Volleyball Camp


An experiential camp for all ages and abilities focused on learning games and making players better. Players will receive evaluations and coaching to develop their game play abilities.

For grades 3-8

Camp Focus:

  • General Skills
  • Passing, Serving, Setting, Offense, Defense
  • Butterfly, Dead Fish, Pepper, Short Court, Free-Ball War
  • Introduction of basic volleyball skills and rules of the game
Camp Session: Date: Time:
Week 1 July 8th – July 12th (3rd - 5th grade) Women's Staff 9 AM - 2 PM
Week 2 July 29th - August 2nd (6th - 8th grade) Men's Staff 9 AM - 2 PM
Camp Cost:
$500/per week

HEAD COACHES

Kai Dugquem

Kai Dugquem ascended to LIU men's volleyball head coach in November 2022.

He previously served on the staff since September 2021 as an assistant coach.

Before joining the Sharks, Dugquem worked at New Jersey City University, serving as a women’s volleyball assistant coach and helping guide the team to its best record in more than a decade.

He also has coaching experience with the Utah Valley University men’s club team, which finished in the top 10 nationally in 2018.

Dugquem played libero on The Ohio State University men’s club team from 2012 through ’15.

He was an All-MIVAs team selection as well as a second-team All-American in 2015 in the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation.

Dugquem also played for the University of East London and the Malory Eagles of the England Super League in London.

He played professionally in the National Volleyball Association for the Utah Stingers, winning gold in 2020 and bronze in 2021.

Dugquem earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and investment banking from The Ohio State University in 2015.


Amable Martinez

Amable Martinez joined the LIU women’s volleyball team as head coach in March 2023.

Martinez arrived from St. Francis Brooklyn, where he has spent four seasons in the Northeast Conference as a head coach.

His Terriers teams twice reached the 14-win plateau — the most victories in a season by that program since 1999.

Martinez joined St. Francis Brooklyn after previously serving as the women’s volleyball head coach at Saint Peter’s for two seasons.

While at the helm of Saint Peter’s, Martinez guided the Peacocks to an appearance in the 2018 MAAC Tournament. The Peacocks earned a first-round victory over Marist, which marked their first MAAC Tournament win in a dozen years. Saint Peter’s had its most successful season in a decade under Martinez that year, winning its most games since 2008.

Martinez previously coached at Division II Bloomfield for five seasons.

Before entering the collegiate ranks, Martinez was the head girls volleyball coach at Science Park High School in Newark, N.J., from 2005 through ’11.

At the club level, Martinez founded the Lady Chargers Volleyball Academy in 2009. From 2005 through ’08, he served as an assistant coach for the Newark 15U girls’ volleyball team. Additionally, he spent time as the head coach of the National Hudson Lady Warriors club.

A 2002 graduate of Kean University with a degree in psychology, Martinez starred as a member of the Cougars baseball team from 1996 through ’98. He spent a season as a student-assistant coach for the volleyball program in 2002. He continued his education at Saint Peter’s, earning an alternate route teaching certificate in 2006 and a master’s in education, administration and supervision in 2012.

Martinez, a certified personal trainer, is also coaching fundamentals certified by the American Sport Education Program. He also holds IMPACT and CAP I certifications by USA Volleyball.


LIU Brooklyn Campus

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Questions? Call 516-606-6547
Email:
recreation@liu.edu
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm EST



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