Camps and Clinics

Menlo Knights throughout the year.

Menlo Middle School students compete in a track meet at Sacred Heart Prep. Photo by Caroline Hamilton.Menlo School camps and clinics are designed for student-athletes to learn from Knights coaches and staff and are offered throughout the year - whether it’s preparation for an upcoming season or simply for fun and to stay in shape in a high energy, positive setting. Camps and clinics are designed for motivated students to develop their skills, foster athleticism and promote sportsmanship.

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Summer Sports Camps  2016

Open to students from all schools. Grades indicated are fall 2016.  Register online or e-mail/mail form.  Questions? Contact us at 330-2001, ext. 2758 or king.christian@menloschool.org
1. Online registration (credit card payment) or Paper registration (check payment)
2. Medical and liability waiver

All campers must submit a hard copy of this completed waiver prior to or on the first day of camp. Mail to Menlo Athletics, ATTN: King Christian, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 94027

Baseball

Session II: June 20-24  (grades 9-12) 9:00 am-noon
Session III: June 20-24 (grades 6-8) 9 :00 am-noon
Session IV: June 27-July 1 (grades 9-12) 9:00 am-noon

Lead Coaches
Max Zipperstein, Menlo School JV baseball coach
Tink Reynoso, Menlo School baseball assistant coach

The Menlo School Baseball Camp is an ideal opportunity for players to learn proper warm-up, and work on hitting, throwing and catching.  Players will expand their knowledge of the game through skills, conditioning, competitive drills, and games. Camps are led by Max Zipperstein, Menlo’s JV baseball coach and Xtreme baseball coach, and Tink Reynoso, longtime high school baseball and football coach.

Basketball - boys

Session I: June 13-17 (grades 5-8) 9:00 am-noon
Session II: June 20-24 (grades 5-8) 9:00 am-noon

Lead Coach
Keith Larsen, Menlo School boys’ varsity coach

The Menlo School Basketball Camps are designed to emphasize skill development through drills and game situations. Players will work on improving all facets of the game, including ball handling, passing and shooting, as well as defensive techniques and playing on and off the ball. Boys’ basketball camps are led by Keith Larsen, former Stanford men’s basketball assistant coach and longtime high school coach.

Basketball - girls

Session I: June 13-17 (grades 5-8) 9:00 am-noon
Session II: June 20-24 (grades 5-8) 9:00 am-noon

Lead Coach
John Paye, Menlo School girls’ varsity coach

The Menlo School Basketball Camps are designed to emphasize skill development through drills and game situations. Players will work on improving all facets of the game, including ball handling, passing and shooting, as well as defensive techniques and playing on and off the ball. Girls’ basketball camps are led by John Paye, former Stanford basketball guard and quarterback, who also played for the San Francisco 49ers, and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants.

Football

Session I: June 20-23 Rising Leaders Football (grades 4-8) 2:00-4:00 pm

Lead coach
Mark Newton, Menlo School head football coach

The unique and transformative experience of being a part of Menlo School football begins for many with this fun, safe, and fundamentals-focused camp. This camp -  filled with games and positive competition -. is an introduction to Menlo School’s exciting brand of special teams, offensive, and defensive football. This non-contact camp helps prepare players for middle and high school football, while teaching important life skills. Each camper will learn the latest proven fundamental techniques to play football safely and effectively. Players will be separated by age and skill set. In addition to learning the skills and techniques that will prepare each camper for flag or tackle football for this coming fall, each player will get to focus on their position of choice.

Menlo School’s football program has graduated dozens of college football players, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, creative executives, teachers and coaches, military officers, and community, national, and world leaders over the past several decades. A primary focus of our camps is to teach the same leadership skills that so many successful students have strengthened and/or learned in our program.

Football camps are directed by Mark Newton, former UC Davis quarterback, Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach, and coach at several of the nation’s top training camps.

Football -Knights Leadership Camp (Menlo students)
June 11 (varsity start) June 13 (JV start) to July 23 (grades 9-12)  KLC Schedule
 

Lead coach
Mark Newton, Menlo School head football coach

This camp is for all rising Menlo School ninth- to 12th-grade grade students who plan on playing football in the fall 2016. This camp teaches the fundamentals, techniques, and schemes of Menlo School’s football program while covering the principles of our comprehensive leadership training. We teach the latest techniques of modern advanced football with proven fundamental training to ensure that each player is put in a position to succeed to the best of their ability while keeping them as safe as possible. In addition to team practice plans we will spend time working on improving individual skills in a variety of offensive and defensive positions.

