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CLUB INFO:

  • All teams are finalized and closed
  • Next Try outs
    • July or August 2022 for 15U-17U
    • October 2022 for 11U-14U
  • Exact team age groups to be announced next year prior to the first Tryouts

 

REC PROGRAMS:

  • Winter'22 Season Team placement is completed. All teams have been notified.
  • Season practices begin on 1/3, the first game on 1/5 for the younger division and 1/6 for the older division
  • The Wait List for Winter '22 is now closed
  • Games held at Renaud Center, O'Fallon
  • Next Season: Spring'22 (March-April)
  • Interest List is enabled:

INTEREST LIST FOR FUTURE SEASON

Coaching Approach

Our approach

We believe that every player deserves a chance to meet their dreams! We believe that solid training fueled by passion can give the player a chance to be admitted to High School Team. In fact, 65% of our young athletes who participated in our Recreational program made High School Teams this year!

We want your child to succeed and we offer the program that challenges each player to do his or her best! We expect all players join Thunderbolts to learn, advance and achieve! We pride ourselves in solid foundation training of core skills of passing and serving, progressing to more advanced techniques of setting, hitting and playing dedicated positions.

Our Recreational Program is tailored to player's level to ensure steady growth of skills and confidence.

Our Club Program is for advanced players who seek more competitive exposure in the region.

 

Fun Facts:

  • Our Core program is a rec/rec-competitive league that strives to provide a more competitive level of experience at an affordable cost.
  • After 2 years in operation, we have grown from 2 to 21 Teams in Rec Leagues!
  • We continue growing and are always looking for great Coaches!

OUR PROGRAMS:

Thunderbolt 13-15 Advanced Division

Thunderbolt Star

Select "Meet The Team" section to learn about our Coaches.

ThunderboltVolleyballBeginner

REC 9-12 AGE GROUP GIRLS and BOYS

Designed for young girls and boys with none or some experience in playing volleyball. We form COED teams to enable both girls and boys learn and play together. We take pride in teaching not only rules of the game, but also teamwork, core techniques and serving. Depending on team's level, we might introduce players to 4:2 rotation and playing specific positions.

Practices: 1.5 hour weekly practices are dynamic and target players’ development. In Spring will be offered Monday or Tuesday evenings.

Games: offered on Wednesday evenings at Renaud Center

Cost: $185

ThunderboltVolleyball Girls Program

REC 13-15 AGE GROUP GIRLS

Prior to each season we host Evaluation Night for all registrants.

Based on the evaluation, players are placed on the teams that will fit the player best. We look for overall skills and potential positions the player will fill to create fully-functional teams and position the teams for competitive play.

We teach:

  • Solid foundation skills of passing, and digging
  • Solid setting skills
  • Proper Hitting from each hitting position
  • Solid serve overhand with progression to jump serve
  • Playing dedicated positions in rotation 5:1 or 6:2
  • Dynamic, competitive play challenging the entire team

Practices: Two-hour weekly practices are offered either on Monday,  Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. The exact time and practice location will be shared based on the team the player is assigned to.

Games: offered on Thursday evenings at Renaud Center, O'Fallon MO.

Cost: $185

ThunderboltVolleyballBoys

REC 13-15 BOYS/COED

Boys are placed on Boys-Only teams or with the girls of similar skill level and play against other 13-15 boys, girls, or Coed Teams.

We teach not only foundation but do our best to maximize the potential of each boy: solid passing, quick movements, powerful hits, and naturally great serve:

  • Solid overhand serve and progress to jump serve
  • Solid ball handling, setting and hitting from each position
  • Blocks and Digs
  • 5:1 or 6:2 Rotation Play

Practices: 2 hour practices offered on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings.

Games: Thursday evenings at Renaud Center, O'Fallon MO.

Cost: $185

Select Club Teams (Girls)

Thunderbolt has decided to continue Select Club experience! We will be opening up 11U, 12U, 14U, 15U, and 16U age groups this year.

As a non-travel club, the teams will play in 2 tournaments a month (between 10 and 15 tournaments), all in St. Louis County/St. Charles County region. The only possibility of travel will be for Qualifiers (Kansas, or another city outside of the STL area), but this is conditional overall performance throughout the season. Will also require extra travel cost coverage.

The program will require a commitment to three 2 hour practices weekly and 2 weekends a month for tournaments starting in December, up to May. Practices will begin in early November.

Upcoming Try-Out Dates:

  • 14U
    • Oct 23rd, 1-3 pm
    • Make up: Oct 24th, 4-6 pm
  • 11U
    • Oct 23rd, 10-12 pm
    • Make up: Oct 24th, 4-6 pm
  • 12U
    • Oct 23rd, 10-12 pm
    • Make up: Oct 24th, 4-6 pm

Please check our Prep Clinics and Open Gym schedule.

Parent/Athlete Night for 11,12,14U: October 19th at 6.30 pm at Child of God.

Please sign up for tryouts here: https://thunderboltvolleyball.com/product/club-try-out-registration/

Players Expectations:

  • A consistent, strong serve
  • Solid ball-handling, ability to pass the ball to target, flexible, movable
  • Coach-ability
  • Great attitude
  • Strong Volleyball experience

Practices: Two-hour practice offered min twice a week.

Cost: $1350, does not include Qualifiers

Games: up to 15 tournaments in the season. No travel outside of St. Louis/St. Charles area.

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