Summer Volleyball Camps for Students Start June 24, July 15 & July 22by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jun. 17, 2013, under Press Releases
Contact: Angela Vande Mheen, (520) 297-2288, cell: 360-1817 or email@example.com
Duel Volleyball Camp Helps Students Learn & Improve Skills
Series of camps for Lower, Middle & High School Participants
The first Duel Volleyball Camp begins on June 24, followed by additional camps starting July 15 and July 22. These camps offer hands-on experience in three age-specific sessions for lower, middle and high school students.
The volleyball camp is open to both girls and boys. This is an opportunity for aspiring athletes who are new to volleyball as well as those ready to master advanced skills. The popular summer camps help students develop and refine skills including passing, setting, hitting and serving, then incorporating those skills into game situations.
One goal is to introduce the sport to lower school youngsters and build their interest and skill set, said Angela Vande Mheen, who’s coached this program since its founding four summers ago. She’s one of four coaches for the camp.
The camps run Monday through Friday and are offered three times this summer – June 24 through 28, July 15 through19 and July 22 through 26.
The lower school camp is for students entering third, fourth or fifth grade and is held from 8 to 10 a.m. The middle school camp is for grades six through eight and is held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The high school camp is for grades nine through 12, held from 1 to 4 p.m.
The first session will be at Desert Christian High School, 7525 E. Speedway Blvd. The second two sessions will be at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Rd. The camps are co-sponsored by Academy of Tucson, Desert Christian High School, Green Fields and St. Gregory’s.
Participants should wear comfortable sports attire like shorts and a T-shirt, proper court or gym shoes, and bring a water bottle and light snack.
Returning coaches are:
- Dave LePeau is starting his ninth year as head coach of the girls’ varsity volleyball team at the Academy of Tucson. He also coaches for Zona Volleyball Club’s Developmental Program. He played competitive volleyball for 10 years. He’s taught both middle and high school club levels and coached boys and girls teams. He’s coached the summer volleyball camps all four years.
- Vande Mheen, head coach at Green Fields County Day School. She started in 1997 as the junior varsity and assistant varsity coach. Green Fields has played in the state tournament 12 times in the last 13 years – and twice in the championship game. She’s also coached at Canyon Del Oro and Amphitheater High schools. In 2011 she was named AIA Coach of the Year in 2011.
New coaches this year include:
- Noah Gustafson, now in his second year at St. Gregory College Preparatory School. He also serves as an assistant coach for Amphitheater High School’s boys varsity volleyball team. He’s a Green Fields graduate coached by Vande Mheen. He was volleyball manager his junior and senior years.
- Shannon Huetter, new head coach at Desert Christian High School, formerly with Tucson Country Day School, and Russ Sullivan, head coach at the school for the past two seasons. He was named AIA Coach of the year in 2012.
The cost is $80 for each lower or middle school sessions and $100 for a high school session. Those registering for more than one session will receive a $20 discount. Register online at www.duelvolleyball.greenfields.org. Day-long coed tournaments also are offered.
For more information, contact Vande Mheen at (520) 360-1817 or LePeau at (630) 209-7797.
Founded in 1933, Green Fields began as a boarding school for boys. This is Southern Arizona’s oldest independent day school, now offering a continuity of classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. The curriculum includes core classes in English, social studies, science and math, foreign languages, the visual and performing arts, plus technology, publications and athletics. For more information on Green Fields, call 297-2288 or visit www.greenfields.org.