Nike Volleyball Camp University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Our volleyball camp in Maryland provides a fantastic opportunity for players of all abilities to improve their skills and master the fundamentals over the summer.
This youth summer camp outside of Salisbury offers overnight and day camp programs, with training for girls, ages 10-18, of all skill levels. Campers will gain valuable volleyball experience and have fun!
- Excellent residential, dining, and training facilities
- 6-7 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Instruction from prominent college coaches as well as former or current collegiate athletes
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Director Toby Rens
Toby Rens returned to the Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball program in 2014 after a decade away from Princess Anne. In 18 seasons (as of Nov. 5, 2017), he has accumulated a 375-264 overall record, averaging 20 wins a season in that span. The architect of the success experienced by Eastern Shore Volleyball over the past decade can really be credited to Rens, who inherited a program who had not won in over two years.View Toby Rens's Bio ⟩
This season, the Hawks clinched their first MEAC Northern Division title since 2012 and sixth in program history, winning their opening ten matches without a single loss. Rens was also at the helm for The Shore's first divisional championship in 2003.
Last season, he guided the Hawks to an 18-13 campaign, with a 10-2 mark in conference play. That success led to a return trip to the MEAC tournament where the team defeated North Carolina A&T for their first tournament victory since the 2012 season.
Three players earned MEAC accolades along the way, with Lucia Babic making 2nd Team All-Conference and two freshman-Ivana Blazevic and Iva Vujosevic-making the All-Rookie squad. As a team the Hawks led the nation with 2.10 aces per set, achieving that feat for two years in a row.
In 2015, the Hawks began the road back to the glory days of the 2000s and early 2010s with a doubling of wins from the 2014 season. The Shore started 10-0, its best start in program history, en route to a 22-7 season and the team's first berth in the MEAC Tournament since 2012.
Along with the outstanding improvement in wins, Rens' coaching helped the Hawks get five players on the All-MEAC Team, including Rookie of the Year Zuzana Ondruskova. Several Hawks led the conference and were even ranked nationally in individual statistics, and for a time the team led the country in aces per set.
In his first year at UMES in 2001, he won three matches, improvement for a team that hadn't won a match since 1998. He continued to quickly turn the program around with a 20-15 the following season, and a school-record 26-12 mark in 2003, which was recently surpassed in 2012 (28). The 2001 to 2002 season marked the best single-season turnaround in the NCAA. In 2002, he won Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
After three seasons with the Hawks, Rens guided the Long Island University-Brooklyn volleyball program for four seasons (2004-07). He won the Northeast Conference (NEC) and took them to the NCAA tournament each season. He went 106-46 during that time, a near 70-percent winning percentage, while averaging over 26 wins-per-season.In 2005, Rens was NEC Coach of the Year. Heregularly boasted one of the highest team GPAs at LIU, twice taking top honors. Two of his student-athletes were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team.
He then went on to coach five seasons at the University of Pittsburgh (2008-12). He won 54 percent of his matches in the competitive Big East Conference and took them to a school-record five consecutive conference berths. During his tenure, he coached three AVCA All-Americans, five All-Region selections, 11 All-Conference nods, and a Big East Player of the Yearand Libero of the Year. His team had the highest grade-point-average (GPA) in the department two of his five years at Pitt.
Between LIU and Pitt, he led the AVCA Academic Award three times ('07-'08, '06-'07, '05-'06).
Rens began his head coaching career at Northern Michigan where he went 58-17 over two seasons (1998-99). He earned two conference titles and NCAA Tournament berths in both seasons while producing five Wildcats with AVCA All-Region honors and a pair of All-Americans.Prior to his first head coaching gig, he was an assistant at Texas Tech for one season before coming to UMES (2000). He has also been an assistant at George Washington (1994-97), Tennessee Tech (1993) and his alma mater, Morningside College (1992).
At Chicago State (2013), he inherited a program that had won just five matches in the previous five seasons, garnering a pair of wins with just seven primary players.
Last season in his return to the Eastern Shore, Rens immediately improved the team with an 11-18 record, eight more wins than the previous year.
Rens has been highly active in national volleyball circles, serving as a member of the NCAA Division I Head Coaches Committee and as a voter in the USA Today and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Coaches Poll.
A native of Orange City, Iowa, Rens graduated from Morningside in 1993 with a bachelor's in physical education.
This year we are offering an Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camp for girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 CAMP DATES
- July 12-15
This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 12-15
- Check-in: 11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday at the Office of Residence Life
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 1:00pm on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday: 12:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-1:00pm
What's included in the fee?
- Daily volleyball instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Complete Supervision: Staff members reside in the dorms with Overnight campers and campers are supervised at all times.
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes.
- Volleyballs: Volleyballs are provided for each camper to use during instruction at camp, so campers do not need to bring their own. Campers do have the option of purchasing a Molten Volleyball for $15 at the time of registration. Balls will be given out on the last day of camp.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes. Campers do not need to bring their own balls.
- Facility: Indoor courts
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
2017 HOUSING (2018 TBA)
- Dorm: TBA for 2018
- Campers Per Room: 2
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Bathrooms: On each floor
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: No, campers are encouraged to bring a fan.
Nike Volleyball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service. The closest airports to campus are Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, shower, breakfast for Overnight Campers
- 9:00am Extended Day Campers arrive. Stretching & Warm-up
- 9:15am Training Session I
- 12:00pm Lunch, rest
- 1:30pm Training Session II
- 4:00pm Free time, rest, dinner
- 6:30pm Training Session III
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart. Overnight Campers to rooms.
- 10:00pm Lights out
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, located on 1,100 acres in Princess Anne, Maryland, United States, is part of the University System of Maryland.