A2 now offers the following monthly positional training clinics for boys and girls of all ages:
These serving clinics help athletes build confidence and consistency with general serving techniques, spot serving, and developing a Type 1 (challenging ace serve) and/or a Type 2 (zone specific, clutch timing serving specialist) serving style.
Athletes work individually on improving setting and hitting skills while learning to understand the game of volleyball through their position. These clinics provide space and time to maximize repetitions required to create and build habits. Each session concludes with combining hitters with setters to foster a cohesive development of skills.
First Touch clinics focus on getting repetitions out of serve receive and defense. This training aids the athlete in understanding their platform and angles while learning to control balance through movement.
|Date||Clinic||Time||Ages & Levels|
|Sunday, July 10th||Passing & Setting||5-6pm||All ages & levels|
|Attacking & Serving||6-7pm||All ages & levels|
|Monday, July 11th||Passing||6-7pm||All ages; Split by level|
|Defense||7-8pm||All ages; Split by level|
|Wednesday, July 13th||Volleyball Agility||6-7pm||All ages; Split by level|
|Open Play||7-8pm||All ages & levels|
|Sunday, July 17th||Serving||5-6pm||All ages; Split by level|
|Monday, July 18th||Attacking Arm Swing||6-7pm||All ages & levels|
|King of the Court||7-8pm||15-18U|
|Wednesday, July 20th||First Touch||6-7pm||All ages & levels|
|Intermediate & Advanced Serve Receive||7-8pm||14-18U|
|Saturday, July 23rd||Digging & Emergency Plays||1-2pm||15-18U|
|Sunday, July 24th||Advanced Attacking & Setting (Session 1)||5-7pm||15-18U|
|Monday, July 25th||Advanced Attacking & Setting (Session 2)||5-7pm||15-18U|
|Sunday, July 30th||Blocking||1-2pm||15-18U|
|Attacking Arm Swing||2-3pm||15-18U|
$25 Each Session
$20 Open Play & King of the Court
$100 Advanced Setting & Attacking (Both Sessions)
Sunday, July 10 - Passing & Setting / Attacking & Serving
Whether you're new to volleyball or a couple years in, this clinic is for you! Players will be separated by skill level where fundamentals will be taught or reinforced by our coaching staff. This will help you feel more confident as you learn the game or continue to improve.
Monday, July 11 - Passing/ Defense
Led by Boys Director, Coach Salomon, come to one or both sessions; these two clinics will teach you to be the most successful back row defender and serve receive passer you can be! We will cover digging hard driven balls, emergency moves, court positioning and awareness, and explosive moves. For passing, we will review and train stance, platform, efficient angles and movement, and tracking. Players will be grouped by skill level.
Wednesday, July 13 - Volleyball Agility
This session will focus on strength and agility exercises and movement needed to improve your passing/defense game! The session will alternate between performing a set of exercises, then implementing these moves in a fast-paced drill to help become the most efficient passer one can be. Clinic will benefit players of ALL ages, players will be grouped by skill level. This clinic is run by Lead Trainer Emi Holsclaw.
Sunday, July 17 - Serving
Learn to break down and perfect different types of serves including standing float, jump float, and jump topspin, in this high-rep clinic designed to help you become more efficient, aggressive, and reliable from the service line.
Sunday, July 17 - Advanced Blocking
Learn how to effectively stop an opponent from scoring with this fast-pace clinic that will cover advanced blocking techniques and efficient movement at the net working on implementing 4 types of blocking moves. Clinic will be led by Boys Director, Salomon Gicherman. Must have at least one year varsity or club playing experience.
Monday, July 18 - Attacking Arm Swing
Learning what it means to have a healthy arm swing is one of the most important things a volleyball athlete can do for longevity. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an advanced player looking to generate more power or have more aggressive shots, this clinic is designed to break down the arm swing, based on the most current research and correct throwing mechanics, focusing on the draw, elbow transfer, and rotation of the body to generate maximum power, speed, and versatility as an attacker. Protect your shoulder and join us for this clinic you don’t want to miss! Clinic will be led by Lead Trainer, Emi Holsclaw.
