2010
Benedictine volleyball camp allows young girls to enhance their skills

Benedictine volleyball camp allows young girls to enhance their skills
February 9, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Girls in grades kindergarten-8 who want to improve their volleyball skills while having fun should attend Benedictine University’s Spring Break Volleyball Camp on Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 2 in the Dan and Ada Rice Center. The Spring Break Volleyball Camp is designed to introduce the sport of volleyball to new players in kindergarten and the elementary grades and enhance the skills of older players at the junior high level. Players will learn the correct technique in the basic skills of volleyball – passing, setting, hitting, serving and blocking – with an emphasis on fun. The clinics are conducted by Benedictine volleyball coach Jennifer Wildes, who will be assisted by the University coaching staff and current and former players and coaches. Campers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes and bring a bottle of water. All items should be brought in a bag that is clearly marked. Knee pads are not required. The camp for girls in grades kindergarten-5 is conducted from 9:00-10:45 a.m. and for girls in grades 6-8 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The cost is $60 per child. Optional Benedictine volleyball T-shirts are $15. New this year is “Breakfast with the Eagles.” Campers are invited to join the Benedictine volleyball team for breakfast, games and fun from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 2. The cost is $10. For more information, call (630) 829-6141.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.