Each year our staff organizes a three-day event dedicated to the advancement of the development of all prospective student-athletes in our community. The goal of this camp is to provide athletes with access to learn about what training is like at the NCAA level. Each year we invite NCAA DI and DII coaches from around the state of Florida and the United States to run a training session similar to those that their NCAA athletes experience on a daily basis.
DATES & TIMES
JUNE 10, 2023
Session 1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Florida State University
Lindsay Allman – Associate Head Coach
Session 2: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Akiko Hatakeyama – Associate Head Coach
JUNE 11, 2023
Session 3: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Justin Sanders – Assistant Coach
Session 4: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Linda Hampton-Keith, Head Coach
JUNE 12, 2023
Session 5: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
University of Washington
Manolo Concepcion – Asst Coach
Open to All 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, and 2028 Graduating Class Athletes
NCAA DI & DII COACHES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WILL JOIN OUR STAFF IN FIVE, TRAINING SESSIONS DESIGNED TO EXPOSE ATHLETES TO DIFFERENT TRAINING METHODS USED BY SOME OF THE TOP COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND COACHES. COACHES WILL DISCUSS GENERAL RECRUITING INFORMATION, IMPORTANT DATES, AND NEW NCAA LEGISLATION.
ALL 5 Sessions: JJVA member $320*, nonmember $400 | Open to any and all athletes
Per Session: JJVA member $100*, nonmember $150 | Open to any and all athletes
* Any and all athletes are able to purchase a membership through the EZfacility registration portal and/or MemberMe+ app at checkout
- Athletes who register for this camp on Friday, June 10, 2023, or walk in to register may not receive a T-Shirt.
2023 Attending Schools & Coaches
Florida State University – Associate Head Coach (NCAA DI)
- Florida State Volleyball Head Coach Chris Poole announced the addition of Associate Head Coach Lindsay Allman to the Seminole program on March 22, 2022.
- Allman will be tasked with operating as the team’s recruiting coordinator, while her training will include primary work with FSU’s outside hitters and ball control.
- “I’m very excited to add an Associate Head Coach to our program that has already been an assistant coach at a Power Five level at Wake Forest and also has head coaching experience from her time at Indiana State,” Poole said. “Lindsay has a strong reputation of being a great recruiter, a players’ coach with her focus on team culture, and she did an amazing job building the Indiana State Volleyball program.”
- Allman, a native of St. Louis, Mo., honed her coaching skills in recent years in the Missouri Valley Conference. She spent five years from 2017-21 building Indiana State into a program on the rise, guiding the Sycamores to an 18-13 overall record in 2021 and leading them to their first conference tournament win since 2017.
- Allman’s addition gives the Seminoles three members of their coaching staff who have been collegiate head coaches. Current Associate Head Coach Jeff Hulsmeyer was also a head coach at Western Kentucky, Arkansas State and Purdue.
- “I am grateful to Coach Poole for this opportunity to join the FSU community and be part of a top caliber program under his leadership,” Allman said. “I’m excited to learn from the number one women’s athletic department in the country and two excellent coaches in Chris and Jeff. I look forward to standing alongside our players here on and off the court. Go Noles!”
- The 18 victories by Indiana State in 2021 under Allman were its most since joining the Missouri Valley Conference in 1983.
- The 2021 season culminated in a bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships field. In her five seasons, Indiana State made two MVC semifinal appearances in their conference tournament.
- Allman helped develop several Indiana State student-athletes, including All-MVC selections Laura Gross and Madeline Williams. The Sycamores also received the AVCA All-Academic Award in each of Allman’s five seasons as head coach.
- As the recruiting coordinator for Bradley from 2013-15, Allman’s time was impactful with the Braves.
- In 2013, Bradley finished with 13 overall wins and seven wins in the MVC, the program’s best marks since 2005. The Braves made their conference tournament in that season for the first time since 2005.
