Nike Volleyball Camp at Virginia Tech

Nike Volleyball Camp at Virginia Tech
Nike Volleyball Camp at Virginia Tech

Under the guidance of Head Coach Chris Riley and his exceptional staff, campers improve their skills and increase their confidence for their upcoming season. Coach Riley promises to be an exciting and energetic director.

The All Skills program is open to players of all ability levels and ages 10-18. Here you’ll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics, and gain valuable game play experience.

The High Potential program is recommended for high school varsity players (entering sophomore, junior or senior year) with a commitment to the sport and the ability and motivation to play at the college level.

The Position Specialty program is designed for players who want to specialize in the Setter, Hitter or Libero (Defensive Specialist) position. Campers must select just one position to specialize and train in during camp. They will receive intensive instruction on technique and proper form for this position during the camp session.

Highlights Include

  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Instructor:camper ratio - 1:10
  • Personal, take-home skills evaluation
  • Evening activities
  • Official NIKE Volleyball Camps T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Camp Details


The NIKE Volleyball camp at Virginia Tech provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

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.

Official Virginia Tech Molten Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $20.
Virginia Tech is hosting a Team Camp. For information, please contact Jenna Malcom: (540) 808-7666.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Session I: Check-in at 8:30am on Saturday July 5th
Check-out at 4:00pm on July 6th
Session II: Check-in at 12:30pm on Thursday July 10th
Check-out at 12:00pm on July 13th



Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: ability level, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes.
Facility: Virgina Tech Volleyball Courts



Dorm: Johnson Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: $100 – Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility:  athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies



Closest Airport: Roanoke Airport
Transportation: Not provided.  Links to the Smartway Shuttle & the Blacksburg Transit (BT) System.  Fee's and schedules are located on the websites: &  Get off the Smartway bus at the Squires Student Center stop.  Walk half a block past the library and alumni center (big old house) to Kent Street to get to the BT bus that will take you by Cassell Coliseum (Ramble Road bus).  Transportation from the Roanoke Regional Airport can be arranged through Executive Town car and Limo Service:  (540) 366-4644.
More Details

Team Discount: 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.


Virginia Tech is located in the heart of the New River Valley, about 30 minutes southwest of Roanoke.

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 room
  • 10:30 Lights out

Meet Camp Coaches

Chris Riley
Camp Director

Chris Riley

Virginia Tech head volleyball coach Chris Riley recently wrapped up another strong season in his eighth year at the helm. Riley led the Hokies to their sixth consecutive winning season and their seventh under his direction.

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The 2012 season marked the fifth consecutive season that Riley has had at least one Hokie earn AVCA All-Region recognition. This was also the fifth straight year at least one player was named to the All-ACC team. Three individuals also finished the season ranked among the top 65 in hitting percentage. As a squad, Riley’s team finished the year as the No. 33 team in the country in hitting percentage at .251.

Known for its home court advantage in Cassell Coliseum, Tech put together an 8-5 record in 2012, including an exciting three-set win over NCAA Tournament participant and top-25 team Miami. Tech also swept in-state rival Virginia in both matches this season.

Since taking over the Virginia Tech program in 2006, Riley has taken the Hokies from a Division 1 RPI ranking of 125th to a consistent finish in the top-65 the past three seasons, including a high finish of 36th in 2010.

Camper Reviews

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Intense and great food

Camp was very intense and by the end I learned a lot. The food was also FANTASTIC and there was a lot of choices. I would come back next year for sure.

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Parent of Virginia tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned new skills

2012 Virginia Tech volleyball camp was my daughters third year at the camp. Each year, she learned amazing skills. She brought home techniques that she used in her regular seasons and club seasons. She came back exhausted and happy!!! We will certainly see you next year!!! 

Parent of Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Gained confidence

My daughter had a wonderful time at the Virginia Tech camp. She is already wanting to go back next year. She came out of the camp a more confident player and made tons of new friends. Thanks to the Virginia Tech coaches and players for a fantastic camp.

Parent of Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Be back next year

My daughter liked the fast pace and the feedback from the VA Tech coaches. She has been to numerous camps and has not learned anything new and was bored. She will go back to VA Tech next year. I hope Nike will be back as well.

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Recommend to everyone

Nike Volleyball Camps are very hands on, and teach important skills and techniques that are needed in the game of Volleyball. I would recommend this camp to anyone and everyone.

Parent of Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Challenges palyers

Putting campers in skill level groups that will challenge them and are appropriate regardless of their age. My daughter is an advanced player for her age, and you didn't hold her back to a less skilled group because of her age -- she ended up in the second from top group and was really challenged. She still says your camp is the most challenging one she has done this summer.

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Great experience

My NIKE Volleyball Camp experience was a great one! The coaches are knowledgeable, encouraging, and friendly. We spent time drilling and working on skills as well as playing actual Volleyball games. I totally improved my game during the camp and will definitely be coming back next year!

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 4/5.
Hands on instruction

At VT Nike Camp I never stopped moving.. I had hands on instruction and the couselors were so informative. They helped me in a positive way... I loved it!!

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Good for all levels

I recommend attending this camp, because it's a very good experience for any skill level volleyball player. One can learn new strategies from the best, Virginia Tech's volleyball team and coaches. Not only is it about being a better volleyball player at this camp, but it's also about being a better volleyball team. One can get to know so many new people who share their passion for volleyball. It's an awesome experience for anyone who loves volleyball as much as the girls at this camp do.

Parent of Virginia Tech Camper

  • 4/5.
Great camp

Great Camp. Provided a lot of instruction in a very short time. 

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.

This camp was excellent! I went with my friend to the Virginia Tech hitters camp and it was a great camp we learned alot of new things and met alot of the Vtech players and nice people that shared the same passion that we had about volleyball too! 

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 4/5.
Great intensity

Great instruction and intensity, fun warmups, very social but still good experience.

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 4/5.
Keeps you busy

They keep you busy with numerous activities and games. I was never bored with the camp. And the staff is very helpful. 

Parent of Virginia Tech camper

  • 5/5.
Confidence boost

"I would suggest this camp to others, and I have as a matter of fact, because of the improvement I saw in my daughter after being at the camp. Not only has her serving improved but she is more confident on the court as well. As a parent I was impressed. She also told me that she was always safe and the girls were well looked after. She will definitely return to this camp."

Parent of Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Great overall experience

"My daughter has been at the Virginia Tech camp twice. She received more attention, more playing time and got more encouragment from the coaches than any other camp she has attended."

Virginia Tech Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for all skill levels

This camp is great for players of any skill level. The coaches do a great job of evaluating the players and assigning them to courts based on skill level, not just age. All of the coaches, even those that are students, are knowledgable about the sport and share their knowledge with the campers. I have nothing but positive things to say about the camp I attended at Virginia Tech.

Parent of Virginia Tech Camper

  • 4/5.
Very organized

Both of my daughters have participated in this camp over the last few years. It has been a fantastic experience every time. They have improved so much and made many lasting friendships. The camp is very organized and the session are well planned. The Virginia Tech staff involved is superb. I would highly recommend this camp!

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