The history of Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes started eight years ago in 2010, when I brought my unique volleyball circuit training class to Stupak Community Center located behind the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After having tested the formula on the east side of town at Harney Middle School, Las Vegas High School and then the Hollywood Recreation Center located at the base of Sunrise mountain, it was time to find a more central location.
I approached Kenny Beckham with the "new" concept and we brainstormed on how this formula could become a City of Las Vegas program.
Along with "Coach D" Dermot Thomas and Coach Rick McNelis and his daughter Rochelle, the Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Class on Saturday mornings quickly became a weekly "must attend" event.
A circuit training volleyball class with a strength and conditioning component, the Volleyball Voice Boot Camp class was the first of its kind in Vegas. and
Saturday morning and midmorning classes regularly reached max capacity, which often forced us to turn latecomers away.
Based on personal experience, I insisted that strength and conditioning be an important and necessary element to the Boot Camp classes.
Conditioning is how to grow and develop faster, stronger players who jump higher than their opponents.
Strength training insures
Best of all strength and conditioning is a great equalizer for smaller players playing a big girl's game.
As player's get older, they realize that volleyball becomes a big girl's game.
With conditioning and weight training, short girls can develop muscles that allow them to out jump tall girls.
They also can develop speed to out run slower, taller teammates.
Conditioning and strength training, flexibility and balance work, these elements were all components of our Boot Camp classes and were included to contribute to the development of a complete elite athlete.
Were we successful?
Each year, we increased the number of incoming freshmen who made their Las Vegas varsity high school team.
We kept developing 8th graders who were stronger physically, emotionally and technically skilled enough to beat out the older high school returning players for a spot on their varsity team.
Many of them earning starting positions immediately.
Triple A's" Alli, Alivia and Anu regular Boot Camp class members and semi private clients working out.
Every Saturday, after the 9am Boot Camp class we hosted the Breakfast Club, from 10:30 to noon, an invitation only advanced volleyball training clinic just for varsity and USA Volleyball High Performance level players.
On Saturday, November 18 we hosted our last Saturday morning Volleyball Voice Boot Camp class and Breakfast Club at Stupak.
The new Breakfast club is alive on well. ONLY for varsity level and USA Volleyball High Performance level players, this NO WALK-in class is on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6.
New players MUST contact Coach April before attending. Call 702-439-3064.
Very very advanced, high pressured training is modeled after the USA National team and High Performance team training.
No Walk-ins allowed.
For more information go to Vegas Instruction to learn more.
About Breakfast Club 60
Elite training for very advanced hard working players who INTEND to play volleyball in college.
Exclusive opportunity to train with teammates/friends with similar high goals and are ready to push YOU and themselves to improve.
Not for the curious, weak hearted or distracted player, we do more in 60 minutes than most clubs and teams do in three hours.
If you’ve never attended a Breakfast Club class contact Coach April BEFORE registering.
About Brunch Club 60
Perfect for regular Boot Camp class players and players who've ALREADY played on a City of Las Vegas/NYS Elite local league team and who're interested in more advanced training and/or trying out for the Volleycats Elite 14s/15s/ local team competing in June/July/August.
Ten (10) - intensive 60-minute sessions of semi-private (small groups of six) volleyball practices
Sessions are a specially designed mix of skills conducted by Coach April within the one hour session