Southwest Minnesota State Univ. Volleyball

Winter Skills Clinics

Location Marshall, MN
Event Date(s) Jan 13, 2019 to Feb 10, 2019
Grades 6th to 12th
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Event Description

SMSU Volleyball Camps

2019 Winter Skills Clinics

The clinics offer athletes the opportunity to achieve success on the volleyball court through training with a great staff of SMSU coaches and student athletes. Help yourself gain the skills and the confidence to bring your game to the next level on the court!

The winter clinics are similar to volleyball lessons. Training each week is tailored to the athletes in attendance and will reflect the coaches’ assessments of each athlete’s needs as a player. From week to week, the clinics will offer a balance of building confidence in the athletes’ skills, and challenging them to grow as volleyball players.

First Contact Skills—serving, digging and serve receive passing—are the most important skills in volleyball. In our serve receive, serving & defense sessions, the focus will be on high repetition in passing, digging, and serving.

Passing training will include: posture, footwork, underhand and over hand technique, accuracy, and tempo. Digging training will include: overhand and underhand technique, movement, and emergency situation skills. Serving training will include: technique, specialization, and accuracy.

January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, and 10th
Grades: 6th - 12th
Check-In: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to session start time
Serve Receive Passing, Defense & Serving: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Attacker-Blocker Training OR Setter Training: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
February 3rd Clinics: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per Session
$50 per Day (Includes Two Sessions)

Attacker-Blocker Training: Attacker-Blocker Training is a clinic designed to work on the fundamental elements of attacking and blocking. In the attacking segment, we will focus on armswing, approach footwork and mechanics, timing, and ball / body relationship. Along with footwork and timing, the blocking segment will also teach communication, reaction, eye training, and more.

Setter Training: Setter Training will focus on concepts from basic technique to more advanced areas of leading a team. Hand position and shape, followthrough, posture and movement will be the starting point for the training. In addition to solid foundation training, the sessions will also cover quicker tempo sets, jump setting, game planning, opponent block awareness, attacking / dumping, and emergency setting skills.

Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather, please go to or for cancellations. Check your email, Facebook & Twitter before you depart. Make-up date will be February 17th at 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.