COACH ZANNI'S CAMP PHILOSOPHY

2021 Camp Announcement (6/7/2021)

The 13 and over Intermediate/Advanced camp scheduled for July 12th-16th is SOLD OUT.  Due to high demand we have also closed the wait list.

Unfortunately the June camps have both been cancelled.  The note below was sent to the email of all camp registrations.

Dear Parents and Campers,

It is with great regret that I must inform you that both our Beginner Volleyball Camp and 12 and under Intermediate Volleyball Camp are going to be cancelled this year.  These camps were scheduled to start two weeks from today (June 21st-24th).  

 

Last week we were informed that MCPS/ICB will not be renting high school gyms this summer.  We knew this was a real possibility so we had been exploring other locations in Montgomery County. Despite our efforts, we have been unable to find a suitable location.  Many sites are either not being rented or not available at the times we need.  Others simply don't have the space, the necessary facilities, provide for a safe location for campers/staff or are convenient for many parents/campers to get to.  Please know we looked at over a dozen locations. 

 

While we've held out hope of finding a suitable location to replace Sherwood High School, with less than two weeks before camp we believe the prudent decision is to cancel these camps.  Out of fairness to all parties involved (parents, campers, my staff, etc.) we believe we can't wait any longer, nor do we believe we are going to be able to find a suitable location.  If somehow Sherwood or any other MCPS high school becomes available to rent we would reverse this decision and hold the camps.  Based on conversations we've had with county officials  we have no reason to believe this will be the case. 

 

Olney Boys and Girls Club will automatically issue each camper a full refund within the next week.  If anyone wishes to use the costs of our camp registration for any other Olney Boys and Girls Club program (house sports, other summer camps, etc.), you may elect to allow OBGC to keep the $130 registration as a credit on your account and apply it to your next OBGC sports endeavor.  If you would like to use your registration as credit, please email Kim Blackwell at OBGCADM@obgc.com within the next few days.

 

Unfortunately for us and for some campers, this is our 2nd lost summer with these camps.  We know many will be disappointed by this decision.  Please know we are disappointed as well.  

 

We hope to finally return again next summer with these camps.  

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out directly to Coach Zanni at coachzannI@gmail.com

 

Scott Zanni

 

ABOUT COACH ZANNI'S CAMPS

The Coach Zanni Volleyball Camps are for boys and girls ages 10 - incoming high school seniors (for the 2021-22 school year). The camps the largest locally run volleyball camps in Montgomery County.  The camps are run by Scott Zanni, the long time successful volleyball coach at Magruder High School (28 years as a Head Coach).  Coach Zanni's 2019 Magruder team won the 3A Maryland State Championship and he has over 450 wins as a high school coach.  Throughout his career Coach Zanni has won numerous coaching awards from a wide variety of local, state and national organizations.  

 All camps:  

      -feature very low camper/counselor ratios (6 or 7 counselors/camper)

      -employ current college coaches, high school coaches, and current and former collegiate athletes.  We NEVER hire counselors who are currently in high school

     -emphasize learning volleyball in a challenging and fun environment

     -our day camps take place in the premier indoor (AIR-CONDITIONED) facility in Montgomery County.  

2016 Intermediate/Advanced Camp at Discovery Center (11th straight sell out)

Coach Zanni commits:

  • employ only experienced counselors who have played in college and/or coached high school, club or collegiate volleyball

  • feature a low camper/counselor ratio (past camps have maintained a 7/1 ratio)

  • offer reasonable camp rates when compared to other locally run volleyball camps (we encourage you to compare our cost/hour to other camps)

 

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2021 Camp Information (more details on 2021 camps page)

Girls/Boys Beginner Camp:  June 21-June 24 at Sherwood High School, 6-9PM each night; cost is $130

         -this camp has has space for 72 campers

         -this camp typical sells out most years.  Register early to insure your spot.

         -Boys and girls will be grouped separately

         -NOTE:  THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED (SEE EMAIL ABOVE ON THIS PAGE)

12 & Under Intermediate Volleyball Camp   June 21-June 24 at Sherwood HS   6pm-9PM    $130.00             

Our newest camp is designed for girls 12 and under who are relatively new to travel volleyball, have previous club/travel volleyball team experience and who want to continue to improve and refine their basic skills.  Campers will receive training in the various positions of volleyball along with plenty of opportunity to utilize offensive/defensive systems in team play games.  This camp will focus on continuing to improve passing, setting, attacking, defensive and serving skills, while providing many opportunities for competitive team play. 

This camp will be run by at least one current or former collegiate volleyball coach, providing a unique training opportunity for younger campers.     NOTE:  This is not a camp for beginner volleyball players.  Beginner volleyball players should register for the Beginner camp (also at Sherwood) on the same nights.  If you have questions which camp is appropriate, email Coach Zanni at coachzanni@gmail.com

       -NOTE:  THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED (SEE EMAIL ABOVE ON THIS PAGE)

Intermediate/Advanced Camp: July 12-16 at Adventist Field House (Germantown area), 9-3 each day, Cost is $275 before April 1st is $265.   

         -our most popular camp!  This camp has sold out for 15 straight years!!!

          -We hire only college and high school Coaches or current/former collegiate volleyball players for this                     camp (There are No high school aged counselors for this camp).        

         -features a fast paced, fun and well-designed training camp that has plans in place to focus on                                    refining individual skills and techniques along with team skills such as offensive/defensive formations. 

          -features position specific techniques related to individual positions, often led by coaches/college athletes

         -this camp takes place in the premiere AIR CONDITIONED indoor facility in Montgomery County 

       

 

  

   

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