Nike Volleyball Camp University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Nike Volleyball Camp University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Nike Volleyball Camp University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore provides a fantastic opportunity for players of all abilities to improve their skills and enhance their fundamentals over the summer.

This program is open to players of all ability levels, ages 10-18.  Campers work on the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience.  All aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp.

Highlights Include

  • Excellent residential, dining, and training facilities
  • 1:10 coach to camper ratio
  • Instruction from prominent college coaches as well as former or current collegiate athletes
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Toby Rens
Camp Director

Toby Rens

Toby Rens returned to the UMES volleyball program in 2014 after a decade away from Princess Anne. In 16 seasons, he has accumulated a 333-244 overall record. The architect of the success experienced by UMES Volleyball over the past decade can really be credited to Rens, who inherited a program who had not won in over two years.  

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This past season, the Hawks began the road back to the glory days of the 2000s and early 2010s with a doubling of wins from the 2014 season. UMES started 10-0, its best start in program history, en route to a 22-7 season and the team's first berth in the MEAC Tournament since 2012. 

Along with the outstanding improvement in wins, Rens' coaching helped the Hawks get five players on the All-MEAC Team, including Rookie of the Year Zuzana Ondruskova. Several Hawks led the conference and were even ranked nationally in individual statistics, and for a time the team led the country in aces per set. 

In his first year at UMES in 2001, he won three matches, improvement for a team that hadn't won a match since 1998. He continued to quickly turn the program around with a 20-15 the following season, and a school-record 26-12 mark in 2003, which was recently surpassed in 2012 (28). The 2001 to 2002 season marked the best single-season turnaround in the NCAA. In 2002, he won Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

After three seasons with the Hawks, Rens guided the Long Island University-Brooklyn volleyball program for four seasons (2004-07). He won the Northeast Conference (NEC) and took them to the NCAA tournament each season. He went 106-46 during that time, a near 70-percent winning percentage, while averaging over 26 wins-per-season.In 2005, Rens was NEC Coach of the Year. Heregularly boasted one of the highest team GPAs at LIU, twice taking top honors. Two of his student-athletes were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team.

He then went on to coach five seasons at the University of Pittsburgh (2008-12). He won 54-percent of his matches in the competitive Big East Conference and took them to a school-record five consecutive conference berths. During his tenure, he coached three AVCA All-Americans, five All-Region selections, 11 All-Conference nods, and a Big East Player of the Yearand Libero of the Year. His team had the highest grade-point-average (GPA) in the department two of his five years at Pitt.

Between LIU and Pitt, he led the AVCA Academic Award three times ('07-'08, '06-'07, '05-'06).

Rens began his head coaching career at Northern Michigan where he went 58-17 over two seasons (1998-99). He earned two conference titles and NCAA Tournament berths in both seasons while producing five Wildcats with AVCA All-Region honors and a pair of All-Americans.Prior to his first head coaching gig, he was an assistant at Texas Tech for one season before coming to UMES (2000). He has also been an assistant at George Washington (1994-97), Tennessee Tech (1993) and his alma mater, Morningside College (1992).

At Chicago State (2013), he inherited a program that had won just five matches in the previous five seasons, garnering a pair of wins with just seven primary players.

Last season in his return to the Eastern Shore, Rens immediately improved the team with an 11-18 record, eight more wins than the previous year. 

Rens has been highly active in national volleyball circles, serving as a member of the NCAA Division I Head Coaches Committee and as a voter in the USA Today and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Coaches Poll.

A native of Orange City, Iowa, Rens graduated from Morningside in 1993 with a bachelor's in physical education.

Camp Details

At Nike Volleyball Camps, our goal is to generate a passion for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. By partnering with Nike, our title sponsor, and working with the country's finest coaches, we are able to offer an extraordinary growth experience, no matter what your age and skill level.

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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.

2017 SESSION INFORMATION

All Skills: July 18-21

Overnight and Extended Day Campers

  • Check-in: Tuesday July 18th Time: TBA
  • Check-out: Friday July 21st Time; TBA

Extended Day Camper Schedule: TBA

 

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
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.

HOUSING

Dorm: TBA
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: By request
Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: yes
Spending Money: $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

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, located on 1,100 acres in Princess Anne, Maryland, United States, is part of the University System of Maryland.

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 Skill 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

  • 5/5.

We are proud to announce UM Eastern Shore as a new location for Nike Volleyball Camps this summer! 

Camp Dates & Prices

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