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JULY 23rd, 2019

Midwest Academic 25 Showcase Camp

EXACT Academic 25 ID Camp gives athletes personal interaction & exposure to 25+ college coaches from top academic NCAA programs

EVENT DETAILS

Camp: Jul 23 - Jul 24

Virtual Prep Opens: Jul 17

8th - 12th grade athletes

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Unfortunately, the Midwest Academic 25 Showcase Camp is sold out. We have started a preferred waiting list for athletes who want to attend. When you join the preferred waiting list, you will automatically be added to the camp's roster if a spot opens up. If no spots open up before camp, then you will be issued a full refund (48 hours before the start of camp).

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Event Overview

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Rated #1 College Training Camp

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Event Overview

EXACT’s Showcase Camp prepares athletes for the next level through a focus on four pillars:
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Guaranteed Exposure

Ever wonder if college coaches are watching you play? We cut out the guessing game. Meet with college coaches from the moment you arrive. EXACT attracts coaches from the top programs in the USA, making this the best way to get on the college radar. NCAA D1 coaches can access all digital camp game footage.

College Assessment

EXACT is the only summer camp opportunity for you to get a digital assessment and feedback on your performance at camp. Get direct 1-on-1 written guidance from an NCAA / NAIA college coach (shareable with D1, D2, D3 coaches nationally).

The Mental Edge

EXACT works with hundreds of pro and college teams on the mental side of the game. A winning mentality is essential for your future success. Get our virtual toolkit and unlock your mental edge.

College Recruitment Education

Is the college recruiting process designed to be confusing? Maybe. Whether you are just starting or in the advanced stages, our education seminars guide you on the process.

Access to D1s (and D2, D3, NAIA)

Digital game footage will be accessible by EXACT's entire network of college coaches (NCAA D1, D2, D3, etc.). You will also have access to the footage at no extra cost, so you can share with additional coaches. With D1 coaches unable to attend (in person) any events this summer, you will have the means to showcase your skills via film.

What else you'll get

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Digital Game Footage
(for NCAA D1, D2, D3) College
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Online Evaluation &
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Performance T-Shirt

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Access to All
Coaches Attending

College Coaches Confirmed

Coaches listed below are confirmed to participate in camp. Additionally, footage from camp will be accessible to coaches in EXACT's College Network (view below).

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25 Coaches Guaranteed

Michigan | Division 1

Jerome Fraisse

Cornell | Division 1

Caitlin Mahoney

Dartmouth | Division 1

Olivia Lathrop

Providence | Division 1

Richie Gomes

Illinois-Chicago | Division 1

Lauren Van Orden

Illinois-Chicago | Division 1

Katie Weinder

Chicago State | Division 1

Sonja Vasovic

Chicago State | Division 1

Valiyah Barnes

Eastern Illinois | Division 1

Haley Bilbruck

Western Illinois | Division 1

Courtney Wagner

Wright State | Division 1

Dan O'Keefe

Bowling Green | Division 1

Alison Cooke

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville | Division 1

Jordan Glass

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville | Division 1

Luke Young

Delaware State | Division 1

Jake Bluhm

Louisiana-Monroe | Division 1

Tamara Merseli

The Citadel | Division 1

Michelle Cole

Central Connecticut | Division 1

Greg Shell

Lawrence | Division 3

Kim Falkenhagen

Denison | Division 3

Rosanna Sguerra

New York University | Division 3

Andrew Brown

Massachusetts Institute of Tech | Division 3

Paul Dill

North Park (IL) | Division 3

Michael Sopocy

Benedictine (IL) | Division 3

Caitlin Staib

Knox | Division 3

Pat Barry

Quincy | Division 2

Katie Schueman

Quincy | Division 2

Mark Jones

Video Available

Due to NCAA rules, video will be available to you for review, use and share with any coaches. ( icon next to their school logo).

More Coaches Coming Soon!

