Coach Herrmann Feeds the Volleyball Hunger

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — When the student-athletes leave at the end of another academic year, things don’t slow down for Kelly Herrmann. The Franciscan University head volleyball coach devotes her summers to immersing coaches and players from the Ohio Valley in the techniques of volleyball. Her summer camps start next month.

“There is a desperate need for volleyball experience in the area,” she said. “Coaches and players alike are hungry to learn.”

Herrmann’s two high school team camps take place July 9-10 and July 11-12, and run all day from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. She encourages the coaches of the high school teams to either participate in the team camps or take notes on the sidelines.

“College coaches comprise the camp staff, so they (high school coaches) can get a lot of training and technique ideas from just watching quality coaches,” Herrmann noted.

Joining Coach Herrmann on the courts this summer are several volleyball notables: Gini Ullery, assistant coach at Duquesne University; Brianna Baker, head coach at Mt. Aloysius College; Ashley Green, former all-American setter for Ferris State University; and Melissa Stadelman, former outside hitter for the University of Pittsburgh.

The volleyball summer camp opportunities do not stop there.

“We really want to get kids interested at a younger age,” said Herrmann, “and get them started on the right foot!

“My beginners and individual camps will focus on three goals: quality instruction in fundamentals and technique, team play, and fun!”

Herrmann is offering two beginners camps on July 16 and July 23; the one-day-only camp runs from 12-4 p.m. The camp is open to girls ages 6-8.

For local area girls ages 9-11, Herrmann will run an individual camp June 13-14. Female athletes who are nearing the age of high school—ages 12-14—are encouraged to attend the individual camp held June 11-12. All individual camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

All participants will receive a free t-shirt, and lunch will be provided for those attending full-day camps.

To download a copy of Franciscan’s summer camp brochure and register your daughter for a volleyball summer camp, please click here