Youth Practice Team Information: Register WIZARD VOLLEYBALL Youth Practice programs are designed to establish a volleyball career path for athletes – starting at a very young age or with no volleyball experience, then progressing to playing competitively in our elite club teams or in middle/high school and; finally helping them prepare for the pinnacle of their volleyball careers – college and beyond. There are two components of WIZARDS Youth and Practice Program offerings:
- Instructional youth practices are offered in Spring, Fall and Summer. Programs are open to ages 5 to 17 years old (girls and boys).
- Competitive 18 and Under Program which competes locally, regionally or nationally depending on the level of the teams.
Practice Team: Wizard Youth or Practice team are designed with beginners and intermediates in mind. Intermediates can benefit from our program through proper technique progressions, skill execution and repetition. No experience necessary.
Wizard Mini’s 6 to 12 years – The program’s focal point is fun and enjoyment; at the same time developing agility, hand eye coordination, body movement and ball control work. Team play is incorporated with motor learning and skill development. This is a great way to hone skills or prepare for school or 12 & Under club tryouts.
Wizard Volleyball undecided 12 – 17 Years Old: For those who want to keep their skills sharp, cannot commit to playing club volleyball or just want additional training. The first portion of each session will cover instruction-based drills then progress to competitive play where athletes will be divided into teams. Competitive game play situations are the norm and rotations are introduced.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Wizards Training Camps/Clinics and club teams?
Clinics and camps are purely instructional in nature. Although there are some competitive elements incorporated so that participants learn the game play aspect of volleyball (short court games, cooperative drills, etc). Participants do not compete on a team.
Club/Travel volleyball (or Junior Olympic Volleyball) is the heart and soul of Wizard Volleyball Academy. This is the competitive arm of our club. Participants must tryout for a team in July – Sept; begin training end of October and compete against other regional or national teams for 4-6 months after that. This is not a recreational league. Information about our tryouts process and dates are normally posted by May/June of each year.
What are the age groups for Spring & Fall Camps?
Our instructional clinics are open to participants 6 -17 years old (or 2nd-10th grade), no prior experience necessary. We group participants according to age and/or skill level during the first week. We then adjust participants to the appropriate groups depending on how they progress each week. The group they will work with may vary from week to week. We welcome all grades who do not have club experience but desire to make their Middle school or High school Freshman or JV teams. Our instructional clinics are designed with beginners and intermediates in mind. Intermediates can still benefit from repetitions through skill progressions and technique adjustments. We adjust our instruction based on the skill level of our participants. All players are accepted, regardless of background in the sport. We group players based on their abilities and/or appropriate age group during the first session and adjust accordingly as they progress.
What equipment does my child have to bring to the clinics?
Any athletic attire is ok – t-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes. Kneepads are recommended. Any brand of soft knee pads available at your local sports store is acceptable. Please make sure your child has ample hydration (water or sports drinks are ok) at each session.
What does the instructional program entail?
Part of Wizard Volleyball’s success is its coaching methods and philosophy. We believe in technique progressions and high repetitions. We insist on doing each skill repetition the correct way every time. Everyone, regardless of skill level, will start off with core drills that emphasize the basic fundamental skills of volleyball. Each week, we focus on one particular skill set, then build upon it each session. We end each training session with competitive game play. Towards the end of the program, participants compete against each other in different competitive formats.
if you are ready to sign up: REGISTER HERE