Southeastern University Nike Volleyball Camp Lakeland, Florida
Enjoy being only 45 minutes from Downtown Disney and Clearwater Beach, while further developing your volleyball skills.
Located in central Florida, the Southeastern University campus is situated between two lakes and is less than an hour away from Tampa and Orlando. The beautiful surroundings compliment this friendly campus where athletes receive All Skills training from a professional and capable staff.
The Overnight and Extended Day programs are open to girls of all ability levels, ages 13-18. Girls ages 10-18 are welcome to attend the Day program. Campers will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid foundation to build upon during your upcoming season. Players undergo a skill evaluation during the first training session and will be placed into groups according to ability.
- 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
- Personal evaluations from your coach
- Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
In Fall 2011, Coach Terry Thomas will be entering his sixth season as the head women's volleyball coach at Southeastern. Thomas has over 37 years of coaching experience, with 11 years coaching high school volleyball and over 26 years coaching college.
In 2010, Thomas arguably led the Lady Fire to their best season in program history, as the Lady Fire won 24 games and clinched a spot in The Sun Conference Tournament. In just the program's second year within the conference, Southeastern earned the tournament's No. 4 seed overall after finishing the regular season with an 8-4 conference record. SEU's quest to the NAIA National Tournament fell short, after losing to Warner University in the conference tournamet.Read Full Bio
Also in 2010, Southeastern advanced to the NCCAA D-I National Tournament. Southeastern ended the year ranked in the national top 10 for the second straight season.
Thomas led Southeastern to a No. 3 national finish within the NCCAA D-II National Tournament in 2007. The top-three finish tied a school mark for best national finish in a season, which was previously set back in 2005.
Thomas is an energetic coach who is looking to leave his mark on an already very successful program. He believes that “coaching has grown from a skill-based focus to a team-building emphasis.”
He has coached at Blue Mountain Community College, Concordia College, and Warner Pacific College, where he was a part of winning two NCCAA Division I national championships.
While Thomas will challenge athletes to become better athletes on the court, his passion for the Lord makes him a perfect fit for Southeastern University. Thomas cares much more about his players' relationships with God than anything they will achieve on the volleyball court.
The NIKE Volleyball camp at Southeastern University provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
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.
Day campers (9am-3pm- except on first and last day): Lunch is 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: Nike Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $25. 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 12:00-1:00 on Sunday June 16th
Check-out: Graduation is at 11:45am on Thursday June 20th
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Campers Per Room: 2 per room in 4 person suites
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: In each suite
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes!
Key Deposit: $10
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby
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