Junior Thunder: Program Overview
Pre-registration for the Junior Thunder program is now full, but we will maintain a waiting list for anyone interested in participating in case we have any no-shows. To be placed on the waiting list, please send the information requested at the bottom of this page.
What: The Junior Thunder (JT) Program is a non-competitive volleyball training program for young girls who have little or no playing experience. Coaches will teach fundamental skills, basic rules, and team concepts, through weekly practices and possible scrimmages, but no formal tournaments. The Junior Thunder Program was created to help prepare girls for playing on a club or school team in the future and foster their enjoyment of the sport.
There will be two sessions this year: the first session (6 Sundays, from January 6 to February 10, 2019) will be basic skills instruction for all who sign up, and the second session (6 Sundays, from February 24 to March 31, 2019) will be for players in the first session who seem most ready for more advanced team play.
Who: For girls 8-12 years old (or up to 7th grade) from any school in the Capital District. Space is limited, so participation in the first session will be on a first-come, first-serve basis; to sign up, see details below. The JT Program will be run by NET coaches. Parents of JTs who have playing or coaching experience are encouraged to volunteer to help out. Players who try out for our Under 13s team, but are not selected, are encouraged to sign up for JTs!
When and Where: The Junior Thunder program will be held on Sunday late mornings or early afternoons at Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls. Exact practice times are still to be determined.
Approximate Cost: First session: $100 (includes a NET t-shirt); second session $100
For More Information or to Pre-Register: Attend the club information meeting on September 23rd (details on home page) and/or send an e-mail to Bryan Swift (bryan.L.firstname.lastname@example.org) with the player’s name, date of birth, school and grade, parent or guardian contact info (preferred phone and e-mail), adult shirt size, and indicate any volleyball playing experience. Also, if either parent has experience playing competitive volleyball and might be willing to assist, please let us know. We will be back in touch by early December with more details about the program.