At Austin Sports Center, we encourage kids to play sports and games through school and well into adulthood, and we have the programs to get your young athlete started at an early age. Our tiny athletes program teaches kids ages three to eight the basics of several sports, while they learn to turn any activity into a game. The athletes, sometimes alongside their parents, develop an appreciation of sports and games that will grow for years to come.
If your older daughter or son is ready to add another sport to their repertoire, he or she should consider playing volleyball. Indoor volleyball is currently the most popular team sport for high school girls, and sand volleyball is now the fastest growing NCAA sport. At Austin Junior Volleyball club, we have programs for girls and boys, both indoor and outdoor, that cater to every level. It’s the perfect place to get started in a new athletic adventure.
Our Athletic Development program offers a Level One: Learn To Play class where kids can develop fundamentals of the sport and be in a team training environment. They’ll then graduate to our Level 2 Train + Compete programs which expand on the fundamentals and include 30 minutes of speed, agility, and jump training. Finally, after completing our Level 3 Club Training program, athletes will be ready to join an Austin Juniors club volleyball team.
Austin Juniors has set the standard for volleyball in Central Texas. This summer, the club qualified ten teams for the Girls Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, four of which finished in the top ten. After nationals, the club sent a group of athletes to Europe to compete with teams from all over the region. Two of our members trained with USA Volleyball squads. In addition, earlier this fall, 32 of our 2016 graduates headed to college to continue their volleyball careers.
Our mission is to train youth to optimize their athletic potential and develop life skills through volleyball. As we kick off our 32nd club season this month, we hope you’ll join us in creating the next generation of champions.
Article by Rachel Corbelli, photos by Sharon Ellman/Ellman Photography