Volleyball Camps

Volleyball Camp  | Sport Camps for Sport Champs

  • Volleyball Introductory Camp August 24-28 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Volleyball Intermediate Camp August 24-28 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Volleyball Introductory Camp August 24-28 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

$120* per week

Male and Female athletes going into grades 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 ~ NEW

An Overview of COVID-19 Protocols. 

(More details will be provided to those who register at a later date).

Protocols overview – there will be specific expectations and education sent to you after the sign up:

  • We will be able to put a total of 12-16 players in our double gym.  These will be split into two groups that do not change for the whole week.  That means about 6-8 players per court.  The curtain will be down separating each court so that no players or balls cross courts.
  • Groups of up to 8 players will share balls during the session.  Players will be kept in consistent groups for the week.
  • Balls, nets, and high touch areas will be cleaned and disinfected after each session
  • No masks necessary while playing
  • We will do our best to keep Physical Distancing in effect during training whenever possible, however, it is possible this will be breached during training.  No intentional physical contact is allowed (high fives, etc…), but incidental physical contact may happen.  Any time other than training, physical distancing is mandatory.
  • Parents/Guardians may not enter the building.
  • Players come to the gym “dressed to train” (shoes, braces, etc… already on) and do not bring athletic bags into the building.  Must bring water bottle in a closed container (ex. Ziploc bag)
  • Only bathroom facilities will be available.
  • Each player will answer the Health Screening Questionnaire before entering the building.
  • Hand sanitizer provided.

Type of training:

  • We can use all types of training (skills, controlled rallies, game play), with the exception of anything that requires intentional contact between players.
  • Kyle Grootenboer and Brad Heidbuurt are the coaches.
  • There will be no T-shirts this year

Striving to discover our full potential

A Sport Champ is an athlete who:

  • doesn’t give up despite tough circumstances
  • always competes with purpose and passion
  • loves the battle more than the victory
  • is determined to turn failure into success
  • seeks to honor God and teammates before self

Volleyball Camp at Hamilton District Christian High is designed for both male and female athletes of all levels of ability and going into grades  6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.  

Our experienced coaches promote teamwork, cooperation and a spirit of good sportsmanship and all take place in a fun, inclusive learning environment.


Find the Right Camp

Introductory Camp ~ August 24-28  8:30am-10:30am.
Coaches: Brad Heidbuurt and Kyle Grootenboer

This camp is designed for volleyball players who have played a little bit of organized volleyball in the past or are brand new to the game. This camp focuses on acquiring and starting early consolidation of basic volleyball skills. It is recommended that players enter this camp if they are going to grades 6, 7 or 8 and don’t fulfill the recommendations for the Intermediate or Experienced Camp.

Daily Schedule

  • Monday – Movement, Communication, Passing
  • Tuesday – Serving and Attacking
  • Wednesday – Passing and Setting
  • Thursday – Attacking and Blocking
  • Friday – Review and Final game play

Intermediate Camp ~ August 24-28 11:00am-1:00pm

Coaches:  Brad Heidbuurt & Kyle Grootenboer 

This camp is designed for those who have acquired the basic skills of the game and are looking to continue to consolidate skills and gain an understanding of positioning. It is recommended that players enter the camp if they are going to grades 7, 8, or 9 and they have done at least one of the following:

  • Attended Sport Camps 4 Sport Champs at HDCH for the 2 previous years.
  • Have already played two years of elementary volleyball and attended 2 or 3 other camps
  • Played 2 years of elementary volleyball and have attended at least one year of Sport Camps 4 Sport Champs

Sample Week

  • Monday – Movement, Communication, Passing
  • Tuesday – Serving and Attacking
  • Wednesday – Blocking and Setting
  • Thursday – Revisit Movement, Communication and Passing, consolidate positioning
  • Friday – Review all skills and Final Tournament

Experienced Camp ~ August 24-28 1:30pm-3:30pm
Coaches: Brad Heidbuurt and Kyle Grootenboer

This camp is designed for volleyball players who already have a lot of experience with the game. It is recommended that players enter this camp if they are going to grades 8, 9 or 10 and they have done at least one of the following:

  • Played at least one full year of club volleyball in the OVA
  • Played one full season of high school volleyball

Sample Week

  • Monday – Review Passing, Setting & Defence  
  • Tuesday – Review Attacking, Serving & Blocking
  • Wednesday – Introduce Advanced Skill Techniques
  • Thursday – Advanced Skill Techniques
  • Friday – Final Review and Tournament

Cost

Early Bird deadline is Friday, May 30

  • Volleyball Camp: $120/week  | $110 for early bird or additional camper

Families who register for more than one week or register more than one camper will receive the “early bird” rate for each additional week or each additional camper that is registered.

What to Bring

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Players will be indoors for each session.  Please come dressed ready to train and only bring the following:

  • Athletic Shoes on (knee braces and ankle braces, etc.. should be on before you enter the building)
  • Refillable water bottle in a sealed container (ex. Ziploc bag).  
  • If you need to bring a towel or tissues, please keep all in the sealed container along with water bottle.


Coaches

Brad Heidbuurt, Athletic Director, Hamilton District Christian High
As athletic director and physical education teacher since 2001, Brad has coached 100s of students to become better athletes. In 2014, he coached the Junior Boys team and was tournament convener for OFSAA Girls ‘A’ Volleyball.

I love the game of volleyball and it is very rewarding to help players improve their skills and watch them fall in love with the game too!”

Brad played both high school and varsity volleyball at Redeemer University College.  He has been coaching high school volleyball since 2012 and has been coaching with the Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club since 2015.

This week of volleyball will be an excellent way for the players to develop their skills, learn more about the game, and get ready for the upcoming seasons in their elementary school teams, high school teams and/or club teams.

Contact us at camps@hdch.org

Kyle Grootenboer, Athletic Coach, Hamilton District Christian High
I am first and foremost a volleyball fan. I love the energy of this beautiful sport! I played volleyball in high school, learning about the game from some incredible coaches. I played intramural volleyball at McMaster for 5 years while also playing in a men’s league in Hamilton. While at McMaster for 5 years, I attended each and every home game for the varsity men’s volleyball team. I loved to watch such high-quality volleyball.

In my first 5 years at HDCH, I coached the Jr Girls Volleyball Team for two years. I really enjoyed the experience with those teams and the sport of volleyball. This year, my sixth at HDCH, there was an opening to coach the Junior Boys volleyball team and I eagerly jumped at the opportunity.

Whether it is playing, watching, or coaching; I am always gung-ho to learn more about this beautiful game!

Rebecca Powell, Assistant Coach, Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club
Unfortunately, Rebecca will not be joining us this week. 


volleyballFacilities
The Hamilton District Christian High gymnasium features two volleyball courts with a wood playing surface. The facility is the competitive venue for Knights high school basketball and volleyball.