Nike Volleyball Camp at Prairie View A&M University
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Our Texas volleyball camp at Prairie View A&M University is designed for players to unleash their potential and take their skills to the next level! Athletes, ages 5-18, will receive elite-level from Head Coach, Cheri Lindsay, and her dedicated coaching staff.
This volleyball camp near Houston welcomes players of all abilities to join and compete against other players from Waller County and beyond. Campers will leave this camp with more confidence on and off the court and feeling prepared for the upcoming fall season.
- Elite training from Prairie View A&M coaches & players
- Curriculum from former Seattle University (DI) Coach and his expert staff
- Morning and afternoon training sessions
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes! (multi-day camps only)
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Camp Director Cheri Lindsay
Cheri Lindsay is the Head Volleyball Coach at Prairie View A&M University.View Cheri's Bio ⟩
Lindsay returns to Prairie View A&M University in March 2023 being named the new head women’s volleyball coach.Lindsay, a former PVAMU standout volleyball player returns to her alma mater after being at the helm of the East Central University Tiger’s volleyball program since the Spring of 2020, inheriting a program that was 2-29 and finished last in the Great American Conference with a 1-15 record the previous season. While at ECU, she amassed a record of 35-38 overall and 25-17 in GAC play.
In her first season with the reins, she guided the Tigers to the Great American Conference Championship tournament, which before 2020, ECU volleyball had not made an appearance since 2013.
In 2021, there were more signs of the program turning around as the Tigers achieved their first winning season in school history, set the most wins in a single season, and went on a nine-match winning streak for the longest in program history, finishing with a 15-14 overall record. The previous record was 14 wins in 2009 and 2011.
This past season, ECU volleyball tied their record for most wins in a season with 15 and claimed the No. 5 seed at the Great American Conference Championship tournament.
Becoming the third head coach in program history. Lindsay was named the Oklahoma Coaches Association "coach of the year" for the 2021-22 season. The Tigers had three players named All conference players Taty Garcia, Alejandra Delgado, and Emma Strickland.
In her first season the Tigers went 5-7 overall and 4-6 in the Great American Conference, in a short season to COVID-19. ECU advanced to the GAC Championship Quarterfinals, its first appearance in the GAC Tournament since the 2013 season.
The Tigers also saw Thalianette Garcia claim All-GAC Second Team honors, the first for ECU since 2014 and just the second time an ECU player was named to the second team.
The team also performed well in the classroom, with five earning a spot on the GAC All-Academic Team and four on the D2ADA All-Academic Team.
Lindsay spent the last two seasons as the first assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Seattle University, an NCAA Division I team in the Western Athletic Conference. During her time with the Redhawks, the team advanced to the WAC Tournament both years, saw one All-WAC Second Team pick, the 2018 WAC Setter of the Year, and nine, Academic All-GAC selections.
Before Seattle, Lindsay was the head coach and assistant athletic director at Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.) for three seasons. She was also an adjunct professor in the School of Schools and Athletics at Bethany.
From 2012-14, Lindsay served as an assistant coach at Tiffin University in Ohio. Additional coaching experience includes serving as the head coach for the U15 and U17 Black Swamp Volleyball Club teams.
Lindsay got her coaching start at Prairie View A&M University where she served as a student coach from 2011-12. She played volleyball for the Panthers from 2008-11.
A Denver, Colo., native, Lindsay earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from Prairie View A&M University in 2012 and a Master's in Business Administration from Tiffin University in 2013.
Co-Director Darcie Kaiser
Darcie Kaiser is the Assistant Volleyball Coach at East Central University.View Darcie's Bio ⟩
My name is Coach Kaiser and I am going into my second year coaching collegiate volleyball. I played for 2 years at Sheridan College and then transferred to finish playing for 2 more years at East Central University. I have a Bachelor's in Mathematics and currently working on my Masters in Sports Administration. I was a very versatile player having played every position on the court but I was primarily a pin hitter. I am very big on technique and IQ when it comes to coaching.
Camp Administrator James Finley
James Finley is the former DI Women's Head Volleyball Coach at Seattle University. Coach Finley's camp curriculum will be led an elite training staff made up of current and former college coaches and current and former college coaches.View James Finley's Bio ⟩
Coach James Finley is a former DI volleyball head coach with 21 years of college success. His knowledge and passion for the game has helped thousands of athletes in their pursuit of their volleyball goals. He is meticulous in teaching the critical details of the sport while making the game fun and engaging.
In December of 2019, Seattle University volleyball head coach James Finley announced his retirement after seven seasons leading the Redhawks program and more than 20 years of collegiate coaching.
Finley was named the program’s second head coach in its Division I era in February 2013, following an eight-year term at Virginia Commonwealth. While at the Redhawk helm, he led the program to seven consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament appearances, and amassed 93 wins, second-most in program history.
The Texas-born coach was also responsible for some of the program’s best players as he worked with three-time All-WAC selection Martina Samadan, two-time WAC Setter of the Year Shae Harris, 2015 WAC Newcomer of the Year Jelena Vujcin as well as WAC Freshmen of the Year Iris Ivanis and Katarina Marinkovic.
In his first three seasons, Finley led Seattle U to consecutive winning records in conference play and helped the Redhawks advance to the WAC Tournament semifinal in 2013. The next year, Finley steered the program to a fourth-place finish in the regular-season standings before orchestrating a thrilling run to the title match with victories over Utah Valley and regular-season champion Kansas City. Then, in 2015, the Redhawks notched their best season as a Division I program finishing 18-11 overall and third in league play at 9-5.
