Below you will find the classes that are on our schedule and their descriptions:
SChool of volleyball
This is a 16 week program that includes two 60-minute sessions per week and one speed and agility class (optional). School of Volleyball is an excellent fit for all new players or players that are preparing for school/club team tryouts. The program is designed to teach and enhance all volleyball fundamentals: passing, setting, hitting, serving, ball control as well as the basic volleyball IQ. We will also do an introduction to different positions in the court, their roles and responsibilities. Additionally, program is designed to develop movement and body awareness through basic speed and agility training.
Levels that are currently available:
- Rookie (Level 1): Open to all athletes in 1st-5th grade (Great fit for new players!). For more information, please contact via email: email@example.com
- Rookie+ (Level 2): Open to athletes in 5th and 6th grade that have some volleyball experience. This class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6pm.
- Advanced (Level 3): Open to athletes in 5th-7th grade that have solid volleyball experience and volleyball IQ. This class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7pm.
SATURDAY BEGINNER CLINICS:
These clinics are designed for players that are new to volleyball without previous experience. Younger players (6-9 years old) are welcome to attend.
PRE-TRYOUT CLINICS/ PRE-TRYOUT CLINICS ADVANCED:
These clinics are offered during spring only for rising 7th graders that are going to tryout for school teams. Pre-tryout clinics are for beginners while advanced are for the players with previous volleyball experience.
8th-9th GRADE SETTER TRAINING:
This is an intro class to the setting position. We cover basic setting IQ that is expected in Middle School,intro to setting footwork, intro to quick sets, intro to jump sets, front row and back row setter attacks. This is a great fit for any MS volleyball athlete not just setters as their positions at this age are not set and change often.
HS SETTER TRAINING:
This is more advanced setting class for new setters or current setters wanting to learn more and enhance their IQ, accuracy, footwork, jump sets etc.
*Please contact us prior signing up to this class.
JV/VARSITY SETS & REPS:
This class is a great fit for all upper classman with solid volleyball experience and IQ. Those sessions are custom made to the group that signed up and covers all the skills and positions. Great way to get a lot of reps and enhance all the fundamentals.
FRESHMAN SKILLS (9Th Grade):
This class is great transitional class between Middle School and High School ball. We are adding complexity to those sessions and help athletes acquire skills that are needed for faster pace expected in HS. We cover all skills/positions. This is not a beginner class.
This class is a great fit for competitive HS athletes performing on Varsity level and potentially going to Collegiate level. We work on all skills in those ultra fast pace competitive sessions.
*Please contact us before signing up.
MS SERVING CLINICS 6-8th GRADE:
his class is a great fit for Middle School Athletes wanting to work exclusively on their serve. We cover both, standing float and jump float techniques. You can expect working on the Toss Break down, Footwork, Point of contact, Accuracy.
JUMP FLOAT/TOP SPIN SERVING CLINICS:
Those clinics focus exclusively on the jump serves tehniques. It is an advanced clinic. Players with solid standing serves are encourage to attend. This is not for a beginners or a Rec league players.
*Please contact us before signing up
RISING 8TH GRADE:
This class is a step up from 7th grade ball and athletes with couple of years of playing experience. between Middle School and High School ball. We are adding new challanges to those sessions and continuing to build their fundamental skills, footwork and volleyball IQ. We cover all skills/positions. This is not a beginner class.
ELITE 7th GRADE:
This class is for the athletes who are just starting Middle School Ball and 2+ years of volleyball experience. There are a big gaps in the skill levels at this age therefore you must contact us before signing up to this class. This is a competitive class and not a good fit for a beginners.
This class is a great fit for all HS athletes wanting to work exclusively on defense and serve receive. This is a fast pace competitive class. Open to athletes in all positions that want to enhance their passing.
*Please contact us before signing up
This a fast paced and competitive class that is a great fit for all HS athletes wanting to enhance their hitting and blocking fundamentals, IQ, Jump, Accuracy, Timing. Athlete is expected to work both on the front row and back row attacks. Must have a solid volleyball experience.
*Please contact us before signing up:
CUSTOM Group Volleyball Sessions
Group volleyball training sessions are offered every day of the week. Sessions are 60 minutes in length. These are reserved and customized for each individual or group. Players are grouped based on position and competitive skill level.
Block Out Academy also works with complete Y teams or groups that want to train together and stay together.
- MS/HS 6-8th Grade Standing Float and Intro to Jump Float Serve
Every Sunday 3-4pm: To sign up, click the link below:
Spring Saturday Clinics (12 and under): These clinics are designed for players that are new to volleyball without previous experience. Younger players (6-9 years old) are welcome to attend.
Spring Pre-Tryout Clinics: These clinics are only for rising 7th graders that are going to tryout for school teams. Players must have some previous experience.
volleyball iq clinics
Setting IQ clinics are designed for High School & Middle School athletes and includes 60 minutes of classroom work:
- Basics on Decision Making
- Mind Set of the Setter
- Setters' Responsibilities
- Video Breakdown
VOLLEYBALL HS COMBINE TESTING DAY:
Testing day is designed for all athletes to convey their current physical abilities and help with their goal setting for physical improvement. This testing will especially help athletes who aspire to play at collegiate level and provide all necessary measurements that are needed for recruiting process. Testing will be conducted every 3 months in order to accurately monitor all the improvements and set backs and to help the athlete stay on track. Click the link below for more information:
speed & agility
This training is designed to build a solid fundamental base with volleyball specific movements:
May, June and July:
- Tuesdays and Thursday 6-7pm and Saturdays at 1PM
- All classes require RSVP for attendance
- Cost: $30; Plans are offered please contact us for pricing.
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Lead by Coach DJ Taylor, CSCS: USAW Club Coach with 6+ years of experience with collegiate and professional athletes.
block out core Program
Coach DJ's recommendation for offsite work
This program was developed due to necessity. Upon observation and interaction, our athletes were in great need of core and stability improvement. To obtain the ability level needed, work outside the current training programs was needed.
The Goal: Provide an elite training program easily accessible outside of the Block Out training facility.
This program allows Block Out athletes to improve the most important aspect but often overlooked in athletic training and competition: core and stability. Through this program, each athlete has the ability to solidify this vital block of their athletic base. In doing so, we are able to reduce the chance of most catastrophic injuries, as well as allow each individual to climb closer to their greatest athletic potential.
Follow the link below to sign up:
This app allows not only ease of use but also the ability to log and track progress to ensure athletes are held accountable. Worked into the training program are competitions and testing.