John Battle High School
Monday July 21 - Thursday July 24, 2014
, Va           Directed by Tom Houser

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John Battle High STAR
Camp 2014
Back row:  Coach Katey Holley, Coach Victoria Gentry, Jordyn Salzmann, Brooke Hall, Megan Counts, Madeline Brown, Coach Hannah Shields, Coach Sam Thomas, Coach Tom Houser
Kneeling:  Cloe Cole, Katlyn Phillips, Hannah Messer, Gracie Dotson, Alexa Spurling, Daphne Hawkins, Kelsey Perrigan, Kaley Spears, Caitlynn Doss, Cortney Kinder, Courtney Rogers, Autumn Sexton, Emma Currie
Front Row:  Haley Belcher, Sarah Boyd, Erikah Shutters, Emily Wilson, Tori Olsen, Kaycee Casteel, Katelyn Sauls, Maddie Gibson, Sarah Nash, Kacey Greczek.
Not pictured: Amber Lynn Whicker


 Captains Of The Day:
Monday:  Tori Olsen 
Tuesday: Kaycee Casteel
Wednesday:  Caitlyn Doss
Thursday: Sarah Nash

Camp Format:

9am to 4pm on Mon, Tues & Wed,
with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30.

9am to 1pm on Thursday, with no lunch break.


Registration Info:
The camp registration form is here.

Maximum Campers:
The maximum number may be 20 in the older division and 30 in the younger division.
However, as the numbers get bigger, more coaches will be hired to maintain the 1:4 coach/camper ratio. 

This year there will definitely be two divisions!
So, both the younger girls and the older girls can go at the pace that's best for them!

If you have any questions about the camp,
contact Stephanie Meade at, or you may email the camp director, Coach Tom Houser, at


Pictures from the 2010 - 2016 camps are on Facebook here!


. This year's camp T! 
Coach Meade, you've out done yourself!.

Camp 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 is presently coaching the NRV 15's National club team in Roanoke, Virginia. You can see more about Coach Houser here.

Minor League Camp Director:

Katey Holley:
Katey is a sophomore at Averett University in Danville, Va, where she's played 2 years on the volleyball team. This past fall she was the starting libero. She is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian. She played school ball for 6 years, club ball for 3 years. During her senior year at WCA, the team won their first ever VACA state championship and she was named tournament MVP. That same year, she was named Metro Danville Player Of The Year. The article is here. She has assisted with eightSTAR camps, has directed divisions at 4, and has also coached 4 years of youth volleyball in Danville. You can contact Katey at

Camp Assistants: 

Sam Thomas
Sam is varsity head coach at Deep Run High School. She was the freshman coach at Mills Godwin in Richmond, coached JV at Topsail High in Charleston SC, and has been the JV coach at Deep Run for one year. She has coached club in North Carolina and Virginia. She played college volleyball at Cape Fear Community College and Shenandoah University. She is a 2008 graduate of North Cross High School in Roanoke, Va. She was an assistant coach with Roanoke Juniors in 2007 team, and has assisted with eighteen STAR camps! Her email is:

Victoria Gentry
Victoria is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian where her team won the VISSA state championship her senior year. She played 5 years of school ball, and last summer assisted with three STAR camps. You can contact Victoria at

Hannah Shields
Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Dan River High School.  She has 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, and is hoping to play college vball in the fall.  You can see a nice article about her here.  You can contact Hannah at



John Battle High School
Here is the high school website!   Here is the team's volleyball website!
Here is a map to the high school.


John S. Battle High School
21264 Battle Hill Drive,  Bristol, VA 24202
Phone: 276-642-5300


Driving Directions

Take Exit #10 off of Interstate 81. If you are coming from the north, turn right at the end of the ramp, (if you are coming from the south, turn left at end of ramp). At traffic light turn left onto Lee Highway. The school is on the right about one mile from the traffic light.


The staff stayed at the newly remodeled Quality Inns And Suites, off I-81, exit 7. 
131 Bristol East Road, Bristol, Virginia 24202


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. 


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