To get better at volleyball, you can eat healthy, you can workout, and you can read and research and learn everything you can about the game, but at the end of the day, the #1 way to get better at volleyball is to PLAY VOLLEYBALL. To help our players (and players from surrounding clubs), we've compiled a number of different opportunities to get out and play. We hope that some of these prove helpful!
Potomac Elite May Clinics: This clinic is for anyone ages 13-15. Thursday 5/10, 5/17/ 5/24 from 6:00-7:00. This clinic will be followed by an open gym (7:00-8:30) for anyone interested in staying after to play. This clinic is free, and open to any player 13-15. No registration is necessary for these clinics.
Potomac Elite Pop-Up Clinics: We are still working on securing other court spaces during the summer to host clinics, with the hope of securing gym space every other Sunday morning. Please keep an eye on our website for dates and locations. We will also notify everyone by email as we secure these dates and locations.
Potomac Elite Private Lessons: Coach Alyssa Eshleman (the 16U coach at PEVBC) will be available to coordinate and run private lessons throughout the summer. Please contact her directly if you are looking for some individual or small group lessons (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Shepherd University Summer VB Camps: SU Volleyball is hosting three camps this summer: Day Camp (ages 9-12), High Intensity Camp (ages 12-15), and Next-up Camp (ages 15-18). Many of our Potomac Elite coaches will be present and helping to run these camps along with the coaching staff at Shepherd University. The High Intensity and Next-up Camps are both overnight camps. The High Intensity camp has limited slots left - so act quickly if you wish to register. (http://www.totalcamps.com/SHEPHERDGIRLSVOLLEYBALLCAMPS)
Best of the West Clinic: This clinic is for current 7th and 8th grade boys and girls of all skill levels (beginner to advanced). It is mainly run by the Coaching staff at Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove High School along with some of their older players and supported by WLVBC coaches as needed. (Registration through www.WLVBC.org)
Middleburg Summer Camp: It is for girls and boys that have played club vball or High School vball before. It is not a beginner program. It is run by the assistant coach for George Mason's men's volleyball, Joe Norton. It is a day camp held at Foxcroft in Middleburg. (Registration through www.WLVBC.org)
Western Loudoun Sand/Grass: This is a 7 week program held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Franklin Park (right next to the pool). There are 2 sand courts and 3 grass courts. We create a schedule and rotate teams around so they experience sand and grass. On Tuesday's we run drills and on Thursday's we run games. Players need to find their own partner. Players register individually but they do need to list their partner. We tell everyone they can attend even if their partner can't because there always seems to be someone that needs a partner on any given night. It is low cost, casual but lots of fun. Income for this goes back to the club toward next season's costs and toward purchasing replacement equipment as needed. (Registration through www.WLVBC.org)
Additional Sand/Grass Opportunities: On the CHRVA website, you can find tons of outdoor camps, leagues, clinics, etc. throughout the region. Utilize these opportunities, if you're interested in learning more about doubles! (https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0147/7734/2018_CHRVA_Outdoor_Camps_and_Clinics_V1.pdf)
High School Tryout Prep Clinic: This program is geared for anyone that is getting ready to tryout for girls High School volleyball. It is 4 Sundays in July. Strongly encourages for especially rising 9th graders or those that have not tried out before, as well as for anyone that just wants to dust off the rust from the summer and get ready for tryouts. It is run by Coach Joanne Todd (Freshman coach at Valley) and other coaches from the high schools and clubs as needed. It is 4 Sundays but if people know they have vacation, they can sign up and pay for just 1, 2, 3, or all 4 Sundays. The last day of this clinic is Sunday, July 29. (Registration through www.WLVBC.org)