Camp Descriptions

TENNIS

Students will have the opportunity to learn and enhance individual skill development, match play, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Players under 10 years of age will follow the USTA quick start program. This program is designed to introduce novice players to basic technique while enjoying fun games with their peers. Advanced players will focus on technique and strategy. Morning sessions will consist of on-court drilling followed by match play/games in the afternoon.

Coach Rachel Viollet
Rachel is currently the Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach at Brentwood. She has over 25 years of tennis experience. As a player, Rachel was an All-American at the University of Miami. After a stellar college career, Rachel turned professional and competed in world-class events such as Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. Since retiring from competition, Rachel has dedicated herself to coaching. She is passionate about providing a fun learning environment while helping her students develop into the best players they can be!

VOLLEYBALL

Learn the fundamentals to create a solid foundation for future pursuits in volleyball. An emphasis on fundamentals of passing, setting, serving, hitting and defense will be taught. With a focus on game playing and teamwork. The hope is that everyone at camp comes away with a LOVE for the sport of volleyball!

Coach Nicole Ryan
Brentwood Volleyball Camps are run by Nicole Ryan the new Head Coach of the Varsity Girls program. She is a 15 year veteran teacher in the physical education department at Brentwood School and spent her first 7 Years as the Varsity assistant to Coach Porter. She spent the last 8 years as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Santa Monica College where she earned Co-Coach of the Year in 2014. Nicole has coached every level of volleyball from 12 and under to College level athletes. She was a decorated player herself at Santa Monica College and Cal State Dominguez hills. Holding several records and receiving numerous awards. Prior to Brentwood she pursued a professional career on the beach maintaining her AAA rating and entering many AVP and WPVA qualifying events. She is a true teacher of the game and brings over 25 years of coaching experience!

SOCCER

The Brentwood School soccer camp emphasizes the basic skills that young players need while providing a fun-filled and active day. Through small activity sessions and game type exercises, the young athletes are working on their touch and soccer awareness throughout the day. Campers do station work, focusing on the elements of the game in the morning, and the afternoon session revolves around team games.

Coach Visith Nguon
Visith Nguon started playing soccer in the AYSO recreational leagues as a young child. he was a member of the CalSouth Olympic Development Program from 1989-1992 and played on the state, regional, and national teams. He continued playing soccer throughout high school and was the captain of the Long Beach Polytechnic High School team in 1994. Visith's skills won him a full soccer scholarship to California State University, Los Angeles. While at Cal State, Visith also coached the Long Beach Poly team to four league championships and a CIF championship. Visith has been teaching physical education at Brentwood School's West Campus for the past thirteen years. In addition to teaching, he has been the assistant coach for the boy's varsity soccer team for the past two years.

FLAG FOOTBALL (GRADES 3-7)

Campers will spend the first part of each day focusing on fundamental skills, such as passing, throwing, catching, blocking, and defending/flag-pulling. Each afternoon will be spent on applying those skills to game situations and strategy. Campers will be expected to learn offensive plays and be flexible with learning all of the positions.

Coach Visith Nguon

FENCING

the Olympic sport of fencing is a fun and fast! Originally derived from dueling, the sport has changed very little over history; although fencing is considered one of the safest sports today. Our campers will learn fencing etiquette and the rules of sportsmanship, and then how to parry, thrust, lunge, and fence against other classmates. Fencers will need to wear a short sleeve t-shirt, sports shoes, and long sweatpants for when the fencing begins. We will supply everything else.

Coach Carla Corbit
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arla Corbit is a certified Fencing Coach with the US Fencing Association. She was trained in the French and German schools of fencing with a Provost Armes degree from France. She has taught fencing since 1998 after finishing an international competitive career. She has trained national champions and many Junior Olympians as the head coach of Caltech's NCAA program and is Brentwood's Upper School and Middle School coach.

BASEBALL

Players will improve their hitting, pitching & defensive skills. Along with fun activities, games, and baseball-specific strategy session, campers will have the opportunity to participate in scrimmages and real game situations. Campers will be grouped by both age and ability level during the sessions.

Coach Avery Ware
Coach Ware has been coaching on the Westside for ten years. Before coming to Brentwood, he was the head varsity coach at Wildwood School for 7 years. In addition to being a high school coach, Avery has managed numerous travel club baseball programs along with volunteer coaching all-star teams at Santa Monica Little League. He played high school baseball at Hamilton High School and was a member of the Atlanta Braves Scout team for four years. After high school, Avery briefly played baseball at El Camino Junior College.

SWIM

Take the plunge into Summer at Brentwood's swim camps! The camps are led by Brentwood Upper School's varsity swim coach, Rob Bowie, who brings over 20 years of age group and high school aquatics coaching experience. Former Brentwood aqua-athletes will also be on hand to guide your children on a week-long, wet and wild adventure. The swim camps are a great way for your child to learn and hone the fundamentals of all four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) as well as starts and turns. Every day will introduce new skills, exciting challenges, and fun-filled games. Each week will culminate in a Friday mock-meet where kids will get their competitive juices flowing by putting the skills learned throughout the week to the test. Don't forget your sunscreen! Please be advised: The swim camps are not swim lessons. Children should be confident swimmers, able to swim 25 yards without stopping.

Coach Rob Bowie

BASKETBALL

The Brentwood School basketball camps. Coaches, assistants, and counselors strive to make the game fun, exciting, and a positive life experience for each and every player, no matter what age. At camp, players will learn the fundamentals while participating in skills and drills and also have the opportunity to scrimmage during the famous tournaments at the end of each week.

Coaches Charles Solomon and Ryan "Moose" Bailey
Charles Solomon has been the head coach of the Brentwood School Girls Varsity Basketball team the last four years and guided the Eagles to the 2014 CIF Championship, the first title for Brentwood in a decade. He helped resurrect the program, reaching two CIF Finals games in just four seasons, turning the Eagles into one of the upper echelon programs in Southern California. Solomon has been coaching high school basketball for the last 12 years and runs a club basketball program in Balboa Hills in the off season. Solomon has worked numerous coaching clinics and camps all over Southern California. He credits having a great staff and positive role models as a factor for his team's success.

FOOTBALL

Eleven-Man Football: Fundamentals and Fun is a one week sport camp intended for rising 6th-8th graders who are considering, or who have decided, to play tackle football in middle school. However, there will be no tackling during this camp. Instead, this camp is meant to introduce the athletes to the rules and fundamentals of football through a variety of activities, drills, videos, and games. Athletes will be introduced to the various positions and responsibilities of offense and defense and will practice basic footwork and athletic movements of these positions. Time will be spent learning a variety of offensive and defensive formations and athletes will be taught how to recognize them. Basic plays and play-calling will also be introduced using Brentwood's Varsity playbook. The kicking game will be introduced, with explanations and strategy given for each of the types of special teams. Lastly, a very elementary introduction to the weight room will be provided. This time will be used to teach and practice the basic movements of common exercises done for football, but no weightlifting will be done. Athletes are expected to wear comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes or cleats, and to have a water bottle each day.

Coach Mike Workman

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