Virginia Elite is the premier volleyball club of Northern Virginia. We continuously strive to create the best training environment for not only our club players but area players who choose to train with the best. Our training method is simple - high repetition and high intensity combined with a low player-to-coach ratio allows for an environment conducive to player development. Our main programs during our "off-season" are Summer and Fall Clinics and the Middle School Program, the descriptions below will give you a better idea of what we offer within these programs and will help you to choose what is best for your athlete.
Virginia Elite Summer Clinics
Our Summer Clinics are a great way to keep up with volleyball in a fun and face-paced environment with some of the best coaches in the region! The clinics run over 5 weeks in July and August and during this time we offer three different two-day clinic sessions:
Passing & Defense:
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
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.
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.
High School Prep:
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.
New for the 2018 Summer offerings, we are excited to add 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.
Virginia Elite Fall Clinics
The VA Elite Fall Prep Clinics are open to everyone and are a great opportunity to prepare for the coming club tryouts or to continue your skill development. Athletes will experience a fun, fast-paced environment where VA Elite coaches will instruct and challenge them in both skill and volleyball IQ. We are known for our strong training program, athlete development and fun-filled atmosphere. All of our club coaches will be in attendance running and participating in our fall clinics so come learn from the best trainers and join us this fall!!
The purpose of the prep clinics is for those athletes who are interested in playing club. We think that choosing players and families is a long process, one that you can not really cover in a two hour tryout. These clinics give a chance not only for us to get to know the families and really the athletes, but for the athletes and families to get to know our coaches. During these clinics athletes are encouraged to get to know the coaches and players and gather as much information as possible in order to make an educated decision. Our hope is that when try-outs approach you can decide if you would like to attend our try-outs and if Elite is the right fit for the athlete and parents.
Virginia Elite Fall Middle School Program
The Fall Middle School Program is designed with the athlete in mind. Skill development is the primary focus. Our experienced coaching staff teaches skills and techniques to help promote success both on and off the court. Athletes will learn through high intensity drill progressions designed to maximize ball contact and improve court awareness through game-like situations and competition. The weekday sessions focus on individual skill development, concentrating on the basics of passing, serving, setting, attacking, and defense. The Saturday sessions look to incorporate the individual skills learned during the week into a session designed strictly for game play.
The VA Elite clinics are designed to be a fun and safe learning environment. The player-to-coach ratio is less than 7 to 1, maximizing individual attention. Virginia Elite is consistently recognized as the highest level of girls volleyball in Northern Virginia. Players electing to attend our fall clinics will receive the same technical training our athletes receive during the club season.