2020 College Coaches Camp Highlights

Our 2020 College Coaches Camp was a HUGE success. Featuring Lead Instruction from Ryan Theis (Marquette), Dennis Hohenshelt (Penn State) and Matt Ginipro (App State)- in addition to Maggie Couture and Jordan Armstrong (Jacksonville University) and Jordana Price (Florida State) as court coaches along with our Skyline coaches- the camp was an incredible 3-day event.

This year, NCAA Dead Period rules prohibited DI coaches to work with any prospect that will be entering high school and some conferences went even further in restricting their coaches from doing any camps this summer whatsoever. Be on the lookout for more college coach camps and clinics for ALL AGES in the future, as we are very excited to use our college background to bring high level coaches and training to the Jacksonville volleyball community.

Special THANK YOU to Dennis Hohenshelt from Penn State for initiating the idea!

Youth College Coaches Camp

This is the youth camp event of the summer in Jax! If you can attend only one, this is it. There is no other club that can offer this type of access to high-level college coaches. Open to ALL athletes- whether you play for Skyline or not. Registration for non-Skyline members begins on Monday, June 8th.

Unfortunately, due to NCAA Dead Period regulations for the summer of 2020, we are only able to offer this to those athletes entering 8th grade or younger. Starting next summer, these will open up to everyone and we’ll have more huge names!!

Dates:                      June 29,  June 30, July 1
Days:                        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Total Sessions:   Six 2 1/4-hour sessions over 3 days
Coaches:                Ryan Theis- Head Coach, Marquette
|                                    Dennis Hohenshelt- Asst Coach, Penn State
|                                    Matt Ginipro- Head Coach, Appalachian State
Location:                Jax Ice & Sportsplex (3605 Phillips Hwy)
Times:                      10:00am-12:15pm | 12:45pm-3:00pm
Cost:                         Skyline Members: $200; Non-Skyline: $250
Format:                   Each coach will have one day (two sessions) to
|                                    themselves. There will be a general Q&A period
|                                    each day to learn more about college volleyball.
Register Here:    EventScheduler

Summer Training is Here!!

As summer begins and gyms have opened back up, we are excited to offer our summer training series of Clinics, Camps and Small Group Lessons. Starting back up this week are our ever-popular Skills Clinics. Choose from Youth General Skills, Attacking, Serve Receive, Serving, Defense or Setter Training from our Setter U program. Also, keep an eye out for our 2-day camps that will be offered soon!

Come train with the staff with the most high-level college experience in the Region!

Click HERE to view and sign up for our available programming.

Jax Skyline Setter Challenge

Last week, we saw a video on Twitter of a player out of Kansas who has been doing a lot of different challenges on her account. We were very impressed, so we challenged our setters to see how many consecutive sets they could do with two volleyball. Her record was 81 (click here to see it).

We got this yesterday and congratulations to Amelia Thieman from our 16 Royal on getting 99! Can anyone beat her???

Sunshine Classic- 14 Royal

In light of the current hiatus from practices and competitions, we’re going to feature highlight some of our teams from the Sunshine Classic National Qualifier recently. No one celebrates or has quite as much as our 14 Royal team. Tons of talent and energy.

Despite winning their Day 1 pool by going undefeated and then ending up in a 3-way tie for 1st on Day 2, the new tie-breaking procedures unfortunately sent 14 Royal to the Bronze bracket, where they were one win away from a championship.

This is a club-best finish at a qualifier and we look forward to more team and club success as Jax Skyline continues to grow!

Jax Skyline Dominates Tallahassee

What a weekend in Tallahassee for our teams at the Capital City Classic hosted by ProStyle Volleyball Club! Both 12 Royal and 16 Royal finished in 1st place in the Gold Division, while 13 Royal, 14 Royal and 15 Royal placed 2nd in the Gold Division.

Our athletes are improving at a great rate and it isn’t a surprise that when you focus on fundamental skill and doing it the right way, success follows. Keep up the good work.

Now we’re off to Orlando for the Sunshine National Qualifier this weekend. Good luck, teams!

Not Your Standard Warmup

We like to say that you haven’t seen a warmup until you’ve seen a Coach Steph warmup! This isn’t your circle stretch and run around the court a couple times. Our dynamic warmup keeps our athletes always moving, but also includes elements of speed and strength training that is such an important part of the development of young athletes. And if you’re lucky…you get a day when you’re competing!!

Skyline Teams Compete in First Tournament

Our travel teams competed in their first tournaments this past weekend. At Jacksonville Skyline, we dedicate the majority of our training time in the first couple months of the club season to fundamental skill work- with just a small touch of offensive and defensive systems.

Our primary focus and goal of the club is to get each of our athletes as technically sound as possible so that their skills can translate to wherever they are playing in the following season: be it middle school or high school. With this focus, we do our best to ensure that our athletes are prepared to play in ANY system and as they continue through the program, this will be essential for those with goals of playing in college.

That being said, we did see some great team performances this past weekend.

  • Both our 12 Royal and 14 Black teams finished 2nd in Gold in their tournaments at PVA down in Lake Helen
  • At the local Jax Jam Regional Ranking Tournament, we saw 3rd place Gold Bracket finishes from both 14 Royal and 16 Royal, while 15 Royal finished 5th in Gold

It was a great weekend and we look forward to playing in two weekends In Tallahassee!

January Core Training

At Jacksonville Skyline, we take great pride in offering more than elite-level volleyball training to our athletes. Our Core Training program focuses on speed, agility, quickness, vertical jump, explosion and conditioning. These are some of the best days with our athletes. We get to watch them gain confidence, compete and bond with each other.