Our Youth Program Descriptions
All Skills Training:
All Skills Training focuses on individual breakdown for greater learning at a younger age. We cover passing, setting, hitting and serving as our main skills. The 6-8th grade will also work on some blocking techniques. Each session a player attends they will be given more challenging drills to increase their level of play. Participants may attend as many session within a year as they wish. The more training adn breakdown of their skill the better they will become in ball control.
We have two programs in the Sand. Beach Clinics and a Sand Doubles League. At the Clinics you will learn the proper techniques and rules for outdoor play. They are different than indoor. Beach/Sand VB is one of the fastest growing sports in the US, Many collegiate programs have now added a Beach team.The programs will start in May and run through July and possibly August. We will also offer Sand Tournaments during the May to August time frame for both Adults and Youth ages.
Our boys volleyball is growing. Boys can join as early as Kindergarten in our Li'l Digger program, or in any of the All Skills Sessions. Leagues are in option alos. For each League we have we will have a separate Boys League sign up. If you are ever interested in seeing what we have please come watch our boys team for River City at practices or tournaments. They are 9th-12th grade, but we would love to form more teams in age divisions from 12u, 14u, 16u and 18u.
We have two main styles of Camps. Our All Skills Campsand our High School Camps. We offer numerous AS camps during the summer. The AS camps are for kids in grades 3-8th. For many this is still an entry level age, where others have been playing for a few years in club. Those who have club experience are encourage to attend River City Jrs camps. These camps will combine working on fundamental techniques and game aspects. All camps will have players placed in groups according to their skill level. You may attend as many of the camps as you wish. As you continue to attend the level of challenges will move up according to your progression as a player. If you are looking for position specific training we highly suggest our Schools or Position specific camps.
We have a league for every season: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each League has levels to meet the needs of the players. They are designed to meet the skill level and physical and mental maturity of their specific grades.Our leagues our different!!! Our emphasis is on becoming a better player through individual technique and improvement while developing the game aspects. At the youngest of grades we teach the players positions. They will also be coached and encouraged to get three contacts as often as possible at the earliest of grades.
They will learn to play positions and understand the concepts of the game. Players are not "locked" into positions, they are learning how all positions work together. As they progress as players their skill level will define what positions they have the ability to play. Realize players position can change from team to team and season to season, no matter who they play for. Each team is a completely different dynamic of individuals and skill set. Players who learn multiple skills sets will be the best well rounded volleyball players.
Lessons are offered 12 months a year. We have numerous coaches who will give lessons. Our current full time staff for lessons are Deb, Krista and Taelen. You can also book lessons with Hannah Smith (Asst. Director) and Wes Ahl. Two coaches with years of experience.
To book your lesson go to the lesson page. We have a variety of prices depending on the length of the lesson and the number of people in the lesson. We have done lessons from as early as 2nd grade up to adults. From beginner to National team level players. Our schedule normally coincides with the school calendar since the majority of our clients range from grades 2-12. We have conducted lessons for individuals from as far west as California and as far east as Virginia. For those who travel from afar we will try to schedule longer time frames to make your trip as cost effective as possible.
Li'l Diggers along with Camps was one of the first TVA programs started in 2006. Today approximately over 500 Li'l Diggers come through in a single year in the numerous sessions offered. Li'l Diggers is a K-3 program that teaches the fundamentals of the main skills of serving, passing, setting ans spiking. The focus is on learning and having fun.
We have branch of our Li'l Diggers call the Li'l Digger-Big Digger program. It is a child/parent program that is a great learning atmosphere for both. The LD-BD program is offered 3-4 times per year.
As an ACADEMY...we have SCHOOLS! Passing, Setting, Hitting, Serving, and Blocking. This is our camp version of position training. Instead of offering a 2 or 3 day version of position camp we offer schools that meet once and sometimes twice a week for 1 hour. Athletes retain more when they have time between sessions for their brain and bodies to continue to "mentally absorb" what they practiced. Over a 4 week (4 hour) time frame the athletes will adjust the skill at a faster rate and retain the new techniques. Our schools will focus on the break down of the skill to improve each individual.
We can bring the Team Camp to you or you can bring your team to us! We have conducted over 80 "satellite" camps in the Midwest. We design these camps to fit YOUR needs. We do not have a "cookie cutter" design. Each school has different skill levels and abilities that need training specific to YOUR needs. Our camps are inexpensive compared to taking your team to the larger team camps. Contact us to help you improve your program. Email Deb @ email@example.com or Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org