Volleyball Showcase

The website will be updated weekly with new attendees, the event will feature multiple confirmed college coaches. EXACT has the largest college network in the country, as over 1,000 college coaches from top DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA programs around the country have participated in EXACT's events. Our goal is to give athletes maximum exposure to a broad range of collegiate programs.

25 Coaches Guaranteed

Our "Academic 25" ID Camp is an intensive 3-day non-residential college training camp for rising 8th – 12th graders. The event is geared toward high-achieving student-athletes (3.0+) looking to play college volleyball at a strong academic school. As the name "Academic 25" suggests, the camp will feature a coaching staff of 25 college coaches from top academic college programs all over the country.

Over the course of the three days:

Players are equipped with the skills and resources needed, on and off the court, to achieve success on the next level. Personal interaction with college coaches is emphasized from start to finish. Players work with college coaches in training and gameplay, as well as in small group workshops off the field, and they’ll even spend time interacting informally during lunch.

Players also learn from EXACT’s mental training curriculum to develop the mental approach needed for the next level. Off the court, players will participate in sessions on the college recruiting process to learn how the recruiting process works and how to get themselves recruited.

Each player receives a one-on-one evaluation from a college coach at the conclusion of camp, as well as a personal Development Plan to continue growth after camp. Overall, this event is a really great opportunity to build relationships with a ton of coaches, develop your skills as a player, and understand what it is going to take to play at that higher level.

Reviews

See what people are saying about EXACT!

Review by Ellie Rupprecht

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This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents in front of top tier college coaches at the next level, it not only allows you to showcase your strengths but also helps you improve upon your weaknesses due to the direct feedback from college coaches. I feel like a better volleyball player after this one day camp! 

Review by Mya Terry

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I went into this camp not knowing what to expect. I came out, and I loved it. I loved the environment, direct exposure to the coaching staff, and learning new techniques from a variety of different coaches. Everyone here was very positive, and made sure to include everyone.I would definitely recommend the EXACT camp and hope attend one in the near future! 

Review by Olivia Singleton

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The EXACT Camp is my second exposure camp and it was way bigger and better than my first! It was amazing to be around girls with the same aspirations as me, hopefully I’ll compete against them in the future at the collegiate level. My experience with EXACT has been invaluable and extremely informative. It's definitely the easiest and best way to be exposed to college coaches. Thanks so much EXACT!!

Review by Carosn Fuller

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The EXACT camp allowed me to gain valuable college exposure, talk to college coaches, and receive advice about becoming a student athlete. From this camp, I feel more confident in myself because of the positive feedback I received from the coaches, and encouragement from the girls I was with. The 1-on-1 evaluation from a college coach was extremely beneficial and will help me improve to become a more dynamic player! 

Review by Meredith Buchanan

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As a parent of a student athlete, this program surpassed all expectations. The staff went beyond our goal of giving not just physical but mental training. They encouraged and critiqued those skills need to make our athlete even better than when she arrived. We all loved attending, and our daughter looks forward to next year or attending another one soon. Thank you for a great experience! 

Review by Jacqueline Bienduga

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I thought the EXACT Camp really gave me the extra push I needed to become a recruited college athlete. Being able to talk face to face with college coaches made me feel in control of the process. I loved the competition and I think I improved as a player over the course of the days. It was definitely the best camp I attended all summer.

Review by Stephanie Denton

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Everyone was amazing and helpful, I enjoyed the exposure to college coaches! I learned so much more during this one day camp than I did during a 3 day camp I attended last year. I would definitely recommend EXACT, it helped me to become a better player overall! 

Review by Mariana Rodriguez

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I really enjoyed how I was able to meet one on one with every coach, and I was able to show my skills in front of them. I also loved how informational the coaches were about recruiting process, and how I was able to see and experience the different coaching styles. I also enjoyed how there was a coach from every division including NAIA.

