Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Volleyball: High School Skill Academies - Grades 9-12

 
2019 Spring High School Volleyball Academies

April 9, 10, 23, and 24, 2022

Registration opens February 15, 2022.

Clinic Overview

The spring high school skills academies are position-specific, high-intensity skill training designed for athletes with prior experience playing volleyball. Each academy, led by the Michigan Tech Husky Volleyball coaching staff and current players, will provide 5 hours of focused instruction designed to improve the athlete's skill set.

Local coaches of all levels are welcome to attend and observe the teaching of the skills first-hand and the opportunity to collaborate with the MTU coaches and players. There is no cost for coaches to attend. However, we do require coaches to pre-register for each clinic by emailing Cindy Pindral at clpindra@mtu.edu.

Daily Schedule

Check-In: 8:15-8:45 a.m. at the SDC front counter

Clinic 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (includes a 1-hour break, lunch will not be provided)

  • Session 1, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Break, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (bring your own)
  • Session 2, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Location

SDC Varsity Wood Gym 

Special Requirements

The academies are open to girls currently in grades 9-12. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp.

Cost

$75/participant for each academy

Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Refunds are available until the registration deadline. After the deadline, refunds will be issued for medical reasons only.

Setter Academy - Saturday, April 9

Registration for this camp is closed.

Deadline to register: Monday, April 4

Participant Max: 40

Setter-specific footwork, movements, ball-handling, placement, consistency, offensive decision-making, and game strategy.


Libero School - Sunday, April 10

Registration for this camp is closed.

Deadline to register: Monday, April 4

Participant Max: 40

Libero/defensive specialist-specific footwork, movements, reading/anticipation, defensive efficiency, and serve receive.


Middle Blocker School - Saturday, April 23

Deadline to register: Monday, April 18

Participant Max: 40

Middle blocker-specific footwork, reading/anticipation, blocking form, transition work, quickness, and scoring strategy.


Pin Hitter Academy - Sunday, April 24

Deadline to register: Monday, April 18

Participant Max: 40

Outside/right-side hitter-specific footwork, approach patterns, scoring strategy, creativity, blocking transition work, and serve receive.


Meet the Coaches

Matt Jennings

In nine seasons as head volleyball coach, Matt Jennings has orchestrated an impressive rebuilding of the Michigan Tech volleyball program. Under Jennings, the Huskies have gone from the last place in the conference to nationally ranked and consistently in the NCAA Tournament. Jennings has coached the Huskies to three straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2017-2019 and has twice been named the GLIAC Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2019. Prior to Tech, Coach Jennings served three seasons as an assistant volleyball at the University of Pittsburgh. The Panthers compiled a 51-44 record during his three years there, including a 20-win season in 2009 and an 18-win campaign in 2011. The Chicago native played men’s volleyball at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, from 2000-03. He was a four-year starter, a two-time all-conference performer and a 2002 Collegiate Club All-American. He helped his team to a national third-place finish in 2002. 

Michigan Tech Huskies Assistant Volleyball Coach Cindy Pindral

Cindy Pindral enters her fifth season with the Michigan Tech volleyball team and fourth as the assistant coach after spending the 2016 season as a volunteer coach for the Huskies. Pindral is involved with nearly all phases of the program, including skill development, recruiting, scouting, practice planning, film breakdown, and team travel. She also serves as the lead coach for the Huskies’ youth programs, including the Little Huskies Volleyball Club, All-Skills Camps, and position-specific academies. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pindral played at the University of Florida (2008) and the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (2009-11). Pindral was the starting setter as a freshman at Florida. She led the team in assists and led offense to the Sweet 16, an SEC championship, and a No. 10 national ranking. At UCCS, she played for former US Men's National Team star Keith Barnett and was a three-year starter. She was the 2009 Mountain Lion MVP and a CoSIDA Academic All-American. Pindral played the 2012 winter season professionally in the Italian Serie C League as the starting setter for Gio Volley Aprilia. In high school, Pindral was a two-time first team all-state selection, four-time Rocky Mountain Region All-Star, a 2007 All-American, and a 2007 Andi Collins Award Finalist (nation's best senior setters). She played club for Colorado Jrs and was named the outstanding setter at the 2007 prepvolleyball.com classic. Pindral began her coaching career with Colorado Jrs Volleyball Club where she was a head coach and assistant coach with various levels over three seasons. She has also worked camps at the University of Texas, Air Force Academy, and UCCS.


Meet the Team

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