UC Merced Nike Volleyball Camp Merced, California
NIKE Volleyball Camps is proud to be back with Coach Noble at UC Merced for our sixth summer at the newest University of California campus. We will be running an All Skills and an Advanced camp to suit the needs of all players.
The All Skills program is open to players of all ability levels ages, 10-18. Here you’ll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game-play experience.
The Advanced program is recommended for high school varsity and club players, ages 14-18, with a commitment to the sport and the ability and motivation to play at the college level. A coach’s letter of recommendation is encouraged.
- Training under the country’s best coaches
- Excellent 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
Located in California’s central valley, UC Merced is our nation’s newest academic research institution located just 90 minutes from Yosemite National Park.Meet your coaching staff
David Noble is currently the head men's coach at UC Merced after serving as the men's head club coach for four years. He has over 30 years of coaching experience at the college, club, and high school levels. Noble has previously served as the head coach at the University of San Francisco, New Mexico State and UC Santa Cruz. He was also the first assistant and recruiting coordinator at UC Santa Barbara and an assistant coach for the USA Youth National Team. Coach Noble led his Nike Santa Barbara Boys Club to a gold medal at the USAV Junior Olympics Championship and is a recipient of a USA Volleyball Outstanding Male Coach Award. An accomplished writer and clinician, Coach Noble has published articles in Coaching Volleyball and Sidelines, as well as presenting at the AVCA National Convention. Many of Coach Noble’s former players have been junior and collegiate All-Americans, as well as members of the USA National and Olympic teams. Coach Noble is the Associate Director of Recreation and Athletics and head coach of the Men’s Volleyball team at UC Merced.
2013 CAMP INFORMATION (2014 coming soon)
The NIKE Volleyball camp at UC Merced provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Camp runs from 9am-4pm daily. Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch with them each day.
Campers may purchase a Baden volleyball, the official volleyball of US Sports Camp, for $15. Volleyballs are provided for each camper to use during the session and purchasing one is optional.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: between 8:30am-9:00am on Monday June 17th
Check-out: Graduation is at 3:30pm on Friday June 21st
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Facility: Joseph Edward Gallo Gym
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Campers arrive
- 9:15 Stretching, warm-up
- 9:30 Practice: pass/set/hit drills
- 10:30 Defense and serving drills
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:00 Hitting demonstration, practice
- 1:45 Position training
- 2:30 Transition drills
- 3:00 Team matches
- 4:00 Campers depart
There is no supervision before 9am or after 4pm each day. Please be on time to pick up your camper or make other arrangements for their care.
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.Read camper reviews