Nike Volleyball Camp at Sacred Heart University
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Our college volleyball camp in Connecticut is designed to help players develop their skills through a mix of drills, games and competitive play. Campers will train under Division I Sacred Heart University Volleyball Coaches, Rob Machan and Kim Roleder, for high level coaching and a great camp experience!
The girls volleyball camp in Fairfield will give players the opportunity to unleash their potential and prepare them for the upcoming 2023 season. Our All Skills, Position Specialty and Advanced camp programs allow players with varying skill levels to improve at their own pace!
- Instruction from SHU coaches and players who have held the Northeast Conference Champion title on multiple occasions!
- Best facilities in the North East (Air Conditioned Training Facility)
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
- Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes! (multi-day camps only)
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Camp Director Rob Machan
Rob Machan is the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Sacred Heart University.View Rob Machan's Bio & Volleyball Tips ⟩
Rob Machan took over the head coaching reigns of the Sacred Heart University women's volleyball program in 2007 and has molded the team into a Northeast Conference powerhouse. He has the Pioneers’ sights set on a third-straight championship in 2021 and the fifth during his tenure.
During an abbreviated 2020-21 season that was played in spring, Machan led the Pioneers to an undefeated 10-0 record in conference play. Sacred Heart nearly swept the end of the year awards with Machan earning Coach of the Year for the fourth time (2009, 2010, 2019, 2020-21). Junior Sarah Ciszek was named NEC Offensive and Setter of the Year while Dominque Felix captured Rookie of the Year.
Postseason accolades have become the standard at Sacred Heart under Machan’s leadership. Ciszek is the fifth Pioneer to earn Player of the Year while winning Setter of the Year for the third year in a row. She added Sacred Heart’s first AVCA All-Region accolade in five years. Felix’s award gave SHU five Rookie of the Year honors. In addition, Sacred Heart has had 26 All-NEC selections.
Just three years after taking over the program, the Pioneers posted 23 victories in 2009. A year later Sacred Heart won the first of two-straight titles with a school-record 29-7 mark. SHU went 27-8 the following season and was back in the NCAA Tournament. That year the Pioneers became the first NEC school to win a set in the NCAA Tournament against a ranked team as they fell in four sets to No. 11 Stanford.
After an eight-year absence, the Pioneers climbed their way to the top of the NEC in 2019. Sacred Heart swept in-state rival Central Connecticut State in the tournament finale. The Pioneers lost to top-ranked Baylor in the first round of the tournament.
Machan spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California where he helped the Trojans win back-to-back National Championships in 2002 and 2003. USC made four appearances in the NCAA Final Four and captured a trio of Pac-10 titles. He coached 14 All-Americans and four Olympians, including April Ross who won a gold medal in beach volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics.
Following his stint at USC, Machan spent two years as an assistant coach in at Azusa Pacific University, where he helped guide the Cougar program back to the NAIA Tournament in 2005 for the first time since 2000. Azusa then matched that feat again in 2006, marking the first time in school history the Cougars received back-to-back bids to the tournament.
With nearly than 30 years of coaching experience, Machan has excelled at every level. He founded the Long Beach Volleyball Club in 1986 and Power/Asics Nova Volleyball Club in 1995. He coached Long Beach Club for six seasons, worked with the Magnum Volleyball Club for two years and then spent five years with Power/Asics Nova. Starting in 1991, his club teams earned medals in the Junior Olympic National Open Tournament nine times, including three gold.
Machan earned his bachelor’s degree in english from USC. He and his wife Christy have three children – Danielle, Joshua and Matthew. Matthew is a member of the SHU men’s soccer team.
Volleyball Tips by Rob Machan:
- Nike Volleyball Tip: Libero, a Defensive Specialist
- 3 volleyball drills to help your movement on the court
- How to Stay Healthy and Get Stronger During the Volleyball Offseason
- College Volleyball Recruiting Process: Tips from College Volleyball Coaches
- 5 Volleyball Tips To Help You Stand Out at Tryouts
Head Coach Kim Roleder
Kim Roleder is the Associate Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Sacred Heart University.View Kim's Bio ⟩
Kim Roleder joined the Sacred Heart women's volleyball staff prior to the 2013 season as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, after spending a year as the Pioneers' the volunteer assistant coach. In August 2017 she was promoted to Associate Head Coach.
