Club Prep & Developmental Volleyball
Developmental & Club Prep Information for Summer 2021 Season
TAV Houston Volleyball is all about FUN! Our Developmental Program introduces kids ages 5-14 to the amazing sport of volleyball. Using a variety of fundamental athletic development, skill development, games, and strategy, kids learn everything they need to begin their volleyball journey. Whether your goal is to tryout for your Jr High, High School, or club team, or just to find a fun activity, TAV Developmental is your one-stop shop. There are 3 different levels of the Developmental Program: Juniors, ages 5-7, Developmental ages 8-12, and Club Prep ages 8-14. There will be 4 sessions per year approximately 8 to 10 weeks in length. Don’t worry if a session has already begun, you can join anytime!
DEVELOPMENTAL JUNIORS (WHERE IT STARTS!)
This is the first step in the TAV Developmental Program. These sessions are designed for kids 5-7 years old with little to no previous volleyball experience. The Juniors will meet 1 day per week for 1 hour. Each session is built on encouraging a love for the game of volleyball in a fun, fast-paced learning environment. The focus is on individual skill development as well as fundamental athletic movements necessary for success on and off the volleyball court. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. Players should provide their own athletic shorts, knee pads, and athletic shoes. The Juniors will be evaluated upon request to move to the Developmental Program.
TAV HOUSTON DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM
This is the 2nd step in our TAV Developmental Program for kids that have completed at least 2 sessions of Developmental Juniors, or the 1st step for volleyball beginners ages 8 to 12. The developmental sessions are skill intensive training sessions designed to give each participant the skills necessary to be successful once placed in a team environment. Players will be instructed on passing, serve receive, serving, and setting. While the focus is on individual development, the kids will play in at least one tournament each session. (With the exception of the Summer session) Players will meet 2 times per week and all participants will receive a t-shirt.
Note: All players 13 and above MUST register for Club Prep.
TAV Houston Fall Club Prep Programs
This program has been created for kids 8 - 14. Typically, the athletes that fall into this category are the players with 1 - 5 developmental volleyball sessions, or 1 - 2 sessions of Club Prep. Training will consist of 1 and a half hours of positional training each session and an additional half hour of team play. We may add tournaments as the current Covid governmental restrictions allow. Currently tournaments are not included in the cost but may be added at a nominal fee.
It is important for players/parents to understand the volleyball “league age”. An easy rule of thumb to determine your player’s league age is to take their age as of July 1st of 2020 and ADD 1 YEAR. So, a player who is only 10 today is most likely league age 11 already.