Review by Emma Lucciola

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I was actually so nervous going into the camp, but once I got the to camp all of my nervousness went away. The coaches were all very nice and the camp was a comfortable place with everyone being very supportive. Not only was it enjoyable, I was able to talk to the coaches one-on-one, and get honest and thoughtful feedback to improve my athletic abilities and talents.

Before attending the EXACT Camp, I was very uneducated about college sports and didn't have a set school I was interested in, but this camp helped me have a better understanding of what to look for in the future.

Review by Elizabeth Schurick

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Your showcase opened my daughter's eyes that she needs to start preparing now to fulfill her dream of being on a collegiate volleyball team. Her attitude is now focused on what she needs to do to achieve her goal. The college coaches were outstanding, and were very informative about what they expect, and do with their teams. It was our first EXACT showcase, but definitely not our last one we will attend in the upcoming future. Our overall experience exceeded our expectations. Thank you for everything, and connecting us to valuable college coaches.

Review by Addy Stearns

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My daughter, Addy (redhead, huge knee brace) was a participant last year.  As a parent, I was completely impressed with the professionalism you and your team demonstrated - not to mention your flexibility in the face of crappy weather!   I thought the session on how to do a pitch was great, and has proven as invaluable to Addy in college interviews, scholarship interviews and job interviews as it has with coaches.   The college coaches' session on D1 and D3 was great, helping to give her more focus on where she wanted to end up.   Finally, both the selection of and participation by coaches was far better than we'd anticipated (Rush Street being a short ride away!).


Of course, the proof's in the outcome.  Addy met all the coaches she'd "targeted," had a number of further contacts, 3 "official visits," 4 offers and will be attending Smith College as part of Coach Platts' program this fall.  Going in, she told me her dream was to "go to a great school and play for a great coach."  Thanks for your part in helping her make that happen.


Thank you again,


John Stearns
Edwards, CO

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Facts about EXACT VOLLEYBALL

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Largest college coaching staff of any organization -- camp, tournament or club (bringing in 1000 amazing college coaches every year!)

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Hugely successful supporters of high school athletes -- 70.2% of participants have gone on to play NCAA or NAIA college athletics.

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Only training camp organization that has received funding from the NCAA.

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Official behavioral training partner of US Women's National Team.

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The only camp staff that has expertise in developing athletes from high school to college to pro (we also work with over 60 pro teams)

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The only exposure organization that blends the 4 pillars of development through our mental training expertise (EXACT is funded by the National Institutes of Health).

Event Schedule

This is a sample schedule. Registered athletes will receive a final schedule prior to camp.

Travel & Accommodations

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Family Members Traveling with Athletes

Athletes Traveling Alone

Traveling far to get to EXACT? Campers have the option to participate in the residential, overnight program. Typically, 20-40% of campers participate in this optional program. Those interested in lodging can add on during registration. Campers stay in EXACT-supervised accommodations with 1-3 fellow participating players. Friendship requests can be made after enrollment. Included in the EXACT residency option are two nights lodging, dinners, breakfasts and shuttle between the camp facility and the overnight accommodations (plus all the fun you can handle!).

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In addition to a GPS location, we provide specific directions to all participants in pre-camp materials so you know exactly where to go and when to be there!

The following airport options are most convenient for the event location:

KORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport: About 7 miles from facility.
KMDW - Chicago Midway International Airport: About 16 miles from facility.

If family member(s) would like to stay at our recommended hotel, we often organize a discounted rate (Click Here). Family members are welcome to observe & participate at camp. We have a few sessions designed for family participation including the parent workshop and the recruiting panel However, it is totally optional -- only person that should be there is the athlete!

Players are welcome to travel to the EXACT camp without an accompanying family member. Players have the option to take our airport transit from the recommended airports listed above. This transit will take the athlete from airport to camp (and back to airport after camp ends). Try to book your flight to arrive at airport by 11am and departing flight after 8pm. If you need take earlier/later flights, just let us know -- we always accommodate!

Frequently Asked Questions

When will confirmed coaches be announced?