- Her Power Five experience came in one season with Wake Forest in 2016, helping two Demon Deacons in outside hitter Caroline Rassenfoss and middle blocker Caitlyn Della earn All-ACC Freshmen honors.
- Allman was an accomplished collegiate athlete at Maine, recording more than 1,000 career kills as well as over 1,000 career digs as a four-year starter with the Black Bears. She was a First Team All-America East Conference player as a captain in 2008, and also enjoyed success in the classroom as a three-time America East Honor Roll student from 2007-09.
- She is a 2009 graduate from Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and minors in Public Relations and Child Development. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Southern Miss in 2011, where she was also a Graduate Assistant Coach for three seasons.
- Allman is married to Tallahassee native and Florida State University graduate William Dehler. The two have one daughter, Nellie (11 months).
Syracuse University – Associate Head Coach (NCAA DI)
yracuse volleyball head coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam announced the addition of associate head coach Akiko Hatakeyama to his support staff, on Thursday afternoon.
“We are thrilled that coach Akiko is joining us at Syracuse,” said head coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam. “She has competed at an extremely high level as a collegiate athlete and on the professional stage. Hatakeyama is an experienced coach, has proven to be one of the best-setting coaches in the country, and is an excellent recruiter. She will serve as an excellent mentor for our student-athletes on and off the court as well.”
Hatakeyama joins the Orange after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada at Reno during the 2022 season. She coordinated team travel, managed equipment, and worked with the setters while assisting with compliance and recruiting.
“I’m so grateful that Bakeer has given me the opportunity to join such a respected volleyball program,” said Hatakeyama. “This program has a lot of potential and I’m beyond excited to see what we will achieve as a team.”
Before her stint at Reno, Akiko worked with the Saitama Ageo Medics volleyball team (V. League 1) in Ageo City, Saitama, Japan from August 2021 through May 2022. She worked as an Interpreter, helping professional volleyball players integrate with the team, and acted as the communication liaison for players and the coaching staff while assisting in practice and competitions.
Hatakeyama played professional volleyball in Europe for 11 years. The Saitama native also competed in the United States Professional Volleyball League (USPV), helping the Grand Force Rapids to a third-place finish (2002).
After her playing career, Hatakeyama was hired as an assistant coach at Temple in 2011, where she was hired by Ganesharatnam during his tenure with the Owls. Hatakeyama remained with the program through 2020 where she was promoted to associate head coach in December 2016. The season following her promotion, Hatakeyama helped the Owls make history. In 2017 Temple qualified for the postseason for the first time in 15 years and made it to the second round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
The Setter began her colligate career at Kaetsu Women’s Junior College, where she earned a two-year degree in International Economics. She continued her college career in the states, playing for Southern Mississippi (1996) before Hatakeyama transferred to Temple for her final two seasons, where she helped the Owls to their first NCAA tournament berth in 1997. She was also an AVCA All-District honoree. She graduated from Temple in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in sports management.
Hatakeyama serves on the board of the Japanese Volleyball Coaches Association and is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She also holds a level I and II International coaches license from Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).
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Temple University – Head Volleyball Coach (NCAA DI)
Linda Hampton-Keith, who guided North Carolina State to consecutive 20-win seasons and a berth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, has been named the head women’s volleyball coach at Temple University, announced Vice President and Director of Athletics Arthur Johnson.
Hampton-Keith, who most recently helped Louisville advance to the 2021 Women’s Volleyball Final Four as a volunteer coach, brings a wealth of experience to the Temple program. She served four seasons as the head coach at NC State (2016-19) where she led the Wolfpack to 16 new team season records, 11 individual career and season records, including the program’s only NCAA Tournament win, 3-2 over Oregon in 2017. She also coached 11 All-ACC selections, five AVCA All-Region selections and two AVCA All-Americans during her tenure.
Before her stint at NC State, she was a member of the Arizona State women’s volleyball staff for five seasons (2011-15), serving as associate head coach for the final three. At ASU, she helped the Sun Devils earn four NCAA tournament appearances with the 2015 team being ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation.
