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The Seattle U Volleyball Camp provides training for all skill levels. Get better this summer with other athletes who share your passion for the game!

This summer volleyball camp  at Seattle University, led by Head Coach James Finley, offers a variety of camps to suit the needs of players of all levels and positions. 

Highlights Include
  • All Skills, Advanced, and Position Specialty programs
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • 6-7 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Instruction from collegiate coaching staff and players
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Camp Coaches

  • James 2015

    Camp Director James Finley

    James Finley enters his sixth season as head coach of the Seattle University volleyball team in 2018. In five seasons at the helm of the Redhawks' program, Finley holds a 69-80 record. Finley's career record is 357-233 (17 years).

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Camp Details

This year we are offering Overnight, Extended Day, and Day camps for girls of all ability levels. Campers can choose between Little Red Hawks (ages 5-10), Serving Clinics (ages 11-18), All Skills (ages 11-18), Advanced (ages 14-18) and Position Specialty (ages 14-18) programs. See "More Camp Details" for further information.


  • Libero Position Specialty Camp: July 18-19 
  • Serving Clinics: July 20 & July 23
  • Position Specialty Camp: July 20-22 
  • All Skills: July 23-25
  • Advanced: July 26-29 
  • Little Red Hawks: July 31-August 3
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Our standard cancellation policy applies to this camp 14 days BEFORE camp. Due to the nature and demand of this camp, if you have to cancel within 14 days of camp, or miss any days of camp, no camp vouchers or refunds will be issued. If you have to cancel for any reason, please notify our office well in advance. Thank you!


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.

Little Red Hawks

This program is a half day camp (9:00am-11:30am) for girls, ages 5-10, who are just starting out or in the first year of learning the basic skills for volleyball. Campers get a jump-start with their volleyball skills and work on a solid base to build upon after camp.

Serving Clinics 

This half day program (9:00am-12:00pm) is designed to help players get prepared for their fall season with the one skill that can change and dominate the game of volleyball, serving. Instruction in serving techniques and tactics, including zone serving and short serving. Learn about float serves, jump float serves, and topspin serves. 


This program is geared towards girls, ages 11-18, 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.


This program is geared towards players, ages 14-18, 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.

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


Overnight CAMPS

All Skills: July 23-25  |  
Advanced: July 26-29  |  Position Specialty: July 20-22

  • Overnight Camper Check-in: 11:30am on the first day of camp at Campion Hall
  • Extended Day Camper Check-in: 12:30pm on the first day of camp at Campion Hall

  • All campers should eat lunch before check-in. The first meal will be dinner.

  • Check-out: 4:00pm on the last day of camp at the Redhawk Center


Libero Position Specialty Camp: July 18-19

  • Check-in: 8:30am on the first day of camp at the Redhawk Center. Training starts at 9:00am.
  • Check-out: 6:30pm on the last day of camp from the Redhawk Center
  • Camp runs from 9:00am-6:30pm daily

Serving Clinics: July 20 & July 23

  • Check-in: 8:30am on the first day of camp at the Redhawk Center. Training starts at 9:00am.
  • Check-out: 11:30am on the last day of camp from the Redhawk Center

Little Red Hawks: July 31-August 3

  • Camp runs from 9:00am-11:30am daily
  • Check-in: 8:30am on the first day of camp at the Redhawk Center. Training starts at 9:00am.
  • Check-out: 11:30am on the last day of camp from the Redhawk Center
  • Check-out: 11:30am on the last day of camp from the Redhawk Center


  • Daily volleyball instruction
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Libero Position Specialty Campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Complete Supervision: Staff members reside in the dorms with Overnight campers and campers are supervised at all times.


  • 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.


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camper Registration Packets, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.

  • 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
  • Amenities: Each dorm room has a micro-fridge 
  • Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.


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 airport to campus is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport


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.


Our standard cancellation policy applies to this camp 14 days BEFORE camp. Due to the nature and demand of this camp, if you have to cancel within 14 days of camp, or miss any days of camp, no camp vouchers or refunds will be issued. If you have to cancel for any reason, please notify our office well in advance. 

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 Seattle U

Seattle University is a 50 acres campus in the city's First Hill neighborhood, east of downtown Seattle. 


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.44 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great 4 days!

    July 31, 2017: She loved playing & interacting with the SU team and coaches. Also she made some new friends & really enjoyed that part of it. It was a great 4 days for her.

    — Cohen R. Parent

    • 3/5.
    Loved the SU coaches!

    July 31, 2017: She liked interacting with the SU volleyball players and coaches. She also enjoyed receiving t-shirts and other swag. She liked her roommate.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Serious training!

    July 31, 2017: Of the camps we have been to this summer and in past summers, the SU players did by far the best job coaching the girls that we have seen. Not just being buddies but actually delivering instruction. Serious training and working with the players.

    — Dan H. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Knowledgeable Staff!

    July 26, 2017: Knowledgeable staff, great direction, helpful feedback, good food and inclusive environment. Better than every other camp I have attended!

