RATCAMP.com is the official home of the youth portion of Ed Ratledge Volleyball Instruction. Ed offers a unique beach volleyball training experience held across the country during spring and fall and in Orange County, CA during the summer. His instruction is designed to foster strength, skill, and confidence in the game of volleyball. During the summer, Ed runs youth summer camps for serious players who are looking to improve at indoor or beach volleyball. The co-ed camps are highly individualized and consist of a small number of players so Ed can work with each player individually each day. Ed runs CBVA youth tournaments so his players can test their skills. During seasons when no camps are running, Ed is available for private lessons in the Orange County, CA area.
Summer day-camps are for 12-17 year old boys and girls. Players who are slightly younger but well skilled are welcome to try it out and stay if they enjoy it and fit in.
Indoor or beach volleyball experience is required.
Younger players, aged 8-14 or those without competitive experience should look into Ed’s overnighter camp hosted in Big Bear at www.bigbearsportsranch.com
TIME OF DAY: 12:30-3pm.
WHY: * Because playing all summer long costs less, and
promotes more growth than any college camp.
* Because sand leads to fewer injuries than hardwood.
* Because sand leads to greater quickness, higher jumping, and better footwork.
* Bodyboarding or surfing to finish the day is like dessert after a good meal.
GOAL: Ed's goal for the camp is to help create the AVP
players that kick him off the tour in 6 or 7 years.