High Expectations Camp - July 14 - 16, 2016

High Expectations Camp is offered to incoming 8th to 12th grade players with at least 3 seasons of competitive team experience (school or club).  HE Camp is an intense 3 days of learning to implement complex offensive and defensive plays.  Though a lot of focus will be on skill refinement, it is assumed that players will have already mastered their basic skills.  This camp will have limited enrollment to ensure a player/coach ratio of no more than 6:1.

Following is a small sample of what will be covered:

  • Passing:  Passing the floater & spinner; using hands to pass; sticking the free ball pass on target.
  • Serving:  Floaters, spinners, jump floaters & jump spinners, bombs & short.
  • Digging:  Rolls, pancakes, sprawls; using hands to dig.
  • Spiking:  Perfecting the approach, avoiding the block, tipping & slamming, 1-handed & 2-handed tips & slams; hitting the quick, the 3-zone ball and the line; turning the thumb; back row hitting.
  • SettingJump sets, back sets, dumps with either hand & deception; special sets & giving signals to hitters; advanced communication. Setters will also receive special training with my setting experts apart from the rest of the campers.
  • OffenseDifferent offenses; advanced serve reception; changing serve reception on the fly; recognizing overlaps; creating/running plays.
  • Defense Different defenses; hitters will set; blocking strategies; covering teammate as she’s hitting.
  • Drills:  Bonus points will be given during all drills when players execute just-learned skills; lots of competition, “Bonus Ball,” hitters vs. defense, 3 on 3, 4 on 4


   This camp has limited enrollment to allow for a player/coach ratio of 6:1.  Enrollment is determined by a review of minimum requirements.  Each player must be at least an incoming 8th grader with at least 3 seasons of competitive playing experience.  Along with the application, the player must submit 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from the coach of her most current season).  If a player has video of her playing and it shows individual skills along with team play, this will be considered in lieu of 1 letter.  There are  those situations where a player doesn’t meet the basic requirements but has exceptional skills.  In this case, contact Sharon Lochert directly and we can discuss an interview..


   July 14 - 16, 2016; 9:00am to 5:00pm each day




   El Molino High School Gym, 7050 Covey Road, Forestville, CA

Important Information

   Players must bring their own lunch and snacks.  Water will be available.

   Limited number of players accepted.  First come - first serve!