Coach Houser has
coached 4 teams that have qualified for Junior Nationals! In 2006 he was the head coach of
pics of their
trip! Then in 2009, it happened
Those pics are
here! In 2012, his NRV 15's team qualified. Pics of that trip are here. Then in 2016, his NRV 15's team qualified.
STAR Volleyball Camps
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Dan River / Staunton River / Chatham / William Monroe / High Expectations / College Expectations / Woodrow Wilson W.Va / Chilhowie / Magna Vista / Gretna
"The staff was great. I loved their energy and how positive they were while holding the girls accountable and correcting their mistakes. I could see impovement in their confidence and how several girls stepped up to be leaders."
Paige Williams, head coach, Rural Retreat High and host of a 2021 STAR camp.
"Happy birthday Coach Houser! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. You have helped mold me into the person and player i am today! You have given me such good advice thats changed my perspective in everything i do. You have impacted my life greatly and i am very grateful for that! I hope you have an amazing day :))))"
Keslee Hylton, Chatham High c/o '20. She attended 4 Expectations Camps!
"This camp isn't over yet and I already want to book for next year!"
Maggie Rusgrove, head coach and 2018 and 2019 STAR Camp host at E. Montgomery High
"A phenomenal coach who devotes so much time to teach youngsters about such an awesome sport. He always has a caring and knowledgeable staff alongside of him. His camp experience was better than any other!
Head Coach, 2019 Varsity Assitant Coach, Lord Botetourt High
"Thank you for the coaching wisdoms today! I will defiantly be using them in my personal life as well. You are such an amazing coach. You have helped me so much."
Raleigh Brookshier 2017
assistant coach, NRV 13's
"College Expectationswas a turning point for my daughter. I think she has realized she has been given a talent and has decided to make the most of it. I am glad to see her embracing the game once again!"
Michael Estes, father of 2016 College Expectations camper!
~~~~~~~~~"How could you not like Coach Houser's camps? Coach & his crew are AWESOME and simply bring out the best in all the girls!! We are already looking forward to next year!"
Phil Essner, father of 2014 and 2015 Santa Rosa CA camper!
"We have been bonding and y'all taught us a whole lot while y'all were here. Thank you so much for everything and if I ever need anything I know to turn to you!"
Brittany Vasser, senior on the 2014 Gretna High volleyball team!
~~~~~~~~~"Your talks were awesome. The subjects were great for both volleyball and life in general. This is exactly what my program is about and I truly appreciated the validation that took place from you. For most every girl that attended, the camp of 2013 will be an amazing memory!"
Sharon Lochert, host of the 2013 Hillcrest Middle School Camp near Santa Rosa CA
"Great job today. I think the kids worked really hard. My girls
head coach of Westover Christian, in Danville, Va, host of 12 STAR
“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.
again for having the camps for the girls! It really shows how
much you are in this sport-such enthusiasm..it'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.”
head coach of Westover Christian, in Danville, Va and host of STAR
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
and a 2011 STAR camp.
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
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
Head Vball Coach, Timberlake Christian, STAR host coach in
and 2012, Forest, Va
When you schedule a STAR camp
for 2022, YOU are in control!
You make the critical decisions that are in the best interests of
You decide the number of days;
You decide the number of hours;
Then, my coaches & I will do the rest!!
We will come to your school. This should increase attendance!
The assistant coaches will have extensive vball experience,
and will be outstanding role models. The parents will love
We will create the handouts, take care of the warmups and
and plan the activities each day.
But many believe that the two best things about STAR camps are:
We are volleyball camp professionals.
For nearly 20 years, we direct camps all summer, every week, every summer.
Who else does that?
cost is up to 70% less than the university residential camps your players will be considering,
and up to 50% less than the site camps that you may be considering!
The Camp Will Be Made For Your Players!
& I can create the camp format each day
to ensure your athletes receive
that will help improve their performance on YOUR
So, no. There is no daily camp outline online. Each camp is unique.
Player To Coach Ratio!
Are You Ready For This?
The typical player to coach ratio is 5:1.
I saw a website
recently proclaiming excitement that their ratio is 10:1.
And some site directors can't wait to tell you about their 9:1.
There will never be a STAR camp with a ratio
as high as any other national or university camp.
the 2021 Magna Vista Camp camp in Martinsville, Va, there were 10 coaches for 52 campers.
At 2021 High Expectations at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, there were 12 coaches for 58 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 STAR staff is a mixture of experienced head coaches,
and young & excited volleyball athletes with extensive playing experience.
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.
Yes, I am just as picky about who influences your players as you are.
National Coaching Experience!
In just the past 12 years, we have traveled with our teams and done
site camps at:
Columbus, OH Anchorage,
Baltimore, MD St
San Francisco Oklahoma City
Richmond, VA Clemson, SC Annapolis, MD Beckley, West Va
Lenior NC Bear, DE
Washington D.C. Asheville, NC
My teams have qualified for
the 2006 Jr
Nationals in Atlanta, the 2009 Jr
Nationals in Miami,
the 2012 Jr Nationals in Columbus OH, and the 2016 Jr Nationals in Minneapolis.
I was also at the 2005 J.O. Nationals in Salt Lake City with my
formats for your STAR camp 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
Or we can have two sessions per day for vets , with a rookie session in
Maybe you want to reserve one week for your rookies
another week for your veterans!
My coaches and I will even do an in-season clinic.
