Girls' Volleyball


This exciting 4 day training camp is for female athletes entering 7th grade through freshman year of college who wish to train at a high level of volleyball by growing their game and having fun. (Campers MUST be at least 12 years old by the start of camp to stay as resident). Designed to enhance the technical aspects of your positional skills, grow your knowledge of the game with fundamentals and system based drills and games, and get you ready to compete at the next level: be it modified, junior varsity, varsity, club, or college. This camp is designed to give an athlete the most amount of training at the best cost with a staff that will be at a 1:10 coach to athlete ratio.

Dates: July 6-9, 2020

Cost of Camp: $400 Residential; $300 Extended Day Commuter

Camp Fees:

  • Residential camp fee: $400 per person. Covers room and board from Monday dinner through Friday breakfast, individualized and group instruction, a camp T-shirt, and a fun-filled week. (The full camp fee, minus any applicable discounts, must be submitted electronically with the enrollment form.)
  • Extended Day Commuter fee: $300 per person. Covers the cost of all lunch and dinner meals, along with all individualized and group instruction, a camp T-shirt and a fun-filled week. (The full camp fee, minus any applicable discounts, must be submitted electronically with the enrollment form.)

Applications Deadline:  May 1, 2020

Camp Options:

  • Residential Camper fee at $400:
    • Dormitory housing on campus and all meals
  • Extended Day Campers fee at $300:
    • 9:00am drop off and 9:00pm pick up (times vary on the first and last day of camp)
    • Lunch and dinner meals provided every day

We will again be using CampDoc for our online registration system. We are again partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic health record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper health information.

To gain access to our online application, please use the following link (we support the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari):

Camp Registration Portal (CampDoc)
CampDoc Registration Instructions

The Program:

This program includes:

  • Technical instruction on all fundamental skills related to your positions
  • System based instruction to compete offensively and defensively within a team setting
  • Additional advanced position sessions for those competing in college the follow fall
  • Practice sessions held in the Terry S. Galanis Family Arena, located in the McLane Athletics Center
  • A Q&A sessions for those seeking to play at the collegiate level
  • Camp T-shirt

The Director:

The camp is directed by Dakota Pruiss, Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball at AU. Dakota Pruiss was appointed head women’s volleyball coach at Alfred University in February 2017. Since taking over the helm at AU, Pruiss has led the Saxons to back-to-back Empire 8 Championship tournament appearances - a feat that had previously not been accomplished in program history.

In her first two seasons at the helm of the Saxons, Pruiss has taken them to back-to-back Empire 8 playoffs for the first time in school history. The team set another program record as they earned the AVCA Team Academic Award in consecutive seasons. Before being appointed at Alfred University, Pruiss was the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at SUNY New Paltz.

New Paltz enjoyed tremendous success during Pruiss’s tenure there, compiling a record of 72-31 record (24-3 in league play) in three seasons. The team won a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) championship in 2014, the second in program history, and was SUNYAC championship tournament runners-up in 2015 and 2016.

Pruiss, who coached the defense at New Paltz, helped guide 11 New Paltz players to all-conference honors, including two league Players of the Year, a Co-Player of the Year, a Rookie of the Year, and a Defensive Player of the Year. Two of the squads Pruiss helped coach – the 2014-15 and 2015-16 teams – earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Awards.

In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Pruiss has also been active as a coach with Iroquois-Empire Volleyball Association (IREVA) High Performance, a regional volleyball program run through USA Volleyball, which covers Eastern New York. Since 2014, she has served as assistant coach for IREVA High Performance, mentoring some of the top high school players in the state, from January 2016 – August 2018 had been the organization’s assistant director. Athletes from the IREVA High Performance program have gone on to play at
Division I, II, and III institutions; ranging from: Purdue University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Syracuse University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, Lemoyne College, the College of Saint Rose, Ithaca College, Clarkson University, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz, and Alfred University.

Pruiss is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics in 2014. While at Potsdam, she was a member of the women’s volleyball team, serving as team captain in 2012 and 2013.


The beautiful Alfred University campus offers modern buildings and facilities, an arena with a 2 court set up, classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment, pleasant residence halls and dining rooms and lots of open spaces.


Please note, the following schedule is subject to change. Further information, including a detailed program schedule and driving directions to campus, will be sent to all who enroll.

July 6th
12:00pm – 1:00pm Check In
1:00pm – 1:30 pm Athlete and Parent Meeting Located in McLane Center
2:30pm – 4:30pm Training Session
5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm – 8:30pm Training Session
8:30pm – 9:00 pm Optional Training Session (For athletes 15 and older)
10:00pm Bed Check

July 7th and July 8th
7:00am Wake Up
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 11:30am Training Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm Training Session
4:30pm – 5:30pm Dinner
6:00pm – 8:00pm Training Session
8:00pm – 9:00 pm Optional Training Session (For athletes 15 and older)
10:00pm Bed Check

July 9th
7:00am Wake Up
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 11:00am Training Session
11:30am – 12:00pm Q&A with staff
12:00pm – 1:00pm Check Out


Students stay in secure University residence halls dedicated to summer campers (2 per room). Laundry facilities are available in each hall at no charge. Males and females are housed in separate residence halls. Our Camp Counselors will be on-site in the residence halls at all times.


Delicious, all-you-can eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the campus dining hall. Our Dining Services chefs do an excellent job in accommodating campers with food allergies and other special need requirements.

Camper Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be made for camper cancellations received by June 1. 50% refunds will be made for cancellations received between June 2 and June 10. No refunds are given for cancellations received after June 10.


For further general information please contact the Office of Summer Programs at 607-871-2612. For technical information about the camp please contact the camp director, Dakota Pruiss, Head Coach of AU Women’s Volleyball team.

About Alfred: Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in Western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week improving your swimming skills and meeting other students with similar interests and abilities.

The campus, a 6-hour drive from New York City, 2 hours from Buffalo and 1 1/4 hours from Rochester, is easily accessible by car or bus from all directions and is located just five miles south of Interstate 86. The nearest major airport is the Rochester International Airport (about 65 miles north). Transportation to and from that airport can be provided for an additional charge if we receive your request no later than July 15. After that date campers should make their own arrangements with an airport limo service.

Program Cancellation:

The University may cancel any course or activity at any time because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is cancelled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

AU Policy Against Discrimination: Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.