Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Middle School Volleyball Development League

 
2019 Spring High School Volleyball Clinics

January 13 - February 5, 2020

A four-week developmental program for middle school girls in grades 7 & 8 to learn and improve their skills in preparation for the upcoming interscholastic season. This program is designed to maximize exposure to the sport by providing high-quality training and guaranteed playing time without the time commitment, cost, and travel required of more competitive club teams. Athletes will develop basic to intermediate volleyball skills, strategy, and rules of volleyball to help prepare them for future competitive teams.

Athletes, regardless of school affiliation, will participate in a tryout and will be selected to teams coached by Michigan Tech Varsity Volleyball players and staff. Each week will consist of one mid-week team practice and a Friday night scrimmage. Playing time is shared and each athlete will have the opportunity to learn multiple positions. Our final session will be a fun, but competitive, tournament and pizza party in which teams can showcase their skills and compete for a Development League Championship!

For more information, contact Cindy Pindral at 906-487-2595 or email clpindra@mtu.edu.

Location

SDC Multipurpose Room

Special Requirements

This camp is open to girls currently in grades 7 & 8. Each participant is required to have a signed release waiver and concussion awareness form on file with the SDC Ticket Office before participation in the league will be permitted.

Schedule

Tryout: Monday, January 13, 6:00-7:30pm (Check-in at 5:30pm at the SDC front counter.)

Practice Days/Times: Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, 6:00-7:30pm

Scrimmage Days/Times: Fridays, January 17, 24, 31, 6:00-7:30pm

Tournament & Pizza Party: Wednesday, February 5, 6:00-7:30pm

Cost

$90/participant; $75/additional sibling (includes jersey)

Deadline to register: Thursday, January 9 


Meet the Coaches

Matt Jennings

In seven 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 in the postseason. Jennings has coached the Huskies to back to NCAA tournament appearances in 2017 and 2018 and was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year following a breakthrough 2017 season. 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 fourth season with the Michigan Tech volleyball team and third 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 clinics. 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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