- Head coach of TCA, a local club volleyball team, for the last five years and has been Co-Director for the last three
- Alternate Director and Coach of the largest Nike Volleyball Summer Camp in the country held at Sacred Heart
Playing Career Highlights
- Completed and trained in USA Volleyball Pipeline from 2003-2008
- Graduated high school as the number three ranked recruit in the nation and was one of USAV's Fab 50 College Freshmen after leading Pasadena High School to its first ever CIF Championship in 2006 and earning a National Division Gold Medal at the Girls Junior National Championships in 2007
- As a player at the University of Southern Califiornia, she helped the Trojans to two Division I NCAA final four appearances
- In her graduate season at Sacred Heart, she helped SHU to its second straight NEC title and NCAA Appearance
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!
Please note: Last year, all camps SOLD OUT at this location. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
- Age Group: 10-18*
- Gender: Girls
- Programs: All Skills (ages 10-18), Position Specialty (ages 10-18) & Advanced (ages 14-18)
- Camp Types: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter)
- Facility: Indoor courts and one grass court rotation
- Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
*Overnight campers must be entering 6th grade or above in the Fall per Sacred Heart University policies.
2023 CAMP DATES
- July 23-26: All Skills
- July 26-28: Position Specialty (Hitter, Setter, Libero)
- July 28-31: Advanced
ATTEND MULTIPLE SESSIONS!
Want more training and a longer stay at camp? We encourage campers to maximize their camp experience by linking consecutive camp sessions together. Players have the option to attend All Skills (July 23-26) followed by Position Specialty (July 26-28) OR campers ages 14-18 can link Position Specialty (July 26-28) followed by Advanced (July 28-31). Campers will be supervised between sessions.
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.
ALL SKILLS CAMP
- Dates: July 23-26, Sunday-Wednesday
- Gender/Ages: Girls, Ages 10-18
- Check-in: 2:00pm on Sunday
- Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend! Check-out will follow immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule*: Sunday: 2:00pm-8:30pm, Monday-Tuesday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Wednesday: 9:00am-11:30am
- Meals: Lunch and dinner will be provided for Extended Day campers. All meals will be provided for Overnight campers.
- All Skills: This All Skills program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for volleyball; passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. Campers can expect instruction on offensive and defensive skills through team play.
POSITION SPECIALTY CAMP
- Dates: July 26-28, Wednesday-Friday
- Gender/Ages: Girls, Ages 10-18
- Check-in: 2:00pm on Wednesday
- Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Friday. Parents are invited to attend! Check-out will follow immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule*: Wednesday: 2:00pm-8:30pm, Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Friday 9:00am-11:30am
- Meals: Lunch and dinner will be provided for Extended Day campers. All meals will be provided for Overnight campers.
- Position Specialty: This Position Specialty program is geared towards players wanting to hone their skills in a specific position or skill. Campers choose one position to focus on for the duration of camp and receive specialized training on the latest techniques. Position Specialty options include: hitter, setter, and libero.
- Dates: July 28-31, Friday-Monday
- Gender/Ages: Girls, Ages 14-18
- Check-in: 5:30pm on Friday
- Check-out: Graduation is at 2:30pm on Monday. Parents are invited to attend! Check-out will follow immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule*: Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-8:30pm, Monday: 9:00am-2:30pm
- Meals: Campers should eat dinner before arriving on Day 1. Lunch and dinner will be provided for Extended Day campers. All meals will be provided for Overnight campers.
- Advanced: This Advanced program is geared toward high school and club-level players (ages 14-17/grades 9-12) with 2-3 years of competitive experience. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques, physical conditioning, and a higher level of competitive play.
*Wave Schedule for Extended Day Campers: Extended Day Campers check-in is at the time stated above on the first day of their camp. Everyone will receive a pick-up and drop-off schedule at check-in on the first day. Extended Day camper daily arrival and departure times may vary slightly based on a wave schedule. Campers will be assigned to their wave on the first day of camp. Extended Day Campers should be dropped off and picked up at the volleyball courts.
The information below is subject to change each year.
- Dorms Name: Mother Teresa Hall
- Dorm Style: Traditional Resident Hall
- Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room, 2 per pod
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Bathrooms: Shared with pod
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or a sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: Yes!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- 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 age, ability, 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 balls.
- Facility: Indoor courts and one grass court rotation
- A/C in Gym: Yes
- 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.
