UC Santa Cruz Nike Volleyball Camp

UC Santa Cruz Nike Volleyball Camp
UC Santa Cruz Nike Volleyball Camp

The University of California at Santa Cruz is located just 35 miles from San Jose, on a beautiful coastal campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by gorgeous views and towering redwoods, campers will be inspired to improve their game.

At Nike Volleyball Camps, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success.  The UC Santa Cruz coaching staff completely immerses you in the sport, giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement.  On and off the court, you'll share an experience you will remember forever. 

Session IV at UC Santa Cruz is open to boys and girls, ages 10-18. Boys and girls train in separte gyms and board on separate floors, but meals and extra activities are combined. For boys only sessions please visit Boys Nike Volleyball Camp at UCSC

Highlights Include

  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Trip to the Boardwalk
  • Nike Volleyball Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Josh Davis

Josh Davis

Directing Sessions II, III, IV. Joshua Davis begins his first year as a college head coach. Davis joins the Banana Slugs as one of the top young coaches in the country, after one year as an assistant at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps under Kurt Vlasich.

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The Sioux Falls, SD native played collegiately at Calvin College in Michigan, earning a bachelor's in Kinesiology and Sports Management.

He started his college coaching career at his Alma Mater, serving as a volunteer assistant under Amber Warners as the Knights won the 2013 women's Division III championship. He then moved to California, serving a year at Occidental before moving to CMS.

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Morgan Ehritt

Morgan Ehritt

Directing Session I. Morgan Ehritt played for Cabrillo College for two years and was instrumental in helping Cabrillo to win the Conference Championships both seasons. She was on the Dean's List and won 1st Team North Coast Conference.  Ehritt graduated from Cabrillo and furthered her education as well as played volleyball for UCSC.  

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At UCSC she was the starting right side hitter and led her team to history, making their first appearance at the NCAA National Championships. On the court she was a stalwart in the most successful two-year period in UCSC Volleyball history. In two years, Ehritt tallied 211 kills with a .234 hitting percentage. 

Ehritt is from Ventura where she played varsity volleyball for three years and was MVP of the league her senior year.  She was the recipient of 'Athlete of the Year' of the senior class.  

Ehritt is currently a coach at the local club based in Aptos, Main Beach, and when she is not coaching you can find her at the beach playing ball, gardening or at home baking!  She says, 'I love volleyball! I would like to help build strong young women who can use what they learn, as a member of our program, in the world when they leave UCSC. I want this program and experience to be positive and fulfilling and give each athlete the chance to grow more, become a student and teacher of the game, and learn the true meaning of team." 

Ehritt majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Education.

Ashley Tennant

Ashley Tennant

Coaching Highlights: Bronze Medal at 2014 SCVA Girl's Qualifier with Goldenwest Volleyball Club Volunteer assisted with 2013 Women's NAIA Champions Coaching Experience: Head...

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Coaching Highlights: Bronze Medal at 2014 SCVA Girl's Qualifier with Goldenwest Volleyball Club Volunteer assisted with 2013 Women's NAIA Champions

Coaching Experience:

Head coach of 3 Boys & Girls teams at Mountain View Volleyball Club.
Assistant coach of Main Beach Sand Club.
3rd year with UCSC Nike Camp.
Head Coach at San Lorenzo Valley High School - Girls and Boys Varsity.
5th year coaching club, 7 years coaching beach, 1 year coaching college at Salve Regina University (NCAA DIII) and Concordia University, Irvine (NAIA), and 1 years coaching high school. 

Playing Experience:

Full-scholarship NCAA D1 player at University of Rhode Island.
Played opposite & libero.

Career Highlights:

Ranked 14th in school history with 856 digs.
Ranked 17th in school history with 106 matches played.
Ranked 27th in school history with 70 service aces.
Actively competes in beach volleyball as a CBVA player in Santa Cruz, CA.

Camp Details

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

The Advanced program is recommended for high school varsity (entering sophomore, junior or senior year) 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.

More Important Camp Details


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.

Boardwalk Trip: Campers travel via University busses to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk one evening during the week. The entire coaching staff attends and supervises the campers. *Permission form required! 

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Session I: All Skills June 26-30, 2017

Session II: Advanced July 5-9, 2017

Session III: All Skills July 10-14, 2017

Session IV: Co-Ed All Skills July 17-21, 2017

Check-in: between 1:00pm-2:30pm on the first day
Volleyball instruction begins after check-in.  Dinner will be the first meal.
Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on the last day
Overnight & Extended Day campers check-out between 12:00-12:30pm at the dormitory.
Extended Day Camper Schedule: Day 1 2:30-9:00pm, Days 2-4 9:00am-9:00pm, Day 5 9:00am-12:00pm


Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Facility: West Field House


Dorm: College 8
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: No
Key Deposit: $75 for keys and $10 for meal card
Spending Money: $50
Medical Facility: Athletic trainers are on-site and a hospital nearby


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.