Menlo School’s football program has graduated dozens of college football players, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, creative executives, teachers and coaches, military officers, and community, national, and world leaders over the past several decades. A primary focus of our camps is to teach the same leadership skills that so many successful young men have strengthen and/or learned in our program.

Lacrosse - boys

Session I - June 20-24, 9:00 am-noon (grades 5-8)

Lead Coach
Greg Weigel, Menlo varsity boys’ lacrosse coach

The Menlo Lacrosse Camp will focus on fundamentals, including throwing, catching, ground balls, basic team offense and basic individual and team defense all in a fun, engaging environment. More advanced players will refine skills at shooting, and defensive technique. The camp is led by Greg Weigel, University of Denver standout attack, midfielder and defender. 

Soccer - boys

Session I — June 13-June 16, 4:00-6:45 pm (grades 9-12)
Session II — June 20-June 23, 1:00-4:00 pm (grades 5-8)

Lead coach
Marc Kerrest, Menlo School boys’ varsity coach

The Menlo School boys’ soccer camps will help develop players’ individual technical skills as well as their tactical knowledge of the game in a fun, team-building environment. Session I is recommended for any high school student who plans on playing soccer next season. The camp is led by Marc Kerrest, a former Tufts outside back and  coach. 

Soccer – Girls

June 27- June 29 (grades 6-12) 1:00-4:00 pm

Lead Coaches

Jorge Chen (Menlo School varsity girls’ soccer assistant, head track & field and cross country coach), Stephanie Darling (Menlo School girls’ frosh-soph coach)

The Menlo School Girls’ Soccer Camp is designed to provide a challenging and fun soccer environment with personalized instruction for players of all abilities. Focus will be on developing technical ball skills, tactical awareness, and playing small-sided games.

 

Volleyball

Session I — June 13-June 17, 1:00-4:00 pm (grades 5-8)
Session II — July 18- July 21, 1:00-4:00 pm (grades 9-12)

Lead coach
Marco Paglialunga, Menlo School varsity volleyball coach

Menlo School volleyball camp will provide an opportunity for beginning through experienced volleyball players to improve their skills and work on rotation. The camp will focus on fundamental skill work including passing, serving, setting, hitting, individual defense, and blocking. The camp is led by Marco Paglialunga, longtime Italian junior national team coach. 

Water polo

Session I — June 13-June 17, 3:45-5:15 (grades 4-9)

Lead coach
Jack Bowen, Menlo School boys’ varsity water polo coach

This weeklong session will involve a heavy focus on basic fundamentals, both offensively and defensively.  Students will then apply core techniques to game-situation opportunities so that they can immediately implement what  they’ve learned into a game setting.  Each day will include a focus on the water polo program’s overarching goal, “Be Your Best,” and how to achieve this both in and out of the pool.  The camp is coached by Jack Bowen, a former Stanford and U.S. National Team player and U.S. National Team coach, as well as in-water coaches, recent Menlo School graduates: Chris Xi, who is set to play at Princeton and James Thygesen, headed to play water polo at Brown.

Drop-off/Pick-up information

Campus map and summer camps routes

 

Above is a link to a campus map. Please use the map for familiarizing yourself with drop-off and pick-up areas for your camper. The  lacrosse, soccer, and football will take place on Wunderlich Field (F2 on your map in the upper left corner). Drop-off and pick-up for camps on Wunderlich will take place in the Wunderlich parking lot. Basketball and Volleyball camps will take place in the Menlo Athletic Center (30 on the map). Drop-off and pick-up for the Menlo Athletic Center will take place on the Menlo School Loop.

Drop-off and pick-up for the water polo camp be at the Menlo College Loop (Please see bottom right corner of the map).

The Baseball camp will take place on Cartan Field (F1 on your map in the upper right corner). Drop-off and pick-up for the baseball camp will take place in the Cartan Parking Lot.

Campers should be dropped of no earlier than ten minutes before the start of camp and no later than five minutes after camp. Menlo Summer Camps does not provide before, mid-day, or after care.

Campers may not participate without a signed waiver form. If you have not already done so, please fill out the waiver form and mail it in to the address below or bring the waiver form with you on the first day of camp.