ALL CAMPERS (OVERNIGHT & COMMUTERS):
- Athletic training clothes (t-shirts, shorts)
- Indoor volleyball shoes, well broken-in
- Outdoor athletic shoes
- Knee pads
- Water bottle*
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Packed lunch (if required for commuters)
- 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)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Bed sheets (if linens not provided)
- Comforter or sleeping bag (if linens not provided)
- Pillow and pillowcase (if linens not provided)
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.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
It was awesome!
August 14, 2021: " She loved the tournament days because they were able to put all of their skills that they had practiced to the test. Also loved the grind of working on the little things/skills that are going to make her a great player. It was awesome to work with the players on the team!"
— Roger A., Parent
Thoroughly enjoyed herself
August 9, 2021: "She enjoyed team-building skills and the enthusiasm and encouragement she had received while at camp. She thoroughly enjoyed herself.
— Cheryl T., Parent
Will definitely be back for another camp!
August 7, 2021: "My daughter improved her hitting and serving skills after just one day at this camp. The staff was friendly and encouraging and events were well organized. No time was wasted. Also, the facility and lunch provided were excellent! Great work - she will definitely be back for another camp!"
— Jeanne P., Parent
July 31, 2021: "Grace loved camp. She gained confidence and learned a lot. She definitely wants to go back next year."
— Toni C., Parent
Overall she said it was a great experience.
August 8, 2019: Christine has a great time. She loved the team format and made some great friends. She also really liked how the coaches and current players were so involved in the camp. Christine learned a lot about technique & game management.
— Tom C. Parent
August 7, 2019: Gia had an amazing experience. She loved being challenged and taught new techniques and tweaking existing ones. The entire coaching staff maintained a positive and encouraging environment. Gia is very grateful to have had this experience
— Caterine S. Parent
August 7, 2019: Emily loved her coach she felt like everyone there was there to play and have fun. Everyone that was there the better and someone in a matter what level they started at. Her experience was exceptional.
— Sharon L. Parent
She wants to return next year!
August 7, 2019: Layla had a great experience. She reported that the coaching staff was excellent, that it was well organized, that the food was good. She said that she felt strongly that her skills improved. The campus environment was great, the rooms were great (a/c greatly appreciated).
— Lily B. Parent
Facilities are amazing
August 7, 2019: Friendly staff, clean AC dorms, good food.
— Kara S. Parent
The camp exceeded our expectation! Thank you.
August 4, 2019: Lillie liked interacting with the coaches and getting the perspective of college volleyball players. I was pleased that the players were leveled according to their ability and that Lillie received rigorous training and feedback.
— Kelly G. Parent
Thank you! See you next summer!
August 4, 2019: The best volleyball camp in CT! SHU coaches are awesome and challenge you to work hard on your skills to reach your potential. My daughter enjoyed both the Position Specialty and the Advanced sessions. Bonus- making friendships with other campers from around the country and getting tips and encouragement from SHU’s Division 1 volleyball players, who are great role modes for developing players. My daughter feels super prepared and more confident entering high school tryouts, very enthusiastic about continuing to improve new skills she learned at camp (jump serve and slides especially) and left with even more love for the game.
— Kristin D. Parent
Great job Nike and SHU volleyball!
July 16, 2019: Caroline enjoyed the camp so much she asked to stay for the second session! The SHU players/coaches and head coach were amazing with the players and fantastic role models for the girls. She improved her skills and continues to practice what she learned every day. I think she would have asked to attend the third camp if they had one!
— Stacy E. Parent
She loved it so much
July 16, 2019: There were so many highlights! The individualized attention given to Carli (and each camper) was incredible and an absolute high point of her time there. How each coach knew Carli by name, skill, needs, goals was simply incredible. How the staff went above and beyond to make her feel encouraged and confident in herself and her skills was more than we could have imagined.
— Francine S. Parent
This camp really helped her
July 16, 2019: This camp was well run and organized. It was very structured and campers were grouped according to the general ability which is a very basic need for skills to improve. My daughter found this camp to be very helpful and enjoyable and we will be very likely to return next year.
— Elizabeth F. Parent
July 16, 2019: Sofia thought this was one of the best volleyball camps she has been to over the years in terms of the quality of instruction, amount of time working on volleyball and the coaching. Thank you!! Also, the facilities were very nice and I hear the food was very good.
