Evolution is Iowa PowerPlex’s Non-Traveling/High-Training volleyball program for players in 5th-8th grade. This program is for all experience levels, but focuses on player development, skill building, team play, and fun. It starts in January and runs for 9 weeks, until the end of February. Practices take place twice a week, in a group format, by grade. This program is designed to get players ready for club by creating a space for them to improve and learn the game so they are ready to play school ball, club ball or prepare for a travel team.
Our goal is to provide a fun experience that develops an interest in the sport. This program is a good starting point for players who are interested in playing later in high school and on more advanced traveling club volleyball teams. This format will allow the players to be exposed to the same techniques and drills used by our Traveling Team staff, just as they would during our club season. In addition to practicing all of the essential skills and fundamentals, the players will benefit immensely from learning team offensive and defensive systems. Players will have one practice focused on game like situations and an additional night focused on learning appropriate skills.
There are no tryouts for this program and no prior experience is needed. All players are welcome and will be placed in the appropriate group by grade. A player can be added to this program at any time during the season. To sign up, click on the button below, fill in the electronic form, and then just show up at the next practice session for the appropriate grade level. T-shirts will be given to those signed up before Dec 1st. An email will be sent out with more information prior to the first practice. Players need to come in athletic attire, gym shoes, knee pads if they want but are not necessary, and water bottle. Balls and other training equipment will be provided.
At the end of the season we will have a mini tournament night where players can showcase their skills learned over the 9 weeks.
Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays for one hour each.
Mondays: Team night – skills incorporated into game play
Location: The U in Grimes
Time: 5-6 pm
Dates: January 6th – February 24th
(A tentative snow day will be added to March 2nd for a missed Monday)
Wednesdays: Player development – skill based training
Location: SportsPlex West Courts
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Dates: January 8th – February 26th
Last night is game night- parents are invited to attend and observe
(A tentative snow day of March 4th will be added for a missed Wednesday)
Mondays – The U in Grimes, 1350 SE Gateway, Grimes, IA 50111
Wednesdays – SportsPlex West Courts, 895 SE Olson Drive, Waukee, IA 50263
For any questions regarding this program please reach out to Pam Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org