Nike Volleyball Camp at Marian University
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The 2019 volleyball camp in Indianapolis provides players with top notch instruction from collegiate coaches in a fun and competitive environment.
At this Indiana volleyball camp, players will train under the instruction of Marian University Head Volleyball Coach, Ashlee Pritchard, and her elite staff. Campers will undergo intensive training that combines technical instruction, position specific work, and full scrimmages to help improve their game.
- Excellent training facilities and instruction from collegiate coaches and players!
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Training for all skill levels
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Director Ashlee Pritchard
Head coach Ashlee Pritchard finished her seventh season at the helm of the MU volleyball program in 2018 after being named the program's third head coach on March 24, 2012. She has earned the American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) "Thirty Under 30" award twice in her career.View Ashlee's Bio ⟩
She finished the 2018 season with a 131-93 overall record as the Marian head coach, leading the team to a program best 30-7 record. The Knights won their second straight Crossroads League Regular Season Title after winning in 2017. Pritchard also guided the team to it's first ever Crossroads League Tournament Championship, taking the Knights to the NAIA National Tournament for the second time in school history.
After entering the 2017 season with a career record of 73-78, Pritchard has guided the Knights to a 58-15 mark over the past two seasons (2017-18). Pritchard led the team to it's second straight NAIA Opening Round win, defeating Faulkner in three sets in the inagural volleyball match held in the newly renovated arena. She then followed that win with a 3-0 sweep over No. 8 Northwestern, defeating the first top-10 program in school history while winning the first ever match at the NAIA National Tournament Final Site.
In 2018 Pritchard added to her personal award collection, winning the Crossroads League Coach of the Year for the third straight season. She was also awarded the AVCA All Mid-Central Region Co-Coach of the Year, winning the honor for the second year in a row. She also coached five players to the All-Crossroads League Team, and three to the NAIA AVCA All Mid-Central Region Team.
She finished the 2017 with a 101-86 overall record after leading Marian to 28-8 in 2017, guiding the Knights to the first Crossroads League Title since 1988, and to its first ever NAIA Tournament Appearance, picking up the first ever postseason win in the NAIA Opening Round against Xavier (La.). She earned the 2017 Crossroads League and AVCA NAIA Mid-Central Region Coach of the Year for the second straight season. She led players to the 2017 Crossroads League and AVCA NAIA Mid-Central Region Player of the Year, as well as the 2017 Crossroads League and AVCA NAIA Mid-Central Region Libero of the Year In 2017 she coached five players to the All-Crossroads League teams, as well as three to the AVCA NAIA Mid-Central Region team.
She finished the 2016 season with a 73-78 overall record after an 22-12 campaign in 2016 that saw MU finish 10-8 in league play. She earned the 2016 Crossroads League and AVCA Midcentral Region Coach of the Year. In 2016 she coached six Knights to all-league recognition, including Freshman of the Year Anne Strevels. She has led eight Knights to all-league recognition in her first three seasons and has placed four student-athletes on the all-league first team.
Prior to taking the MU job in 2012, Pritchard, a Pendleton, Ind., native, spent 2009-12 as the assistant coach at Taylor University where she also served as assistant director of athletics for event management. She was a integral part of three Mid-Central College Conference championship teams that also earned berths in the NAIA National Volleyball Championship. In her three seasons as assistant coach, the Trojans were ranked in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Poll and had four student-athletes honored as NAIA All-Americans. The Trojans compiled a 103-24 record, including a 41-1 mark in the MCC, during her time at Taylor University alongside head coach Brittany Smith. In her position at Taylor University, she also served as the recruiting coordinator and focused on defensive specialist and libero training. She was also responsible for the strength and conditioning regiments of the program as well as the day-to-day program operations, including travel.
She has served as a coach for the Munciana Club volleyball program for four seasons prior to Marian at different age levels within the club. She served as an assistant coach for the 12-and-under team in 2009, was the head coach for the 16-and-under program from 2010-11 and was the head coach for the 17-and-under national team in 2012. She also served as coach for the Momentum Volleyball Club from 2006-08 in Upland, Ind., with the 14, 16 and 18 age groups.
Pritchard also has a wide array of volleyball camp experience. She has worked the Liberty Christian Summer Volleyball Camp and worked at the University of Notre Dame Summer Volleyball Camp in 2011. She also served as the top instructional assistant at the Trojan Select Volleyball Camp at Taylor University while an assistant there.
A graduate of Taylor University, Pritchard played volleyball for four years as a Trojan and served as team captain as a senior. As a defensive specialist, she accumulated 1,676 digs in 472 career sets to place her fourth on Taylor's all-time career digs per set list. She was part of back-to-back MCC championships during her final two seasons as a Trojan.
Pritchard graduated from Taylor with a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in management in 2009 and earned a master's degree in sports administration from Liberty University. She and her husband, Nathan, reside in Indianapolis and welcomed their first child, Charlotte, on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
This year we are offering a Day Camp that runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm daily. Camp is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 22-25
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 22-25
- Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday at 2:30pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will follow immediately after.
- 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
- 1:00-3:00pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 3:00pm Campers depart
Marian University is a private university located about four miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on a 200-acre campus.