Lobo Summer Volleyball Camps Filling Fast

June 15, 2012

2012 New Mexico Volleyball Camp Brochure Get Acrobat Reader

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico volleyball hosts its first two of five camps next week, June 18-22. Both of next week's sessions - Little Lobos Camp and Individual Skills Camp--are full and have waiting lists, while the remaining three camps scheduled for July - Advanced Camp, Setters/Libero Camp and Team Camp--have space, but are filling fast.

Head coach Jeff Nelson is looking forward to the 2012 summer sessions and is pleased with the interest young volleyball players are taking in improving their skills.

"We look forward to hosting all of the young athletes at camp every year and it's exciting that we're sold out and we have a waiting list for the first camp," Nelson said. "It's always fun and hopefully it's a good experience for them and they will want to come back to the University of New Mexico over and over again."

New Mexico volleyball is hosting five different camps during June and July. The Little Lobos and Individual Skills camps are already sold out. The Advanced Skills Camp is July 12-15 and the Setter and Libero Camp is July 16-18. Both camps are for athletes in 7th-12th grade. Cherry and Silver Team Camp is July 20-22 and is for high school teams. A certified athletic trainer will be in attendance of each camp.

"I think camp should be a learning experience and fun," Nelson said. "Hopefully, by the number of participants we're getting, that's what's happening. We've been very fortunate to sell out the last few years."

Nelson and assistant coaches Lisa Beauchene and Ben Wallis, along with a number of Lobo volleyball players will conduct the camps.

All camps will be held at the Johnson Center on UNM's main campus. Athletes can read a full description of the camps as well as register by clicking here, or by printing off and mailing in the 2012 New Mexico Volleyball Camp Brochure Get Acrobat Reader

. Campers who register by July 2 can save at least $25 off the cost of Advanced Skills, Setter and Libero Camps. Cherry and Silver Team Camp participants can also save $25 on the team entry fee by registering by July 2.

Little Lobos Camp - June 18-22 - K-5th grade - $160.00 - SOLD OUT
Little Lobos Camp is open to all children who will be entering kindergarten through 5th grade next fall. The camp staff will cover the basics of individual skills including passing, setting, hitting and serving. The clinics will also provide campers an opportunity to experience team skills and play.

Individual Skills Camp - June 18-22 - 5th-8th grades - $280.00 - SOLD OUT
Individual Skills Camp participants will receive small group instruction, tactical knowledge, and repetition. Campers will have opportunities to utilize their skills in competitive settings. Players of any skill level are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided each day.

Advanced Skills Camp - July 12-15 - 7th-12th grades - $370.00 (commuter) / $440.00 (resident) // Late Registration (after July 2): $395 (commuter) / $465.00 (resident)
Advanced Camp will provide campers with small group instruction and opportunities to utilize their skills in competitive settings. Players of all levels can learn and improve their skills and gain confidence in competitive game play. The coaching staff will stress individual and team play, while concentrating on the fundamentals of setting, passing, hitting, serving, serve reception, defense, and court coverage. Along with focusing on fundamental skills, the staff will focus on the tactical knowledge of a particular position and strategy during game play.

Setter and Libero Camp - July 16-18 - 7th-12th grades - $200.00 (commuter) / $275.00 (resident) // Late Registration (after July 2): $225.00 (commuter) / $300.00 (resident)
Setter and Libero Camps are open to 7-12th grade players who want instruction specific to the setter and libero positions. Campers will have the option to stay in the dorms as a resident camper. Setters will be trained in every aspect of setting, from technique to strategy. Liberos will be taken through numerous ball control drills, proper technique in serve receive and defensive drills.

Campers also will have the opportunity to experience college life as a resident in the dorms. As a resident, all of your meals will be paid for while participating in the camp. As a commuter, you will arrive and depart each day of camp (meals will be provided between sessions). In addition to great instruction, campers will receive a UNM volleyball, and Lobo Volleyball t-shirt.

Team Camp - July 20-22 - High School teams - Before July 2 - $100.00 per player and $200
non-refundable team entry fee / / After July 2 - $125.00 per player and $225.00 team entry fee
Team Camp is designed for high school teams looking to compete at a high level prior to their preseason training. Teams will train and participate in a very competitive atmosphere. The camp will begin on July 20th and finish by noon on July 22nd. On the first two days of camp, teams will have a training session in the morning or afternoon with a UNM camp coach, who will lead the team through drills. Pool play competition will take place in the evenings. After two rounds of pool play teams will be seeded into two separate brackets, Cherry or Silver, for a single-elimination tournament on the 22nd.

Please contact Jordie Hadfield with any questions regarding Lobo Volleyball Summer Camps at (505) 277-0102 or jordie@unm.edu.