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Illinois Wesleyan - Volleyball

Mini-Skills Camps

Location Bloomington, IL
Grades 6th to 12th
This event is currently full.

Event Description


JULY 6 - 9
Girls, Grades 6th - 12th
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Each Day
Cost per Session By May 1st: $40
Cost For All 4 Sessions By May 1st: $140
Cost per Session After May 1st: $45
Cost For All 4 Sessions After May 1st: $160
Passing - July 6
Setting - July 7
Hitting - July 8
Defense - July 9
Registration closes Sunday, May 25th at 11:59pm
*Nominal processing fee applies for online registration

The Mini-skills Position Camps are offered to 6th through 12th graders beginning on Monday, June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Each three-hour session will consist of in-depth training on the day's particular skill.  It will also consist of game like situations using the skill of the day.

For example, on Monday, June 8th, we will be working on passing only.  We will focus on ball control, placement, and serve receive.  On Tuesday, June 9th, we will work on serving/setting/overhead passing.  Our main focus will be proper footwork, transitioning, and hand positioning.  For those hitters who aren't comfortable using their hands, this is very beneficial.  On Wednesday, June 10th, all drills will focus on hitting, transitioning, and shot selection.  We will discuss all three hitting positions along the net.  Finally, on Thursday, June 11th, we will wrap up the skills week with defense.  All drills will focus on body positioning, ball control, transitioning, blocking, and of course, defensive attitude! 

You can pick one or all of the them-the choice is up to you!

Our Goal For The Camps: We combine hard work and fun to bring out the most in every player.  We also make every effort for the camp to be gratifying and worthwhile experience for every player who attends.

Camp Site & Time: The camps will begin on schedule each day.  We will be using the courts in the Shirk Center Arena, Practice gym and activity courts.  We will divide the groups according to skill level to facilitate individual instruction and safety.

What To Bring: Players will need to wear proper athletic shoes.  If kneepads are usually worn, we suggest that you bring those with you also.  Since it will be warm, we will do our best to supply water, but we do recommend bringing your own water bottle or any water container that has a lid.

Important Notes About Camp: Each player will receive a t-shirt and a volleyball at the beginning of each camp.  If you enroll by May 1st in more than one camp (the Mini-skills camps are considered one camp, regardless of the number of days you attend), you will receive a pair of volleyball socks instead of a second t-shirt and volleyball.

  • You will want to sign your child up for the grade that they will be entering in the FALL OF 2020!
  • To ensure enough counselors per campers and the correct t-shirt size, we do recommend early registration (5/1/20).

General Skills Camp: In the General Camp, we will emphasize the beginning fundamentals and basic techniques used in volleyball.  For the players with good fundamentals, we will work on more advanced skills.  The campers will apply these skills throughout the camp in drills and game-like situations.

The camp will be divided into groups according to their age and their skill level.  This will allow for an opportunity-filled camp for all of its participants.  The General Camps are offered to 2nd through 12th graders beginning June 8th running through June 11th.  The High School and Junior High Camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and the Grade School camp runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will also be hosting a second Junior High and High School camp from June 30th through July 1st.

Multiple Camps: If your camper will be attending both the morning and afternoon sessions, they are welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat in one of our air-conditioned classrooms or in the gym.

We ask that the campers clean up after themselves.  Counselors will be in the building but will not be supervising the campers during this time.

For More Information Contact: Kim Nelson-Brown at 309-556-3349 or email at knbrown@iwu.edu.