Hampton-Keith was also the recruiting coordinator at ASU with her efforts resulting in nationally ranked classes in four of her five years in Tempe. ASU’s 2013 recruiting class was tabbed No. 13 in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com, one of the highest in program history. During her time with the Sun Devils, the program produced two All-Americans, two all-region performers, five All-Pac 12 selections and four Pac 12 All-Freshman Team members.
Prior to her stint at Arizona State, Hampton-Keith spent six seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas Christian University. While in Fort Worth, she helped the Horned Frogs post four consecutive winning seasons and earn their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009, which included a 3-0 victory against Rice in the first round.
Hampton-Keith has also worked closely with the nation’s top youth players through the USA Volleyball Youth Development Programs. She coached at USA High Performance camps from 2001-05, served as head coach for the USA Volleyball North Texas Region Team in 2007, assisted the Youth National A2 Team in 2009, and most recently assisted the USA Collegiate National Team in 2013 and 2014.
She and her husband, Maark, have one daughter.
USC Upstate – Assistant Coach (NCAA DI)
Justin Sanders enters his first season as an assistant coach at USC Upstate during the 2023 season after being announced to the coaching staff on January 17, 2023.
Sanders joins the program after a three-year stint working alongside Skayhan at Wofford College with the pair helping to engineer one of the most historic stretches of Terrier volleyball. In his three seasons with the program, Wofford achieved its best Southern Conference regular season finish, its second SoCon Championship Game appearance, and had nine players earn All-Conference honors.
A standout middle blocker during his club career, a middle blocker has garnered All-Conference honors in each of his five seasons as an assistant coach with multiple setters earning All-SoCon honors in each of his three seasons at Wofford. He also oversaw the development of the lone Terrier—middle blocker Sarah Barham—to garner three All-SoCon honors in her career.
During his final season at Wofford, Sanders helped guide the most efficient offense in program history as the Terriers hit .226 as a team with middle blocker Millie Loehr finishing the season ranked 25th in the NCAA in hitting efficiency (.391; the best single-season hitting percentage in program history). Loehr and fellow middle blocker Barham garnered Second Team All-SoCon honors while setter Victoria Hensley earned All-Freshman Team honors.
In 2021, the Terriers claimed their best-ever SoCon finish, tying for third in the regular season standings and earning the No. 4 overall seed in the SoCon Tournament, culminating the season with a run to the tournament’s Championship Game—the second-ever appearance for the program.
Wofford’s offense set a then-program record for team hitting efficiency, hitting .213 as a team while the team’s defense posted the second-most total blocks (259.0) in program history. Leading to her Second Team All-SoCon honors, Barham established the program record for single-season total blocks, tallying 138 on the campaign—the 29th most in the NCAA that season. Setter Emily Hodsdon and middle blocker Sarah MacLean also garnered All-Conference honors, earning Second Team and All-Freshman honors, respectively.
Sanders’ first season with the Wofford program, the pandemic shortened 2020-21 season, saw middle blocker Riley Coonan become one of the most decorated players in Terrier history, earning SoCon All-Tournament Team honors, First Team All-SoCon honors, AVCA Honorable Mention All-Region honors—the first such honors for a Terrier in program history—and CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Coonan wasn’t the only Sanders tutored middle blocker to earn All-Conference honors as Barham earned Second Team and All-Freshman honors.
Before coming to the Sparkle City, Sanders spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Jacksonville State, helping the program earn its first regular season conference championship in 10 seasons and earning its first conference tournament victory in nine seasons. In 2019, the Gamecocks captured the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship as three players, including middle blocker Kaylee Frear, were selected First Team All-OVC. In his first season in 2018, three players earned All-Conference honors led by middle blocker Mackenzie Rombach (First Team) with Frear also earning Second Team honors.