Monday, July 18 - King of the Court
Variation on competitive drills from 3v3 to 6v6, and more! Prizes awarded to athletes with the most points!
Wednesday, July 20 - First Touch All Levels
Learn the value of taking care of the first touch in game-like situations! Clinic includes taking care of free balls, digging, coverage, picking up the tip, off blocker, etc. This clinic will be led by A2 Boys coaching staff; players will be grouped by skill level.
Wednesday, July 20 - Intermediate/Advanced Serve Receive
Learn high level techniques involved in serve receive using both your platform and hands. We will reinforce and review proper prep, stance, efficient angles and movement, and talk tracking to guarantee 2 passes or higher against some of the toughest serves coming your way. Players will be grouped by skill level. Clinic will be led by Lead Trainer, Emi Holsclaw.
Saturday, July 23 - Digging & Emergency Plays
Come ready to dig some heavy balls and learn to dive forwards and with side extensions to improve your defensive range. This clinic will also focus on digging with your hands and reading attackers.
Saturday, July 23 - Advanced Serving
Come progress your serving technique and routine by getting introduced to advanced serving concepts to include location, speed, deception, and reception disruption for both top spin and float servers.
Sunday, July 24 & Monday, July 25 - Advanced Attacking & Setting Session 1 & 2 ($100 for both sessions)
Learn the different strategies associated with running effective attacking options while your team is in-system and out-of-system with this advanced clinic exploring USAV methodologies and concepts to give players the highest chance of success while on offense. Hitters and Setters will split for approximately 1 hour and combine for 1 hour. This clinic will be led by Boys Director Salomon Gicherman, Lead Trainer & setting coach Emi Holsclaw, and other experienced coaches.
***National Club or Varsity HS experience highly recommended***
Saturday, July 30 - Blocking
Learn how to effectively stop an opponent from scoring with this fast-pace clinic that will cover advanced blocking techniques and efficient movement at the net. Clinic will be led by Boys Director, Salomon Gicherman.
Saturday, July 30 - Attacking Arm Swing
Learning what it means to have a healthy arm swing is one of the most important things a volleyball athlete can do for longevity. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an advanced player looking to generate more power or have more shots, this clinic is designed to break down the arm swing, based on correct throwing mechanics, focusing on the draw, elbow transfer, and rotation of the body to generate maximum power, speed, and versatility as an attacker. Protect your shoulder and join us for this clinic you don’t want to miss!
Open to Grades 9-12, must have completed at least 1 year of club volleyball for any club and region. This 4 session camp is designed for the elite club player who is trying to elevate their game to the next level. Whether getting ready for college volleyball or next club season, each session will focus on a different skill broken down into technical components at the highest level to be able to become a standout on the court. Players will work with expert coaches as well as other players to compete, train, and achieve the best results on the court.
Thursday, July 28th & Sunday, July 31st
Thursday, August 4th & Sunday, August 7th
We are excited to welcome Baldwin Wallace University's Head Men's Volleyball Coach, Kyle Mars, to A2. Coach Mars will be running a clinic focusing on passing and attacking. This clinic is open to male athletes of all ages and will feature 2 hours of skills instruction by Coach Mars.
All ages & levels welcome!
Ohio State Division I associate head coach Hudson Bates will be running an exciting 2-session camp for boys & girls at A2 focusing on skill training and competition. Open to any and all interested! Come elevate your game!
All ages & levels welcome!
*Check-in begins at 9am*
Summer teams to run all month of June. Team is formed after a one day tryout on 6/7. Depending on the majority of kids that make the team and their age, that will determine the age group for competition for the 6/19-6/20 tournament at the academy. Team(s) will practice 2 nights a week and will receive an A2 jersey.
*High school age, all levels*