Coach Houser has coached three teams at Nationals!  In 2006 he was the head coach of  Roanoke 15 National TeamTouch here for pics of the "Hot Tamales" and touch here to see pics of their trip to Nationals!  Then in 2009, it happened again!  Pics of '09 Nationals are here!  Then in 2012, his NRV 15's team qualified. Pics of the trip can be seen here!

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For 2013!

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"Great job today. I think the kids worked really hard.  My girls love you."

Jim Barber, head coach of Westover Christian, in Danville, Va, host of 12 STAR camps.


“Your camps were my favorite to come to when I was in high school!  I liked the USAV camp in Wisconsin because I got to see family, but volleyball-wise, you top them all!”
Kim Amerell, named conference freshman of the year at Pfeiffer University after her 2010 season.


Thank you both for always hosting such wonderful camps for the girls.  Daphne looks forward to these every year!

Tamara Allen, mother of Daphne, 4-time STAR camper.


Thank you again for having the camps for the girls !  It really shows how much you are in this sport-such's great to see!

Donna Drewry, mother of Emily, c/o '15 Lynchburg Christian Academy


“A good product at a good price is easy to sell.”
Jim Barber, head coach of Westover Christian, in Danville, Va and host of STAR camps in 06, 07, 08, and 11, and in six previous years!


"What I liked about your camp....... so many things....the positive energy was just electric and contagious.  My girls are so pumped and excited for the season and it has revved me up a notch. Your feedback is delivered in a sincere manner, whether praise or correction, it is delivered and received with respect.

This was a week of holistic volleyball, how to be a better player through skill, team work, sweat and dedication. They are looking forward to next year's camp!"
Maria Rushbrooke, head coach of Roanoke Catholic, host of a 2008, 2009 2010 and a 2011 STAR camp.


"Coach Houser:
I know you're probably still in the van on your way home, but I just wanted to tell you how thrilled I was with your camp. Your staff was heartfelt, knowledgeable and willing to work with all of my athletes. You did a tremendous job and I appreciated all your hard work. I'm soooooooo excited for my upcoming season. I know that your camp will have a positive influence on our season. Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer!!"

Fawn McMakin, head coach of St Marys Area High School, St Marys, PA, and host of a 2008 STAR camp.


"[My daughter] still talks about you: "Coach Houser would never stand for that"... "Coach Houser would yank her out in a minute for not giving 110%"..."if she tried to act like that on Coach Houser's team, he would cut her out like a cancer!"... You once mentioned a poor attitude by players on a team being like a cancer... you heal it or cut it out!  She has not forgotten that. You have set the bar high and it makes it difficult to accept less or to comprehend coaches who accept less! You do make a lasting impression on the girls who pass through your camps."

Suzie Helbert, former head coach, Stanleytown Baptist Academy and host of a 2005 STAR camp!


I just finished the first day of tryouts for TCS - they looked good - many KUDOS to you and your staff - I don't have to spend the first week doing platform and spike approach! I look forward to a great season.

Barry Kane
Head Vball Coach, Timberlake Christian, STAR host coach in 2007, 2009
2010 2011 and 2012, Forest, Va


"I know your camp helped one of my players with some self-concept issues because she did not get much playing time last year, but this year she knows she needs to step it up for the team. I think the "captain of the day" was a good boost for the players."

Barry Kane
Head Vball Coach, Timberlake Christian, STAR host coach in 2007, 2009 2010 2011 and 2012, Forest, Va

Bottom line…Coach Houser STAR VB CAMP… 15 eager to learn volleyball players…14 hours of expert volleyball instruction….potential for a winning season …. PRICELESS!!!! 

And thank you for the great website!!

Penni Douglas, host of a 2007 Camp at Oconee Christian
Seneca, SC


I thought everything was great. I could not have asked for anything different. The comments were nothing but positive about you and your staff. The greatest compliment is that people learned that volleyball is a TEAM game, not an individual sport.

Fawn McMakin, head coach of St Marys Area High School, St Marys, PA, and host of a 2008 STAR camp.

