Williams College Nike Volleyball Camp

Williams College Nike Volleyball Camp
Williams College Nike Volleyball Camp

US Sports Camps is excited to be partnered with NESCAC conference colleagues Christi Kelsey and Cora Thompson as they team up as co-directors for the Nike Summer Volleyball Camps at Willams College.

This prestigious private college is nestled in the Berkshire Mountains and has a long history of training student-athletes. Volleyball campers; beginner to advanced, will benefit from an outstanding All Skills program emphasizing technique and skill development in the Chandler Athletic Center Complex. 

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 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 CAMP INFORMATION

The NIKE Volleyball camp at Williams College provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

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 DETAILS

Check-in: between 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday July 13th
Check-out: Graduation is at 12:00pm on Thursday July 17th

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Facility: Chandler Gymnasium

HOUSING

Dorm: Sage Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: By age and request
Bathrooms: On each floor
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: No
Key Deposit: $75
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Albany Airport
Recommended Transportation: Premiere Airport Shuttle: (518) 489-3441 and Advantage Transportation: (518) 433-0100

More Details

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

Williams College is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of the Nike Volleyball Camp.

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

Meet Camp Coaches

Christi Kelsey
Co-Director

Christi Kelsey

Williams College Head Coach, Christi Kelsey, enters her fifth season as head coach of the Ephs; three season prior Kelsey was assistant coach at Harvard University. In 2009 the Ephs complied a 23-9 record on their way to capturing the NESCAC title and advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Ephs have won eight NESCAC titles including four strait years from 2001-2004. Williams volleyball...

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Cora Thompson
Co-Director

Cora Thompson

Tufts University Head Coach, Cora Thompson, enters her 12th season at the helm of the Jumbos. Since the 2002 season, Tufts has complied an outstanding 180-54 record for a .769 winning percentage and has earned NCAA Tournament berths. In 2009 the Jumbo squad saw their best year yet with an overall, 31-5 record and a trip to the NCAA Elite 8. Thompson earned NESCAC Coach of the Year...

Camper Reviews

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing experience

The Nike volleyball camp was an amazing experience. It's full of fun. The athletic side of the camp is harder than expected. There is a nice amount of conditioning & work, but it's all worth it in the end! It's fun for any player at any level of skill in volleyball. Highly recommend it!

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Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
For players at all levels

The Williams camp is the best!!!!! Coach Kelsey is the best coach in the country. I recommend this camp for all players at all levels.

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned so much

NIKE volleyball camp was awsome! I learned so much about the sport. I felt welcomed and encouraged to do my best throughout the week. I had lots of fun and would come every summer!

Parent of Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
All around fabulous

What a fantastic experience. Such a perfect blend of enthusiasm, fun, and expert volleyball coaching. The coaches were not only teaching volleyball, but great role models for team playing, positive support and enthusiastic fun. All around fabulous experience for my daughter!

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Good decision

If you're thinking of attending a NIKE camp, it's a really good decision. Even if you think you're a master at any given skill, the amazing coaches at NIKE will make you think twice. In just five days I took a skill I hadn't tried before and turned it into a fluid motion that came naturally (though of course I still need a LOT of work). This camp makes you want to learn so much more just because you leave everyday knowing that you are a better player. It really shows.

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Dedicated coaches

The Williams College camp has very dedicated coaches who care about the players.

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Great individual attention

The individual attention was really helpful and the focus on all skills, even ones that seemed really basic, helped me improve so much.

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Top 4 reasons to attend

1. The coaches seperates you into group so you learn with people your age and skill level.

2. The coaches were super nice and offered a lot of support.

3. I learned a lot!!!!!

4. FUN! FUN! FUN!

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Fabulous, great and beautiful

Fabulous experience. Great enthusiasm from all coaches and staff. Beautiful campus. All around fantastic - wish it had been longer!

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing campus

"This camp was really great and a lot of fun. The campus was amazing and I got to meet girls from all across the country. I highly recommend this camp for both new and experienced players."

Parent of Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Returning next year

"My daughters will both be returning next year, they had a great time and improved their volleyball skills." 

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Took me to the next level

"The Nike volleyball camp really helped me master the basic skills to get me to the next level of the game. And these skills were taught in a fun and entertaining way."

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for all levels of play

"Nike Volleyball Camp at Williams College was a great experience. It doesn't really matter wether you're a beginner and know absolutely nothing about the sport, or whether you've been playing for years, you will still learn a lot. I really do recommend this camp to others, it was very enjoyable."

Parent of Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Already planning for next year

"My daughter loved the camp. She made tons of friends and made plans to come back. She loved her instructors. Great experience."

Parent of Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Experience

"My daughter Jacinta Neto had a great experience! She learned a great deal and met new friends. Most importantly she came back smiling and said she wants to return next summer!"

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Leave a better player

This nike camp was great! I have done it twice and both times I have come away as a much improved player. The coaches are so enthusiastic and they make everything fun. They will do whatever they can to make sure each player leaves camp as a better player. The coaches even stayed after sessions to work one-on-one with me on skills that we only covered briefly in camp.

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait for next year!

I would highly recommend this camp to athletes who would like to improve, gain more experience, or have fun playing their favorite sport. I improved immensely in just a week and I can't wait for next year!

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