Volleyball Camps

Volleyball Camp + Beach Volleyball | Sport Camps for Sport Champs

  • Volleyball Introductory Camp: August 4-7 | 9am to 3pm
  • Volleyball Intermediate Camp: August 10-14 | 9am to 3pm
  • Volleyball Experienced Camp: August 24-28 | 9am to 3pm

$200* per week

Male and Female athletes going into grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 ~ NEW

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 5, 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.

Court & Beach
Campers will also get to experience the brand new state-of-the-art Beach Volleyball facilities. Each week we will include Beach Volleyball training so players should be ready to be on the beach every day.


Find the Right Camp

Introductory Camp ~ August 4-7
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 5, 6, 7 or 8 and don’t fulfill the recommendations for the Intermediate or Experienced Camp.

Sample Week

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

Intermediate Camp ~ August 10-14
Coach: Kyle Grootenboer & Rebecca Powell

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
Coaches: Brad Heidbuurt and Kyle Grootenboer

This camp is designed for volleyball players who already have a lot of experience with the game. In this week we will have some activities that are coed and some that have the boys and girls separated. 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

  • Basketball Camp: $150/week | $140 for early bird or additional camper
  • Volleyball Camp (Intermediate or Experienced): $200/week  | $185 for early bird or additional camper
  • Volleyball Camp (Introductory): $180/week | $170 for early bird or additional camper
  • Both Basketball and Volleyball Camp (Intermediate or Experienced): $335 | $325 for early bird
  • Both Basketball and Volleyball Camp (Introductory): $320 | $310 for early bird

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.

General Schedule for the Day

Time Activity
9:00-10:30am Skill Work
10:30-10:45am Water/Snack Break
10:45-11:45am Controlled Rallies and Games
11:45am-12:15pm Related Games/Activities
12:15-1:00pm Lunch and Game Videos
1:00-1:45pm Progressing Skill Work
1:45pm-2:00pm Water/Snack Break
2:00pm-3:00pm Game Play and Mini Tournament

Other Topics Covered

  • positioning on the court to receive serve, to defend attack and to cover attack
  • psychology of the game
    • what are you thinking about when you serve?
    • how do you deal with a mistake?
  • nutrition – what foods positively and negatively affect my play?
  • opportunity to watch videos of high level volleyball including college/university, professional and Olympics

What to Bring

VBALL_Circ2Volleyball camp participants may be inside and outdoors during the day. Please bring the following:

  • Athletic shoes
  • Nut-free lunches and snacks
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Drinks
  • Refillable 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 convenor 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
Rebecca has been involved in the volleyball community in many different ways over the past number of years. She played on the HDCH volleyball team, as well as with a variety of OVA clubs, including Ancaster Lions in her 17U year.  As her love for the game grew, she went on to play at Mohawk College for two years.

“I love the opportunities for strategic play that the game brings, and I enjoy teaching youth the game as they’re excited to learn and are in the process of discovering their strengths. I’m excited to help them find their strengths in the game and discover how these strengths can contribute to being a positive teammate, both on and off the court.”

This year, she is coaching with the Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club as an assistant coach for the 17U girls team.


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. All camps will be using the beach volleyball courts as well during the week. In addition, HDCH offers campers a 20-acre campus for outdoor activities.