Nike Volleyball Camp at Claremont McKenna College
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Join Head Coach, Kurt Vlasich, coach of the 2017 NCAA DIII National Champions, at Claremont McKenna College this summer! This Southern California volleyball camp in Claremont provides players of all skill levels with the opportunity to learn new techniques and increase their love of the game.
Campers train alongside other athletes, gain confidence on the court, and learn new skills to help take their game to the next level at this 2019 volleyball day camp at CMC.
- Top coaches and training facilities
- Training for all skill levels
- 1:10 coach to camper ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Director Kurt Vlasich
Kurt Vlasich is the Head Volleyball Coach at Claremont McKenna College. Under Vlasich, the Athenas completed their first sweep in the NCAA Tournament on the biggest stage, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers in straight sets 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-22) to win the first ever NCAA National Championship in program history in 2017.View Kurt's Bio ⟩
Born and raised in the heart of the inland empire, Kurt Vlasich attended Claremont High School where he was part of the charter program at CHS. Vlasich helped form a talented group of players at CHS, and started a men’s program with the Wolfpack in 1993.
He played as a varsity middle blocker in 1993 and 1994 while helping the pack go into CIF both seasons. Vlasich went on to play for Pepperdine University from 1995-1998 under Marv Dunphy where he had successful seasons as both a training setter and a serving specialist during the 1997 season. He graduated from Pepperdine University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Vlasich began his coaching experience when he came back to Claremont High in 1995, 1996, and 1997 as a volunteer assistant coach and setting coach with Don Braunecker. He helped train and develop setters for Claremont High School and worked with other players on a individual basis. Vlasich became JV Head Coach and Varsity assistant in 2001 for the Claremont Men’s program at CHS where he helped win 2 JV tournaments, and lead CHS varsity into the CIF playoffs.
After the 2001 season, Vlasich began coaching in the club ranks and coached the Foothill Volleyball Club Men’s 18-1 team. In the summer of 2001, Vlasich brought a team with below .500 average to over .500 and a substantial improvement at JO’s leading the 18-1 program to flight brackets. The following summer, Vlasich coached the Foothill Boys 18-1 program into the Bronze bracket at Junior Olympics, where his team captured first place in the bronze bracket (12th overall).
In 2002, Vlasich began coaching for an upstart volleyball club in the Inland Empire called Club West Volleyball. From 2003 to 2011, Vlasich was the club director for Club West Volleyball, and also coached at the 17’s and 18’s age groups. Vlasich has coached the Club West 18-1 and 17-1 teams for 11 seasons, and made Junior Olympic appearances in 10 of his 12 seasons. Most notably have been the past 4 seasons, where his 18-1 team has made 4 consecutive 18 Open appearances, and included a seventh place finish Nationally in 2011. In 2014, Vlasich will be part of a team of coaches and administrators who formed a new volleyball club called "Forza 1 Volleyball Club" based in Temecula and Ontario. Vlasich will coach and be an administrator for Forza 1, as well as assist in development and growth for the club in the Inland Empire at the new "Forza 1 Taraflex Complex" in Ontario.
Vlasich began coaching at CMS Volleyball in 2002 under Coach Dianna Graves. He was a fixture as the head assistant coach for nearly a decade. Over the next nine seasons, Vlasich helped build a team that made significant improvements from year to year, and finished in 2010 with an overall record of 18-11 and a 3rd place finish in SCIAC. In 2011, Vlasich was named interim coach of the CMS Volleyball program, and guided the CMS Athenas to a 19-11 record overall with a 10-4 conference record helping CMS make the SCIAC conference playoffs. In 2012, Vlasich was named Head Coach for CMS and 2012 saw similar production for the CMS Volleyball program finishing with a 17-10 overall record and a tie for 4th place in the SCIAC conference with Occidental College. 2013 turned out to be historic for the Athenas, as Vlasich led the team to a 25-7 record and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Vlasich has been an important part of the CMS Volleyball Program and entered 2014 with a young and talented roster hoping to finish at the top of the SCIAC standings once again. After a stellar 2013 season which accumulated 25 wins on the season, Vlasich led the Athenas to a 27-7 record in 2014 and a second place finish in the SCIAC conference. 2014 also saw a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament for the Athenas. In the 2014 NCAA tournament, CMS Volleyball won the NCAA Western Regional Championship and competed in the 2014 Volleyball Championships in Newport News, Virginia as one of the "Elite 8" teams. The CMS Volleyball team finished the 2014 season ranked nationally at number nine by the AVCA. CMS also stayed in the AVCA top 25 national rankings for the duration of the 2013 and 2014 seasons, making it the longest streak of rankings in program history. In 2013, Kurt Vlasich was named the AVCA Division III West Region Coach of the Year, and in 2014 was named SCIAC Coach of the Year.
Coach Vlasich is married to Cindi Vlasich, and they have a 6 year old daughter named Rylan, and a 3 year old daughter named Arden. They currently reside in Upland, California.
This year we are offering two Day Camps that run Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm daily. Camp is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. Click "See More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 15-18
- July 29-August 1
This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULES & INFORMATION
CAMP DATES: JUly 15-18 | July 29-Aug 1
- Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: 4:00pm on Thursday.
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided, please bring a sack lunch to camp each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily volleyball instruction
- Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes.
- Volleyballs: Volleyballs are provided for each camper to use during instruction at camp, so campers do not need to bring their own. Campers do have the option of purchasing a Molten Volleyball for $17 when you register at the time of registration. Balls will be given out on the last day of camp.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes. Campers do not need to bring their own ball.
- Facility: Indoor courts
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
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 have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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 may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-11:30am Skills and small game tactics
- 11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
- 12:15-12:45pm Lecture and demonstration
- 1:00-4:00pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 4:00pm Campers depart
Named in honor of CMC trustee and alumnus George R. Roberts ’66 P’93, the Roberts Pavilion is the spectacular new fitness and events center for Claremont McKenna College and the athletic center for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate, intramural, and physical education programs.
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July 27, 2018: My daughter just loves the experience. She is a beginner in volleyball. During the camp drills and games, she has learned many volleyball techniques. She has made new friends. Her confident level has gone up. Coaches’ instructions were clear and drills were fun. Just a great experience overall. Thank you Coach Kurt!!!
— Jill C. Parent