University of South Carolina - Volleyball


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Elite Skills camp is designed for the most experienced players. Campers will receive a skills assessment and be placed into teams based on the assessment. Sessions are designed to be competitive and allow for individualized instruction from college coaches and players to continue to improve upon all volleyball skills.

Housing will be available in the honors college near the volleyball facility. Meals are included in the cost of camp. 

Session Dates
July 16th - 18th

Grades 9th - 12th

$430 For Commuter Camper OR $475 For Resident Camper

Gamecock Volleyball Camps offer the following discount:
     1) Half price entry for campers of University of South Carolina staff (Camp Staff, USC Athletic Department Staff, USC Faculty/Staff).

These camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. Space is limited for each camp; enrollment is a first-come, first-serve basis. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged to ensure participation.

Camp Schedule
Monday, July 16th
Check-In → 1:00pm
Session I → 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Dinner Break → 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session II → 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lights Out → 10:30pm
Tuesday, July 17th
Breakfast → 8:00am - 8:30am
Session III → 9:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Break → 11:00am - 2:00pm
Session IV → 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner Break → 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Session V → 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lights Out → 10:30pm
Wednesday, July 18th
Breakfast → 8:00am - 8:30am
Session VI → 9:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Break → 11:00am - 1:30pm
Session VII → 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Camp Gear
All campers should bring appropriate training gear (shoes, shorts, socks, kneepads, extra t-shirts, water bottle, etc.). Overnight campers are expected to bring their own towels, linens, pillows, blankets or sleeping bags as well as toilet articles and other articles of clothing as desired. Extra spending money for snacks, camp store items, etc. may be helpful.

Overnight campers will be housed in the Honors College Dormitories on University of South Carolina Campus.

Camps that provide meals will be provided by our university food service in an air-conditioned dining hall.

Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and watch camp in the balcony area of the Carolina Volleyball Center. There will be designated areas where you will be able to park. Parking is limited and South Carolina Volleyball will not reimburse the cost of a parking ticket if parked in an area not designated by the camp staff. Specific parking details will be included in the final details email sent by camp staff prior to the start of each camp.

Airport Pick-Up
Campers who need transportation to and from the Columbia Airport will need to make arrangements with South Carolina Volleyball no later than one week prior to camp. South Carolina Volleyball will make every effort to accommodate each request, but service is not guaranteed.

Confirmation Letter With Camp Check-In Information
Each camper will be sent a confirmation letter via e-mail after the completed camp application, parental consent form, and payment is received. A parent e-mail address is preferred. This letter will contain all necessary camp check-in information, camp time format, and a campus map. If you do not have access to e-mail, please specify on application and a hard copy of the confirmation letter will be sent to your home address indicated in the camp application.

Safety & Protection
All campers must carry their own insurance. While the staff will make every effort to prevent injuries and accidents, Mendoza Volleyball Camps, LLC and the University of South Carolina will not be responsible for injuries sustained during camp. There will be a fully equipped training room with an athletic trainer at every session. The parental consent form must be completed for participation. All members of the staff (including court coaches, camp mentors, student-athletes and overnight security) will have passed a legal and thorough background check before being allowed to coach at camp in any capacity. In addition, all members of the staff will have been properly trained to handle any and all emergency situations.  Should a camper suspect any illegal or inappropriate behavior from another camper or staff member, it is asked they immediately report the activity to the lead camp coach.

Dismissal Policy
There will be no refund for any camper dismissed from camp. Grounds for dismissal include but are not limited to vandalism; leaving a facility or dorm unsupervised; the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products; harassment and not following verbal instructions/rules.

Cancellation Policy
Up to 30 days prior to 12:00pm of your session's check-in day, you can withdraw for any reason and receive 100% refund of tuition after the deducted $60 non-refundable registration fee. 29-15 days prior to 12:00pm of your session's check-in day = 75% refund of tuition after the deducted $60 non-refundable registration fee. 14-7 days prior to 12:00pm of your session check-in day = 50% refund of tuition after the deducted $60 non-refundable registration fee. 6 days prior to 12:00pm of your session check-in day through check-out day, no refunds will be given. At any time, refunds due to injury/illness or certain emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis with written documentation of the nature of the injury/illness or emergency provided. We provide the services of camp expecting each enrollee to attend. If you must withdraw, please send an email to Megan Mendoza for an appropriate written record of the request.

All camps are open to any and all entrants, only limited by number, age, grade or gender.