University of Wisconsin Platteville Nike Volleyball Camp

University of Wisconsin Platteville Nike Volleyball Camp
University of Wisconsin Platteville Nike Volleyball Camp

Platteville is the tri-state area's second largest city creating a fun and exciting environment for a Nike Volleyball Camp.

The talented UWP staff provide a great opportunity for volleyball players of all ability levels to receive college level coaching with two camp sessions this summer. All aspects of the game are covered creating a competitive, intense, and fun volleyball camp experience. Choose the best session for you from the details below. Individuals and teams are welcome. 

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:8
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Samantha Birkicht
Camp Director

Samantha Birkicht

Samantha Birkicht (Rogers) enters her first year as head volleyball coach at UW-Platteville. Birkicht is not a stranger to Pioneer volleyball as she worked as an assistant coach with the program from 2011-15.

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 During her time with the program at UW-Platteville, Birkicht helped lead the team to three seasons with a record at or above .500, including back to back 21-win seasons in 2011 and 2012. Birkicht was described as passionate and enthusiastic, and as a coach who can recruit talent and get the best out of her players by Interim Athletic Director Mike Emendorfer.

In her first year as assistant coach, the Pioneers continued a string of eight-consecutive berths to the WIAC Tournament, where they went on to finish fourth. Senior Briana Kaiser became only the second player in program history to earn multiple All-American honors from the AVCA. Senior Ali Sikic wrapped up her career with honorable mention AVCA all-region recognition, first team all-WIAC accolades and as the program's all-time assist leader with 5,487 assists. Sikic also was selected as the Judy Kruckman WIAC Scholar-Athlete for volleyball. Sophomores Stephanie Kirchner and Emily Kaiser were named first team and honorable mention all-WIAC, respectively.

Birkicht returned to UW-Platteville in the fall of 2011 after turning around the volleyball program in the Forrest Valley School District. She guided a program from a below .500 mark to the conference title in 2010. She also directed the Freeport Fusion Volleyball Program for the last six years, serving as the site director and facility manager as well as the head coach. In 2007, she led Aquin Catholic High School in Freeport to its first conference title in 16 years.

Birkicht graduated from UW-Platteville, where she was recognized on the High Honors Dean’s List. She has her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Birkicht earned her master’s degree from Emporia State University and also has an associate of arts degree from Highland Community College.

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Yvette Updike

Yvette Updike

Updike joins the UW-Platteville staff in 2016 after a very successful high school career. 

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She has worked in the educational arena for the past 24 years. She was the head coach at Platteville High School for seven years (2008-14) with a record of 183-81. She led the Hillmen to the 2014 WIAA Division 2 sectional championship, the state semifinals and a 40-6 record. Twice, her teams won conference championships, and she guided three regional championship squads. Prior to coaching at Platteville, she coached 1999-2005 at Fennimore High School with a record of 115-70. 

Updike earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Finance in 2008 from Upper Iowa University and her  Master's of Education in School Business Administration in 2012 from UW-Whitewater.

Camp Details

The All Skills camp is open to girls of any skill level between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to attend.

The Advanced camp is designed for girls, ages 15-18 (entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school), who are currently playing at the high school varsity and club volleyball level. 

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

More Important Camp Details

What's included in the fee? 

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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


All Skills/Advanced July 10-13, 2017

  • Check in between 1:30-2:15pm on Monday July 10th
  • Check out:Graduation is at 3:00pm on Thursday July 13th. Check out is between 3:45-4:30pm. 
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday 2:15-9:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-3:45pm


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


Dorm: Bridgeway Commons
Campers Per Room: 4 girls in each suite.
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: In each suite.
Linens: Not provided. Please bring own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $50 – Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $50
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a hospital nearby


Closest Airport:  Dubuque Regional Airport or General Mitchell International Airport


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.


All Skills and Advanced campers train in Williams Fieldhouse which boasts a seating capacity for 2,000 spectators and a state of the art suspended gym floor. In addition to being able to set up nine volleyball courts, the fieldhouse has a 6 lane, 200 meter indoor track, four raquetball courts and a new 5,700 square foot fully equipped weightroom.

Campers will reside in one of the attractive residence halls on campus and will be provided with 'all you can eat' meals at UWP's Glenview Commons during their stay.

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

Jody N.UWP Camper 7/13/16

  • 4/5.
Camp was great

This volleyball camp was great! Excellent instruction, good staff, helped to develop my daughter very well. The facilities at Plattville were very good, with the dorm itself being excellent accomodations.

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August G. UWP Camper 7/19/16

  • 4/5.
Helpful and fun

This camp is very helpful and fun! I enjoyed it very much, as it was my second year attending it. I think the teachers and helpers are very good at what they do and they should keep up. 

Michelle H. Parent of UWP Camper 7/7/15

  • 5/5.
Looking forward to next year

My daughter gained a lot of self-confidence. It was a great learning experience.  She is looking forward to next year.

