Sacred Heart University Nike Boys Volleyball Camp

Sacred Heart University Nike Boys Volleyball Camp
Sacred Heart University Nike Boys Volleyball Camp

Join us at Sacred Heart University for an intensive week of boys volleyball!

This camp is designed for boys of all ability levels ages 10-18 years old. The camp will focus on individual skills, as well as team offense, defense, and transition skills. Campers will also be introduced to high level individual skills and team concepts.

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country‚Äôs best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Rob Machan
Camp Director

Rob Machan

Rob Machan took over the head coaching reigns of the Pioneers women's volleyball program in 2007 and has molded the team into a Northeast Conference powerhouse.  

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In his first four seasons at Sacred Heart the Pioneers made the playoffs every season, improved their record every year, and eventually captured their first-ever Northeast Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships in 2010.  SHU made more history in 2010, setting the program record with 29 victories and posting a perfect 16-0 at home.

Machan has quickly filled up the trophy case at SHU and was named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2010.  During his short tenure Machan's athletes have claimed two NEC Setter of the Year awards, one NEC Rookie of the Year accolade, and one NEC Player of the Year honor.  Machan has coached five different student-athletes to the All-NEC first team and six players have earned All-NEC second team recognition.  SHU competed in its first NCAA Tournament under Machan in 2010, supplying drama in a first round loss to #3 Nebraska.

Machan joined the Sacred Heart athletic department after two years as an assistant coach in at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. As a member of head coach Chris Keife's staff, Machan helped guide the Cougar program back to the NAIA Tournament in 2005 for the first time since 2000. He helped the Cougars match that feat again in 2006, the first time in school history they received back-to-back bids to the tournament. While at APU he graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Education

Prior to his stint at Azusa Pacific, Machan spent the previous four seasons (five overall) as a full-time assistant coach at the University of Southern California.  While working with the Trojans his primary responsibilities with the team included coaching and training blocking systems, coordinating the defense and serving strategy, and assisting in recruiting. He also handled the program's alumni and community relations, as well as its gift and fundraising efforts.

After nearly two successful decades worth of experience at the club volleyball level, none could match the experience Machan enjoyed at USC under hall-of-fame coach Mick Haley. In 2002, he, along with fellow assistant Keife, helped coach USC to the national title. In 2003, he aided the Women of Troy in capturing a second straight national championship, its third Pac-10 championship in a five-year period, and a perfect 35-0 record, which including an NCAA record 47-straight victories. While at USC, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

With more than 18 years of experience as a girls' volleyball coach, Machan founded the Long Beach Volleyball Club in 1986 and Power/Asics Nova Volleyball Club in 1995. He coached Long Beach Club for six seasons, worked with the Magnum Volleyball Club for two years and then spent the past five years with Power/Asics Nova. Starting in 1991, his club teams earned medals in the Junior Olympic National Open Tournament nine times, including three gold.

As the La Habra (Calif.) High varsity girls' coach from 1994 to 1995, he led the team to consecutive league titles and two CIF quarterfinal appearances.

Camp Details

Nike Volleyball Camps totally immerse you in this great sport, giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement.  No matter what your ability level is, your performance as an athlete will skyrocket, along with your self-confidence.

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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.

Volleyballs: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Check-in: between 1:00pm-3:00pm on Monday July 27th
Volleyball instruction begins after check-in.  Dinner will be the first meal.
Check-out: at 2:00pm on Thursday July 30th


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


Dorm: Seton Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: On each Floor
Linens: Not provided. Please bring own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: Yes, both the dorm and the gym have AC
Key Deposit: $100
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: Athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby


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.


Located between New York City and Boston, in beautiful suburban Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart University provides campers with first-rate coaching and one of the finest athletic centers in New England.

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 rooms
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Sacred Heart Camper

  • 5/5.
Looking forward to next year

"If you want to develop your skills with others who love volleyball, this camp was all that. Working with coaches that know the sport, play the sport and coach the sport is what I was looking for. I am looking forward to next year."

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Sacred Heart Camper

  • 4/5.
Work on fundamentals

The camp spends a large amount of time focusing on the fundamentals needed to succeed at the sport as well as creating a competitive environment which helps make people better.

Sacred Heart Camper

  • 4/5.
Individual attention

The coaches break down the skills, so that they are easy to understand.They focus on individuals, not just the group. I was able to apply skills learned in drills into game like scenarios.

Parent of a Sacred Heart Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot!

This camp gave my son in depth knowledge as to what it takes to play at the D1 level. He received excellent instruction and learned a lot of useful tips as to how he can continue to improve. Thank you Sacred Heart!

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.