• Registrations for Tryouts for Recreational programs from 9-16 years old is closed now. If you missed it, please be sure to join our Interest list, and you will be informed when tryouts are open for Winter Session (October).
  • Any questions about Rec Programs - please send to:
  • ONE PAGER with the info about our programs

Current Offering:

  • We are wrapping up our Skill Clinics
  • The next 8-week league will begin on August 29th. Tryouts are required for all players, even those who were part of Thunderbolts in the past.
  • Tryouts for Rec Leagues (Registration will be required):
    • 9-12 age group: 8/19, 6-9 pm, Immanuel Lutheran
    • 13-16 age group: 8/20, starting at 9 am-multiple tryout shifts, will be announced based on registration
    • Tryout Registration - now closed. Now Walk-ins allowed
  • Interest List for future sessions:

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, 75% 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 a 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 players' level to ensure steady growth of skills and confidence.

Rec League Participation is Tryout based but we do accept players for all skill levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

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 3 years in operation, we have grown from 2 to 24 Teams in Rec Leagues!
  • We continue growing and are always looking for great Coaches! Please contact us at to inquire about the opportunity! Coach's child uses our programs for free!
Thunderbolt 13-15 Advanced Division

Our Leagues:



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

Designed for young girls and boys with none or some experience in playing volleyball. We form COED teams to enable both girls and boys to learn and play together. We take pride in teaching not only the rules of the game, but also teamwork, core techniques, and serving. Depending on the 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: $195

ThunderboltVolleyball Girls Program


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: $210



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

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 foundations, 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 are offered on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings.

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

Cost: $210