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.

This program is open to players of all ability levels ages 10-18. 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.

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s 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
  • Skill development, position training and match play
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Round the clock supervision for camper safety and health
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

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.

Read Full Bio

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. 

More Coaches
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...

Read Full Bio

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.

Kristin Consuegre
Coach

Kristin Consuegre

Kristin Consuegra joined the Chatham staff in March 2010. Consuegra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (with an emphasis in public relations and advertising/media studies)...

Read Full Bio

Kristin Consuegra joined the Chatham staff in March 2010. Consuegra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (with an emphasis in public relations and advertising/media studies) from St. Vincent College as well as her Masters of Science Degree in Sports Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

The North Huntingdon, PA native was a four-year starter as a member of the St. Vincent women’s volleyball team where she led the Bearcats to two consecutive ECAC Division II championships in 2006 and 2007 as well as to the American Mideast Conference North Division title in 2005. She also served as team captain during both her junior and senior seasons.

Consuegra was also an assistant women’s volleyball coach at IUP for two years and hopes to utilize her personal skills, experiences, and knowledge of the game to help to further develop the women’s volleyball program here at Chatham.

Kim Kelly
Coach

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly begins her 15th year of coaching in 2010 and enters her sixth year at Carnegie Mellon. In 2007, Kelly earned her 300th career victory while the 2008 squad appeared in the NCAA...

Read Full Bio

Kim Kelly begins her 15th year of coaching in 2010 and enters her sixth year at Carnegie Mellon. In 2007, Kelly earned her 300th career victory while the 2008 squad appeared in the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship, defeating Lebanon Valley in the first round.

In five years, she has led the Tartans to two ECAC South Volleyball Championships and two third-place finishes in the highly touted University Athletic Association. Overall, the Tartans are 105-79 under Kelly and continue to play some of the toughest competition in Division III as the UAA has claimed the last three national championships.

Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Kelly was the head women’s volleyball coach at Gettysburg College from 1996 through 2004. During her tenure, the Bullets posted a 250-82 record, captured eight Centennial Conference titles and appeared in eight NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments. She was an assistant coach at Gettysburg for four seasons before becoming head coach.

A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic All-Regional team selection committee for two years, Kelly also served as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region Selection Committee for the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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...

Read Full Bio

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.

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 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.

SESSION INFORMATION

All Skills July 5-8, 2015

  • Check-in: between 11:00am-1:00pm on Sunday July 5th
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 3:30pm on Wednesday July 8th
  • 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
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
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 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.

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

Parent of a Saint Vincent College Camper

  • 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.

Read All 13 Reviews

St. Vincent College Camper

  • 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

  • 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

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.