DePaul Volleyball is excited to offer our new Camp Series for 2022!

 

Our camps are carefully designed to provide athletes with a rich and safe training environment where you will enhance your game knowledge, your game skills and your competitive mindset no matter what age you are. Led by Head Coach Marie Zidek, Associate Head Coach Adriano de Souza and Assistant Coach Maddie Beal, campers will be training with a coaching staff with experience in coaching at levels ranging from middle school beginners through top-10 Division I NCAA and international levels of play.Additionally, campers will have the opportunity to spend time with our current student-athletes, tour our campus, and utilize our athletic facilities, gaining insight into the life of a Division I NCAA volleyball player. 

 

Check out our camps, you'll find the right one for you! Each camp has limited vacancies, please reserve your spot soon!

 

 

AVAILABLE EVENTS
Date Description Info
Jul
8
ELITE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CAMP
($265.00 - $424.00)
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Jul
13
BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL CAMP
($265.00)
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Jul
16
GIRLS HS COMMUTER CAMP
($265.00)
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Jul
19
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS CAMP
($127.20)
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Jul
19
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LIBERO CLINIC
($45.00 - $89.04)
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Jul
19
HS GIRLS SETTER & HITTER CLINICS
($45.00 - $89.04)
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Coaching Staff:

 

Marie Zidek  -  Head Coach 

 

Head Coach Marie Zidek and the Blue Demon Volleyball Program are coming off one of the most successful seasons in almost 2 decades! With the completion of the 2021 season, she and her squad finished with the second highest win total and the highest finish EVER in the Big East! The staff and team are energized to continue to build and grow as they push the needle forward for this program. Prior to DePaul, Coach Zidek completed 4 incredibly successful years at the University of San Diego helping guide the team to 4 NCAA tournament berths and 1 WCC Conference Championships. Coach Zidek takes over Blue Demon Volleyball bringing her high-level expertise of elite volleyball training from multiple schools, conferences, and countries and an infectious passion for the game. 

 

Adriano de Souza  - Associate Head Coach

 

Adriano will be joining Zidek and Beal at DePaul Volleyball Camps, sharing experience from his time in Brazil to his career coaching in five different conferences in the NCAA and collaborating in taking Miami University and most recently West Virginia University to the NCAA tournament.

 

Maddie Beal  - Assistant Coach

 

Maddie Beal joins Zidek and De Souza bringing to DePaul Volleyball all her experience from contributing to the Ole Miss Volleyball team during their trip to the NCAA in 2021 and from competing in the NCAA tournament three times as a player during her collegiate career at the University of Minnesota, reaching the Final Four in 2015.

 

McGrath-Phillips Arena:

 

McGrath-Phillips Arena, housed in the Sullivan Athletic Center on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus was renamed in the Summer of 2006 in honor of a pair of former members of the DePaul athletics family. Opened in the Spring of 2000, the facility was originally named the DePaul Athletic Center until July 22, 2006, as the facility was renamed the Sullivan Athletic Center to memorialize the achievement of legendary DePaul athletic director and visionary Gene Sullivan. Though his tenure was relatively short, his impact has been long-lasting. One of Sullivan's legacies is that of inclusion, providing enhanced opportunities for minority student-athletes and women.

 

Sullivan's vision in the emergence of cable television probably is his greatest legacy at DePaul. As a result of his forward-thinking, nearly a generation grew up watching nation-wide broadcasts of Blue Demon men's basketball, assisting in DePaul University's emergence into the largest Catholic university in the United States.

 

McGrath Arena is the heart of the Sullivan Athletic Center. The arena was dedicated in honor of Frank McGrath, legendary DePaul assistant men's basketball coach and administrator. Frank McGrath served DePaul for more than three decades first as an assistant coach to Blue Demon legend Ray Meyer. His legacy was one of hard work, loyalty, and dedication. McGrath's role as an assistant athletic director and director of facilities cemented his place in DePaul's history. Prior to working on Meyer's staff, he was an accomplished prep coach at DePaul Academy and Weber High School.

The facility was renamed McGrath-Phillips Arena in recognition of long-time DePaul benefactor Joni Phillips in 2011.

 

Opened in April of 2000 on the Lincoln Park campus, the Sullivan Athletic Center features sophisticated training and sports medicine equipment, three full-sized basketball courts and room to plan winning strategies. All of this gives DePaul student-athletes the competitive edge on and off the court. These facilities, combined with the escalating success by all of the Blue Demon teams, tell prospective student-athletes that when they choose DePaul, they commit to excellence. While the facility is going to lead to new and exciting milestones for the Blue Demons, DePaul's tradition is also on display. The history of success is evident as visitors step into the main concourse of the fan-friendly building. Alumni will feel the excitement of past victories as they explore the trophies and awards in the Hall of Fame. The students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Lincoln Park community, the new fans we'll attract, and all who experience this new building will understand DePaul's commitment to excellence.