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.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, the Nike Volleyball Camp at Seattle University provides a great learning environment to get better this summer with many programs to choose from. Within each program, players are grouped based on their skill level on the first day and receive individualized attention in all aspects of the game. 

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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

James Finley
Camp Director

James Finley

James Finley enters his third season as head coach of the Seattle University volleyball team.

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In 2014, he led the Redhawks to their second consecutive winning conference season and to the title match of the WAC Tournament with victories over Utah Valley and WAC regular season champion Missouri-Kansas City. Martina Samadan earned First Team All-WAC honors and joined Matea Mamic on the WAC All-Tournament Team, while Jelena Vujcin earned a spot on the WAC All-Newcomer Team. The team also excelled academically, with eight members of the 2014 roster receiving WAC All-Academic recognition. 

Taking over in February 2013, Finley helped the Redhawks to 13 victories in the fall 2013 season, including a 9-7 record within the Western Athletic Conference. Seattle U advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament. Thanks to Finley's coaching, Iris Ivanis was named WAC Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-WAC, while Martina Samadan earned Second Team All-WAC and All-WAC Tournament honors.

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 VCU into the NCAA Tournament. 

In 2012, Finley oversaw the team's transition to the Atlantic-10 Conference, where the Rams posted a 10-4 league record as part of a 25-6 overall mark, finishing third in the 12-team league before falling in the conference tournament semifinals. VCU excelled both on the court and in the classroom, finishing third in the country in blocking (3.10 blocks per set) and combining for a 3.2 team grade point average.

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

Libero Position Specialty Camp: July 14-15

The Libero Camp is for advanced Defensive Specialists and Liberos ages 14-18 that want to enhance their serve receive, serving, and defensive skills. This camp concentrates on skills pertaining to the Libero position only. Space for this camp is limited.

All Skills Camps: July 18-20 & July 25-27

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.

Advanced Camps: July 21-24 & July 28-31

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. 

Position Specialty Camp for High School Players: August 6-8

The Position Specialty Camp is a program for advanced players that want to hone their skills in a specific position. Campers choose one position to focus on for the duration of camp and receive specialized training. Space for each position is limited, make sure to choose the correct session below. 

Serving Clinic: August 6th

Get prepared for your fall season with the one skill that can change and dominate the game of volleyball, SERVING. Instruction in serving techniques and tactics, including zone serving and short serving. Learn about float serves, jump float serves, and topspin serves. 

Little Red Hawks: August 1-4

The Little Red Hawks is a 9:00am-11:30am day program for young beginners, ages 5-10. 

More Important Camp Details

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

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.

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

Libero Position Specialty campers (8:30am-6:30pm): Lunch and dinner is provided

 *Please note, this information is subject to change.

SESSION INFORMATION

Libero Position Specialty Camp: July 14-15

  • Check-in: 8:30am on the first day of camp at the Connolly Center. Training starts at 9:00am.
  • Check-out: 6:30pm on the last day of camp from the Connolly Center
  • Camp runs from 9:00am-6:30pm daily

All Skills Camps: July 18-20 and July 25-27

  • Check-in: Overnight campers-11:30am on the first day of camp at Campion Hall. Extended Day campers- 12:30 at the Connolly Center. First training session starts at 1pm. Please come dressed ready to play and eat lunch before arriving. 
  • Check-out: 3:30pm on the last day of camp from the Connolly Center
  • Extended Day Schedule: Day 1-12:30am-9:00pm, Day 2-8:30am-9:00pm, Day 3-8:30-3:00pm 

Advanced Camps: July 21-24 and July 28-31

  • Check-in: Overnight campers- 11:30am on the first day of camp at Campion Hall. Extended Day campers- 12:30 at the Connolly Center. First training session starts at 1pm. Please come dressed ready to play and eat lunch before arriving. 
  • Check-out: 11:30am on the last day of camp from the Connolly Center
  • Extended Schedule: Day 1-12:30am-9:00pm, Day 2-8:30am-9:00pm, Day 3-8:30-9:00pm, Day 4-8:30-11:30am

Position Specialty Camp: August 6-8

  • Check-in: Overnight campers- 11:30pm on the first day of camp at Campion Hall. Extended Day campers- 12:30 at the Connolly Center. First training session starts at 1:00pm. Please come dressed ready to play and eat lunch before arriving. 
  • Check-out: 3:00pm on the last day of camp from the Connolly Center
  • Extended Day Schedule: Day 1-12:30pm-9:00pm, Day 2-8:30am-9:00pm, Day 3-8:30-3:00pm 

Serving Clinic: August 6

  • Check-in: 8:30am on the first day of camp at the Connolly Center. Training starts at 9:00am.
  • Check-out: 11:30am on the last day of camp from the Connolly Center

Little Red Hawks: August 1-4

  • Check-in: 8:30am on the first day of camp at the Connolly Center. Training starts at 9:00am.
  • Check-out: 11:30am on the last day of camp from the Connolly Center
  • Camp runs from 9:00am-11:30am daily

INSTRUCTION

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: Connolly Center

HOUSING

Dorm: Campion Hall
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

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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

Camp takes place in the Connolly Center Gymnasium, which was just renovated in the fall of 2015.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 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

Parent of Seattle University Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Extraordinary coaching experience

Seattle University offers some extraordinary coaching exposure, by a proven team of Coach Finlay & Coach Petrovic. They really helped bring out the best in my advanced club player, encouraging new patterns of thinking and analyzing position play. Leadership is key out there, and they pushed everyone to "rise to the occasion". Playing with their existing collegiate team is a thrill for any club player. My daughter definitely had some solid skill "take aways" to integrate into her game. Thanks to the players of the Seattle University Team for taking such good care of the campers...making them feel at home. 

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Parent of Seattle University Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Had a great time at camp

We loved the Nike camp! My 14 yr old daughter was pushed to work hard, do her best and given opportunities to play with players that would challenge her. Nike camp offered her plenty of reps of each skill, she improved in the 4 days while she was there. She had a great time and I would recommend this camp to players who want coaches that really coach your kids with their passion for the game and focus on the players improvement while keeping them excited to play.

Parent of Seattle University Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Advanced program

The coaches were great. My teen was pleasantly surprised that she would enjoy the camp at age 16. She plans to go back each year Nike volleyball advanced camp is offered. Nike camps gave my teen more volleyball play time, coaching, and skills than many other camps, or club ball. Having college volleyball players at the camp is a mentoring plus. Thank you for the experience.

Parent of Seattle University Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great intensity level

My daughter loved your camp. The intensity level was awesome!  She learned a lot of valuable skills and was challenged every day. Thank you for a great experience!!!

Parent of Seattle University Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Coaches are amazing

My daughter is beginning in volleyball. The coaches were amazing. Thank you so much for all the effort in putting these camps together...she came back with more knowledge of the game and an appreciation for the sport.

Seattle University Camper '14

  • 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:)

Parent of Seattle University Camper '14

  • 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 '14

  • 4/5.
Gain Confidence

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

Parent of Seattle University Camper '13

  • 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 '13

  • 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 '12

  • 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 '12

  • 5/5.
Awesome

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 '12

  • 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 '12

  • 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 '11

  • 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."

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.