Gator Developmental League

Willowbrook Gator Developmental League 2016-2017

Willowbrook Developmental League is for girls in 3rd through 6th grades. We will also have a team for K-2nd! This program is geared toward all skill levels within the K-6th grade age groups. It is a great starting point for our nationally recognized Asics Willowbrook Junior Volleyball Club program.

 

We are proud to introduce our Developmental Director, Mona Chalmers! Mona is a retired physical education teacher who has coached club volleyball for 19 years. While a school coach, Mona's teams earned 31 district championships in sports. In club volleyball, Mona has coached 11-15 year olds, been an Age Group Director, Director of Developmental Programs, Summer Camp Director, and private lessons coach. She has qualified her club teams for Junior Nationals 7 of the last 10 years, and has brought home a silver and bronze medal! Mona has a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Hawaii, where she played basketball on a scholarship. The Willowbrook family is SO excited to have Mona join our staff!

For Questions please email Lizzi Reed.

 

Cost and Payments:

 

2016-2017 Fee:

$625 for Session One

$600 for Session Two

$1025 if you preregister for BOTH Sessions by DECEMBER 1st***

***If you decide to participate in Session 2 AFTER Session 1 has already started, discount does NOT apply

 

Session 1 Payments:

$325 initial (one-time) sign-up fee, which you pay online.

Two additional payments:

$150 due on January 15

$150 due on February 15

 

Session 2 Payments:

$300 initial (one-time) sign-up fee, which you pay online.

Two additional payments:

$150 due on April 15

$150 due on May 15

 

Session 1 & 2 Both Payments:

$325 initial (one-time) sign-up fee, which you pay online.

Five additional payments of:

$150 due on January 15

$150 due on February 15

$150 due on March 15

$150 due on April 15

$100 due on May 15

You save $200!

 

Register Online Here!

 

Dates

Session 1 (Dec-Mar): OPEN

Session 2 (Mar-May): OPEN

Sessions 1 & 2 (Dec-May): OPEN

 

This league is open registration (no tryout) and girls will be placed on teams after the first day based on age and skill. If you have friends you would like to be with, we will make sure that you get placed with them.

 

PRACTICES are once a week on Sundays from 5:00-7:00pm

Due to holidays and scheduled club tournaments, some practices will be on Friday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm.

There will be 2-3 TOURNAMENTS per session.

Tournaments are held on Saturday or Sundays and include teams from other clubs.

 

You will receive a full practice schedule on the first night of each Session.

The FULL Calander for ALL Gators Practices and Tournament WILL BE listed on the Calander Tab of the website.

(GOOGLE CALENDAR IS NOT UPDATED YET.)

 

FULL CALENDAR - INCLUDING TOURNAMENTS:

SESSION ONE

Sunday, December 4, 5-7pm

Sunday, December 11, 5-7pm

Sunday, December 18, 5-7pm

Sunday, January 8, 5-7pm

Sunday, January 15, 5-7pm

TOURNAMENT - Sunday, January 22 @ Texas Tornados Training Facility (Roughly 8am-2pm)

Sunday, January 29, 5-7pm

Friday, February 3, 6-8pm

Friday, February 10, 6-8pm

TOURNAMENT - Sunday, February 12 @ Willowbrook Sports Complex (Roughly 8am-2pm)

Sunday, February 19, 5-7pm

Sunday, February 26, 5-7pm

TOURNAMENT - Sunday, March 5 @ Texas Tornados Training Facility (Roughly 8am-2pm)

 

SESSION TWO

Sunday, March 26, 5-7pm

Sunday, April 2, 5-7pm

Sunday, April 9, 5-7pm

Friday, April 21, 6-8pm

TOURNAMENT - Sunday, April 23 @ Willowbrook Sports Complex (Roughly 8am-2pm)

Sunday, April 30, 5-7pm

Friday, May 5, 6-8pm

Sunday, May 7, 5-7pm

Friday, May 19, 6-8pm

TOURNAMENT - Saturday, May 20 @ Willowbrook Sports Complex (Roughly 8am-2pm)

 

Our Goal

Developing the younger athlete and allowing them to mature into excellent volleyball players is the goal of our Asics Willowbrook. Asics Willowbrook is a true training facility that stresses consistent teaching of technique and strategy across all teams and age groups. We train each athlete the same way from the age of 10 to 18. Each year in our program, she will advance her skills by learning more advanced techniques that build on what she has already learned.

Being an Asics Willowbrook player is more than just being part of a volleyball team: it’s being part of an elite group of girls, all ages, that have the same goals! Each girl will form bonds with other players, find positive mentors, meet her next best friend, and above all, HAVE FUN! She will learn good fundamental skills, and at the same time she will find out what self-discipline, confidence and leadership is all about! And if she works hard and stays with the program, she can excel at the sport of volleyball.


What makes this Developmental League different from other volleyball programs, such as YMCA or a local sports association?

While those programs can be fun, they also have their flaws. Many times the coaching is inadequate, and there is no consistent training methodology. Without good coaching, you will find that each successive year brings more poor skills and bad habits that must be torn down, so that proper skills can be learned in their place. Plus, there are many programs out there that have no capital investment other than a few dozen volleyballs.

Do you want a band-aid for your daugher’s current volleyball techniques? Or do you want to start her on the right track, learning the correct fundamental techniques from the start that will allow her to play at a high skill level?

Our idea is simple -- Each year, we will build consistent skills in young athletes by ensuring that every one of our coaches teaches "the Willowbrook Way" under the direction of our Training Directors.

 

*There are no refunds once the program has begun. You may use your fee for another camp or program at WSC.