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clinics & positional training

Positional training sessions provide elite training from our DUCKS HIGH PERFORMANCE coaching staff so athletes can focus on specific aspects of various positions in volleyball. Positional training is for 14U-18U MALE and FEMALE athletes, and is open to athletes from any club. Training will focus on building a stronger well rounded TECHNICAL FOUNDATION, enhancing TACTICLE KNOWLEDGE, and understanding of DUCK SYSTEMS. Training will implement skills through various game situations, and will take place in a positive, collaborative and competitive environment for a much deeper level of learning. High coach to athlete ratio to ensure hundreds of meaningful contacts will take place, and appropriate feedback is delivered to each of our athletes.

PROGRAM NOTES & EXTRA INFO

  • Acceptance into Ducks Positional Training is at the discretion of the program director
  • Athletes can register in multiple sessions
  • Athletes from all clubs are welcome
  • Training fills up very quickly, please sign up for the waitlist
  • There will be no refunds for missed sessions
  • Athletes will be placed into groups based on their age, skill and ability levels to ensure the training they receive meets their needs. Groups will be created at the discretion of the program director
  • Age levels are based on 2023 club season of play
  • IMPORTANT - ALL Athletes are required to register as Volleyball BC Recreational members in order to participate. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be send a club-specific link to register. Cost is approx $13 DO NOT REGISTER AS A VBC MEMBER BEFORE YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM IS CONFIRMED BY THE DUCKS – You will be sent a confirmation email along with a club-specific link to register. Registration as a VBC member must be done AFTER Aug 31 in order to be valid for the upcoming program. Registering as a VBC member is NOT REQUIRED to register in Fall Prep Sessions – it is completed AFTER. If you are a current VBC member, your membership expires at the end of August – you will be asked to renew after this date. The amount that you pay for membership will be valid for any program for the upcoming year. If you play club volleyball, the amount is deducted from your required full VBC membership fee.
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OUTSIDE HITTER | Positional | KILLER DUCK TRAINING

This is an intermediate/advanced level training opportunity for outside attackers to learn and develop SPECIFIC SKILLS necessary to be an elite outside hitter and a #KILLERDUCK. In order for teams to be successful at the highest levels, it is critical that outside hitters have the ability to play all 6 ROTATIONS and develop a COMPLETE SKILL set in both the front and back row. Training will focus on attacking, transition, blocking, passing and defense.

*Athletes must have a minimum 1-2 seasons of indoor club experience to participate

FIRST CONTACT AND DEFENCE – Serve + Serve Receive Mechanics | Defensive Toolbox | Ball Control

ATTACKING AND TRANSITION – Arm Swing + Footwork Mechanics | Various Transition Movements

REGISTRATION COST INCLUDES

$ 100 + Teamsnap Fee (GST Included)
  • 4 x 1.5 hour sessions
  • Elite & Knowledgeable Coaches
  • Competitive & Fun Environment
  • Meaningful Ball contacts & Lots of Game Play
  • Skill – Open to intermediate/advanced athletes who have participated in a minimum of 1-2 recent seasons of club volleyball

14U-15U (2009-2008 born)

first contact and defence

This is an intermediate/advanced level training opportunity for athletes to learn and develop SPECIFIC SKILS necessary to be an elite passer and defender and a #DIGGINGDUCK #DUCKSPASSDIMESFIRST CONTACT dictates a team’s level of play and ultimately, success, training it is essential.  Great teams also play great defense, take this rare opportunity to add a new level to your DEFENSIVE TOOLBOX. Training will have a deeper advanced focus on: Serve + Serve Receive Mechanics | Defensive Toolbox | Ball Control | Digging Duck Mindset

*Athletes must have a minimum 1-2 seasons of indoor club experience to participate
*Athletes will be divided by skill and age levels to provide appropriate levels of training for each athlete

aTTACKING AND tRANSITION

This is an intermediate/advanced level training opportunity for attackers to learn and develop SPECIFIC SKILLS necessary to be an elite attacker and a #KILLERDUCKS. In order for teams to be successful at the highest levels, it is critical that attackers have the ability to attack with range, adapt to various situations, transition to attack from different areas of the court, and score using a COMPLETE ATTACKER TOOLBOX. Training will have a deeper advanced focus on: Arm Swing + Footwork Mechanics | Various Transition Movements | Attacking Toolbox | Killer Duck Mindset

*Athletes must have a minimum 1-2 seasons of indoor club experience to participate
*Athletes will be divided by skill and age levels to provide appropriate levels of training for each athlete

LIBERO / DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST | LIBERO LAB

This is an intermediate/advanced level training opportunity for liberos and defensive specialists to learn and develop SPECIFIC SKILLS necessary to be an elite backcourt player and a #DIGGING DUCK.  Training will focus on fundamental and advanced techniques required for SERVE RECEIVE, DEFENDING and SETTING SECOND BALL SITUATIONS. Learning how and what to read in the game will be a focal point.

*Athletes must have a minimum 1 season of indoor club experience to participate. This program is not an introduction to the libero and defensive specialist position. It is appropriate for athletes with playing experience who are currently playing this position and/or want to do so in the future.

SETTER CLINIC

This is an intermediate/advanced level training opportunity for setters to learn and develop SPECIFIC SKILLS necessary to be an elite setter. Training will focus on footwork, hands, technique, tactics and leadership. Learning how to consistently SET TO LOCATIONS with VARYING TEMPOS and making correct TACTICAL CHOICES of where to set in matches will be a focus.

*Athletes must have a minimum 1 season of indoor club experience AS a setter to participate – This program is not an introduction to setting. It is not appropriate for athletes who have not played as a setter before. 

Steps to complete prior to registration:

Fill out and save INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

Please fill out above form prior to registering and save to the device you will be registering from to save time

*PRO TIPS – if you are registering from your phone, you can save a screenshot of the filled out and signed form to your images and upload the photo during the reg process

*Dont have a printer? screenshot each page of the document – open the image on your iPhone and go to “edit” under edit, you can choose “markup” and sign the image manually – save to your phone and upload during registration

Please email info@ducksvolleyball.ca or use the chat function on our website with any questions

Questions? info@ducksvolleyball.ca

REGULAR REFUND POLICY

The Ducks’ policy is that no refunds will be given once programs have commenced. It is club policy that refunds will ONLY be given under specific extenuating circumstances. Return of the registration fee must be approved by the registrar and will be prorated if the sessions have already begun. Refunds are subject to:

  • a $40 cancellation fee
  • prorated amount, based on the amount of sessions elapsed
  • deduction of unrecoverable costs (ie. facility fees, affiliation fees, equipment, etc.)
  • refunds will not be given for sessions cancelled due to inclement weather or athlete missed sessions

 

If you have any questions, please email: info@ducksvolleyball.ca