Lakeside Volleyball Club has seen its largest growth in membership over the past 12 months. This growth was due to a number of factors, however the biggest reason for the expansion of our club is from the number of programs we now offer to all age groups.
If you are thinking about joining one of LVC’s programs this coming summer, please take a quick look at the descriptions of each program below to get a better sense of what you can expect from each program and what we will expect of the athletes as well.
Our Academy program is now in its third year and the program continues to expand its breadth and depth. The Academy is designed for kids that are either new to the game of volleyball and have never played before, have played casually with friends in a back yard or local park, have joined an elementary school volleyball team but don’t really know too much about the game and it’s rules, or for kids that have been involved in learning the fundamentals of the game previously but need some extra work with the basics in order to move on to a more competitive environment. There is something for every kid to learn in our Academy, regardless of what you have learned previously with other clubs or within our club as well.
Expectations of the Kids: This is the perfect spot for those wanting to learn the proper techniques of communication, movement, footwork, body position and control, ball handling, serving, passing and volleying. There are elements of offence and defence that are also explored in the Academy program (hitting approach, setting the ball, hitting the ball) but this is not a primary focus of the Academy program. We want the kids to have fun while learning the game the proper way, starting with creating a foundation to build upon.
LVC started offering open training on grass courts in the summer of 2020. These open sessions offered kids from 14U – 18U an opportunity to get back into training and playing volleyball after their indoor season was cut short due to the pandemic. During these 60-minute sessions, athletes participated in warmup drills, team drills, skill development techniques in all aspects of the game, individual and team competitions and much more. We are doing it all again this summer!
Expectations of the Athlete: These training sessions are well suited for:
PT sessions are geared towards those that are looking for extra time to focus on their personal skill development outside of the group or team training setting. Breaking down elements of each individuals skill set and knowledge of volleyball is a key aspect of a PT session with an LVC coach. Athlete’s are welcomed to present their instructor with any number of areas of focus within the game to work on during each session. If the athlete would simply prefer the instructor to create a program for them to work through, then that is what we will do!
Expectations of the Athlete: Come to your training session with a positive mindset. The session was requested by you, the athlete, so bring your energy and enthusiasm to training, ask questions, communicate feedback, accept feedback, and be present. Let’s get the most out of the time we have together.
If you have any questions about any of the information above, or are unsure of where your child/you should pursue a program with Lakeside Volleyball Club, please reach out to use at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help guide you in the right direction.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Lakeside Volleyball Club Team