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Elite Camps - Summer

Camp Head Coach from Columbia, South America

Miguel with Volleyball Team

Miguel Angel Contreras López “Mitch”

Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Coach “Mitch” Lopez is an FIVB internationally accredited volleyball coach with multiple courses, studies and updates, and more than 18 years of coaching experience.

He has a degree in physical education with a master's degree in sports science and technology and physical activity.

As an Athlete
Mitch was the captain of his university team where he reached the national university finals and several podiums in different open tournaments.

He also played on a number of teams including: 
•    Universidad Pedagógica Nacional volleyball team
•    Armed Forces volleyball team
•    Bogota volleyball team
•    Chia Volleyball team

As a Coach
He has been a coach since 2003 and has reached the podium with his school volleyball teams in more than 200 opportunities, some at the National level.

A few of these include:
•    Association of Northern Schools "ACN"
•    Union of international schools "UNCOLI"
•    Schools in action cup "ESPN"
•    Condor Volleyball Cup "CNG"
•    National schools’ games "SUPERATE"

For more details on Mitch's background please visit our "Head Coach" page.

Elite Camp Information

Our Elite Camps are offered as day camps and evening camps. Day camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday - Friday while evening camps run from Sunday to Thursday evenings. These are two-hour training sessions for a total of ten hours and run from 6-8pm or 8-10pm depending on the age class.

VISION Elite Camps are designed for female athletes who are participating in club volleyball. These are limited to a max. of 20 athletes per court. Each court will have a minimum of two coaches. The coach-athlete ratio is therefore at least one coach for every 10-12 athletes. 

The nature of the drills at VISION Elite camps also changes with more contacts and coach attention for every athlete. Those interested in participating should understand they must already have a strong background in the sport before attending. The focus of the camp is to fine-tune skills, introduce athletes to advanced skill progression, and team tactics; not establish fundamentals. 

All camps are overseen by one of the VISION Elite Head Coaches and assisted by fully certified VISION Elite club coaches. The camp will deliver the best technical training available in the city and participating athletes will develop a better understanding of the technical requirements of the sport.

We strongly believe our camps offer the best technical instruction in the province. These are high intensity, fast-paced camps with certified club volleyball coaches. 

THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF VISION ELITE CAMPS
1:  Fast-paced Drills
2:  Challenge participants
3:  Technical training that is second to none
4:  Technical correction delivered in a positive way
5:  Make it fun with plenty of games

OUT OF TOWN RESIDENTS' WELCOME! We have many participating athletes who reside outside the Winnipeg-area. Our program is not limited to Winnipeg residents. That being said, we do offer programs in SELKIRK and PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE for athletes in those areas.

Thank you for your interest in our programs.

Elite Camp Schedule - Day Camps

SESSION ONE
Age Class: Boys/Girls going into grades 8-9
Dates: Tuesday - Friday, August 03-06, 2021
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm daily (lunch between 12-1:00pm).
Venue: Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.  
C
oaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $320.00
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 24 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp


SESSION TWO
Age Class: Boys/Girls going into grades 10-12
Dates: Tuesday - Friday, August 03-06, 2021
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm daily (lunch between 12-1:00pm).
Venue: Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.  

Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $320.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 24 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp


SESSION THREE
Age Class: Boys/Girls going into grades 08-09       
Dates: Monday - Friday, August 09 - 13, 2021
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm daily (lunch between 12-1:00pm).
Venue: Selkirk Church, 6569 Provincial Trunk Hwy 9  

Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $390.00
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 30 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp


SESSION FOUR
Age Class: Boys/Girls going into grades 10-12       
Dates: Monday - Friday, August 09 - 13, 2021
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm daily (lunch between 12-1:00pm).
Venue: Selkirk Church, 6569 Provincial Trunk Hwy 9  

Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $390.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 30 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp

Elite Camp Schedule - Evening Camps

SESSION THIRTEEN - VISION ELITE
Age Class: Girls going into grades 8-9
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, July 04 - 08, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita St.
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 20 athletes at this camp


SESSION FOURTEEN - VISION ELITE
Age Class: Girls going into grades 10-12
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, July 04 - 08, 2021
Tim
e: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Venue: Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita St.
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided
by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 20 athletes at this camp


SESSION FIFTEEN - VISION ELITE
Age Class: Girls going into grades 8-9
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, July 25 - 29, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: Lindenwoods Community Centre, 414 Lindenwood Dr. W.
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 20 athletes at this camp


SESSION SIXTEEN - VISION ELITE
Age Class: Girls going into grades 10-12
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, July 25 - 29, 2021
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Venue: Lindenwoods Community Centre, 414 Lindenwood Dr. W.
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 20 athletes at this camp

SESSION SEVENTEEN- VISION ELITE
Age Class: Girls going into grades 8-9
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, August 22-26, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: TBC
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp


