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USAV MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED:  In addition to the program cost, players need a current 2014-15 USAV (USA Volleyball) membership: $27 for a Limited Jr Membership; for players who turn 11 on or after 9/1/2014 there is a $15 U11 Youth Membership. USAV memberships run from Nov2014-Oct2015. You cannot participate in this program if you are a current member of another volleyball club.  Follow this link to register.

LITTLE SPIKERS (2nd-4th grade girls & boys):
Little Spikers focuses on introducing players to volleyball through a series of fun games that emphasize movement on the court and an introduction to ball handling skills. We have players who have come back to our Little Spiker program for several series over the years. Little Spikers uses USAV-approved volleyballs specially designed for this age group that are lighter and somewhat softer to  land more gently on young players' arms.
 

YOUTH SKILLS SERIES (4th & 5th grade boys & girls)
Our Youth Program is a new program designed primarily for new or returning players who want to develop a great skill base in a pre-middle school environment. We found that some 4th graders would benefit from a program beyond Little Spikers and many 5th graders are not quite ready for our middle school program. This program is also suitable for more experienced younger players who are ready for a new challenge. The Youth program uses Molten VB-U12 Youth volleyballs, used by USAV U12 teams. These balls are a little lighter which helps younger players without as much strength develop good technique. 


REQUIRED FORMS
Please bring the following forms with you to the first date of the session:
  1. Complete the 2015 USAV Player Medical History and Release Form with parent signature.
  2. Complete the PSR Lystedt Concussion Waiver Form with parent signature.

SESSION 2: MARCH/APRIL PROGRAMS (2015 Information for Reference only) Check back for updates

Sunday Programs at Roosevelt HS - 1.5hrs/6wks  - $135
Session 2: March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26

Little Spikers 2a: Sundays 11:30-1pm
Little Spikers 2b: Sundays 1-2:30pm

Youth Program 2a: Sundays 11:30-1pm
Youth Program 2b: Sundays  1-2:30pm
*NEW* Youth Program 2d: Sundays 2:30-4pm

Wednesday Programs at Old Lincoln HS (Wallingford) - 1.5hrs/6wks  - $135
Session 2: March 4, 11, 18 April 1, 8, 22  (*no clinic on March 25 or April 15)

Youth Program 2c: Wednesdays 5:30-7pm


SESSION 1: JANUARY/FEBRUARY PROGRAMS (2015 Information for Reference only) Check back for updates

Sunday Programs at Roosevelt HS - 1.5hrs/8wks  - $180
Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 1, 8 (note Feb 1 was rescheduled to March 8th due to Superbowl)

Little Spikers 1a: Sundays 11:30-1pm

Little Spikers 1b: Sundays 1-2:30pm

Youth Program 1a: Sundays 11:30-1pm
Youth Program 1b: Sundays  1-2:30pm

Monday Programs at Old Lincoln HS (Wallingford) - 1.5hrs/6wks  - $135
Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23

Youth Program 1c: Mondays 5:30-7pm


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Little Spikers and Youth Volleyball Programs for Girls and Boys
Designed for younger players in grades 2-5 who may be new to volleyball Offered in multi-week sessions. 

  • Each session includes skill development and game play
  • No tryouts or cuts
  • Open enrollment (no pre-requisites)
  • Coach to player ratio is 1:8 or less

In addition to the program cost, players need a current USAV (USA Volleyball) Limited Jr or Youth Membership. Each of these Skills Series for younger players will include a combination of technical instruction and drills and game play.

All facets of volleyball will be taught, including passing/serve receive, hitting, setting, serving, defense (blocking, digging, positioning) and offensive plays. The program is scaled to the needs of the younger player: we use lighter balls, and modified game play.