TopTen Volleyball Club Philosophy
SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO TRAINING
When athletes are young, it is easy for players and parents to get caught up in trying to find the best team to play on or the best players to play with. We feel this is a big mistake and is the downfall of many young volleyball athletes. In the search to play on the best team, players and parents often overlook the most important element of long term growth in the sport of volleyball which is the training and development of individual skills.
At Top Ten VBC, our focus for young players is individual skills and team development. We feel that young players should be concerned about playing less and training more. Also, being on a winning team in junior high has little or no relevance to being a successful high school or collegiate athlete. College coaches recruit elite players with elite skills, not elite teams.
Research shows us that young athletes learn easier than older athletes and that individual skills are much easier to teach when young, rather than trying to break bad habits when players are older.
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS!
People only become great at things they do over and over again. This concept is universal whether it is athletics, the arts or other areas of interest. Behind every champion lies thousands of hours of practice and hundreds of thousands of repetitions. We want to make sure that those repetitions are done correctly. Incorrect form and mediocrity are also habits.
IF GREATNESS WERE EASY TO ATTAIN, THEN EVERYONE WOULD DO IT.