Nike Volleyball Camp at Denison University
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Our 2019 volleyball camp in Ohio offers girls of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their skills and take their game to the next level with coaches who have a passion for the game.
Under the direction of Head Coach Carter Cassell, this summer volleyball camp in Granville at Denison University delivers a top-notch program with intensive drills, game situations, and positional work. Players will leave with a better understanding of their position, and a great foundation of volleyball fundamentals.
- Instruction from collegiate coaching staff and players
- Excellent training facilities
- 5 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Co-Director Carter Cassell
2018 marks Carter Cassell’s second season as Denison’s head volleyball coach. In his debut season, Denison finished with a 15-14 record and advanced to the NCAC semifinals before being eliminated by Wittenberg. Kristin Thewes and Leah Reinfranck were given All-NCAC honors, with Thewes being named Libero of the Year.View Carter 's Bio ⟩
Cassell comes to Denison after three seasons an assistant coach at Kenyon College. Cassell joined the coaching staff at Kenyon in 2014 along with new head coaching hire, Amanda Krampf. The new staff was charged with rebuilding the Kenyon program and Cassell was heavily involved in all aspects of planning practices, organizing the team’s strength and conditioning to scouting and recruiting. In year’s two and three, Kenyon posted consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1989-90. This year, Kenyon finished 18-12 placing third in the North Coast Athletic Conference regular season standings. Outside hitter Delaney Swanson was named to the All-NCAC first-team and two players earned honorable mention.
In addition to his assistant coaching duties at Kenyon, he also served in various game management roles and was a building manager for the Kenyon Athletic Center.
Cassell is a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University where he received a B.S. in education while majoring in sports industry and minoring in business. In the summer of 2018, Cassell completed his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine.
After a standout prep career which saw him be named the 2010 Ohio Boys Volleyball Player of the Year and a second-team American Volleyball Coaches Association High School All-American. In 2011, Cassell attended Lewis University where he was a member of their NCAA Division I men’s volleyball team. He transferred to Ohio State the following year and was a member of the Buckeyes’ nationally-ranked club volleyball team. In 2013 he was named the Big Ten Men’s Volleyball Association Player of the Year.
Cassell is the seventh head volleyball coach at Denison. He takes over the reins from Sarah Graves who went 26-31 in her two seasons with the Big Red.
Co-Director Lindsay Brewer
Lindsay Brewer enters her third year as an assistant volleyball coach in 2018. Brewer comes to Denison after an impressive playing career at Hiram College.View Lindsay Brewer's Bio ⟩
A 2016 Hiram graduate, Brewer left as the only player in program history to be named to the AVCA All-American team in two consecutive seasons.
Last season, she posted a career-high 462 kills and became the seventh player in program history to total 1,000 career kills. A four-year starter, Brewer boasts a career hitting percentage of .270 with 1,323 kills and 202 blocks.
This year we are offering a 3-day All Skills Camp and three 1-day Position Specialty Clinics. All camps and clinics run from 9:00am-3:00pm daily and are geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. Click "See More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 15-17 (All Skills Camp)
- July 18 (Passing/Defense)
- July 19 (Attacking)
- July 20 (Setting)
CAMP PROGRAM OFFERINGS
All sessions are open to players of all abilities, unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
ALL SKILLS 3-Day Camp
This program is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all skill levels. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
POSITION SPECIALTY 1-Day CLINICS
These clinics are geared towards players, ages 10-18, wanting to hone their skills in a specific position. Campers can choose to attend the Passing/Defense, Attacking, or Setting camp and receive specialized training on the latest techniques.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE & INFORMATION
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
All Skills Day Camp: July 15-17
- Daily Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am-9:00am on Monday
- Check-out: 3:00pm on Wednesday
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch each day.
Position specialty clinicS: july 18 (Passing/defense) | July 19 (attacking) | july 20 (setting)
- Daily Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am-9:00am
- Check-out: 3:00pm
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily volleyball instruction
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities
- 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 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 balls.
- 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.
Nike Volleyball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service. The closest airport to campus is Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, OH.
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. Stretching & warm up.
- 9:15am Training Session I
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Training Session II
- 3:00pm Day Campers depart
Denison University's campus is located in Granville, OH about 30 miles east of Columbus.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 23, 2018: She loved how it was very much a skill training camp and not a lot of playing games on the court. She loved it when they corrected her if she was not doing the correct movements, and the encouragements that the coaches would say. She also had a great time making new friends from all over.
— Trish T. Parent
Loved the dorms!
July 18, 2018: The coaches gave great advise and my daughter improved her skills. Staying in the dorm with all the girls was fun and helps the girls learn to get along with different people.
— Tamara P. parent
July 22, 2017: Great location and friendly/encouraging staff! Was excited to learn new drills and games.
— Emilee B. Camper
July 21, 2017: Highlights included fun friends, great coaching, and new learned skills!
— Annie H. Camper
Increased confidence in the sport!
July 19, 2017: Ella won the red award which she was soooooooo happy about it gave her confidence that she was a good player, thank you so much for that! She did mention that swimming in the pool would have been nice. Thanks for all you have done for her this past few days!!
— Eve H. Parent
July 19, 2017: My daughter loved everything about this camp. She said the staff was great and she learned a lot from attending this camp!
— Wendy S. Parent
Helped improve her skills!
July 19, 2017: This was her second year. It allows her to be independent. She made some new friends (girls she's played against in club ball). She felt she improved her hitting (she's an OH) and let her explore setting.
— Tracy U. Parent
Learned new skills and met new people
July 17, 2016: As a first year camper I really enjoyed meeting new people, staying in the dorms, and learning new skills. Would definitely go back!
— Sandy P. Camper
Improved my skills
July 20, 2016: I would really recommend this camp to anyone who wants to improve on their volleyball skills. I really liked the facilities and the staff, and I would totally do it again.
— Emma H. Camper