Friday, 15 September 2017

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Volleyball Elite Academy

The top reasons participants like the Elite Academy System. 1.) Each session focusses on a single skill. Each sport has a set of basic skills. Each session is developed to teach, develop and challenge individuals to take their ability in that skill to the next level. 2.) The coach is selected based on their expertise of the skill be taught. Saskatchewan has many excellent coaches and the Academy identifies these coaches. The elite coaches all have one skill that they are the best at coaching and this is the skill that the academy will hire them to instruct. 3.) The variety of coaches makes the system stronger. The academy’s strength is not designed around a single coach it is strong because it is a community of coaches who bring their best skill instruction and share it with athletes. The time commitment for the selected coaches is a single session in a cycle which makes it much easier to get a commitment from these excellent elite coaches who are busy. 4.) The Academy does not require participants to be at every session Athletes should not have to choose a single sport at their young age. Skill development in any sport is transferable which is the justification for flexibility behind the Academy’s design. Academy participants are able to select the sessions they can attend but also allow them to prioritize their time for other important aspects of their lives. 5.) You pay only for the sessions you attend. The Academy flexibility requires the athletes to select and register for the sessions they plan to attend. If life, illness or other aspects of our busy lives do not allow the athletes to attend they will not be charged for the session. It is important that the academy is informed as soon as it is known that the athlete will not attend but they should not be required to pay for a service that they did not receive. There is a balance between flexibility and the need to know the number of attending athletes for planning purposes. This policy is reviewed often but flexibility is a key. 6.) Many athletes today only practice skills in an organized training session. For athletes to become elite they must be willing to take ownership of their own skill development. They have to practice skill outside of organized practice time with coaches. The sessions use individual skill training which the athletes can then use on their own with out a coach to further their development. 7.) The coaching approach is individual skill training allowing different skill level participants to attend the same session The mixing of beginners with elite athletes all level to benefit from this mix. The beginners can see the skills of the more advanced while the advanced athletes can revisit the basic foundation of each skill allowing them to clean up the bad habits they might have developed. The skill of the selected coaches will be shown as they set drills which progressively and creatively allow each individual to challenge their own ability. 8.) The ratio of coach-to-athlete is one coach to 10 athletes. The individualized approach to skill training requires the ratio is kept lower, the 10 to 1 ration is the guideline. All attempts will be made to stick to this ratio. However, sometimes due to the flexibility of the system it is not an exact science. A higher ratio would allow the Academy to offer sessions at a cheaper price but not allow the individualize skill training which is currently the focus. 9.) Athletes are expected to bring their own ball to sessions. Serious athletes need to have the ball of the sport in which they are trying to develop skills. An organized planned session is only one aspect of skill development. A bigger part of skill development is an athlete on their own working on skills and drills that they have tried at the academy sessions. This homework is the only route to elite. Coaches can only show you the way, you have to put in the time and reps. 10.) The Academy is non-political, it is designed to support school, club and association teams. It will never select teams to compete, it develops individual skills. School teams, club teams and association teams all have their approach towards the selection of the athletes who are good enough to make their teams. The Academy does not select teams, it assist the athletes through individual skill training to give them a better chance of making those teams. The Academy does not want to be involved in the politics of the sport it just wants to train individuals in skills. http://ift.tt/2f2GEZz
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The top reasons participants like the Elite Academy System.


    1.) Each session focusses on a single skill.
    Each sport has a set of basic skills.  Each session is developed to teach, develop and challenge individuals to take their ability in that skill to the next level.

    2.) The coach is selected based on their expertise of the skill be taught.
    Saskatchewan has many excellent coaches and the Academy identifies these coaches.  The elite coaches all have one skill that they are the best at coaching and this is the skill that the academy will hire them to instruct.

    3.) The variety of coaches makes the system stronger.
    The academy’s strength is not designed around a single coach it is strong because it is a community of coaches who bring their best skill instruction and share it with athletes.  The time commitment for the selected coaches is a single session in a cycle which makes it much easier to get a commitment from these excellent elite coaches who are busy.

    4.) The Academy does not require participants to be at every session
    Athletes should not have to choose a single sport at their young age.  Skill development in any sport is transferable which is the justification for flexibility behind the Academy’s design.  Academy participants are able to select the sessions they can attend but also allow them to prioritize their time for other important aspects of their lives.

    5.) You pay only for the sessions you attend.
    The Academy flexibility requires the athletes to select and register for the sessions they plan to attend.  If life, illness or other aspects of our busy lives do not allow the athletes to attend they will not be charged for the session.  It is important that the academy is informed as soon as it is known that the athlete will not attend but they should not be required to pay for a service that they did not receive.  There is a balance between flexibility and the need to know the number of attending athletes for planning purposes.  This policy is reviewed often but flexibility is a key.

    6.) Many athletes today only practice skills in an organized training session.
    For athletes to become elite they must be willing to take ownership of their own skill development.  They have to practice skill outside of organized practice time with coaches.  The sessions use individual skill training which the athletes can then use on their own with out a coach to further their development.

