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Get better this summer at our volleyball camp in Fairfield at Sacred Heart University. Led by SHU Women's Volleyball Coach, Rob Machlan, these summer camps for kids provide the opportunity for players to improve their skills and have lots of fun!

Our Connecituct volleyball camp offers a variety of camps to suit the needs of all players, including All Skills, Advanced and Position Speciality programs.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from collegiate coaching staff and players
  • 6-7 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Variety of programs for all skill levels
  • All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Rob Machan 2015

    Camp Director Rob Machan

    Rob Machan took over the head coaching reigns of the Pioneers women's volleyball program in 2007 and has molded the team into a Northeast Conference powerhouse.  

    View Rob Machan's Bio

Camp Details

This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camps for girls of all ability levels. Campers can choose between All Skills (ages 10-18), Advanced (ages 14-18) and Position Specialty (ages 10-18) programs. See "More Camp Details" for further information.


  • July 22-25 (Advanced)
  • July 25-26 (Position Specialty)
  • July 29-Aug 1 (All Skills)
  • Aug 2-3 (Position Specialty)
  • Aug 3-6 (Advanced)
  • 2018 dates coming soon!
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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

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.


This program is geared towards high school and club level players (ages 14-18/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.

Position Specialty

This program is geared towards players, ages 10-18, wanting to hone their skills in a specific position. Campers choose one position to focus on for the duration of camp and receive specialized training on the latest techniques. Options Include: Setter, Hitter, and Libero.


We encourage campers to maximize their camp experience by attending consecutive camp sessions. Players have the option to attend:

  • the Advanced I Session followed by the Position Specialty I Session (no additional fee)
  • the Position Specialty II, followed by the Advanced II Session (no additional fee)
  • the All Skills Session and Position Specialty II Session (additional fee of $95)

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.


Advanced I: July 22-25
  • Check-in: 1:00-2:30pm on Saturday at the William H. Pitt Center
  • Check-out: 2:00pm on Tuesday
  • *Extended Day Camper Schedule: Saturday 2:30-9:00pm, Sunday & Monday 9:00am-9:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am-2:00pm
Position Speciality I: July 25-26
  • Check-in: 3:00pm on Tuesday at the William H. Pitt Center
  • Check-out: 1:30pm on Wednesday
  • *Extended Day Camper Schedule: Tuesday 3:30-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-1:30pm
All Skills: July 29-August 1
  • Check-in: 1:00-2:30pm on Saturday at the William H. Pitt Center
  • Check-out: 2:00pm on Tuesday
  • *Extended Day Camper Schedule: Saturday 2:30-9:00pm, Sunday & Monday 9:00am-9:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am-2:00pm
Position Speciality II: August 2-3
  • Check-in: 2:00-3:30pm on Wednesday at the William H. Pitt Center
  • Check-out: 1:30pm on Thursday
  • *Extended Day Camper Schedule: Wednesday 3:30-9:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-1:30pm
Advanced II: August 3-6
  • Check-in: 1:30-3:00pm on Thursday at the William H. Pitt Center
  • Check-out: 2:00pm on Sunday
  • *Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday 3:00-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm

*Extended Day Camper Schedule may vary. Campers will receive more details on the first day of camp.


  • Daily volleyball instruction
  • 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: 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 at the time of registration. Balls will be given out on the last day of camp. 


  • 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.

2017 HOUSING (2018 TBA)

  • Dorm: Advanced I, Position Speciality I, and All Skills are in Roncalli Hall. Position Specialty II and Advanced II are in Seton Hall. 
  • Campers Per Room: 2
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be 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
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes, both the gym and dorms are air conditioned


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 airports to campus are:

  • Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT)
  • West Chester County Airport – (White Plains, NY)
  • LaGuardia International Airport – (NYC)
  • John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport – (NYC)
  • Tweed New Haven Airport (New Haven, CT)


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

  • 7:00am Wake-up, shower, breakfast
  • 9:00am Extended Day Campers arrive. Stretching & warm up.
  • 9:15am Training Session I
  • 12:00pm Lunch, rest
  • 1:30pm Training Session II
  • 4:00pm Free time, rest
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Training Session III
  • 8:00-9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:00pm Overnight Campers to rooms. Free time.
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Nike Volleyball Camps Facility Sacred Heart

Located between Boston and New York City, in beautiful suburban Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart University is one of the finest athletic centers in New England. 


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.55 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Awesome atmosphere!

    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

    • 4/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Fantastic Experience

    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

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    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Definitely recommend

    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

    • 5/5.
    Saw improvement

    This camp had a good relationship between staff and campers and it definitely placed a major focus on improving while having fun.

    — Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Great camp

    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Improve game

    My daughter has attended this camp for three years now and loves each session - her game has really improved.

    — Parent '13

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    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

    • 5/5.
    Attentive instructors

    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Positive Experience

     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

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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!

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Improve Skills

     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!

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Awesome Time

    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.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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. 

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful experience

    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.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Excellent coaching staff

    "Intensive, fun, and rigorous training session. Daughter enjoyed the dorms and made great friends. The coaching staff was excellent."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great environment

    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!

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Gain confidence

    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

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved camp!

    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!

    — Camper


Nike Volleyball Camp at Sacred Heart University

Rob Machan, Camp Director
5151 Park Ave.
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825


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This program has concluded for the season.

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