Wednesday, April 8, 2015

National Team | Courtney Thompson & Tama Miyashiro bringing USA Teammates to Seattle

Unique clinics launch “Give it Back” effort by American Olympians
  • Give it Back Foundation clinics | August 1-2, 2015 | Kentlake HS
    Registration opens April 15, 2015 |
  • The Volleyball Camps at the University of Washington | July 6-22, 2015 |
  • James Finley Volleyball Camps @ Seattle U | July 17-19, 2015 | 
    Nike Volleyball Camp @ Seattle U | July 20-August 2, 2015 |
  • SPU Falcon Volleyball Camps | July 19-28, 2015 |
  • Western Washington U Volleyball Camps | July 5-18, 2015 |

Each summer, dozens of volleyball camps offer sessions for girls and boys around Western Washington. This year, the Seattle area hosts the rollout of a unique clinic offered by former University of Washington All-Americans Courtney Thompson and Tama Miyashiro and several of their Olympic teammates.

Olympians Tama Miyashiro and Courtney Thompson will launch the inaugural  Give it Back Foundation clinic August 1-2
-photo courtesy Linda Thompson

Give it Back: USA Women’s National Team Members Launch Clinics to Fund Charities
On a cold European afternoon not long ago, Courtney Thompson (in Zurich) and Tamari Miyashiro (in Stuttgart) met up via Skype. The two Olympic teammates were discussing a topic they had often mulled over: How can professional volleyball players give back to their communities?

This August, Thompson, Miyashiro, and at least six of their U.S. women's national team teammates will conduct a groundbreaking two-day clinic in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Thompson’s home town. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Therapy Center, Thompson’s favorite charity.

“I am so pumped about this,” said Thompson, by telephone from Switzerland.

University of Washington: New Coach Attracts Plenty of Campers
Summer volleyball camps at the University of Washington usually sell out quickly. Now that Keegan Cook is UW’s new head coach, that pattern continues.

All sessions for those girls entering grades 9-12 are already fully booked. There are, however, still spots available for those girls entering grades 4-8, and for the boys’ camp for grades 4-12.

Other camps
  • Most colleges across the nation offer summer volleyball camps. You can navigate starting with our college links page.

  • See the links above for camps at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University and Western Washington University.

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