High Expectations Volleyball Camp
Monday June 26 - Wednesday June 28, 2017
Hosted by Sweet Briar College, near Lynchburg Virginia           Director: Tom Houser

Parents pay less, athletes get more.

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The 2017 Award Winners!

High Expectations 2017
Back Row:
Coach Danny Miller, Coach Allison Williams, Grayce Edwards, Mattie Robinson, Marissa Graham, Emma Claytor, Karrah James, Marisa Turpin, Kendall Birdlebough, Jenna Hux, Coach Hannah Shields, Coach Blair Trail, Coach Sam Edge, Coach Tom Houser
Middle Row: Mallorie Gardner, Elizabeth Olmsted, Caroline Craig, Sara McIlwain, Bailey Calhoun, Macy Calhoun, Kelsey Davis, Campbell Winn, Bri Kuhar, Claire Stanaland.
Front Row: Emma Janney, Laurel Whyte, Grace Warren, Emerson Scollo, Annie Pugh, Helen Jorgenson, Kealey Sterne, Makayla Jones


June 28, 2017

"She LOVED the camp! She said she loved getting to play at a higher tempo and with high level teammates.
I told her I'd never seen her play that well. She said, 'Well I had such great players on my team!'
Can't thank you enough for your perseverance in helping to get her to commit to going, and your encouragement and help with the roommates!!"

July 3, 2017
Thank you for the past two weeks of volleyball. My daughter learned so much and is excited to carry it over into her season.
Have a wonderful rest of your summer!!!

July 3, 2017
"I wish we could have a coach like you. I don't mean to be disrespectful to our coach, but we lack coaching at our school.
This is why we try to keep our daughter active with camps and travel outside of high school.
She wants to play through college so we want her to continue to grow as a athlete and a player.
Thanks again for all your help. And we will try to get some training sessions in with you through the season."

July 15, 2017
" I would like to thank you for the wonderful experience I had at the high expectations camp!
I learned so many new things that I am excited to keep working on and had so much fun meeting the staff and other campers.
Hopefully I will be able to attend the college expectations next year!"

July 19, 2017
"High Expectations was fun, informative, and kept the girls interested and engaged!
Thanks for including my daughter, she had a great time."


Captains Of The Day!

Major League
Monday: Emerson Scollo, Chatham High School
Tuesday: Makayla Jones, East Rockingham High School
Wednesday: Caroline Craig, Glenvar High School

2017 Camp Format:

Monday June 26: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4, and 5pm to 7:30.

Tuesday June 27: 10am to 12:30pm, 1:30 to 4pm, 5 to 7:30pm.

Wednesday June 28:
10am to 12:30.
Tournament: 1:30 to 3:30pm.
Awards: 4pm to 4:30pm.


With the present staff,
we are only accepting around 32 campers.
Plz don't wait to apply!!


Cost: $329

Maximum Campers:  Each 8 girls that we admit will be matched by a college coach and an assistant who has played college vball! 

Staff:  College coaches +
college players + Coach Houser

Location: The awesome Upchurch Field House, on the campus of Sweet Briar College! 
You can see it here

Registration Info:  
The 2017 registration form is here!

T-Shirts!  Yes!     

Meals And Water Bottles! 
* Meals will be provided free each day at the camp.
* Water bottles will need to be brought from home and refilled at the camp each day.

End Of Camp Awards
We hope to give more awesome awards again, like you see here!

Overnight campers:

A camper can stay two nights in a chaperoned room at the Elston Inn on the campus of Sweet Briar College.
The cost is only $40 a night.



Pictures from last summer's camps can be seen on Facebook here.


If you have any questions about the camp, you may email the camp director,
Coach Houser, at coachhouser@yahoo.com or the camp host,
Vicki Sterne at vikki.sterne@boonsborocc.com

2017 Court Coaches:

Blair Trail
Head Coach, Roanoke College
Blair Trail is in her 15th season as the head coach of the Roanoke volleyball program. Trail, a 1999 graduate of Roanoke College, was a standout with the Maroon volleyball program, establishing several school records during her playing days. The longest tenured coach in the history of the program is also the all-time wins leader, Trail has compiled an overall record of 251-173.  You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her at btrail@roanoke.edu

Danny Miller

Head Coach, Averett University

Coach Miller has been the head coach at Averett University for 20 years. Miller has led the Cougars to a 531 - 256 record, going 255-60 in conference play and four NCAA Tournament appearances. He also has won seven conference tournament titles and ten regular season crowns. The Averett University volleyball website can be seen here. You can contact Coach Miller here: danny.miller@averett.edu or you can call his office at 434-791-5737.

