Save the Date! April 5 & 6, 2018
Michigan Tech’s Little Huskies Camp is the perfect way to explore the basics of volleyball for budding players. Students learn the fundamentals of the game—serving, passing, setting, and more— in the SDC Varsity Gym. Our top coaches and student-athletes modify the game and equipment (such as lowering the net) for young players to ensure a successful and confidence-building experience.
Thursday and Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Check-In: Thursday, April 5, 4:00-4:30 p.m. at the SDC front counter
What to Expect
Classes are 2 hours per day and include plenty of activity at the beginner level.
This camp is open to girls currently in grades 2-6. A signed release waiver and concussion awareness form must be on file with the Ticket Office before participation in the camp will be permitted.
$30/person; $15/additional sibling
Deadline to register: April 5
Register at the SDC Ticket Office, by phone at 906-487-2073 or online.
Meet the Coach
Through his first five 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 fourth place finish last season and the No. 5 seed in the GLIAC tournament. After 34 total wins in his first three years in Houghton, Jennings and the Huskies have a 35-27 overall record over the last two seasons. The Huskies have reestablished themselves as a competitive presence within the GLIAC, marked by a 21-14 record in conference play and back-to-back GLIAC playoffs appearances in 2015 and 2016. 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 enters her second season with the Michigan Tech volleyball team and first as an assistant coach. She spent the 2016 season as a volunteer coach for the Huskies. Her duties focus on setter training, offensive coordinating, recruiting, team travel, and scouting. 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.
Meet the Team