Posted by Volleyball Ad-Hoc | 28.09.2011
The 12th annual USA Deaf Elite Volleyball Camp welcomed 20 of the most talented deaf volleyball players in the nation to the Indiana School for the Deaf on June 11-16, 2011. The campers were granted challenging expectations set by camp staff: Brian Bippus, Lynn Ray Boren, Jennifer Fry, Jessica Israel, Justine Jeter, and Ann Whited. Camp counselors were Alison O’Hara and Sarah Tubert.
The daily schedule kept the campers busy with different sessions. The morning session included group stations, individualized training, and a focus on specialized positions. To maintain the ratio of 5 campers per staff, we split the girls into 4 groups and ran different drills. In the afternoon session, the girls enjoyed competing in 2 on 2 and 4 on 4 games where they were able to have ball contact more frequently. We also watched videotapes and analyzed players’ performances, tendencies, and discussed areas of improvement. The evening session consisted of scrimmages against local high school teams and each other. These games helped increase campers’ knowledge and performance on the court.
Awards were presented at the end of the camp.
Most Accurate Server – Jasmine Jeter
Best Pepper Players – Molly Perkins & Tarja Lewis
Drill Master – Bree Sproule
2 on 2 Champions – Kylene Etkie & Rebecca Washington
4 on 4 Champions – Kelly Doleac, Kylene Etkie, Tarja Lewis & Lakeisha McNair
“Attitude is Everything” – Bree Sproule
Most Improved Camper– Emma Crawford & Michelle Harris
Most Outstanding Camper – Tarja Lewis
“Believe and Achieve” Award – Jasmine Jeter
ALL-STARS - Emma Crawford (TX), Jade Delao (TX), Amberlin Hines (MD), Bree Sproule (CAN), Tarja Lewis (MD), Kylene Etkie (TX), Lakeisha McNair (FL), Jasmine Jeter (IN), Lauren Wellman (IA), Molly Perkins (MN)
We want to thank the Indiana Deaf School and Royal Awards for making the camp successful. We are looking forward to our thirteenth camp in 2012!! Check us out: http://www.usdeafsports.org/volleyball/elite-deaf-youth-camp/
Brian Bippus, Camp Director