DALLAS STARLINGS VOLLEYBALL: 2015 SUMMER CAMPS

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*ALL CAMPERS WELCOMED! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DALLAS STARLINGS VBC TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR CAMPS!
 
 
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Make the effort, make the commitment, make the sacrifices and
become the player that you have always wanted to be!
 
*See below for camp description and coaching staff information*
 
  All Skills Camps
Cost: $125.00 per session; 9-12pm
Camp Description
The Skills Camps are specially designed to meet the needs of athletes entering grades 5-12. The Skills Camps focus on all aspects of the game with the emphasis on fundamentals. Skill development is emphasized during hours of on-court instruction in the following areas: serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, attacking, team defense, blocking, team reception, and attack coverage and team transition. Campers are skill-tested placed in a group of similar age and ability. Session 1 is not a prerequisite for Session 2. Sessions 1 and 2 are the same type of camp. 
Session 1:June 8-11  
Session 2: June 22-25  
Session 3: July 6-9
Session 4: July 20-23 
All Skills Camps Sessions
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Lil Starlings Camp
Cost: $80.00 per session; 9-11am
Camp Description:
Dallas Starlings Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for kids entering 1st-5th grade and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player.
Session 1:June 29-July 2
Session 2: July 27-July 30 
Lil Starlings All Skills Camps Sessions
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Setting/Hitting Camps
Cost: $80.00 per session; 10-12pm
Setting Camp Description: 
The Setting/Hitting Camp is designed for athletes entering grades 6-12 and is ideal for athletes who want to train strictly at the setter & hitter positions. This position specific camp focuses on all aspects of setting and hitting and is led by D-1 collegiate players/coaches. The setting skills taught at this camp include hand position, footwork, jump setting, defense, and transition. Campers will also learn offensive systems and setting strategies. The hitting camp  is designed for fundamental skill development of hitters in all positions and focus on attacking technique, footwork, developing shots for hitters, and blocking technique. They will be divided by skill and placed in groups where they will improve and be challenge. This camp is ideal for athletes who have established themselves as a setter or hitter and want to improve on one of these skills. The sessions focus specifically on improving advanced hitting or setting techniques for improved execution during game situations through excellent, intensive training. Players enrolling in these camps should be ready for intermediate and advanced skills training. Campers must specify whether they are a setter, outside hitter, or middle blocker.
Session 1: June 15-17
Session 2: July 13-15 
Setting/Hitting Camp Sessions
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Defensive/Libero Camp 
Cost: $80.00 per session; 10-12pm
Camp Description:
Our Defensive/Libero Camp is designed for athletes entering grades 6-12 and is ideal for athletes who already have identified themselves as a libero or defensive specialist and want to improve on these skills. This position-specific camp focuses upon passing and defensive techniques. These include forearm passing, overhead passing, digging, and rolling. Campers also learn a variety of systems and styles that help them with their relationships on the court.
Session 1: July 13-15
Defensive/Libero Camp Session
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 Serving Camps
Cost: $40.00 per session; 10-12pm
Camp Description: 
This 4 hour clinic is open to players of all levels!  We will use this time to teach the progression of serving from the mental and physical aspect of this skill! If you want to learn the vital points of serving...this is a must session!! If you are an advanced player and want to take your serving to the next level...we will help you do it! We will teach the float serve, top spin, and jump serves...we will find the best and most effective serve for each particular player. Serving is the one individual skill that can impact the game more than any other skill, let us help you take your serving to the next level.
Session 1: June 18-19
Session 2: July 16-17 
Serving Camp Sessions
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Middle School Camp
Cost: $ 110.00 per session; 5-7:30pm
Camp Description:
Do you want to make your middle school team? How about the "A" Team?  Well we are here to help you reach your goal!  Dallas Starlings offers training techniques with middle school players. The Dallas Starlings coaches, current and former athletes, will guide the players through competition, tactics, techniques and finer points of the game to put you a step ahead in your tryouts.  Don't miss this opportunity for valuable preseason practice sessions and get you ready for tryouts.
Session 1: August 17-20 
Middle School Camp Session
Camper's Name & Age
 
*Private Lessons available upon request. 
 
Meet the Dallas Starlings Staff 
Laurie Bruscato, Coach 
*28 years of coaching volleyball experience
*Founder and Director & Coach of Dallas Starlings VBC since 1998
*Founder and Director of Park Cities VBC, TX Juniors VBA and Dallas Diggers VBC
*5 years Middle School Volleyball Coach – Seagoville MS
*17 years Head Volleyball Coach - Bryan Adams High School, Lakeview Centennial High School and Skyline High School *8 time Coach of the Year District 10/11 - 5A
*11- 5A District Champions 1994; 1996; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2005; 2006; 2007.
*Runner - Up 1993, 1995; 1997; 1998; 2004 *20 State high school playoff appearances
*Director and Coach Junior High and High School volleyball camps
*Director and Coach the Nike Volleyball Camps
*20+ years coaching at the Juniors level - Dallas Diggers VBC
*Assisted 70+ athletes to play collegiate level volleyball
*Member of the United States Volleyball Association
*B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education, Northeast LA University
*Impact Certified – USAV
 
Whitney Nowlin, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*High School 5A District Volleyball MVP of the Year - Skyline - 2006
*Played Dallas Starlings VBC freshman-senior year
*Full Volleyball Scholarship to Jackson State University; Setter's & Libero Position
*Defensive player of the Week - 2009 *Bachelor in Business Administration in 3 years
*Starlings Volleyball Coach - 2012
*Impact Certified - USAV
 
