The successful history of this camp is due to a sound teaching philosophy that is implemented by experienced instructors. It is a teaching camp in which the instructors demonstrate and explain volleyball techniques, tactics, and systems. Campers are continually given feedback in these areas. All drills, sessions and instruction are designed to provide as many quality contacts as possible throughout the camp.

The day begins with exclusive setter training for 1 1/2 hours. All aspects of the setting position are covered in great detail. The setters, hitters, libero's, and defensive specialists are then combined for 2 1/2 hours. The "combined training" progression is single contact to multiple contact, multiple skill, small group, game-related, pass-set-hit, dig-set-hit training. At the end of the morning session, setters, libero's, and defensive specialists receive additional position-specific training. The afternoon session consists of "combined training" (for example, pass-set-hit) followed by position-specific training for setters, libero's, and defensive specialists. The evening session consists exclusively of 6-on-6 drills with the feedback emphasis on individual position technique and tactics, followed by a technical recap and evening seminar. Additionally, two entire afternoons are designated for "specialized stations" where campers can practice any skill they would like to improve.


SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

7:00 - 8:30   Breakfast: Tyler Campus Center Cafeteria
7:30 - 9:00   Setter Training in the Gym
          1. Hand and Arm Position and Execution
  2. Technique and Drills
  3. Contact, Release, Extension Drills
  4. Basic Footwork
  5. Position, Posture Adjacent to Net
  6. Front Setting Behind Ball Quickly, Distance First
    9:00   Hitters and Setters in the Gym
9:00 - 9:10   Review Passing
9:10 - 9:25   Demonstration/Explanation: Serving: Float, Jump Float, and Spike
9:30 - 9:45   Passing Drills
9:45 - 10:15   Serving Drills
10:15 - 10:35   Review Hitting; All Footwork Patterns (you go I throw), Double Arm Lift and Three Arm Segments
10:35 - 10:45   Demonstration/Explanation: Hitting, Line of Approach, Hit Opposite of Approach, Both Sides.
10:45 - 11:15   Hitting Drills
11:15 - 11:30   Pass-Set-Hit, One-way
11:30 - 12:00   Setter Training in the Gym, Libero/DS Training on the Field, Individual Help
12:00 - 1:30   Lunch
    1:45   Meet in the Gym
1:45 - 2:05   Demonstration/Explanation: Blocking, Eye-Work, Foot Work, Arm and Hand Work
2:05 - 2:35   Blocking Drills: Eye-work, Back and Forth, 7-3
2:35 - 2:45   Demonstration/Explanation: Quick Hitting, Combinations, Serve Receive and Transition
2:45 - 3:15   Quick Hitting Drills
3:15 - 3:45   1+2 - One-way Sideout Drill, Work-Up
3:45 - 4:15   Two-way Wash
4:15 - 5:00   Setter Training in the Gym, Libero/DS Training on the Field, Individual Help
5:00 - 6:00   Dinner
    6:30   Meet on the Field
6:30 - 6:35   Demonstration/Explanation: P-S-H Quick, Deep Hitting, Back Row Hitting (Fixed Point/Floating Point Sets)
6:35 - 6:45   Demonstration/Explanation: Virus
6:45 - 6:55   Quick Hitting Drills, Deep Hitting Drills
6:55 - 7:10   Virus
7:10 - 7:30   One-way Wash, First Ball Quick Only (wave through or rotate)
7:30 - 8:00   USA Drill
8:00 - 8:45   Seminar (Video and Analysis of NCAA and Olympic Competition)
8:45 - 10:00   Structured Play in the Gym
    10:00   Lights Out