— Heather D. Parent
Camp was great
July 14, 2019: Emma raved about the camp. She made new friends and learned new skills. Overall she had a very positive experience. Thanks so much!
— Lori G. Parent
She is excited for next summer!
July 13, 2019: Sydney learned so much, the coaches and staff were great and she can’t wait to go back next year!
— Lori A. Parent
She worked hard at camp
July 13, 2019: She felt that the instructors took the time to teach skills necessary to her position. She felt that the workouts although challenging improved her skills. She felt the opportunity to have a pair of coaches was helpful as they were able to make her learning specific to her needs.
— Kathy R. Parent
August 02, 2018: This was a great team bonding experience and I loved the tournament play! I wish camp was longer!
— Sophia L. Parent
August 1, 2018: She loved being in a college campus. There was a lot of variety of food. She met many new people and got to sleep in a dorm.
— Andrew A. Parent
August 1, 2018: This was my daughter’s favorite camp ever! We weren’t even out of the gym on the last day of her second session and she was already begging to return next summer! The Sacred Heart Univ. campus and gym are gorgeous, the camp was extremely well organized, the staff were all outstanding athletes and fantastic role models for the campers! Every day we were told tons of stories of volleyball drills and games played, new friends made, how the counselors made every day so fun, etc. I highly recommend this camp and we will definitely be returning next summer!
— Kristin D. Parent
Loved the position camp
July 31, 2018: I think the coaches really made it fun because they were from the college team and showed us what a real team looks like. Also the specialty camp was fun because each coach taught their own specialty so they knew what they were talking about.
— Irene W. Parent
Met new friends!
July 31, 2018: A major high light was that she was able to make new friends and comfortably play on the court with her new teammates she never played with before.
— Masashi M. Parent
Made lasting memories
July 31, 2018: My daughter loved the tournaments with her team that she had for the duration of the camp. She became very good friends with her teammates and she said that made her experience a lot more enjoyable.
— Amy G. Parent
July 23, 2018: This was my daughter’s favorite camp experience ever! Highly organzied camp in a remarkable facility on a beautiful campus! Definitely has the wow-factor! My middle school aged daughter was a day camper for the All Skills and Position Specialty sessions. The coaches and college players as counselors were fantastic, they were great role models! They made every day so much fun while keeping her focused on working to improve her skills. She made a bunch of new friends, won some camp contests, even raved about the cafeteria’s lunch/dinner food! It couldn’t have been a more positive overall experience! We hadn’t even left the gym on the last day and my daughter was already begging to return next summer! Thank you!!
— Kristin D. Parent
August 7, 2017: My daughter absolutely loved this camp. This is her third time at a Nike camp and this was her favorite. She loved the counselors, the facility and the playing time.
— Laura B. Parent
August 7, 2017: Over the years this camp has proved to be well run, accessible to all abilities, and runs in August while my daughters have been at other non-volleyball camps in July. The August window is great.
— Sarah R. Parent
Camp is terrific!
August 2, 2017: Sacred Heart is a great facility, very easy to reach from Manhattan -- the camp is very challenging. My daughter plays on a travel team and starts for her school's JV team -- she learns a lot each summer. The facility is great -- the dorms are beautiful, clean, and my daughter says the food is great. She has gone two years in a row. Both Nathalie and I think the camp is terrific -- she is happy being in a challenging environment and not being the best person on the team, perhaps because we have always taught her that you don't want to be the best person on the court -- that's not how you improve. She got a lot of play time because she was the only middle on her team -- that was a bonus. She is still growing and improving her skills at this camp, which is what any parent would want. Thank you!
— Donna C. Parent
August 2, 2017: Kirra made many new friends and had fun! (Most of the time). Almost all of the coaches were friendly and engaging. She loved Bruna and Eduardo! There was lots of energy in the gym and made for a great environment. Kirra said the food was really good. She has a love for the game and wants to continue to play as much as she can. She saw what a great experience the older girls were having with their main coach and would love to give this camp another chance.
— Debroah B. Parent
Learned her position!
August 1, 2017: My daughter learned to serve more consistently as well as figuring out which position best fits her.
— Kathleen R. Parent
August 1, 2017: Highlights include the patience and encouragement she received from the coaching staff. In addition to the friendly and positive attitudes of everyone. Everything was great!
