VPC SUMMER 2023
in Toronto, London, & Ottawa ON was a huge success!
(Check out our 2023 Testimonials)
Stay tuned for SUMMER 2024 details
For more details about VPC and our SUMMER 2023 events, please explore our website and/or visit our Camp Registration webpage.
Volleyball Position Camp (VPC) provides a unique and valuable learning experience designed to teach and train you, the athlete, to reach the next level of your volleyball game. We offer volleyball position specific training on a daily basis. Throughout the week, this is incorporated into all aspects of team play. Sport Science areas such as the role and importance of physical training, mental preparation, and proper nutrition are introduced. Our coaches' knowledge base draws upon their coaching and/or playing experience, so they can provide the best possible learning environment that leads to success. Our camp experience is second to none and our coaches look forward to working with dedicated athletes like you.
Friendly Reminder: Prior to registering for Setter or Libero positions, please ensure that the athlete meets our Setter/Libero Eligibility requirements, as described below.
Position Specific Training
The general concept of Volleyball Position Camp is to train in your chosen position with athletes of similar age and ability. Each day there will be opportunities to transfer position specific knowledge and to continue to learn from an outstanding group of VPC coaches. VPC provides the athlete with learning opportunities far beyond what any other regular skills camp can offer.
For position specific camp details, select its position button or image below...
Beyond position specific and team play training, VPC events incorporate a variety of skills, such as:
Serving (Jump + Spin) | Recovery Skills | Setting for non-setters | Libero skills for non-liberos
Beyond the Court
There are many external factors that influence an athlete's performance on the court. VPC provides Sport Science training sessions addressing areas such as:
Sport Performance Psychology | Strength and Conditioning | Nutrition | Video Analysis*
~~ providing life-long skills to strengthen athletes' on-court game ~~
* Video analysis is offered during a 5 day event and at coaches' discretion in shorter events
Volleyball Position Camp is not a general volleyball skills, summer camp. Coaches will assume that all registered athletes have played at least one year of Club Volleyball, and that the skill set of athletes will vary between those registered in an Advanced Camp versus in a Traditional Limited-Specialized (TLS) Camp (details about camp offerings can be found below). Regardless of the VPC event, the most successful athletes are those who exhibit the following (non-skill) qualities:
Coachability >> Athletes will do their best to apply coaching feedback, even if it means making a mistake
Being A Good Teammate >> Athletes will be respectful and supportive of others
Physical Readiness >> It will be assumed that athletes will be in good physical shape and all training will reflect this
Healthy Work Ethic >> To get the most of their camp experience, athletes must be willing to work for what they want and will do so in a positive and healthy manner
Age Appropriateness (unless receiving permission from VPC’s Director)
PLEASE NOTE: VPC age eligibility pertains to the athlete's date of birth and current Team in the 2022-2023 Indoor Volleyball Season versus "playing up" a division in preparation for the next season. For example, 15UG is considered by VPC as an athlete currently playing on a 15UG team in the 2022–2023 Indoor Volleyball Season. If there is a question regarding skill level, please email the VPC Director to request verification of camp eligibility (if in doubt, please check if an athlete is age or skill appropriate for a specific camp prior to registering).
Advanced Camp and Setter/Libero Eligibility
Advanced Camp Athletes >> To participate in an Advanced Camp, athletes must have been selected for their respective club’s High Performance Program. They are expected to be at a higher skill level and/or may possess physical abilities/potential required for the sport of volleyball. While skill set is important, VPC equally values and respects athletes who demonstrate Coachability/Being A Good Teammate/Healthy Work Ethic.
Setter and Libero Eligibility >> Due to the very limited spots available per position in an Advanced Camp, each setter/libero must have: (1) competed in their respective position during the 2022/2023 season, and (2) competed in Premier/Select at least once during this season with their team. If an athlete does not meet these conditions, please email the VPC Director for permission to register.
Why Consider a TLS*/15UG Camp? (non-Advanced)
Regardless whether a VPC event is TLS/15UG or Advanced, the standard of coaching remains the same—at the highest level possible. VPC's TLS/15UG Camp offers a fantastic opportunity for an athlete to gain more position specific knowledge and experience, in a supportive training environment.
* TLS = Traditional Limited-Specialized, as defined by Ontario Volleyball
Throughout each VPC event, position specific work along with various forms of team play will take place. Each camp day will run from approximately 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Final schedules will be sent to all registrant contacts by email, prior to the event start date. Each day will include a lunch break as well as 2 smaller rest periods, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Athletes are encouraged to bring a water bottle, healthy snacks, and lunch each day. Due to possible nut allergies, please refrain from bringing any nut based items for snacks/lunch.
*REMINDER: Prior to the start of each camp (7-10 days), participants will receive an email with any last minute updates and confirmation of camp details.
VPC events typically run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. For out of town athletes needing a place to stay, accommodation options are available to the public at campus residences. PLEASE NOTE: Payment and supervision are not the responsibility of VPC. To stay in a residence without parental supervision, an athlete must be 18 years of age or older.
Humber College Summer Residence Accommodation (North Campus)
The VPC Experience
Due to our exceptional quality of coaches, innovative concepts, safe and excellent facilities, plus our coach to player ratio (1:8, if not better), Volleyball Position Camp sets itself apart from a traditional skills camp. Here is a glimpse into what the VPC experience is like ...
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VPC News Bulletins
AGE CLASS Designation: We have adopted Ontario Volleyball Association's age class names of xxUG and xxUB to differentiate between genders (where xx is age).
Early registration is recommended to secure your spot!(registration opened on April 8, 2023 at 8:00pm EST)
Mon Jul 31—Thu Aug 03, 2023
10 Setter Positions12 Middle Positions14 Outside Positions
Tue Aug 08—Fri Aug 11, 2023
6 Setter Positions 12 Middle Positions14 Outside Positions6 Libero Positions
Mon Aug 14—Thu Aug 17, 2023
8 Setter Positions12 Middle Positions14 Outside Positions8 Libero Positions
All UG-age categories refer to the 2022—2023 indoor season team for which the athlete played.
Gym Location Details
CAMP #1 and #2
Humber College Athletic Centre, North Campus (Building "A", recommended parking in lots 6, 8 or 10)
Fanshawe Athletics (recommended parking in lots 5 or 8)
Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa (zoom in to Building "MNT")