Volleyball Summer Camps Announced

Volleyball Summer Camps Announced

Head Volleyball Coach Jim Hunstein is pleased and happy to be offering all new volleyball camps at Blackburn this summer!! These camps will be run by Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Jim Hunstein with help from current Blackburn volleyball players. The focus of each camp is to develop, enhance, and increase the skills of each player regardless of skill level or playing ability. Our focus for each camp is to improve technical and tactical abilities. We will provide a fun and engaging atmosphere for all our campers! The specialty camps are designed for girls and boys entering grades 8-12 while the Elite Camp is for players entering grades 10- 12 who are planning to pursue volleyball in college. Camp fee includes a camp t-shirt. 

Setter Camp – Saturday, June 9; 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost $60 Designed for the committed setter, this camp features progressive setting skills as well as advanced strategies with lots and lots of touches. We will also cover setter attacks and serving to enhance your setting skill set. 

Hitter Camp – Sunday, June 10; 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost $60 Designed for all front row attackers, this camp features attack reps from all three font row positions as well as from the back row. We will also cover serving and some defensive work to enhance your allaround hitter skills. (High level setters who would like to set for the Hitters Camp are also welcome!) 

Defense Camp – Saturday, June 16; 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost $60 Designed for the committed libero/defensive specialist or a 6-rotation hitter, this camp features intense defensive drilling with tons of ball contacts, including transition digging and serve receive. We will also cover serving and back row attacking to enhance your back row skill set. 

*** Sign up for all three Specialty Camps and save! Total cost for all 3; $160! ***

Elite Camp – Sunday, June 17; 9:00 am-2:30 pm Cost $75 Designed for elite players who are planning to play volleyball in college, this camp features high level training, techniques, and strategies. We will cover all skills and eventually put them together to work on for offense and defense systems. There will also be a discussion on the college recruiting process.

What to Bring to Camp: Water! Our gym is not air-conditioned and we will take plenty of breaks, but bring plenty of water! Energy! We will try to cover a lot of information but with lots of playing time, so come ready to play! Enthusiasm! Volleyball is the best game ever, so come ready to learn a lot and have a ton of fun! Registration for each camp will begin 30 minutes before the start time. To Sign Up: Please fill out the Registration Form and send it to Jim Hunstein, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Carlinville, IL 62626. Checks should be made payable to: Jim Hunstein.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel any camps in the event of insufficient registrations. In the event you need to cancel, a full refund will be given up to the day before the camp is scheduled to begin. For more information about the camps, please contact Coach Hunstein; jim.hunstein@blackburn.edu or at 314-520-8683.