Lobo Volleyball Announces 2008 Summer Camp Schedule
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/23/2008

Jan. 23, 2008

The University of New Mexico volleyball program recently announced the 2008 Lobo Volleyball Summer Camp Schedule. All camps will be held at the Johnson Center on the campus of UNM.

"I am very excited about this summer's camp program!" said Lobo head coach Jeff Nelson. "We have expanded to add a setter and a libero session. Last summer was so successful and this summer will be our best ever! Players should register early as all of the camps filled last summer."

New Mexico Volleyball will be hosting six different camps during June and July. Camps will begin on June 16, nine days after the Lobos return from a two-week training trip to China. A certified trainer will be in attendance at each camp.

Little Lobos Camp - June 16-20 - K-5th grade - $125.00
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 16-20 - 5th-8th grade - $250.00
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.

Adult Camp - July 8-10 - Adults 18 or older - $60.00
Adult Camp will be separated into different divisions - men, women, and co-ed. This camp is open to all adults who are interested in learning more about the game of volleyball, refining skills, and competing in a structured environment. Enjoy three nights of instruction on setting, passing, hitting, serving, serve reception, defense, court coverage, tactical knowledge and strategy during game play. There will be competitive drills as well as full games. On the last day of camp, campers are invited to join the UNM coaching staff for a social gathering.

Advanced Camp - July 14-17 - 7th-12th grade - $350.00 (commuter)/$450.00 (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. 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. A full-time certified trainer will be on duty during the camp.

Setter/Libero Camp - July 18-20 - Ages 12-18 - $180.00 (commuter)/$275.00 (resident)
UNM is adding a new camp this summer open to players that want to train at 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.

Team Camp - July 25-27 - 9th-12th grade teams - $90.00 per player ($100.00 non-refundable 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 25th and finish by noon on July 27th. 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 27th.

Please contact Jackie Bernardin with any questions regarding Lobo Volleyball Summer Camps at unmvbcamps@yahoo.com.

Online registration will be available in the coming weeks at GoLobos.com. Campers can register online or print out the summer camp brochure and mail it in to:
Lobo Volleyball Camps
Department of Athletics
MSC04 2590
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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