Registration For 2005 Summer Camps Closed

July 7, 2005


Registration for the remaining 2005 Ray Bechard Kansas Volleyball camps is closed due to completely full clinics. The Jayhawks’ overnight camps July 10-13 and 14-17 are completely full.

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Seventh year Head Coach Ray Bechard is the director of the Kansas Volleyball Camps. The purpose of the skills camp is to develop the fundamental skills of volleyball, as well as the strategies for offense and defense. The purpose of the one-day clinics is to give you an opportunity to train specifically in a position.

Skills Camp

The emphasis of the individual 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 2005. These camps offer a team camp option meaning that athletes attending from the same school can play together on the same league team. Campers will compete in the equivalent of 10 league and tournament matches.

Setting, Hitting and Defensive Specialist Clinics

We are extending an invitation for position specific clinics. Athletes who are entering grades 6-12 in 2005 will receive instruction and training for one entire day. The clinic will run from 9 am to 4 pm with one hour off for lunch. Please bring your own lunch.

Kansas coach Ray Bechard

Ray Bechard recently completed his sixth consecutive winning season as the Head Coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. This season the Hawks earned a bid to the NCAA tournament for the 2nd time in program history, as well as advancing to the second round. His overall record of 839 wins and 153 losses includes 13 years at Barton Community College and seven years at the University of Kansas. “I encourage you to participate in the Jayhawk Volleyball camp experience. It will allow you to make gains not only in your technical skills, but will also expose you to many other important aspects of becoming the best student-athlete you can be. We limit the number of participants so our staff can help you on an individual basis to reach your goals. I’ll see you at camp.”

Bechard’s Policies

Each camper will be partially covered by a group accident insurance policy. Please send a photo copy of your insurance card with the registration. An athletic trainer will be on duty at all times (please bring your own tape and other supplies if you need to be taped). Each applicant must have passed a physical examination by a medical doctor within the last year. Please send a photocopy of this year’s school physical with your registration.

The cost of the one day clinics is $80. The cost for an overnight camper is $300, which includes four days of instruction, room, board, partial medical insurance, a t-shirt, and a camp notebook. Day Camper cost is $255 which includes four days of instruction, partial medical insurance, camp t-shirt, camp notebook, lunch and dinner each day (Breakfast and board not included). A $100 deposit is due with the registration form (the full amount can be sent) and the balance is due the first day of camp at check-in. Note that $50 of the deposit is non refundable. The remainder is refundable up to 14 days before camp starts. No refunds will be given within 14 days of camp except in cases of serious injury. Refund requests must be made in writing and be confirmed by the attending physician. There will be no refunds after camp begins. If you have questions about our camp, please refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” page at the website below. If you can’t find what you need there, e-mail us at or call us at 785-864-7959.

Arrivals and Departures

Setter, Hitter and DS camp registration begins at 8:30 AM on the day of camp. Registration for Skills Camp will be from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm on the opening day of each camp. Registration for all camps will be at the Horejsi Family Athletic Center located on the Southwest corner of Allen Fieldhouse on the KU campus. The athletes will finish the camp with a closing ceremony in the Horejsi Family Athletic Center. This begins at 3:30 on the final day of camp. Parents are welcome to attend. Campers will be dismissed from the main floor of Naismith Hall at 4:00 pm on the last day of camp. A schedule for day campers will be available for parents at camp registration.

Necessary Equipment

T-shirts, shorts, gym shoes, socks, knee pads, towels, twin bedding, toiletry items, and a water bottle are all necessary items. We will have small pizzas available as a night snack for $5. We will also have KU volleyball merchandise for sale at the camp store. Campers must manage their own money.

Camp Rules

Campers are not allowed to be off campus unless with an organized and supervised camp group. Early departures must furnish written parental notice to the Camp Director at camp check-in. Campers will be supervised by coaches at all times. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations will result in immediate dismissal from camp without a refund. Naismith Hall is a 24- hour secure air conditioned residence hall and will have female staff members residing on each floor.