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Duration & Schedule

Our 13s & 14s teams have at least two hours of practice, two times per week.
Our 15s & 16s teams have at least two and a half hours of practice, two times per week.

Strength & Conditioning is included in every practice for at least 20 minutes. This training is provided by Jim Inglis Fitness, and is run either by Jim Inglis or the coaches.

Practices will occur on a combination of Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. Occasionally, practices will have to occur on Fridays as the schedule dictates.
Possible Time Slots: 6:00-8:00pm, 6:30-8:30pm, 6:30-9:00pm, or 7:00-9:00pm
We typically provide the younger age groups with early time slots and the older age groups with the later slots see the information below.
 

Locations

  • Burnsville/Savage Jr. High’s

  • Competition Volleyball equipped Elementary Schools

  • Other facilities in the metro area (during periods when schools are closed)

Extras

We have the gym space and time to provide private lessons to players before or after practices at no additional charge to you! If your player is interested in pursuing extra time and lessons, please contact your coaches to set up a time.

We will also hold Positional Practices & Guest Coach Practices throughout the season to provide improved coaching to all players.

Practice/Training Schedule Changes

We try to make sure that practices are scheduled on a consistent basis.  That said, since we are using schools to practice in, we have to schedule around other sports also using the facilities as well as school events. As a result, times and dates for scheduled practices may occasionally change last minute.  Should that be the case, you will be notified of the change by your coach and/or our website. 

Attendance Policy

Absences should be reported at least 5 hours before the start of practice, ideally with more than 24 hours notice.
  • Any unexcused absences will result in loss of playing time at the discretion of the coaches.
  • 3 tardies will result in loss of playing time at the discretion of the coaches.

Required Equipment

All players are required to have gym/volleyball exclusive shoes that are NOT worn outside and volleyball appropriate clothing. It is recommended that players wear knee pads.
In order to prevent ankle sprains, the most common injury in volleyball players, it is HIGHLY recommended that they wear ankle braces. Studies have found that ankle braces are effective in preventing initial ankle sprains & can be helpful in preventing reoccuring sprains. The most effective braces are ones that protect the lateral & medial ankle as the side of the ankle is the most common location for injury. Two ankle braces that protect the lateral ankle is Active Ankle T2 Brace (https://www.activeankle.com/products/rigid-ankle-braces/active-ankle-t2.html) or the Ultra Zoom Brace (https://www.ultraankle.com/product/ultra-zoom/)