DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DIRECTOR - ALYSA HEATH

COACH ALYSA HAS BEEN COACHING FOR 12 YEARS NOW AND HAS COACHED ATHLETES AT EVERY LEVEL FROM AGES 8-18 YEARS OLD. SHE HAS DEDICATED ALL OF HER TIME AND ENERGY INTO COACHING THIS SPORT BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THIS IS HER PURPOSE IN LIFE AND SHE WANTS TO GIVE BACK TO THE YOUTH.

COACH ALYSA HAS 20 YEARS OF PLAYING EXPERIENCE (CLUB, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND PRO) AND STILL PLAYS IN COMPETITIVE ADULT LEAGUES TODAY.

AT DENVER JUNIORS, IT'S IMPORTANT TO US THAT ATHLETES WHO ARE BEGINNERS AT VOLLEYBALL ARE PAIRED WITH COACHES THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST KNOWLEDGE OF AND EXPERIENCE WITH VOLLEYBALL. COACH ALYSA IS THAT COACH.

DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM FAQ'S

WHO IS THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM FOR?

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR FEMALE ATHLETES AGED 8-14 (NO OLDER THAN 8TH GRADE) AND MALE ATHLETES AGED 8-13 (NO OLDER THAN 7TH GRADE) WHO ARE BEGINNERS AT VOLLEYBALL AND ARE READY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPORT, WHO KNOW THE BASICS OF THE SPORT AND ARE READY TO BE CHALLENGED A LITTLE MORE, WHO MAY NOT HAVE THE TIME FOR GAMES ON WEEKENDS, AND/OR WHO AREN'T READY TO COMPETE YET. BOYS AND GIRLS WILL BE SEPARATED IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT PLAYERS ARE PUSHED TO THE LEVEL THEY NEED TO BE AND THAT EVERYONE IS COMFORTABLE.

WHAT IS THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM?

THIS PROGRAM TEACHES THE IMPORTANT SKILLS OF VOLLEYBALL (SERVING, PASSING, SETTING, HITTING, AND DIGGING) WHILE KEEPING THE SKILL LEVEL OF EACH ATHLETE IN MIND. IT IS IMPORTANT TO US THAT ATHLETES LEARN THE CORRECT WAY TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL (3 TOUCHES) IN ORDER TO TAKE THE GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WE ARE STRICTLY A PRACTICING PROGRAM, AKA THERE WILL BE NO GAMES/TOURNAMENTS AT ANY POINT. THERE WILL BE TIMES IN PRACTICE WHERE WE MAY COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER IN ORDER TO LEARN HOW THE GAME SHOULD BE PLAYED. ATHLETES WILL BE SEPARATED INTO GROUPS BASED ON EXPERIENCE/SKILL LEVEL

WHEN ARE PRACTICES HELD?

THE SCHEDULE IS CURRENTLY POSTED ON THE CALENDAR ON OUR HOMEPAGE. THERE WILL BE TWO PRACTICES (AN HOUR AND A HALF PER PRACTICE) PER WEEK: FRIDAY EVENING (SPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS) AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON ALL TOGETHER. 

WHERE ARE PRACTICES HELD?

PRACTICES ARE HELD AT COLORADO ACADEMY IN THE ATHLETIC CENTER.

WHY DO YOU DO THIS PROGRAM?

WE STARTED THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM BECAUSE WE WANTED ATHLETES TO LEARN TO LOVE THE SPORT AND GET A GRASP OF THE SKILLS WITHOUT THE COMMITMENT OR STRESS OF COMPETITION. VOLLEYBALL IS AN EXTREMELY PRECISE SPORT THAT RELIES ON SOMEONE TO MAKE A MISTAKE IN ORDER FOR SOMEONE TO WIN A POINT. BECAUSE OF THIS, VOLLEYBALL IS VERY MENTALLY CHALLENGING. WE WANT KIDS TO FEEL SAFE MAKING ERRORS BECAUSE MAKING ERRORS IS A PART OF OUR SPORT! THIS PROGRAM IS MEANT TO HELP TAKE PLAYERS TO THE NEXT COMPETITIVE LEVEL OF VOLLEYBALL AND IS A FEEDER PROGRAM INTO OUR CLUB PROGRAM.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST/ HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?

THE SEASON COSTS $1,000.00 AND RUNS FROM THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

YOUR CHILD WILL RECEIVE A DENVER JUNIORS T-SHIRT, BACKPACK, AND FIVE MONTHS OF COACHING FROM THE BEST COACHES IN OUR CLUB. 

HOW DO I SIGN MY CHILD UP/ IS THERE STILL SPACE FOR MY CHILD?

SIGNUPS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON. WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER SEASON THIS SUMMER, SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT SIGNUPS FOR THE SUMMER DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM!

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

IF YOU STILL AREN'T SURE IF THIS PROGRAM IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR CHILD, PLEASE REACH OUT TO COACH ALYSA. SHE WILL ASK QUESTIONS THAT HELP TO EVALUATE WHETHER THE PROGRAM IS A GOOD FIT OR NOT. HER CONTACT INFORMATION IS BELOW. 

 

CONTACT COACH ALYSA

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT COACH ALYSA

 EMAIL: ALYSA@DENVERJUNIORSVC.COM

PHONE (TEXT/CALL): 303-875-3246

*PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL IF YOUR CALL IS NOT ANSWERED*

*BEST TIME TO REACH HER IS BEFORE 2:00 PM OR AFTER 6:30 PM ON WEEKDAYS DUE TO HER MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL COACHING SCHEDULE, AND SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TILL 7:00 PM. NO SUNDAY CONTACT HOURS.