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Information For
Camp Hosts

When you schedule a STAR camp for 2013, YOU are in control!
You make the critical decisions that are in the best interests of your team.
You decide the number of days;
You decide the number of hours;
You decide the format:  rookie, veteran, standard or high expectations or even maximum expectations

Then, my coaches & I will do the rest!!
We will come to your school.  This should promote attendance!
The assistant coaches will have extensive vball experience,
and will be outstanding role models.  The parents will love that!
I will create all the handouts, take care of the warmups and stretching,
and plan the activities each day.

But many believe that the best thing about our STAR camps is:  
The cost is up to 60% less than the residential camps your players will be considering,
and up to 40% less than the national site camps that you may be considering!
And for the 7th year in a row:  The price hasn't changed! 

The Camp Is Made For Your Players!  

We do not have an online camp outline.  Why? 
It's because you & I will confer each day to ensure your kids receive
the instruction that will help improve their performance on YOUR team!!

Player To Coach Ratio!  Let's Talk!  

The typical player to coach ratio is 6:1. 

I saw a website recently proclaiming excitement that their ratio is 10:1. 
And some coaches can't wait to tell you about their 9:1.

But there has never been a STAR camp where the ratio was that high. 

At the 2012 Dan River camp, there were 6 coaches for 32 campers.
At the 2012 High Expectations at Virginia Episcopal, there were 9 coaches for 32 campers. 

Your players will be engaged, learning, listening and improving.



A STAR camp can become a nice fundraiser for your team! 
Let me tell you how!

The Staff!

The STAR staff is a mixture of experienced head coaches,
and young & excited college & high school female players.
I guarantee that STAR coaches are role models who you can trust
to be around your players, and are outstanding citizens who can
confidently tell your players right from wrong.

Every STAR coach is excited to teach your players the game.

I am just as picky about who influences your players as you are.

National Coaching Experience!  

In just the past 7 years, we have traveled with our teams and done site camps at:
Columbus, OH        Anchorage, AK        Baltimore, MD       St Mary's PA    
Richmond, VA       Atlanta, GA     Clemson, SC     Miami, FL   
Bear, DE    Washington D.C.   Asheville, NC

My teams qualified and participated
in the 2006 J.O. Nationals in Atlanta, in the 2009 J.O. Nationals in Miami,
and in the 2012 Junior Nationals in Columbus OH. 
I was also at the 2005 J.O. Nationals in Salt Lake City with my daughter's team.

The formats for STAR camps are limitless!


We can do a Mon-Fri or Mon-Thurs camp.
Or we can do 2 days, 3 days, a weekend, Thurs through Sun, etc.
We can work with rookies in the morning, veterans in the afternoon.
Or we can have two sessions per day for vets , with a rookie session in between.
Maybe you want to reserve one week for your rookies
and another week for your veterans!

My coaches and I will even do an in-season clinic.

What Are A Host's Options For Camps?
How Does a Coach Reserve a Week?

Most coaches prefer the Standard STAR all-skills camp. 
For info about reserving a week for a Standard STAR camp, touch here.
But some coaches want to offer a High Expectations STAR Camp! 
Info on hosting a High Expectations Camp can be seen here.

And again in 2013, we are offering a butt-kicking, intense Maximum Expectations Camp.   If you're also interested in that, the web page is here!

Together We Can Do Anything For Your Team!

A STAR camp can last 3 hours a day or 8 hours a day,
we can teach new offenses & defenses, quicken your attack, etc. 

We can do whatever you think will make your team better!!

So Why Is The Popularity of

STAR Camps Exploding?
6:1 coach/camper ratio is normal!      You choose the format!  
Low price!     The camp in made to fit your players' needs!
We can help you fundraise!    Price freeze for 2012!
Forgot to tell you:  We also provide a free website for you camp, and
we offer you and your players free support through the following 12 months!

No volleyball camp in the USA offers all this.
Please glance at what others say to the left and right.
What's stopping you from bringing this to your players?
Let's talk it over!

Together we can do anything!
Contact me at
and let's see what we can do for your team!!
I'm also on Facebook here.


DECEMBER 1, 2012 has anyone can reserve a 2013 camp!

On December 1, I started taking reservations for summer 2013 camps from anyone who didn't host a STAR camp in the summer of 2012.

