Jan. 23, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermaker volleyball team will help youth of all ages improve their skills at a variety of camps in July. The Dave Shondell Volleyball Camps feature instruction from the Boilermaker coaching staff, including Big Ten Coach of the Year Dave Shondell, as well as from Purdue student athletes, which made their sixth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2012.
The Boilermakers offer six camps for a variety of age and skill sets in July. Registration for all camps is open and available online at purduesportcamps.com.
The Dave Shondell Volleyball Camps include general skills camp and elite camp, July 12-14; setter and hitter day camp, July 16; libero/defensive specialist day camp and beginning skills kids camp, July 17; and team camp, July 19-21. Details regarding each camp, as well as registration for all camps, are available online here.
General skills camp, which is open to participants ages 11-18, is designed to teach the mechanics of excellent fundamental volleyball skills.
Elite camp, which is open to participants ages 14-18, is designed specifically to train the skills of hitting, setting and back court play.
Setter/hitter day camp, which is open to participants grades six through 12, is designed for fundamental skill development at the setting position and skill development of hitters in all positions. This one-day intense camp will focus on technique, footwork and game strategy for setters and will focus on attacking technique, footwork and developing shots for hitters. Campers will be divided by skill and placed in groups where they will improve and be challenged.
Libero/defensive specialist camp, which is open to participants grades six through 12, is designed for fundamental skill development at the libero and defensive specialist positions. This one-day intense camp will focus on passing technique, serving and defense. Campers will receive a lot of repetitions in all phases of these positions. While this camp is targeted at players who play the libero or defensive specialist positions, it is not limited to those players.
Beginning skills kids camp, which is open to those entering kindergarten to sixth grades, is designed for beginning fundamental skill development. This is the perfect camp for those players who are just learning the game.
Team camp allows each junior high and high school team court time with a staff member to help develop the players as a group. The focus of this camp is to combine the fundamental skills with the competition aspect of the game.
The Purdue volleyball team is fresh off an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. The Boilermakers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round eight of the last nine years, including six Sweet 16 berths. Head coach Dave Shondell just completed his 10th season with the Boilermaker team.