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

Camper Reviews

Reagan TUC Santa Cruz Camper 8/1/16

  • 5/5.
Had a blast

With the help of the coaches at Nike Volleyball Camp, I got the help and feedback I needed to improve my skills as a player, as well as a teammate. Not only did the help from coaches improve my skills, but the encouragement of the many new friends I made at the Nike Camp boosted my enthusiasm for the game, and confidence to really have a good time on the court. I would highly recommend Nike Volleyball Camp to anyone considering about joining a volleyball team or just working on their skills. I really had a blast at this camp.

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Mary G.UC Santa Cruz Camper 7/21/15

  • 4/5.

This camp is EXTREMELY fun! The coaches are very nice, energetic and encouraging. The dorms are really nice and the food is pretty good. I learned a lot from this camp and made a lot of new friends as well.

Ann B.Parent of a UC Santa Cruz Camper 7/30/15

  • 4/5.
Good learning experience

The camp gives your child the opportunity to play the sport they love a lot, while being able to have some independence, and learning to be more responsible for their time and property.

Shulin S. Parent of a UC Santa Cruz Camper 8/2/15

  • 4/5.
Great for all levels

Santa Cruz Nike camp is great for all levels. Very well organized and an energetic camp. Going to boardwalk is fun. My daughter made many friends too!

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Grouped by Ability

I really enjoyed this camp. The coaches made sure you were right in your ability level, that also challenged you. They had drills to match your abilit and they made them fun:)

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and Hard Work

In less than a week, this camp reminded me why i play volleyball and how much I love this sport. I improved so much and had fun while working very hard.

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Experience

Overall, this camp was a great experience for me. I feel that I improved my volleyball skills and I played in a setting that ws more advanced than what I usually play in.

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Returning Next year

My second year at camp, I had a blast! Training and coaching helped me for the upcoming volleyball season at school. I will definitely return next year!

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Good Coaches

It is fun, the coaches are good, and you can really improve on your volleyball skills.

It is fun

  • 5/5.
Fun and exciting

Nike Volleyball Camp was a truly fun and exciting experience. I got to spend an good amount of time with my friends but I also enjoyed making new friends. My skill level went up so much because I played with other volleyball players almost exactly my level. The best thing they did, though, was letting me have one of the best weeks of my life! 

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Gets you in shape

This camp was really fun and informative at the same time. You really get in shape over the course of the week while making new friends. 

Parent of UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Awesome camp

Awesome camp! My daughter learned great volleyball fundamentals while enjoying a week on the California coast.

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Experienced coaches

This camp is very safe. The coaches are experienced and fun to be with. I already knew the basics of volleyball but this camp taught me how to improve my skills and feel confident about them. 

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Great experience

As an advanced player, they evaluated me pointing out the area of weakness in my game. They stressed on what areas I need to work on to improve my game and to strive to be an outstanding person and player. They provided information on what colleges are looking for in a player, stressed that good grades too are a factor in awarding scholarships. The Santa Cruz camp was a great experience. I have participated in lots of camps locally, but found the UCSC camp the best so far. The size of campers to coaches was just right. I was at a camp that had 40 girls at my playing level, so individual instruction was limited. I made so many friends at this camp. More so than any I have attended. We keep in touch and plan on keeping in touch during our volleyball season. I hope I can again attend one of these camps. Thank you Nike VB for the camp at UCSC.

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Positive experience

The overall experience was very positive, every area was very well organized and fun.

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.

I had a great coach, the staff kept us very safe, and the food was delicious.

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Experience

"Nike volleyball camp at uc santa cruz was an awesome camp. It was really well organized and i learned a lot and improved so much during the week. The dorms were really nice too and the food was really good. Also the campus was amazing and the trip to the beach and the boardwalk was sooo much fun. i also met alot of great friends at the camp and of course i loved playing volleyball and the coaches were really helpful. I would totally recommend this camp to anybody with a passion for volleyball."

Parent of UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for International Players!

"I heard through my daughters stories and she had a blast. For an advanced volleyball player, the level was good and the coaches pushed the team to try harder. I highly recommend this camp to all volleyball players of all levels. They always improve. And the coaches were amazing and so fun! Coming from Europe I was impressed by the organization of the camp. For international volleyball players it was a great experience."

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and Challenging!

"I had a blast at Nike camp! The coaches and players all made for an exciting learning experience. I definitely thought that staying overnight really contributed to the team chemistry, and positive attitude throughout the entire camp! I recommend this camp to anyone who loves volleyball, is willing to learn, and can endure sore muscles!!"

UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Return camper

This camp was really fun for me. I made loads of new friends, the coaches were really friendly, and the dorms were really nice too! The instruction at this camp was great, and I ended up taking away many new skills and drills to practice at home. I've been going to this camp for two years now, and it's like it gets more and more fun every year!

Parent of UC Santa Cruz Camper

  • 4/5.
Happy camper

My daughter came back from Nike camp full of enthusiasm and confidence in herself and her volleyball skills.

Camp Dates & Prices

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