The 2012 hosts had until Dec 1 to tell me if they  wanted our staff to return for 2013 and to send me a deposit.  If you wish, you can change the week, as long as it was not a week that another 2012 host wanted to keep.

New hosts:  Get your $250 deposit to me asap and specify the week(s) that you want to reserve and which coach you would prefer to host your camp.  For new hosts, it's first-come, first-served.



July 14, 2012.
Thank you for this past week at camp. I always love coming to any of your camps because I always leave a better player and know so much more about the game and what I want for my future and how to approach it. You probably hear this all the time, but you are a very wise coach and absolutely one of the best I personally have ever met. Thank you again! :)
A camper at the 2012 Westover Christian Camp.

July 14, 2009.
I wanted to thank you again for the experience that my daughter gained at the High Expectations Camp this year. We have sent her to numerous camps, both in and out of state and some camps we paid twice as much as this camp. What she gained from the High Expectations Camp was so obvious each time she came home. She would talk about each skill that she worked on that day and when I quizzed her about how this camp compared to others I would learn that they never worked with the participants at the others as they did at your camp. She was excited about explaining the skills and techniques that she learned form the various coaches and instructors as well as the friendships experienced. She was the only participant from the Roanoke area and enjoyed the camaraderie that she found at this camp. The coach/instructor ratio is also what impressed me with almost a 4 participants to 1 coach. This by far has been the best camp we have sent her to and I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to increase the skill of their daughter.
Ron Ratcliffe, father of Lauren, c/o '11 at Lord Botetourt High.

Aug 16, 2012.
We checked out your website and are seriously considering having our daughter attend one of your summer camps, even though we live in Michigan.

Elizabeth Calvert, mother of c/o '16.


December 25, 2006.  
I would like to thank you for doing the camp at our school over the summer. Our volleyball season went good, 3rd place in the district.  I had the best season EVER!! I seriously think it was all because I went to your camp.  I've got some FANTASTIC news! I'm going to play college ball next year, I signed my letter with the Lady Cavs earlier this month.   THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Kaitlyn Collins, former player at UVa-Wise,
who then became a member of our STAR Staff!


July 12, 2011
“Thank you both for always hosting such wonderful camps for the girls. Daphne looks forward to these every year!”
 Tamara Allen, mother of Daphne Allen,
the 2011
Maximum Expectations Camper Of The Week!




Each STAR Camp host receives a complimentary copy of Coach Houser's Two "I Can't Wait" Ebooks And Drill Collection



August 23, 2006. 
Boy, you are good! 
I love what you teach and I agree with your approach and philosophies.


January 31, 2008.  
[My daughter] will be going to your high expectation camp this summer. I don't know what you do, but you do a great job of teaching these girls and they come away with a great deal of respect for you and knowledge for playing the game. She was glad that she could go back to one of your camps. I also had a mass email sent out to all of her Varsity and Jr. teammates for your other camp dates.



Let's do a camp or an in-season clinic for your kids soon!
Just email me at and we'll get the planning started. 
You can also find me on Facebook.


My daughter had a great time and enjoyed the plane ride with you guys both as well. This is her first experience with volleyball and it was very positive. Thanks for making it a memorable experience for her.


hey, i miss volleyball soooo much. your coaches made it so fun and so interesting that I didn't want to leave!! I hope i can come back next year and improve my volleyball skills.  The great thing about the camp was that I could hang out with some of my buddies.


Bella had a great time and is more proud of her flyswatter than any other thing in her room. She came away with the self-confidence boost she needed.

Missy Cadori, mother of two St Marys 2009 campers.


Coach Houser:
It's really hot in that gym, but it only makes you wanna work harder. I'm thinking of you guys when it gets tough!

Thank you, for everything you've ever done for
me and the team.

St Mary's 2008 and 2009 Camper!


"Your philosophies, plans & genuine love for the game & the girls, most of whom you don't even know, are inspiring. They are the things that separate you, and I'm sure your camps, apart from the rest. I know I have probably written similar things to you before, but keep up the great work!"

Frank Guilfoyle, host of the Roanoke Catholic camp in 2008, 2009 2010 2011 and 2012.

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