— Tenisha W. Parent
August 1, 2017: Julie enjoyed attending camp very much. She especially loved the tournament.
— Dawn H. Parent
Learned a lot!
August 1, 2017: She had the most fun and she absolutely loved her team and her coach and the new skills she learned and came home and said she can't wait for school season/club season to begin she said she'd absolutely do it again. She came home asking if next time she could go for a longer period of time.
— Maura M. Parent
High Quality Coaches!
July 28, 2017: I loved the tournament play, Creating team name/posters, Meeting new people, Getting to watch the coaches play, Receiving instruction and feedback from qualified college level players, Coaching staff was high quality with a very nice, friendly, effective manner. They really seemed to understand the age group, development level and made it fun!
— Jocelyn H. Parent
July 27, 2017: Improved skills, and learned other and new skills and positions. Also, got a lot of constructive and helpful feedback to help her in the future.
— Siobhan S. Parent
July 26, 2017: My daughter expressed that the spirit and energy were really great at this camp!! She loved the position specialty portion and said it was very helpful.
— Jayme W. Parent
July 26, 2017: Learning new techniques, modeling by very talented players, and staying in the dorm and the good food :) My daughter was one of the youngest participants but she said the older kids and counselors were very welcoming and encouraging. Overall it was a great experience for her! Thank you!
— Kathleen H. Parent
Enjoyed meeting new friends!
July 26, 2017: My daughter enjoying dorm life with old friends and meeting new friends. playing VB with new set of people.
— Cindy C. parent
July 25, 2017: She had an amazing experience at Nike Volleyball Camp. She made a lot of new friends and learned a lot more skills. She is looking forward to coming next year.
— Helen C. Parent
July 25, 2017: The first day my daughter texted me during camp about how she loves it and wish she stayed for the extra day for position specialty!
— Jennifer F. parent
July 25, 2017: The people were so nice and she really had a great time.
— Debby D. Parent
August 10, 2016: Very good camp for beginners and advance players alike. The atmosphere is safe and a team spirit is encouraged. The coaches are great and are truly fun to be around. The food is excellent as well. I would definitely go again!
— Jamile J. Camper
Great for any age and level!
July 31, 2016: The Nike Volleyball Camps are an amazing experience for beginners and advanced players. The staff is amazing, they make you feel like you are part of a big family. These camps are a great experience for any age player!
— Linda H. Camper
July 15, 2016: This camp was a fantastic experience for my daughter. She play tons of volleyball, improved her skills and met really nice girls in the process. The staff is very tentative to needs both of the camper and the parents. I highly recommend this program!
— Lois P. Parent
Can't wait for next year
August 15, 2015: I originally signed my daughter up as a day camper but after just an hour at camp she was begging me to let her be a boarder. She had a great time and can't wait to go back next year!
— Kim E. Parent
Awesome balance of intensity and fun
August 10, 2015: Sacred Heart University Nike Volleyball Camp was such a great experience and I highly suggest the camp to all girls from the ones discovering their interest in the sport to advanced level girls looking for some pointers on how to get a more consistent pass. In addition to the quality of the sessions, the D1 volleyball team brings the perfect amount of intensity and spirit to the court that is needed for an all-around great camp experience!
— Emily C. Camper
July 28, 2015: I would definitely recommend the Nike camp to others because of their encouraging coaches, fun and challenging drills, and informative practices. I learned so much in four days!
— Susan H. Camper
This camp had a good relationship between staff and campers and it definitely placed a major focus on improving while having fun.
— Camper '15
Instruction was very hands on and motivational. They told you what you were doing wrong but with a positive outlook on what you could do to be better. Having the players as coaches made it a lot better because those girls used to be in the exact position we were in. Overall, just a great camp.
— Camper '14
Now i'm a sports mom!
I'm a sports mom. I would not have been able to say that a short time a go. Under the guidance and instruction of the entire coach staff of the Nike Volleyball Camp at Sacred Heart University, I have been able to see a positive change in my daughter. She WANTS to be an athlete. The staff of the camp have help to foster and strength her athletic talents while booster her inner sole and make her to strive to do and be more. I wish all camps were like Nike Sacred Heart.
— Parent '14
Perfect your form
Every day, there are so many hours of volleyball and you will get so many touches on the ball. The coaches really know the game and will help you to perfect your form.
— Camper '14
My daughter has attended this camp for three years now and loves each session - her game has really improved.
