Gretna High School
July 25 - July 28, 2022
Gretna, Va              
Directed by Tom Houser

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2022 Gretna STAR Camp!
Back Row: Coach Tom Houser, Coach Madison Hare, Coach Ashlea Havens, Rosalyn Canare, Ady Davis, Kennedy Cooper,
Anayia Invine, Alyssa Keesee, Hayden Murray, Bella Reynolds, Amber Tucker, Jessica Saunders, Coach Cameron Blankenship, Coach Keslee Hylton.
Middle Row:
Dixie Briant, Cara Hines, Marilyn East, Sariah Smith, Kaylah Cranford, Maddie Worley, Abigail Worrell
Front Row: Brooklyn Layne, Ashley Neesmith, Taylor Barbour, Kerin Divers, Kaitlyn Eanes, Mariah Kelly, Ava Simpson


The Major League Tournament Teams

The Spidermen!
Coached by Cameron Blankenship.
Kaitlyn Eanes, Coach Cameron, Mariah Kelly, Alyssa Keesee, Rosalyn Canare, Anayia Irvine, Kerin Divers


The Sharks!
Coached by Tom Houser
Coach Houser, Keri Divers, Amy Canare, Brooklyn Layne, Ava Graye Simpson, Marihlyn East.
Not pictured: Olivia Madden


And Here Are The Minor League Tournament Teams

The Peptos!
Coached by Madison Hare
Dixie Bryant, Hayden Murray, Cara Hines, Kayla Cranford, Taylor Barbour, Coach Madison
Front Row: Ady Davis & Kennedy Cooper


The Hitting Hipsters!
Coached by Keslee Hylton
Back Row: Abigail Worrell, Maddie Worley, Ashlee Neesmith, Jessica Saunders, Coch Keslee
Front Row: Amber Tucker, Sariah Smith, Bella Reynolds.


July 29, 2022
"I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me this week at camp.
I really appreciate you for it. You helped me out a lot because I really think you see things in me that I may not see in myself.
I love your energy and how you fix things that we aren't doing right. Keep doing what you're doing because you're doing great!
Thank you again. I really hope to see you at our games one day!"


The "Steal The Bacon" Winners!

The Champions!
Amber Tucker, Amy Canare, Kayla Cranford, Anayia Irvine.

The Runner Ups!
Marihlyn East, Abigail Worrell, Mariah Kelly, Ady Davis


July 31, 2022
"I really enjoyed you guys!
Can't wait for you to see us play this fall!"

July 31, 2022
"The girls enjoyed it. They always do!
Thank y'all or coming! "

July 31, 2022
"I enjoye being at camp.
Can't wait to see y'all next year!




2022 Captains Of The Day:

Major League:
Monday: Kaitlyn Eanes
Tuesday: Kerin Divers
Wednesday: Brooklyn Layne
Ava Graye Simpson

Minor League:
Monday: Ady Davis
Tuesday: Bella Reynolds
Wednesday: Sariah Smith
Thursday Taylor Barbour


2022 Camp Info:

Probable Format:
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.

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

$198 for Gretna athletes
$225 for nonGretna athletes
The camp will probably be limited in how many nonGretna athletes are accepted! So apply early!

Registration Info:
The 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.


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!





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:

Cameron Blankenship

Cameron will be a senior 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 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 15 STAR camps the past three summers and has given a multitude of private lessons in Martinsville & Danville! You can contact Cameron at!

Ashlea Havens
Ashlea is the head JV and varsity vball coach at Carlisle School in Martinsville. She is also coaching a club team for State Line Vball Club. Before that, she played two seasons at Patrick Henry Community College on their volleyball team. She is a 2018 graduate of Patrick County High where she played DS & Libero. She played 5 years of high school vball as well as 5 seasons of travel. She also played softball for 8 years. including travel & school. She has been working volleyball camps for elementary age kids at her PCHS since 2015. You can contact Ashlea at!!!

Keslee Hylton
Keslee will be a sophomore in the fall at William Peace University where she is a Criminal Science major. Like Emerson, she graduated from Chatham, but one year later. While at Chatham, she played basketball, vball and threw on the track team. She was name the school's Female Athlete of the Year in 2019. She wa named First Team All District in 2018. You can contact Keslee at KesHylton@gmail.comErin will be a senior at Westover Christian in Danville, Va. She has played school ball for six seasons and has been a starter on the varsity team the past four seasons as an OH. She is a serving, passing, hitting machine! She was named first-team all-state VACA the past 2 seasons. She's also played four years of club volleyball. You can contact Erin at!

Madison Hare
Madison will be a junior on the Roanoke Home School team this fall! She has played 5 years of school ball, 4 years of club ball, and is in the gym working on her skills constantly! She attending High and College Expectations last summer and will attending College Expectations next week! She also plays basketball and soccer! You can reach Madison at!!


Pictures from the camps 2010 through 2021 camps and clinics are on Facebook!
You can see them here!


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


August 3, 2021
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


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


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


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