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 Aspiring Collegiate Athlete Volleyball Camp - Thursday July 10-Monday July 14, 2014




     Kurt Vlasich/Dianna Graves



Resident Camp
$685.00 includes all instruction, room/board, choice of SAT prep classes or college admission essay workshop, individual and group college counseling sessions and  T-shirt.

Registration is currently open.


This resident camp is one of a kind. Limited to just 40 athletes, our program is a comprehensive college-prep volleyball camp. Participants will receive 5-6 hours of advanced court instruction each day. Students will participate in step by step instructional sessions in how to approach the college recruiting process, including putting together a player profile, Clearinghouse, how to communicate with and market to college coaches etc. Additionally, students will take part in their choice of either SAT testing prep classes or college admission essay writing workshops. Campers will also hear from members of the Claremont McKenna College admission office staff to learn more about the college search, and will have an opportunity to take part in a mock admission interview. Participation is limited to players entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school who have a significant interest in pursuing a collegiate volleyball position and/or scholarship. Students will be housed in the Claremont McKenna College dormitories

Staff Bios:

Athletic Program Director: Kurt Vlasich (BA, Biology Pepperdine University)  Head Coach, CMS Volleyball; Director of Club West Volleyball (2003-2011); Head Coach Club West 18 National

2013 NCAA West Region Coach of the Year Kurt Vlasich is pleased to return as the Athletic Program Director for this year’s camp. Formerly a player at Pepperdine University, Coach Vlasich is one of the most highly regarded Club volleyball coaches in southern CA. In 2002, after a successful career as a men’s coach, Coach Vlasich began coaching women at Club West Volleyball.  Following an excellent first season, Vlasich decided to make the move to coaching women’s volleyball on a full-time basis and in 2003, he was named Club Director for the organization.  In addition to his role as Director, Vlasich has served as Head Coach for the 18-1 team at Club West since 2004. His teams have competed at the Jr Olympics each year.  Vlasich continues to develop curriculum and technical training pedagogies for the entire Club West Volleyball program.  The Club recently sent seven teams of varying age groups to Junior Olympics. In 2010, the 12-Elite team took home a gold medal, while the 15-Elite finished with a silver medal.  Coach Vlasich is committed to junior player development of all ages, and has helped Club West Volleyball become one of the top rated clubs in Southern California, sending over 100 student-athletes on to compete at the collegiate level. 

Vlasich began coaching at CMS Volleyball in 2002 under Coach Dianna Graves.  In December of 2010, Vlasich was named head coach for CMS Volleyball.

 Coach Vlasich is married to Cindi Vlasich, and they have a two young daughters. They currently reside in Upland, California.

Academic Program DirectorDianna Graves (BA, Biology Claremont McKenna College; MA, Education, Claremont Graduate University) Director of Academic Planning, Claremont McKenna College; Former Head Coach, CMS Volleyball (1999-2010); College Recruiting Coordinator, Club West Volleyball (2000-2011)

Dianna Graves is the Director of Academic Planning at Claremont McKenna College. A credentialed teacher with 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, Coach Graves is passionate about the development of youth volleyball and in addition to her former position as head coach for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, she was a member of the Club West Volleyball staff from 2000-2011. Her team captured a Junior Olympic Invitational Championship title in 2005 and qualified for Junior Nationals in 2006.  Coach Graves transitioned from her coaching role into that of recruiting coordinator in 2006. She has helped dozens of Club West student-athletes secure positions in college programs across the country in NCAA Divisions I-III and NAIA. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education.

Coach Graves is married to Steve Graves, and they have a young son and daughter. They reside in Claremont, California.


Additional Camp Staff Members:

The volleyball instructors at camp will include Coach Vlasich, Coach Graves and current NCAA/NAIA collegiate players.

SAT prep classes will be overseen by Coach Graves.

College counseling sessions and other academic programming will be coordinated by Coach Graves and fellow faculty/staff members of the Claremont Colleges.