Otterbein University Nike Volleyball Camp
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Join Otterbein University Head Coach Monica Wright and her superb coaching staff for an unforgettable volleyball camp experience in Westerville.
This summer volleyball camp in Ohio is open to girls and boys of all ability levels. Our coaching staff strives to help athletes improve their skills and reach their full potential, while making new friends and having a blast.
- Excellent dining and training facilities
- 5-6 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Training for girls & boys of all skill levels
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Director Monica Wright
Head Coach Monica Wright, now in her 10th season at the helm, arrived to Westerville in 2007 and has become the most successful coach in the history of the Otterbein Volleyball program. Her career record stands at 172-119 entering the year.View Monica Wright's Bio ⟩
Otterbein won its first Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) title in 2012, going 26-8 and defeating Mount Union in the league's tournament championship match. The program made four- consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances spanning 2010-13, it's first four in school history.
Wright and the Cards strung together a school-record 15-match winning streak during the 2011 season, which saw a 26-6 overall record and a five-set victory over eventual national champion Wittenberg University.
Otterbein has garnered six AVCA All-American awards and four CoSIDA Academic All-America awards over the last four seasons. The program cracked the national Top-25 poll for the first time ever in 2012 and reached as high as No. 8 in 2013.
Wright came to Otterbein in 2007 from Mount Union, where she served as assistant volleyball coach while also assisting in men’s and women’s track and field. While at Mount Union, Wright took part in a volleyball program that improved from 15-16 in 2005 to 22-10 in 2006.
A 2005 graduate of Wittenberg, she was a two-time All-American outside hitter in helping lead the Tigers into the NCAA Division III Tournament four times, including two advancements into the Elite Eight. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management and, in 2012, earned a master's degree in business administration from Otterbein.
Wright has also coached several club volleyball teams, including stints as head coach for a Mid Ohio club team for 15-year-olds (2006), and a Midwest Elite open team for 16-year-olds (2005). She also hosts Otterbein volleyball overnight and day camps for different ages and skill levels, ranging from young newcomers to college bound players.
Wright and her husband, Bobby, a 2007 Otterbein graduate and former baseball player, were recently married in December of 2014. They currently reside in Westerville.
This year we are offering a 3-Day Camp (Monday-Wednesday) for girls entering 3rd-7th grade (ages 7-12) and a 4-Day Camp (Monday-Thursday) for girls and boys entering 4th-10th grade (ages 8-16). Both camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm daily and are geared towards players of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 CAMP DATES
- June 4-6 (Girls | Grades 3-7/Ages 7-12)
- June 25-28 (Girls & Boys | Grades 4-10/Ages 8-16)
Camps are open to players 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.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULES & INFORMATION
CAMP DATES: JUNE 4-6 (Girls | Grades 3-7/Ages 7-12)
- Daily Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Wednesday at 3:30pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will follow immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is provided.
CAMP DATES: JUNE 25-28 (Girls & Boys | Grades 4-10/Ages 8-16)
- Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday at 3:30pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will follow immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is provided.
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 $15 when you register at the time of registration. Balls will be given out on the last day of camp.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPTMENT & 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
Otterbein University is located in Westerville Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.
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July 5, 2018: Alyssa said she enjoyed working on her skills and all the competitions. She only said she wishes there was AC.
— Willim H. Parent
Excited about camp!
July 3, 2018: My child would always come home and tell me about her day at the camp. I could tell that she was very excited and had lots of fun.
— Mary F. Parent
June 30, 2018: The overall attention/feedback and experience the kids gain is great. It’s nice they notice the level of play and moves the kids around for more of a challenge. As a parent I am impressed how personable all the coaches are with the students and how they remember their names! Monica Wright and the Otterbein Vball players are a great mentor for my daughter. They even go out of their way to acknowledge her in the stands at Otterbein vball games.
— Greg & Robin L. Parents
June 29, 2018: Meeting new friends and gaining knowledge of a sport she wants to keep getting better at. She was very encouraged from the 4 days. She has more confidence and love of the game!
— Cheryl R. Parent
Loved being on a College campus
June 29, 2018: My daughter loved getting to play volleyball in a college gym and being coached by college players was a great thing for my daughter!
— Becki J. Parent
June 29, 2018: She had a great time. The camp was very organized and ran smoothly. She's looking forward to next year.
— Tracy L. Parent
June 29, 2018: My daughter had lots of fun. She felt the coaches gave her positive feedback when she did something well and helpful corrections when she needed help.
— Penny A. Parent
She didn't want to leave!
June 24, 2018: Some highlights were that my daughter felt accomplished and excited to have won one of the daily challenges, she never complained about the duration of the camp and was actually mad each day when I camp to pick her up, and that she could see herself being a counselor one day when she is in college on a volleyball team... first time she has ever through she could play in the future.
— Maureen S. Parent
June 11, 2018: Three days of vb, yummy lunch, winning serving and setting competitions. I would recommend but with the preface that it's more for a new to vb player, not one with three years of club!
— Tamara E. Parent
Made so many new friends!
