William Jewell College Volleyball strives to create a fun, energetic, and competitive atmosphere during every practice and match. That excitement will help young athletes to learn about the sport of volleyball, and how it is enjoyable to work with other players and make new friends while you are at it!
Camp Director, Coach Raynes, was named head volleyball coach at William Jewell College in 2014. The top assistant at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX for the previous two years, Raynes brings several years of NCAA Division II experience to the Cardinal volleyball program. In her first year at Tarleton, she helped the team to its best record in school history, 23-9; in that same year Tarleton received its first ever NCAA regional ranking. She has been an integral part of recruiting student-athletes to Tarleton State. Raynes was part of a very successful volleyball program at Washburn University as a student-athlete. During her four-year playing career, Raynes and the Lady Blues made four trips to the NCAA tournament, sporting an overall record of 130-22.
A native of Lawrence, Raynes also has experience in the high school ranks as the head coach at Shawnee Heights High School in Kansas. Along with Coach Raynes, her support staff has great experience working with the youth in Liberty and surrounding areas. Raynes and her assistant, Kyle Bradley, coach a 13U USAV Club team for Liberty Explosion.
The doors will open for Camp Check-in at 8:30am on Friday May 29th. Athletes should bring their court shoe, a water bottle, and any other volleyball apparel (knee pads/ankle braces are optional). Make sure you are ready to move and sweat! Camp will break for lunch from 12p-1p on Friday May 29th. Please make sure your camper is picked up at 4pm.
On Saturday May 30th, doors will open at 8:30am and campers must check-in with the coaches as they arrive. Lunch will not be served on Saturday, so make sure you eat a good breakfast! All skills will be taught during the 2 day camp, with lots of strategic games and some 6 on 6 play. Campers will receive a Cardinal Volleyball Camp Shirt and a 2015 Season Pass to all Cardinal Home volleyball matches.
On Monday June 1st, doors will open at 10:30am for Camp Check-in. We will stop mid-way through the session for a light snack, but no meals will be served. All skills will be taught during the camp at an introductory level, with lots of strategic games and volleylites. Campers will receive a Cardinal Volleyball Camp Shirt and a 2015 Season Pass to all Cardinal Home volleyball matches.