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Developmental Programs

Developmental Beginner volleyball program

Learn fundamental skills (passing, setting, hitting, serving).  Learn to play the competitive game.  Have fun preparing to play in high school, club, and beyond! 

The EDGE offers a summer program as well as programs that run parallel to club season (November to April/May).  We use these programs to prepare inexperienced, or rec-league players for the game of competitive volleyball. 

New this year:  our Li'l EDGE program which we will pilot this winter. Li'l EDGE will focus on 3rd-5th graders who may want to figure out if they love the sport before investing heavily into club, youth leagues, or even our 6/7 month winter/spring developmental program. 

NEW PROGRAM: Li'l EDGE

Li'l EDGE is our new rec-level program for those families with a really young player who wants to try volleyball. But at that age, they may not want to invest the time and money into the developmental program yet. Kids don't always know if they love something until they try it. We're pretty sure we'll get them to love it! This program is targeted toward 3rd-5th graders with no, or only recreation league experience

 

Program Details:

  • Practices are Saturday early afternoons Starting Saturday, Jan 21
  • Nine weeks of skills training and basic rotations. Practice days:
    • Jan 21, 28
    • Feb 4, 11, 25
    • Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
    • Practices are 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • All weekends in March will have an hour of scrimmage at the end. Parents welcome to cheer on their athletes!
  • This is a pilot program so spots are VERY LIMITED
  • Only skipped days are when our club directors are both away at tournaments
  • Coaches are Corissa LaPanse & Walter Anaruk - the Club Director, and Assistant Club Director/Developmental Coordinator respectively
  • Cost is $300/player

Winter-Spring Developmental Program

  • Program for ages 11-14 (5th-8th graders)
  • Boys are welcome! Co-ed program.
  • Season begins in early November and runs to Late April/Early May (depends on final tournament schedule)
  • Qualified CLUB COACHES 
  • Practice twice a week
  • Two to three tournaments
  • Tryouts will determine proper team placement (no cuts)
  • Learn competitive, transitional volleyball:
    • Serve/Serve-receive formations
    • Different offenses and defenses
    • Understand the positions and how they interrelate
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Fee is $1500 for the six month season. All inclusive.
    • Two EDGE practice shirts
    • EDGE Backpack
    • Team poster
    • Tournament entry fees
    • Outside of our program fee, your athlete will need to get an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) membership. It is about $15 for the year.

Due to the growth in our club, court space during the winter/spring program for practice is limited because the program runs at the same time as our club season.  So, we are going to have a smaller limit on the number of developmental players we can accommodate.  
 

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As of Sept 4, this program is full

We always give our email newsletter subscribers early access to registration and our program filled up on the first day.  We never got as far as updating this page, and advertising on social media. 

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Coach Walter Anaruk

Walter Anaruk

Developmental Program Coordinator

Meet Our Developmental Program Coordinator

Walter has been a coach at the EDGE since 2010.  Walter has coached every age of juniors club volleyball from 12s-18s. He has also coached High School, Gold Crown, CYL and recreational level volleyball. 

Walter loves coaching at the developmental level because he has a passion for teaching solid fundamental skills, and instilling a strong mental mindset in young players.  He enjoys watching the light bulbs come on for young players as they learn transitional game flow, rotations, and formations.