Williams College Nike Volleyball Camp Williamstown, Massachusetts
This year US Sports Camps is excited to introduce 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.
- 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
Williams College is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of the Nike Volleyball Camp.Meet your coaching staff
Williams College Head Coach, Christi Kelsey, enters her second 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 league has advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008.
Tufts University Head Coach, Cora Thompson, enters her ninth 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 honors in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and she was named NEWVA Coach of the Year in 2008.
Camp Code: VOGRWC
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: NIKE Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $25. 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 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday July 14th
Check-out: Graduation is at 12:00pm on Thursday July 18th
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
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
Closest Airport: Albany Airport
Recommended Transportation: Premiere Airport Shuttle: (518) 489-3441 and Advantage Transportation: (518) 433-0100
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