Gretna High School
STAR Volleyball Camp

July 26 - July 29, 2021
Gretna, Va                Directed by Tom Houser

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2021 Gretna STAR Camp!
Back Row: Coach Elizabeth Giles, Coach Hannah Shields, Coach Cameron Blankenship, Cara Hines, Abigail Breedlove, Lauryn Cook, Alyssa Keesee, Anayia Irvine, Jenna Motley, Olivia Franklin, Coach Aubrey Brown, Coach Rosie Giles, Coach Tom Houser
Middle Row:Maddy Owen, Rosalynn Canare, Brealyn Heath, Jayden Sutphin, Brooklyn Layne, Marihlyn East, Ava Graye Simpson, Raelyn Lancaster, Payton Hall, Bella Reynolds, Ady Davis.
Front Row: Kaitlyn Eanes, Kerin Divers, Hailey Walker, Alma Ramirez, Jailyn East, Adrianna Eanes, Keri Divers, Kirsten Vasser, Mariah Kelly, Hannah Simpson

Camp Info:

Monday - Wednesday:  9am to 4pm with a one hour lunch break.
Thursday: 9am to 1pm

There will be a tournament for the last few hours of the final day.

The Minor League will be at the middle school.
The Major League will be at the high school!

$176 for Gretna athletes
$200 for nonGretna athletes
The camp will probably be limited in how many nonGretna athletes are accepted! So apply early!

Registration Info:
The 2021 camp registration form is here!

Around May 1, Coach Colbert may start accepting girls from other schools....if there's room!

Maximum Campers:
20 - 25 in the Minor League division.
15 - 20 in the Major League division.


If you have any questions about the camp, you may email the camp director, Coach Houser at, or the camp host, Gretna High Coach Danielle Colbert at


What The Camp Entails:
We will start the camp in separate divisions working on the girls' skills to ensure all the athletes can serve, pass, hit and dig properly. Throughout the camp, setters will get a lot of time working with coaches who specialize in setting. On the 2nd day, competitions will begin which emphasize the skills of the game. On the 3rd day, teams will be created in each division to get ready for the Thursday tournament. For the final few hours on Thursday, athletes and parents wil love watching the tournament!!


This camp will offer athletes
high quality instruction,
with an unmatched coach:camper ratio,
at a wonderful price!


Pictures from the camps 2010 through 2020 camps and clinics are on Facebook!
You can see them here!






2021 Camp Staff:

Director:  Tom Houser

Coach Houser is the owner of STAR Volleyball Camps. He is the author of the "I Can't Wait" to coach books, and Drill Collection. He has coached 18 varsity teams, 10 JV teams, 26 club teams and directed 87 camps in 9 states in the past 7 years. You can see more about Coach Houser here

Assistant Coaches:

Hannah Shields Contrares
Hannah played 4 years as an OH at Averett University. Each year she has been named 1st team All-Confernece. In all four years, she's been one of the top three hitters in all of NCAA D3. She has been named USASouth Conference Player Of The Year as a soph, jr and senior! Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Dan River High School, near Danville, Va. She played 6 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She played on Coach Houser's team in 2012 that attended Jr Nationals in Columbus Ohio! She was named 1st team all state her senior year at Dan River. You can see an article about her college feats here! You can contact Hannah at!

Elizabeth Giles
Elizabeth is a junior and captain of the volleyball team at Sewanee University in Tennessee. She is a 2018 graduate of North Cross School in Roanoke, Va. During both her junior and senior year, she was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st All-Tournament and her team advanced to the state final 4. As a senior, she was 1st team All-State. She has played 6 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball in Roanoke. You can reach Elizabeth at!

