MS Camp with Derek Schroeder
One day, general skills camp for players in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
Monday August 3 9:00a - 3:00p; Register Here
Tuesday August 4 9:00a - 3:00p; Register Here
$80 for each session.
This Middle School Camp is presented by A5 South and run by Head Coach Derek Schroeder of Mercer Women's Volleyball. Alicia Roth, Assistant Coach at Mercer will be working this camp with Derek. We are very excited to have Derek and Alicia in our gym.
If you are middle school age player and you want to know what it's like to train with a Division I college coach, this is the camp for you.
These clinics are open to all and are only limited by school grade level/age as indicated above.
Derek Schroeder was named Mercer’s head indoor and beach volleyball coach on July 25, 2017. He is the 12th head coach in Mercer indoor volleyball history and the second in Mercer beach volleyball history. He continues his indoor volleyball coaching with a 209-137 career record, including a 40-51 Mercer record. With the 14 wins in the 2019 season, his winning percentage improves to a .604%.
In his third season with the Mercer Bears, head coach Dex Schroeder led the Bears to a 14-17 overall record, 6-10 in the SoCon. He recorded his 200th career win on Sept. 14 against Tennessee State with a 3-1 final. His 40th with as Mercer’s head coach came in the 2019 Southern Conference quarterfinals when the No. 6 Bears upset the No. 3 Western Carolina Catamounts in five sets. It would be the second time in program history that the Black and Orange would advance to the conference semifinals. He also led the Bears to back-to-back Southern Conference team sweeps when the Bears swept Wofford (Oct. 25) and The Citadel (Oct. 26). This is the first time in Mercer recorded history that this has happened.
In just his second year of being the head coach at Mercer, Schroeder led the No. 4 Bears to the Southern Conference semifinals match for the first time in program history after defeating No. 5 Wofford, 3-0. The Black and Orange recorded a 16-13, 8-8 SoCon record for the 2018 season.
Schroeder led the 2017-18 Bears to a 10-21 season. No. 8 Mercer defeated No. 9 The Citadel in the elimination bracket of the SoCon tournament before falling to No. 1 ETSU.
Alicia Roth was named the Mercer volleyball assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in March 2020. Roth most recently stood as the head volleyball coach at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colo. where she lead the team to the 2019 SCAC Team Sportsmanship Award. In her three years at JWU, she also served as the Senior Woman Administrator, oversaw the student-athlete advisory committee, and stood as an Athletic Coaching and Administration professor.
Prior to her time at Johnson & Wales, Roth stood as the associate head coach at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Her career in collegiate coaching began at Campbell University, where she served as the graduate assistant working with Fighting Camels’ defensive players and overseeing summer camps.
Roth was the defensive specialist at Samford University for four years under Derek Schroeder. She helped lead the team to the 2011 Southern Conference Championships and to a NCAA Tournament appearance.