Downstate offers a variety of summer volleyball camps
(For more information and to register, please select your location)
Volleyball Camp Descriptions
This camp is designed to teach volleyball skills to players in grades 3rd-5th and is a perfect introduction to the game or a continuation of our VolleyBees and Youth Rec League programs. This is a fun week that teaches campers the fundamental skills of volleyball and will introduce modified forms of play. Campers may be grouped by skill level during the camps.
Fundamentals Camp is appropriate for 3rd to 5th graders of all skill levels.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
This camp is designed to teach volleyball skills to players in grades 6th-8th and is a perfect introduction to the game or a continuation of training for younger age groups. This is a fun camp that teaches campers the fundamental skills of volleyball and prepares young athletes for their modified school teams and club programs. Campers will be grouped by skill level during the camps.
Middle School All Skills Camps are appropriate for 6th to 8th graders of all skill levels.
JV/V Skills Camps (Grades 9-12)
This camp is focused on developing all of the fundamental skills of volleyball, with special emphasis on proper technique for passing, setting, attacking and serving. During some sessions, players will be divided up to work on position specific skills. Throughout the camp, players will be placed into various game play settings (2v2, 3v3, 6v6) to practice the skills in game like situations.
This camp is suitable for all athletes seeking to prepare for their upcoming high school season and as preparation for August club tryouts, at Downstate.
Varsity - High Level Camp (Varsity Only!)
Open to girls entering the 9th-12th grades. This camp is a high-level skills camp, designed for players who have a mastery of fundamental skills. Campers should arrive in top physical condition, with a positive attitude and serious work ethic. Training will focus on advanced technical and tactical aspects of volleyball.
This camp is suitable for high school athletes with high level varsity experience or who have played on a top National or Regional club team.
Varsity (& JV) Team Camp
This camp's balance between competition and team training will give each team and coach a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season. Fundamental skill training and ample amounts of team situations and scrimmages will fill each evening. Each school will participate in a tournament on the final day of camp. Team Camp is open to high school varsity and junior varsity teams and each team must be accompanied by a coach.
All sessions will be lead by college coaches, with different colleges represented each night. This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best volleyball minds in the NorthEast!
High School Summer League
Our very popular High School Summer League has continued to grow, year after year. This league offers high school varsity and JV teams a chance to play through the summer in a low key environment. Downstate provides officials, but rosters are flexible as teams work around summer vacations. Teams will have between 8 and 12 matches, playing two matches a night. Downstate staff will work with your team to come up with a schedule that fits your needs.
This league is appropriate for high school Varsity or JV teams (or a combination, based on the number of athletes you have available) and runs through the month of July.
1st Contact Camp
Our coaching staff will assist athletes in improving their serve, serve receive and defensive digging skills. Skills will range from fundamentals to advanced technique. This camp will focus on high repetition drills and game-like situations to help athletes master these all-important skills.
A detailed breakdown of all aspects of the setting position. Includes sessions on body position, hand-location and finish. Learn efficient footwork to the ball and how to deliver the best set. Work on back setting, effective communication, how to score in the middle along with tips and setter dumps.
Attack, Pass & Serve Camp
Master the primary skills involved in Scoring for your team. Designed to push the 6-rotation athlete to master the skills that make them valuable all around the court.