— Parent '13
My daughter loved Nike VB Camp at SHU so much. She said it was the best sports camp she has been to and she has attended many BB and VB camps over the years. The instructors taught her so many new skills and had such positive attitudes. Overall, GREAT experience.
— Parent '13
This is an excellent camp! The coaches are very attentive and assist you at all levels. They followed through to make sure that everyone understood proper technique.
— Camper '13
High caliber instructors
I would highly recommend the camp. The instructors are of high caliber and they know the game very well. They are not lazy and they care about the kids and look at where the player needs help. I will come back it's a awesome camp.
— Camper '12
What a positive experience for my daughter. She came out of the camp prepared and confident for making her high school team. And she made it! Thank you.
— Parent '12
Prepare for Tryouts
I had an amazing time at the Nike volleyball camp at Sacred Heart. My coach was amazing and taught me a lot of new techniques to work on. I learned so much there and became a better volleyball player by going to this camp. It got me ready for tryouts.
Friendly and Intense
I am from Canada and I traveled all the way from Montreal to Sacred Heart University to do this camp. I really wanted to improve my volleyball skills, so I stayed for 3 sessions. The many drills we did really allowed me to practice and get better. Even though I did not know anyone, I made some great friends and the coaches are super nice! If you like volleyball and want to improve in a friendly, but intense environment, the Nike Volleyball Camp at Sacred Heart University is perfect for you!
I do a Nike camp almost every year. My coaches are always surprised when I come back to school because I've improved so much!
I had an awesome time at the Sacred Heart University NIKE Volleyball Camp. I met great friends, coaches, and most importantly grew as a volleyball player. I would recommend the advanced program to players who want a challenging but reasonable camp.
Ready for try-outs
Attending the Nike Volleyball Camp at SHU was a great introduction to competitive play to my soon to be high school daughter. Having no formal training before camp except for recreational volleyball town camps, this was a great insight and experience to let her know what to expect as she tries out for the high school team this fall.
Friendly and wonderful
I love this camp because the environment was so friendly and wonderful. The instructors are very nice and very helpful. We played a ton of volleyball... We definitely got more than we expected.
Good balance of serious instruction and fun
The Nike Volleyball Camp at Sacred Heart University was a wonderful experience. The camp director and staff are well prepared, coordinated and dedicated to provide students both fundamental and advanced volleyball skills, with a right blend of serious instruction and fun. The progress made by all campers was evident.
I definitely would recomend Nike Volleyball Camps. The SHU camp was a wonderful experience. I was pushed out of my comfert zone which caused me to really excel and push myself to the next level. Instruction was great. I learned what the true meaning of team is and what it takes to win. I promise you you would not be let down while attending a Nike Volleyball Camp.
Excellent coaching staff
"Intensive, fun, and rigorous training session. Daughter enjoyed the dorms and made great friends. The coaching staff was excellent."
Didn't want it to end!
"My daughter was new to the sport of volleyball and she had never stayed at an overnight camp. The Nike volleyball Camp combined the right balance of technical skills with building camper spirit and fun. She didn't want the camp to end and she wants to sign up again for next year!"
Very well run
Nike Volleyball camp at Sacred Heart University is one of the best run volleyball camps, for any player, novice to advanced. My daughters have been attending these programs for years and have improved greatly each season.
The Nike Volleyball Camp at Sacred Heart University blends instruction for individualized positions, court awareness, and overall skill-building that allows for any level of player to benefit. The whole camp environment is very fun, but conversely intense which makes for a lot of improvement for a camper!
Amazing energy and instruction
This camp is an energy and instruction filled environment with places for players of all levels to participate comfortably in differing drills and games while learning the skills as well as the big picture to the game of volleyball.
Nike volleyball camp has taught me how to be aggressive and competitive, along with learning how to be positive and support and cheer on my team. The camp has made me confident in playing and I improved tremendously within the 4 days. It was some of the most intense, sore, and memorable 4 days of my life. I would do it 100 times again
Get ready for tryouts
My daughter loved the camp and loved sleeping over and getting to know other players from high schools across CT and NY too! She learned a new kind of serve that the varsity players do and thought that it looked good by the time she left the camp. Great preparation for high school tryouts.
I loved the camp! I met a lot of great people and the coaches made it so much fun! This was not my first time and will definitely not be my last!
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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.