Saint Vincent College Nike Volleyball Camp

Saint Vincent College Nike Volleyball Camp
Saint Vincent College Nike Volleyball Camp

This is the perfect location for young athletes to develop their volleyball talents and earn top instruction from Head Coach Sue Hozak and her experienced and devoted staff.

Here you’ll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp, this program is open to players of all ability levels ages 10-18. 

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Sue Hozak
Camp Director

Sue Hozak

Sue has coached the Lady Bearcat volleyball team from its inception in 1985 to the present.

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As a coach—and educator—Sue believes in educating and guiding students by providing a positive environment for excelling academically . . .athletically . . . and socially . . . to maximize their potential as valuable members of society.  And it works.

A 1983 graduate of Waynesburg College, Hozak received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration.

Her volleyball playing began at Norwin High School, where she was a member of three state championship teams. As a three-time All-District setter at Waynesburg, Sue was on teams which won three district championships, competing in three NAIA National Championship Tournaments.

At Saint Vincent, she serves as Associate Athletic Director and head volleyball coach.

Coach Hozak's personal honors have included: 2005 and 2003 American Mideast Conference North Division Coach of the Year, 1994 NAIA/AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year, 1994 Keystone-Empire Conference Coach of the Year, NAIA District 18 Coach of the Year: 1990-92-93, and KECC Coach of the Year in 1994.

In recent years, Sue's Lady Bearcat team won two consecutive ECAC Division II Championships, in 2006 and 2007, while the Lady Bearcats reached the ECAC Division-III semifinals in 2009 and the finals in 2010.

Sue also serves as Senior Woman Administrator and Associate Athletic Director. 

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Stephanie Benkowski
Coach

Stephanie Benkowski

Head coach Stephanie Benkowski begins her sixth season at the helm of the Waynesburg volleyball program in 2010. She’ll be looking to end a brief one-year hiatus from the PAC...

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Head coach Stephanie Benkowski begins her sixth season at the helm of the Waynesburg volleyball program in 2010. She’ll be looking to end a brief one-year hiatus from the PAC Tournament.

Prior to missing the playoffs in 2009, Waynesburg made it to the postseason following the 2008 campaign. That year, the Jackets earned an 11-20 overall record and a 6-8 mark in PAC action. As the fifth seed in the tourney, Waynesburg picked up a 3-1 upset victory over number-four Thiel on the Tomcats’ home court.

It was the first win in the conference tourney for Waynesburg since 2005. The Jackets then went on and played well against the eventual champs from Westminster during a 3-1 loss.

Individually, Benkowski enjoyed a first for her time at Waynesburg as senior outside hitter Laurie Lindner was named PAC Player of the Year. It was the first time Benkowski had coached a player to the prestigious honor. Lindner joined three of her teammates on the 2008 All-PAC squad.

After a rough start to her first season (2005) at Waynesburg that had the team four games below .500, Benkowski guided the Yellow Jackets to 13-consecutive victories.

Waynesburg went on to finish the season at 21-13 overall with an 11-1 mark in conference play and an appearance in the PAC Championship match.

For her efforts, Benkowski earned PAC Coach of the Year honors.

The Waynesburg volleyball team has also consistently held a strong presence on the annual Fall PAC Academic Honor Roll and 2009 was no different. The Jacket volleyball team featured nine players on the list, which tied for the second most honorees in the conference.

Scott Wisneski
Coach

Scott Wisneski

Coach Wisneski is the assiant coach at Saint Vincent College. A native of Derry, PA, Scott played four years for his high school program at Derry Area, lettering twice. He was a member...

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Coach Wisneski is the assiant coach at Saint Vincent College.

A native of Derry, PA, Scott played four years for his high school program at Derry Area, lettering twice. He was a member of the team from 1986-89, during which time they won two state titles and once finished as the PIAA runners-up.

Scott spent 10 years coaching the boys' program at Greater Latrobe High School, and has also coached the Junior Olympic team for the Foothills Club. 

He also serves as advisor for the Saint VIncent men's club volleyball team.

Kate McCauley
Coach

Kate McCauley

Kate has been coaching for West E for 6 years. She is a returning player who just couldn't get enough volleyball so she took up coaching. She played all through the program for 4 years...

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Kate has been coaching for West E for 6 years. She is a returning player who just couldn't get enough volleyball so she took up coaching. She played all through the program for 4 years before returning to coach. This year she has been with the club for 10 years and couldn’t be happier. She loves the opportunity Ray has given her to expand her knowledge and become a better coach.
Kate is a graduate of Norwin High School where she was a 4 year member of the team. She is a 2015 graduate of Saint Vincent College where she got her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Addiction Specialist Certificate. Kate was a 4 year setter and defensive specialist for the Saint Vincent volleyball team where she was a captain her senior year. 
This fall Kate became the head coach at Greensburg Central Catholic, where she guided the Centurions to a first place finish in the PIAA "A" championships. Kate is currently attending graduate school at Concordia University of Irvine for Coaching and Athletic Administration. Kate is looking forward to working with all the girls this year and making them better athletes in both mind and body.

Sara Brushi
Coach

Sara Brushi

Sara Bruschi returns for her third season as assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets’ volleyball program at Waynesburg University in 2016. Prior to her arrival at Waynesburg...

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Sara Bruschi returns for her third season as assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets’ volleyball program at Waynesburg University in 2016. Prior to her arrival at Waynesburg University, she served as the head coach at Uniontown High School in 2013. During her one and only season with the Red Raiders, Bruschi led her squad to a 10-0 undefeated section record and a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.
 
