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MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball program is hosting the Wildcat Volleyball Winter Training Camps. Each camp will focus on three unique specialty areas designed to enhance individual player development in volleyball.    The sessions being offered include: all-skills advanced and introductory; volleyball specific strength and conditioning; and individual skill training: attackers, setters and Liberos. 
The camps will begin on Sunday, Jan. 27 and run for six consecutive Sundays (Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 9). All camps will be under the direction of head coach Dominic Yoder and assistant coach Kristin Slamer.    Athletes will need to bring appropriate athletic clothing, shoes, knee pads, water bottles, etc. Each camp will be held in Vandament Arena. Contact NMU Recreational Sports at 906-227-2519 with any questions and to pick up a form. Registration deadline is Jan. 20, 2008. Late registration will be accepted until Jan. 27, but payment must be made by credit card over the phone or bring the form with you on the first day.    
All-skills advanced and introductory camp will focus on the complete player’s game. The camp will expand the player’s knowledge in the skills of hand/arm passing, attacking, blocking and serving with all skills emphasizing techniques to enhance ball control. The cost of the camp is $55 and will run from 1-2:30 p.m.
Volleyball strength and conditioning will focus on the individual player’s ability to perform physically during a volleyball match. The training will include cardiovascular conditioning as well as agility/speed/jump training. The camp will incorporate drills that will be physically demanding for the athlete. The cost of the camp is $35 and will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Individual skill training: attackers, setters and Liberos will focus on the individual skills and techniques necessary for these positions. Setters will learn individual setting techniques including: footwork, hands, setting different tempos, setter attacks, setting situations, running an offense and serving. The hitter camp will focus on specialized footwork, hitting mechanics, situational hitting, transitional skills and serving. The Libero camp is designed to give the individual passing techniques, footwork, floor defense, serve receive, serving and reading different attackers. The cost of the camp is $55 and will run from 3:30-5 p.m.
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director