Illinois Valley Community College will offer youth and high school volleyball camps for girls and boys ages 8-to-17 Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30 in the gym.

Beginner Camp meets 9 a.m. to noon June 28 and 29 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 30.

High School Prep Camp meets 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 28 and 29 and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 30.

Camp focuses on player experience rather than a grade-based approach. Beginner camp covers basic skills such as serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, digging, serve-receive, and game strategies. The camp is an introduction to volleyball and is recommended for ages 8-to-12 and for those from basic middle school programs.

The high school prep camp is designed for players with a higher level of experience (regardless of age) with multiple years of club or from advanced middle school programs. Focus will be on refining individual skills, running quick offenses and multiple defenses.

Camps are led by head coach Erin Polte and assisted by the IVCC volleyball team and assistant coach Mariela Serrano.

Polte has four years of personal coaching experience working with various ages and skill levels. She grew up in a volleyball environment, watching her mother coach her entire life and played competitively from age 12 to 22. She also started on the varsity at Graceland University for four years.

The $55 registration includes 7.5 hours of instruction, T-shirt and certificate. Registration forms are available at www.ivcc.edu/athletics. Late registration is accepted.

Contact Polte at (815) 224-0344 or erin_polte@ivcc.edu.