January 2018 Training Teams

Jan 5th - March 4th

Please note the practice days being offered as some age groups are in new time slots.  We will be accepting 16 girls per available court.  If we go over our number we will place you on the waiting list.

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9th Grade Practices begin Sunday, January 7th This age group is on a Waiting List as of 12/26
Practices on Sundays 7pm-8:30:
 Practice Days: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
$140
Int/Adv 8th Grade Practices begin Sunday, January 7th This age group is on a Waiting List as of 12/26
Practices on Sundays 7pm-8:30:
 Practice Days: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
$140
Int/Adv 7th Grade Evaluation on January 8th Practices on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:40-6:30:
Practices days: Jan 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Feb 5, 7, 19, 21, 26, 28
No practice on Feb 12 or 14
$220
Int/Adv 6th Grade Evaluation on January 8th Practices on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:40-6:30:
Practices days: Jan 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Feb 5, 7, 19, 21, 26, 28
No practice on Feb 12 or 14
$220
Intermediate 5th Grade Evaluation on January 5th This age group is on a Waiting List as of 12/26
Practices on Fridays 4:40-6:30
 Practices days: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2
$140
 Beginner 5th Grade Evaluation on January 5th This age group is on a Waiting List as of 12/26
Practices on Fridays 4:40-6:30
 Practices days: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2
$140
Intermediate 4th Grade Evaluation on January 5th This age group is on a Waiting List as of 12/26
Practices on Fridays 4:40-6:30
  Practices days: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2
$140
Beginner 4th Grade Evaluation on January 5th This age group is on a Waiting List as of 12/26
Practices on Fridays 4:40-6:30
  Practices days: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2
$140

1st-2nd volleyball 1 hour classes ($60) - Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm
 3rd-4th volleyball 1 hour classes ($60) - Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm

Age Groups: Due to the limitation on entries this session we will be limiting entries in the 6th - 8th grades to Intermediate and Advanced players only. Some players who attend the evaluation and are further behind the larger group skill-wise may be refunded.  This is necessary to run a good practices which relies, in part, on having a similar skill group.

Format:  The Jan-Feb teams will meet for 16 - 24  hours this session depending on the age group.  Practices are usually 1 hour and 50 minutes long and will begin in early January.  The tryout/evaluation day is your 1st practice.  Most practices will be just that, team practices with drills and team concepts being taught along side drills to improve skills.  "Skills days" are dedicated to a specific skill if it is identified as necessary for any of the teams.  There will be no "league games" or tournaments requiring travel but there will be scrimmaging between the groups so we can work on team concepts.  We want to play games but only if we can coach the girls during play so we can correct errors as they happen.  Games for the sake of playing simply isn't our philosophy with this activity.  There will also be a plyometric/conditioning component in many practices. 

Goals:  Each team has a set of goals for the season which will include learning either Rover, Rotation, or Perimeter defense.  Serving, attacking, passing, blocking (where applicable), and setting will be worked on by the entire group.  We will teach a 6-2 offense to most teams and we will at least introduce the group to many of the things they will see in the future.  We want to focus on training at a reasonable price and time commitment.  Our best coaches are committed to this endeavor.  This offering is for players who potentially want to pursue volleyball as a high school sport.  It is not a sign-up and play activity (beginning in the 6th grade) or something to get your daughter out of the house for some exercise.  We want to positively impact girls who think they may pursue volleyball as their future high school sport.  Teams with beginner players will be expected to compete in the same or similar drills and we want to push the more advanced players.  Each player will get out of this what they put into it and feedback has been overwhelming positive even from absolute beginners.  Since wins and losses are not a factor in this activity, it does not matter that everyone is not at exactly the same level but we do have tryout/evaluations to split players into skill groups to help practices run more smoothly.  If you trust us to place your daughter and she plugs in to the activity she will improve. 

Coaches:  This program is being developed and run by Elevation Volleyball Club.  Current and past coaches include Karen Hess, Kim Brewer, Amanda Meadows, Rose Grafton, Cheryl Korfhagen, Omar Elias, Amy Cooper, Beth Lawson, Mike Middendorf, and other guest instructors.  For your daughters volleyball development you're going to be hard pressed to find more knowledgeable coaches than these trainers. We are continually updating this offering to get the most out of our practice time with the girls.  The goal is to give players an opportunity to learn from upper level coaches at a price that is much less than JO's.  To enter 2 full sessions of Express Training (about 5 months) would cost around $500 as opposed to a Regional JO team which costs about $1000-$1500 or a National JO team which costs about $1800-$2600.  The other advantage is not having to travel and you get a National level coach who can commit to this activity because of the schedule.  At the U10-U13 age groups this is a very good option.  By U14's most players who are playing volleyball as their main sport will gravitate toward JO's but not all due to the schedule and costs.  Having a set practice schedule, a great coach, and a facility and staff committed to volleyball ensures that any effort you give will be rewarded with better play and a better knowledge base.

Cost:  The entire balance is due at your evaluation.  Please make checks payable to Elevation.

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