During his seven seasons, Finley saw his teams post several top five single-season marks in the Redhawks’ record book including, most aces in 2015 (202), second-most blocks (289.0) in 2014, most digs in 2018 (1,670) and finished the 2019 campaign with the second-most kills (1,429) and digs (1,619).
Finley’s collegiate coaching career spanned 21 seasons, including 19 as a head coach with prior stops at Arizona Western College and VCU. He spent 15 seasons in the NCAA Division I ranks, posting 244 career victories in 477 games.
staff Camp Staff
Our Camp Director will be assisted by a talented staff which may include current and former collegiate coaches and players, club coaches, and high school coaches.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Age Group: 11-18
- Gender: Girls
- Programs: All Skills, Advanced, Serving Clinic, and Little Panthers
- Camp Type: Day Camp, Half Day Clinic
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided, please bring a sack lunch to camp each day.
2023 CAMP DATES
- July 13-15: Advanced Camp (ages 14-18/grades 8-12)
- July 16: Serving Clinic (ages 11-18)
- July 16-17: All Skills Camp (ages 11-15/grades 6-10)
- July 18: Little Panthers Camp (ages 5-10)
- Attend multiple sessions! Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions! Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
ADVANCED CAMP SCHEDULE
- Dates: July 13-15
- Gender/Age: Girls ages 14-18/grades 8-12
- Check-in: 8:00am-9:00am on Thursday
- Check-out: 4:00pm on Saturday
- Daily Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm Thursday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday
- Program: This Advanced program is geared towards high school and club level players, ages 14-18 entering into grades 8-12, with 2 or more years of competitive experience. All athletes MUST have a minimum of 2 years of playing experience outside of middle school and high school volleyball, basic volleyball and position skills, and some understanding of rotation along with the ability to serve overhand. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques, physical conditioning, and a higher level of competitive play. The camp will provide players with, position work & development, skill development, rotations, offensive and defensive systems, and developing a player's ability to read and process the game. In addition, players will work on mindset training and concepts for positive self-talk, confidence building, and methods to handle pressure during competition.
SERVING CLINIC SCHEDULE
- Date: July 16
- Gender/Ages: Girls, ages 11-18
- Check-in: 8:00am-9:00am, Sunday
- Check-out: 11:30am
- Daily Hours: 9:00am-11:30am
- Program: This clinic is designed to focus solely on serving the volleyball. Learn how to be confident and aggressive from behind the line! This program is open to players of all abilities and will focus on the various techniques of serving, along with improving consistency and finding the serve that fits your game best. Campers will learn and improve through drill work, challenging games, demonstrations, and maximum repetitions.
*If you are planning to attend the All Skills Camp after, please bring your lunch. Campers will be supervised between sessions.
ALL SKILLS CAMP SCHEDULE
- Dates: July 16-17
- Gender/Age: Girls, ages 11-15/grades 6-10
- Check-in: 12:00pm-1:00pm on Sunday
- Check-out: 6:00pm on Monday
- Daily Hours: 1:00pm-6:00pm Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm Monday
- Program: This program is geared towards girls and boys ages 11-15/grades 6-9 of with 0-3 years of some playing experience. Campers will be taught the basic skills for all positions, with exposure to volleyball systems, rotations, and competitions. Our 11-12 year old athletes train on the same net height with the lighter ball that is used when playing USA Volleyball 12 and under. Our 13-15 year old athletes go through skill testing and are placed on courts with other campers at their same physical and skill abilities to create success and confidence for each athlete. All campers will be taught the same skills and concepts.
LITTLE PANTHERS SCHEDULE
- Date: July 18
- Gender/Ages: Co-ed, ages 5-10
- Check-in: 8:30am, Tuesday
- Check-out: 12:00pm
- Daily Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Program: This Little Panthers program is designed for young players, who are just starting out or in the first year of learning the basic skills of volleyball. Campers, ages 5-10 years old, will play with a lighter ball and on a lower net to help introduce volleyball skills, motor development, and serious fun!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch each day.
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes. *1-day clinics excluded.
- Volleyballs: Volleyballs are provided for instruction during camp. Campers may purchase a Camp Volleyball at the time of registration, which will be given out on the last day of camp. Fun tip: Have your camp friends sign your ball before you leave!
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by ability, age, and 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.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic, on-court clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Indoor volleyball shoes, well broken-in
- Outdoor athletic shoes
- Knee pads
- Water bottle
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Spending money
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
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.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE VOLLEYBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our volleyball camps please see our FAQ page.
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.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.Show Less See More Camp Details
ALL SKILLS/ADVANCED CAMP SCHEDULE
- 8:30am Campers Arrive
- 9:00am-12:00pm Training Session I
- 12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm-4:00pm Training Session II
- 4:00pm Break, Rest
- 4:00pm-6:00pm Training Session III
- 6:00pm Campers Depart
Prairie View A&M University is located right outside of Houston, Texas.
Camp Questions & Answers
Can I sign up for more than 1 session/program?
Absolutely! Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions. Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game. Many campers will attend more than one session to further refine their skills, compete against new players, or choose a session with a different program focus.
July 19, 2023: My daughter enjoyed it and left camp with a positive mindset toward volleyball.
July 19, 2023: Being able to share the court and learn from current PVAMU volleyball players
July 19, 2023: Beautiful campus and facilities, it was our first experience at Prairie View.
July 20, 2023: Being at the Prairie View facility and having college staff to assist
July 19, 2023: The campus and staff were nice
He gained a better understanding of the basic fundamentals.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.