    7.) The coaching approach is individual skill training allowing different skill level participants to attend the same session

    The mixing of beginners with elite athletes all level to benefit from this mix.  The beginners can see the skills of the more advanced while the advanced athletes can revisit the basic foundation of each skill allowing them to clean up the bad habits they might have developed.  The skill of the selected coaches will be shown as they set drills which progressively and creatively allow each individual to challenge their own ability.

    8.) The ratio of coach-to-athlete is one coach to 10 athletes.

    The individualized approach to skill training requires the ratio is kept lower,  the 10 to 1 ration is the guideline.  All attempts will be made to stick to this ratio.  However, sometimes due to the flexibility of the system it is not an exact science.  A higher ratio would allow the Academy to offer sessions at a cheaper price but not allow the individualize skill training which is currently the focus.

    9.) Athletes are expected to bring their own ball to sessions.
    Serious athletes need to have the ball of the sport in which they are trying to develop skills.  An organized planned session is only one aspect of skill development.  A bigger part of skill development is an athlete on their own working on skills and drills that they have tried at the academy sessions.  This homework is the only route to elite.  Coaches can only show you the way, you have to put in the time and reps.

    10.) The Academy is non-political, it is designed to support school, club and association teams.  It will never select teams to compete, it develops individual skills.
    School teams, club teams and association teams all have their approach towards the selection of the athletes who are good enough to make their teams.  The Academy does not select teams, it assist the athletes through individual skill training to give them a better chance of making those teams.  The Academy does not want to be involved in the politics of the sport it just wants to train individuals in skills. 

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    Sunday, 10 September 2017

    Volleyball Elite Academy

    Making the Cut Camp August 28 – 31, 2017. The following is the results from the survey sent out to the participants. Nine participants completed the survey. 1. How satisfied were you with the event? Scale ranged from 1 (not very) to 5 (very much) Average Response: 4.5 2. How relevant and helpful do you think it was? Scale ranged from 1 (not very) to 5 (very much) Average Response: 4.25 3. How satisfied were you with: A) The number of days 4.87 B) The difficulty level of the sessions 4.38 C) The activity sessions 4.63 D) The game sessions 4.13 E) Pearls books and systems 4.13 What were your key take aways from this event? Positivity, mental game That I need to strengthen my mental part of setting. Positioning It's all mental Positivity, mental game That im not too short to play but have to work hard. What a coach is looking for. Additional feedback on the camp Wish there were more organized drills The coaching was excellent, and having the books made you think over what you did in that session. Learned and improved so much! Times were great. The 10:00 start was nice for the summer. Darren's wisdom and tips were awesome. It was good, wish I got more feedback though. Wish there were more organized drills pretty solid, good way to get back into volleyball before high school season You should do some camps in Swift Current! The sessions were very helpful and made you think about what you were doing. Would've liked to get more individual coaching especially on serves. The camp as a whole was well planned and had great coaching. The facility was set up nicely for what we were doing. You knew that the coaches opinions were trust worthy and very good to listen to. Excellent camp Darren as always. Thanks I loved this camp! Learned a lot. It was very fun and I learned lots! Thanks to coaches who helped and to all the excellent athletes that participated it was a highly enjoyable event. Coach Darren Cannell
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    Making the Cut Camp August 28 – 31, 2017. Feedback survey results

    Making the Cut Camp August 28 – 31, 2017.
    The following is the results from the survey sent out to the participants.  Nine participants completed the survey.
            How satisfied were you with the event?  
    Scale ranged from 1 (not very) to 5 (very much)

    Average Response: 4.5

                How relevant and helpful do you think it was?
    Scale ranged from 1 (not very) to 5 (very much)

    Average Response: 4.25

             How satisfied were you with:
         The number of days  4.87
               The difficulty level of the sessions 4.38
         The activity sessions 4.63
         The game sessions 4.13
           Pearls books and systems 4.13
    What were your key take aways from this event?
    Positivity, mental game
    That I need to strengthen my mental part of the setting.
    Positioning
    It's all mental
    Positivity, mental game
    That im not too short to play but have to work hard.
    What a coach is looking for.

    Additional feedback on the camp
    Wish there were more organized drills
    The coaching was excellent, and having the books made you think over what you did in that session.
    Learned and improved so much!
    Times were great. The 10:00 start was nice for the summer. Darren's wisdom and tips were awesome.
    It was good, wish I got more feedback though.
    Wish there were more organized drills
    pretty solid, good way to get back into volleyball before high school season
    You should do some camps in Swift Current!
    The sessions were very helpful and made you think about what you were doing.
    Would've liked to get more individual coaching especially on serves.
    The camp as a whole was well planned and had great coaching. The facility was set up nicely for what we were doing. You knew that the coaches opinions were trust worthy and very good to listen to.
    Excellent camp Darren as always. Thanks
    I loved this camp! Learned a lot.
    It was very fun and I learned lots!

