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Additional Summer Camps
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Summer Camps
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Additional Summer Camps

Parents & Players,

I received an email from a parent with some additional summer camp options.

Mizuno MI Volleyball Club... we haven't had any experience with them, but another family on the 12s team had done a camp there last year and they were happy with it.  I know that a few of the 12s team are registered for the Summer League that runs July 10th - August 9th.

CLICK HERE for Info about M1

University of Northwestern, St. Paul... Ava did the day camp last year and learned A LOT!  It's a fun camp - and Coach Wilmeth was NCAA DIII Coach of the Year... and the UNW Eagles have been dominant in the UMAC Conference for several years. This year we have a scheduling conflict so can't attend the day camp - but originally we had planned to go back!

CLICK HERE for Day Camp Info

Thanks for the Info Laurie!

by posted 06/01/2018
Summer Camps

Parents & Players,

I've been asked about Summer Camp opportunities. Here is a collection of some camps that I've found. 

Burnsville High School will be offering a camp July 16-19th for grades 1-12.  CLICK HERE for details and times about this camp.

MVI (Midwest Volleyball Instructors) has player camps.  All Thunder coaches went to the Coaches Clinic put on by MVI.  The clinic is well run and provides great information.  I'm assuming their summer camps for players are also exceptional. CLICK HERE for more information about summer camps from MVI.

Northern Lights also offers many different camps through out the summer.  CLICK HERE for details about these camps.

The NCR Area website has a page that shows some summer camps.  CLICK HERE to view the page from NCR that lists the camps.  I'm assuming that this page will be updated as more camps are added.

I pulled some of the information that was provided, however we do NOT have any experience with any of these camps.  They are for colleges that have good volleyball programs so I would think they would be good.  If anyone has been to any of these camps please let me know what your experience was.  

Auggie Intermediate Volleyball June 25-29 6-8 Intermediate Volleyball Experience, Grades 6-8 Augsburg Volleyball Camps Minneapolis
Auggie Beginning Volleyball June 25-29 3-5 Beginner Volleyball, Grades 3-5 Augsburg Volleyball Camps Minneapolis
Auggie Intermediate All-Skills Volleyball Camp June 22-24 7-9 Organized Volleyball Experience, Grades 7-9 Augsburg Volleyball Camps Minneapolis
Auggie Advanced All-Skills Volleyball Camp June 22-24 9-12 Advanced Volleyball Players, 9-12th Grade Augsburg Volleyball Camps Minneapolis
Concordia University Elite Skills Camp July 19-20 5-10 Players looking to build the foundation for volleyball Register St Paul
Concordia University Elite Skills Camp July 16-18 9-12 Athlete’s looking to push their game to the next level! Register St Paul
Gustavus Advanced All Skills Training Camp July 13-14 9-10 Two days of advanced ALL SKILLS training Register St Peter
Gustavus Advanced Positional Training Camp July 15-16 11-12 Two days of advanced positional training Register St Peter
Lil’ Gusties Volleyball Day Camp July 30-Aug 2 K-5 Circuit format to maximize training and FUN! Register St Peter
Middle Gusties Volleyball Day Camp July 30-Aug 2 6-8 Circuit format with added games and competition! Register St Peter
Maverick Skill Development Camp July 17-19 7-12 This camp is designed for players of all levels and abilities  Maverick Skill Development Camp Mankato
Maverick Setter & Hitter Academy July 15-17 7-12 This camp provides position specific instruction Maverick Setter & Hitter Academy Mankato
Maverick Youth Camp July 20-22 4-6 The Maverick Youth Camp will cover the basics of volleyball Maverick Youth Camp Mankato
US Sports Camps July 16-19 4-12 All Skills Day Camp Day for girls of all skill levels Macalester College Nike Volleyball Camp St Paul
US Sports Camps July 20-22 7-12 Advanced Camp with Overnight and Extended Day Macalester College Nike Volleyball Camp St Paul


If anyone else finds a camp that looks good or is planning on attending please send me an email an I will update this list.



by posted 05/29/2018

Parents & Players,

We understand that there are many different volleyball clubs and opportunities to pick from.  We see a huge value in playing with our local community program, and we would like to get feedback from you to make sure what we value and spend time on is the same thing that you value.  

We want to know what things we should START doing, STOP doing and CONTINUE doing.  If we are spending time on something that no one values then we want to know.  Similarly if something is good and people like it we want to make sure we continue doing that!

We have a couple of different surveys that we hope you can spend time (5 minutes or less) to provide input.  Please provide candid, helpful feedback, with examples if possible.  We appreciate and value all of the feedback you provide for us & for you in the future!

One survey is for the coaches and how they met the goals laid out by Postivie Coaching Alliance.  This survey can be filled out by players, parents, and for each of the coaches if you had multiple ones.

CLICK HERE for Coaches Survey

The second survey is for Parents to provide input regarding the Club/Oraganization.  This survey may look long, but don't let that scare you away.  We have 22 questions that are tied to general topics and offerings that are simple drop down list where you can pick your answer.  We have 9 free form questions to allow you to provide more detailed input to various topics (we are not expecting input an all of these but would love to hear ). At the end we have three questions relating to next season. 

CLICK HERE for Club/Organization Survey

Thanks again for a great season, and for your feeback.  We hope that you have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you this fall during the High School season.




by posted 05/21/2018
On-line Officiating Training

Parents & Players,

Below are the links from NCR's Website that cover Score Keeping, Libero Tracking and Line Judging.

Click Here to view the Score Keeping Presentation

Click Here to view the Libero Tracking Training

Click Here to view the Line Judging Training


If you want to take the Referee Training you must sign up and take the courses through USAV Academy.  Unfortunately you will need to wait until we are assigned our club code for 2018.  

Click Here for instructions on how to sign up.


If you have questions about what training you need to take please talk to your coaches. If you have any issues accessing the information from the links listed above please email me ( ) or give me a call.

Jim Sorensen

by posted 12/27/2017
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