Magna Vista High
Monday July 8 - Thursday July 11, 2019
near Martinsville
, Va           Director:  Tom Houser

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The Shining STARS awards!   The Shooting STARS awards!   The Rising STARS awards!

Magna Vista High 2018 STAR Volleyball Camp Shining STARS!
Back Row:
Coach Tom Houser, Jasmyn Hamlett, Delaney Burris, Rachel Ferris, Ava Luckey, Gaby Elliott, Elivia Harper, Peyleigh Willis, Emma Hankins, Coach Cameron Blankenship, Coach Catherine Reinard
Middle Row: Olivia Nichols, Adrien Glass, Morgan Smith, Carlee Ashworth, Cassidy Blair, Danielle Draper, Kailee Newcomb, Jenny Turner, Emmalee Sawyer
Front Row: Kristie Crowder, Taylor Thompson, Zariah Scales, Mackenzie Hairston, Kaitlynn Viers, Sarah Kurcewski, Haylee Baker.

Magna Vista High 2018 STAR Volleyball Camp Shooting STARS!
Back Row:
Coach Frannie Sine, Coach Grayce Dantzler, Katie Russell, Lauren Mills, Laura Dillard, Zoie Pace, Annie Lane, Laiken Barnes, Olivia Garcia, Becca Huddleston, Coach Ashley Minnick, Coach Kelsey Goodman.
Middle Row: Addyson Nelson, Jennifer Ruiz, Abbie Moxley, Nikki Finney, Summer Stone, Olivia Kendall, Janelle Lorman, Saylor Robertson, Cierra Hagwood
Front Row: Leara Slattery, Kailei Minter, Abigail Proffit, Alyson Cuthbertson, Mykaela Dillard, Brianna Suarez, Camryn Martin, Madison Satterfield

Magna Vista High 2018 STAR Volleyball Camp Rising STARS!
Back Row:
Coach Katie Moore, Summer Shelton, Mackenzie Seay, Amie Chism, Sydney Kendrick, Emily Evans, Sierra Bowles, Reagan McMillon, Coach Sydney Shelton, Coach Ashlea Havens.
Middle Row: Lauren Evans, Mya Moyer, Kyndall Nelson, Bethany Barbour, Sydney Howell-Wampler, Dafne Becerra, Maegan Mabe
Front Row: Sasha Dukes, Grace Naff, Caroline Pinnix, Addison Nelson, Adrianna Nelson

Captains Of The Day:

Shining STARS:
Monday: Kaitlyn Viers
Tuesday: Taylor Thompson
Wednesday: Morgan Smith
Thursday: Sarah Kurcewski

Shooting STARS:
Monday: Alyson Cuthbertson
Tuesday: Camryn Martin
Wednesday: Nikki Finney
Thursday: Kailei Minter

Rising STARS:
Monday: Mya Moyer
Tuesday: Reagan McMillion
Wednesday: Olivia Kendall
Thursday: Amie Chism


Camp Format:

Monday  - Wednesday:  9 am to 4pm,
with lunch break 12:30 to 1:30 each day.
Thursday 9 am to 1pm.

There were three divisions:
Shining Stars directed by Tom Houser
Shooting Stars and Rising Stars were directed by one of the STAR Camp assistant coaches.

Coach France assign athletes to their divisions, and the staff moved athletes around until they were in the appropriate division.

Only $179 for Magna Vista & Laurel Park athletes!
$189 for athletes from other schools!

Maximum Number: 
Approximately 20 in the Shining Stars division.  
Approximately 25 in the Shooting Stars division.
Approximately 25 in the Rising Stars division .

Registration Info:
The 2019 camp registration form was here!


If you have any questions about the camp, you may email:  
  Jessie France, the head coach of Magna Vista High at, or Coach Houser at


Pictures from the 2010 and 2020 camps are on Facebook!
They are here!


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!!




