INTRODUCING THE ELITE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ESDP)



Jamie Mathieu

Erin Albers

What is the ELITE Skills Development Program?

The Elite Skills Development Program is training run by former Division I volleyball players with the purpose of improving the individual skills of each player on our Girls' GOLD teams. Our skills trainers will work with each player to become better hitters, passers/defenders and servers. Unlike traditional clinics or camps, our Skills Development Program is a SEASON long commitment to our players and offers our trainers the opportunities to learn the tendencies and needs of each player. This knowledge will allow the trainers to tailor their instruction to specifically help each player improve her performance in these three core categories.

Why skills training?

Much of club practice has historically been spent on team drills and game situations. The ESDP trainers will work individually with players, providing additional insight and support for our high level players, helping the GOLD teams to take the next step in their development and enhance the teams competitive edge within the Gateway Region. In 2016-2017, the ESDP will expand to also provide training to our regional teams. We want to help each player get better. When each player gets better, the team gets better. Also, as our high school age teams begin the college exploration process, we want to assist them with moving their skills to the next level, enhancing the opportunity for them to play in college if they desire.

When do the players train?

Training occurs during existing practice time, requiring little or no additional time commitments from our players and their parents. Training will be skewed heavier to start the season (December - January) to ensure the girls head into the season prepared to play, with monthly training sessions throughout the season.

What is the cost of the Elite Skills Development Program?

The cost is built into a player's club fees. ELITE has always had one of the lowest fee structures in the region, and will continue to do so.

Commitment to Our Players

We cannot guarantee national bids or win / loss records, but we can commit to providing each girl with the training and environment that puts the player and their team in the best position to succeed. With our ESDP, we want each player to finish the season better than where she started. Our training program is not designed solely to benefit ELITE, but rather to improve each player’s abilities. We desire to assist each player in reaching her full potential and reaching the next level of play.

ELITE SKills Development and Our Commitment

ELITE VBC is thrilled to support the Elite Skills Development Program for our GOLD level players. In 2015-2016, ELITE VBC piloted the program and is expanding it in 2016-2017. We are committed to Developing ELITE players. Our club slogan is "Committed to Developing ELITE palyers," and our club motto, “Find a Way. Play Hard. No Excuses,” speak to the value we place on player development. As our cheer goes, "ELITE on 3!"



 
 

TEAMS 2017-18

GIRLS 17U GOLD
GIRLS 14U GOLD
GIRLS 14U NAVY
GIRLS 14U RED
GIRLS 13U GOLD
GIRLS 12U NAVY
GIRLS 11U NAVY

COACHES 2017-18

ERIN ALBERS
ANGIE CALLONI
KIM CHIER
DOUG DICKMANN
BRIAN DORSEY
STEPHANIE HINKLE
TYSON KRAUSS
JAMIE MATHIEU
SUE MCCLURE
DARREN MCLEOD
RACHEL MENCEL
TODD MEYERS
JOANN NELSON
MIGUEL RAMIREZ
JENNY STARK
STEVE STARK
 

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SUE MCCLURE
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RACHEL MENCEL
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