Red Raider Volleyball Wraps 2012 Summer Camps
July 25, 2012
For Don Flora, youth camps aren't just a thing you do in the summer while patiently waiting for the upcoming season to finally arrive.
Instead, it's a time to develop what he hopes will be the future of his program as hundreds of campers flock to the United Spirit Arena for a multitude of sessions ranging from specializing in beginners to top high school athletes.
"We couldn't be more thrilled with the turnout from our 2012 summer camps," the second-year Texas Tech head coach said. "The type of learning and positive environment in the gym each day was special. The responses we received from players, parents, and teams were tremendous."
It's all about learning for Flora and making sure each camper not only leaves as a better volleyball player but also appreciates the game even more.
In each of his two summers hosting camps, the California native has brought in several of the top coaches in the country, including ones from the college ranks. The group combined with current Tech players who also serve as camp coaches throughout the summer.
"We want our campers to be surrounded not only by our players but also some of the top teachers of the game nationally," Flora said. "This provides a good environment that we hope optimizes learning but also allows a smaller camper-to-coach ratio. We sold out both our All-Skills camps which was a positive sign for the teaching and learning environment inside the USA."
Tech annually hosts several "All-Skills" camps each summer to go along with its team and junior camps as well. The program also holds a one-day session designed specifically for hitters and setters as well.
For more information regarding the 2013 Don Flora Volleyball camps, continue to check texastech.com as information will be released during the winter months.