SESSION EIGHTEEN - VISION ELITE
Age Class: Girls going into grades 10-12
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, August 22-26, 2021
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Venue: TBC
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00 + tax 
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp


SESSION NINETEEN - WARRIORS ELITE
Age Class: Boys going into grades 8-9
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, July 18 - 22, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita St.
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp

SESSION TWENTY - WARRIORS ELITE
Age Class: Boys going into grades 10-12
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, July 18 - 22, 2021
Tim
e: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Venue: Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita St.
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided
by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 32 athletes at this camp

SESSION TWENTY-ONE- WARRIORS ELITE
Age Class: Boys going into grades 8-9
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, August 15-19, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: TBC
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by VISION Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp


SESSION TWENTY-TWO- WARRIORS ELITE
Age Class: Boys going into grades 10-12
Dates: Sunday - Thursday, August 15-19, 2021
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Venue: TBC
Coaches: Head Coach Mitch Lopez from Columbia  South America. All Manitoba certified coaches provided by Warriors Elite Volleyball Club.

Registration Fee: $215.00 + tax
Registration Includes awesome camp t-shirt!

WOW! More than 10 hours of top level training.
Maximum of 10 athletes at this camp

How to Register

IMPORTANT: $20 Early-bird discount is available until Sunday, February 28, 2021!
Reserve your spot by paying half now and the balance at the start of the program.

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FAMILY DISCOUNT
If you are registering more than one child for this program you are entitled to a 25% discount on additional children. The discount is automatic; however, all must be registered at the same time in order for the system to recognize the family registration.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Should you require financial assistance to help pay for any of our programs, please visit our HOW TO REGISTER page for information on local funding opportunities.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registration is ongoing until the camp is full. Registration is on a first-come basis. 

SPACE LIMITED
Each camp will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants on a first-come basis.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
All Volleyball Winnipeg COVID 19 Protocols are posted on the following page: VOLLEYBALL WINNIPEG COVID 19 RESPONSE.

REFUNDS
If you withdraw your child prior to the start of the first scheduled session, a full refund will be provided. Anyone requesting a refund after the start of camp will be provided with a credit to be used for any Volleyball Winnipeg program.

For a complete overview of our refund policy and directions on how to submit a written request, please visit our REFUND POLICY page
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Why Attend our Elite Camps...

These camps are conducted by experienced VISION Elite Volleyball Club instructors designed to challenge participants. The objective of the camp is to produce fast-paced sessions in which everyone is engaged in the drills.

This is an excellent opportunity for athletes considering club volleyball to come out and meet our coaching staff and other athletes also interested in pursuing club volleyball. Come out and see for yourself why VISION Elite is the very best place in Winnipeg for technical training. 

VISION Elite Volleyball Club is a Volleyball Winnipeg High Performance Program. VISION Elite teams represent our club at Provincial and National Championships. Try outs are held in December and the Club Volleyball season runs from December until May. 

Camp Overview

ELITE CAMPS
These are high intensity, fast-paced camps with a low-player to coach ratio. Camps are also age specific to allow athletes the opportunity to train with others their own age.

Everyone participates in skill development drills and competitive games. These sessions are designed to get your game to the next level. Sessions will provide athletes with detailed skill progressions that will provide them the opportunity to better understand advanced progressions to skill development and team tactics. 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
GENERAL                
•    Principles/types of warm-up
•    Team tactics: Offense, Defense & side-out
•    Common volleyball overuse injuries                           


REVIEW TECHNIQUES               
•    Fundamentals of passing
•    Increasing your range as a passer
•    Arm swing mechanics/exercises
•    Advanced hitting techniques
•    Introduction to serving
•    Advanced serving
•    Blocking eye sequencing
•    Blocking: footwork patterns            


DEFENSE               
•    Individual defensive skills while working towards a defensive system
•    Individual emergency defensive techniques
•    Individual digging and pursuit drills, every area will be examined thoroughly with progressions and drills to accompany each component of team defense


OFFENSE              
•    Proper communication
•    Find out how hitters and setters can always stay on the same page with what they are doing and why they are doing it

What people have to say about our camps...

“It was a well taught camp. I liked all the skills we practiced. It had a good balance of challenging and fun things.” - OH

“This was my first time doing a VISION camp and it was a great learning experience! It's also a very kind and helpful community. I'm coming back next year!” - CN

“Super fun, great coaching, players and community for new players and veterans of volleyball.” - RM

“I have learned a lot of new things. This camp also reminded me how fun volleyball can be even with drills. All the coaches were really nice and showed me how to do something if I was doing it wrong.” – DK

Feel free to read a few of the comments from our past campers below. For a more complete representation see our "CAMP TESTIMONIALS" page

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