    Thanks to coaches who helped and to all the excellent athletes that participated it was a highly enjoyable event.

    Coach Darren Cannell

    Friday, 8 September 2017

    The Elite Academy

    Http://canadianeliteacademy.com







    We continue to dream up new academies...any ideas?  comments?

    Thursday, 7 September 2017

    The Basketball and Volleyball Elite Academy.


    Two Academies designed to help interested athlete advance their skills in their chosen sport.  The sessions use individualize skill training which will help athletes in their quest to push their skills to the next level.  The academies do not form teams, recruit or become involved in sports politics.  The academies teach skills which the athletes can then take and use in their tryouts, school teams, club teams, and their future.  The Volleyball Elite Academy’s Head Coach is Dr. Darren Cannell.  The Basketball Elite Academy’s Head Coach is Scott Hundseth.  Both head coaches will seek the best coaches to teach each of the skills being taught in the different sessions.
    Want to know more:  Http://canadianeliteacademy.com

    Phone: 306-361-5206

    Volleyball Elite Academy

    Short notice: We are announcing a Setter's Cycle. It runs at the same time as the Attack Cycle. If you are a Volleyball setter this is a great session to get a lot of setting reps. http://ift.tt/2vP7rDb
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    Monday, 4 September 2017

    A Brand to Remember a Brand to Trust

    Volleyball Elite Academy

    Ten reasons why one should take sessions at the Basketball Elite Academy? Reason 1: Head Coach Scott Hundseth (the all-time 5A hoops record holder for the most city titles in a row) Reason 2: Scott Hundseth will select the best coaches he knows to instruct each of the individual skills Reason 3: This is a non-political skill training academy. No recruiting for clubs, school or any other teams will occur at the sessions. Reason 4: The sessions are designed around a single skill and will allow individuals to reach the next level in their sport. Reason 5: Basketball Elite Academy is part of the Elite Academy system which gives particpants access to many support systems Reason 6: Each participants must purchase their own ball to allow them to practice on their own away from coaches Reason 7: The level of instruction is adapted to challenge all individuals along their journey of skill development Reason 8: There is no league, extended game play or team selection attached to the sessions. (it is skill development) Reason 9: The approach used is a time tested individual skill development structure which is a combination of hands on and virtual feedback. Reason 10: Membership in the Elite Academy system gives you access to Basketball, Volleyball, Artist, Academic, Language and other future academies.
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    Ten reasons why one should take sessions at the Basketball Elite Academy?


    Reason 1:  Head Coach Scott Hundseth (the all-time 5A hoops record holder for the most city titles in a row)
    Reason 2:  Scott Hundseth will select the best coaches he knows to instruct each of the individual skills
    Reason 3:  This is a non-political skill training academy.  No recruiting for clubs, school or any other teams will occur at the sessions.
    Reason 4: The sessions are designed around a single skill and will allow individuals to reach the next level in their sport.
    Reason 5: Basketball Elite Academy is part of the Elite Academy system which gives participants access to many support systems
    Reason 6:  Each participant must purchase their own ball to allow them to practice on their own away from coaches
    Reason 7:  The level of instruction is adapted to challenge all individuals along their journey of skill development
    Reason 8:  There is no league, extended game play or team selection attached to the sessions. (it is skill development)
    Reason 9:  The approach used is a time tested individual skill development structure which is a combination of hands on and virtual feedback.

    Reason 10:  Membership in the Elite Academy system gives you access to Basketball, Volleyball, Artist, Academic, Language and other future academies. 


    Thursday, 31 August 2017

    Volleyball Elite Academy

    I am seeking Mature volleyball coaches who would be willing to play volleyball with the athletes in mock games...tonight at 6-8 ...elite academy camp is on it's last day and the athletes would think it is cool to have the opportunity to play with mature experienced athletes. If you are interested contact me
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    Monday, 21 August 2017

    Volleyball Elite Academy

    Free Summer Pick up Beach Volleyball has two more days...Tuesday and Thursday of this week from 2-4 at Father Robinson School Beach...Bring a friend and let us play some volleyball.
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    Thursday, 10 August 2017

    The Elite Academy Growth

    It started small and it continues to grow.  

    Basketball Basic Cycle is starting in September and will function like the volleyball academy.  https://www.universe.com/basketballbasiccycle

    The Making the Cut Camp on August 28-31 is almost full it has about four more sports  https://www.universe.com/makingthecut
    The Volleyball Basic Cycle will run in September  https://www.universe.com/volleyballbasiccycle
    The Volleyball Attack Cycle a little bit more advanced  https://www.universe.com/attack
    September Jump Training  https://www.universe.com/septemberjump


    Stay tuned for future events and the changes to the Virtual Locker Room
    Also coming soon..  Artist Elite Academy  Academic Elite Academy and Language Elite Academy

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    Volleyball Elite Academy

    Anybody going to the Saskatoon ex? If you are in the art display...send me a picture of my wolf...I drew it on the iPad...I would like to see how it looks on display as I do not think I will get there this year.
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