Sunday, 10 December 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

Monday will be in Toronto to try to gain some wisdom from my older sister. It has been a long time since I have had a good visit with my sis and her family and this is it...Looking forward to it, so friends in TO, let us go for coffee.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

Tickets are bought. I will be in Toronto from December 11 until December 15th...look out Sis...here I come.
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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

I will be going to visit my sister in Toronto in December...a long over due visit...She is a grandma to kids I have not even seen...look out TO here I come.
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy Sessions

This is a long post because it has all the Volleyball Elite Academy sessions all in one.
You need to first become a member of the Elite Academy to participate.
November 18th
https://www.universe.com/nov18
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Nine Middle Skills
12 pm - 2 pm Focus Cycle Serving Session Beginner Level
November 25
https://www.universe.com/nov25
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Ten Offside Skills
12 pm - 2 pm Focus Cycle Serving Session High Level
December 2
https://www.universe.com/dec2
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session One Serve Reception and Underhand Pass
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session One Power Backrow
December 9
https://www.universe.com/dec9
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Two Serving
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Two Power Front row
December 16
https://www.universe.com/dec16
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Three Serving
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Three Middle back row
January 13
https://www.universe.com/jan13
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Four Blocking and Coverage
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Four Middle front row
January 20
https://www.universe.com/jan20
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Five Defense and Libero
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Five Offside back row
January 27
https://www.universe.com/jan271
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session six Mental toughness and Nutrition
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session six Offside front row
February 3
https://www.universe.com/feb3
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session seven Overhead Passing and Setting
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session seven Setter back row
February 17
https://www.universe.com/feb17
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session eight Overhead Power skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session eight Setter front row
March 3
https://www.universe.com/mar3
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session nine Middle skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session one Attack Hard
March 10 https://www.universe.com/mar10
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session ten Offside skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session two Attack Smart
March 17
https://www.universe.com/mar17
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session one Underhand pass
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session three Attack Type
March 24
https://www.universe.com/mar24
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session two Attack preparation and attack
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session four Attack Cues
April 14
https://www.universe.com/apr14
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session three Serving
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session five Attack Party
April 21
https://www.universe.com/apr21
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session four Blocking and Coverage
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session one Standing Serve
April 28
https://www.universe.com/apr28
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session five Defense and Libero
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session two Standing Float
May 5
https://www.universe.com/may5
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session six Mental Toughness and Practice
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session three Jump Spin
May 12
https://www.universe.com/may12
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session seven Overhead passing and setting
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session four Jump Float
May 26
https://www.universe.com/may26
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session eight Power skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session five Serve Party
June 2
https://www.universe.com/june2
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session nine Middle skills
12 pm - 2 pm Progressive Drills Session one
June 9
https://www.universe.com/june9
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session ten Offside skills
12 pm - 2 pm Progressive Drills Session two
June 16
https://www.universe.com/june16
10 am - 12 pm Weird Drills
12 pm - 2 pm Progressive Drills Session three

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

Next stop ...Coaching under 15 Boys this Sunday tryout for JCVC Under 15 Boys ... November 4th Centennial High School... Bring your talent.... hope to see you all there.
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Volleyball Elite Academy

Congrats to the St Joseph Junior Boys Team 2 for winning cities and for Team 1 making the top four proud of all the boys and it bodes well for the future of Boys volleyball.
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Monday, 30 October 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

Junior volleyball in the city is at an end...hope to see more players refining their skills before club season at the Volleyball Elite Academy. http://ift.tt/2f2GEZz
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

3 Important Reasons to Use Knee Pads

What do all youths, men and women volleyball players have in common? They all have the need for knee pads. All those who are spending time on volleyball court should wear them.
Why Do You Need Knee Pads?
The purpose of knee pads is to protect meniscus and the patella, or kneecap while playing volleyball. Knee pads also guard the knee against scrapes and burns which could happen during volleyball training or matches.
What Do They Do?
  1. Reduce Injuries
During volleyball training you will do many movements, one of them is diving for a volleyball, which can cause a knee injury. Knee pads can keep you from damaging your patella, surrounding muscles, and ligaments. As reported in the “American Journal of Epidemiology,” a 2005 study of nearly 20,000 student sports seasons revealed a 56 percent decrease in knee injuries in students who wore knee pads in sports such as cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, and softball.
  1. Support Knee
Knee pads offer support to your knees, reducing the chance of overextending the knees or having the knee collapse while exercising. VolleyCountry’s Volleyball Knee Pads include a stretchy sleeve that slides over the leg and covers the back of the knee providing support to the knee muscles and ligaments while protecting the patella. They connect your thigh muscles to your calf muscles on the sides and back of the knee, helping to prevent the knee from hyperextending during strenuous activity.

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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