Volleyball Adds Coaches Clinic to Camp Schedule

March 7, 2013

2013 Coaches Clinic Brochure

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas volleyball added a coaches clinic to its upcoming camp schedule. Hosted by Big 12 Coach of the Year Ray Bechard and his coaching staff, the two-day coaching training session is set for April 26-27.

This clinic will give its participants an in-depth look at the training techniques used by the KU Volleyball program. The 2012 team will be on hand to demonstrate, which includes sessions on setter training, pass and serve, developing the attack, drills to create pressure, our favorite 6 on 6 drills along with a full practice.

Sessions on strength and nutrition along with master team-builder Bill Cordes will also be part of the clinic program. Clinic participants will have unlimited access to all presenters. All participants will also receive a comprehensive clinic notebook, clinic t-shirt, two meals and a clinic social on Friday night.

The coaches clinic kicks off a busy summer for Jayhawk volleyball camps as KU will host position clinics for hitters (June 1) and another focused on defensive specialists, liberos and setters (June 2). The Jayhawks will also host two sessions of overnight skills camps, the first on June 3-5 and the second from July 19-21. Team camps will also be offered twice on July 8-10 and July 11-13.

“We really enjoy these camps,” Bechard said. “They provide a great way for our staff and our players to connect with the community and with volleyball players in our area. We can welcome them to our campus, spend time with them and hopefully improve each individual’s skillset, as well as, promote the strength of the game locally.”

2013 Coaches Clinic Dates
April 26: Day One – Dynamic warm up, team practice
April 27: Day Two- Team building exercise, strength and nutrition, 6-on-6 drills

2013 Skills Camp Dates
June 1: Hitter Camp
June 2: Setter/DS Camp
June 3-5: Overnight Skills Camp – Session One
July 19-21: Overnight Skills Camp – Session Two

2013 Team Camp Dates
July 8-10: Team Camp – Session One
July 11-13: Team Camp – Session Two

Skills Camps
The emphasis of the individual overnight skills camp is to teach and develop the fundamental techniques of volleyball, as well as game strategies. Basic skills are stressed in drills, while team play is incorporated to teach how all the fundamentals fit in the game.

Campers will be evaluated in all skills and receive a camp notebook detailing the camp’s training methods. This camp is open to athletes entering grades 6-12 in the of Fall 2013. Campers will compete in the equivalent of 10 league and tournament matches. Each league team will be assigned a camp staff member to help facilitate all the skills learned throughout the camp.

Campers stay overnight in Naismith Hall, a dorm located on campus just 100 yards from HFAC. Athletes are allowed to pick their own roommates.

Team Camps
The Jayhawk Volleyball Team Camp is designed to provide varsity and junior varsity high school teams with the opportunity to train and compete under the direction and guidance of an outstanding coaching staff.

The daily schedule will include two skills sessions focusing on position training and transition work. Competitive league play will be the emphasis at each evening session. If a high school coach is unable to attend with their team, a veteran coach from our camp staff will be assigned to the team.

Bill Cordes, a motivational speaker who has worked with the KU Volleyball team for many years, will also present a valuable team building activity.

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