Tia Jordan, Coach
*Collegiate assistant volleyball coach Jarvis Christian College, 2005
*Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach Big Sandy High School, 2005-2007
*Head Volleyball coach Lang MS, 2007-2011
*Varsity Volleyball Coach Conrad HS, 2012-2013
*All-time leading defender record holder Denver City High School
*Played at Jarvis Christian College 2000-2004
*MVP 2004
*Scholar athlete
*2nd in conference in digs 2003 red river conference NAIA
*Top 20 hitting percentage red river conference NAIA
*BS in human performance, Jarvis Christian College
*Impact Certified- USAV
 
Bri Mason, Coach
*Played under coach Laurie Bruscato-Skyline HS (2004-2007)
*High School District 5A MVP 2007
*Played for Dallas Starlings VBC throughout HS
*Silver medalist in National Starlings Tournament, 2006
*Full Division 1 Volleyball scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
*National recognition in Cobra Volleyball Magazine
*#7 on all time career list at UTSA for solo blocks
*Graduated with B.A.- Community Health
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball Coach 2013-2014
*Impact Ceritfied-USAV 
 
Nina Baxter, Coach
*High School All Conference and all academic (Volleyball, Basketball & Track) - Southeast HS Springfield, IL 2005-2006
*Four year Varsity letter (2002-2006) and Female Athlete of the Year-Southeast H.S. 2006
*City Champions (Volleyball and Track) - Southeast H.S.-2006
*Played Club Volleyball for Team Ambush, Springfield, IL 2003-2006
*College All Conference 2nd Team and All Academic (Volleyball & Basketball)-Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL 2006
*College All Conference 1st Team and All Academic (Volleyball &Basketball)-Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL 2007
*Graduated Phi Theta Kappa (3.81 GPA) w/an Associates in Liberal Arts All Academic (Volleyball) Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 2008 Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.5 GPA) w/a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Multi-Media Journalism
*Dallas Starlings Coach since 2011
*Impact Certified – USAV
 
Bibi Gonzalez, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*Skyline High School All-District 5A Setter of the Year 2003
*Played at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico 2004-2006
*NJCAA Region V Tournament 2004 & 2005
*AA - NMMI
*Played at Whittier College in Whittier, California 2006-2008
*BA - Kinesiology
*Coached for SMACK VBC 16s in Whittier, CA 2007-2008
*7th/8th Grade Head Volleyball Coach @ Benjamin Franklin Middle School 2011-present
*Impact Certified- USAV
 
Andrea (Andy) Miles, Coach
*Played under direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*2006 All District
*Full Volleyball Scholarship Alabama State University
*2006 Rogers State University Basketball Scholarship 2007
*2008 Defensive Player of the Year
*2008 RSU 2011 Career Achievement Award Recipient
*RSU BS Justice Administration; Minor Psychology
*Texas Wesleyan School of Law- 1L
*Starlings Volleyball Coach 2012
*Impact Certified - USAV
 
Alexis Lowe, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*High School 5A District MVP- Skyline 2008
*5A District Champion 2008
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball 2004-2008
*Red River Conference Champion- Wiley College 2008
*Collegiate Volleyball player at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Setter's Position
*B.S Mass Communications
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball Coach
*Impact Certified - USAV
 
Sharika Fairfax, Coach
*High School 3A middle blocker
*3A UIL All-District - Denver City, TX 1997
*Played at Jarvis Christian College - Hawkins, TX
*BS - Interdisciplinary Studies/Allied Health Sciences
*Head volleyball coach @ Seagoville MS - Seagoville, TX 2007-2011
*Current head volleyball coach @ W.W. Samuell HS - Dallas, TX
*12-4A playoff appearance 2012
*6 yrs. volleyball coaching experience
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball Coach
*Impact Certified-USAV
 
Faron Bradley, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato
*2013 Outlaw Volleyball Club 12/13's Co-Coach, Austin, TX
*2010-2013 Huston-Tillotson University Volleyball Team Opp/Middle Blocker
*2013 Team Captain HTUV 2011-2013
*2009 Dillard University Opposite/Middle Blocker
*2009- 2010 Dean’s List at Dillard University
*2010-2013 Dean’s List at Huston-Tillotson University
*2010-2013 NAIA All-Academic
*2010;2012 NAIA Volleyball Honorable Mention
*2010-2012 Most Valuable Player for the Lady Rams Volleyball Team
*2011NAIA Volleyball Second- Team All-Conference
*2011 Inducted into Beta Kappa Chi Science Honor Society
*2011 NAIA Champions of Character Nominee/ Team
*2012 Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athl ete
*2013 Graduated Summa cum Laude
*2014 AIST Volleyball Tour, Prague
*2013 BA in Kinesiology- Human Performance Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX GPA: 3.78
 
Shay McNuckles, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School (1999-2002)
*11- 5A District Champions 2000; 2001; 2002
*3 State Playoff appearances
*Middle Blocker of the year, Skyline High School 2001, 2002
*Played Dallas for Starlings VBC 1999-2002
*Full Division 1 Basketball Scholarship, University of Houston
*B.S. Degree Consumer Science, University of Houston
*M.B.A with concentration in Human Resources
*Chaotic Volleyball Assistant Coach 2014-present
*2 undefeated volleyball seasons as Assistant
 
Coach Kristal Morrow, Coach
*Current Head Volleyball Coach at Dallas Bryan Adams High School (2012-2015)
*11 Years Teaching and Coaching Volleyball Experience
*Coached 8 years prior to Starlings at ACE Elite Volleyball Club in Arlington, TX
*High School Playoff Appearances 2012 and 2013
*USAV Impact Certified
*Bachelors from UNT in Kinesiology and Masters from Lamar in Education Administration
*Currently the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Bryan Adams HS – Dallas, TX 


Handout: 2015 Dallas Starlings Summer Volleyball Camps

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