Her experience also includes three years as the head coach at Connellsville High School.  Bruschi coached the Falcons from 2008 to 2010 and led the Blue and White to the WPIAL playoffs during her first year on the job.
 
In between her stays at the two Fayette County high schools, Bruschi returned to her alma mater of Saint Vincent College to spend the 2012 campaign as a volunteer assistant with the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC)-rival Bearcats.
 
Bruschi graduated from Saint Vincent in 2006 with a degree in English/Communications Education. She played her high school ball at Connellsville, which she graduated from in 2002 and earned All-Fayette County laurels while excelling with the Falcons.
 
Prior to her time on the bench, she wore the green and gold of SVC from 2002 to 2005. During Bruschi’s senior season (2005), the Bearcats won a conference title and the standout middle hitter served as a team captain. She also ranked in the NAIA top 15 rankings for blocks as both a junior and senior.
 
Along with her scholastic coaching background, Bruschi served on the coaching staffs for both the Penn Highlands Volleyball Club (2009-2011 and 2014) and the Pitt Elite Volleyball Club (2012-2013). She also has seven years of experience working in the Junior Olympic club ranks.
  
Bruschi resides in Connellsville with her husband Josh. She also teaches eighth grade English at Connellsville Junior High School.

Camp Details

With a low camper to coach ratio and a knowledgeable coaching staff every player is given the opportunity to improve their game and gain valuable volleyball instruction. The small groups are decided on the first day after an evaluation to insure that the information, intensity, and competition is at the appropriate level for all in attendance. This program is suited for all experience levels. The Saint Vincent campus gives a taste of what its like to train like a college athlete.

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

More Important Camp Details

What's included in the fee?

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.

2017 SESSION INFORMATION

All Skills July 9-12, 2017

  • Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Sunday July 9th
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 3:30pm on Wednesday July 12th
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm

INSTRUCTION

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

HOUSING

Dorm: Saint Benedict 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 gym and dorms are air conditioned
Key Deposit: $75 for keys and $25 for access cards – Bring two checks made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $50
Medical Facility: Athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby

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

Saint Vincent College is located just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh and is situated on a 200-acre suburban campus in Unity Township. Athletes train in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium, a newly renovated facility includes new floors, courts, scoreboard and lighting as well as a 4,000 square-foot fitness center and training room facility. The Carey Center also houses the Frank and Elizabeth Resnik swimming pool and bookstore. Campers will stay in comfortable, air-conditioned dormitories on-campus.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 Wake-up
  • 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

Carlin J. Parent of Saint Vincent College Camper 7/22/16

  • 4/5.
Learned so much

My daughter has attended Nike Volleyball camp for 3 years now. She has learned so much from going. It is well worth it if you are looking to improve your game!

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Parent of a Saint Vincent College Camper '15

  • 5/5.
We love the Nike camps at Saint Vincent

My daughter has attended both Nike Basketball Camp and Nike Volleyball camps. With each experience, she has returned home a better athlete and her skill level has improved. Not to mention she also made lasting friendships. Thank you!

St. Vincent College Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great mix of fun

This camp mixes enough volleyball instruction with some down time so the campers do not get burned out. I'd like to play more games on a team.

St. Vincent College Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Good learning environment

The coaching staff gives total instruction in a non-intimidating environment.

Parent of a Saint Vincent College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

My daughter is new to the game of volleyball. She learned so much at the Nike camp. The staff and coaches were wonderful. She loved it. She will definitely return again.

St. Vincent College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Improve skills

This is a fun camp that you learn a lot from! My serve really improved as did all my skills! I will definitely be back next year!

Parent of St. Vincent College Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Good experience

It was a very good experience for my daughter. She really liked it and enjoyed it. Even when initially she did not know any other girl. She made a lot of friends. It was like a rehearsal of how they are going to be living in a few years when they start college.

Parent of St. Vincent Camper

  • 4/5.
Well organized

The St. Vincent Nike camp is well organized and coached. The coaches work well with the girls and teach a lot.

St. Vincent Camper

  • 4/5.
Enjoyable

We enjoyed the camp very much, all staff were professional and helpful.We will attend again next year.

St. Vincent Camper

  • 5/5.
Fantastic and fun

NIKE volleyball camp helps you improve on all of your skills. It is a fantastic camp and it's fun

St. Vincent Camper

  • 4/5.
Individual attention

The Nike Volleyball Camp at St. Vincent does a great job at giving individual attention!

St. Vincent Camper

  • 4/5.
Great staff

The staff explains how to do each specific skill correctly and they motivate you to do better.

St. Vincent Camper

  • 4/5.
Improved my skills

Helped me learn a lot about volleyball,and all of the positions, especially how to serve really good!!

St. Vincent Camper

  • 5/5.
Built my confidence

I had so much fun at this camp and developed a new passion for the game. The coaches really helped me gain more confidence playing volleyball. Now I know you never know what you can do unless you try.

St. Vincent camper

  • 4/5.
Organized

Extremely organized and productive so you get the most out of each day!

St. Vincent Camper

  • 5/5.
Great overall

"Well organized, great facility and a  great coach."

St. Vincent Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved my game

The camp helped me learn a lot and improve my game. It was a well-spent three days. I came back to my school's team with an extra edge and tips to share with my teammates that I learned at the camp that I didn’t know before. The coaches at St. Vincent immediately pointed out and helped me fix mistakes that I was making. They were mistakes that had never been pointed out to me, even after playing volleyball for three years.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9am-9pm $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.