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.

Head Coach Deb Schulman and her exceptional 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
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:8
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Deb Schulman
Camp Director

Deb Schulman

Deb Schulman is in her 27th season as the Pioneers head volleyball coach.

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She has led 19 of her 26 teams to at least 20 wins per season and has an overall record of 613-343. Ten teams have won 25 or more wins, and five times they achieved 30 or more victories. She ranks among the top 25 nationally in both career wins and winning percentage among active coaches.

Schulman guided Stephanie Kirchner to her third consecutive first-team all-WIAC honor in 2013. Kirchner also became the second Pioneer to earn Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball honors and finished her stellar career as the third Pioneer to record over 1,000 kills and a 1,000 digs.

In 2012, the Pioneers were dominant on their home floor with an 11-3 record, and during their two tournaments they only dropped two sets in eight games. Junior Stephanie Kirchner became the ninth Pioneer to earn All-American honors from the AVCA.

Schulman and the Pioneers in 2011 continued a string of eight-consecutive berths at 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.

During the 2010 season, the Pioneers avenged two of their three regular-season losses by beating UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire in the WIAC post-season tournament. Schulman helped guide the Pioneers to their seventh NCAA Division III playoff appearance, where they lost in the regional final to top-seeded Washington University. To reach the regional finals (Sweet 16), the Pioneers swept in straight sets Dominican University and host Carthage College. Schulman earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest Region Coach of the Year after the Pioneers' outstanding 2010 season.

In 2009, the Pioneers played No. 22 Nebraska-Wesleyan in St. Louis, Mo., in the NCAA Division III national championships. Nebraska-Wesleyan beat the Pioneers in four games.

In both 2005 and 2007, Schulman led the Pioneers to the WIAC post-season tournament championship. In 2007, the Pioneers beat second-seeded UW-Oshkosh and third-seeded UW-Eau Claire before falling to top-ranked UW-Whitewater. The Pioneers earned an at-large berth to the NCAA III tournament and finished with a 24-13 record.

In 2005, the Pioneers won a five-game quarterfinal win at UW-La Crosse, a five-game semifinal victory over UW-Whitewater on the Warhawks’ home floor and then a three-game sweep of UW-Eau Claire to win the WIAC championship. The Pioneers beat Midwest Conference champion St. Norbert College 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA III playoffs before falling to eventual national champion UW-Whitewater in the second round. The Pioneers earned a 29-8 record and a final national ranking of 20th. They beat five nationally ranked teams during the course of the season and claimed the school’s first WIAC tournament championship since 1992. UW-Platteville advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III national championships.

Schulman earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest Region Coach of the Year after the Pioneers’ outstanding 2004 season. UW-Platteville went 27-8 and was ranked as high as eighth nationally, despite playing perhaps the nation’s strongest schedule. The Pioneers faced 16 ranked teams in 2004, going 9-7 against top 20 teams. They opened the season with three victories over ranked clubs in the Wash. U. tournament, including a win over the hosts and defending national champions, ending the Bears’ 30-match home winning streak.

Six Pioneer teams have made the NCAA III post-season tournaments: 1992, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2010. In both 2007 and 1997, the Pioneers lost a heartbreaking five-game match to UW-Oshkosh, falling 15-13 in the deciding fifth game.

Schulman also led the Pioneers to national rankings in 1992 and 1993, with the 1992 squad finishing 39-3, winning the league title for the first time in school history and advancing to the NCAA III “Sweet 16.” During the 1992 season, the Pioneers rolled off a school-record 31 straight wins. They defeated St. Benedict 15-5, 15-12, 11-15, 15-11 in the first round of the tournament, held at Williams Fieldhouse. In the sectional final, the Pioneers staged a tournament classic before falling to St. Thomas, 11-15, 15-8, 9-15, 15-9, 21-23.

The Pioneers have also excelled in the classroom. The team has won multiple AVCA academic awards.

Under Schulman, the Pioneers have had the largest regular-season crowd in NCAA Division III in eight of the last 11 years for the annual Homecoming "Yell Night" match. The 2011 match against Ashford drew a school-record 1,252 fans, who were entertained by a straight-set Pioneer win.

A 1984 UW-Milwaukee graduate, Schulman was inducted into that school’s hall of fame after a stellar career in volleyball, basketball, track, and cross country.

Schulman was inducted into the UW-Platteville Hall of Fame on Dec. 4, 2010.

Camp Details

Session I: is an All Skills camp where girls of any skill level between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to attend.

Session II: is an Advanced camp 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 letter of recommendation from your varsity or club coach is encouraged for campers who attend this session.

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.

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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.

SESSION INFORMATION

Session One: All Skills July 6-9, 2015 

  • Check in between 1:30-2:15pm on Monday July 6th
  • Check out:Graduation is at 4:00pm on Thursday July 9th
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday 2:15-9:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm

Session Two: Advanced July 28-31, 2015

  • Check in between 1:30-2:15pm on Tuesday July 28th
  • Check out: Graduation is at 3:00pm on Friday July 31st
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Tuesday 2:15-9:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

INSTRUCTION

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

HOUSING

Dorm: Dobson Hall
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: 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

TRAVEL

Closest Airport:  Dubuque Regional Airport or General Mitchell International Airport

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.

Facilities

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

Parent of UWP Camper

  • 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.

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UWP Camper

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Girls
*Please note, times vary on the first and last day of camp.
Extended 9am-9pm $305.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $410.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Advanced
Age Group: 15 - 18
Gender: Girls
*Please note, times vary on the first and last day of camp.
Extended 9am-9pm $335.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $440.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.