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VolleyKids & Youth Academy Clinics

VolleyKids clinics are for players in grades K-4, Youth Academy is for grades 5-6.  These clinics are a great introduction to volleyball for the younger athlete.  We will focus on footwork and agility, court related movement, hand-eye development with the ball, and body movement and ball work.  Players who have been in our clinics before, will work on more advanced skills.

Length: 3 weeks, multiple times per year
Grades:  K-6
Days per Week:  Typically 2
Coach:  Platform coaching staff
Cost:  $20/clinic

Foundation Teams (All teams 12u and younger)

Our Foundation teams are for players who are new to volleyball or still developing their volleyball skills and/or play multiple sports or are involved in numerous other activities.  Foundation teams are a great introduction to club volleyball.  We focus on skill development and a general understanding of basic systems.

Season Length:  4 months (Dec-Mar)
Ages:  9-12
Teams per Age:  1-4
Practice Days per Week:  2
Coach:  IMPACT Certified Head Coach and Master Coach leading most practices
Tournament Days:  3 tournament days (Saturday or Sunday) and Thursday night league
Adidas Uniform Package: one jersey, one spandex, one warm-up jacket, two pairs of socks, one backpack, one pair of kneepads = $165
Tuition (includes tourney/league fees, coaching fees, equipment, facility rental, etc.) = $600.  Divided into 4 monthly payments. Fundraisers available.
Strength & Conditioning Program: Athlete Development Project (see below)
Injury Analysis & Rehabilitation: Genesis Healthy Roster (see below)
 

Regional Teams

Our Regional teams are for athletes still developing their volleyball skills and/or play multiple sports or are involved in numerous other activities.This may also be a good fit for players who do not have a lot of club volleyball experience and are wanting more competitive experiences than their school club team offers.  We will progress to higher skills and systems.  Our Regional teams will play in one day competitive USAV tournaments in the Iowa Volleyball Region.  Regional teams will be called "White."  i.e. Platform 14White.

Season Length:  5 months (Dec-Apr)
Ages:  13-18
Teams per Age:  1-2
Practice Days per Week:  2
Coach:  IMPACT Certified Head Coach and Assistant Coach
Tournament Days:  6 tournaments (1 will be two days)
Adidas Uniform Package: two jerseys, one spandex, one warm-up jacket, two pairs of socks, one backpack, one pair of kneepads = $205
Tuition (includes tourney/league fees, coaching fees, equipment, facility rental, etc.) = $1150. Divided into 5 monthly payments.  Fundraisers available.
Strength & Conditioning Program: Athlete Development Project (see below)
Injury Analysis & Rehabilitation: Genesis Healthy Roster (see below)
Recruiting Help: My Recruiting Assistant (See below)

National Teams

Our National team are for players who are committed to volleyball even though they may play other sports.  National includes more out of state travel than our other levels and more recruiting opportunities.  National teams are also expected to qualify for USAV Nationals or attend a post-season tournament.  Top team is each age division will be named "Adidas."  For instance, "Platform 16Adidas" will be our top team in the 16u age level.  Other teams in the age level, but are not the top team, will be named "Navy," i.e. "Platform 16Navy" would be our second team, but still a National team, at the 16u age level.  Navy players may be highly involved in other sports or activities, but still want a highly competitive volleyball experience.

Season Length:  7 months (Dec-June)
Ages:  14-18
Teams per Age:  1
Practice Days per Week:  2
Coach:  IMPACT Certified Head Coach and Assistant Coach
Tournament Days:  9-10 tournaments (some will be two-three days)
Season Ending Event:  USAV Nationals (if qualify) or other post season tournament
Adidas Uniform Package: three jerseys, two spandex, one warm-up jacket, two pairs of socks, one backpack, one pair of kneepads, one pair of shoes = $350
Tuition (includes tourney/league fees, coaching fees, equipment, facility rental, etc.) = $1400 - $1800 (depending on age level). Divided into 5-6 monthly payments. Fundraisers available.
Strength & Conditioning Program: Athlete Development Project (see below)
Injury Analysis & Rehabilitation: Genesis Healthy Roster (see below)
Recruiting Help: My Recruiting Assistant (See below)
 

All Platform Elite players also get access to....

Genesis Healthy Roster
All Platform Elite players will have access to Genesis Healthy Roster, a free mobile app connecting Platform Elite athletes and parents with Certified Physical Therapists from Genesis Physical Therapy.  With a physical therapy office right down the hall from the gym, we will have immediate access to trainers for any injuries that may happen at practice or at home tournaments.
 
Athlete Development Project
Platform will be working with ADP, Athlete Development Project, on strength and conditioning programming for our Platform Elite athletes.  ADP is located at Level II Fitness in BettPlex.
 
My Recruiting Assistant
We have partnered with Lauren Hansen from My Recruiting Assistant.  Lauren will be our Recruiting Coordinator and will help guide our athletes through the college recruiting process.  She will provide 24/7 communication, mock phone calls, social media guidance, recruiting checklists for each athlete, how to market yourself and how to communicate with college coaches.  She will also hold a recruiting seminar for Platform athletes and their parents at the beginning of our club season and set up meetings via phone or in person with each family.