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2015 Volleyball Summer Camps

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/23/2015 14:09:16
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2014 Jackrabbit Volleyball Camps

South Dakota State Volleyball gears its camps toward all skill levels of players from in grades 2-12. The camps provide an opportunity for players to experience the excitement surrounding Jackrabbit volleyball. 

The purpose of the Jackrabbit Volleyball Camps is to give athletes to tools necessary to become a complete volleyball player. The coaching staff and players work with beginners to elite level volleyball players in a competitive and fun environment, and they provide the opportunity to take your skills to the next level. We design our competitive camp structure to challenge you, push you and help you prepare for your coming season and beyond! 

- Phil McDaniel, Head Volleyball Coach

Youth Camp - July 17-19 (Thursday-Saturday)
For campers entering grades 2-5
Check-in: Thrusday July 17, 8:15 a.m.

: 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $80
Youth Camp is designed to introduce young players to the basic fundamentals of volleyball including serving, passing, attacking, setting and defense.

All campers receive a t-shirt and water bottle!

Middle School Camp - July 17-19 (Thursday-Saturday)
For campers entering grade 6-8
Check-in: Thursday, July 17, 1:15 p.m.
Camp: 2 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $120
Middle School Camp prepares athletes for the move up to the next level of competition, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of individual volleyball skills including serving, passing, attacking, setting and defense.

All campers receive a t-shirt and water bottle!

Skills Camp - July 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday)
For campers entering grades 7-12
Check-in: Tuesday, July 8, 1:15 p.m.
Camp Sessions: Tuesday - 2-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
                             Wednesday - 9:30 a.m.-noon, 2-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
                             Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-noon, 1:30-4 p.m.
Cost: Resident - $325 including housing and meals
          Commuter - $225 including lunch and dinner

Skills Camp provides instruction to enhance the fundamentals of every basic volleyball skill. While all campers receive the opportunity to work on each skill, some sessions also focus on improving skills based on position. Liberos learn the basics of serve receive and back row defense. Attackers learn position-specific arm swing and footwork mechanics as well as blocking technique. Setters learn basic footwork, various types of sets and how to run an offense. The camp concludes with a tournament competition!

All campers receive a t-shirt, water bottle and an SDSU Jackrabbit gift! 

Elite Camp - July 13-15 (Sunday-Tuesday)
For campers entering grades 10-12
Check-in: Sunday, July 13, 1:15 p.m.
Camp Sessions: Sunday, 2-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
                             Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, 2-4:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
                             Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon., 1:30-4 p.m.
Cost: Resident - $350 including housing and meals
          Commuter - $250 including lunch and dinner
Elite Camp offers the highest level of training to the experienced player. It's designed to expose campers to the collegiate practice and competition environment, and is a great opportunity for athletes to raise their overall skill level in a challenging atmosphere. Campers receive instruction on all types of volleyball contacts and an understanding of how each touch fits into an overall offensive and defensive system. The Elite Camp prepares campers for a faster, more intense level of volleyball. 

All campers receive a t-shirt, water bottle and an SDSU Jackrabbit gift!

Elite Camp also includes an information session about the recruiting process, NCAA compliance and the strength and conditioning side of volleyball training. 

Team Tournament - July 11-12 (Friday and Saturday)
: at Frost Arena, one hour prior to your first match
Choose 'A' or 'B' division. Get a competitive atmosphere that's right for your team.
Camp Begins: Friday, July 11 - 9 a.m.
Camp Ends: Saturday, July 12 - 5 p.m.
Cost: $350 per team
Additional Options: One night, AIR CONDITIONED room - $75/player (meals included)
                                  Two nights, AIR CONDITIONED room - $105/player (meals included)
                                  Lunch on each Friday and Saturday - $20/player
*Up to two coaches stay and/or eat free with their team!

Registration: Contact Phil McDaniel at or 605-688-5737 to register your team.

Your team gets the opportunity to play together prior to the 2013 season in a collegiate atmosphere. This camp focuses on competition. The schedule is based on number of teams participating but includes pool play, followed by bracket play. Each camper receives a t-shirt! 


What should I bring? All campers should bring the following: court shoes, shorts, t-shirts, socks and knee pads (if desired). In addition, resident campers should bring a fan, towel and personal toiletries. 

Are discounts available? Yes!  Siblings attending camp receive a $10 discount per camper (Not applicable to team camp). Please mail applications together to receive the discount. Also,the same camper attending two individual skills camps receives $10 off per camp. Discounts cannot be combined and must be mailed together.

What if I can only attend part of camp?  Contact Phil McDaniel at or 605-688-5737 to inquire about a prorated camp fee for the sessions you are able to attend. 

What is the player to coach ratio?  At minimum we will have at least ine coach for every eight campers. 

Are camp accomodations air-conditioned?  Yes! New this year, all resident campers stay in air conditioned halls!

Is airport transportation available?  Sioux Falls airport transportation can be provided for a cost. Please contact Phil McDaniel at at the time of registration to make arrangements.

How do I register?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE and pay with a major credit card. Or, print the camp brochure at the top of the page, detach and fill out the attached Application Form completely.  Mail it along with full payment to:

Jackrabbit Volleyball Camps
Attn: Niki Bono
2820 HPER Center
Brookings, SD 57007

To register for Team Tournament - contact Phil McDaniel at or 605-688-5737. 

Jackrabbit Volleyball camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

If a camper requires any accommodations due to special needs, we ask that you notify us via email or in writing of those needs a minimum of two weeks prior to the camp start date so we can make the accommodations.