Practices will be held at the Bloomington National Guard Armory, not at the Illini Elite Training Facility. The Winter Program is open to 5th - 8th grade players. All new players are welcome! It is not required to have played at Illini Elite before. Inexperienced or brand new 5th graders to volleyball should consider signing up for Mini-Volleyball instead. Practices will be heavily skill based to give all players a solid foundation of the fundamental volleyball skills to prepare them for the spring season. We'll cover all skills such as serving, passing, attacking, setting, and more. Practice starts Tuesday, January 9th from 6:30-8:30. Directions to the Bloomington National Guard Armory can be found HERE. The winter program will run for 8 consecutive weeks, finishing on Tuesday, February 27th.
2018 Winter Youth Program Flyer Registration
Winter Mini-Volleyball & VolleyTots
Sessions will be held at the Bloomington National Guard Armory, not at the Illini Elite Training Facility. Mini-Volleyball is volleyball played with adjustments for the young player. It is played on a smaller court, lower net, lighter ball and with rule modifications to introduce the young player to volleyball. Mini-Volleyball and VolleyTots are programs that emphasize motor learning through various volleyball-like skills. The young players (VolleyTots) will focus on motor development/learning, movement, skill development, volleyball-like games and lots of fun! The older players (Mini-Volleyball) will focus on motor development, basic volleyball skill foundations, 3 contact play development, a little competition and more! Experienced 5th Graders may want to look into the Winter Youth Program. Directions to the Bloomington National Guard Armory can be found HERE.
Loads of fun and learning! Bring a friend!
Session 1: January 9th - January 30th (4 Weeks)
Session 2: February 6th - February 27th (4 Weeks)
Location: Bloomington National Guard Armory
2018 Winter MiniVolleyball Flyer Registration