Junior Thunder

Junior Thunder

Junior Thunder: Program Overview

What: The Junior Thunder (JT) Program is a non-competitive volleyball training program for young girls and boys who have little or no playing experience. Coaches will teach fundamental skills, basic rules, and team concepts, through weekly practice and possible scrimmages, but no formal tournaments.  The JT Program was created to help prepare children for playing on a club or school team in the future and foster their enjoyment of the sport. There will be three courts dedicated to the JT Program with a minimum of two adult coaches per court. We will also have additional coaches from our travel teams that will be helping out each week as well as junior players from our 15u, 16u, & 18u teams.

Who: For girls and boys 8-12* years old.  Space is limited, so participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis; to sign up, see details below.  The JT Program will be run by NET coaches with the support of players as junior assistant coaches.

*USAV Age classifications – player date of birth must be between July 2011 – June 2015 to participate.

When and Where: The JT program will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7pm at the Impact Athletic Center (390 NY Route 146, Halfmoon, NY).

There will be 2 consecutive 10 week sessions.

Session #1 will go from December 7th 2023 to February 15, 2024 (with no practice on December 28th, 2023).

Session #2 will go from February 29th, 2024 to May 2nd, 2024 (with no practice on February 22nd, 2024.)

If a practice is canceled due to weather, we will do our best to make up the practice. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds.

Cost: $220 per session and includes a team t-shirt for each player. All players will also need to pay the Annual Facility Fee charged by the Impact Athletic Center (instructions will be provided prior to December 1st for session 1 and prior to February 5th for session 2 ).

Coaches: Head Coaches are Kennedy Litchfield (former NET Player), Liz Conroy (Siena College Volleyball alum and former club player & coach) & Katie Gordon (former club player and coach) with assistant coaches, April Newman, Jennifer Romer, MacKenzie Cook, and Jessica Diamond.

SIGN UP EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION 1 WILL BE OPEN
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2023 AT 12PM EST.

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION 2 WILL BE OPEN
JANUARY 15TH, 2024 AT 12PM EST.