 1997.
"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.
Prior to coaching at JHU, Troy served as the head coach at Howard Community College for one season. In his one season with the Dragons, he led the team to an 18-16 record and a third place finish in the conference with a 10-2 mark, as well as the top seed in the regional tournament. Troy also coached three of his players to All-Region honors.
Troy spent six years with the Caroll Vipers Volleyball Club in Maryland, most recently as assistant director and head coach. He also spent one season as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College. He most recently taught physical education and health at Crestwood Middle School in Frederick, MD. Troy is a 2002 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.
Troy and his wife, Melissa, and their four daughters, Alexis, Kamryn, Emily and Brooke, reside in Fredericksburg.
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.
Please note all campers will train indoors and outdoors each day. One station is outside on beach courts, where groups will rotate through stations through out the day.Show Less See More Camp Details
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
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.
*PLEASE NOTE, THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
2017 SESSION INFORMATION
All Skills/Advanced: July 20-22
Overnight and Extended Day Campers
- Check-in: Overnight- Thursday July 20th from 2:00pm-3:30pm | Extended Day- Thursday July 20th 3:30pm
- Check-out: Saturday July 22nd, 3:30pm. Final games will take place at Anderson Center from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday 3:15-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
- Parking will be behind Anderson Center
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
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 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.
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
Camp training takes place in The Anderson Center and the beach volleyball court on campus. The Anderson Center is the home of the Eagle Varsity Volleyball and Basketball programs as well as a venue for other programming.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
In the few days I was at camp, I witnessed so much more. The bond between coaches and players, and the desire to teach others of all ages the love of volleyball was paramount. I've been to camps and prospect days at other colleges, this was different. That last day, competing with the younger players and watching the games filled my heart with joy. So many smiles, and players helping one another was inspiring.
— Brianna S. '17
Prepare for tryouts
Fantastic volleyball camp experience for my daughter It was positive and very helpful giving my daughter the confidence to try-out for her high school team as a 9th grader Thanks so much for running a super program
— Parent of a Mary Washington Camper '15
The amount of instruction was excellent, although it was tough the extra push the coaches and staff gave encouraged me to want to do more.
— Mary Washington Camper '15
Looking forward to next year
This was my daughter's first sleep over camp and she was nervous at first. Her camp counselor made sure she feel comfortable. She is looking forward to going back next year! She met several girls from around the Virginia area. It was a great experience!
— Parent of a Mary Washington Camper '15
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.
— Parent of a Mary Washington Camper '14
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.
— Mary Washington Camper '14
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.
— Parent of a Mary Washington Camper '14
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.
— Mary Washington Camper '13
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.
— Parent of a Mary Washington Camper '13