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We are in the process of selecting and confirming coaches now. The confirmed list will be added to the website in the next couple weeks.
This event will feature coaches from some of the top regional institutions. EXACT has the largest college network in the country, as over 1,000 college coaches from top DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA programs around the country have participated in EXACT’s events. Our goal is give athletes maximum exposure to a broad range of college volleyball options.
 You can see the coaches we had at our most recent events in the region on this event page by selecting the “EXACT’s College Network” tab which is the second option on the left-side menu.

Are all college coaches listed on the coaching staff actually going to be there?

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Yes – EXACT Sports hires all coaches to be on the court instructing and evaluating athletes throughout camp. All coaches listed on the coaching staff are confirmed to participate, instruct, evaluate and get to personally know the players.

Will players have an opportunity to get feedback from college coaches on the coaching staff?

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YES! Players begin interacting with college coaches from the moment they arrive at camp. Building personal relationships between players and college coaches is our specialty. One-on-one interaction is emphasized, as college coaches lead all training and game sessions. There is opportunity for feedback during training sessions, gameplay, lunch, and post camp. Each player will also meet 1-on-1 with a college coach for a formal evaluation at the conclusion of camp.

What do players need to bring to camp?

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Volleyball equipment to bring includes volleyball appropriate attire, indoor court shoes, kneepads, ball, water bottle, and gym shoes/sandals.

Is there training for Setters?

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Yes – the EXACT Volleyball Showcase coaching staff always includes college setting coaches. Setters will participate in setter-specific sessions that are designed and led by college setting coaches.

Can parents watch?

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While parents are traditionally welcomed to attend and observe all portions of EXACT's camps, we have to prioritize the safety of athletes and coaches. As part of our effort to follow local guidelines for Covid-19, spectators will be limited in certain settings (particularly indoors). We are doing our best to still give parents an avenue to watch while maintaining control of group sizes. Specific guidelines for your camp will be shared with all parents prior to camp. Additionally, EXACT continues to be the only camp provider to offer digital interaction through our Camp Dashboard, which is accessible to parents.

Parents are more than welcome to attend any of the sessions throughout the day. This includes, training, afternoon game-play, and informational meetings (parent meeting and recruiting informational session).

What is EXACT's Cancellation Policy?

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Because our camps have a limited capacity, we cannot offer refunds to campers who cancel for any reason. However, during registration you may purchase "No Questions Asked" (NQA) cancellation insurance that will allow you to receive a refund in the event that you are unable to attend the camp.

For those that do not purchase NQA cancellation insurance, we are only able to offer you a transfer of your registration fee less a credit transfer fee to cover EXACT's incurred event costs. Transfer fee is 20% (when notified 14+ days out) or 35% (when notified 1-14 days out from camp). The credit will be stored on your email address and can be applied to any open EXACT camp within 12 months. There is no credit provided to no-shows at the camp, so please notify us early!

If you are already registered and need to cancel, please go to https://mycamp.exactsports.com/. Click here to learn about our weather policy. For additional information email director@exactsports.com.

Open Enrollment Camp (NCAA)

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Yes, all EXACT events are open enrollment, complying with NCAA bylaws, allowing any and all athletes to participate.  To read more about EXACT's approach to NCAA compliance and how we manage a positive training experience, click here: https://exactsports.com/ncaa-compliant/    

NCAA Compliance

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Yes, EXACT takes great care in ensuring compliance with NCAA rules, as college coaches are interacting and training with players on the field. In accordance with NCAA rules, EXACT camps are open to any and all that would like to attend, but may limit attendance based on several factors, such as age, number and grade level. however, camp attendance at EXACT is never restricted by a camper's skill level or competitive experience. More information on NCAA compliance can be found here: https://exactsports.com/ncaa-compliant/

My question is not covered here. Is there someone I can speak to at EXACT Sports?

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Yes, the best way to reach us is to email us at Director@exactsports.com. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 2 business days (but it is usually much quicker!).

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