Kathy L. Parent of UWP Camper 7/19/15

  • 4/5.
Great for all skill levels

This camp does a good job of testing kids on skills and then has them do drills in peer groups. There are varying degrees of experience and it's important kids are given the opportunity to excel, rather than be slowed down by those with lacking skills.

Kristine B. Parent of UWP Camper 7/15/15

  • 4/5.
All around good camp

Good communication, good organization, good instruction, positive staff.

Parent of UWP Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Highly Recommended

I definitely recommend UW Platteville Nike Volleyball camp to others. My daughter went three times and each time came home with a higher skill level and full of volleyball knowledge and confidence to implement what she learned.

UWP Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

I absolutely loved this camp! I learned so much, and I both my skill and knowledge of the game improved greatly. After attending this, I had school volleyball tryouts and made varsity as a freshman. 

Parent of an UWP Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Developed a love of the game

My daughter loved the Volleyball Camp. She developed a love of the game that was missing before she went. She loved meeting new kids, and really improved in her game.

UWP Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Very organized

Nike Volleyball Camp at UW-Platteville was very organized. It didn't take long to check-in, meet my roommate, and off to begin a session. I really liked that my coach was a college coach to push me to the next level.

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
Superb camp

This is the first year my daughter attended the Nike Volleyball Camp. It was a great experience and I highly recommend this camp to all players who want to increase their skill set and receive instruction from knowledgeable staff in a safe setting. Thank you Nike and UWP for providing a superb camp. We will be back.

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
Challenges players

This camp challenge my daughter to bring her game to another level and find the strength within herself to rise to it. Exposed to higher skilled instructors that seem to really care to instill a love for their sport and willing spirit to pass it on to the next generation. 

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
Good experience

Our daughter had a very good experience. Despite the beastly heat (and no a/c in the rooms), she really enjoyed the instruction and the friendships that she made. She is very proud to wear her U of W "rip it" shirts at school volleyball practices and has kept in touch with a number of the girls that she met at camp. A good experience and the perfect amount of time away from home. P.S.  the frozen yogurt every night was amazing for our camper AND the social time was great. They were treated respectfully and given certain freedoms that were appropriate. Very fun!

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
Cannot wait until next year!

My daughter has attended the Nike camp for the last two summers. I have seen her overall confidence, skills and enjoyment of the game increase. She can not wait until camp next year!

UWP Camper

  • 4/5.
Best camp

Nike Volleyball Camp at UW-Platteville was a terrific camp. I have been to others offered at other colleges and this one is the best by far. I learned so much about the things I need to improve on and how to go about improving them. Definitely will be back!

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
This camp means business!

This camp means business! If you are serious about improving your volleyball game, this is the camp for you. My daughter learned more in that week than she did with her club team last fall. It was excellent!

UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
Love it

I have been going to this camp for 3 years and I will be back next year. I love it!

UWP Camper

  • 4/5.
Fun, but work hard

This camp was a lot of fun, mostly hard work, and they deffentaly keep you busy. I learned a lot of new blocks and improved my approach. The coaches were amazing and they really helped me understand what I was doing wrong and definitely told me what I was doing right. I cant wait to come back next year!  

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 4/5.
Positive experience

Nike UWP volleyball camp was a very positive experience for my daughter. It instilled a good work ethic and encouraged team work. The staff at Nike volleyball were very knowledgeable and help my daughter grow into a more confident volleyball player. 

Parent of an UWP Camper

  • 4/5.
Cater to all ability levels

It's intense and busy, and the instructors pay attention to the girls ability level and needs.  The coaches teach to the girls individual level yet still push them to make them better players. 

UWP Camper

  • 5/5.
Pushes you to be better

It teaches players to play as a team but at the same time works on each players ability. And really takes you outside of your comfort zone without anybody making fun of you.

Parent of an UWP camper

  • 4/5.
Perfect your form

"If you are looking for a volleyball camp that works to improve your daughters volleyball game then this is the camp for you. The camp had two UW head volleyball coaches working the camp. They really worked to perfect my daughters serve and hitting form."

UWP camper

  • 4/5.
Worth the time

"Good instruction on all skills and different serving and defensive strategy. Lots of time to scrimmage. Worth the time and money."

Parent of an UWP camper

  • 5/5.
Good learning environment

This is the second year my daughter attended the Nike Volleyball Camp. We have been very pleased with our experience at this camp. I would highly recommend Nike Volleyball Camps. Instructors are knowledgeable and the camp setting is conducive to a great learning environment. We will be back!

UWP camper

  • 4/5.
Get specific training

I really liked the specific training we got in our positions. For instance, when we got to choose which group we wanted to practice in, depending on the position we wanted to learn about. I thought that I really improved in the area I wanted to improve in.

Camp Dates & Prices

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