Volleyball Camp Questions & Answers
- Why Nike Volleyball Camps?
- I finished registration, What's next?
- When will I get my confirmation email?
- What is Cancellation Protection?
- How do I redeem my voucher?
- What is the difference between the Overnight, Extended Day, and Day programs?
- What programs do you offer?
- What type of Clinics do you offer?
- What should I bring to a Day or Extended Day camp?
- Can my team come to camp and train together?
- Do you offer group discounts?
- Do you offer scholarships?
- Is transportation available?
1 Why Nike Volleyball Camps?
Nike Volleyball Camps provide opportunities for girls and boys to improve their performance and gain new skills. Our camps provide an unforgettable experience for campers to train with the best coaches at top-notch facilities. Join us if you are looking to take your skills to the next level, gain confidence on the court, and have some serious fun!
2 I finished registration, What's next?
- Fill out your Health & Release Forms: Use your confirmation number (in your confirmation email) to complete your health & release forms before the start of camp! Please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/health-and-release-faq/ and review your packet for any camp-specific forms. *If your camper is attending a camp in Massachusetts or Connecticut, please follow the Health & Release Form instructions listed in your Information Packet.
- Read your Info Packet: This will be sent via email 1-2 weeks prior to the camp start date which will provide important information and details about your Nike Volleyball Camp including: Onsite Camp Director contact information, Mandatory Health and Release forms and waivers, Peace of Mind & Cancellation Policy, and Covid-19 safety information.
- Gear Up at the Official Nike Volleyball Camps Store: You can now purchase additional Nike Volleyball Camp gear, packages, and limited-edition items from our camp store! Visit our official merchandise store here: https://usscvolleyball.gearupsports.net/
3 When will I get my confirmation email?
A confirmation email from USSC Notification will be sent 24-48 hours after submitting your registration. Please make sure to check your spam/junk inbox. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you can contact us at [email protected] for assistance.
4 What is Cancellation Protection?
US Sports Camps offers our camp families Cancellation Protection for $100 per session, due at the time of registration. Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of your camp tuition fees paid to date if you cancel for any reason before your final payment date (the first day of the month prior to the month of your camp start date. i.e. final pay date is May 1st if your camp date begins in the month of June). Please note: $100 Cancellation Protection and the Registration Fee are non-refundable.
With Cancellation Protection, if you cancel after your final payment due date and at least 24 hours prior to camp check-in, you will receive a VOUCHER for all tuition fees paid, valid through the following calendar year. Participants who DO NOT attend their registered session (no-shows for any reason) or who do not contact US Sports Camps to cancel at least 24 hours prior to camp check-in will not receive a voucher or refund. Your VOUCHER is transferable to an immediate family member and may be used in the sport in which you initially registered.
For more information, please refer to our Peace of Mind Policy page.
5 How do I redeem my voucher?
Vouchers have to be redeemed over the phone! In order to apply your voucher to your new registration purchase, please give us a call at 1-800-645-3226, and we will be happy to assist you with your registration using the voucher.
6 What is the difference between the Overnight, Extended Day, and Day programs?
Overnight Camps: Experience everything that Nike Volleyball Camps has to offer! Campers will enjoy morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions from an educated coaching staff. The overnight option also includes fun evening activities, all meals throughout the day, and on-campus housing in the dorms.
Extended Day Camps: This option is ideal for commuter campers looking for the full camp experience, but allows campers to return home after a hard day's work. The extended day option will have drop-off and pick-up times each day of camp. This program includes morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions, lunch, dinner, and fun evening activities.
Day Camps: Campers will receive elite-level instruction with morning and afternoon training sessions. Day camps typically run from 9:00am to 3:00pm or 4:00pm (times vary by location). Lunch is provided at select locations.
7 What programs do you offer?
Nike Volleyball Camp locations offer one or more of the following programs: All Skills, Beach All Skills, Advanced, Position Specialty Clinics, Elite/Prospect, Little Volleys, or Team Volleyball. Please note: some of these program offerings are only available at select locations.
All Skills: This program is open to players of all ability levels that are looking to elevate their volleyball skills! Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp.
Beach All Skills: This program is designed to improve campers' skills in the sand. Open to players of all abilities to develop their beach fundamentals and improve their doubles game strategy with other campers.
Advanced: This program is designed for high school players and competitive club players with a commitment to the sport and the ability and motivation to play in college. These intense, challenging programs stress position play, advanced team techniques, and physical conditioning.
Elite/Prospect: This program is geared towards high school and club-level indoor players (ages 14-18) with at least 2-3 years of competitive experience. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques, physical conditioning, and a higher level of competitive play. Players will receive elite-level training that will develop and refine their skills to prepare them for collegiate-level play.
Little Volleys: This program is designed for young players who are just starting out or in the first year of learning the basic skills of volleyball. Campers get a jump-start with their volleyball skills and work on a solid base to build upon after camp.
Clinics: These programs are available at several locations. Position Specialty Clinic, Serving Clinic, Passing/Defense Clinic, Setting Clinic (see "What type of Clinics do you offer?" for more info)
Team Volleyball: The program offers focused group instruction and competitive team play for players and coaches of all skill levels.
8 What type of Clinics do you offer?
Nike Volleyball Camps offers a variety of half-day and full-day clinics. These clinics are designed to focus on one specific skill set and individualize your training experience in a skill that you are looking to improve. Recommended for players of all abilities.
Position Specialty Clinic: These clinics focus on skill development by specific positions. Campers can choose to attend the Setter, Libero, and/or Hitter/Blocker clinics where they will receive specialized training and spend the majority of the time developing the skills needed for their chosen position.
Serving Clinic: This clinic is designed to focus solely on serving the volleyball. Learn how to be confident and aggressive from behind the line! This program will focus on the various techniques of serving, along with improving consistency. Learn how to overhand/jump serve, zone serve, and short serve.
Passing/Defense Clinic: This clinic is designed to focus on ball control and service reception. Learn how to develop a straight, consistent and reliable passing platform! Campers will learn to stay low, balanced, and strong through drill work, challenging games, demonstrations, and maximum repetitions.
Setting Clinic: This clinic will focus on various setting techniques for both front-row and back-row setters, as well as all-around ball control techniques for all positions. Campers will learn and improve their setting technique through various drills, maximum repetitions, and gameplay.
9 What should I bring to a Day or Extended Day camp?
Below is a suggested generic list of clothes, equipment, and personal items to bring with you to camp. This list varies per camp. It is recommended to look directly in your information packet for specific items to bring.
- Athletic, on-court clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Indoor volleyball shoes
- Knee pads
- Water bottle
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Packed lunch and snacks (view camp webpage for details on meals)
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
Please refer to the information packet for more recommended items to bring for an Overnight camp.
10 Can my team come to camp and train together?
Yes! We encourage teams to register and train together to prepare for the upcoming season. Teams can be placed together on the court for all training sessions and games. Please add a note at check-out and mention it to the camp director on day 1.
11 Do you offer group discounts?
Yes! If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp session, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 or email [email protected] with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group to use at check-out.
12 Do you offer scholarships?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
13 Is transportation available?
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time. If you are flying, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.