COVID-19 NOTICE

We care for everyone's safety and having our young athletes and their families in mind, due to COVID-19, we are resuming our 8-week Competitive Rec Fall League program having games limited to our teams. 

 

IMPORTANT!!!

Late Fall Session will being on October 5 until December 2nd. Signs ups are CLOSED!

NEW PLAYER MANDATORY EVALUATION NIGHT for Fall Season: 13-15 age group - 9/28, 6-8 pm  | 9-12 age group - 9/29, 6-8 pm

 

CLUB PARENT'S NIGHT (INFO ABOUT CLUB) - OCTOBER 1, 6-8 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Gym, Wentzville.

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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:

  • We do not have try outs for our Rec teams. We host evaluation night, where we observe the players and place them on the teams that will benefit them most from the learning and growth perspective.
  • Our Core program is a rec/rec-competitive league that strives to provide more competitive level of experience at affordable cost.
  • After 1 year in operation we have grown 500% in Rec Leagues!
  • In Fall 2020 Thunderbolt Volleyball is will be offering Select Club option for those who would like more competitive experience and exposure in the region. Join us! Play with us!

OUR PROGRAMS:

Thunderbolt 13-15 Advanced Division

Thunderbolt Star

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

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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 Fall offered on Wednesday evenings

Games: offered on Wednesday evenings .

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REC 13-15 AGE GROUP GIRLS

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

Based on evaluation players are placed on the teams that will fit the player best. We look for overall skills and potential position 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 entire team

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

Games: offered on Thursday evenings

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REC 13-15 BOYS/COED

In Fall 2020 Session we are forming COED teams. 

Boys are placed on teams with girls with similar skill level and play against other 13-15 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 or Tuesday evenings.

Games: Thursday evenings

Select Club Teams (Girls)

In Fall 2020 Thunderbolt Volleyball plans to open up first Club Teams 

Teams will play in 2 tournaments a month (up to 8 tournaments), all in St. Louis County/St. Charles County region.

Program will require commitment to two 2 hour practices weekly and 2 weekends a month for tournaments starting in December, up to April. Practices will begin in November.

Parent Night: October 1st, 6-8pm, Immanuel Lutheran, Hwy N, Wentzville.

Try outs will be as follows:

-  October 23rd (13-14U) 

-  Nov 21 (15U)

Due to limited capacity, Try Out registration is required.

October Clinics are already open for registration. 

Players Expectations:

  • 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 twice a week. Likely on Tuesdays and Thursdays but yet to be established.

Games: up to 8 tournaments in the season

Cost: between $850-$1,200

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