@DuqVB Announces 2017 Summer Camp Dates
Feb. 1, 2017


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PITTSBURGH - Duquesne head volleyball coach Steve Opperman has announced the dates of the 2017 Volleyball Camps. Registration forms are available on the main volleyball page or by clicking here.

Team Camp
Saturday, July 8th - Sunday July 9th
A.J. Palumbo Center
(Registration begins Thursday, July 7th)
Ages: Rising 9th-12th graders
Price: Two night residential: $200/camper
One night residential: $165/camper
Commuter: $135/camper
(Prices may differ in accordance with meal purchases)

Our Team Camp is designed for High School teams to get a head start on next season. The camp will be focused on competition and team building, allowing teams to compete in drills designed and implemented by the Duquesne staff.

Coaches are encouraged to attend at no additional cost.

Day 1: A Wave: 9am -- 11 am
B Wave: 11am -- 1pm
A: 1pm -- 3pm
B: 3pm -- 5pm
A: 5pm -- 7pm
B: 7pm -- 9pm

Day 2: Tournament Style Pool Play

Skills Camp
Sunday, July 9th -- Wednesday, July 12th
A.J. Palumbo Center
(Registration begins at 5pm)
Camp ends at 4 p.m. Wednesday
Ages: rising 6th -- 12th graders
Price: Commuter - $300 per camper
Overnight - $400 per camper

The skills camp, for overnight campers and commuters, will focus on the fundamental skills of volleyball. Attention will be given to individual skills as well as team strategy. Campers of all skill levels are welcome and it is especially good for players looking to improve their all-round game. This camp includes meals for all of the participants. The overnight campers will stay in an air-conditioned dorm on Duquesne's campus. The dorms will be supervised by camp staff.

Day 1 (9th) 5 p.m.: Check-in and Registration Begins
6 - 8:30 pm: Session 1

Days 2 & 3 (10th/11th) 9 - 11:30 a.m.: Session 1
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
2 - 4:30 p.m.: Session 2
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Dinner
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Session 3

Day 4 (12th) 9 - 11:30 a.m.: Session 1
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Lunch
2 - 4:00 p.m.: Session 2

Overnight : $400/camper
Commuter: $300/camper

Ball Control Camp
Thursday, July 13th
A.J. Palumbo Center
9am-12pm
(Registration begins at 8:30am)
Ages: rising 6th-12th graders
Price: $60 per camper
Our defensive/ball control camp is designed for the player who wants to develop their all round game as a primary passer and defensive specialist. The camp will focus on forearm and overhead passing from a serve receive position as well as digging and rolling skills from a defensive position. This will allow the player to develop a feel for the court in relation to serve receive and defensive positioning.

Setter Camp
Friday, July 14th
A.J. Palumbo Center
9am-3pm
(Registration begins at 8:30am)
Ages: rising 6th-12th graders
Price: $85 per camper

The setter camp is designed to help develop setters in many areas of the game. The camp will focus on hand positioning, footwork patterns, transition, attacking, setting strategies, and tempo sets. Campers are encouraged to bring their own lunch, as this service will not be provided.

Hitter Camp
Saturday, July 15th
A.J. Palumbo Center
9am-3pm
(Registration begins at 8:30am)
Ages: rising 6th-12th graders
Price: $85 per camper

This camp is designed for the hitter who wants to excel in the area of attacking the ball. The camp will focus on the technical areas of hitting including arm swing, footwork, transition, court movement, swing hitting, and tempo sets. Campers are encouraged to bring their own lunch, as this service will not be provided.

Camp Staff

Steve Opperman is in his 19th season as head coach at Duquesne. Named to the post in 1998, Opperman became the 12th head coach in program history. He came to Duquesne after seven seasons as head coach at Wright State, where he was second on the school's all-time victory list.

Opperman, who was A-10 Co-Coach of the Year in 2013, 2010, 2004 and 2001, needed only five years to become DU's all-time winningest coach. Over his tenure, Opperman has seen his players voted to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams a total of 52 times. The Dukes have been represented on the A-10 All-Conference teams for 18 straight seasons. In his 18 years on the Bluff, several season, team and individual records have been broken under Opperman's guidance. Additionally, Opperman has coached two AVCA All-Americans. Liz Homan received the honor in 2010 and Arielle Love in 2012 and 2014. Under his leadership, Opperman always had his squads among the strongest academic teams on campus. In his 18 seasons at Duquesne, 14 student-athletes have been named to the A-10 Academic All-Conference team, five student-athletes have been named Academic All-America and one A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year.

Opperman is the winningest coach at Duquesne University. He has compiled a 431-405 (.515) record in 26 seasons as a head coach.

Ryan Sweitzer, Assistant Coach
Ryan Sweitzer is in his third season as Assistant Coach for the Duquesne Dukes. Sweitzer came to Duquesne from Eastern Illinois, where he was the Assistant Coach. His primary focus was the team's offense and blocking. Along with his coaching experience, he brings his high-level playing experience with him. He attended Penn State University, where he helped the Nittany Lions win a National Championship in 2008. As an opposite hitter, he finished his playing career with a .303 hitting percentage. After college, Sweitzer played professionally in Sweden.

Amber Kaufman, Assistant Coach
Amber Kaufman is in her first season as Assistant Coach with Duquesne. She comes to the bluff after serving one year as the Volunteer Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a standout athlete at the University of Hawaii, earning All-American honors on her way to a Final Four appearance in 2009. Kaufman was also a decorated high jumper including capturing the 2010 Outdoor Track and Field High Jump Championship. After graduating from Hawaii with a degree in Psychology, she went on to play three years of professional volleyball in Finland.


Click here for the 2017 Volleyball Camp Registration Form
*After completing this online registration form, please send in an $85 non-refundable deposit (make checks payable to Steven Opperman). If attending only the ball control camp, please send in the full $60 payment, for your deposit. Your deposit will guarantee your spot on the camp roster and it also goes towards your total camp balance.

Duquesne Volleyball


A.J. Palumbo Center
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
**Make checks payable to: Steven Opperman**


In accordance with NCAA guidelines, all Duquesne University Sports Camps and Clinic are open to any and all entrants, limited only by specified number, age, grade level and/or gender of its participants.


 

 

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