UAB Volleyball Announces 2014 Summer Camps

Head coach Kerry Messersmith announced the dates for the 2014 Blazer Volleyball Camps

Jan. 17, 2014

2014 Blazer Volleyball Camps

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB Blazer Volleyball Camps have been announced for 2014. The Blazers will host team and individual/position camps throughout the month of July.

"We are excited to offer a variety of summer volleyball camps this year here at UAB,” said head coach Kerry Messersmith. “The UAB Blazer Volleyball Camps have been extremely popular and with the addition of several new camp opportunities we feel that we can offer an even better camp experience.” 

The camps begin with the first of two weeks of team camps. The Varsity/JV Team Camp will run from July 13 through July 15. Campers can attend the camp as a resident for $250 or commute each day for $200.

The Middle School Team Camp will start on July 16 and conclude on July 18. Price for residents will be $225 and commuters $150. Individual and position camps will feature a Hitting Camp (July 21-23), Setting Academy (July 21-23), Serving Camp (July 23) and Libero/Defensive Specialist Camp (July 24).

The Hitting and Setting Camps will cost $275 for residents and $225 for commuters, while the Serving Camp is a flat fee of $45 and Libero/Defensive Specialist Camp will be $60.

“We are excited to offer four new camps this summer - The UAB Hitting Camp, The UAB Setting Academy, UAB Serving Camp and the UAB Libero/Defensive camps,” stated Messersmith. “These positional camps are designed to help campers of all ages develop the fundamental and advanced skills necessary to compete at a high level while learning in a positive fun–filled environment.  

Camps will conclude with another round of team camps. The Varsity/JV Team Camp II will be held July 27-30, with costs of $275 resident and $225 commuters. Then the Middle school team camp II will follow from July 31-Aug. 2 for the same rate ($225 resident/$150 commuter). 

“Our Team Camps focus on helping each team develop their offensive and defensive systems as well as compete against some of the best teams from around the southeast,” said Messersmith. “The UAB Coaching Staff will be extremely active in teaching the mental and physical aspects of the game. Without a doubt, the 2014 summer volleyball camps at UAB will be a tremendous opportunity for hard-working athletes to improve in every facet."

All camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number of spaces available, age, grade level and/or gender). 

Those interested can register online through the 2014 Blazer Volleyball Camp website above or contact Director of Summer Volleyball Camps Judy Green at or at 205-394-1304. 

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2014 Blazer Volleyball Camps

July 13-15              Varsity/ JV Team Camp I
                           Resident $250    Commuter $200

July 16-18              Middle School Team Camp I
                           Resident $225    Commuter $150

July 21-23              Blazer Hitting Camp
                           Resident $275    Commuter $225 

July 21-23              Blazer Setting Academy
                           Resident $275    Commuter $225

July 23                  Serving Camp (6pm-9pm)
                           Commuter Only $45 

July 24                  Libero/Defensive Camp (5pm-9pm)
                           Commuter Only $60

July 27-30              Varsity/ JV Team Camp II
                           Resident $275    Commuter $225

July 31-Aug. 2         Middle School Team Camp II
                           Resident $225    Commuter $150