June 7, 2018: Our daughter LOVED camp! She didn't attend with any friends and I was a little concerned about that, but after the first day she had already made a bunch of friends and was having a blast. She really had a great three days and wished camp lasted longer.
— Donna R. parent
Her passion for volleyball increased!
June 7, 2018: My daughter loved being there with all the girls and having fun but also being challenged. She also won most spirited.
— Julie P. parent
June 7, 2018: She had a great time meeting new girls and working on her skills. She is trying out for middle school volleyball team and really wanted help with her skills. She also loved eating in the university cafeteria.
— Sarah B. Parent
June 9, 2018: My daughter said she had so much fun and it was very organized and she loved the coaches especially Alana and Haley! She would definitely come back again!
— Tami C. parent
Improved her serve!
July 13, 2017: My child had a hard time serving from the end line but with all this practice she can now do it!
— Megan G. Parent
July 11, 2017: My daughter's highlights included the camp environment and friendly coaches.
— Jaun S. Parent
Great for the family!
July 10, 2017: I loved that my oldest daughter (11) could attend my youngest daughter's (7) first camp. It gave the little sister comfort in her first volleyball and camp experience.
— Elizabeth M. Parent
July 10, 2017: We had a great camp experience with plenty of opportunities to practice skills and compete for points.
— Tisha C. Parent
Left camp inspired!
July 10, 2017: Jada had a lot of fun and made quite a few new friends. Her primary interest was perfecting and becoming consistent with her overhand serve and becoming a better setter. I believe she got quite a bit of practice in each area and was inspired to practice more at home and on the weekend.
— Holly W. Parent
Improved her hitting!
July 9, 2017: Taylor improved her hitting and learned a jump serve. Her passion for the sport was ignited at this camp!
— Tamara P. Parent
Safe environment to improve!
July 5, 2017: Kyla learned a lot and she can do overhand serving now with self confident. Staffs are really helpful and know what they're doing and safe environment. My daughter had so much fun and made friends. She will definitely come back next year. I will highly recommend it to family and friends!
— Zaima R. Parent
June 30, 2017: She enjoyed every aspects of the camp. She met new friends, and learned skills to help her improve her game. Really enjoyed the camp. The only complaint she had was the food.
— Stephanie V. Parent
Enjoyed game play!
June 30, 2017: She was able to try different stations, setting for example, and enjoyed game play and playing quads.
— Sandy H. Parent
Learned new skills!
June 29, 2017: Her favorite parts were her coach (Marie) because she was very nice and helpful, and she felt like she got better and also learned new skills.
— Emily C. Parent
June 29, 2017: Was able to get one-on-one instruction, which was helpful. A positive experience and I'm happy my child was able to participate in the camp.
— Rebecca C. Parent
Made new friends!
June 29, 2017: This camp definitely helped my daughter gain interest with the game and make new friends!
— Edwin P. Parent
Can't wait to go back
July 15, 2016: My daughter was highly motivated by the coaches each day. She felt successful and couldn't wait to go back each day! I loved the evaluation paper at the end. It showed me what skills had been worked on and how my daughter measured up.
— Delaney B. Parent
Great first camp experience
July 5, 2016: My daughter enjoyed the entire experience. Her camp coach did a good job and she made several new friends as she was one of the few girls that came to camp solo. She enjoyed spending time on a college campus that was safe, easy to maneuver and gave her a great "first" experience with a college campus. The camp was designed with every skill level and position in mind and taught the girls accordingly. We had a great experience.
— Jessica B. Parent
July 1, 2016: I would recommend this camp to anyone who wants to learn how to play volleyball or just to work on their skills. I had a great experience and didn't feel left behind since I had never played volleyball before. All of the other girls in my group were very encouraging and would give me pointers along with the coach to help me succeed and to help me do my best.
— Samantha R. Camper
One on one help
July 1, 2015: The coaches are great with pulling kids aside and giving them that extra one on one help if needed.
— Rachel F. Parent
June 30, 2015: This camps work towards not only improving skills but sportsmanship. There was always positive feedback and reinforcement. My daughter’s whole outlook on the game changed in just those 4 days.
— Emma C. Parent
June 28, 2015: The volleyball camp at Otterbein was eye opening. I learned new drills, interacted with new people, and continued getting better. This camp allows you to hear someone else's coaching style other than what you're used to. I recommend this camp.
— Katherine S. Camper
They have lots of drills and exercises that teach you hands on certain skills. Each skill hitting, setting, and bumping, had its own branch and they went into depth. They had good coaches, fun games, and helped you get to know your fellow campers. You never get bored!
— Camper '14
Exposed to different players
Girls met a lot of different players while competing against each other and learning the game of volleyball.
— Parent '14
The camp is very organized with a friendly staff who worked great with the girls. My daughter's skills did improve and she had a great time. I feel it was money well spent. She will return next summer.
— Parent '14
My daughter learned more in those 4 days then she did through local volleyball team she was on last school year!
— Parent '13
Great camp experience! Wonderful instruction, great sportsmanship and my daughter can't wait to play again.
— Parent '13
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