Jan. 16, 2013
After his first collegiate head coaching season, Gopher Volleyball's Hugh McCutcheon will hold three summer camps, running from July 8-12, 15-19 and 28-31st at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. July 8-12 will include an all positions college prep camp, the July 15-19 will include an all-skills camp and a team camp will be held from July 28-31st. Sign up information for all camps will be included on gophersports.com shortly.
Hugh McCutcheon Volleyball Camp
University of Minnesota,
All Positions College-Prep Camp - July 8-12:
This camp is designed for experienced athletes who aspire to play volleyball collegiately. Players will be divided by position, experience, and ability. All attendees are required to have completed 7th grade.
We believe that the best college players are "generalized specialists" - people that are good at all the skills but great at one or two in particular. To that end, we will teach/review all of the fundamental skills during camp. In addition, we will tutor athletes by position. Setters, defensive players/Liberos, and Hitters will all get technical and tactical instruction specific to their roles on the court. Athletes will learn, apply those lessons while receiving expert feedback and instruction, and then compete with some of the best players in country.
Camp starts at 1:00 pm on July 8 and ends at 12 pm noon on July 12. There will be a morning, afternoon, and evening session on July 9, 10, 11 - with afternoon and evening sessions on July 8 and a morning session on July 12. Athletes who attend this camp have the option of staying overnight or commuting.
All-Skills Camp - July 15-19:
This camp is designed for any volleyball athlete who wants to learn more about the game. Players will be divided by position, experience, and ability. All attendees are required to have completed 5th grade.
The purpose of this camp is to give each athlete a solid foundation in the fundamental skills and systems of the game.
The camp day is split into 2 sessions with a 90 minute break in between. The morning session starts at 8:30 and finishes at 1130 am. The afternoon session starts at 1:00 pm and finishes at 4:00 pm. We are not providing the option to stay overnight for this camp.
Team Camp - July 28-31:
This camp is designed for High School Teams that wish to learn and compete in an elite environment leading in to their upcoming seasons. In addition to our great group of camp coaches, we are excited to announce that four time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist Lloy Ball will be working with us at Team camp.
The final Team camp format will be contingent upon the number of Teams participating but, assuming we operate at capacity, Teams will play 2 matches per day and receive an hour of either pre or post match instruction/feedback and practice with each competition. There will also be video presentations made by the camp staff in the evenings.
Teams should arrive for an introductory session at 6:30 pm on the 28th. Morning instruction/competition sessions are from 8:00am - 11:30pm depending on the time of your instruction. Afternoon sessions run from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Evening sessions will include presentations and video from Lloy Ball, Laura Bush, and Hugh McCutcheon. Camp will end at 12:00 pm on the July 31st after a morning of tournament play.
For teams that wish to maximize the team building experience, we are now providing overnight housing and dining to allow teams to get the FULL CAMP EXPERIENCE.
Camp Director - Hugh McCutcheon:
Head Coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Women's Volleyball Team, Coach McCutcheon has a list of experiences and achievements that are truly unique in the world of volleyball. In 2008, Hugh coached the USA Men's Volleyball team to an Olympic Gold and World League Gold Medal. He also coached the 2012 USA Women's Volleyball Team to an Olympic Silver Medal as well as 3 consecutive World Grand Prix Titles over the course of the quadrennial. He was also an assistant Coach for the 2004 USA Men's Olympic Team. McCutcheon was named the USOC Olympic Coach of the Year in 2008. Coach McCutcheon personally runs all aspects of camp and will be present for every session.
The most critical element of any successful camp is the coaching staff. We are confident that we will provide some of the best coaches and teachers in the sport. Our staff is committed to the growth and development of each athlete.
The goal of our camps is to make the athletes and teams that attend better at playing the game. To achieve this, our camp program will be based in sound teaching philosophy where the instructors explain and demonstrate the task at hand and then give continuous feedback to the athletes until they achieve the desired level of execution. All drill and competitive sessions are designed to give the athletes as many opportunities to contact the ball as possible.
- All Positions College-Prep Camp. July 8-12, 2013
- $425.00 if you register before April 1, 2013 and commute (lunch and dinner included)
- $475.00 if you register after April 1, 2013 and commute (lunch and dinner included)
- $545.00 if you register before April 1, 2013 and stay on campus (All meals included)
- $595.00 if you register after April 1, 2013 and stay on campus (All meals included)
- All Skills Camp. July 15-19, 2013
- $399.00 if you register before April 1, 2013 (lunch included)
- $449.00 if you register after April 1, 2013 (lunch included)
- Team Camp. July 28-31, 2013
- $399.00 if you register before April 1, 2013 and commute (lunch and dinner included)
- $449.00 if you register after April 1, 2013 and commute (lunch and dinner included)
- $499.00 if you register before April 1, 2013 and stay on campus (All meals included)
- $549.00 if you register after April 1, 2013 and stay on campus (All meals included)
*If you have to cancel your reservation before June 15, 2013 you will receive a refund minus a$100.00 registration fee. If you cancel after June 15, no refunds will be issued for any reason.
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