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MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball program is hosting a Winter Volleyball Training Camp. The Winter Volleyball Training Camp will focus on two unique specialty areas designed to enhance individual player development. Two sessions will be offered: advanced all-skills and positional training (attackers, setters and Liberos).
The advanced all-skills session 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 camp which is eight hours of instruction will run on the following days: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15. Each session will go from 1-3 p.m. and the cost is $60.
The positional portion will focus on the individual skills and techniques necessary for setters, hitters and Liberos. Setters will learn individual setting techniques which include footwork, setting different tempos, running an offense and serving. Hitters will be instructed in specialized footwork, hitting mechanics, situational hitting, transitional skills and serving. Liberos skills to be taught include passing techniques, footwork, floor defense, serve/receive and reading different attackers. The camp, eight hours of instruction, will be held on the following days: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15. Each session will go from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and the cost is $60.
Every session will be held in Vandament Arena. NMU head coach Dominic Yoder along with assistant coaches Kristin Slamer and Fernanda Queiroz will direct the camp. Also assisting will be players from the NMU volleyball team. All participants are asked to bring appropriate athletic clothing, shoes, kneepads and a water bottle. 
The registration deadline is Jan. 20, 2009. Late registration will be accepted over the phone until Jan. 25 with a credit card or bring the form to the first day of camp.    
A camp brochure is available at Please call 906-227-2519 with any questions.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director