Camps and Clinics
Menlo Knights throughout the year.
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.
Summer Sports Camps 2015
Open to students from all schools. Grades indicated are fall 2015.
June 22-26 (grades 4-12) 9:30 a.m.-noon
July 13-17 (grades 4-12) 9:30 a.m.-noon
Coach: Max Zipperstein (Menlo School JV coach)
The Menlo School Baseball Camp is an ideal opportunity for players to work on fundamentals, refine their hitting, throwing and catching skills, and expand their knowledge of the game through skills, conditioning, competitive drills, and games. Players will be divided among age divisions and skill level.
June 15-19 from 9:30-noon (co-ed grades 4-8)
June 22-26 from 9:30 –noon (co-ed grades 4-8)
Coaches: John Paye (Menlo School girls’ varsity coach) and Keith Larsen (Menlo School boys’ varsity coach)
The Menlo School Basketball Camps teach skills and drills to improve all facets of the game, including ball handling, passing and shooting, as well as defensive techniques and playing on and off the ball.
Coaches Mark Newton (Menlo head football coach)
Gene Mountjoy (Menlo assistant football coach, national and collegiate rugby coach)
Jesse Lindenstein (Menlo School strength & conditioning coach)
June 15 – 19 Football Skills (grades 5-8) 9 a.m. – noon
June 22 – 26 Football Skills (grades 5-8) 9 a.m. – noon
July 6-8 – Passing Academy (grades 6-12) 10-11:30 a.m.
July 13-July 16 – Passing Academy (grades 6-12) 10-11:30 a.m.
These non-contact football camps focus on fundamentals, using drills and games in an upbeat and funenvironment. In addition, the camp is designed to teach each camper the habits and behavior necessary to be a leader in all areas of life.
June 15 – 18 Safe Football Tackling (grades 6-12) 2 – 4pm, no camp Friday
June 22 – 25 OL/DL Camp (grades 6-12) 2 – 4 p.m. , no camp Friday
Campers in these specific camps will learn and practice offensive and defensive techniques, correct body positioning with skills and games designed to achieve maximum competition and safety. Coaches will instruct and demonstrate safe-hitting techniques, as well as nuances of the positions.
Knights Leadership Camp (9th-12th football)
June 13-July 18, Monday-Thursday, Saturdays
Mon-Thu with one Saturday for F-S and five Saturdays for Varsity
July 6-10 from 2:30-5 p.m. (coed grades 4-8)
Coaches Jen Lee (Menlo girls’ varsity lacrosse coach) and Greg Weigel (Menlo varsity boys’ lacrosse coach)
The Menlo Lacrosse Camp is for boys and girls who want to learn basic skills, 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. Cleats and water required.
Soccer - Boys
June 8-11 from 2:30-5 pm (Grades 9-12)
June 15-18 from 2:30-5 p.m. (Grades 4-8)
Coaches: Marc Kerrest (Menlo School boys’ varsity head coach) and Kevin Conner (Menlo School boys’ frosh-soph head 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. The high school camp is recommended for any high school student who plans on playing soccer next season. Players will need soccer cleats, shin guards and water.
Soccer – Girls
June 8-11 from 9:30 a.m.-noon (grades 4-12) Coaches FitzGerald and Ireland
July 6-10 from 9:30-noon (grades 4-8) – coach Ireland
Coaches: Donoson FitzGerald (Menlo School girls’ varsity coach) and Ross Ireland (Menlo School girls’ frosh-soph coach)
The Menlo School Girls’ Soccer Camp is designed to provide a challenging and fun soccer environment with personalizedinstruction for players of all abilities. Focus will be teaching technical ball skills and playing small-sided games that emphasize different skills and tactics. Players will need shin guards, soccer cleats and water.
June 22-26 from 9:30-noon (grades 4-8)
Coach Bill Shine (Menlo School varsity boys and girls’ coach)
Players in this weeklong, co-ed camp will work on the sport’s fundamentals, conditioning, improving footwork, learning and mastering scoring in a fun environment. Players need rackets and rubber-soled shoes.
June 15-18 from 1-2:30 p.m. (grades 4-12)
Coach Jorge Chen (Menlo School head track & field coach, cross country coach, girls’ varsity soccer assistant coach)
This four-day afternoon camp will focus on the development of a complete athlete and will be an introduction to most track events. This camp will touch upon topics, such as: speed, endurance, agility, strength as well as proper hydration/nutrition. It is an ideal camp for beginners to the sport of track as well as athletes who want to learn how to become faster for their respective sport.
July 20-24 from 2:30-5pm (girls grades 4-8)
Coach Steven Cavella (Menlo School varsity volleyball coach)
Menlo’s Girls Volleyball Camp will provide an opportunity for beginning through experienced volleyball players to improve their skills. The camp will focus on fundamental skill work including passing, serving, setting, hitting, individual defense, and blocking. Each camp participant will also receive specific training for any position they want to learn. Menlo Upper School players will aid in training stations.
Water polo - Boys
June 8-12 from 3:45-5:30 (Boys grades 4-9)
Coaches: Jack Bowen (Menlo School boys’ varsity coach)
Andreas Katsis (2015 All-American, Johns Hopkins incoming freshman)
Nick Bisconti (Two-time All-American & U.S. National Team Member, UC-Berkeley incoming freshman)
This weeklong session will involve a heavy focus on basic fundamentals, both offensively and defensively, then applying these core techniques to game-situation opportunities so that the athlete can immediately implement what’s learned into a relevant game setting.
Water polo – Girls
June 15-19 from 3-5 p.m. (Girls grades 4-8)
Coach Matt Jones (Menlo School girls’ water polo coach, boys’ and girls’ swim coach)
Menlo Girls’ Water Polo Camp is offered to teach the individual skills, and rules of water polo fundamentals, and team strategies. Key elements of ball handling, including passing, catching, and shooting, as well as swimming, treading, and vertical and lateral movement. For more experienced water polo players, strategy will be covered through detailed instruction, drills, and game situations.