RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

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 or Select Club team. In fact, 75% of our young athletes who participated in our Recreational program made High School Teams this year!

Thunderbolt 75% of athletes go on to make high school teamsWe want your child to succeed and we offer a program that allows each player to learn, improve, and achieve! We pride ourselves in solid foundation training of core skills of passing and serving, progressing to more advanced techniques of setting, hitting, blocking and playing dedicated positions.

Our Recreational Program is tailored to players’ levels 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.

NEWS

  • Winter Season is upon us!
  • Winter Season duration: 1/22-3/14
  • Rec Tryouts: Saturday 1/6
  • Registration for Rec Tryouts will open on 12/21 and close on 1/4!
  • REGISTER for WINTER SEASON
  • COACHES NEEDED – Contact us at [email protected]!

Next Season:

  • Spring’24 – 3/25-5/16
  • Tryouts for Spring’24: 3/16
  • Put your name on the Interest List to be notified when registration opens

RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

Thunderbolt Volleyball Ages 9-12

REC PROGRAM

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 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: $225 plus processing fees

Thunderbolt Volleyball Ages 13-15

REC PROGRAM

GIRLS/COED

Based on the Tryout 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: Thursday evenings at Renaud Center, O’Fallon MO.

Cost: $240 plus processing fees

Thunderbolt Volleyball Ages 13-15

REC PROGRAM

BOYS ONLY

If we have enough boys to form this team we will. Otherwise, boys will join Coed teams with the girls.

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 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: $240 plus processing fees