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Midwest Academic 25 Volleyball Showcase Camp

  • Jul 27 - Jul 29
  • Upperclassmen
    (Grades 11th-12th)
  • Underclassmen
    (Grades 8th-10th)
Energy VBC
6352 Howard St, Niles, IL 60714 Google Map View
Standard Tuition 900
Early Bird Price 709
(Or 3 monthly installment of 259.97)
College Coaches Confirmed: Coaches Are Added Daily

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).

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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 soccer 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.

Ultimate Training & Exposure for Field Position Players
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Mental Training Used by the Pros
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The #GoMental Movement

By starting the #GoMental movement, EXACT has enabled thousands of current collegiate, professional, and aspiring high school athletes to reach their performance goals. We hope you'll join us so that you can reach your own desired destination.

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Camp Itinerary

Designated Time Slot(s):
07/27/2018 [Friday]
07/28/2018 [Saturday]
07/29/2018 [Sunday]
Travel & Accommodations


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 to director@exactsports.com. Included in the EXACT residency option are two nights lodging, dinners, breakfasts and shuttle between the camp game fields and the overnight accommodations (plus all the fun you can handle!).


If You Drive

Energy VBC, 6352 Howard St, Niles, IL 60714 View in Google Map

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!

If You Fly

The following airport options are most convenient for the event location:
Chicago O'Hare International Airport ( ORD ) - 45 Mins
Chicago Midway International Airport ( MDW ) - 75 Mins
If you are flying home after camp, we recommend booking a flight at 8pm or later if possible. EXACT will not be able to provide rides to and from the airport.

Athletes Traveling Alone

Players are welcome to travel to the EXACT ID Camp without an accompanying family member (though most do arrive with family). Players will have the option to get on the EXACT airport shuttle which will take the athlete from airport to camp (and back to airport after camp ends). Make sure to book your flight to arrive in the airport by 11am and have your departing flight leave after 8pm.

Testimonials from Players, Parents & Coaches
Review by Carosn  Fuller

Carosn  Fuller


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 Elizabeth  Schurick

Elizabeth  Schurick


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 Mariana  Rodriguez

Mariana  Rodriguez


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 Mya  Terry

Mya  Terry


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

Olivia  Singleton


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!!

-Olivia Singleton

Review by Jacqueline  Bienduga

Jacqueline  Bienduga


I thought the EXACT Chicago 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.

-Jacqueline Bienduga

Review by Addy  Stearns

Addy  Stearns

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
Review by Meredith  Buchanan

Meredith  Buchanan


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 Stephanie  Denton

Stephanie  Denton


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 Ellie  Rupprecht

Ellie  Rupprecht


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 Emma  Lucciola

Emma  Lucciola


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 Camille  Jefferson

Camille  Jefferson


We were very impressed with how much the college coaches interacted with the attendees. They were very involved with the girls the entire day. My daughter enjoyed the scrimmages and being coached by actual college coaches. She loved how knowledgeable and positive they were. We also liked diversity of talent represented in the girls that attended. We were concerned that the talent level of the attendees would be more novice/beginner, but were pleased to see a diversity of talent. We ended up REALLY enjoying the overall experience of the camp. . We would definitely attend another EXACT camp, I highly recommend it! 


Is Residential Available?

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 to director@exactsports.com. Included in the EXACT residency option are two nights lodging, dinners, breakfasts and shuttle between the camp game fields and the overnight accommodations (plus all the fun you can handle!).

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

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.

Is there training for Setters?

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.

What do players need to bring to camp?

Volleyball equipment to bring includes volleyball clothes, indoor court shoes, knee guards, ball, water bottle, and GYM SHOES/FLATS.

Is there a trainer on-site at camp?

Yes – there is an Athletic Trainer on-site during all gameplay & training. Your well-being is a priority!

Can parents watch?

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?


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 account in PrepHero (EXACT’s Registration partner) 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://prephero.com/camps/cancel and login using the account created during registration. Click here to learn about our weather policy. For additional information email director@exactsports.com.

Is the EXACT Camp compliant with NCAA rules and bylaws?

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/

Is this an open enrollment camp?

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/



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

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!).