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Lessons & Youth Development League

Our 2021 Youth Development Program (YDP) is a “lighter” version of Club volleyball.  This program will allow you receive great coaching from MVP United coaches and be a part of our MVP United family.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 7:00AM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th! We have limited spots available for this program! 

Our Youth Development Program (YDP) is geared specifically towards athletes in Grades 6-8 and will offer 5 dates of training and competition. The first 1/2 hour of each training date will be skill focused training taught by our MVP United Staff in a camp style setting. The remaining hour will be live play with a combination of 3 vs 3, 4 vs 4 and 6 vs 6 competitive games with prizes awarded throughout the training.  

The focus of this program will include learning proper fundamentals, skill development, game-like contacts, volleyball rules, and increasing volleyball IQ. Each player will receive 2 practice/scrimmage MVP United t-shirts. Additional MVP United Volleyball Gear & Apparel will be available for purchase as well.

All training & competition will be at the CNOS Fieldhouse (300 Centennial Drive / North Sioux City, SD). 

Session #1 Dates & Times 

Wednesday, January 6th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 13th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 20th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 27th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 2 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm 

NOTE: A 2nd Youth Development Training Session will be offered on Wednesdays from March 3rd - March 31st. Registration for Session 2 will be available at a later date.


LESSONS

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. 


REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR OUR OCT/NOV LESSONS BECAUSE ALL OF OUR LESSONS ARE AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY!

Please e-mail msmith@usportsacad.com to be added to a waitlist in case of a cancellation in a lesson!

MVP United October/November Lesson Information

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.

VOLLEYTOT - Athletes in K - 2nd grade 

BEGINNER - Athletes in 3rd - 6th grade. 

INTERMEDIATE - Athletes in 7th - 8th grade who have previous lesson training and/or some club experience. (Athletes in 9-12th grade who have not had much lesson training or Club experience may be a good fit in this level as well)

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

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER LESSON DATES

Sundays, October 25th, November 1st, 8th & 15th

 

VOLLEY TOT TRAINING (K-2)

INSTRUCTOR:
Lindsey Smith
 
TIME:
4pm-5pm 

VolleyTot Training is open to girls and boys in Kindergarten - 2nd grade.  This training will provide instruction in a fun atmosphere.  We will focus on establishing proper technique and proper athletic movement.
 

INTERMEDIATE SETTING

INSTRUCTOR:
Lindsey Smith
 
TIME:
5:15pm-6:15pm
Intermediate setting lessons will cover individual setting skills such as: hand placement on ball, movement to the ball, proper form and consistency and critical decision making.
 
 

ADVANCED SETTING

INSTRUCTOR:
Lindsey Smith
 
TIME:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Advanced setting lessons will cover individual setting skills such as: hand placement on ball, movement to the ball, proper form and consistency and critical decision making.
 
 
BEGINNER ALL SKILLS
INSTRUCTOR:
Marty King
 
TIME:
5:15pm-6:15pm

Practice, Practice, Practice is the name of the game!  Beginner All Skills Lessons will focus on proper technique in passing, setting, hitting and serving.  We will breakdown the fundamentals of each skill in these lessons. 

 

INTERMEDIATE ATTACK & BLOCK

INSTRUCTOR:
Marty King
 
TIME:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Intermediate Attack & Block lessons will focus on footwork, approach patterns, seeing the block, and reading the opponent’s defense.

 

Intermediate SERVE, SERVE RECEIVE & DEFENSE

INSTRUCTOR:
Marty King
 
TIME:
7:45pm-8:45pm

Intermediate Defense Lessons will focus on accurate serve receive, proper posture, correct movement and J-stroke passing/digging.  Serving will focus on zone/spot serving (short, medium & deep) and effective serving mentalities. 

 

INTERMEDIATE PIN HITTER TRAINING (Grades 7-8)

INSTRUCTOR:
Rick Pruett
 
TIME:
4:00pm-5:00pm

Pin Hitter training will focus on footwork, approach patterns, different weapons (tips, roll shots, tooling the block, cut shots, corner shots), seeing the block, and reading the opponent’s defense from both the Outside Hitter and Right Side Hitter positions. 

 

ADVANCED MIDDLE HITTER TRAINING (Grades 9-12)

INSTRUCTOR:
Rick Pruett
 
TIME:
5:15pm-6:15pm

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. 

 

ADVANCED OUTSIDE HITTER TRAINING (Grades 9-12)

INSTRUCTOR:
Rick Pruett
 
TIME:
6:30pm-7:30pm

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!

 

ADVANCED LIBERO/DS TRAINING (Grades 9-12)

INSTRUCTOR:
Rick Pruett
 
TIME:
7:45pm-8:45pm

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.