Katey Holley
Assistant Coach,Lenoir Rhyne University
Katie is the assistant coach at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory NC. Her LRU web page is here. She was a 4-year member of the Averett University volleyball team in Danville, Va, and just graduated in May 2016.  She is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian in Danville, Va. She was named Danville Player Of The Year in her senior year!! She has played school ball for 6 years, club ball for 3 years. She has assisted with twenty-seven STAR camps, has been a division director eight times, and enjoys helping athletes learn the game she loves.  You can contact Katie at katelyn.holley@my.lr.edu

List Of Camp Assistants:

Allison Sparks Will
Allison is a graduate of Averett University and now an elementary school teacher in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Allison had a great career at AU where she was named Conference Player Of The Year as a senior. She also was named a D3 All-American. She played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Coach Miller for Caswell Volleyball Club. Allison is now a 3rd grade teacher at Brosville Elementary School near Danville, Va.  You can contact her at allison.williams@pcs.k12.va.us

Hannah Shields
Hannah has played 3 years as an OH at Averett University. Each year she has been named 1st team All-Confernece. All three years, she's been one of the top three hitters in all of NCAA D3. She has been named Conference Player Of Th Year as a sophomore and a junior. 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 hannah_shields3@yahoo.com !

Sam Edge
has completed three seasons on the volleyball team at UVa-Wise! Sam graduated from Roanoke Catholic School where she was a part of their 3-peat state division3 championship! During that season Sam was named 1st team all-conference and 2nd-team all state!! In the past 3 summers, Sam has helped with 13 STAR camps and in the 2015 summer helped prepare the Roanoke Catholic team for their fall season! She played club vball for 5 years in Roanoke, Va.  You can reach Sam at SamEdge29@gmail.com


What was the difference between
High Expectations and College Expectations.

A High Exp. camper needed to be at least:
* a rising 8th grader, with;
* three seasons of competitive ball. 

A College Exp. camper needed to be at least:
* a rising freshman, with;
* five seasons of competitive bal

(A "season" does not include an equal playing time middle school team, a rec league, a county league, or a summer league. But, if an athlete doesn't have the minimum requirements, contact us. We sometimes make special exemptions for outstanding athletes....tell us about your daughter....send us video....and we may admit her!)


Each day there was a "Chalkboard Session".
On Day 3, Coach Katey Holley spoke on "You won't be discovered by college coaches. THIS is how you promote yourself"

The food was GREAT, thanks for Vikki Sterne! You were awesome!


June 27, 2017
"[My daughter] talked on the phone about her day at camp and all the fun she's having! Kudos to you and your staff, Coach Houser, for a GREAT first volleyball camp experience for my daughter!

June 27, 2017

"Just wanted to let you know that [my dauthter] enjoyed the first day yesterday.
She said it was much harder and she learned more than in the previous summer camps she attended.
That's exactly what she needed. Thank you so much for giving her the opportunity to attend!

June 29, 2017
"Camp was great. :) My daughter said she learned a lot and had a great time! "

Steal The Bacon CHAMPIONS!
Mallorie Gardner, Kealey Sterne, Grayce Edwards, Bailey Calhoun & Emerson Scollo

Steal the Bacon Runner Ups!
Grace Warren, Caroline Craig, Bri Kuhar and Marissa Graham

Camp Info:

Touch here to
see the Sweet Briar College website.
134 Chapel Rd, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Phone: (434) 381-6100

June 28, 2017

"My daughters enjoyed it and couldn't stop talking about everything they learned!!!
It looks like we will be coming up for lessons as often as we can work it out.
Thanks again for giving them such a great learning experience!!!!!!"

June 28, 2017

"I just wanted to let you know I had so much fun at camp and I really feel like my skills have improved and I learned a lot from everyone!
I just wanted to see if I could get those links you were talking about to help strengthen my hands?
Thanks so much, and we're planning on coming to some lessonsI just wanted to let you know how much soon."

July 7, 2017
My daughter loved camp. She said she learned so much in the three days and met some great new friends.
She definitely wants to schedule lessons with you, so I will check the calendar."


Day 1 was "Fix It" Day.
Now it's Day 2: "Go For It" Day!
In this picture, the camp is being told what will be occuring!

Now. Let's go for it!


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Thank you Day Captain Of The Day Emerson Scollo!
These were awesome! Better than Smartees!!