Camp Director, Owner & Coordinator

  • Head Volleyball Coach at Saint Cloud State University 2010 - present
  • Head Volleyball Coach at the College of Saint Benedict (1999-2010)
  • Coach of the Year, Conference Champions and 21st in the nation in 2009
  • NCAA Elite 8 appearance and 5th in the nation out of 450 teams in 2008
  • Assistant Athletic Director at the College of Saint Benedict (2007-2010)
  • 20 years as a Collegiate Coach Division I, II, III
  • Designer of the original Coaches' Cart™

Hello, my name is Michelle Swanson-Blaeser, owner and coordinator of Play Hard Sports, Inc. and designer of The Coaches' Cart™. I am the person you will be in contact with to set up a camp at your school or community center. I am also the Head Volleyball Coach at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. The Blazers are members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) which has consistently had multiple teams ranked nationally in the top 25 each year.

My experiences in volleyball for the past 22 years have ranged from collegiate athlete, high school coach, Junior Olympic coach, director of camps and clinics, designer of The Coaches' Cart™ and a collegiate coach for the past 19 years in Divisions I, II, and III.

Thank you for your interest in having Play Hard Sports, Inc. run your summer volleyball camps. I look forward to working with you this summer!


Role Models for your Athletes

Our coaching staff is comprised of collegiate coaches, collegiate athletes (both men and women), and Junior Olympic coaches. The coaches that will come to your school will be great role models, enthusiastic, motivated, and highly skilled.

Play Hard Sports, Inc. coaches will be in charge of all administrative work, organizing the different skills, drills, and competitions that will be used daily at camp. The coordinator makes sure that the coaches that go to your school will fit your program needs. Any input on different offensive and defensive systems you currently use that you would like to share with Play Hard Sports, Inc. would be welcomed with the intended outcome of making the camp at your school or community center the best it can be. Nearby schools may participate in your camp if you choose.