Illinois Valley Community College will offer youth and high school volleyball camps for girls and boys ages 8 to 17 Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24.

A Beginner Camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 22 and 23 and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 24.

The High School Prep Camp will meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 22 and 23 and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24.

The camp focuses on player experience rather than a grade-based approach. Beginner camp covers basic skills such as serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, digging, serve receive, and game strategies. The camp is an introduction to volleyball and is recommended for ages 8 to 12 and for those from basic middle school programs.

The high school prep camp is designed for players with a higher level of experience (regardless of age) with multiple years of club or from advanced middle school programs. Focus will be on refining individual skills, running quick offenses and multiple defenses.

Camps are led by head coach Erin Polte and assisted by the IVCC volleyball team and assistant coach Mariela Serrano. Coach Polte has four years of personal coaching experience working with various ages and skill levels. Polte grew up in a volleyball environment, watching her mother coach her entire life. She played competitively from the age of 12 to 22.

The $55 registration fee includes 7.5 hours of instruction, tee-shirt and certificate. Registration forms are available at Volleyball Clinic Form and are due by June 7 to ensure t-shirt sizing. Late registration is accepted.

Contact Polte at (815) 224-0344 or erin_polte@ivcc.edu.