Next-Level Summer Training Info

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As a response to our club members seeking challenging off-season training, we are excited to announce new summer training options. This accelerated training at the Xtreme, Select Placement [SP], and Advanced Placement [AP] levels will be position-based and offered to our club members by special invite [and approved area athletes with similar skill and experience].  

  • Training levels will consider each athlete’s age, prior experience & skill level related to their primary position[s].  
  • Player movement between levels is achievable when criteria are met for the next [higher] level as evaluated by our AP Lead instructors.
  • Note that these clinics are finite in size have MINIMUM participation levels. Early registration is STRONGLY recommended.
  • If you are a non-Triangle athletes wishing to be considered for placement into one of these programs please click HERE.

Lead Positional Training Instructors [for AP/SP/Xtreme levels]

LIBERO/DS

MIDDLE BLOCKER

PIN HITTER

SETTER

Katie McCullough

Jill Simpson

Tammi Fries & Logan Barber

Alissa McGuire

General Criteria for Program Placement

AP [Advanced Placement]

SP [Select Placement]

Xtreme Level

Classic Level

  • 2022 Athletes age 16&up who participated in Open/USA divisions in 2022 qualifiers, or
  • Prior approval from AP instructor
  • Registration in OASYS SPORTS requires a special access code and program is not open to the general public.
  • 2022 Athletes age 16&up who participated in divisions other than Open/USA at 2022 qualifiers, or
  • 2022 Athletes age 15 who participated in Open/USA/Liberty divisions in 2022 qualifiers, or
  • 2022 Athletes age 14 who participated in Open/USA in 2022 qualifiers, or
  • Prior approval from AP instructor
  • Registration in OASYS SPORTS requires a special access code and program is not open to the general public.
  • 2022 Athletes age 15 who participated in divisions other than Open/USA/ Liberty at 2022 qualifiers, or
  • 2022 Athletes age 14 who participated in divisions other than Open/USA divisions in 2022 qualifiers, or
  • 2022 Athletes age 13 who participated in Open/USA divisions in 2022 qualifiers, or
  • 2022 Athletes age 12 who participated in Open/National divisions at 2022 qualifiers, or
  • Prior approval from AP instructor
  • Registration in OASYS SPORTS is open to the public; teaching content will be directed towards athletes meeting the specific Xtreme criteria.
  • Regional Club Team players, or
  • Middle or High School team playing experience, or
  • Prior YVP/Classic All Skills experience recommended.
  • Registration in OASYS SPORTS is open to the public.

 

General Information for the AP and SP clinics

  • Placement Criteria - We have established general and position-specific criteria for inclusion into SP and AP clinics. There will be rare exceptions to these criteria, but there is an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the next level criteria for advancement.
  • AP and SP Clinics are affordably priced and registered for individually (this is not a series). Note: Our summer camp member discount or early-bird pricing does NOT apply to AP and SP clinics.
  • SP and AP programs are "code-access only" programs. They are not visible in OASYS SPORTS without the special access code. D Those with the code should not share the code with others. Anyone with knowledge of an athlete believed to be a fit in either SP or AP, can notify the positional AP lead.
  • AP and SP PIN HITTERS: due to the size of the group this is the one position being offered twice per week. The subject matter each week will remain the same between the two clinics. It is strongly recommended that you sign up once per week for the day/time that best suits your schedule. Those who wish to attend at the same time as another athlete due to carpool reasons need to arrange that in advance to registering.

General Information about XTREME level clinics:

  • The intent of Xtreme clinics are to offer supplemental training to athletes who have mastered fundamentals. This summer we aim to reestablish this expectation by introducing and training next level concepts in Xtreme vs. addressing fundamentals for those still needing foundational level of training [i.e. Classic]. Key to our ability to accomplish this goal is our coaching assignments for Xtreme clinics. Xtreme clinics (*for the specific dates indicated) will be led by our AP/SP lead clinicians.
  • XTREME clinics are open entry in OASYS Sports (they have been already existing) and your club member summer camp discount applies (see below).

AP/SP/Xtreme* Coaching Staff - Instructors are positional experts. AP positional leads will oversee nearly all Xtreme*, and all SP and AP clinics to ensure positional competencies are met to progress athletes through levels and to ensure that teaching standards are upheld at all levels.

Libero/DS: Katie McCullough   |   Middle Blockers: Jill Simpson   |   Pins: Logan Barber and Tammi Fries   |   Setters: Alissa McGuire

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LIBERO/DS – Position-Specific Criteria by level

ADVANCED [AP]

SELECT [SP]

Consistently passing a 2.0 or above in serve receive/comfortable taking up to half of the court in serve receive.

Consistently passing a 1.6 or above in serve receive

Ability to comfortably/efficiently move from base to read in all 3 backrow positions and know exactly where you are on the court.

Ability to comfortably/efficiently move from base to read in Left and Middle back.

Ability to put up consistent 5x5 O-O-S [out-of-system] sets with both platform and hands

Ability to put up a consistently hittable 2nd ball with platform.

Knowledge of defense responsibilities for all main defensive systems (i.e. perimeter, rotation, man up, etc.).

Knowledge of defense responsibilities in perimeter defense (middle and left back) & understanding basic serve receive options for passers.

Comfortable passing/digging outside of the body (both sides) and comfortable making emergency moves (diving) in any direction.

Comfortable passing/digging within body frame and comfortable making emergency moves (diving) to the side.

Ability to read and understand opponents' offense and defense during play to give teammates more information.

 

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 14, 28; 12noon-1:30pm and July 6, 13, 20, 27; 4-5:30pm

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 14, 28; 2-3:30pm and July 6, 13, 20, 27; 6-7:30pm

XTREME

CLASSIC

Consistently passing a 1.2 or above in serve receive.

