Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Volleyball: High School Spring Clinics - Grades 9-12

April 7, 13 & 14, 2019

The spring high school clinics are position-specific, high intensity skill training designed for athletes with prior experience playing volleyball. Each clinic, led by the Michigan Tech Husky Volleyball Coaching Staff and current players, will provide 5 hours of focused instruction designed to improve the athlete's skill set. Registration fee will include lunch and a t-shirt for attending.

Local coaches of all levels are welcome to attend and observe the teaching of the skills first-hand and the opportunity to collaborate with the MTU coaches and players. There is no cost for coaches to attend. However, we do require coaches to pre-register for each clinic by emailing Cindy Pindral at clpindra@mtu.edu.

Daily Schedule

Check-In: 8:15-8:45 a.m. at the SDC front counter

Clinic 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (includes a 1 hour break w/lunch provided)

  • Session 1, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Break, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Session 2, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Location

SDC Varsity Wood Gym 

Special Requirements

This camp is open to girls currently in grades 9-12. A signed release waiver and concussion awareness form must be on file with the SDC Ticket Office before participation in the camp will be permitted.

Cost

$60/participant for the first clinic; $45/each additional clinic

Libero School - Sunday, April 7

Libero/defensive specialist-specific footwork, movements, reading/anticipation, defensive efficiency and serve receive.


Middle Blocker School - Saturday, April 13

Middle blocker-specific footwork, reading/anticipation, blocking form, transition work, quickness and scoring strategy.


Setter Academy - Saturday, April 13

Setter-specific footwork, movements, ball-handling, placement, consistency, offensive decision-making, and game strategy.


Pin Hitter Academy - Sunday, April 14

Outside/rightside hitter-specific footwork, approach patterns, scoring strategy, creativity, blocking transition work, and serve receive.


Meet the Coaches

Matt Jennings

Through his first six seasons leading the Huskies, head volleyball coach Matt Jennings has orchestrated an impressive rebuilding of the Michigan Tech volleyball program. Under the leadership of Jennings and his staff, the team has gone from last place in the GLIAC to a No. 3 seed in the GLIAC tournament this past season. After 34 total wins in his first three years in Houghton, Jennings and the Huskies have a 55-37 overall record over the last three seasons. The Huskies have reestablished themselves as a competitive presence within the GLIAC, marked by a 33-18 record in conference play and back-to-back GLIAC playoffs appearances in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Huskies also saw their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009 under Jennings in 2017. Coach Jennings was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year following the team's success this past season.

Prior to Tech, Coach Jennings served three seasons as an assistant volleyball at the University of Pittsburgh. The Panthers compiled a 51-44 record during his three years there, including a 20-win season in 2009 and an 18-win campaign in 2011. The Chicago native played men’s volleyball at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, from 2000-03. He was a four-year starter, a two-time all-conference performer and a 2002 Collegiate Club All-American. He helped his team to a national third-place finish in 2002. 

Cindy Pindral

Cindy Pindral enters her third season with the Michigan Tech volleyball team and second as an assistant coach after spending the 2016 season as a volunteer coach for the Huskies. Pindral works primarily with the team's setter training and offensive coordination, in addition to handling a large portion of its recruiting, team travel, and leading development camps and clinics. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pindral played at the University of Florida (2008) and the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (2009-11). Pindral was the starting setter as a freshman at Florida. She led the team in assists and led offense to the Sweet 16, an SEC championship, and a No. 10 national ranking. At UCCS, she played for former US Men's National Team star Keith Barnett and was a three-year starter. She was the 2009 Mountain Lion MVP and a CoSIDA Academic All-American. Pindral played the 2012 winter season professionally in the Italian Serie C League as the starting setter for Gio Volley Aprilia. In high school, Pindral was a two-time first team all-state selection, four-time Rocky Mountain Region All-Star, a 2007 All-American, and a 2007 Andi Collins Award Finalist (nation's best senior setters). She played club for Colorado Jrs and was named the outstanding setter at the 2007 prepvolleyball.com classic. Pindral began her coaching career with Colorado Jrs Volleyball Club where she was a head coach and assistant coach with various levels over three seasons. She has also worked camps at the University of Texas, Air Force Academy, and UCCS.


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