2021 Summer Programs Announced!
May 10, 2021 Author: Webmaster
We are pleased to announce that our 2021 Summer Clinic Registration is NOW OPEN!! As of right now, space is extremely limited in order to maintain the ability to properly adhere to all guidelines and safely conduct our training activities. Space may increase if COVID guidelines allow but a capacity increase is not guaranteed.
Please ensure you register online to secure your spot as we cannot guarantee space will be added at a later time or if sessions are sold out.
We are deeply committed to adhering to all relevant guidelines for the safety of all athletes and our staff. We have made many changes to our protocols in response to the pandemic and we invite you to review these protocols on our website.
To review the summer information and to register, click here!
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For the 2021 Summer clinics, we will be offering the following skills clinics sessions:
Defense & Passing (MS & HS Sessions Available)
During these sessions, players will learn the fundamentals of passing and defense. The passing portion will focus on all aspects of receiving serve, including platform control, reading the server, correct footwork/movement, and quality repetitions. On the defensive side, players will have the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of being a defender, digging a variety of attacks, reading hitters and defensive situations. In addition, players will receive enhanced instruction through instant video and photo sessions with the Virginia Elite Staff.
Attacking & Blocking (MS & HS Sessions Available)
Players electing to attend these sessions will learn the fundamental techniques of hitting. Approach footwork, arm swing mechanics, reading blockers, and reading a set will all be taught and reviewed through many repetitions during the session. Additionally, instruction will be provided for specific hitters such as middle blockers, outside hitters, and right side hitters. Blocking will also be covered through proper footwork, body position and technique above the net to help athletes develop their blocking skills. In addition, players will receive enhanced instruction through instant video and photo sessions with the Virginia Elite Staff.
Setting (MS & HS Sessions Available)
These sessions are conducted in conjunction as part of our skills sessions for attacking and defense. Over the course of two days, players will learn and enhance their technique through a variety of setting drills focusing on the technical aspects of setting. Players will receive specific instruction on setting technique, hand positioning, and footwork patterns. Players will also receive training in advanced setting such as running offenses, decision-making, and the role of a setter inside a team system. In addition, positional hitters will be brought in to work with the setters to provide an opportunity to demonstrate the technique learned throughout the camp as well as learning to set in transition situations. Finally, players will receive enhanced instruction through instant video and photo sessions with the Virginia Elite Staff.
Serving (All Ages)
There is only one isolated skill in volleyball that you are completely in control of: serving! Our one-hour serving clinics are designed to help any athletes of any level improve the technique and accuracy of their serving. The coaching staff will cover the technical aspects of serve mechanics, along with some tactical and decision-making processes, to develop your serving effectiveness. We will go over three main serve styles which include: standing float, jump float, as well as jump top spin. Utilizing various types of feedback and learning cues, athletes are sure to walk away with an increased tactical and technical knowledge of the serving game!
Libero (HS Sessions Available)
The one day Libero and Defensive Specialist clinics will focus on serve receive and defensive techniques. Athletes will be instructed on body position, footwork, movement skills, platform, overhead digging, contact, and other digging techniques. The clinics are open to all high school aged athletes with some knowledge of the fundamentals of ball control and defense. We also welcome all players of other positions searching for improvement of ball control and defensive skills. These positions would include Outside and Middle Hitters interested in improvement backcourt skills to further their proficiencies as a six rotation player. No club affiliation is necessary!
High School Prep
Wrapping up our summer program, Virginia Elite is offering High School Prep Sessions for players wishing to fine-tune their skills or simply “shake off the rust” before the start of their high school season. Players will receive a thorough review of all skills and they will have the opportunity to go through MANY repetitions to best prepare themselves for their team tryouts in the following weeks. No club affiliation is necessary and players can attend as an individual or bring their high school teams!! The goals for these sessions are to provide one last opportunity for players to train before they transition to their high school season. In addition, players will receive enhanced instruction through instant video and photo sessions with the Virginia Elite Staff.
College Prep (Also Available to HS Athletes with Experience)
For the 2021 Summer offerings, we are excited to bring back our College Prep Sessions for players wishing to fine-tune their skills or get more reps before they head off to their respective collegiate programs. Players will be instructed by Jason Kozak, a 16 year veteran of collegiate coaching, who will provide an advanced/intermediate level environment focused on high repetition, fast paced drills. No club affiliation is necessary and this program is also open to advanced level high school athletes as well.