    — Heather H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the serving games!

    July 19, 2017: Playing the serving games to make it more enjoyable while learning at the same time.

    — Cherise A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    loved scrimmaging!

    July 14, 2017: She loved scrimmaging 4 on 4 and also she enjoyed the passing drills.

    — Karin F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great demos!

    July 14, 2017: The demos were great.  Really liked watching the team play. 

    — Madi N. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Extraordinary coaching experience

    August 1, 2016: Seattle University offers some extraordinary coaching exposure, by a proven team of Coach Finlay & Coach Petrovic. They really helped bring out the best in my advanced club player, encouraging new patterns of thinking and analyzing position play. Leadership is key out there, and they pushed everyone to "rise to the occasion". Playing with their existing collegiate team is a thrill for any club player. My daughter definitely had some solid skill "take aways" to integrate into her game. Thanks to the players of the Seattle University Team for taking such good care of the campers...making them feel at home. 

    — Carin H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Had a great time at camp

    July 17, 2016: We loved the Nike camp! My 14 yr old daughter was pushed to work hard, do her best and given opportunities to play with players that would challenge her. Nike camp offered her plenty of reps of each skill, she improved in the 4 days while she was there. She had a great time and I would recommend this camp to players who want coaches that really coach your kids with their passion for the game and focus on the players improvement while keeping them excited to play.

    — Lisa S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great intensity level

    August 3, 2015: My daughter loved your camp. The intensity level was awesome!  She learned a lot of valuable skills and was challenged every day. Thank you for a great experience!!!

    — Stacia S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Advanced program

    July 26, 2015: The coaches were great. My teen was pleasantly surprised that she would enjoy the camp at age 16. She plans to go back each year Nike volleyball advanced camp is offered. Nike camps gave my teen more volleyball play time, coaching, and skills than many other camps, or club ball. Having college volleyball players at the camp is a mentoring plus. Thank you for the experience.

    — Vivian J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coaches are amazing

    July 16, 2015: My daughter is beginning in volleyball. The coaches were amazing. Thank you so much for all the effort in putting these camps together...she came back with more knowledge of the game and an appreciation for the sport.

    — Candi B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Improve Skills

    This was my first time at volleyball camp. I was really nervous about the coach and college team. I knew my skill level wasn't that great but it improved greatly once the camp was over. I got great feedback from college players and the coach on what I had to do to get better:)

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Gain Skill Knowledge

    Our daughter enjoyed the Nike volleyball camp at Seattle University. She gained confidence, experience, and skill knowledge. She is looking forward to a successful season with her improved knowledge and skills.

    — Parent '14

    • 5/5.
    Gain Confidence

    My daughter loved the volleyball camp. She gained tremendous confidence and self assurance.

    — Parent '14

    • 5/5.
    Very Professional

    This was a very "professionally" run Volleyball Camp. The skill level of the coaches was the best you can get. I will definately send my daughter back next year. 

    — Parent '13

    • 5/5.
    Great camp

    It's fun, at a convenient location, and kids get to interact with each other and really get learn to improve their skills. Active and amazing coaches that know what they're doing. Just an overall great camp! 

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Happy parent

    For anyone considering learning the game of volleyball, this was an excellent camp. Our daughter was thrilled with the instruction she recieved and loved the overall experience. Because of the professionalism and attention to detail, she is now wanting to continue with our local 

    — Parent '12

    • 5/5.

    NIKE VOLLEYBALL CAMP is awesome! It is highly recommended. This is my fourth nike volleyball camp and I've loved each one!

    — Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Good for all ability levels

    My daughter came to camp having never played Volleyball. She left with skills of someone who had been playing for years. 

    — Parent '12

    • 5/5.
    Could not have been better!

    "The Seattle University Volleyball program is comprised of quality coaches and players. These wonderful young women served as excellent role models for what young players could be aspiring to become as student athletes. They provided a fun, safe and developmental camp experience! The camp could not have been better. My daughter can't wait to go to the SU games and return again next year."

    — Parent '12

    • 5/5.
    Best learning experience

    "Nike Volleyball camp was the best learning experience I have encountered in comparison to other camps. The staff was knowledgable and fun. I can't wait to return next year!"

    — Camper '11

    • 5/5.
    Fun coaches and a beautiful campus

    "My daughter had never been to a volleyball camp before and had no real experience. She came out all smiles and said it was a great camp. The coaches were fun and the campus beautiful! Thank you for offering a camp for beginners and younger girls! We look forwrd to another Nike camp in the future!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    HUGE confidence boost!

    "My 10 year old daughter took her somewhat beginning level skills to intermediate in one week. She loves volleyball and had a wonderful week which was a HUGE confidence boost!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great for all skill levels

    "The camp was organized and well run. There were a variety of skill levels but the division of the group into smaller groups helped address each level. I would definitely send my daughter again."

    — Parent


Nike Volleyball Camp at Seattle University

James Finley, Camp Director
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122


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