Volleyball camps are an extremely important factor in gaining the knowledge and skill of a great volleyball player. Not only do volleyball camps offer a player a look at the fundamentals of volleyball, but they are almost always instructed by former players. Many of the camps I have worked are with current NCAA volleyball players and run by former collegiate volleyball players.
As opposed to going to practice and running around, a camp will slow the method down and give players a solid base to work from. Individuals will get to see exactly how to perform volleyball skills including the proper way to serve or the correct way to contact the volleyball while spiking.
How Do You Choose a Volleyball Camp?
Choosing a camp is extremely important if you want to get your money’s worth. You have to be sure that the proper amount of technique, skill, and method are being taught at the camp. You absolutely do not want to hear from people attending the camp that all they are doing is scrimmaging.
Fortunately, with the internet it is very easy to find volleyball camps in your area. Simply go to a search engine and type in your area along with volleyball camps. When making a decision, here are the things that you should look at.
1. What organization is running the camp? Your best bet is always going to be a volleyball club in the area. Go to their websites and do some research. Are they a good club? Do they win a lot? Have they been around for a while? The longer they have been around I would bet the better that their organization is. You will also find other random individuals or programs running camps. Again, do your homework.
2. What individuals are running the camp? Is the person running the camp a current high school volleyball player or a former All-American collegiate athlete? You will definitely find these types running camps and everything in between. Be sure to choose the one that you know for a fact will have the greatest knowledge.
3. Where is the camp located? Do not drive two hours to go to a camp. That should not be necessary. There are so many camps to choose from that you really should not have a problem finding one in your area.
Be sure, that when choosing a volleyball camp, you follow the suggestions above. Believe it or not, there are really good volleyball camps out there, but there are also terrible ones. Do not be afraid to call, ask questions, or even stop in to see a camp in action. You will be happy that you did.