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.
Health and Safety Update
The safety of our athletes and coaches is our top priority.
- Face Coverings: Masks are mandatory for all! All students will wear masks anywhere where physical distancing will be a challenge. Masks must cover nose, mouth and chin. Non-examples of appropriate masks for players and coaches include respirator-style masks, masks with words or controversial images or gaiter-style mask. While outdoors, students and coaches have the option to remove their mask temporarily when social distancing is possible.
- Hygiene Protocols: Students and coaches must wash and/or sanitize hands upon arrival and after practice. Students must bring their own water bottle (s) and keep their personal belongings six feet apart during our practices. Any equipment used during training will be disinfected before and after each class. Whenever it is possible, students will have their own ball or equipment throughout their practice. It is recommended to shower immediately upon arriving home.
- Arrival and Dismissal: Corbett Prep students will be picked up from their dismissal locations by coaches. Community students will need to report to their gyms or outdoor spaces and their temperatures will be taken as soon as they see his/her coach. If temperatures are higher than 100.4℉ or higher the player needs to go home.
- Dismissal Locations: UWVA will be dismissed at Gatlin Hall.
UWVA Classes and Lessons
We are able to develop both experienced athletes and those who are new to the sport by assisting in proper placement of athletes.
This fall, our volleyball academy is open to grades 3-5.
Registration is Open
Download the Fall 2020 brochure for details on upcoming sports.
Families who are from outside of Corbett Prep will need to create an account online on our new registration software. Click below to create an account and begin the sign-up process.
Corbett Prep families will sign up for CSS through their 2020-21 Parent Portal.
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.