Volleyball

July 27-29, 2014

The Goucher College Girls' Volleyball Camp is designed for middle school to high school aged girls. The camp is designed for players who have had at least one year of playing experience, and is recommended for any player who has the desire to take her game to the next level! The camp will focus on teaching proper technique and a progressive development of skills by incorporating the best practices in teaching and skill development. Camp coaches, including certified training staff, are all experienced coaches and have achieved success at a high level. The Camp is also staffed with current and past members of the Goucher Volleyball Team. Join us this July for a GREAT volleyball experience. 

The Goucher College Girls' Volleyball Camp combines the best of individual skills camps, position camps, and team camps.  Players choose various skills sessions to attend to strengthen a skill, then they choose what position session to attend based on their preferred position. They take these new skills back to their court and work with their "team" to incorporate their new skills in game like conditions.

Tentative Camp Schedule:

8:00-8:45 am Breakfast (Resident Campers Only)
9:00-12:00 pm Morning Session
Skill Introduction/DEMO
Skill Session
Position Session
Individual and Partner Activities
12:15-1:00 pm Lunch (Provided to ALL Campers)  
1:30 - 5:00 pm Afternoon Session
Skill Introduction/DEMO
Skill Session
Position Session
Team Concepts
Partner Activities and Small Games
5:15 - 6:00 pm Dinner (Provided to ALL Campers)  
7:00 - 9:00 pm Evening Session
Team Concepts
Competition & Games
9:00 pm Dismissed for Evening (Residents Return Back to Residence Halls)
11:00 pm  Lights Out! Get a good night sleep for another exciting day of camp!

              

Camp Fees: 

$390 Residential
$340 Commuter

All camp participants will receive a camp handbook, T-shirt, and water bottle. The handbook will allow the court coaches to evaluate campers' skills as they are being performed, and camp participants to write down the teaching cues. The handbook will also provide a written evaluation of the players' strengths and what they should work on when they leave the camp. All players will benefit from the camp's up-to-date training techniques and constant movement drills. Focus is on the entire player, including sports nutrition and mental training, within the context of playing volleyball at the highest level.   

Summer 2014 Online Registration- 

To reserve your place in this summer's program, please Click ON THE below links. Please complete the online registration process by electronically submitting the required forms and payments. All payments must be made online with a valid credit\debit card. All balances must be paid in full by July 14, 2014.

Space is limited, SO act now. Hope to see you this summer!

New registrations are now closed

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Contact: For more information please contact Michael Bossom, the camp director, at (410) 299-6912 or at michael.bossom@gmail.com

Camp Director Biography:

Recently completing his eighth year as head coach of the Goucher Volleyball Program, Coach Michael Bossom led the Gophers to five straight winning seasons. In 2009, the team finished 17-12, and completed in their first play-off match win in over 10 years. Prior to coming to Goucher, Coach Bossom spent 12 years as the varsity coach at Centennial High School in Howard County, during which time his teams won 8 state championships. While at Centennial High School, Coach Bossom was named All-Metro Coach twice.

He also has international experience, having coached the US Men's Standing Team to the 2000 Summer Paralympics. Additionally, Coach Bossom coached the 14's, 15's, and 18's age groups for the Columbia Volleyball Club. Coach Bossom is CAP II certified and a member of the AVCA.  

Assistant Coach Biography:

Charlotte Harris is entering her first season as a graduate assitant for the Goucher College volleyball program, following a standout career as a libero at Divison I Mercer University in Georgia. Harris played for the Bears from 2008-2011, earning First-Team All-Atlantic Sun honors as a junior, after setting a new program record with 638 digs. She was the first Mercer player to ever receive First-Team recognition. Moreover, she was one of only fourteen players in Division I with over 600 digs. During her junior year, Charlotte was named the Atlantic Sun Libero of The Year for her performance. As a senior, she led the team once again with 494 digs.

Additionally, the Chapel Hill, N.C., native was a multiple A-Sun All-Academic honoree. Harris graduated from Mercer University in 2012, with a major in psychology and a minor in communications. After spending a year abroad working with a London-based psychologist, Charlotte joined the coaching ranks this past summer while working as resource coach at Triangle Volleyball Club in North Carolina. She also assisted at NC State volleyball camps.

Other Camp Coaches:

Top coaches from around the area will be part of the camp, including Larry Schofield (varsity coach at Centennial High School). Notable guest coaches, college coaches, and top high school or club coaches will be present. The camp will also utilize collegiate players, who will provide demonstrations.  

Training Staff:

Certified athletic trainers will be on site to provide preventative and remedial care.