We did four in 2019 and three in 2020. Yep, that was the virus year!
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
Info on hosting a High Expectations Camp can be seen here.
And again in 2021, we are offering a butt-kicking, intense
College Expectations Camp.
If you're also interested in hosting one of those, the info 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 minimize your team's cliques,
maximize the team bonding,
we can teach new offenses &
quicken your attack, etc.
We can do whatever you
think will make your team better!!
So, You See Why STAR Camps So Popular!!
The 1:5 coach/camper ratio! The host coach chooses the format!
The low price! The camp in made to fit the host's players' needs!
Role model coaches! We can help the host fundraise!
And there's even more:
We also provide a free website for the camp;
* The host gets a free copy of my Drill Collection and 2 huge ebooks,
* We give the host and the athletes free support for the next 12 months!
No volleyball camp in the USA offers all this.
Not even close.
Please glance at what parents and coaches have said in the margins.
Together let's bring this to your players!
The parents, players and administrators will love it!
We can do anything!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let's see what we can do for
I'm also on Facebook here.
Get ready for DECEMBER 1, 2021!
On December 1, I start awarding summer 2022 camps to any coach who didn't host a STAR camp in the summer of 2021.
The 2021 hosts have until Dec 1 to tell me if they wanted our staff to return for 2022 and to send me a deposit. If the '21 hosts wish, they can change their week, as long as it was not a week that another 2021 host wants to keep.
Want to be a camp host for the first time in 2022? 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-deposit received, first-awarded.
I am personally no longer able to tolerate a gym without AC.
So if your gym isn't AC'd, then one of my outstanding assistants would love to direct your camp!
January 24, 2022
"Looking for a great volleyball Camp? Look no more! Tom Houser was a blessing to Adrien and her volleyball career. Literally, saw a difference within 10 minutes of meeting him. You will not be disappointed."
Amanda Oakes, mother of Adrien, Tunstall c/o '21
and 3-time attendee of the Expectations Camps!
June 7, 2021
"The reason I had the girls stay after the speech for a few minutes: I had them write down if they liked the camp, if they thought it helped them , how, & if they learned anything, also did they have anything they didn’t like about the camp! And if we had the same camp back again next year would they come! I explained that this was for me & papers would not be given to you. Every girl was positive about the camp, everyone said they learned a lot, and every girl said yes they would come back next year if you came back. So that tells you they were all very happy with the camp!!"
Shirley Brown, host of a 2021 STAR Camp at Woodrow WIlson High, Beckley, West Virginia
July 27, 2020
"You're the best! I appreciate the communication, and appreciate you and Kelsey working with Ella. She has really been doing all the college things Kelsey has been telling her to do in a timely manner. We sooooo appreciate you all and your coaching, help, and guidance!!
Amanda Poff, mother of Ella, Blacksburg High, c/o '23
December 19, 2019
"Oh I think our school or any high school would be very lucky to get a coach with the knowledge, confidence & years of experience that you bring!! You’ve made a big difference in my daughter’s volleyball life!! We are so thankful!"
August 5, 2018.
"This camp has been exactly what my athletes needed! They have learned so much & improved exponentially already! They look like a completely different team from last year in an awesome way! And your coaches are GOOD with them! My girls don't do well with people who are insincere & they LOVE your coaches!!! It truly says a lot!!
Maggie Rusgrove, head coach and host of a 2018 STAR camp at Eastern Montgomery High
July 4, 2016.
"College Expectations his was an amazing experience for Cathryn. All of the coaches were great and I can't say enough good things about the three young ladies who were assistants. She will definitely be back next year. Great camp Coach Houser..
Michael Estes, father of Catherine, Tunstall High c/o '20
August 4, 2015.
Love the fact the athletes are not only learning the game of volleyball, but life lessons.
A mother of a Gretna High camper!
August 13, 2017.
Thanks for always having a top of the line educational and inspiring camp staff. My daughter loved it.
Allison Lemon, mother of Avery, a camper at the 2017 McMichael camp!
April 7, 2015.
[My daughter} did the rookie WCA camp 2 years ago and then a college camp the next year. We both feel as if she learned much more at your camp and look forward to attending one this year.
A parent of two volleyball athletes.
February 6, 2014.
Happy Birthday, Coach! I hope it's a good one. Thank you for all the good advice about volleyball and life Kennedy did the rookie WCA camp 2 years ago and Danny Millers camp next year. We both feel as if she learned much more at your camp and look forward to attending one this year.as well. You and all the girls that helped with camp and of course my coaches too, has made me into a great player and person. I wouldn't be where I am without you guys! See you this summer!! :)
camper at the 2012 and 2013 John Battle Camps in Bristol, Va
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! :)
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
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.
December 25, 2006.
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
the 2011 Maximum Expectations Camper Of The
Each STAR Camp host receives a complimentary copy of
Coach Houser's Two "I Can't Wait" Ebooks And Drill Collection
September 14, 2017
"We are very excited to bring a camp back to MV. I think its been a couple years since we've had one and it shows."
Jessica France, head coach, Magna Vista High, Martinsvilles Va.
August 23, 2011
Boy, you are good!
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 email@example.com 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
Missy Cadori, mother of two St Marys
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
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!"
host of the Roanoke Catholic camp in
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.
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 and a 2014 camp in SC.
"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."
Head Vball Coach, Timberlake Christian, STAR host coach in 2007, 2009 2010 2011 and 2012, Forest, Va