Grades 7 - 8
January 9 - February 3, 2023
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.
What to Expect
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 in which teams can showcase their skills and compete for a Development League Championship!
January 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, February 1, 3: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Check in: Monday, January 9, 5:30 - 6:00pm at the SDC front counter
"Tryouts"/Sorting into Teams: Monday, January 9: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Practice Days/Times: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Scrimmage Days/Times: Fridays, January 13, 20, 27: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Tournament: Friday, February 3, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Please bring individual water bottles for participants. Knee pads are recommended but not required.
$90/participant; $75/additional sibling (includes jersey)
Payment in full is due at the time of registration.
Registration opens October 15, 2022 at 10:00am
Registration is available online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office (CTO), or by calling the CTO at 906-487-2073. Payment in full is due at the time of registration. A parent/guardian must complete and sign for the participant a consent/liability waiver, health history form, and also a concussion awareness form with the participant's printed name/signature as well in order to be able to participate in this program.
Registration closes Monday, December 12 at 5:00pm EDT
Visitors may use Lots 22 or 24, located outside the main entrance of the SDC, for parking during camps. There is no overnight parking. Please do not park in the UP Health System and Rehab Services lot (north end of the SDC).
Michigan Tech Recreation: 906-487-2975, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Coordinator: Cindy Pindral, 906-487-2959, email@example.com
Meet the Coaches
In nine seasons as the 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.
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 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