Cameron Blankenship
Cameron is a sophomore at Guilford College where she is on the volleyball team. Cameron is a 2019 graduate of Bassett High where she played 6 years of school volleyball. She also played 8 seasons of of club vball. She holds her school record of 19 stuff blocks in a match! She was a member of Coach Houser's 15 National team in 2016. She was 1st all-district all 4 years in high school, and was named District Player Of The year as a senior. Cameron has worked 5 STAR camps the past two summers and has given a multitude of private lessons in Martinsville & Danville! You can contact Cameron at

Rosie Giles
Rosie is a senior at Patrick Henry High in Roanoke. She has played 5 years of school ball and 4 years of club volleyball with the highest level teams Roanoke has to offer. She has played every position in her career except MB. She has started giving private lessons as well! You can contact Rosie at

Aubrey Brown
Aubrey is a sophomore at Covington High School, which is nearly the Va/WestVa state line. She has played 6 years of school volleyball, and played 6 years of club volleyball. Aubrey is addicted to volleyball. We can't seem to keep her out of the gym! In 2020, she was one of our top assistants at private lessons! You can contact her at!


2021 Captains Of The Day:

Major League:
Monday: Keri Divers
Tuesday: Adrianna Eanes
Wednesday: Jailyn East
Kaitlyn Eanes

Minor League:
Monday: Braelyn East
Tuesday: Jenna Motley
Wednesday: Alyssa Keesee
Thursday: Lauryn Cook

This is Coach Houser's Major Leauge Tournament Team!
Hailey Walker, Keri Divers, Payton Hall, Ava Graye Simpson, Jailyn East, Kirsten Vasser and Coach Houser

This is Coach Hannah's Major League Tournament Team!
Back row: Coach Cameron Blankenship, Raelyn Lancaster, Kerin Divers, Kaitlyn Eanes, Adrianna Eanes, Coach Hannah
Front row: Brooklyn Layne, Jaden Sutphin


August 3, 2020
What a great week of volleyball camp for my Gretna girls! They put in a lot of hard work, learned so much, and had a ton of fun! Thank you to Tom Houser and staff for working with my girls this week & being so patient with them!
I know they can be a handful!
Danielle Colbert, head coach, Gretna High volleyball

August 17, 2020
The girls all adore y’all and have talked about how much they learned
and how much it helped them improve skills and grow as players overall...thanks for all y’all doMaddy had a great week. She really learned alot and enjoyed the camp.!

July 30, 2021
My daughter had a great week.
She really learned alot and enjoyed the camp.!


Steal The Bacon Champions!
Coach Colbert, Brealyn Heath, Kirsten Vasser, Marihlyn East, Olivia Franklin

Steal The Bacon 2nd Place!
Mariah Kelly, Raelyn Lancaster, Jailyn East, Jenna Motley, Maddy Owen

Gretna High

Touch here to see the GHS website.

Gretna High School
100 Gretna Hawks Cir,
Gretna, VA 24557
(434) 630-1800

According to NCAA rules, graduates ARE eligible to participate in a summer high school camps.  This will not get them in any trouble and it will not jeopardize their college volleyball eligibility. 


Private Lessons In Roanoke

If anyone is interested in some one-on-one training.
Coach Houser and his staff offer
player training nearly every Sat & Sun night in Roanoke. 
Girls come from West Virginia, Pulaski, Martinsville, Hillsville, Lynchburg, etc.   The website is here.   It's a TON of fun!! 
If you or your friends have any questions, you can email Coach Houser anytime at



Coach Colbert goes over the 6 characteristics that GHS volleyball girls must have.
It's our culture. It's who we are!


Pre-Season 6on6 VIP Scrimmaging
Please put the following on your calendar!
August 1 in Danville directed by probably Kara Matthews and Kelsey Goodman, the coaches at Randolph College,
and August 2 at North Cross School, probably directed by Blair Trail, head coach at Roanoke College.
This is for athletes with at least 2 seasons of experience. More information will be here
To register, please contact me at



This is Coach Elizabeth's Minor League Tournament Team!
Back Row: Mariah Kelly, Hannah Simpson, Lauryn Cook, Marihlyn East, Brealyn Heath
Middle Row: Maddy Owen, Rosalyn Canare, Ady Davis
Front: Coach Elizabeth

This is Coach Rosie's and Coach Aubrey's Minor League Tournament Team
Back Row: Coach Rosie, Bella Reynolds, Abigail Breedlove, Alyssa Keesee, Cara Hines, Anayia Irvine, Coach Aubrey

Front Row: Alma Ramirez, Olivia Franklin, Jenna Motley


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