The 2020 SSS Program has Filled up! Thank you all. We will be communicating those registered as it gets closer to the start of the program in January. We can't wait!!!
Head SSS Director Joanne Dekker - Joanne played and captained her team at Catholic University in Washington, DC , has been a WLVBC Club Coach for different age groups (including U14 currently), and is the long time Director of WLVBC’s popular Saturday Skills and Scrimmages program. 2020 is the 12th year of the SSS program and sells out every year. She has assisted with WLVBC's Sand and Grass program and clinics. Coach Dekker has coached all levels for Loudoun Youth Volleyball out of Blue Ridge Middle School. She is IMPACT and SafeSport trained.
Coach Matt McFadden - Matt started his volleyball days on the sand courts of California in 1991 being trained by an AVP Pro Beach Volleyball player. Throughout college, where there was no men’s team, he regularly played 3 hours a day of volleyball with fellow die-hard players being coached by the university’s volleyball coach. Matt continued for the next ten years playing numerous sand and grass tournaments while training with indoor club and college teams as a middle blocker. Matt was recruited by the locally renowned Machine Volleyball team in 2001 and served as their middle blocker for 3 years as their team won multiple league tournaments. Matt became a dad soon after as he continued playing in various leagues. Matt continues his more recent volleyball days coaching. In addition to coaching with WLVBC, he serves as a coach with Loudoun Youth Volleyball and Special Olympics volleyball. Matt is Safe Sport trained.
"SSS" stands for "Saturday Skills and Scrimmages". This program is open to boys and girls (ages 9-17) and includes 10, 2-hour training sessions held on Saturday's beginning in January.
The program cost will be $175 for the full 10 weeks (20 hours of training). The cost covers facility rentals, equipment needs and t-shirt's for all participants.
SSS is split into two age brackets: 7th grade and above (9:00am - 11:00am) and 6th grade and below (11:00am - 1:00pm). Each have a 2 hour time slot usually in the morning. This program is run out of Patrick Henry College gym facility in Purcellville, VA.
2020 Program Dates
Each session will include structured drills to develop fundamental volleyball skills, as well as scrimmaging opportunities for developing team skills and experience. It’s a great way for a new player to develop skills, and for more experienced players to stay on the court and advance their skills. The final week, we bring in clubs that have similar programs and do a multi-group scrimmage. Super fun way to end the program!
WLVBC SSS reserves 24 slots for the 7th Grade and above group, and 24 slots for the 6th Grade and below group. These sessions sell out quickly and are on a first-come, first-served basis.