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 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.  You can contact Coach Houser at

List Of Camp Assistants: 

Kelsey Goodman

Kelsey is the assistant volleyball coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. She is a 2019 graduate of Roanoke College, where she played on the volleyball team all 4 years. Kelsey graduated from Midlothian High in Richmond in 2016, where she played 6 years. She also played 7 years of club volleyball. You can find out more about Kelsey here. Kelsey has worked nearly 40 STAR camps the past 4 summers. Her sister Amy is also playing at Eastern Mennonite University. The sisters were regular participants in the Expectations Camps at Sweet Briar! You can contact Kelsey at

Sydney Shelton
Sydney played 2 seasons on the Danville Community College Knights volleyball team. Before that she played at Gretna High School for 5 years, where she also was a star on the softball team. Sydney graduated from Marshall University in May with a degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Sports. She has worked 26 STAR camps the last 4 summers. You can contact Sydney at!

Catherine Reinard
Catherine is a senior at Lord Botetourt High School. She has played 6 years of school volleyball, and is playing her 6th year of club volleyball. Her varsity team at LB just finished the season as repeat 3A state champs!! She was a member of Coach Houser's 15's team in 2015 that was the #1 ranked 16's team in the ODR. In both 2016, '17 and '18, she has played on the top team for Roanoke United. You can contact her at!!

Ashlea Havens
Ashlea has completed one season at Patrick Henry Communityh 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 volleyball 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. In the spring of 2018 she coached Southside 12s! You can contact Ashlea at!

Cameron Blankenship
Cameron is 2019 graduate of Bassett High and will be playing at Guilford College in the fall. She has played 5 years of school vball & 7 seasons of club vball. She holds her school record of 19 stuff blocks in a match! She is most proud of receiving the Player's Choice Award "Does/Says the Right Thing" on Coach Houser's 15 National team in 2016. You can contact Cameron at

Grayce Dantzler
Grayce has been a member of the William Byrd High School varsity volleyball team in both the 9th and 10th grade. She has played libero, starting right side, and starting setter. Yep, she can do it all! :) She has played 4 years of travel volleyball with the top team in her age group for NRV in Roanoke. You can contact Grayce at

Ashley Minnick
Ashley will be a junior next fall at Bassett High School. She has played 3 years of school vball and 4 years of club volleyball. She has played OH, right, MB and setter. She has attended the 2017 STAR Camp at Patrick Henry Community College. This is the 2nd STAR camps that she ha assisted with. You can contact Ashley at!

Frannie Sine
Frannie is a rising senior at Hidden Valley High School where she is their starting setter. She has played 5 years of school club vball and 5 years of club vball. Her varsity team has made the state tournament every year she's been at Hidden Valley. You can contact her at!

Katie Moore
Katie is a rising junior at Chatham High School where she has played 3 years of school volleyball and 3 years of club volleyball. She began her career as a libero/hitter, but made the switch to setter at the beginning of her 2018 club season. You can contact her at!


July 11, 2019
"My daughter just attended the camp you're hosting at Magna Vista and she has learned a lot this week. I've never seen her so excited about mastering skills she thought she could never do. I am interested in signing her up for one-on-one lessons!"

July 11, 2019
What a great week my daughter had at Coach Houser's Star Volleyball Camp this week. She had amazing coaches and made a few new friends and met all her goals she set out to improve on. She dug almost every ball that she came in contact with. She made me proud. A lot of talent in that gym this week. Seventy-four girls from all different schools."


The Steal The Bacon Tournament!!
1st Place!! 2nd Place!!
Grace Naff, Abby Proffitt, Emma Hankins, Addison Nelson, Sara Kurcewski, Kaitlyn Viers Taylor Thompson, Rachel Ferris, Madison Satterfield, Sierra Bowles, Annie Lane.


Here is some info about Magna Vista High:
Touch here to see the school website.

701 Magna Vista School Road
Ridgeway VA 24148
(276) 956-3147       (276) 956-1401 FAX

According to NCAA rules, graduates ARE eligible to participate in a summer high school camp.  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 3 in Danville directed by Danny Miller, head coach at Averett University,
and August 4 at North Cross School, directed by Blair Trail, head coach at Roanoke College.
This is for athletes with at least 2 seasons of experience. More information here.

To register, please contact me at


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