MVP United Monthly Lessons

LESSONS FOR 3RD - 12TH GRADE ATHLETES

MVP United Lessons are open to any athlete who would like to elevate their level of play!

Our monthly lessons offer year-round training for volleyball players in Siouxland and the surrounding areas. From small groups to camps, we offer specialized and general skills training for volleyball players wishing to take their game to a higher level. Our lessons provide consistent training for our players, with standardized drills and philosophies to help our athlete's development transition smoothly from year to year. 


February Lesson Information.

The cost for our February Session (4 lessons/session) is $90. Registration will open at 7am on Monday, January 25th.  All registrations must come though our website. (CLICK ON LINK ABOVE) The lesson spots fill quickly so plan to register early to increase your chance of getting into the lesson(s) of your choice.  A confirmation e-mail with lesson rosters and details will be sent by 9pm on Sunday, January 31st.

All lessons will be held at the CNOS Fieldhouse Building in North Sioux City, SD (300 Centennial Drive).

The United Sports Academy has implemented multiple safety measures to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  The specific protocol we will be following will be included in the confirmation email sent to athletes/families.

Which level lesson you should sign your daughter up for?   

We have put together a reference key below to help.  Even if you have been involved in Coach Pruett’s lessons before, it is important that you read through the following description of the levels and sign your daughter up for the one that best fits her age/grade & experience at the current time.  It is important that athletes have a thorough understanding of the basic fundamentals of the specific skill being taught at an age/skill appropriate level before signing up for a more advanced class.  Coach Pruett will let athletes know when he feels it would be beneficial for them to progress on to lessons above their actual age/grade level.

VOLLEYTOTS - Athletes in K - 2nd grade

LEVEL 1 - Athletes in 3rd - 4th grade. 

LEVEL 2 - Athletes in 5th - 6th grade who have previous lesson training and/or some club experience. (Athletes in 7-8th grade who have not had much lesson training or Club experience may be a good fit in this level as well)

LEVEL 3 - Athletes in 7th - 8th grade who have previous lesson training and/or some club experience.

LEVEL 4 - Athletes in 9th - 12th grade who have previous lesson experience and/or High School and Club experience. 

 

FEBRUARY LESSON DESCRIPTIONS, DATES & TIMES

LEVEL 1 ALL SKILLS (Grades 3-4)

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Smith
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Practice, Practice, Practice is the name of the game! Our All Skills lessons will focus on technique training in all areas (serving, passing, setting & attacking). We will breakdown the fundamentals of each skill in these lessons. 
 

LEVEL 2 ATTACK & BLOCK (5th-6th Grade)

INSTRUCTOR: Marty King
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Level 2 Attack & Block lessons will focus on healthy arm swing mechanics and footwork for an effective approach
 

LEVEL 2 DIG, PASS & SERVE (5th-6th Grade)

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Smith
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Level 2 passing will cover individual passing skills such as: feet to ball movement, proper platform and consistency.  In addition, Level 2 serving will focus on teaching athletes the proper fundamentals of overhand serving and focus on consistent movement for accuracy.

LEVEL 3 ATTACK & BLOCK (7th-8th Grade)

INSTRUCTOR: Marty King
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Level 3 Attack & Block lessons will focus on healthy arm swing mechanics, and footwork for an effective approach and how to read the defense.
 

LEVEL 3 DIG, PASS & SERVE (7th-8th Grade)

INSTRUCTOR: Marty King
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Level 3 passing will cover individual passing skills such as: feet to ball movement, proper platform and consistency.  In addition, Level 3 serving will focus on teaching athletes the proper fundamentals of overhand serving and focus on consistent movement for accuracy.

LEVEL 4 MIDDLE HITTER TRAINING (Grades 9-12)

INSTRUCTOR: Rick Pruett
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Our Middle Training will focus on transition and footwork techniques of the middle hitter. Our MH's will learn transition foot work coming off the block and work on attacking quick tempo sets (1’s, 32’s and slides). In addition, these lessons will focus on proper footwork and blocking technique. 

LEVEL 4 OUTSIDE HITTER TRAINING (Grades 9-12)

INSTRUCTOR: Rick Pruett
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Outside Hitter Training will focus on teaching the outside hitter the skills it takes to be a 6 rotation player. In addition to teaching a variety of shots from the front row, we will also focus on back row attacking and overall ball control.  The key to being a great OH is to be good at all skills, so we will attack, pass and serve during this training!

LEVEL 4 DIG, PASS & SERVE TRAINING (Grades 9-12)

INSTRUCTOR: Rick Pruett
DATES: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 8:00pm-9:00pm

This training is designed for liberos and defensive players who want to learn more about their position.  Athletes will get a lot of specific training and learn techniques that will help them become more consistent. Skills covered include serve receive, individual defense, overhead digging, playing the second ball, serving, and learning how to properly dive and make emergency and recovery moves.