Ultimate Warriors Volleyball Academy
The Ultimate Warriors Volleyball Academy is a year-round program that offers everything from a basic foundation of volleyball to specialization training in all positions.
The academy is based off international training techniques and strategies for youth volleyball in addition to Division I coaching philosophies.
In our volleyball program, girls and boys enjoy opportunities to become better athletes. Those opportunities include skills clinics, summer camps, group private lessons and fun competition days.
The main goal of the academy is mastery. Ultimate Warrior Volleyball coaches create a fun learning environment where students are challenged both physically and mentally. We understand that a solid foundation is crucial for development and eventual mastery. All our staff are trained on using the same verbiage to ensure continuity throughout all levels of our program. We strive to produce top-performing athletes who are self confident and competitive both on and off the court.
UWVA Classes and Lessons
Registration is open for skills training in January and February.
We are able to develop both experienced athletes and those who are new to the sport by assisting in proper placement of athletes.
Saturday’s classes: Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 29. Cost $190. Times vary depending on grade.
- Jr. Volley Warriors, 6th-8th grade. Jr. Volley Warriors will master that elusive overhand serve and learn position specific rotations. These skills will help each child achieve his/her maximum potential in both club and school environments. 8-9:15 a.m.
- Volley Warriors (experienced players only), 9th-12th grade. Volley Warriors will obtain advanced skills training in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment. Players will work on skills such as tandem offense training for both attackers and defenders. 9:30-10:45 a.m.
- Little Volley Warriors, 3rd-5th grade. Little Volley Warriors will learn the fundamentals of volleyball through creative drills. Kids will increase foot speed, develop hand-eye coordination and learn the basics of volleyball. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Mini Volley Warriors, K-2nd grade. Mini Volley Warriors will get a great introduction to the sport through lowered nets and extremely light balls. They will learn proper techniques for approach footwork, passing platform, and arm swing all while increasing agility and motor function. 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Group Private Lessons
Available upon request – minimum of 4 players maximum of 8.
Cost is $45 per child
About Maggie Smith
Ultimate Warriors Volleyball Director Maggie Smith brings nearly 20 years of experience of coaching and playing to the Community School for Sports. A Chicago suburb native, Maggie was a three-year varsity player at Stevenson High School and to this day remains the winningest player in the past 20 years with a record of 98-19 during her three years on varsity. Maggie was named all-conference as a senior, all-conference honorable mention as a junior and selected as MVP at multiple tournaments during her high school career.
After high school, Maggie was offered a full-scholarship to play at Division 1 North Carolina State University in the ACC as a middle blocker. She was a four-year starter for NC State. Maggie can be found in NC State's record books 3 times: fourth for Career Blocks at 415, fifth for Career hitting percentage at .296, and second for total blocks in a single season at 164. That blocking total landed her in the Top 20 in the entire country in 2011.
Maggie won several awards during her collegiate career: Multiple All Tournament Selections, ACC Player of the Week, First Team All ACC, Team and Coach elected MVP, and the 2011 Female Athlete of the Year for NC State University.