University of Mississippi Nike Volleyball Camp Oxford, Mississippi
Nike Volleyball Camps is proud to offer an outstanding camp at Ole Miss.
Ole Miss offers an all skills session, open to players of all ability levels. Here you'll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp. Players undergo a skills evaluation during the first session of camp and are placed in groups according to ability and age.
Campers benefit from select sand volleyball sessions as well as indoor play. Players who train in sand become well rounded in all areas of the game.
- 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 April 2011, Sean Burdette joined the Ole Miss volleyball program as an assistant coach after a three year stint as the head coach at Bradley University.
Burdette has coached at several different levels throughout his career, most recently serving as the head coach at Bradley following a successful campaign as a top assistant at Ohio State.
Burdette's teams excelled in the classroom throughout his tenure at Bradley and his program was recognized for having a 100 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate in October. The team earned its sixth consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award this past summer by posting a 3.48 grade point average during the 2009-10 academic year and all 15 Braves earned a spot on the Bradley Athletic Director's Honor Roll by recording a minimum 3.0 semester GPA in at least one of the two grading periods last year, including 11 players who earned the distinction in both the fall and spring terms.
A 1997 graduate of Ohio Dominican and native of Silver Spring, Md., Burdette helped Ohio State to a 101-54 (.652) overall record and 56-44 (.560) Big Ten mark. The Buckeyes camps coordinator, he was also the main recruiter for Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania and the Eastern part of the United States.
Ohio State posted a 30-4 overall record and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2004 after finishing second in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes were ranked sixth in the final AVCA Coaches Poll of 2004 and followed that up with a 22-9 overall record and second round NCAA Tournament appearance in addition to a third place Big Ten finish in 2005.
Burdette helped Ohio State to a 25-8 overall record and fourth place finish in the Big Ten, while advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes finished the 2005 and 2006 seasons ranked 23rd and 16th, respectively, in the final AVCA poll.
Burdette helped lure three top-20 recruiting classes according to prepvolleyball.com, including the fourth ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2004. During his time in Columbus, Ohio, he helped train the AVCA National Co-Player of the Year in Stacey Gordon. Burdette also coached seven AVCA All-Americans, one Big Ten Player of the Year, eight All-Big Ten First-Team selections and three All-Big Ten Freshman honorees.
Prior to joining the Ohio State coaching staff, Burdette was Associate Head Coach at Towson University from 2000 through the 2003 season. The Tigers won the 2001 America East Conference regular-season title, finishing the season with a 28-4 record and boasting the highest season winning percentage in school history. Towson went on to post a 23-10 record in Burdette's final season, marking the first back-to-back 20-win seasons in program history since the 1989 and 1990 seasons.
After graduating from Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Visual Communications, Burdette was an assistant coach at Pittsburgh for three seasons. He served as the recruiting coordinator for his final two seasons at Pitt, where he helped the Panthers to two Big East Tournament appearances.
While completing work toward his degree, Burdette spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach with the women's volleyball team at Ohio State during the 1996 season. The Buckeyes finished with a 27-6 record and finished third in the Big Ten en route to a NCAA Regional Semi-Finalist appearance.
Burdette also served as head coach for the women's collegiate club team at Ohio State from 1995-97, where led his squad to a semifinal finish in the 1997 National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championship. He also spent two seasons as the head coach for the men's club team at Ohio State, guiding his squads to consecutive "Sweet Sixteen" finishes in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Volleyball Championships.
He ventured into coaching at the high school level at Bexley High School in Columbus, Ohio, where he was freshman and junior varsity head coach in addition to assistant varsity coach from 1993-95.
A member of the Ohio State men's club team for four years, Burdette was team captain his final season. He helped the Buckeyes to a No. 2 national ranking, a MIVA Championship and Big Ten title in 1993.
Camp Code: VOGRMS
The NIKE Volleyball camp at The University of Mississippi provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
Extended Day campers (9am-8pm - 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: 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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: between 12:00pm-1:00pm on June 24th
Check-out: Graduation is at 4:00pm on June 27th
Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes.
Facility: Indoor Courts
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: YES, both the gym and dorms are air conditioned
Key Deposit: $100 – Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $30
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer are on-site
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Wake-up, shower
- 7:45 Breakfast
- 9:00 Stretching/conditioning
- 9:15 Practice: hit/set/pass 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 Evening activities
- 10:30 Lights out