FAQ – Team Camps
- What forms is each player required to complete for camp participation?
- Consent form with parent signature
- Current insurance information
- Physician’s statement (or physical performed within one year of camp)
- Does each player need medical insurance to attend camp?
Each player must have medical insurance. The camp carries an EXCESS medical insurance policy to cover medical expenses for injuries/accidents which occur in the course of camp activities. Medical expenses, including any deductibles, which are declined for payment through the camper’s personal insurance and/or through the excess policy become the personal responsibility of the camper’s parents/guardians
If a player on your team doesn’t have medical insurance, they can purchase insurance for the week at Floridian Quote.
- Can players send a physical instead of getting a doctor’s signature?
We only accept a physical that has been completed within one year of the last day of your camp’s camp session. Physicals can be sent by emailing a scanned version to volleyballcamp [at] gators.ufl.edu or by faxing it to 352-375-7807.
- Can I be employed as a University of Florida camp staff for the team camp?
YES. You can be hired to work with your team and be paid. If you are interested, please call Alesha Busch at 352-375-4683 x5510.
- How many players must we have to participate in team camp?
We ask you have a minimum of 8 players per team and a maximum of 12 players. Each team needs at least one coach. Please let us know how many coaches will be present for each session BEFORE you arrive. One head coach and one assistant coach per team are provided free housing and meals during camp.
- I have players who are coming to individual camp and staying for team camp, will there be supervision between the two sessions?
No. If you have players who will be spending the night between sessions, a coach is required to act as chaperone. Housing and meals are provided. The other option is for that player to go home between the two sessions and return for registration with their school at team camp.
- We want to bring our team in the night before. Can we stay in the dorms?
Yes. However, you must let us know in advance by July 1. The cost for the extra night in the dorm is $25.00 per player (excluding coaches) and $25.00 for food (3 meals – Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch).
- What are my responsibilities during camp?
- You must see that your players are on time for each session
- Female coaches are asked to conduct bed checks, and you must supervise your own team.
- You need to be present at the coaches’ clinic sessions conducted throughout camp
- You will be asked to make all team decisions (positions, starters, offense/defense used, etc.). Your team will be assigned one of our camp staff members, unless you have been hired to work camp. This person is to provide instruction and conduct drills. Please use them as a source of information. Their job is to make your team better.
- May parents watch?
Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch their children. We request that you sit and watch in the designated sections for viewing in the facilities. If a facility does not have a designated section to watch, feel free to sit in any area that won’t be disruptive to camp activity.
- What is the difference between commuter and resident campers?
Both campers will receive the exact same instruction. Resident campers stay overnight at the camp dorm and receive all meals during camp. Commuter campers do not stay in the camp dorm. Commuters participate in all camp activities and meals except breakfast each day. Housing, breakfast and transportation to and from camp each day are the responsibility of each commuter camper.
- Who can stay in the dorm?
UAA Policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers entering 9th grade or higher for the 2014-2015 academic year.
- What should a camper bring to camp with them?
Resident Campers — towels, bedding (twin-size sheets, blanket, pillow or sleeping bag), alarm clock, toiletries, and pajamas.
Everyone — T-shirts, shorts, volleyball shoes, socks, knee pads, casual shoes, umbrella, spending money for camp store.
- What supplies do I need as a resident (overnight) camper?
The most important items are towels, bedding (twin-size sheets, blanket, pillow or sleeping bag), alarm clock, toiletries, and pajamas.
- How do I handle my team’s key deposit?
There is no key deposit. If a key is lost, there will be a $55.00 fee for a lost hard key and a $25.00 fee for a lost access card.
- Will campers be able to purchase food besides the dining hall?
For overnight campers, pizza and beverages will be sold in the dorm following the evening session.
- Will campers be able to purchase Florida Volleyball Camp attire?
Merchandise will be available for purchase ONLY at registration and check-out. At registration the camp store will be at a designated location at Gate 1 of the O’Connell Center.
- Is transportation from local airports available?
If you need transportation to and from local airports, reservations must be made by July 1, 2014. Roundtrip cost per camper or team:
- Gainesville Airport (GNV) - $40.00
- Jacksonville Airport (JAX) - $100.00
- What is the refund policy?
Cancellations due to injury, with medical documentation provided by a physician, will be refunded in full minus the online processing fees. Cancellations for any other reason will be refunded all but the $50 non-refundable deposit and the online processing fees. Once camp begins, refunds will ONLY be given in the event the camper is injured or ill and must depart from camp.
Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by The University of Florida Athletic Association are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, and/or number restrictions as specified by each camp.
For camps occurring prior to May 1, 2014, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers currently in 9th grade or higher for the 2013-14 academic year. For camps occurring after May 1, 2014, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers that will be in 9th grade or higher for the 2014-15 academic year. Please refer to each sport's camp page for additional information.
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