I have been getting more questions about those teams that practice indoor on Wednesdays and those who can't make every sand scheduled date.............
We designed the summer sand program to have many hours of flexibility so you can get the 30 hours that were included in the $350 cost. We understand that there may be conflicts with vacations, indoor practices, graduation, weather, tournaments, school, rides to OTD etc etc (from the emails, some of you think the club director can handle all of these, including the weather, but sadly I cannot schedule around every conflict..... but I did offer schedule flexibility to chose when you can make it).
.......So you will have the ability to get all the training you paid for and schedule as it fits your daughters life in the summer. And for those who don't have conflicts they can come to more as a bonus.
If the program fills our court capacity then we will add additional times and days as needed.
Reasons to play: Injury prevention; Rehab for nagging injuries; Avoids indoor over training; Improvements in vertical / jump training; Overall conditioning; Increase in VBIQ as you are playing doubles; Improved Problem Solving as there are only 2 of you; Makes you communicate more and be a Better Teammate as there are only 2 of you; More Relaxed environment; It is Outdoors, not in a hot gym; Works on All of your Volleyball Skills; Low impact training not like sport court; Inexpensive and it is FUN!!
We are building off the momentum that Coach Dane has given us and are offering another complementary day this Wednesday (bring a friend day) to get athletes out to the facility (On the Dunes) and get some time in the sand. Tell your friends!!
Coach Ed will be able to answer any of the questions about the sand program, next year 3rd training day, benefits of playing sand volleyball etc.
4:30 to 6:30 PM at "On the Dunes"
2055 Haggerty Road, Commerce Twp. (3/4 mile North of 15 Mile Rd)
Bring your towel, sun screen !!
Note: Cancellations are only due to severe weather conditions and will be posted on the website as soon as we make the decision (we still play/train in the rain :)
The Team Detroit / Volleymasters 2015 Summer Training Schedule is out! Check the calendar that is posted to the right. You can also get the details by visiting:
This is a recap of the first dual surface clinic in Michigan (to review what happened and how Coach Dane was helping our athletes now and in the future). A lot of athletes and parents were wondering why Dane took us back to basics. It is all about attention to detail and he just scratched the surface as we only had a limited amount of time. It was evident to him while watching our players, that the standards of mobility and movement efficiency was the area where he should start. Those are the basics to becoming the best players you can be, He was very understanding that we are a newer (second year) National Club and our club is working on several different levels so he helped with the culture and parents understanding the process throughout the week. He liked our training manual and stated we could "fine tune" improvements specifically on the way our athletes moved and making sure they were thinking the correct concepts as they played. Also knowing every position was "foreign" to a lot of our athletes. He stated "they should know how to play the entire game from all the positions". Several of the athletes were hesitant until they took the leap and tried what he was teaching (and listened to the fine tuning to better their game). He has taught over 40 Olympians indoors and on the sand. We all should have learned to listen more to details and always work on improving which are words often spoken but few take to heart and do it.
Our club needs to have more "achievement" based mentality not just an "activity" based mentality. It was easy for me to see the differences as I worked with him for 3 days and I learned a lot. The coaches education session was tweaking on what we do, adding use of video to emulate the best players and slow down the skills so athletes can see the differences. A lot was said about the players holding themselves to the standard the coaches/club sets (whether coaches are watching or not). That is huge and goes back to "activity vs achievement". The coaches learned several new ways of teaching and new/different phrasing of techniques as well as some major improvement ideas on efficiency (which will be incorporated into our future training manual).
Thanks Dane :)
Indoor portion of dual surface Selznick clinic
The only 3 time USA Olympic coach is coming to Team Detroit to promote Sand Volleyball, as well as giving locals the opportunity to be coached/meet /talk to one of the best coaches in the world for both indoor and sand.