Nike Volleyball Camp at Seattle University

Nike Volleyball Camp at Seattle University
Nike Volleyball Camp at Seattle University

Join Head Coach James Finley at Seattle University for an outstanding Nike Volleyball Camp experience.

Advanced Overnight: July 17-20

The Advanced program is recommended for high school varsity and club players with a commitment to the sport and the ability and motivation to play at the college level. This intense and challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques and physical conditioning. 

All Skills Overnight Camp: July 21-23; July 28-30

Please note the July 21-23 session is sold out.

The All Skills programs are open to girls of any ability level. You'll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience.

Little Redhawks: July 21-23

This camp is designed to introduce the sport to young players ages 6-10. Little Redhawks train on an indoor turf facility, utilizing a lower net and a larger, lighter ball. Please note, before and after care is not avaiable for this session. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.


Position Day Camp: July 24-26

The Position camp is for girls who would like to get more intensive training on their specific setter, hitter, or libero position.

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • 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

James Finley
Camp Director

James Finley

James Finley is the new head volleyball coach of the Seattle University Redhawks, effective Feb. 1, 2013. Finley served as head coach at Virginia Commonwealth University for eight years, compiling a 151-116 (.566) record from 2005 to 2012. He led the Rams to four conference championship matches, including the 2005 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament title that advanced...

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Finley went to VCU from Arizona Western College, where he served as head coach from 2001 to 2005, compiling a 137-37 (.787) record over four seasons. The team was ranked in the top 10 nationally all four years using players he recruited from the United States, Brazil, and Europe. He had been the assistant coach at UTEP for two seasons before heading to Arizona Western.

A high school volleyball coach from 1992 to 1999, Finley has run his own volleyball camps since 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Sul Ross State University in 1983 and has been an instructor at Texas A&M University, Arizona Western College, and El Paso Community College.

Camp Details


The NIKE Volleyball camp at Seattle University provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

Session I: July 17-20 ID Camp

Advanced Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals 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.

Advanced Extended Day campers (8:30am-9pm- times vary on the first and last day of camp): Lunch and dinner is provided.

Session II: July 21-23

All Skills Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals 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.

All Skills Extended Day campers (8:30am-9pm- times vary on the first and last day of camp): Lunch and dinner is provided.

All Skills Day campers: 9am-11am for beginners, ages 6-10 years old.

Session III: July 24-26

Position Camp Day campers: 9am-4pm each day. Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch each day. 

Volleyballs: Baden 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.

Early Arrivals/Late Departures:  Campers may arrange to be dropped off as early as 7:45am and picked up no later than 5:00pm on camp days that fall between Monday and Friday.  

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Session I (Advanced)
Check-in: 1pm on July 17th at the Connolly Center
Check-out: 11:00am on July 20th from the Alumni Gym

Session II (All Skills)
Check-in: 8:30am on July 21st at the Connolly Center
Check-out: 4:00pm on July 23rd from the Alumni Gym
Day campers attend from 9am-11am July 21st-23rd. *Please arrive at 8:30am for check in on day 1.

Session III (Position)
Check-in: 8:30am on July 24th at the Connolly Center
Check-out: 3:30pm on July 26th from the Alumni Gym


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Facility: Alumni Gym


Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: By age and request
Bathrooms: On each floor
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: NO - campers encouraged to bring a fan
Key Deposit: Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $30
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a hospital nearby


Closest Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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.


Early drop off and late pick up are available during the week days.  Campers can arrange to be dropped off at 7:45 am and picked up no later than 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Advanced Overnight Camp
  • 7:00 Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Stretching/conditioning
  • 9:15 Practice: pass/set/hot drills
  • 10:30 Defense and serving drills
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 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

Camper Reviews

Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve Skills

This was my first time at volleyball camp. I was really nervous about the coach and college team. I knew my skill level wasn't that great but it improved greatly once the camp was over. I got great feedback from college players and the coach on what I had to do to get better:)

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Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 4/5.
Gain Skill Knowledge

Our daughter enjoyed the Nike volleyball camp at Seattle University. She gained confidence, experience, and skill knowledge. She is looking forward to a successful season with her improved knowledge and skills.

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 4/5.
Gain Confidence

My daughter loved the volleyball camp. She gained tremendous confidence and self assurance.

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Very Professional

This was a very "professionally" run Volleyball Camp. The skill level of the coaches was the best you can get. I will definately send my daughter back next year. 

Seattle University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great camp

It's fun, at a convenient location, and kids get to interact with each other and really get learn to improve their skills. Active and amazing coaches that know what they're doing. Just an overall great camp! 

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Happy parent

For anyone considering learning the game of volleyball, this was an excellent camp. Our daughter was thrilled with the instruction she recieved and loved the overall experience. Because of the professionalism and attention to detail, she is now wanting to continue with our local 

Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.

NIKE VOLLEYBALL CAMP is awesome! It is highly recommended. This is my fourth nike volleyball camp and I've loved each one!

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 4/5.
Good for all ability levels

My daughter came to camp having never played Volleyball. She left with skills of someone who had been playing for years. 

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Could not have been better!

"The Seattle University Volleyball program is comprised of quality coaches and players. These wonderful young women served as excellent role models for what young players could be aspiring to become as student athletes. They provided a fun, safe and developmental camp experience! The camp could not have been better. My daughter can't wait to go to the SU games and return again next year."

Seattle University Camper

  • 4/5.
Best learning experience

"Nike Volleyball camp was the best learning experience I have encountered in comparison to other camps. The staff was knowledgable and fun. I can't wait to return next year!"

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun coaches and a beautiful campus

"My daughter had never been to a volleyball camp before and had no real experience. She came out all smiles and said it was a great camp. The coaches were fun and the campus beautiful! Thank you for offering a camp for beginners and younger girls! We look forwrd to another Nike camp in the future!"

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
HUGE confidence boost!

"My 10 year old daughter took her somewhat beginning level skills to intermediate in one week. She loves volleyball and had a wonderful week which was a HUGE confidence boost!"

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for all skill levels

"The camp was organized and well run. There were a variety of skill levels but the division of the group into smaller groups helped address each level. I would definitely send my daughter again."

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