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Camps & Clinics

Defensive Foundations and Techniques

Defensive Foundations and Techniques


This clinic will provide an introduction to individual defensive keys and principles, with an emphasis on learning and utilizing variations of the “dig”.

  • Review optimal defensive posture

  • Run through vs. diving

  • Dig variations: overhead dig, scoop, sprawl, etc.

Long sleeves are highly recommended!


About Rachel


Rachel Hinojosa hails from Houston, Texas and has a background in volleyball as a setter/DS. She has played club volleyball at The University of Texas and has been coaching the sport since high school. With 12 years of coaching experience at various high schools across Texas, Delaware, and California, Rachel has been a valuable asset to the Davis HS volleyball program since 2019, where she assists with the girls' team. Currently in her third season, she serves as the head coach for the boys' team.

Clinics are $25 per session and discounted for current Five Starz players. Rachel also has a discount code for DHS boys players.


Clinic Date:

Fridays 4/19


Clinic Times:

12U-14U 7:00-8:00 pm

15U-18U 8:00-9:00 pm



Emerson Junior High School

2121 Calaveras Ave, Davis, CA 95616

Please enter from Humboldt Dr - behind the school

Remaining Spring 2024 Advanced Positional Clinics:

April 26: Maddie Gleason, Blocking

May 3: Kelly Newson, Topic TBD

May 10: Ruth Lawanson, Hitting Technique

May 17: Ruth Lawanson, Topic TBD

Questions? Reach out to

April Donald

Club Director