Middle School Team Camp
Come spend one/two/three day(s) with us and progress through a breakdown of all the skills, teams will have the chance to work on individual skills while putting the skills together as a team to work together in competitive drills. We can teach your team anything from serving to 6 person rotation so just email Assistant Coach Matt Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) and see if this is right for your team. THIS IS FOR TEAMS ONLY...NO INDIVIDUALS!!!
High School Team Camp
Camp 3-Play Day or Tournament play is to receive the first glimpse of the 2014 team that will compete in August. Best 2 out of 3 for matches with first 2 sets played to 25 and if needed a 3rd set to 15, against other schools from the Birmingham area, State of Alabama, and surrounding states. Pool-play to start the day and then playoffs, guaranteed 4 matches. Lunch provided at the Samford Café as well as officials.
Youth Skills Camp & Volley Tots will all run the week of July 20-23. These camps breakdown and progress through all skills needed in volleyball. We also have a ton of fun and play bjerring tournaments and 6 on 6 on appropriate courts. The Volley Tots will be separate and on their own court learning the first fundamentals of volleyball as well as playing camp games.
Setter/Attacker Day Camp is an individual position camp to provide more reps than ever before for setters and attackers. High reps and instruction highlight this camp and it is one of our more popular camps. Sign up quick as spots are limited!!! Because of this camp being one of our popular camps we are now offering it twice this summer on July 14th & 24th.
All Positions Camp is an indidvual camp on July 13th that will allow you to work with our Samford Coaches & Players in your specific position weather that be a defensive specialist, setter, or attacker. Please feel free to contact Assistant Coach Matt Scott (email@example.com) for further information as spots are limited.
Libero Camp is back by popular demand. Cancelled last year but back in action this year will allow a day for defensive specialist/libero's to come and show off their backcourt skills. Come show off your skills on July 15th and work with some of the Best Defenders the Southern Conference has to offer. Sign up quick as spots are limited!!!
*Samford University is an equal opportunity institution and a member institution’s sports camp or clinic shall be open to any and all entrants (limited only by name, age, grade level, and/or gender.
Matthew Scott enters his second season at Samford after working with the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2013.
“Matt comes highly recommended from many coaches that I respect and consider mentors in this profession,” said Samford Head Coach Derek Schroeder. "He has experience with a top 25 program, has recruiting ties in an area we recruit heavily and has a great volleyball IQ. These are all things that will enhance our program.
Scott worked in numerous roles with the University of Louisville volleyball program since he started as a practice player in 2008. Scott worked his way up to be the assistant to the executive director of volleyball operations in 2010 where he was responsible for the input of entries into the Scoutware program and assisted in the event management of gameday operations.
In 2010 and 2011 Scott served as the team manager for the Cardinals where he assisted in the organization and coordination of the summer camps hosted by the volleyball program.
After finishing his bachelor's degree Scott took the position of the team's video coordinator where he coodinated the the team's video of practices, games and exchanges with other teams hrough the use of Data Project and eZxchanges. He also assisted with the day-to-day team and staff operations.
With Louisville serving as the host for the 2012 NCAA Championships, Scott was the Assistant to the Assistant Athletic Director for the NCAA Championships, supporting the NCAA in the planning and execution of the event.
Since the 2010 season, he was the Head Assistant Coach of the Union 16 Adidas club team in Louisville, assisting in the coaching and conditioning efforts of the team and also served as an assistant coach of the Union 16 Asics club team.
DelPiombo comes to Samford by way of Morehead State University where she served on the coaching staff as the assistant volleyball coach and the director of volleyball operations for two years following a four-year playing career at Gannon (Pa.) University.
DelPiombo's experience as a decorated player and coach has Samford head coach Derek Schroeder excited and he believes that she's an up and coming star in the coaching ranks.
"For my second straight hire I consider myself very lucky to find someone in Alex Delpiombo," Schroeder said. "More than a few coaches I trust and admire in Division I volleyball have recommended Delpiombo as a talented up and coming coach."
On the heels of a very successful 2013 season, Schroeder feels like DelPiombo's work ethic, knowledge and passion for the game is the right fit to keep the program headed in the right direction.
"Alex is going to work very hard and bring passion to the office and practice gym," Shroeder exclaimed. "She is going to provide us a knowledgeable setter coach which I have not had on staff for a number of years!"