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.
News on summer camps for 2021 coming soon
BASEBALL - sandlot (Grades 5-7)
🔸 The Middle School Sandlot Baseball Camp offers a unique format to teach the game to players of all levels - from learning the fine points of the game to allowing them to refine their technical skills. Participants will work on skills and drills, then play a series of fun baseball games designed to improve technique and practice top-level sportsmanship.
Lead coach: King Christian, Middle School Assistant Athletic Director, middle school baseball, football, basketball 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.
Lead coach: Keith Larsen, Menlo School boys’ varsity basketball head coach, assistant varsity cross country coach, assistant JV volleyball coach
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (grades 4-10)
🔸 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.
Lead coach: John Paye, Menlo School varsity girls’ basketball head coach
FOOTBALL (grades 6-8)
🔹 The Menlo Football Camp will be tailored for players who are new to football as well as those who have played flag and/or Pop Warner. Players will have a chance to learn skill-specific techniques as well as both offensive and defensive strategies for their age groups and skill levels. Menlo Football is a values-based program in which positive character traits, such as sportsmanship, humility, courage, integrity and empathy define its culture. The camp will be run by veteran coaches with coaching and playing experience at the youth, high school and college level, as well as alumni who are dedicated to give all campers a safe, educational and joyful experience, and provide a great chance to meet new friends. $250
Lead coach: Todd Smith, Menlo School varsity football head coach, varsity soccer assistant coach
full-DAY multi-sports CAMP (grades 4-9)
🔸 Menlo’s multi-sports camps give players the opportunity to play as many as six different sports. Campers have the option to participate in morning sessions, afternoon session or both. Every camp is coached by our Menlo coaching staff, all of whom are Middle School and Upper School coaches, are skilled teachers in each sport, and are trained to encourage maximum participation and strong sportsmanship. The sports offered are baseball, basketball, football, softball, tennis, soccer, swimming. For players participating in both sessions, there will be a supervised lunch period.
Lead coach: King Christian, Menlo Middle School Assistant Athletic Director, Middle School football, basketball, baseball coach
BOYS’ LACROSSE (grades 5-8)
🔸 The Menlo Summer Lacrosse Camp will focus on important FUNdamentals including cradling, throwing, catching, ground balls, dodging, shooting, and individual defense as well as basic offensive & defensive team concepts. A differentiating factor for our Menlo camp will be classroom-based video analysis to 1) teach & reinforce important individual & team concepts, and 2) supplement the fieldwork that we will be doing each day. All instruction will take place in a fun, engaging environment, and we are confident that every participant, from beginners to more advanced players, will take away something valuable from their camp experience. Supervised lunch from noon to 12:30 pm. Open to all levels.
Lead coach: Blake Kim, Menlo School varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach
BOYS’ SOCCER (grades 9-12)
🔹 The Menlo School boys’ soccer camp develops players’ fundamental technical soccer skills, allowing them to better enjoy the beautiful game. These skills will be developed through a series of progressive drills then applied to game situations. Players will benefit from the Menlo soccer program’s fun team-building environment. Open to all levels.
Lead coach: Marc Kerrest. Menlo varsity boys’ soccer head coach
🔸 The Menlo girls’ soccer camp offers technical development for beginner through advanced-level players at a high quality facility, and in a fun, safe environment. Players will be divided by ages and skill level.
Lead coach: Ross Ireland, Menlo School varsity girls’ soccer coach
🔸 The full-day Menlo volleyball camp offers intense preparation for the upcoming school season. The camp features a daily itinerary which includes morning session of theory and introduction of a daily skill, technique work, and drills, supervised lunch, video meeting/review, afternoon session of skills in competition. $300
Lead coach: Tony Holland, Menlo School varsity volleyball head coach
🔹 This session will focus on basic water polo fundamentals - offense and defensive. Students will then apply these core techniques to game-situation opportunities so that the athlete can immediately implement what’s learned into a relevant game setting. The Menlo varsity water polo athletes and Coach Jack Bowen, a former Olympian, will reflect on the program’s goal over the past 18 years, “Be Your Best,” and how campers can apply this same approach to their own lives, in and out of the pool.
Lead coach: Jack Bowen, Menlo varsity boys’ water polo head coach