Due to COVID-19 concerns, this clinic has been cancelled for 2020
July 26, 2020
An introductory clinic for young men in grades 8-12 to learn and/or improve on the basic skills of volleyball. Taught by the Michigan Tech Volleyball Staff in conjunction with the MTU Men's Club Program, athletes will receive instruction in skills such as passing, setting, attacking, and serving. Rules of the game and strategy will also be covered, with opportunities to play competitively and put the learned skills into practice. Boys volleyball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country and is being proposed as a varsity-level sport in the state of Michigan. Come experience a fun, fast-paced, and exciting day of volleyball!
Registration fee will include lunch and a t-shirt for attending.
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 email@example.com.
Check-In: 8:15-8:45am at the SDC front counter
Clinic 9:00am - 3:00pm (includes a 1 hour break w/lunch provided)
- Session 1, 9:00-11:30am
- Lunch Break, 11:30am - 12:30pm
- Session 2, 12:30-3:00pm
This camp is open to boys currently in grades 8-12. A signed release waiver and concussion awareness form must be on file with the SDC Ticket Office before participation in the camp will be permitted.
$70/participant; lunch included
Deadline to register: Wednesday, July 22
Register at the SDC Ticket Office, by phone at 906-487-2073 or online.
Meet the Coaches
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.
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