Before embarking on his coaching career, Sanders spent three seasons (2015-17) as a student manager at Kentucky. During his time with the Wildcats, he was a part of three NCAA Tournament teams, including the 2017 team that captured the program’s first Southeastern Conference title since 1988 and advanced to the program’s first-ever Elite Eight.
During his time at Kentucky, he also competed as a middle blocker for the Wildcats’ men’s volleyball club team, serving as the team’s captain in 2017 and 2018. During his final season, he helped the team to the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Final Four.
A native of Nicholasville, Ky., Sanders graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Kentucky in 2018. He and his wife, Emily, and daughter, Aurora, reside in Spartanburg.
University of Washington – Assistant Coach (NCAA DI)
A passionate teacher of the sport, Manolo Concepción, brings nearly two decades of coaching experience to Washington as an assistant coach. Concepción was named to Leslie Gabriel’s staff in February of 2023, and will draw upon a wealth of knowledge developed from playing and coaching the sport at all levels with an eye towards the learning process.
Upon adding Concepción to the Husky staff, Gabriel remarked, “In the hiring process it was important to me that I find someone who is of high character, loyal and hardworking. Someone that loves the game of volleyball and wants to help develop the athletes to be the best they can be on the court, in the classroom and in life. It was clear that Manolo was that coach.”
A native of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Concepción comes to Seattle following three seasons as Associate Head Coach at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. While there, Concepción helped the Panthers go from two conference wins in 2020 to a 10-8 conference mark this past season, and from a 2-14 overall record in 2020 to a 16-16 mark in 2022, the team’s most wins since 2017.
Concepción recruited and helped coach Giovana Larregui Lopez to the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year award, the first Panther to win that honor since 2004. Larregui Lopez was also named an AVCA All-America honorable mention. Concepción was in charge of training and development at EIU, and the offensive coordinator, helping the team lead the league in assists per set, kills per set, and points per set in 2022.
He also was the Head Coach of the Eastern Illinois beach volleyball program, which played its inaugural season in the spring of 2022.
Before Eastern Illinois, Concepción was the Head Coach at the University of Evansville (Indiana) for six seasons from 2013-18, where he mentored four All-Missouri Valley Conference selections and two All-Freshman Team picks. He also founded the Evansville United Volleyball Academy and served as technical director from 2014-19.
Concepción has also worked with USA Volleyball as a High Performance Coach in 2017 and 2018. He also served one year as an assistant coach at Missouri State in 2019.
His first head coaching stint in the NCAA came at Western Carolina during the 2009-10 seasons. Concepción was also an assistant coach at Evansville in 2008 before returning to the program as head coach in 2013.
Concepción has coached and worked in the Puerto Rican men’s and women’s professional leagues, working with three Olympians during that phase of his career, as well as helping collegiate hopefuls find scholarship opportunities within the NCAA and NJCAA. His former company, Sports Consultants Network, helped more than three dozen athletes from Puerto Rico earn NCAA and NJCAA scholarships.
In 2012 and 2013, Concepción worked for the Guyanabo Mets men’s professional team and the Corozal Pinkin women’s professional team in Puerto Rico, assisting Puerto Rico National Team Head Coach Javier Gaspar and former Olympian Ramon “Monchito” Hernandez.
His coaching career began back in 2004 at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and in the semi-pro Puerto Rican League where he coached Veja Baja. He then made the journey to Kansas, where he was named head coach at Colby Community College in 2007 at the age of 25.
Concepción played college volleyball at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez before transferring to Concordia College in New York. In 2002, he was drafted by the San Sebastian Caribes of the Puerto Rico Professional Superior League. He was a member of the Puerto Rico Youth National Team in 1998-1999 that played at international tournaments held in Venezuela and Dominican Republic and also played club with three primary Puerto Rican clubs: Club Vaqueros, Club Torrimar, & Club Arsel.
He earned his Bachelor’s from Ashford University in 2008 followed by an MBA in 2011 and a Doctorate in Psychology specializing in Sport and Performance, from the University of Arizona Global Campus.