Best summer camps for volleyball

<p>Waukegan High School volleyball player Sarah Angelos, left watches her sister Amy demonstrate proper passing technique during a volleyball camp at Our Lady of Humility school in Waukegan. Josh Peckler / Special to the News-Sun</p>

Waukegan High School volleyball player Sarah Angelos, left watches her sister Amy demonstrate proper passing technique during a volleyball camp at Our Lady of Humility school in Waukegan. Josh Peckler / Special to the News-Sun

After spring break is over, you may be looking at summer programs to help your child stay active on the volleyball court and meet new players to challenge their skills. Great Lakes Center in Aurora can connect you to some of the nation’s best programs for summer volleyball, which are filling up fast. Here is a quick look at a few types of programs that may appeal to your child.

1st contact camps

Both 1st contact camps are co-ed, and they focus on passing, digging and serving. These camps are high-intensity programs that demand a lot of work out of players, but pay off with an improvement in essential technical skills.

Attack/pass camps

Young female athletes may benefit from attack/pass camps that are exclusive courses for girls. The attack/pass/serve camp is for junior high level athletes, and the attack/pass camp is designed for younger athletes developing their fundamental skills.

All-skills camps

If your child is looking for a fun co-ed summer camp, the all-skills camps offered at Great Lakes Center are right for your young athlete. These programs are offered for elementary school students and junior high aged athletes who need a more comprehensive instruction in fundamentals.

Great Lakes Center had about 2,500 campers in 2013, and 2014 is expected to be even more popular. You will want to sign up your child early for these in-demand summer programs. You can learn about all of the Great Lakes Center camps in Aurora by visiting them online or calling 630-898-6400.

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