COACH FRANCIS All Skills camps offer sessions where players will learn and improve specific TECHNICAL skills - emphasizing passing, setting and hitting - through fun drills, games and contest, adapted to the players' individual abilities. All players ages 7-16 for boys and girls interested in LEARNING and IMPROVING their volleyball skills are encouraged to participate!
Understand that the volleyball court is the battlefield and your need your weapons (Fundamental techniques) which are the keys to your success in playing this game. MASTER YOUR FUNDAMENTALS FIRST!! JOIN US THIS FALL !!
VENUE: NORTH CHEVY CHASE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3700 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
MONDAYS - SEPTEMBER 10, 17, 24, OCTOBER 1, 15, 22, 2018 BEGINNERS SESSION 6:30PM TO 8:00PM (6 SESSIONS) $225.00/CAMPER
ADVANCE SESSION 8:00 PM T0 9:30 PM (6 SESSIONS) $225/CAMPER
WEDNESDAYS - SEPTEMBER 5, 19, 26 - OCTOBER 3, 10 17 , 2018 BEGINNERS 7:00PM TO 9:00PM $300.00 / camper (6 SESSIONS)
THURSDAYS - SEPTEMBER 6,13, 20, 27 - OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, 2018 BEGINNERS SESSION 6:30PM to 8:00PM (7 SESSIONS)
ADVANCE SESSION 8:00 PM T0 9:30 PM (7 SESSIONS) $350.00/ CAMPER
SATURDAYS - SEPTEMBER 22, 29 OCTOBER 6, 20, 2018 BEGINNERS 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - ADVANCE 11:00AM - 1:00 PM (4 SESSIONS) $200.00/CAMPER
COMBINATIONS OF 2 SESSIONS PER WEEK Mondays or Wednesdays & Saturdays $400.00 (Best deal)
Thursdays & Saturdays $ $425.00 (Best deal)
Volleyball Fundamentals Are Key
Like most sports, volleyball requires every player to get good at some basic skills before they can truly excel at the sport. Here are the six basic skills you absolutely need to master to be a competent volleyball player - then on your way to being an expert.
Passing is simply getting the ball to someone else on your team after it’s been served or hit over the net by the opposing team. It’s commonly thought of as the most important skill in all of volleyball, because your team can’t return the ball without a solid volleyball pass. Forearm volleyball passes are often used to direct the ball in a controlled manner to a teammate, but overhead passing is another option.
The setter has the most important position on the team, and is often the team leader for this reason. It’s their job to make it easy for a teammate to get the ball over the volleyball net, preferably with a spike that the other team can’t return. The setting motion gets the ball hanging in the air, ready to be spiked by another teammate with force.
A real crowd-pleaser, spiking is the act of slamming the ball in a downward motion across the volleyball net to the other team’s side of the court. When done well, spiking is very difficult to return, which is why it’s an essential skill. A proper spike will help accumulate points quickly.
Blocking is another important skill, although it’s probably the most expendable of the fundamentals. Still, it adds a great dimension to the game, keeping the other team on their toes, so to speak. By timing it right, you can jump up and deflect or block the opponent’s attack before it even crosses the volleyball net, which can take them by surprise and give your team an easy point.
Digging is a defensive maneuver in volleyball that can save your team from an offensive spike or attack. Your job is to keep the ball from hitting the floor, and you do that by diving and passing the ball in a fluid motion. Unlike a typical pass, you’ll probably be trying to recover the ball from a steep downward trajectory. This is another great skill to have, but isn’t as important as passing, setting, or spiking.
Our final fundamental skills is serving. How can you be a great volleyball player without knowing how to serve? There are a variety of ways to serve, but you’ll most often see the underhand or overhand serves.