May 3, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Want to be recognized for more than just your different jersey color? Then come to Thompson-Boling Arena on July 15 for the first ever Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball libero camp. The session is designed to develop defensive players into elite back row forces through heavy repetition and instruction from some of the nation's best.
The clinic will feature fundamental skills of the position such as passing, ball-handling, posture, positioning, digging, reading attackers and back row setting. It is specifically catered for liberos and defensive specialists, but all positions are encouraged to attend, as doing so will allow the back row players to become more versatile.
The fifth camp of the Lady Vols' seven-camp summer will be held on Monday, July 15 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET. The clinic is open to girls in grades 5-12, from beginning to advanced players. The cost is $60 per camper.
Under two-time National Coach of the Year Rob Patrick, the Lady Vols have ranked in the top five in the Southeastern Conference in digs per set, opponent hitting percentage and blocks per set in each of the past four seasons.
In 2012, when UT made its record fifth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the Lady Vols ranked first in blocks per set (2.70), fourth in digs per set (16.14) and fifth in opponent hitting percentage (.183). In addition, Tennessee had two players ranked in the top 15 in the conference in individual digs per game.
All Tennessee Sport Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. For more information and to register for the libero camp or any other clinic offered, visit the online registration at the new and improved volleyball page on www.TennesseeSportCamps.com.