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Youth Academy

 

 

VOLT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: 


Northwestern Mutual of Fargo

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

VOLT Academy is a beginner program designed for 3rd – 5th graders, interested in learning and playing the game of volleyball. VOLT is focused on teaching young volleyball players basic athletic movements, while introducing fundamental volleyball skills, and preparing them for competitive, game play.

  • Coaching Staff: Certified VOLT Coaches
  • Who: 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
  • Where: Courts Plus, Rustad Recreation Center and area schools
  • Timeline: 90-minute sessions

VOLT Academy is focus on players getting more touches by playing 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4 – maximizing the opportunities for individual skills and drill work

We encourage players to go through the academy for at least 2 sessions before being placed on a VOLT team prior to 6th grade.


ACADEMY SCHEDULE - SPRING SESSION 2024

VOLT ACADEMY is back in action for SPRING 2024!

Please note that the Academy program is designed for players entering grade 3-5 and have an interest in being apart of the VOLT Volleyball program as they approach the 12's level.  If 10-11U player(s) is interested in trying out for a team in the Fall 2024, we highly suggest participants join SPRING or SUMMER Academy for proper assessment and skills training.  If your player is planning to attend a 11-12U tryout, we do recommend attending the SPRING or SUMMER Academy sessions.
 
  • COST:  $300.00 + cost of volleyball if needed ($40.00)
  • CAMP LOCATION: courts plus, 3491 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58104

 

Practices will start the week of March 4 and end the week of April 29th. 

  • There will be 9 sessions and the final Tournament / Scrimmage VOLT Day of Fun Event
  • VOLT Day of Fun will either be April 26 or May 3 from approximately 5:00-8:00 p.m.   

 

NEW VOLT ACADMEY Participants (FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS) - practices @ courts plus:

  • MONDAY: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • TUESDAY:  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY:  6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

 

RETURNING Participants (VOLT ACADEMY RETURNERS) - practices @ courts plus:

  • MONDAY:  6:15 p.m.  - 7:45 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY:  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • THURSDAY:  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Once registration is complete, parents/guardians and participants will have access to their assigned Academy schedule via SportsEngine.  SportsEngine will provides the team practice schedule, chat feature, and contact information to coaches. 


Academy Skill Development

Prior to advancing to 11-12U programming, we are evaluating the following skills throughout our Academy sessions.  We highly recommend attending at least two Academy sessions prior to the competitive 11-12U program.

  • Serving consistently behind the legal 12U end line
  • Movement to the ball in serve receive
  • Game strategy - players looking to make (3) contacts prior to sending the ball back to the opposing team
  • Over-head contact / ability to downball over the net

Looking for the next Academy program....

VOLT runs 3-4 Academy session throughout the year, season by season.  Communication regarding the next Academy registration will be posted to social media and the VOLT website.  

  • FALL  (September - December)
  • WINTER / SPRING  (February - May)
  • SUMMER  (June - August)