Basic defense knowledge of positioning on court and body posture.

Understanding where the correct base and defense locations are for left back and middle back.

Basic ball control skills.

Consistently settling the ball high to the middle of the court.

 

Ability to comfortably pass midline and understanding the difference between a high and low platform.

 

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 30; July 6, 19, 21, 26, 29 (these are the only XTREME sessions we can assure AP Positional lead will serve as instructor)

 

 

MIDDLE BLOCKER - Position-Specific Criteria by level

ADVANCED [AP]

SELECT [SP]

Extremely competent in all blocking, transition, and approach footwork

Competent in all blocking, transition, and approach footwork

Ability to attack a minimum of 5 different middle sets effectively (i.e. 1's, 3's, 6's, slides, inside slides, gap/push)

Ability to attack 1s, 3s and slides effectively

Capable of quickly deciding when and why each attack is used

Understand when and why each attack is used

Effectively read opposing setters to close and block quickly

Capable of pressing over the net and blocking both pins

Ability to run middle attacks when out of system

Ability to run middle attacks in transition

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 24; 10-11:30am and July 1, 12, 15, 22, 29; 10-11:30am

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 24; 11:30am-1pm & July 1, 12, 15, 22, 29; 11:30am-1pm

XTREME

CLASSIC

Basic understand of blocking, transition, and approach footwork

Basic defense knowledge of positioning on court and body posture.

Ability to run 1s or 2s in the middle, will learn 3s and slides

Basic ball control skills.

Ability to stay behind and open to the setter

 

Ability to run middle attacks in serve receive and in system transition

 

SCHEDULE: June 27; July 17, 19, 21, 26, 29; August 14 (these are the only XTREME sessions we can assure AP Positional leads will serve as instructor)

 

 

PIN HITTER - Position-Specific Criteria by level

ADVANCED [AP]

SELECT [SP]

Extremely competent in attacking techniques (transition footwork, approach angles, timing, spacing, pass to attack vs. no pass to attack, and swings to all parts of the court, etc.)

Consistency with approach and transition footwork as well as attacking abilities from both the left side and right side

Ability to attack from both pins as well as from middle back

Ability to attack sets at different tempos

Ability to attack faster tempo balls as well as balls set in locations other than 4’s and 9’s

Ability to attack from the back row

Ability to use numerous shots (tip, roll shot, throw down the line, high hands, etc.)

Good serve/receive and defensive skills

Ability to read and avoid blockers

 

Ability to perform in serve receive and defense at a high level

 

SCHEDULE [12 sessions, see note]: June 20, 22, 27, 29; 1:30-3pm and July 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; 4-5:30pm

SCHEDULE [12 sessions, see note]: June 20, 22, 27, 29; 3-4:30pm and July 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; 5:30-7pm

XTREME

CLASSIC

Working on approach and swing mechanics when hitting 4’s and 9’s but needing more feedback with form (footwork, spacing, timing, follow through, etc.)

Basic attacking and key terms introduced

Basic knowledge of attack tempo concepts and back row hitting

Basic ball control skills

Beginner level serve receive and defensive skills

 

SCHEDULE: June 29; July 7, 17, 19, 21, 26, 29 (these are the only XTREME sessions we can assure AP Positional leads will serve as instructor)

 

 

SETTER - Position-Specific Criteria by level

ADVANCED [AP]

SELECT [SP]

Extremely competent in jump setting technique (footwork, tracking passes, timing, squaring up, high early hands, strong follow through, staying neutral, etc.)

Consistency with stand setting with 4’s and 9’s (footwork, tracking passes, high hands, follow through, etc.)

Jump setting in practices / matches (focusing on consistency)

Ability to jump set (while still working on technique)

Ability to reverse the flow consistently (past normal range)

Ability to reverse the flow (working on expanding range)

Ability to run middles effectively in transition (past normal range)

Ability to run the middle in transition on good passes (A’s, B’s, C’s, Slides, I’s)

Ability to run tempo outside the 10-foot line (Go’s, 8’s, Slides)

Ability to run tempo inside the 10-foot line (Go’s & 8’s)

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 21, 28; 4:30-6pm and July 6, 13, 20, 27; 4:30-6pm

SCHEDULE [6 sessions]: June 21, 28; 6-7:30 and July 6, 13, 20, 27; 6-7:30pm

XTREME

CLASSIC

Working on form with stand setting with 4’s and 9’s but needing more feedback with form (footwork, tracking passes, high hands, follow through, etc.)

Basic setting technique and key terms introduced

Beginner / no experience in jump setting

Basic ball control

Ability to run 2’s and A’s in the middle (will intro B’s, C’s, and Slides)

 

Beginner level tempo experience (Go’s & 8’s will be introduced)

 

SCHEDULE: June 27; July 6, 19, 21, 26, 29 (these are the only XTREME sessions we can assure AP Positional leads will serve as instructor)

 

Optional/Supplemental Training at the Xtreme level:

TSA Advantage Series (led by Coach Alissa for most dates)

Optional/Supplemental Training: TSA Series (not Advantage level)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES [if applicable]

LIBERO/DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST

MIDDLE BLOCKER

PIN HITTER

SETTER

DSA Advantage Series:

T/TH 6:00-7:30 PM

7/5, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14, 7/19 & 7/21

Powercore Series Level 1

Powercore Series Level 2*

[*requires approval]

Powercore Series Level 1

Powercore Series Level 2*

[*requires approval]

TSA (Classic Level)

TSA Advantage (Xtreme Level